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UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 21, 2020

1 killed in shooting at senior complex in Caldwell, Idaho

Idaho police say one person was killed and three were injured in a shooting at an apartment complex for senior citizens in a Boise suburb and that the suspect also …


Death row inmate Gerald Pizzuto’s appeals nearing legal end

One of Idaho’s death row inmates is nearing the end of his legal appeals, and that could prompt prison officials to prepare for his execution before the end of the …


Case of 2 missing kids grows to include deaths, cult rumors

Confusion is growing around a series of mysterious deaths and the disappearances of a 7-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl that tie back to a couple who have since vanished themselves


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 7, 2020

U.S. sends more firefighters to help battle Australia blazes

The U.S. is planning to send at least 100 more firefighters to Australia to join 159 already there battling blazes that have killed 25 people and destroyed 2,000 homes.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 31, 2019

Headless torso found in Idaho cave identified as bootlegger

The headless torso that was found in a remote Idaho cave 40 years ago has finally been identified as belonging to an outlaw who killed his wife with an ax …



Idaho Fish and Game wants new hunters. So it created a video game to help them learn

Crouched down in the forest, knife in hand, Brennon Leman starts to skin the bull elk lying dead on the ground. He draws his blade across the animal’s belly, over …


Idaho’s City of Rocks chief temporarily bans highlining

The park superintendent for two popular Idaho outdoor destinations near Almo issued a temporary ban Wednesday on highlining activity after seeing two different parties engaging in the sport.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019

Boise-area resident first woman to reach the highest point in each of Idaho’s 44 counties

Terri Rowe can’t quite remember what was written on the Wolf Fang Peak register that first sparked her interest in highpointing, but nine years and more than 140 summits later, …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019

Idaho Fish and Game commission requests nonresident hunter cap, fee increase

In an effort to address complaints of overcrowding, the Idaho Fish and Game Commission hopes to cap the number of nonresident hunter tags sold. They are also looking at increasing …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 30, 2019

‘Curing Spokane’ advocates selling STA downtown plaza and putting a bus station underground

The video suggests Spokane Transit Authority’s downtown bus plaza is a magnet for criminal activity.


Mongol Derby is ‘world’s longest horse race.’ A 70-year-old Boise man just won it.

After more than a week spending 12 hours per day on horseback, one Idahoan finished what’s known as the world’s toughest horse race — and set a record doing it.


24 hours in Boise: Basque food, beer and a trip to prison

Boise, just an hour flight away from Spokane via Alaska Airlines, is quite possibly the best place in America to enjoy Basque food and culture. It’s also a great place …


Idaho Fish and Game commissioners to vote on proposals for chinook, steelhead angling when they meet Thursday in Nampa

Idaho Fish and Game commissioners are scheduled to vote on a proposal to open a fall chinook fishing season on the Clearwater River during their meeting Thursday at Nampa.


Boise police: Man arrested with $40,000 in stolen bicycles

A 26-year-old Florida man has been taken into custody after police say he tried to pawn stolen bicycles in Boise. Boise police say Bradley D. Knirnschild of Kissimmee was arrested …


Mountain wildflowers are blooming, and you can find them on these Boise-area hikes

( BOISE, Idaho – The heat of the summer sun has finally started to dry things out in the Boise Foothills, but flora fans still can find colorful blooms just …


Boise man makes 20th trip to Everest’s summit

In recent weeks, crowds of climbers attempting to conquer Mount Everest have made international headlines as several people died in “traffic jams” atop the tallest peak in the world.


UPDATED: Sun., June 9, 2019

What is forest bathing? Boise nature guide explains

This Boise forest guide uses nature to heal – and research shows it’s not ‘woo-woo.’


Judge rejects plan for public land grazing allotments

An administrative law judge has rejected a plan for public land grazing allotments in south-central Idaho that would have destroyed re-emerging sagebrush in favor of non-native plants to increase forage …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019

Forest Service attempt to improve wildland firefighter shelters fails

An effort to develop a better fire shelter following the deaths of 19 wildland firefighters in Arizona six years ago has failed.


National weather radar system upgrades are on track

Officials say an eight-year plan for a major upgrade to the nation’s weather radar stations to help predict dangerous storms and improve air traffic safety is on track at the …


UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019

Idaho Legislature wraps up session that ends with acrimony

The Idaho Legislature has wrapped up business amid acrimony between the House and Senate. The two chambers adjourned for the year Thursday, but not before the Senate killed legislation that …


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019

Appeals court sends challenge of Boise’s anti-camping ordinance back to district court

A federal appeals court won’t rehear a case related to a ordinance that bans residents from sleeping outside, a policy that has sparked protest in Spokane.


Coroner identifies body as that of missing hiker

A body found in the Boise foothills has been identified as that of a 27-year-old man who went missing while hiking in early February.


Boise-area mayor arrested on domestic battery charge

The mayor of Middleton, Idaho, is reportedly in jail under arrest on a charge of domestic battery. No bail was set and he will remain in custody until he is …


Boise law school receives full accreditation

The American Bar Association has granted full approval to a Boise-based law school that struggled with accreditation. Concordia University-Portland announced in 2007 it would open a law school in downtown …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019

Idaho official poses with anti-government group in Capitol

Idaho Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin said Friday that a photo she posted on Facebook of herself with members of an anti-government group is her way of showing support for another …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Idaho man arrested following nearly 4-hour standoff

Police say they arrested a man after he forced entry into a woman’s home and threatened her with a gun in western Idaho.


Idaho budget includes pay hike for state employees

The Legislature’s joint budget committee adopted a $4.01 billion revenue target for fiscal 2020 on Tuesday, taking its first steps toward setting next year’s agency budgets.


Local group exploring Boise charter flights

Supporters of the Lewiston-Nez Perce County Regional Airport are conducting a survey to gauge demand for charter service between Lewiston and Boise.