Latest Idaho News

Gordon scores 16 to carry Nicholls St. past Idaho St. 70-51

Nov. 27, 2020 9:47 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Ty Gordon had 16 points as Nicholls State defeated Idaho State 70-51 on Friday night. Najee Garvin had 12 points and Kevin Johnson added six assists and six steals for Nicholls State (2-0). Isaac Johnson, who scored 18 points in the opener, was held scoreless. Robert Ford III had...

Plan released to reduce massive wildfires in US West

Nov. 27, 2020 5:46 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials on Friday released an overarching plan for removing or changing vegetation over a huge swath of the U.S. West to stop devastating wildfires on land used for cattle ranching, recreation and habitat for imperiled sage grouse. The plan released by the U.S. Bureau of Land...

People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk through a shopping street in Osaka, western Japan, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

The Latest: Emperor's New Year greeting cancelled in Japan

Nov. 26, 2020 10:02 PM EST

TOKYO — Japanese Emperor Naruhito and his family will not offer their New Year greetings from the palace balcony due to concerns over the country’s struggles with a resurgence of coronavirus infections. The Imperial Household Agency said in a statement Friday that the annual greetings on Jan. 2 will...

Vrankic scores 24 to lead Santa Clara past Idaho St. 62-49

Nov. 25, 2020 10:13 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Josip Vrankic had 24 points as Santa Clara got past Idaho State 62-49 in the season opener for both teams on Wednesday. Jalen Williams had 13 points for Santa Clara. Jaden Bediako added nine rebounds. Tarik Cool had 11 points for the Bengals. Malik Porter added 10 points....

Prosecutors: Men in gun conspiracy had white supremacy ties

Nov. 20, 2020 7:13 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Two men previously charged with conspiring to make and sell illegal firearms also discussed shooting protesters after scouting a Black Lives Matter rally and had participated in live-fire weapons training where participants displayed Nazi symbols, prosecutors said in court...

FILE - This Oct. 20, 2011 file photo shows the execution chamber at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution as Security Institution Warden Randy Blades look on in Boise, Idaho. The Idaho Supreme Court says state prison officials must turn over records that include information about where they obtained lethal injection drugs used in recent executions. The high court's ruling on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, was a win for University of Idaho Professor Aliza Cover, who studies how the public interacts with the death penalty. (AP Photo/Jessie L. Bonner, File)

Idaho Supreme Court: State must reveal execution drug source

Nov. 20, 2020 6:23 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho prison officials must turn over information about where they got lethal injection drugs used in recent executions, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday, the latest turn in a long-running challenge over transparency in executions that's playing out nationwide. The high court's...

Idaho is top pick for Energy Department nuclear test reactor

Nov. 19, 2020 6:43 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. government said Thursday that Idaho is its preferred choice ahead of Tennessee for a test reactor to be built as part of an effort to revamp the nation’s fading nuclear power industry by developing safer fuel and power plants. The U.S. Department of Energy said in an...

FILE - In this May 9, 2008, file photo, male sage grouses fight for the attention of females southwest of Rawlins, Wyo. The Trump administration announced plans that ease protections for sage grouse in the West, prompting an outcry by critics who say the move paves the way for widespread mining and drilling and ignores a federal court ruling. U.S. officials plan to publish the plans Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in the Federal Register as part of a process that could allow the plans to take effect shortly before Trump leaves office. (Jerret Raffety/The Rawlins Daily Times via AP, File)

Trump plans would ease protections for sage grouse in West

Nov. 19, 2020 6:38 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Trump administration announced plans Thursday that ease protections for sage grouse in the West, prompting an outcry by critics who say the move paves the way for widespread mining and drilling and ignores a federal court ruling. U.S. officials plan to formally publish what are...

FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2020, file photo, a runner passes by a window displaying portraits of people wearing face coverings to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Lewiston, Maine. A deadly rise in COVID-19 infections is forcing state and local officials to adjust their blueprints for fighting a virus that is threatening to overwhelm health care systems. Schools are scrapping plans to reopen classrooms. More states are adopting mask mandates. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

States tightening anti-virus restrictions amid case surge

Nov. 17, 2020 10:02 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The deadly rise in COVID-19 cases across the U.S. is forcing state and local officials to adjust their blueprints for fighting the virus, with Republican governors adopting mask mandates — skeptically, in at least one case — and schools scrapping plans to reopen...

Colorado State punter Ryan Stonehouse (41) has a punt blocked for the second of the night, this time by Boise State cornerback Avery Williams (26), during the first half of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)

Boise St blocks 3 kicks for scores, routs Colorado St 52-21

Nov. 13, 2020 12:31 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Avery Williams blocked two punts that were returned for touchdowns in the first half, Boise State had three special teams touchdowns off blocked kicks, and the Broncos routed Colorado State 52-21 on Thursday night. Williams recovered his own blocked punt for a touchdown 52 seconds into...