September 1, 2012
at Air Force 49, Idaho State 21: Cody Getz ran for 218 yards and three touchdowns, Connor Dietz rushed for 74 and a score and had 142 yards passing, and the Falcons tuned up for next week's matchup against Michigan by cruising past the Bengals. Jon Lee and Mike DeWitt also had touchdown runs for the Falcons, who ran for 490 yards and had 628 yards of total offense. Kevin Yost was 41 of 52 for 355 yards passing and two touchdowns, and Josh Hill had 55 yards receiving and two scores for the Bengals.
August 18, 2012 |
Idaho residents in the path of a wildfire prepared to evacuate Saturday as firefighters in Washington braced for thunderstorms and lightning that could make it more difficult to contain a massive blaze there. When flames from the 83,000-acre Trinity Ride fire in Idaho fire began to singe the canyons surrounding Featherville, Id. on Saturday, firefighters held an urgent meeting with local residents. “It's not a question of if the fire will come down to the town,” spokesman Steve Till said.
July 25, 2012
As Americans speculate about why a young man in Colorado allegedly engaged in a nightmarish shooting rampage in a movie theater, lawyers for a convicted killer in Idaho are asking the Supreme Court to rule that states must allow defendants to plead not guilty by reason of insanity. The court should do so. James Holmes, the 24-year-old former graduate student accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises," could face the death penalty if convicted.
July 13, 2012 |
Krista McCann would probably sympathize with the famed cartoon character Joe Btfsplk from "Li'l Abner. " They both, it seems, get to cope with a jinx. McCann, 19, was fleeing Colorado's most destructive fire -- the Waldo Canyon fire -- when she lost control of her Subaru while trying to pass another vehicle on Interstate 84 between Boise and Mountain Home, Idaho. Her car went off the road and began burning -- starting another wildfire. "I know I got out and I saw that the field was on fire and at that point I was just ... I was pretty devastated.
June 16, 2012 |
POCATELLO, Idaho - When Pocatello police got a tip that Jennie Linn McCormack had ended her pregnancy by taking an abortion drug obtained over the Internet, they showed up at her apartment one cold January day in 2011 and demanded an explanation. McCormack eventually took them out to her back porch, where the remains of her fetus were on the barbecue, wrapped up in a plastic bag and a cardboard box. "My baby is in the box," McCormack said. Officers uncovered the frozen remains of a 5-month-old fetus and erected crime scene tape around the porch before taking her to the police station and charging her with a felony.
June 12, 2012 |
POCATELLO, Idaho--Richard Leavitt became the second inmate on Idaho's death row to be executed in the last seven months, dying by lethal injection Tuesday for the 1984 stabbing and mutilation of a young woman who had reported him prowling around her house the day before she was killed. Leavitt, a 53-year-old former auto mechanic, insisted to the end he was not guilty of the crime. The horrific brutality of the killing continues to haunt the town of Blackfoot, Idaho, where Danette Elg, 31, a shy but popular employee of Idaho National Laboratory, was found dead in the bedroom of the home where she lived alone.
June 7, 2012 |
Steve Conlin knows this: A vodka by any other name would not sell as sweetly. Conlin's Ogden, Utah, distillery sells Five Wives Vodka, a product using a coy play on the state's history with polygamy . But not everyone is laughing and, in fact, the neighboring state of Idaho refused to allow the liquor to be sold in the state, citing objections over the vodka's name. But now Conlin is toasting a victory. On Wednesday, faced with threat of a lawsuit, Idaho said it will allow the sale of Five Wives Vodka.
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June 3, 2012 |
As Hurricane Katrina floodwaters were about to fill the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Ken McRoyal, his mother and two sisters grabbed what they could carry and fled. They made it to a hotel downtown, but when waters kept rising, they abandoned everything. They walked through fetid water, past dead bodies, to a truck that took them to Baton Rouge, La., where they called relatives in Carson. "They arrived with only the clothes that they were wearing," said Allyson Manumaleuna, McRoyal's cousin in Carson and a social worker who became like a second mother.
May 30, 2012 |
In Utah, you can never have too many wives bringing your vodka, but in Idaho? Not so much, please. The state Liquor Control Division in Boise has ruled that Five Wives Vodka, with a whimsical label featuring five lasses with hiked skirts, isn't going on sale at state-controlled liquor stores. In other words, you can buy vodka that winks at polygamy in Salt Lake City but not in Pocatello; there, it's considered “offensive. " “It is pretty ironic. And I think that's the crux of it - the absurdity of the whole thing,” said Steve Conlin, vice president of Ogden's Own Distillery, which produces Five Wives Vodka.
May 18, 2012 |
A rafting trip on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho isn't just about the water. Yes, there are about 100 rapids to shoot, but there's also time to take a dip in a hot spring, learn the history of the area and hike in canyons along the way. For rafting fans, Mountain Travel Sobek sweetens the pot this summer with a two-for-one promotion for a limited time on six-day trips. The trip, available on nine departure dates, begins in Stanley, where participants take a bus ride to the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area and put in to the river.