Idaho News

Police Say 3 Dead, Several Injured in 7-Car Crash in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Three people have died and several people were injured in a seven-car crash on a highway in Idaho over the weekend, authorities said. A semi-truck, two passenger cars, three pickup trucks and an SUV crashed on …

Sheriff: At Least 8 Killed In Plane Collision Over Idaho Lake

SPOKANE, Wash. — At least eight people, including three children, were killed when two airplanes collided over a scenic mountain lake in northern Idaho, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office said Monday. One of the aircraft was a float plane operated …

Idaho Supreme Court Sides with Family of Worker Killed

The Idaho Supreme Court on Friday issued a ruling allowing the family of a Caldwell worker who died on the job to sue the employer for wrongful death. Generally workers’ compensation is the exclusive remedy for employees who are killed …

No Insurance Coverage for Idaho Homeowners After Sewers Back Up

The insurance company for the south-central Idaho city of Twin Falls says it won’t pay reimbursement costs sought by residents whose homes sustained damage when the city sewers backed up last month. The Idaho Counties Risk Management Program sent letters …

Some Idaho Counties Suffer Crop Disasters After Hail , Rain

Officials in some Idaho counties are declaring a state of emergency after ill-timed hail storms and several days of rain-damaged crops. Clearwater County commissioners in northern Idaho declared a state of emergency earlier this week after farmers on the Weippe …

Idaho Man Charged With Arson After BMW Set on Fire

A 25-year-old Boise, Idaho, man police say set his BMW on fire to get out of making car payments is facing a charge of third-degree arson. KTVB-TV reports that Steven M. Carter turned himself in at the Ada County Jail …

Idaho to See Increase in Oil Trains

The number of oil trains moving through north Idaho is expected to increase in coming years, raising fears of a catastrophic accident. BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas says they move an average of 1.5 loaded oil trains through north Idaho …

Idaho House Backs Protecting Ski Areas From Injury Lawsuits

House members voted 61-8 to give ski areas expanded protections from lawsuits that arise when their customers are hurt in terrain parks or swept up in in-bounds avalanches. Tuesday’s vote moves the measure to the Senate. The Idaho Ski Areas …

Idaho Lawmakers Propose Raising Speed Limits

A bid to increase speed limits on Idaho roads raced to a victory on the Senate floor, as lawmakers voted 30-4 to send it on to the House. Legal speeds would jump from 75 to 80 mph on the interstate …

Idaho Senator Seeks Clarification of Boating Safety Laws

A Senate committee agreed Idaho’s boating laws governing gross negligence are too vague and backed a measure aiming to help judges mete out appropriate punishments for mariners who put others’ lives at risk. The bill, which cleared the Senate Judiciary …