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Eastern Idaho Owner of Dogs that Mauled Woman Faces Charges
Police in the eastern Idaho town of Blackfoot say a man has been charged with several misdemeanors after his dogs mauled a woman and killed her pet. Police say 47-year-old Troy M. Smith is charged with three counts of harboring vicious animals and other dog-related misdemeanors.
Boy Lost at Utah Corn Maze Spends Night in Welfare Custody
Police say a 3-year-old boy spent the night in child welfare custody after he got lost at a Utah corn maze. Police Sgt. Joe Monson said Tuesday the child was apparently left behind while visiting the Crazy Corn Maze in the Salt Lake City suburb of West Jordan with a large family group.
Survey: Employers Miss Opportunities for Disabled Workers
A national survey finds that most employers have effective programs for accommodating workers with disabilities, but they often overlook recruiting and training practices that could expand employment opportunities.
Burger King Tries to Burn Wendy’s With its Own Spicy Nuggets
Burger King is adding spicy nuggets to its menu and firing up a rivalry with burger chain Wendy's, which pulled the peppery snack from most of its restaurants earlier this year.
Idaho Man Becomes First to Die From Flu This Season
A north Idaho man has become the first in the state to die from flu-related complications, signaling what may be an early flu season. The Spokesman-Review reports that the man was in his 50s. His death was confirmed to be influenza-related this week, according to the Panhandle Health District.
Idaho University President Finalist for New Mexico Position
The University of Idaho President Chuck Staben is a finalist for the same position at a New Mexico university. The Lewiston Tribune reports Staben has served as president for the Moscow university since 2014.
Judge: BLM Broke Law in Plan to Sterilize Idaho Wild Horses
A federal judge says the U.S. Bureau of Land Management violated environmental law in its plan to sterilize a herd of wild horses in southwestern Idaho.
Report Recommends Capping Yellowstone Bison Removal at 1,250
A recently released Yellowstone National Park bison status report says officials are looking to cap this winter's cull of bison at 1,250.
Judge Denies Utah Death-row Challenge in High-Profile Case
A federal judge is denying a death-row challenge from a Utah prison inmate whose double-murder case was chronicled in the book "Under the Banner of Heaven." U.S. District Judge Dee Benson entered the judgment Thursday in the case of Ron Lafferty
Interior Secretary Slams Critics of His Travel Expenses
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is strongly defending his use of private charter flights for government business, calling criticism of his travel "complete and utter bull---" that's based on politics.
Sgt. Bergdahl to Plead Guilty in Desertion Case
Developing story: Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl expected to plead guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.
Federal Agency Denies Protections for Small, Fanged Predator
Federal wildlife officials say a cat-sized predator that lives in old-growth forests of the Northern Rockies is not in danger of extinction despite worries about habitat loss and accidental trapping. The Trump administration on Wednesday included the Northern Rockies fisher among 25 species that of…
Western Governors Agree to Build Charging Station Network
Western governors say electric vehicles will be able to travel easier across 5,000 miles of highway under a new agreement promising to build a network of charging stations in seven states. The governors of Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico and Wyoming announced Wednesday they had si…
Driver Pleads Guilty, Sentenced in Idaho School Bus Crash
A former Idaho school bus driver has pleaded guilty to inattentive driving after crashing a bus that rolled over and injured more than a dozen students in April. KBOI-TV reports that 67-year-old Richard Mecham was sentenced last week to a year of unsupervised probation and a $300 fine.
Micron Executive Accused of Insider Trading at Former SanDisk Job
Anand Jayapalan, who was hired by Micron six weeks ago, is accused of giving his wife, aunt and uncle information about SanDisk that allowed them to make hundreds of thousands of dollars on illegal stock trades in 2014.
Moscow Renaming Columbus Day as “Indigenous People’s Day”
The Moscow City Council is renaming the second Monday in October as "Indigenous People's Day" instead of Columbus Day. The council approved the change Monday in a 5-to-1 vote, making it the first city in Idaho to rename the holiday.
GOP Idaho Lawmaker Wants Apology After Confrontation at Fair
A northern Idaho senator says he stands by his comments after law enforcement video showed the Republican lawmaker in a confrontation at the Latah County Fair.
Taxpayers Might Face Choice of Property Tax, Home Deductions
Homeowners would be forced to choose between two popular tax deductions — one for local property taxes, the other for mortgage interest — under a potential compromise that House Republicans are considering as they craft the evolving tax revamp.
Yellowstone National Park Bison Numbers Down from Last Year
Yellowstone National Park biologists say bison numbers are down from last year after its largest cull in nearly a decade. Parks spokesman Jonathan Shafer said in an email that biologists' surveys counted about 4,800 bison that live in the park, 700 less than last year.
Family Identifies Idaho Victims in Police Shooting, House Fire
Family member say they have positive identified two people who died in a Meridian house fire after an officer-involved shooting. The Idaho Statesman reports Michele and Patrice McAlister have identified the victims as 54-year-old Scott McAlister and his mother 84-year-old Carmen Abbott