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September 22, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Idaho woman charged with felony over chewed seat

The Associated Press SANDPOINT, Idaho — A northern Idaho woman has been charged with a felony after police said she chewed up the upholstery of a patrol car seat. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that 42-year-old Staci Anne Spence was charged late last week with felony malicious injury to property and misdemeanors including resisting arrest and…

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September 17, 2014 at 3:54 PM

Sheriff: Burned armpit hair led to Idaho car crash

The Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — A car full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after authorities say one of the passengers lit the driver’s armpit hair on fire with a lighter. The Idaho Statesman reports all five young people in the Ford Bronco were hurt in the crash Sunday and had to receive medical treatment. Authorities say…

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September 15, 2014 at 8:45 AM

Boa constrictor captured after escaping Idaho cage

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — A 9-foot Columbian boa constrictor named Trinity that escaped its southwest Idaho cage has been found after two days on the loose. Trinity didn’t appear to have traveled far after being spotted Sunday in the garage that holds the snake’s cage. Jittery neighbors with small pets and children went on alert after the…

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August 19, 2014 at 7:52 AM

Pit bull euthanized after mauling 5-year-old boy in Idaho

DESMET, Idaho (AP) — A pit bull was euthanized over the weekend after attacking a 5-year-old boy in northwestern Idaho. The Spokesman-Review reports the boy was attacked by a neighbor’s dog as he played in his aunt’s yard on Friday evening in DeSmet on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation. The boy suffered bites on his…

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July 31, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Police: Idaho 5-year-old accidentally shoots, kills playmate

The Associated Press CHUBBUCK, Idaho — A 5-year-old girl is dead after police say another 5-year-old accidentally shot her at an eastern Idaho home. Lt. Bill Guiberson of the Chubbuck Police Department says emergency workers responded to a Chubbuck home at about 3 p.m. Wednesday and took the victim to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello. The hospital confirmed later in…

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July 31, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Police: Idaho Man yells ‘Taze me;’ officers comply

The Associated Press TWIN FALLS, Idaho — An Idaho man who authorities say refused police commands and taunted police by telling them to use a stun gun on him got exactly that. The Times-News reports that 23-year-old Michael K. Brubaker of Twin Falls earlier this week pleaded not guilty to resisting or obstructing officers and battery on…

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July 30, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Idaho rape trial delayed after jury pool fails to show

The Associated Press LEWISTON, Idaho — The trial for a 19-year-old Idaho man charged with rape has been delayed for five months after nearly half of 80 potential jurors failed to show up for selection. Nez Perce County Deputy Prosecutor April Smith says only 42 people showed up at the courthouse Monday for Peter H. Bakker’s trial. The Lewiston Tribune…

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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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