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Man charged with throwing 11 electric scooters in Idaho river

Man charged with throwing 11 electric scooters in Idaho river

Kaitlyn Hart, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted July 22 - 8:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

A 33-year-old man was charged with throwing 11 electric scooters into Idaho's Snake River.
Idaho inmate gets life sentence for escaping state custody at Boise hospital

Idaho inmate gets life sentence for escaping state custody at Boise hospital

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Updated July 20 - 4:48 p.m.  |  Save Story

An Idaho inmate received a life sentence for escaping state custody at a Boise hospital after the corrections officers guarding him were violently attacked.
Idaho family provides update after serious Fourth of July weekend crash

Idaho family provides update after serious Fourth of July weekend crash

Brittni Johnson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted July 19 - 7:17 a.m.  |  Save Story

An Idaho family is home recovering after being in a car crash over the Fourth of July weekend.
Woman going to prison for drunk driving crash that killed her 7-year-old

Woman going to prison for drunk driving crash that killed her 7-year-old

Kaitlyn Hart, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted July 17 - 9:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

A 30-year-old woman was given prison time after she pleaded guilty to causing a crash that killed her 7-year-old child.
Car drives into geyser pool at Yellowstone National Park

Car drives into geyser pool at Yellowstone National Park

Kaitlyn Hart, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted July 13 - 8:07 a.m.  |  Save Story

A car inadvertently drove into a geyser at Yellowstone National Park on Thursday. All five people in the car got out and were taken to a hospital but did not have life-threatening injuries.
West Virginia, Idaho ask Supreme Court whether states can enforce transgender sports bans

West Virginia, Idaho ask Supreme Court whether states can enforce transgender sports bans

Devan Cole, CNN  |  Posted July 12 - 7:43 a.m.  |  Save Story

West Virginia and Idaho asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to decide whether states can lawfully enforce bans on transgender students competing on sports teams consistent with their gender identity.
Families of workers killed in Idaho airport hangar collapse sue construction company

Families of workers killed in Idaho airport hangar collapse sue construction company

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Updated July 11 - 6:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

The families of two construction workers killed when an airport hangar in Idaho collapsed are suing several companies that were involved in the building process, alleging the businesses recklessly cut corners and used inappropriate materials for the build.
Las Vegas hits record 5th day of 115 degrees or greater as heat wave scorches US

Las Vegas hits record 5th day of 115 degrees or greater as heat wave scorches US

Ken Ritter and Ty Oneil, Associated Press  |  Updated July 10 - 3:30 p.m.  |  Save Story

A prolonged heat wave has baked Las Vegas in a record fifth consecutive day of temperatures sizzling at 115 degrees or greater.
'He will be missed.' Idaho man who died in fiery crash leaves behind wife and 5 kids

'He will be missed.' Idaho man who died in fiery crash leaves behind wife and 5 kids

Andrea Olson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted July 7 - 10:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

An Idaho man died in a crash on June 25, leaving behind a wife and five children.
Youth group in Idaho getting treatment after possible exposure to bats

Youth group in Idaho getting treatment after possible exposure to bats

Emma Benson, KSL-TV  |  Posted July 6 - 6:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Bear River Health Department said a group of young women from Box Elder County were staying at a cabin at Camp Chi-Keena in Soda Springs, Idaho, that was apparently infested with multiple bats.
'I feel like a train hit me': Idaho man's miraculous survival after lightning strike

'I feel like a train hit me': Idaho man's miraculous survival after lightning strike

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted July 6 - 2:47 p.m.  |  Save Story

A man working as a crusher working near some mines in Mackay, Idaho, was struck by lightning June 26.
Supreme Court pushes pause on EPA's 'good neighbor' rule. Here's how it affects Utah

Supreme Court pushes pause on EPA's 'good neighbor' rule. Here's how it affects Utah

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, Deseret News  |  Posted July 3 - 8:05 a.m.  |  Save Story

They say fences make good neighbors, but Utah doesn't have a fence to stop pollution from drifting to Colorado and elsewhere.
Paris Olympics alters Tour de France; Idaho racer among the favorites

Paris Olympics alters Tour de France; Idaho racer among the favorites

Dennis Romboy, Deseret News  |  Posted July 2 - 6:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Tour de France, the world's premier bicycle race, might regain viewership in America after popular Netflix series "Unchained."
Lori Vallow Daybell's murder trial in Arizona rescheduled for early 2025

Lori Vallow Daybell's murder trial in Arizona rescheduled for early 2025

Payton Davis, Deseret News  |  Posted July 2 - 5:48 p.m.  |  Save Story

Lori Vallow Daybell's Arizona murder trial is now slated for 2025.
Biden administration tells doctors to provide emergency abortions

Biden administration tells doctors to provide emergency abortions

Amanda Seitz, Associated Press  |  Posted July 2 - 2:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Democratic Biden administration is telling emergency room doctors they must perform emergency abortions when necessary to save a pregnant woman's health. That's following last week's 6-3 Supreme Court ruling.
Utah, Idaho top sales of Dr Pepper Creamy Coconut, getting bonus batch

Utah, Idaho top sales of Dr Pepper Creamy Coconut, getting bonus batch

Mike Anderson, KSL-TV  |  Posted June 28 - 9:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

Dr Pepper Creamy Coconut is one of several new flavors that have shown up in recent years. People in Utah and Idaho are drinking it up more than anywhere else in the U.S.
Teton Pass reopens 3 weeks after landslide with help of temporary detour

Teton Pass reopens 3 weeks after landslide with help of temporary detour

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 28 - 7:47 p.m.  |  Save Story

A vital highway connecting Wyoming and Idaho reopened with a small temporary detour that bypasses a section of the road that collapsed earlier this month.
Chad Daybell's house is for sale; Lori Vallow Daybell's attorneys want Arizona trial delayed

Chad Daybell's house is for sale; Lori Vallow Daybell's attorneys want Arizona trial delayed

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 28 - 5:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

Chad Daybell's Fremont County property is for sale and his wife, Lori Vallow Daybell, wants her Arizona trial to begin in August despite her attorneys request to have it next year.
Years after Idaho college students were stabbed to death, judge eyes 2025 for trial

Years after Idaho college students were stabbed to death, judge eyes 2025 for trial

Mark Thiessen, Associated Press  |  Posted June 27 - 1:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

It could be another year or more before a man accused in the 2022 stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students goes to trial.
Three weeks after a landslide, Wyoming will reopen a highway critical for commuters

Three weeks after a landslide, Wyoming will reopen a highway critical for commuters

Associated Press  |  Posted June 25 - 9:41 p.m.  |  Save Story

Crews were almost done building a temporary route on Tuesday around a landslide that closed a vital road for thousands of workers in a western Wyoming resort town.
A closer look at why Chad Daybell's execution is likely many years away

A closer look at why Chad Daybell's execution is likely many years away

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 24 - 8:01 p.m.  |  Save Story

A 12-person jury sentenced Chad Daybell to death this month, but it will be many years, maybe decades, before the Fremont County man is executed.
New faith-based volunteer clinic provides pregnancy care for women in crisis

New faith-based volunteer clinic provides pregnancy care for women in crisis

Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 23 - 11:25 a.m.  |  Save Story

A new clinic catering to women with an unplanned pregnancy recently opened in Idaho Falls.
2 crop dusting airplanes collide in southern Idaho, killing pilot

2 crop dusting airplanes collide in southern Idaho, killing pilot

The Associated Press  |  Posted June 23 - 10:47 a.m.  |  Save Story

Two crop dusting airplanes collided near an airport in southern Idaho on Thursday and crashed to the ground, killing one of the pilots and leaving the other with life-threatening injuries, officials said.
Micropreemie born to Idaho couple at 26 weeks is fighting for his life

Micropreemie born to Idaho couple at 26 weeks is fighting for his life

Brittni Johnson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 21 - 10:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

An Idaho family has a long road ahead of them after their son was born at 26 weeks and three days, weighing only 1 pound, 10 ounces.
'It's a mess!' Massive amounts of Mormon crickets invade parts of eastern Idaho

'It's a mess!' Massive amounts of Mormon crickets invade parts of eastern Idaho

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 21 - 1:44 p.m.  |  Save Story

Parts of eastern Idaho are experiencing a sudden surge in Mormon crickets this week. Photos sent to EastIdahoNews.com show the insects by the thousands on buildings, cars, roads, houses, signs and other places.
Investigators on the Daybell case speak out after the end of Chad Daybell's jury trial

Investigators on the Daybell case speak out after the end of Chad Daybell's jury trial

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com, Nate Eaton, East Idaho News  |  Posted June 19 - 10:02 p.m.  |  Save Story

The chief prosecutor, chief investigator and special FBI agent assigned to the Chad and Lori Daybell case spoke to East Idaho News about their experiences in interviews over the last weeks since Chad Daybell's trial ended.
Judge permanently seals nearly 100 exhibits from Chad Daybell trial

Judge permanently seals nearly 100 exhibits from Chad Daybell trial

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 18 - 8:24 a.m.  |  Save Story

Judge Steven Boyce has issued an order permanently sealing nearly 100 exhibits displayed in Chad Daybell's murder trial.
Teton Pass update: Crews moving 'mountains' of dirt to construct detour through landslide region

Teton Pass update: Crews moving 'mountains' of dirt to construct detour through landslide region

David Pace, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 17 - 8:23 a.m.  |  Save Story

Crews are making significant progress on an ambitious plan to reconnect two lanes of Wyoming State Highway 22 following the massive Teton Pass landslide on June 8.
Idaho freedom celebration billed as largest fireworks show west of Mississippi River

Idaho freedom celebration billed as largest fireworks show west of Mississippi River

Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 16 - 8:36 a.m.  |  Save Story

The largest fireworks show west of the Mississippi River is returning this year for the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration and organizers says it will "be bigger and better than any other fireworks show in the American West.
'He's an evil man.' Mom does not plan to speak at sentencing of man who killed Dylan Rounds

'He's an evil man.' Mom does not plan to speak at sentencing of man who killed Dylan Rounds

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 12 - 12:29 p.m.  |  Save Story

Candice Cooley does not plan to speak at the sentencing hearing of the man who killed her son.
Reported birth of rare white buffalo calf in Yellowstone park fulfills Lakota prophecy

Reported birth of rare white buffalo calf in Yellowstone park fulfills Lakota prophecy

Amy Beth Hanson, Associated Press  |  Posted June 12 - 6:54 a.m.  |  Save Story

The reported birth of a rare white buffalo calf in Yellowstone National Park fulfills a Lakota prophecy that portends better times.
2 rescued after boat explodes, catches fire, then sinks

2 rescued after boat explodes, catches fire, then sinks

Andrea Olson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 11 - 6:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

Two people in Idaho were rescued after a boat they were on exploded and then caught fire.
Idaho family plans to sue after loved one was buried in wrong grave

Idaho family plans to sue after loved one was buried in wrong grave

Keith Burrell, CNN  |  Posted June 10 - 7:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

The family of an Idaho woman discovered she had been buried in the incorrect spot when they arrived at the cemetery for the funeral.
How to access Grand Teton National Park, Jackson after highway 'catastrophically failed'

How to access Grand Teton National Park, Jackson after highway 'catastrophically failed'

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 10 - 2:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

Grand Teton National Park officials are advising those planning to visit from the west to use an alternate route following last week's massive landslide along Teton Pass.
Trial scheduled for man accused of killing, mutilating new BYU-Idaho graduate

Trial scheduled for man accused of killing, mutilating new BYU-Idaho graduate

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 8 - 8:03 a.m.  |  Save Story

A trial has been scheduled to begin this month for a Georgia man accused of killing a recent Brigham Young University-Idaho graduate nearly two years ago.
2 Idaho men arrested, accused of receiving meth through courier service

2 Idaho men arrested, accused of receiving meth through courier service

Kaitlyn Hart, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 6 - 5:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

Two men face felony charges in Idaho accusing them of trafficking methamphetamine through a courier service.
A stinky situation: Solid waste spills out of truck in Idaho, closes area for cleanup

A stinky situation: Solid waste spills out of truck in Idaho, closes area for cleanup

Andrea Olson, EastIdahoNews.vom  |  Posted June 5 - 6:33 p.m.  |  Save Story

Part of a street in Ammon, Idaho, has been closed off due to a solid waste spill that stretches at least a mile.
Chad Daybell files notice of appeal, asks Idaho Supreme Court to review verdict and sentence

Chad Daybell files notice of appeal, asks Idaho Supreme Court to review verdict and sentence

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 5 - 2:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

Chad Daybell's attorney has filed an appeal and is asking the Idaho Supreme Court to examine his case, verdict and death sentence.
Chad Daybell jurors speak about 'heart-wrenching' 2-month murder trial

Chad Daybell jurors speak about 'heart-wrenching' 2-month murder trial

Collin Leonard, KSL.com and Nate Eaton, East Idaho News  |  Posted June 5 - 11:12 a.m.  |  Save Story

Seven of the 18 former jurors in the Chad Daybell triple-murder trial spoke about their experience sitting face-to-face with a man whom they would sentence to death.
Chad Daybell now in custody at maximum security prison in Ada County, Idaho

Chad Daybell now in custody at maximum security prison in Ada County, Idaho

Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted June 4 - 12:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

Chad Daybell is now in custody at the maximum security prison in Kuna, Idaho.
83-year-old woman gored by bison at Yellowstone National Park

83-year-old woman gored by bison at Yellowstone National Park

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted June 4 - 12:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

An 83-year-old woman was seriously injured at Yellowstone National Park over the weekend after park rangers say she was gored by a bison that was "defending its space."
Chad Daybell sentenced to death for the murders of Tammy Daybell, JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan

Chad Daybell sentenced to death for the murders of Tammy Daybell, JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan

Collin Leonard and Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated June 1 - 2:53 p.m.  |  Save Story

The same 12 jurors who found Chad Daybell guilty of triple murder on Thursday determined that his crimes do merit the death penalty.
Jurors to continue deliberating death penalty for Chad Daybell on Saturday

Jurors to continue deliberating death penalty for Chad Daybell on Saturday

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated May 31 - 8:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

Family of JJ Vallow, Tylee Ryan and Tammy Daybell shared how they have been impacted by the murders during the penalty phase of Chad Daybell's trial Friday.
Chad Daybell guilty of triple murder

Chad Daybell guilty of triple murder

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated May 30 - 9:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

After seven hours of deliberation, a Boise jury found Chad Daybell guilty Thursday of all charges, including three counts of first-degree murder.
The many pretrial hearings in Idaho quadruple murder case against Bryan Kohberger

The many pretrial hearings in Idaho quadruple murder case against Bryan Kohberger

Eric Levenson, CNN  |  Updated May 30 - 5:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

After yet another pretrial hearing in Bryan Kohberger's quadruple murder trial in early May, the family of one of the victims openly criticized the slow pace of the proceedings.
Alpacas in Idaho positive for bird flu

Alpacas in Idaho positive for bird flu

Lois M. Collins, Deseret News  |  Posted May 29 - 9:58 p.m.  |  Save Story

Bird flu has for the first time been found in alpacas, according to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory, which confirmed detection on a farm in Idaho where poultry had previously been culled because of the infection.
Jury deliberating whether Daybell orchestrated killings or was set up by new wife and her brother

Jury deliberating whether Daybell orchestrated killings or was set up by new wife and her brother

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated May 29 - 6:49 p.m.  |  Save Story

Jurors in the Chad Daybell triple murder trial began deliberating the case late Wednesday afternoon. Prosecutors say he orchestrated three deaths, but the defense says he was set up.
Church to break ground on second Rexburg, Idaho, temple this weekend

Church to break ground on second Rexburg, Idaho, temple this weekend

Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 29 - 8:57 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is breaking ground on its second temple in Rexburg Saturday.
Testimony wraps up in Chad Daybell murder trial; closing arguments Wednesday

Testimony wraps up in Chad Daybell murder trial; closing arguments Wednesday

Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com  |  Updated May 28 - 12:43 p.m.  |  Save Story

Jurors were excused after only a few hours of rebuttal witnesses Tuesday, and closing arguments are scheduled for Wednesday in the murder trial for Chad Daybell.
'She's been really brave': Idaho teen miraculously survives rollover crash

'She's been really brave': Idaho teen miraculously survives rollover crash

Brittni Johnson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 27 - 8:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

A 16-year-old Idaho girl is home recovering after being in a car crash that left her with several injuries, including a broken neck.
73-year-old survives five days in the wilderness after raft flips on Idaho river

73-year-old survives five days in the wilderness after raft flips on Idaho river

Kaitlyn Hart, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 27 - 7:30 a.m.  |  Save Story

A 73-year-old man endured five days in the wilderness after his raft fell apart on the Salmon River in Idaho.
How much an Idaho attorney has to pay after filing a 'frivolous pleading' in Daybell case

How much an Idaho attorney has to pay after filing a 'frivolous pleading' in Daybell case

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 24 - 9:33 a.m.  |  Save Story

A judge has issued an order imposing sanctions on an Idaho attorney who filed an error-filled motion asking to intervene in the murder case of Chad Daybell.
Mexican Consulate to help families of deceased after crash that killed 6 in Idaho Falls

Mexican Consulate to help families of deceased after crash that killed 6 in Idaho Falls

Kaitlyn Hart, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 23 - 9:53 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Mexican Consulate in Boise has announced it will be assisting the families of the deceased after a two-vehicle fatal crash last weekend in Idaho.
Some Idaho callers not able to reach 911 when using Verizon, AT&T

Some Idaho callers not able to reach 911 when using Verizon, AT&T

Kaitlyn Hart, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 23 - 7:35 p.m.  |  Save Story

Some AT&T and Verizon customers in Idaho are reporting that their 911 calls are not going through.
Biden is poised to pick up more delegates in Idaho's Democratic caucuses

Biden is poised to pick up more delegates in Idaho's Democratic caucuses

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23 - 3:18 p.m.  |  Save Story

Idaho Democrats are caucusing across the state to select their nominee for the White House, giving President Joe Biden more delegates after he already clinched his party's 2024 nomination.
Chad Daybell says he will not testify in murder trial

Chad Daybell says he will not testify in murder trial

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Updated May 23 - 2:41 p.m.  |  Save Story

The defense has rested in the Chad Daybell murder trial without him testifying. A former co-worker of his son testified of a conflicting story about the day Tammy Daybell died.
Elderly woman tells dispatcher she is handcuffed, home invader dead in 911 call

Elderly woman tells dispatcher she is handcuffed, home invader dead in 911 call

Andrea Olson, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted May 22 - 10:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

The audio recording of a 911 call reveals more details about a home invasion that led to the death of the gunman who threatened handcuffed the homeowner.
Defense 'prepared to rest' in Chad Daybell murder trial; 3 rebuttal witnesses expected

Defense 'prepared to rest' in Chad Daybell murder trial; 3 rebuttal witnesses expected

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Updated May 22 - 4:11 p.m.  |  Save Story

Chad Daybell's defense called two witnesses Wednesday, outlining the lack of location data from devices that could place Daybell on his property during the days after two children were killed.
'No scientific evidence' Tammy Daybell died of homicide, defense pathologist says

'No scientific evidence' Tammy Daybell died of homicide, defense pathologist says

Collin Leonard, KSL.com  |  Updated May 21 - 2:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

Dr. Kathy Raven, a forensic pathologist from California, contradicted autopsy results Tuesday that show Tammy Daybell died of asphyxiation, and that her cause of death was homicide.