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Idaho man faces charges following grandmother's death

Jun. 15, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The recent discovery of a 78-year-old eastern Idaho woman's death five years ago has led to charges against her son-in-law and grandson, authorities said. The Post Register reports in a story on Saturday that Naoma Ware's grandson, 24-year-old Harley Howell, is charged with abuse...

Adventure-seekers can find plenty at Idaho's City of Rocks

Jun. 15, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

ALMO, Idaho (AP) — Want to find an adventure without the hustle and bustle of the typical tourist town? Almo and its surrounding recreational areas may provide the seclusion you're looking for. The tiny village is often described as a town lost in time. The California Trail, alternate routes of the Old...

Idaho fires coach Don Verlin following investigation

Jun. 14, 2019 8:02 PM EDT

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Idaho has fired basketball coach Don Verlin after he was placed on administrative leave following a consultant's report that found potential NCAA violations. Idaho announced the firing Friday. Verlin was placed on administrative leave May 28. The school said the decision was made after...

Idaho officials open salmon season in northern Idaho

Jun. 14, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Department of Fish and Game has reopened spring chinook fishing on parts of the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River in northern Idaho. The agency opened fishing on Thursday for hatchery spring chinook from the confluence of the Lochsa and Selway rivers to the boundary of...

Oil company wants royalties lawsuit moved to federal court

Jun. 14, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Texas-based oil and gas company wants a state lawsuit alleging fraud and breached leases over Idaho natural gas royalties moved to federal court. Alta Mesa submitted notice Thursday in U.S. District Court seeking to move the complaint filed last month by nine Idaho residents, citing...

2 women arrested in connection with Sioux Falls shooting

Jun. 14, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two women wanted in connection with a homicide in South Dakota have been arrested in Idaho. The Argus Leader reports the Madison County Jail in Idaho is holding the two women, ages 22 and 30, as fugitives from justice. Warrants for their arrests as material witnesses were issued...

Water could be shut off to some eastern Idaho irrigators

Jun. 13, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The director of the state Department of Water Resources on Thursday issued an order potentially cutting off water to some groundwater pumpers. Gary Spackman issued the order that involves some 85 pumpers who are not participating in a mitigation plan or an agreement to prevent declines...

Idaho governor creates panel to help fight opioid abuse

Jun. 13, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Thursday took another step in the battle against opioid abuse by forming a panel that will analyze where and how money should be spent to fight the problem. Little, a Republican, signed an executive order creating the Opioid and Substance Use Disorder Advisory...

Yogurt company offers to pay school district's lunch debt

Jun. 13, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Yogurt company Chobani has offered to pay off $85,000 in student lunch debt at an Idaho school district. The Twin Falls School District announced Tuesday that the donation would cover the debt acquired by more than 900 students during the last school year. The New York-based...

Idaho man sentenced for wire fraud in investor scheme

Jun. 13, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for defrauding investors and costing them between $1.5 million and $3.5 million in losses. The Idaho State Journal reports 59-year-old Rick Guyon was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Boise after he pleaded guilty last year to...