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Boise fire department responds to bandshell fire | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | April 24, 2018
BOISE — Boise fire crews responded to a blaze at the Gene Harris Bandshell in Julia Davis Park shortly after 8 p.m. Monday.
Nampa business among those recalling kratom products amid salmonella outbreak | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | April 24, 2018
Idahoans are urged to avoid consuming products with kratom, which may be contaminated with salmonella. Eight people from Idaho have been infected, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.
Nampa men reported missing after fishing outing | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | April 24, 2018
Nampa Police are searching for two Nampa men who went fishing together Sunday and didn't return home.
College of Idaho men's basketball coach Scott Garson steps down to take assistant coaching job at Santa Clara | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | April 24, 2018
After spending the past five years building the College of Idaho men's basketball team into a national contender, Scott Garson is taking the next step in his coaching career.
UPDATE: Police arrest Nampa woman in double-stabbing case | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | April 24, 2018
NAMPA — Police arrested a Nampa woman suspected in Sunday’s double stabbing that left both victims seriously injured.
Band Shell in Julia Davis Park Damaged by Fire | KBOI
KBOI | April 24, 2018
  Boise firefighters responded to a fire at the Gene Harris bandshell located in Julia Davis Park in Boise. The fire was reported shortly after 8 pm. When crews arrived they found fire burning up the exterior wall and into the attic of the building. After assessing the structure, Boise Fire tel...
UPDATED: Gene Harris Bandshell Fire was “Human Caused” | KBOI
KBOI | April 24, 2018
photo: Boise Parks and Recreation Boise (670 KBOI News) – Boise Fire investigators think the fire Monday night at the Gene Harris Bandshell in Julia Davis Park was set by someone…that it was not an electrical fire. Parks and Recreation Director Doug Holloway says details are still scarc...
April 16, 2018: What to Know | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | April 24, 2018
James Comey tells all, the Boston Marathon kicks off, a ban on large sugary beverages in New York City and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child comes to Broadway. Former FBI director James Comey's tell-all book, A Higher Loyalty, hits book stands tomorrow, but Comey...
Boise Police Investigating Report of North End Knife Attack | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | April 24, 2018
Police identify the suspect as male, about six feet tall with a large build. He was wearing a long-sleeved shirt. Boise Police are investigating a report of the battery of an 18-year-old female in Boise's North End in the late evening hours of April 22. Police sa...
Amazon Begins Delivering Packages to Car Trunks, Back Seats | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | April 24, 2018
Salt Lake City, Seattle and Portland are a few of the dozens of U.S. cities where the service is being tested. Amazon is already entering people's homes via its Amazon Key in-home delivery service. But beginning this morning, Amazon rolled out a new service that ...
Woman Attacked on North End Street, Investigators Don’t Have Much to Go On | KBOI
KBOI | April 24, 2018
Boise (670 KBOI News) – Boise Police are asking for your help, if you know anything about a battery that happened Sunday night in the North End. Haley Williams with the BPD says about 10:30, a woman was walking home, when she was grabbed from behind near 11th and Front. Unfortunately, she was...
April 24, 2018: What to Know | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | April 24, 2018
Tragedy in Toronto, a bandshell blaze in Boise, a plastic bag ban proposal in New York and the geese are back on the blue turf at Boise State. The investigation continues into a horrific event in downtown Toronto, Canada. At least 10 people were killed and 15 oth...
Bank Robber Busted in Cascade | KBOI
KBOI | April 24, 2018
  The Valley County Sheriff’s Office says they have arrested a California man after he robbed a bank in Cascade Monday afternoon. KBOI-2-TV reports, the bank’s silent alarm notified them of the robbery at the Umpqua Bank around 2:30 p.m. Witnesses say a man wearing a bright orange s...
UPDATE: Due to Crash of Direct Pay Website, IRS Extends Tax Day Deadline By One Day | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | April 24, 2018
The IRS apologized for the issue and said it appreciated everyone's patience." UPDATE: April 17, 2018 5 p.m. The  Internal Revenue Service's Direct Pay website was back online by Tuesday afternoon after being unavailable for most of the day. IRS officials announ...
White House Chief of Staff Contradicts White House Claim on VA Shakeup | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | April 24, 2018
John Kelly told veterans groups last week that President Trump decided to remove VA secretary David Shulkin, despite the administration’s insistence that Shulkin resigned. The dispute could have legal implications for VA policies. White House chief of staff John...
Democratic candidates to meet with public at C of I Monday night | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | April 23, 2018
The College of Idaho Young Democrats will host the Canyon County Democratic Party tonight, welcoming 19 candidates to meet and mingle with constituents, according to a press release.
Scammers claim to be Meridian police, ask for money | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | April 23, 2018
Phone scammers are targeting Treasure Valley residents claiming to be from the Meridian Police Department and demanding money.
Ontario Police investigating stabbing, 1 in critical condition | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | April 23, 2018
ONTARIO, Ore. — Police are investigating a stabbing that left a man in critical condition Sunday morning, according to the Ontario Police Department.
Law enforcement continues search for Boise man who fell into Snake River | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | April 23, 2018
Law enforcement continues to search for a 31-year-old Boise man who reportedly fell out of a canoe into the Snake River Saturday, according to the Ada County Sheriff's Office.
Police search for Nampa woman, considered 'armed and dangerous,' following double stabbing | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | April 23, 2018
NAMPA — Police are searching for a person of interest in connection to a stabbing that seriously injured two women, according to the Nampa Police Department.
Here's what you need to know for the Canyon County elections | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | April 23, 2018
The Canyon County primary elections are Tuesday, May 15. Here’s what you need to know as the election approaches:
DUI sentencings | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | April 23, 2018
The following people were sentenced in 3rd District Court from April 11 to April 17 for misdemeanor driving under the influence:
Have you seen this man? | KBOI
KBOI | April 23, 2018
    The Payette County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a man they say intentionally forced his mother off the road while she was driving to the Sheriff’s office for help. Deputies responded to the crash on US Highway 95 north of 19th Avenue. When deputies arrived they found...
UPDATE: Suspect in Nampa Stabbings Arrested | KBOI
KBOI | April 23, 2018
Nampa (670 KBOI News) – Nampa Police say they’ve arrested the suspect in two stabbings that happened Sunday. According to the Idaho Press-Tribune, Paula Gaitan was arrested this afternoon. Police had warned the public that she was armed and dangerous. She’s accused of stabbing the...
Suspect Sought After Double Stabbing in Nampa | KBOI
KBOI | April 23, 2018
  On Sunday, at approximately 10:46 pm the Nampa Police Department received a call for two female victims who had arrived at a local hospital with stab wounds. One is an 18-year-old, the other is 25-years-old, and both are from Nampa. The women had serious injuries and were treated. Nampa Polic...
How to Celebrate Arbor Day in the City of Trees | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | April 23, 2018
Both city officials and local groups will be celebrating Arbor Day on Friday, April 27. Considering Boise is nicknamed The City of Trees—a moniker derived from the root of the city's name, the French word bois or "wood"—it's no surprise that both city official...
IDFG Plans to Stock Thousands of Rainbow Trout in Next Few Weeks | KBOI
KBOI | April 23, 2018
photo: Idaho Fish and Game Boise (670 KBOI News) – Wasn’t the weekend weather great? The warm temperatures and sunny skies have a lot of people in the Treasure Valley thinking it’s time to grab the tackle box and head out to the local pond for some fishing. Evin Oneale with Idaho ...
Philanthropists Disavowing OxyContin May Have Benefited From It | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | April 23, 2018
A little-known court document sheds light on the family feud over the multibillion-dollar painkiller’s association with the opioid crisis. This story was co-published with The Atlantic. Much as the role of the addictive multibillion-dollar painkiller OxyContin i...
Kratom Recalled Nationwide, Nampa Retailer Issues its Own Recall | KBOI
KBOI | April 23, 2018
photo: Pain Doctors Boise (670 KBOI News) – If you’ve never heard of kratom, you’re not alone. But it’s the subject of an FDA recall, because it’s believed to be tainted with salmonella. Niki Forbing-Orr with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says it’s m...
Search Continues in Snake River for Missing Boise Man | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | April 23, 2018
The Ada County Sheriff's Office is being assisted by deputies from the Canyon and Owyhee county sheriff's offices. The Ada County Sheriff's Office is still searching for a Boise man who fell out of a canoe and into the Snake River April 21. According to ACSO, the...
April 23, 2018: What to Know | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | April 23, 2018
Welcoming a little prince, a spectacular spring forecast, A Quiet Place reclaims the box office crown, the Steelheads are still fighting, and no handshake, no citizenship, at least in France. Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a boy early today. Kensin...
Nampa to host Community Development Block Grant workshop May 3 | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | April 22, 2018
NAMPA — Nampa will host a Community Development Block Grant Application Workshop for the 2018 program year, which begins Oct. 1, at 9 a.m. May 3 in Nampa City Hall, according to a press release.
Betsy Russell joins the Idaho Press-Tribune | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | April 22, 2018
Veteran Idaho journalist Betsy Russell is the new Boise bureau chief and state capital reporter for the Idaho Press-Tribune and Adams Publishing Group.
Payette man suspected of forcing mother in car off road | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | April 22, 2018
PAYETTE — The Payette County Sheriff’s Office announced Saturday it is searching for a man suspected of forcing his mother’s car off the road while she was in it Thursday night.
As population outpaces police staffing, Nampa PD aims to catch up | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | April 22, 2018
NAMPA — With Nampa Police Department staffing unchanged for the last decade, and Nampa’s crime rate one of the highest in the Treasure Valley, the police department is asking for a bigger budget for the upcoming fiscal year for new…
2C Spotlight: Jedidiah Snelson | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | April 22, 2018
NAMPA — Jedidiah Snelson, along with his wife Danielle and four other partners, recently opened a CrossFit gym in Nampa called CrossFit Fireside.
Billion-Dollar Blessings | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | April 22, 2018
How Jerry Falwell Jr. transformed Liberty University, one of the religious right's most powerful institutions, into a wildly lucrative online empire. This story was co-published with The New York Times Magazine. It was the start of the 2017 Fall Family Weekend at ...
Current, Former IDOC Correctional Officers Charged in Large-Scale Drug Operation | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | April 22, 2018
The FBI, the Boise Police Department, the Meridian Police Department, and the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office participated in the investigation. Federal law enforcement arrested four current correctional officers at the Idaho Department of Correction, a former I...
Idaho Health Officials Say E. Coli Infections, Hospitalizations Tied to Pre-chopped Romaine Lettuce | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | April 22, 2018
Officials at the Idaho Division of Public Health advise people who have pre-chopped romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona, or an unknown source to throw it out. Health officials say at least eight Idahoans have come down with E. coli infections after eating pre-chop...
Trump Body Man Turned EPA Whistleblower Is Violating Ethics Rules, the Agency Says | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | April 22, 2018
Kevin Chmielewski, who was fired by the EPA in March, spent a year in the Trump administration but never filed a financial disclosure form. That could bring criminal consequences. Kevin Chmielewski, the former Trump campaign “body man” who worked at both the D...
April 13, 2018: What to Know | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | April 22, 2018
Trump's potential turnabout on TPP, sunshine returns to the Treasure Valley, a possible reboot of Mad About You and Daniel Craig renews his license to kill. In what could be a dramatic turnabout, President Donald Trump now says he's looking into rejoining the tra...
City of Boise Begins Online Survey on Safety, Services, Transportation | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | April 22, 2018
City officials say the web survey should take 15-20 minutes to complete. All survey responses are anonymous. Officials at Boise City Hall have launched the next stage in the city's latest survey of public opinion. The survey, conducted every two years, gives citi...
UPDATE: Boise Woman Charged in Front Street Homicide | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | April 22, 2018
Kimberly Swa, 35, was ordered held with no bond. If convicted of First Degree Murder, she faces a possible sentence of life in prison or the death penalty. UPDATE: April 16, 2018 During a Monday, April 16 arraignment, prosecutors accused 35-year-old Kimberly Swa ...
Idaho Press | April 22, 2018
CALDWELL — The Caldwell Police Department and and the Drug Enforcement Administration are holding a prescription drug take-back April 28 in order to prevent pill abuse.
Caldwell students to host 'Cougamedy' improv show | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | April 21, 2018
Caldwell High School's theater department is putting on its eighth annual improv show, Cougamedy, on April 27. The show features student skill in production as well as acting.
Nampa man found guilty in China Blue fatal stabbing | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | April 21, 2018
BOISE — After an eight-day jury trial, a Nampa man was found guilty Thursday of a 2017 fatal stabbing at a Boise night club, the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney's Office announced.
Women’s choir concert to benefit Emmett Pool | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | April 21, 2018
The Emmett Women’s Choir, “the giving choir," will hold their spring benefit concert at 7 p.m. May 1 in the Emmett High School atrium.
Boise Police Investigating Possible Child Enticement | Boise Weekly
Boise Weekly | April 21, 2018
Police say the suspect is described as having short dark hair, tattoos on both arms and nose ring. He was wearing a black leather vest and had slight facial hair. Boise Police are looking for the public's assistance in their investigation into a report of possibl...
Woman at center of 2000 attack has sentence commuted | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | April 20, 2018
CALDWELL — Third District Court Judge Juneal C. Kerrick today commuted the sentence of a Sarah Kathleen Pearce who has been in and out of corrections after the 2000 attack on a Washington woman in Caldwell.
Ada, Canyon gas prices at $3.14 per gallon average, while statewide sits at $3.03 | Idaho Press
Idaho Press | April 20, 2018
Idaho gas prices have eclipsed $3 per gallon as the state average sits 18 percent higher than it was a month ago, at $3.03 per gallon, according to Idaho AAA.