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July 15, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Pilot mistake sends pingpong balls raining down on highway

BLACKFOOT, Idaho (AP) — A pilot who dropped 3,000 pingpong balls that were redeemable for prizes missed a crowd assembled for the stunt and instead hit a nearby interstate. Organizers immediately called off the contest. Aaron Moon and helpers on Saturday told revelers at Blackfoot Pride Days not to risk retrieving the pingpong balls amid high-speed…

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June 13, 2014 at 6:38 AM

Idaho girl being treated after bite from rabid bat

The Associated Press IDAHO FALLS, Idaho  — A southeast Idaho teenager is receiving treatment after being bitten by a bat that tested positive for rabies. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare tells KIFI-TV that the 16-year-old girl is expected to recover. Authorities say the girl found the bat at Civitan Park in Idaho Falls last week. She put the…

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May 22, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Police: BASE jumper too drunk to exit canyon

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A 30-year-old South Carolina BASE jumper who successfully parachuted into the Snake River Canyon had to be rescued because he was too intoxicated to walk out on his own, say south-central Idaho authorities. The Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office says Walter Wooton of York County landed safely after the daylight leap…

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May 22, 2014 at 10:26 AM

Idaho man who lived with bodies wants record cleared

REXBURG, Idaho (AP) — A southeastern Idaho man who lived with the partially mummified bodies of his wife and daughter for years wants his involuntary manslaughter convictions cleared from his record. The Post Register reports in a story on Thursday that 74-year-old Kenichi David Kaneko made the request in 7th District Court. Kaneko in 2007 was sentenced…

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March 14, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Renton man one of three charged in Idaho home invasion, robbery

The Associated Press SANDPOINT, Idaho — Authorities say a 57-year-old Elmira resident shot in the face during a home invasion was also doused with gasoline. Court documents obtained by the Bonner County Daily Bee say the man sustained a superficial wound on his cheek from a bullet and the gas wasn’t ignited during Monday’s attack. Three men are…

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March 7, 2014 at 8:39 AM

Idaho man convicted in attempt to ‘dust’ low-flying crop-duster

The Associated Press TWIN FALLS, Idaho  — A south-central Idaho man has been convicted of shooting at a crop-duster. The Times-News reports that a jury on Thursday found 42-year-old Christopher V. Lewis, of Filer, guilty of felony discharging a firearm at an aircraft. Prosecutors say the pilot told police he saw someone wielding a shotgun below…

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January 31, 2014 at 1:37 PM

Washington buyers boost Idaho liquor sales by $10M

The Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — The head of Idaho’s liquor division says state liquor stores had about $10 million in additional sales from Washington customers last year. The Spokesman-Review newspaper reports Jeff Anderson told lawmakers that the bump was not so much because the stores sold more bottles statewide, but because northern Idaho stores saw an…

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January 30, 2014 at 11:16 AM

NW crime roundup: Big dippers … cat foodie … outhouse arson

Some unusual crimes making headlines around the Northwest this morning. In Fairbanks, Alaska, two men were captured on video breaking into a smoke shop sometime between late Monday night and early Tuesday morning and stealing $1,000 worth of chewing tobacco. Police say the burglars took 40 rolls of chewing tobacco and several class marijuana pipes. Talk about big dippers. Meanwhile, in…

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December 27, 2013 at 10:06 AM

Federal judge allows Idaho wolf derby on FS land

JOHN MILLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — A federal judge allowed a wolf derby to proceed on public land in Idaho, ruling its organizers aren’t required to get a special permit from the U.S. Forest Service. U.S. District Magistrate Judge Candy Wagahoff Dale issued the ruling Friday, hours after a morning hearing. WildEarth Guardians and other environmental groups had…

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December 27, 2013 at 6:45 AM

Reward offered in Idaho animal cruelty cases

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Humane Society is offering $5,000 in reward money, hoping somebody turns in the perpetrators behind animal cruelty cases in southwestern Idaho. In one, mallard ducks in Meridian were hit this month by darts from what was apparently a blowgun. Though the ducks didn’t die immediately, they may not survive if they’re…

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