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McCall man killed in paragliding crash near Horseshoe Bend

Aug. 05, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

HORSESHOE BEND, Idaho (AP) — The Boise County Sheriff's Office says a man died in a paragliding crash near Horseshoe Bend. Sheriff Scott Turner told Boise television station KTVB that the accident was reported around 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Horseshoe Bend Flight Park. ...

Deputy shot, suspect dead after eastern Idaho hit-and-run

Aug. 05, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

BLACKFOOT, Idaho (AP) — A sheriff's deputy was shot and a suspect died after a reported hit-and-run accident led to a slow-speed chase in eastern Idaho on Wednesday. Law enforcement officials didn't disclose what led to the suspect's death. The deputy was shot in the...

June Daugherty, former women’s basketball coach, dies at 64

Aug. 04, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — June Daugherty, the former Washington and Washington State women's basketball coach who led the Huskies to seven NCAA Tournaments, has died. She was 64. Washington State said Daugherty died Monday at her Boise, Idaho, home. A...

Young Idaho boy still missing despite exhaustive search

Aug. 04, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Searchers have scoured miles of land in rural western Idaho, drained canals and combed over security footage for the past week, but authorities said a 5-year-old boy who was last seen July 27 is still missing. The Fruitland Police Department is...

Idaho health leaders warn of surging COVID virus numbers

Aug. 04, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The leaders of some of Idaho's largest health care providers warned residents Wednesday that coronavirus cases again are again threatening to overwhelm hospitals and primary care clinics as cases climb statewide. The top medical officials with...

Boise woman charged in connection with Jan. 6 insurrection

Aug. 04, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman has been charged with four misdemeanors after prosecutors said she participated in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by loyalists of then-President Donald Trump. Like many other defendants who have been charged in connection...

Lawmaker who ID'd rape accuser may lose committee assignment

Aug. 03, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Idaho legislative ethics committee decided Tuesday that a lawmaker who publicized the name of a Statehouse intern who reported that she was raped by another lawmaker should be stripped of one of her committee assignments for acting in an a manner “unbecoming” to...

Lawmaker who named rape accuser says she did nothing wrong

Aug. 02, 2021 22:18 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho state lawmaker refused to answer questions she deemed “irrelevant” during a hearing Monday to determine whether she violated ethics rules by publicizing in disparaging social media posts the name of a woman who accused another lawmaker of rape. ...

Park Service adds public land to City of Rocks reserve

Jul. 31, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The National Park Service has added some additional public land to a national reserve site in Idaho known for its rock climbing opportunities. The agency added 22 acres of public land to the City of Rocks National Reserve south of Burley, thanks to...

EXPLAINER: High prices, court access challenge Idaho renters

Jul. 30, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool...