TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Idaho received an overall grade of “F″ in a new tobacco control report from the American Lung Association.
The 2019 “State of Tobacco Control” outlines three recommendations for Idaho: increase funding for tobacco prevention and control work, raise the legal age ...
Idaho LGBTQ youth feel unsafe at school, survey shows
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Most of the Idaho youth who took part in a national survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer teenagers say they regularly hear homophobic remarks at school.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Some laws were created to keep us safe. Others help enhance or protect the state’s business and agriculture. Certain acts are against the law because they are offensive or deemed to be in bad taste. And others are an attempt to conform to a moral code. But as far as Twin ...
Grant allows rural Idaho kids to get ready for kindergarten
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A $14.2-million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will allow children in Idaho and other rural states to prepare for kindergarten through an online program.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Alex Frandsen considers herself lucky.
She was in two foster-care homes before she lived with her grandmother for two years. When she was 18 years old, she was homeless. She lived out of motels for months.
Now, Anderson is the first resident living in the ...
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S. Idaho man who raped boy gets 20 years in prison
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A 52-year-old south-central Idaho man who raped a 15-year-old boy he met on Craigslist has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Tod Weber of Twin Falls received the sentence on Monday in 5th District Court and must serve 10 years before becoming eligible for ...
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two children at different points in 2017 and 2018.
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Officials weigh use of trailers to house inmates after fire
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Officials in one Idaho county that has struggled with space in its jail are considering the use of mobile trailers to house prisoners after a recent jail fire left some inmates without beds.
Twin Falls County found beds in neighboring counties for 15 of the 32 ...
City bans setting certain traps without permit or license
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Twin Falls residents now are banned from setting traps that are designed to injure or kill an animal.
The City Council on Monday unanimously approved an ordinance on the trap ban after city officials learned of incidents where residents have used similar traps to ...
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Retail businesses prep for holiday season with extra workers
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Despite unemployment around 2.3 percent, local retailers didn’t have too hard of a time finding people looking to line their pockets with a little extra cash this holiday season.
Employers such as Target, Costco and Kmart ramped up their hiring efforts weeks ago, ...
1 dead, 1 severely injured in Idaho tree-trimming accident
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say one man was killed and another was injured during a tree trimming accident on Tuesday.
Cassia County Detective Kevin Horak told
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A new state scholarship program designed to help adults return to college is only being used by 28 residents so far, but Idaho officials say the program is still ramping up.
Finding the proper send-off for your four-legged friend
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — For many people, pets are family. And for Charles Schabacker, that connection doesn’t stop upon their death.
Schabacker has had his pets cremated, and when he dies, he wants his ashes to be mixed with theirs. With the growing popularity of cremation over the past ...
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man who police say shot a man working in a Burley transmission shop in an attempted robbery has pleaded guilty.
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Deputies cleared of wrongdoing in home invasion, fatal fire
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Prosecutors have cleared Ada County Sheriff’s deputies who shot at a Nampa man before he broke into a Boise house, set it on fire and died in the blaze.
Pavel Florea had extremely high levels of methamphetamine when he also pointed a shotgun at deputies on Sept. 27, ...
Police investigating death of infant twin brothers
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say an investigation is underway after infant twin brothers in Idaho died despite efforts by first responders to save them.
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — On a mid-September evening, as the sun sank into the Snake River Canyon, several dozen strangers gathered at the Perrine Bridge to send a simple message.
Using pipe cleaners, they adorned the bridge with bright orange bracelets bearing two words: “Love yourself.” ...
HAGERMAN, Idaho (AP) — A man was pulled from his burning pick-up truck by a sheriff’s deputy and a passer-by in southern Idaho.
The man, who has not been identified, was driving an older model truck on U.S. 30 south of Hagerman when it went over a 10-foot embankment on Friday.
Lincoln Elementary bids farewell to volunteer ‘Grandpa Jack’
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Hundreds of Lincoln Elementary School students clapped and cheered for Jackie Dayley, known to many as “Grandpa.”
Lincoln Elementary held an assembly honoring “Grandpa Jack,” who is wrapping up about 16 years of volunteering at the school through the College of ...
Idaho school district adding unarmed security aides
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A southern Idaho school district is adding unarmed security aides to help bolster the protection of its students and faculty.
Twin Falls School District trustees voted in July to hire the unarmed school security aides, the Times-News
S. Idaho man pleads guilty in fatal drive-by shooting case
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A south-central Idaho man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder following the drive-by shooting death of a 15-year-old boy.
The Times-News reports that 21-year-old Gerardo Chavez pleaded guilty Friday in 5th District Court in ...
New test will better measure Idaho students’ reading skills
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Idaho students in kindergarten through third grade are gearing up to take a new reading test designed to feel like a computer game.
Companies seek to increase weight limits on US 93, Idaho 75
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Two companies have asked the Idaho Transportation Department to allow heavier trucks on highways crossing a dozen south-central Idaho bridges.
The proposed increase to the weight limit could mean fewer but heavier trucks on sections of U.S. 93 and Idaho 75 because ...
Fewer arriving refugees means fewer workers in Magic Valley
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Idaho has welcomed far fewer refugees this year, which means resettlement agencies have more time to work with families, but local businesses are scrambling to find workers.
The College of Southern Idaho’s Refugee Center is on track to resettle 71 people this year, ...
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A southern Idaho man who was charged with dragging a woman alongside his truck before running her over has entered a modified guilty plea in court.
OAKLEY, Idaho (AP) — On the evening of Aug. 5, 2012, a bolt of lightning shot from the clouds, striking the northeastern edge of the South Hills. Minutes later, a trickle of smoke climbed from Cave Canyon, near the Big Cottonwood Wildlife Management Area in Cassia County.
The Cave Canyon ...
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — As Twin Falls expands as a regional hub, the jail and prosecutor’s desk are overflowing with felons and felony cases.
The county prosecuting attorney’s office is on track to deal with an estimated 900 felony cases this year, nearly double what the office saw 10 ...
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A south-central Idaho teacher who told police he had sex with a girl he knew to be underage has been found not guilty of rape.
Twin Falls County Prosecuting Attorney Grant Loebs said the jury’s decision on Wednesday to find 40-year-old Jason Benjamin not guilty of ...
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A south-central Idaho man facing charges in the death of his girlfriend’s 20-month-old daughter has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.
The Times-News reports that 33-year-old Joshua Molina of Jerome on Monday in 5th ...
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A recent inspection of a small stream and stretch of river in Twin Falls found several noxious weeds and invasive species.
Invasive species are classified as animals or plants that are not native to an area. The invasive species outgrow and out-compete native ...
BELLEVUE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities have evacuated some recreation areas in central Idaho because of extreme wildfire behavior in the region.
The Twin Falls District of the Bureau of Land Management said in a release that the Sharps fire was reported to dispatchers at about 11 a.m. on ...
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — It could take emergency responders more than 10 minutes to respond to the Valley School District’s rural and geographically isolated campus in Hazelton.
The approximately 500-student district in Jerome County is working to combat that issue.
In March, the ...
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Public health advisories have been issued for two south-central Idaho reservoirs due to harmful algae blooms.
The Times-News reports that the South Central Public Health District and Idaho Department of Environmental Quality on ...
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A south-central Idaho woman facing charges in the death of her 20-month-old daughter has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.
Twenty-three-year-old Amanda Dunlap of Twin Falls on Monday in 5th District Court also pleaded not guilty to eight felony charges of ...
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Officials at a south-central Idaho charter school have approved allowing a school employee to carry a concealed firearm on campus.
The Times-News reports that Xavier Charter School’s board of trustees on Thursday unanimously ...
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — The assessed value of yogurt company Chobani’s Twin Falls plant is $216 million higher than it should be, company officials said.
the Twin Falls County assessor’s office had initially valued the property at more than $495 million, the Times-News
KIMBERLY, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in south-central Idaho say two people have been found dead in a home in Kimberly.
Twin Falls County Coroner Gene Turley tells The Times-News that it appears to be a murder-suicide.
Law enforcement officials found ...
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio truck driver was killed in a fiery explosion when two tractor-trailers collided on Interstate 84 in southern Idaho.
The Idaho Transportation Department says all lanes of I-84 east of Twin Falls have reopened following Tuesday’s collision ...
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man has been sentenced to nearly 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of attempted sexual abuse of a child under 16 that involved trying to lure children into his car.
Chad McLean, 41, of Caldwell was arrested in September after three ...
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials are offering a $500 reward for information leading to the prosecution of whoever removed a large sign identifying a wild horse herd area in southwestern Idaho.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management in a news release Wednesday says the 12-foot sign ...
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Early statewide results show that Idaho 11th-graders did slightly worse on this year’s SAT college entrance exam than in 2017.
The state Department of Education released data last week revealing how students preformed on standardized tests they took in the spring, ...
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Idaho is at the forefront of a nationwide movement toward renewable energy.
As of 2015, it ranked 44th in the nation for total carbon dioxide emissions, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. And as Idaho Power Co. seeks to cut carbon dioxide ...
JEROME, Idaho (AP) — Police say two people died and three others were injured after a six-vehicle chain-reaction crash Sunday night in southern Idaho.
Brian Trappen, 26, of Twin Falls was driving a Ford F-250 pickup eastbound in the westbound lanes of Interstate 84 near Jerome, Idaho, the ...
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Keith Davis became Lincoln County’s only doctor at the stroke of midnight.
It was a late summer night in 1985, and Davis had recently completed his residency, the last month of it spent working at Shoshone Family Medical Center. The center’s lone doctor, Royal ...
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A former Twin Falls police officer has been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing young girls.
William Jansen was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty in March to two counts of sexual abuse of a child under 16, The Times-News