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6 men sentenced for poaching 19 animals in east Idaho

Jul. 4, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

PRESTON, Idaho (AP) — A judge has sentenced six men in eastern Idaho after they pleaded guilty to poaching 16 elk and three mule deer, authorities said. Jay Reeder, Brandon Porter, Rick Earl, Jesse Earl, Dustin Hollingsworth and Brian Miller reached plea agreements for killing the 19 animals near Preston...

Rock slide closes Highway 95 in Idaho

Jul. 4, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

RIGGINS, Idaho (AP) — Highway 95 is temporarily closed after a large rock slide blocked the road. The closure starts at milepost 161 to milepost 188, New Meadows to five miles south of the Riggins area. KIVI reports Idaho State Police says an one alternate route from southwest Idaho to Central or North...

Boise mayor to issue order making face coverings mandatory

Jul. 2, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The mayor of Idaho’s largest city said Thursday that she will sign a public health emergency order requiring face coverings in all indoor and outdoor public places. Boise Mayor Lauren McLean cited the significant increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in making the order, which...

Boise State cutting baseball, women's swimming and diving

Jul. 2, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise State is discontinuing its baseball program just months after the school was forced to cut short its first season in 40 years with only a handful of games played. The school has also cut women's swimming and diving because of budget issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. On a...

New Idaho unemployment claims jump 26% to 5,500

Jul. 2, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials said Thursday that new unemployment claims jumped 26% last week to about 5,500. The Idaho Department of Labor said that it received about 1,100 more new claims last week compared to the week before that. Idaho’s unemployment numbers have been edging down under...

In this June 3, 2020, photo provided by Idaho State Athletics, people walk during a unity march, in Pocatello, Idaho. A strong connection between law enforcement and Idaho State student-athletes set the stage for the peaceful unity march. (Jarius Fields/Idaho State Athletics via AP)

Idaho march brings college athletes, officers together

Jul. 2, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

Tommy Togiai could hear the emotion in his teammates' voices, see it in their eyes, even on a computer screen. The Ohio State defensive tackle felt it, too, in the days after George Floyd's death while in the custody of Minneapolis police. The Buckeyes were planning a protest march. At home in Pocatello, Idaho,...

Missing Idaho professor found dead in Glacier National Park

Jul. 2, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — The body of an Idaho professor missing since last week was found in the Hidden Meadows area in Glacier National Park in Montana, park officials said. George Calvin Adams, 77, of Pocatello, Idaho was staying in Kalispell when he left for a hike on Friday and didn't return. He was...

Visitor access restricted to northern Idaho fire lookouts

Jul. 2, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says visitors to six active fire lookouts in northern Idaho won’t be able to access the top level of the lookouts due to the coronavirus pandemic. The agency says the restrictions from early July to early September are needed to protect the health...

Body of south-central Idaho man recovered in Snake River

Jul. 2, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The body of a man who moved to south-central Idaho to train as a BASE jumper has been found in the Snake River several weeks after he went swimming following a successful jump. The Jerome County sheriff's office says that searchers found the body of Austin Carey on Wednesday...

FILE - In this Thursday, June 25, 2020 file photo, Gov. Brad Little extended Stage 4 of Idaho's COVID-19 reopening plan, citing that metrics had not been met to move forward, during a news conference at the Statehouse, in Boise, Idaho. Little says two federal court rulings involving the state's ballot initiative process are

Idaho files emergency motion in ballot initiative lawsuit

Jul. 1, 2020 10:11 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials late Wednesday filed an emergency motion asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to put on hold a federal court’s order forcing the state to count online signatures for an initiative backers hope to get on the November ballot. The request said the emergency...