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Caldwell man critically injured in officer-involved shooting

Mar. 29, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — A Caldwell man who reportedly fired a shot at his wife, held his neighbors at gunpoint and fired a shot at a passing vehicle was critically injured in an officer-involved shooting, police said. Caldwell Police say officers responded to a report of shots fired shortly after 9 p.m....

Idaho rifle club members qualify for Junior Olympics

Mar. 28, 2020 3:10 AM EDT

MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — The difference between winning and losing a championship in the extremely precise world of air rifle is down to a few thousandths of an inch. At the Meridian Optimist Junior Rifle Club, a number of teenagers are pushing their limits and taking their skills to national competitions....

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2016, file photo, a contestant competes in the Snowball Special fat bike race at Sun Valley Resort in Blaine County, Idaho. Three Idaho residents have become the first reported deaths in the state because of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, state health officials announced Thursday.  Two of the cases were in Blaine County, the epicenter of Idaho's outbreak. (Chadd Cripe/Idaho Statesman via AP)

Ski vacation hot spot becomes virus ground zero in Idaho

Mar. 27, 2020 11:08 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A scenic Idaho county known as a ski-vacation haven for celebrities and the wealthy has a new, more dubious distinction: It has one of the highest per-capita rates of confirmed coronavirus infections in America. Numbers from Johns Hopkins University on Friday show that with more than...

Idaho Gov. Brad Little responds to a reporter's question at the Statehouse in Boise, Idaho on Friday, March 27. Little has ordered a 1% cut in state agency spending because of the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus. The Republican governor said the 1% cutback doesn't apply to healthcare workers. He also on Friday directed the Idaho Department of Labor to make it easier for people who've lost their jobs to file unemployment claims. He also ordered a $40 million transfer of funds to fight the virus. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)

Idaho governor orders 1% budget cut due to coronavirus

Mar. 27, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Friday ordered a 1% cut in state agency spending because of the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus. He also directed the Idaho Department of Labor to make it easier to file unemployment claims as thousands of workers have lost their jobs in recent...

Idaho governor approves $400,000 to kill problem wolves

Mar. 27, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Legislation sending just under $400,000 to a state board to use to kill problem wolves in Idaho has been signed into law by Gov. Brad Little. The Republican governor signed the bill Tuesday, according to his website. The budget bill taps money in the state's general fund to kill wolves...

Little signs bill loosening restrictions on concealed carry

Mar. 27, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Visitors to Idaho 18 and over who can legally possess firearms will be allowed to carry a concealed handgun without a permit or training within city limits under legislation signed into law by Gov. Brad Little. The Republican governor signed the bill Wednesday, according to information...

Idaho governor OKs bill outlawing abortion if Roe reversed

Mar. 27, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law legislation making abortion a crime in Idaho if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the Roe v. Wade decision that legalizing the procedure nationwide. The Republican governor signed the measure on Tuesday, according to his website. The measure...

Idaho Gov. Brad Little issues a statewide stay-at-home order to further prevent spread of coronavirus at a press conference, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 held at Gowen Field, headquarters of the Idaho Army National Guard in Boise, Idaho. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP)

Idaho reports its 1st coronavirus deaths: 3 men over age 60

Mar. 26, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Three Idaho residents have become the first reported deaths in the state because of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, state health officials announced Thursday. Two of the cases were in Blaine County, the epicenter of Idaho's outbreak. One was a man over the age of 60...

Southern Idaho man charged with attempted murder, mayhem

Mar. 26, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

BURLEY, Idaho (AP) — A southern Idaho man has been charged with attempted murder after a detective said he cut a woman with a kitchen knife. Joseph A. Price, a 43-year-old Burley man, is also charged with mayhem, battery and other charges, The Times-News reported. He has not yet entered a plea and calls...

A staff member carries plastic buckets containing medical waste from new coronavirus patients at the Dongsan Hospital in Daegu, South Korea, Wednesday, March 25, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (Park Dong-joon/Yonhap via AP)

The Latest: South Korea’s central bank to provide aid

Mar. 26, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — South Korea’s central bank to temporarily...