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Air Force ROTC cadet dies in Idaho training accident

Jun. 26, 2022 22:25 PM EDT

MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (AP) — An Air Force ROTC cadet from Alaska died in an accident involving a Humvee during a training exercise in Idaho, Mountain Home Air Force Base said Sunday. Mackenzie Wilson, 19, a cadet at Oregon State University, died of injuries sustained in an accident...

Idaho gears up for wildfire season with bolstered crews

Jun. 21, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Cooler and wetter weather this spring has alleviated drought concerns in much of Idaho but spurred grass growth that could cause large rangeland wildfires in the southern part of the state as plants dry out this summer, wildfire forecasters told the Idaho Land Board on...

US adds $103M for wildfire hazards and land rehabilitation

Jun. 17, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. is adding $103 million this year for wildfire risk reduction and burned-area rehabilitation throughout the country as well as establishing an interagency wildland firefighter health and well-being program, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland announced Friday. ...

Experts: Anti-LGBTQ rhetoric could galvanize extremists

Jun. 14, 2022 00:20 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — As hate speech targeting LGBTQ people increases among some far-right influencers and others online, experts are warning that extremist groups may see the rhetoric as a call to action. Such may have been the case when 31 members of the neo-Nazi group Patriot...

Right-wing extremists amp up anti-LGBTQ rhetoric online

Jun. 13, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A few weeks before 31 members of a white supremacist group were arrested for allegedly planning to riot at a northern Idaho LGBTQ pride event, a fundamentalist Idaho pastor told his Boise congregation that gay, lesbian and transgender people should be executed by the...

Idaho stepmom gets life sentence for killing 9-year-old boy

Jun. 10, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 29-year-old Idaho woman convicted of torturing and killing her 9-year-old stepson has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Monique Osuna received the sentence Thursday in Fourth District Court. KTVB-TV reports that Osuna previously...

Man hospitalized in SW Idaho after police chase, shooting

Jun. 10, 2022 13:53 PM EDT

MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — A man involved in two shootings with law enforcement agencies and who stole two vehicles fleeing from police was shot and taken into custody, authorities said Thursday. The Meridian and Boise police departments said the first shooting incident involved the...

Massive water, wind and solar project in Idaho advances

Jun. 07, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials have initiated a licensing process for a water, wind and solar energy project in southwestern Idaho that could power nearly 300,000 homes. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Monday said it’s starting consultation with the U.S. Fish and...

COVID cases rise again in Idaho, but undercount is likely

Jun. 06, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Coronavirus cases are again on the rise in Idaho, according to data from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, but the numbers are likely an undercount. The statewide positivity rate was 9% on June 5, Boise television station KTVB reported. That's above...

143 sheep killed fleeing from wolves in southwestern Idaho

Jun. 02, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An attack by two wolves panicked a flock of sheep and 143 died after they ran into a steep gully where they were crushed and suffocated, Idaho wildlife officials said Thursday. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s...