Idaho News

AIA Western Region Vice President Marjorie Berte To Retire

Marjorie Berte, vice president for state affairs for the American Insurance Association’s Western region on Tuesday announced plans to retire on March 31 Berte joined AIA in January 2011, and has been responsible for overseeing AIA’s government affairs efforts in …

Former Idaho Councilman Sentenced For Insurance Fraud

A former Nampa City Council member in Idaho has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and 12 years of supervised probation for insurance fraud. The Idaho Press-Tribune reported that terms of the sentence given to Bob Schmidt on Tuesday in …

Former Idaho Councilman Gets Jail Time For Insurance Fraud

A former councilman from the eastern Idaho town of Rigby has been sentenced to 150 days in jail and 10 years of probation for insurance fraud. The Post Register reported Lawrence Blackburn was sentenced on Monday. Prosecutors said he defrauded …

Idaho Lawsuit Is Latest Claim Against Remington

Remington Arms Co., maker of one of America’s most-popular hunting rifles, is in court again, this time with an Idaho lawsuit filed by a man who says he was shot through the foot by a defective weapon. Loren Korpi, an …

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 …