Vehicular Manslaughter Arrest after Woman Hit and Killed in Calder

Idaho State Patrol

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Idaho State Police, in cooperation with Shoshone and Benewah County Sheriff's deputies, arrested a man on Thursday night, August 26th, after a report of a woman being hit by the driver of a pickup in Calder. According to witnesses, the driver never slowed or stopped after hitting and dragging the woman. The victim, a woman in her 30's from Calder, succumbed to her injuries on the scene.
 

Idler Fire Jumps to 67% Contained

Idaho Department of Lands

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MOSCOW -- Once again overnight temperatures dropped into the low 30’s however, humidity recoveries were poor and dry conditions persist over the region. Fire behavior overnight was minimal with creeping and smoldering within firelines.  Fire crews have made excellent progress—more than doubling containment to 67%.

Avista Receives Approval of All-Party Settlement in Idaho General Rate Case

Avista

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SPOKANE –  Avista received approval from the Idaho Public Utilities Commission (IPUC or Commission) of the all-party settlement that was filed on June 14, 2021, concluding the Company’s 2021 general rate case. New electric and natural gas rates will be effective Sept. 1, 2021, and Sept. 1, 2022.

Extra DUI Patrols Continue Through Labor Day; Troopers hope the effort keeps Impaired Drivers Off Idaho Roadways

Idaho State Patrol

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Idaho State Police Troopers will continue with extra patrols through the Labor Day weekend as part of a statewide education and enforcement campaign to prevent impaired driving. According to Idaho crash data, impaired driving was the cause of 1,513 crashes in Idaho last year. 92 people died as a result of those impaired driving crashes while hundreds more were injured. ISP has conducted extra patrols this year in an effort to lower these numbers, however, sadly fatality crashes have increased in 2021.

Idaho Average Gas Prices Stable Despite Hurricane Ida – For Now

AAA

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BOISE – So far, the devastation caused by Hurricane Ida has been limited to the Gulf Coast region, with little change in the price of gas since the hurricane made landfall.  While regional shutdowns and infrastructure damage could drive up the national average over the next few weeks, AAA currently projects a lesser impact here in Idaho.

Pocatello Man Sentenced to Over 4 Years in Prison for Possessing Child Pornography

United States Attorney’s Office

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POCATELLO – Jeffrey A. McKie, 41, of Pocatello, was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison followed by ten years of supervised release, for possessing sexually explicit images of minors, Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael M. Gonzalez, Jr. announced today. McKie was also ordered to pay $19,000 in restitution to victims of the offense. McKie was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge David C. Nye. McKie pleaded guilty on March 11, 2021.

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