Idaho News

Two Legacy Network Executives in Idaho Sentenced

The former founder and chairman of the board of The Legacy Network, an insurance brokerage agency in Rexburg, Idaho, and his son were sentenced on Wednesday in United States District Court in Pocatello. The sentencing was announced by U.S. Attorney …

Idaho Parents Sue Football Helmet Company

The family of a northern Idaho teenager who suffered a traumatic brain injury during a football game is suing the school district and the maker of the football helmet. The Bonner County Daily Bee reported that Robert Clark II and …

Idaho Fly Shop Owner Gets Jail Time On Workers’ Comp Law

A state judge has ordered a Coeur d’Alene, Idaho fly shop owner to serve five days in jail for violating a court order stemming from allegations he failed to provide workers’ compensation insurance. The Idaho Industrial Commission announced the penalty …

Idaho Gun Show Canceled Due to Insurance Requirements

Members of a southwestern Idaho gun club may have to end a decades-long tradition of gun shows because Ada County raised its insurance requirements after two people were injured in an accidental firearm discharge at the club’s show in April. …

Otter Declares Disaster for Idaho Wildfire Areas

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has issued a disaster declaration for areas on southern Idaho ravaged in recent weeks by wildfires. The declaration announced Monday specifically targets Elmore County, where two large, complexes of fires have scorched thousands of acres and …

USDA Issues Drought Disaster For East Idaho Counties

Federal agriculture officials have issued a disaster declaration for Clark County in eastern Idaho due to a lack of rain for the last two months. The U.S. Department of Agriculture this week also put four other nearby counties up for …

Study: 290,000 Idaho Jobs to Be Available By 2020

Nearly 290,000 jobs will become available in Idaho by 2020, a new study says. Georgetown University’s Center for Education and the Workforce in a study finds the fastest-growing occupations will be health care support, health care professional and technical positions, …

4 Men Sue Boy Scouts, LDS Church in Idaho

Four men are suing the Mormon church and Boy Scouts of America in federal court, saying they were sexually abused while attending scouting functions in Idaho. Attorneys Gilion Dumas, Andrew Chasan and Timothy Walton filed the lawsuit in Boise’s U.S. …

Former Idaho Councilman Charged With Insurance Fraud

A former city councilman from eastern Idaho who resigned earlier this year then left the state is back in Idaho and charged with two felonies. The Post Register reported that Lawrence Blackburn was arraigned in 7th District Court Friday on …

Rain Delays Wildfire Season in Parts Of West

Rain and cooler temperatures mean the wildfire season in Oregon, Idaho, Washington and Montana will start later than initially predicted, officials with the National Interagency Fire Center said Saturday. But wildfire analyst Jeremy Sullens said the wet weather hasn’t been …