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Pool of West Nile positive mosquitoes found in Idaho

Aug. 8, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

PRAIRIE, Idaho (AP) — A pool of West Nile positive mosquitoes was found in Elmore County Friday. KIVI-TV reports that Central District Health announced a single pool mosquitoes carrying the virus were identified in Prairie, Idaho. Since the discovery, the Elmore County Mosquito Abatement District treated...

Idaho church removes glass window of Confederate general

Aug. 8, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise’s Cathedral of the Rockies and regional church leaders officially “deconsecrated” and removed a stained glass window of a Confederate general during a service Friday. The Idaho Statesman reports the Cathedral of the Rockies, also known as the Boise First...

183 inmates test positive for coronavirus at Idaho jail

Aug. 7, 2020 3:11 PM EDT

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — More than 180 inmates at an Idaho county jail have tested positive for the coronavirus since July. The Twin Falls County Jail said that a total of 183 of its inmates have tested positive since July, The Times-News reported Friday. As of Friday, there were 81 inmates in...

Idaho restrictions to remain; governor wants schools open

Aug. 6, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho will remain in the fourth and final stage of a plan to reopen for at least another two weeks as coronavirus infections and deaths show little sign of slowing down, Gov. Brad Little said Thursday. The Republican governor also reemphasized his desire that schools open this fall,...

Idaho teen will serve jail time for shooting gun at protest

Aug. 6, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An 18-year-old who fired a gun near a Boise protest after the police killing of George Floyd will spend four days in jail. Michael Daniel Wallace pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor count of discharging a firearm in city limits. Ada County Magistrate Judge Kira Dale gave Wallace...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus hold portable fans to cool themselves in the heat in Tokyo, Wednesday, Aug, 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest: Japan region declares coronavirus emergency

Aug. 5, 2020 11:10 PM EDT

TOKYO — The governor of Japan’s Aichi Prefecture has announced a regional “state of emergency” seeking to curb the coronavirus. Gov. Hideaki Ohmura on Thursday asked businesses to close altogether or close early and urged people to stay home at night. The measures continue through Aug....

Idaho governor to call special session due to COVID-19

Aug. 5, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

Idaho Gov. Brad Little said Wednesday that he’ll call the part-time Legislature back into a special session in late August due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Republican governor in a statement said the special session will start during the week of Aug. 24. He said it could include how to conduct the...

Soccer tournament in Idaho canceled; director apologizes

Aug. 5, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — The director of a soccer tournament in Moscow, Idaho has apologized to city officials and residents after the event was shut down earlier this week over health concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic. “I had every intention of providing a safe and fun environment for a weekend of...

Chad Daybell listens during his preliminary hearing in St. Anthony, Idaho, on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. A preliminary hearing continues to decide whether there is enough evidence to hold Daybell for trial. He and the children's mother face charges related to the hiding of the remains of 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and 7-year-old Joshua

Judge orders trial tied to discovery of missing kids' bodies

Aug. 5, 2020 12:09 AM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A judge ruled Tuesday there’s enough evidence for a man to go to trial after the bodies of his new wife’s two children were found buried on his Idaho property. The bizarre case involving doomsday beliefs and the deaths of several people linked to the couple has attracted...

Rural counties in Idaho report low census response rates

Aug. 4, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau says rural counties in Idaho are struggling to get citizens counted, with some counties reporting a response rate of less than 50%. Valley County has a population of about 11,000 and a response rate of 30%, while Camas County has a population of about 1,100 and a...