Latest Boise News

New Mexico seeking normalcy facing No. 19 Boise State

Nov. 15, 2019 3:23 AM EST

Even after decades of being associated with college football, this has been a new experience for New Mexico coach Bob Davie. The entire season, really, has been hard for the Lobos. The latest and biggest blow was the death of defensive lineman Nahje Flowers last week. For Davie it was the first time he could...

Former hospital worker to pay $1.5 million in restitution

Nov. 14, 2019 11:37 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A former employee of a major Boise hospital has agreed to pay nearly $1.5 million in restitution for wire fraud. Boise television station KBOI reports 60-year-old Lois Soito worked for Saint Alphonsus Hospital Systems for 22 years before she was indicted by a federal grand jury in...

Boise teen charged in connection with crash that killed boy

Nov. 14, 2019 11:10 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Boise teen who prosecutors say fatally hit a 7-year-old bicyclist while driving a pickup truck has been charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter. Conner Brant, 18, was booked into the Ada County Jail on Wednesday in connection with the fatal July collision. Deputies say...

Boise woman gets probation for federal program theft

Nov. 13, 2019 11:58 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Boise woman has been sentenced to five years of probation for misusing money intended for a program supporting veterans on personal purchases, including a trip to Washington, D.C. and more than $1,000 spent at a California resort. U.S. Attorney Bart Davis announced the sentence...

Democrat who narrowly lost in state Senate race to run again

Nov. 12, 2019 3:01 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Jim Bratnober says he will again challenge incumbent Republican state Sen. Fred Martin in Boise's District 15. Bratnober, a Democrat, lost to Martin in the November 2018 election by 11 votes following a recount of the vote that had Martin initially winning by six votes. Bratnober in a...

October was Idaho's coldest on record

Nov. 11, 2019 11:43 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Last month's chilly weather broke records for Idaho, coming in as the coldest October since the state began recording the average temperatures in 1895. Boise State Public Radio reports the average temperature for October 2019 was 36.7 degrees Fahrenheit. That compares to the mean...

Boise police say driver dies after crashing into tree

Nov. 10, 2019 12:24 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise police are investigating the death of a driver who crashed into a tree at an intersection. Police say the male driver died at a hospital, where he was taken following the single-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon at the intersection of North Orchard Street and West Fairview Avenue....

Sachse's field goal in OT leads No. 21 Broncos past Wyoming

Nov. 10, 2019 3:28 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — With Boise State clinging to a three-point lead in overtime against Wyoming, Broncos linebacker Riley Whimpey had a chance to seal the game with an interception in the end zone. But, he dropped the ball. Two plays later on third down, Whimpey blitzed and stuffed Wyoming running back...

Walk along strange oolite rocks on this Idaho hike

Nov. 9, 2019 3:31 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — It takes an hour by car through the desert east of Boise and another half-mile on foot through a sea of sagebrush before you start to see signs of Lake Idaho. The lake itself, which once covered the Treasure Valley, dried up millions of years ago. The fossils, rare soils and almost...

No. 21 Boise State returns home to host upstart Wyoming

Nov. 8, 2019 12:13 PM EST

It's been nearly a month since No. 21 Boise State had a chance to play on its home field. A lot has changed during those weekends away, most notably the Broncos no longer control their path to a New Year's Six bowl game as they return home to host Wyoming on Saturday night. Boise State's loss to BYU on Oct. 19...