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Agency could keep Three Mile Island nuclear debris in Idaho

Sep. 16, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The partially melted reactor core from the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history could remain in Idaho for another 20 years if regulators finalize a license extension sought by the U.S. Energy Department, officials said Monday. The core from Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania partially...

Idaho man drowns in Flathead Lake in northwestern Montana

Sep. 16, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

POLSON, Mont. (AP) — A 75-year-old man drowned in northwestern Montana while working on his boat on the west side of Flathead Lake near Rollins. John Stoianoff was last seen performing some boat maintenance early Thursday afternoon. Someone called 911 at about 3:15 p.m. after spotting him at the bottom of...

Official: Development of salmon-saving policies takes time

Sep. 16, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials say it will take time for the governor's Salmon Working Group to come up with policies in hopes of helping salmon recover. Pressure on the group created by Gov. Brad Little is increasing, as wildlife managers report low numbers of salmon returning to the Snake River...

Idaho day care worker charged with lewd conduct with child

Sep. 16, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (AP) — A day care worker in Mountain Home has been charged with a felony after investigators said he inappropriately touched a child at the day care center. Eric Eugene Junge, 35, made his first appearance in court on Thursday. He has not yet entered a plea, and his attorney did not...

Human remains found on Fort Hall Indian Reservation

Sep. 16, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

FORT HALL, Idaho (AP) — The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes say remains have been found on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation that may belong to a man who has been missing for more than a year. The Idaho State Journal reports the FBI is still trying to identify the body, but tribes officials believe the remains...

'Unadoptable' dog becomes K-9 with a purpose

Sep. 15, 2019 3:31 AM EDT

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — During the week, Huck, a rescued red heeler mix, wanders around East Valley Middle School alongside his handler, Nampa Police Officer Serena Tlucek. He hangs out with students during lunch and enjoys lots of pats in the halls when students pass by. There's a particular hallway he...

Hightower, Bachmeier lead No. 22 Boise St past Portland St

Sep. 15, 2019 3:29 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Defensive end Curtis Weaver shrugged and smiled wryly when asked about his record-tying performance in No. 22 Boise State's 45-10 victory over Portland State on Saturday night. "It means something to me," Weaver said of matching the school's single-game record of four sacks. "It's...

Smith's 2 TDs help Wyoming beat Idaho 21-16

Sep. 14, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Trey Smith's breakout game included an 80-yard touchdown scamper amid a personal best 152 yards, helping Wyoming hold on for a 21-16 win over Idaho on Saturday, the Cowboys' seventh straight victory dating to last season. It was the first 100-yard game for Smith, a graduate transfer...

Huntley, Moss Lead No. 11 Utah over Idaho State, 31-0

Sep. 14, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tyler Huntley and No. 11 Utah didn't use much of the playbook as the Utes romped through the nonconference season. They did put Pac-12 defenses on notice Saturday with a long passing game to compliment the ground-and-pound of Zack Moss. In the first quarter of Utah's 31-0 victory over...

Misdemeanor arrest rules make things tougher for police

Sep. 14, 2019 3:35 AM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — On Aug. 27 Idaho Falls Police Department officers responded to a report of a battery near 14th Street. The incident was relatively minor. A woman in her 50s had reportedly hit her roommate in the mouth, causing a cut lip. Police cited the attacker for misdemeanor battery, ordering...