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Vierstra Enters Not Guilty Plea
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — A 20-year-old southern Idaho man has pleaded not guilty to a felony rape charge in connection with an assault at the University of Idaho. Prosecutors say Jesse M. Vierstra, a former UI student, raped an 18-year-old freshman while he was visiting the school for homecoming..…
Twin Falls Man Accused of Rape Heads to Trial
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho judge has ruled that a 20-year-old Twin Falls man police say raped an 18-year-old University of Idaho freshman must face trial. The Lewiston Tribune reports that Latah County Magistrate John Judge at a preliminary hearing on Thursday ruled there is probabl…
Twin Falls Man Charged with Rape of UI Student
MOSCOW, ID - Moscow Police arrested a man Sunday for the alleged rape of a University of Idaho student on the Moscow campus. The suspect is 21-year-old Jesse Vierstra of Twin Falls and he is a former U of I student. He and the alleged victim attended a party on the 700 block of Nez Perce Drive on Sa…
UI Combat Ring Rot in Spuds
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The University of Idaho is reviving a group to fight a cyclical bacterial invasion that's attacked the state's potato fields with a ferocity not seen in a decade. First the good news: Bacterial ring rot isn't a public health risk...
UI Looking at Staff Pay
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The University of Idaho is launching a review into staff salaries with the goal of adopting more equitable and understandable compensation policies by next July. The study is being launched after a faculty group recently complained about hefty raises awarded to some adminis…
Another UI Student Falls from Frat House
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — A University of Idaho student was injured when he fell from the roof of a fraternity house. Moscow Police Lt. Dave Lehmitz says 21-year-old Kurt Wrobel of California suffered facial fractures and other injuries when he landed on concrete at about 12:30 a...
UofI Freshman Drowns
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — An 18-year-old University of Idaho freshman has drowned in Dworshak Reservoir. Authorities tell the Lewiston Tribune that Preston W. Vorhauer of Kamiah died Saturday afternoon trying to swim to a small island near the Freeman Creek Boat Launch during a fraternity camping…
UI Becomes Independent Team
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho State Board of Education has approved letting the University of Idaho begin scheduling and playing college football as an independent. The board's 5-1 vote Friday also gives school administrators permission to explore membership in the Big Sky Conference for …

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