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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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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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