(AP) – Students at Idaho’s public universities will pay $274 to $356 more in tuition next year. The increases approved Wednesday by the state Board of Education are relatively modest compared to those set in recent years as the universities looked to offset declines in state funding.
(AP) A pair of methamphetamine dealers from southwestern Idaho were sentenced to long stints in federal prison, with three additional members of their drug ring due to get their punishments later this year. Daniel Pena of Caldwell was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to 13 years in prison followed by 10 years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine – and
discharge of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
(AP) – The University of Idaho has reached a settlement with the family of graduate student Katy Benoit, who was killed in August by a former professor she had dated. The state Board of Education is expected to consider the agreement at a meeting later this week, according to two sources with knowledge of the settlement.
Idaho State Police say a crash that occurred Tuesday afternoon blocked State Highway 50 near Hansen for about two hours. 37 year old Joshua Stallings of Weiser was driving a semi-truck loaded with roofing materials when he swerved to avoid a vehicle that pulled in front of his truck from 3900 North Road.
Remember back in the day when on “tax filing” day there would be long lines at the post offices, bands would be playing in the streets in front of post offices and mail boxes would be jam-packed and in need of emptying every couple of hours? Those days are gone. The tax filing deadline came and went with hardly a notice. Taxpayers had until midnight last night to get their tax returns to the post office for that ever-important postmark before midnight.
(AP) Parts of the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City have been damaged after a small fire triggered a deluge from a sprinkler system. Salt Lake City Fire Department officials say the sprinklers had already doused the flames when crews responded about 8:15 p.m. Monday. But the system had dumped thousands of gallons of water in the first few rows of the 21,000-seat auditorium.
(AP) Idaho has started accepting bids for a contract to provide every high school student and teacher with a laptop, or similar mobile computer. Suppliers have until May 25 to submit their pitches, according to a request for proposals issued by the state Division of Purchasing.
A Rupert man will be spending some time in prison after the death of his three month old baby girl. 25 year old Jamie Lopez was sentenced yesterday to 3 ½ years for felony injury to a child. His daughter, Nivea Lopez, died in December of 2008 from injuries including skull fractures and healed rib fractures.
Twin Falls Police have arrested a Walmart employee on charges of grand theft and burglary. 19 year old Emma Richins was arrested at her home last week after she was allegedly seen on security video taking items from the store
(AP) An increase in what you pay for electricity may be in your future, thanks to new federal rules. The Public Utilities Regulatory Policies act, known as PURPA, has increased costs to power producers through incentives to promote renewable energy. Those costs have increased about 25 percent in the last year.
(AP) President Barack Obama won the support of 98 percent of participants at caucuses held by Idaho Democrats around the state on Saturday. Idaho Democrat Party Chairman Larry Grant in a statement says Idaho Democrats are enthusiastic about having a Democratic president who stands up for middle class families and working Americans.
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