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Officials: Indictments Could Mean End of New Idaho Gang
Idaho's new U.S. Attorney Bart Davis says he believes a new offshoot of the street and prison gang Surenos is close to being eradicated after a series of indictments in state and federal court.
Army Schedules Hearing to Consider Bergdahl Guilty Plea
The U.S. Army has scheduled a hearing next week for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to enter an expected guilty plea to charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his remote post in Afghanistan in 2009.
Idaho Agency to vote on Opening Catch-and-Keep Season
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission is set to vote on a proposal to allow catch-and-keep steelhead fisheries on the Snake, Salmon and Little Salmon rivers and on the Clearwater River and its north, south and middle forks.
Yellowstone Lookout Project Would Hurt Views at Mt. Washburn
Yellowstone National Park officials say telecommunications towers proposed for the Mt. Washburn Fire Lookout would detract from views at the historic site and popular hiking destination.
New Idaho PAC Wants Independents, Democrats to Register GOP
A former GOP state lawmaker has launched a new political action committee to encourage Independent and Democratic voters to register as Republicans so they can participate in Idaho's closed GOP primary election.
Idaho Schools Chief to Run for Re-election
Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra says she will run for re-election in 2018. Ybarra, a Republican, announced Wednesday she plans on running for another four-year term.
Deputy Injured When 2 Idaho Jail Inmates Try to Escape
An Idaho jail deputy sustained head injuries after two inmates assaulted the deputy during an escape attempt. The Canyon County Sheriff's Office said in a prepared statement that the deputy was treated and released from a local hospital after the incident early Monday.
US Pickup Truck Buyers Demanding More Luxury
Truck buyers are increasingly seeking to outfit their pickups with all the comforts of luxury cars, from heated and cooled seats to backup cameras to panoramic glass roofs.
Two Magic Valley Residents Killed in Wyoming Crash
A single-vehicle rollover in southwest Wyoming has claimed the lives of two Idaho residents. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says the accident on Interstate 80 near Lyman was discovered early Monday.
North Idaho Senator Joins Lieutenant Governor Race
A northern Idaho lawmaker is joining the race to win the state's open lieutenant governor seat in 2018. GOP Sen. Bob Nonini of Coeur d'Alene filed to run for the position on Tuesday. Nonini is in his third term in the Idaho Senate after serving four terms in the Idaho House.
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.