Nampa and Meridian are considering increasing their impact fees, paid by developers to offset growth’s strain on public services. The fees are passed on to buyers of new homes and commercial buildings.
Idaho Transportation Department contractors working on the Idaho 45 bridge over the Snake River discovered two active ordnance devices as they conducted maintenance work. Mountain Home Air Force Base and other local law enforcement removed the devices.
The Ford Idaho Center in Nampa just delivered a $186,000 yearly profit, the city-owned center’s first in 22 years of operation. That will curb the drain on city taxpayers and help pay for improvements.
DisAbility Rights Idaho, an advocacy group for people with disabilities, found 49 substantiated cases of abuse or neglect at Nampa’s Southwest Idaho Treatment Center in its yearlong investigation. It announced its findings Monday.
Wright failed to yield at a stop sign and collided with the pickup, at the intersection of 11th Avenue and Ustick Road, according to Idaho State Police. Wright died of his injuries at the scene in Canyon County.
The Canyon County jail is now the first in Idaho to implement a iris biometric identification recognition system when booking inmates into custody, a process that is more accurate and faster than fingerprinting, the sheriff said.
Jasmyne Olenik was last seen leaving Wilder High School on Monday and was believed to be with 35-year-old Hector Arias, who police say is dangerous. The girl was located safely and police arrested Arias.
A man reportedly accidentlally shot and and killed his wife in the 100 block of west Oak Street in Caldwell on Sunday. The woman was taken to a Boise hospital, where she died. Police are investigating and have not determined if charges will be filed.
Police say a 16-year-old boy died Tuesday night after being shot in Nampa. The shooting occurred around 10:22 p.m. near 11th Avenue North and Powell Avenue, according to Nampa Police. A suspect has not been named yet.
An Idaho magistrate judge declined a Canyon County prosecutor’s request to put a no contact order in place between Philip Butler and his wife. Two weeks later, Philip Butler is believed to have killed the woman and then himself.
Nampa Police have determined that the married couple found dead Saturday died as a result of a murder-suicide involving a gun. Police identified Philip J. Butler, 29, and Kaylynn M. Butler, 27, as the deceased.
The documentary focuses on the exemption in Idaho law that allows parents and guardians to decline to seek medical care for children if it is contrary to their religious beliefs. The issue has repeatedly gone before the Idaho Legislature.
Idaho State Police investigated Monday a two-vehicle crash on Robinson Boulevard near Airport Road, east of Nampa, that ended in a 21-year-old man’s death. ISP reported that one driver failed to stop at the stop sign.
Idaho has received the $90.2 million grant to pay for lane widening on Interstate 84, the largest grant ever received by the Idaho Transportation Department. The problem area on I-84 is between the Karcher Road and Franklin Boulevard exits in Nampa.