COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho man has been charged with arson and aggravated battery after prosecutors say he doused his girlfriend with kerosene and lit her on fire.
Idaho teen says he made $35k in 4 days plowing Seattle
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho teen says he made $35,000 in four days by charging as much as $750 an hour to plow during the early-February snowstorms in...
Police: Man travels to have sex with underage girl
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — An Oregon man potentially faces a 15-year prison sentence after authorities said he traveled 365 miles (587 kilometers) to have a sex with a teenage girl.
The Coeur d'Alene Press reports 36-year-old Eric Anderson, of Damascus, Oregon, was charged Thursday with one felony count of using the internet to entice a child under the age of 16 for sex.
Idaho State Police could add more motorcycle patrols
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State Police troopers could start patrolling Pocatello and Coeur d'Alene on motorcycles.
Idaho State Police Colonel Kedrick Wills told the Legislature's budget-setting Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee on Tuesday that motorcycle troopers can do traffic enforcement as well as help with special events such as a popular Ironman competition in Coeur d'Alene.
Bill that could void Idaho Medicaid expansion to get hearing
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Senate panel voted Monday to hold a hearing on legislation to drop Medicaid expansion in Idaho if the federal government changes the percentage it pays for the program.
The bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Mary Souza of Coeur d'Alene also authorizes an optional workforce training program. The Senate Health and Welfare Committee voted 5-4 to hold the hearing.
Woman pleads guilty to embezzling housing funds
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, woman who remains under investigation for the suspicious death of her husband has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than a half million dollars from the North Idaho Housing Coalition.
BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=
Ambrose School 56, Riverstone International School 38
Northern Idaho man gets up to 10 years for infant’s death
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho man convicted of killing his girlfriend's 7-month-old daughter has been sentenced to five to 10 years in prison.
First District Judge Scott Wayman said Monday that 24-year-old Cody Hull will have to serve at least five years before he can be eligible for parole on the voluntary manslaughter conviction.
BOYS PREP BASKETBALL=
Ambrose School 79, Compass Public Charter School 38
Blackfoot 65, Bonneville 54
Boise 69, Mountain View 62
Borah 61, Capital 55
Burley 48, Wood River 41
Camas County 63, Hagerman 37
Castleford 64, Twin Falls Christian Academy 40
Century 79, Canyon Ridge 52
Coeur d'Alene 61, Lakeland 46
Eagle 60, Skyview 52
Garden Valley 64, Horseshoe Bend 59
Genesis Preparatory Academy 61, Northwest Christian (Colbert), Wash. 41
Adult film actress pleads innocent to murder for hire
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — An adult film actress from Post Falls, Idaho, is pleading innocent to charges that she tried to hire someone to kill another person.
The Spokesman-Review reported that 31-year-old Katrina L. Danforth entered the plea on Wednesday in federal court in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
Danforth makes adult films under the name Lynn Pleasant.
70-year-old driver killed in crash near Post Falls, Idaho
POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A 70-year-old Coeur d'Alene man died in a single-vehicle crash near Post Falls.
The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene at about 10 p.m. Monday.
The driver had struck a light pole at West Seltice Way and North Beck Road. He had to be extricated from his vehicle and was pronounced dead.
Bald eagles return to Lake Coeur d’Alene for salmon spawn
LAKE COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Scores of eagles are back at Lake Coeur d'Alene.
The Spokesman-Review reports migrating bald eagles stop every year at the lake from November to February to catch spawning kokanee salmon.
School officials raise concerns about new Idaho website
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho State Department of Education has rolled out a website featuring its new K-12 Report Card, but district officials say some school information is misleading.
Snowmobile driver dies in crash in Idaho
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man died in a snowmobile crash near Coeur d'Alene.
Idaho State Police troopers said the crash happened Sunday afternoon.
KBOI-TV reports that Benjamini Millward of Oldtown, Idaho was driving his snowmobile and failed to negotiate a left hand turn.
Incoming freshman Congressman Fulcher not naive about DC
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Incoming freshman congressman Russ Fulcher said he's "not naive" about his role in Washington, D.C.
As the new kid on the block, he doesn't anticipate the next Speaker of the House will ask his opinion on the issues of the day.
The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that Fulcher plans to focus on constituent services.
2 charged with embezzling $800,000 from amusement park
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Two northern Idaho residents have been indicted by a grand jury and face charges that they embezzled $800,000 from an amusement park.
Forty-four-year-old Melissa K. Foeller and 43-year-old Christopher A. Wyatt each face five counts of grand theft following the indictments filed Wednesday in 1st District Court.
Foeller worked as an accounting manager at Silverwood Theme Park in Athol. Wyatt was Silverwood's former chief financial officer.
- The Spokesman-ReviewHundreds ring in New Year with icy dip in Lake Coeur d'Alene for Polar Bear PlungeJanuary 2, 2019
- Idaho State JournalPrep roundup 10-19-18: Century's soccer teams advance to state consolation championshipsOctober 21, 2018
- Idaho State JournalHS football: Highland burned for 500 yards in 42-20 loss at Coeur d'AleneSeptember 22, 2018
- Idaho State JournalHS football: Highland remains top-ranked 5A team in latest media pollSeptember 19, 2018
Man found not guilty of committing hate crime
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man charged with a felony hate crime has been acquitted.
A jury on Thursday found Richard Sovenski, 52, of Hayden, not guilty of malicious harassment, but guilty of a misdemeanor charge of battery, the Coeur d'Alene Press reported .
Woman takes plea deal in stealing from housing coalition
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A Coeur d'Alene woman has agreed to a plea deal in U.S. District Court in Idaho on charges that she committed three counts of wire fraud and stole almost $580,000 from the federal government.
The Spokesman-Review reports the plea agreement, filed Wednesday, says Lori Isenberg could face up to 20 years and fines of $250,000.
Conductors sue railroad, allege responsibility for illness
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Two rail conductors who formerly worked for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad are suing the train company in Idaho state court, claiming they became ill after being exposed to dangerous materials on the job.
Idaho police warn of traffic hazards as bald eagles return
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State Police are warning that the expected returned of bald eagles to a lake in northern Idaho will likely also draw people and boost traffic hazards.
KBOI-TV reported Sunday bald eagles return to Lake Coeur d'Alene every year to feed on salmon in the lake.
Northern Idaho human remains could be 200 years old
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Northern Idaho authorities say human remains found at a construction site are no longer the focus of a criminal investigation because the bones are from 50 to 200 years old.
The Coeur d'Alene Police Department in a statement Thursday says it has no unsolved cases dating back that far.
Officer Mario Rios says a private lab in Seattle determined the age of the bones that were found Tuesday afternoon not far from the city's public library in Coeur d'Alene.
Human remains found a N. Idaho construction site
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Northern Idaho officials say workers preparing a site for new construction found human bones.
The Coeur d'Alene Police Department tells the Coeur d'Alene Press that workers found the bones Tuesday afternoon not far from the city's public library.
Authorities have released few details other than to confirm the bones are human.
Idaho officials suspend steelhead season in face of lawsuit
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho wildlife officials have decided to suspend the current steelhead fishing season because of a possible federal lawsuit by six conservation groups contending the state's steelhead regulations harm federally protected wild steelhead.
The Idaho Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday voted to end the current season on Dec. 7.
Idaho woman denies stealing from housing coalition
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho woman is denying that she stole more than $500,000 from a nonprofit that helps low- to moderate-income people buy homes.
Sixty-four-year-old Lori Isenberg pleaded not guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Coeur d'Alene to three counts of wire fraud and one count of theft from a federal program.
Isenberg was fired as the director of nonprofit North Idaho Housing Coalition on Jan. 24.
Jury orders man to pay damages in triple-fatal boat crash
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — An eastern Washington man found not guilty of three counts of involuntary manslaughter in a criminal trial following a boating crash on Lake Coeur d'Alene in northern Idaho has been ordered to pay $180,000 in a civil case.
A jury on Monday determined Dennis Magner of Spokane, Washington, is 30 percent responsible for the crash.
Daughters of N. Idaho embezzling suspect plead guilty
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — The daughters of a northern Idaho woman facing federal wire fraud charges have each pleaded guilty to taking money that was supposed to help poor families find affordable housing.
Thirty-nine-year-old Amber Annette Hosking and 36-year-old Jessica Fay Barnes each pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in northern Idaho to conspiracy to commit a federal program theft.
Residents upset after hunter kills deer in city park
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Residents of one Coeur d'Alene neighborhood are upset that steps aren't being taken to prevent hunting in a popular city park.
The Coeur d'Alene Press reports a deer gut pile found in the park recently prompted concerns from residents who fear getting shot by hunters.
Washington man sentenced for killing Idaho dog
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — An eastern Washington man has been sentenced to a year in jail after beating to death an 11-month old dog in northern Idaho.
Twenty-four-year-old Austin Matott of Spokane received the sentence Thursday in 1st District Court for killing a Corgi and Red Heeler mix named Hank in July 2017 near Hauser, Idaho.
Political action committee reports donation from Idaho tribe
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal political action committee created in July reports that it received a $25,000 contribution from the Coeur d'Alene Tribe but has spent no money.
Strength and Progress posted its quarterly report Monday to the Federal Election Commission's website. The super PAC has said it will spend money on Native American issues nationally.
Northern Idaho man cites self-defense in fatal shooting
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Bond will remain at $100,000 for a 41-year-old northern Idaho man who says he shot and killed another man in self-defense.
A Coeur d'Alene Magistrate judge on Monday ruled that William Carlson's bond was sensible even though Carlson doesn't have a criminal record.
Police say Carlson shot and killed 24-year-old Tyler S. Liles on Saturday with one shot from a .38-caliber handgun to the chest.
Bounty hunter found not guilty of trespassing charge
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A jury has acquitted a bounty hunter after he was accused of terrorizing a Coeur d'Alene family by threatening to break into their home to find a fugitive who wasn't there.
Idaho education board adopts new college funding model
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho State Board of Education has approved a plan to fund the state's public colleges and universities based on the number of graduates they produce.
The board on Thursday approved the plan, which board spokesman Mike Keckler said will be phased-in over three years, with $16 million in new state funding set for fiscal year 2020, the Coeur d'Alene Press reported .
Little, Jordan talk issues at Idaho gubernatorial debate
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's gubernatorial candidates struck starkly different tones on topics ranging from transparency to health care and education during a live televised debate Monday evening.
Woman pleads innocent to murder by reason of insanity
COLFAX, Wash. (AP) — A woman accused of fatally shooting a Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, man in Colfax, Washington, has pleaded innocent by reason of insanity.
The Spokesman-Review reports Ashley Myers entered the plea to second-degree murder Friday in Whitman County Superior Court.
2 people hospitalized after their car hit a moose
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State Police say two people were hospitalized after their car struck a moose on U.S. 95 south of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that a Subaru Legacy driven by 34-year-old Derek Gregory of Hayden was traveling southbound on U.S. 95 at 2:34 a.m. Saturday when it struck a moose.
Ballot initiatives, governor’s race draw most campaign money
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A ballot initiative seeking to legalize historical horse racing devices that opponents say are the equivalent of illegal slot machines is drawing the most money leading up to Idaho's November election.
Campaign finance reports filed Wednesday with the secretary of state's office show the Committee to Save Idaho Horse Racing in support of Proposition 1 raised about $2 million since the May primary.