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December 30th

Woman killed in accidental shooting

December 31, 2014

HAYDEN, Idaho — A toddler accidentally shot and killed his mother in a northern Idaho Walmart store on Tuesday morning.
The woman was later identified by authorities as Veronica Jean Rutledge, 29, from Blackfoot, Idaho.
She was shopping with her son and three other children, said Lt. Stuart Miller, Kootenai County Sheriff's spokesman. Rutledge and her family had come into the area to visit relatives over the holidays.

December 29th

Idaho's top news of 2014

December 29, 2014

BOISE (AP) — For some, the wait had lasted decades. Others thought they would never see the day that in conservative Idaho —one of the most Republican-dominated states in the nation— same-sex marriage would be legalized.
But after a complicated legal battle, Idaho's gay marriage ban was overturned in federal court and gay couples began legally receiving marriage licenses on Oct. 15.

December 28th

Another explosion

December 28, 2014

BLACKFOOT - For the second time in less than a week, the Bingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating an unexplained explosion-like sound in the Blackfoot area.
Many residents in the Riverside area reported hearing a loud BOOM that actually shook their homes and rattled windows at around 6 p.m. on Sunday.
James Davis of Riverside described it as "a loud boom, that made his whole house jump, but not an earthquake."
See Monday's Morning News for more on this story.

December 26th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Tips and Tricks for Christmas Leftovers

December 26, 2014

December 25th

Wisconsin boys dial 911 in search of Santa

December 26, 2014

MAYVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Two young brothers from southeastern Wisconsin are likely hoping they haven't landed on Santa's naughty list after police showed up at their doorstep.
The boys, ages 3 and 6, thought the best way to get in touch with the North Pole was by phone. And for youngsters of that age, their Christmas lists could be considered an emergency.
So, the brothers used their Dad's cellphone to place a 911 call, hoping to be connected with the North Pole and the big guy himself.

2 killed in Christmas crash

December 25, 2014

POCATELLO (AP) — A mother and daughter died and five of the woman's other children were injured in a rollover crash on a snowy interstate south of Pocatello, authorities said.
Rachel Hollibaugh, 38, of Dietrich, Idaho, died at the scene late Christmas morning as did her 14-year-old daughter, Tanessa Hollibaugh. The Idaho State Police said the five injured children were taken to a Pocatello hospital.
For more on this story, see Friday's Morning News.

December 23rd

Woman drops cocaine in police station

December 23, 2014

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a woman being cited for public drunkenness in Pennsylvania accidentally dropped a baggie of crack cocaine on the police station floor.
Uniontown police say 23-year-old Savannah Turachak, of Lemont Furnace, was patted down for weapons but not otherwise searched when she was brought to the station Nov. 19. That's because police were just citing and releasing her.
But police say Turachak returned moments later to report being harassed by someone and, in the process, fluffed her shirt to straighten it out — and the drugs fell out.

Last minute shoppers

December 23, 2014

The National Retail Federation estimates that one in four holiday shoppers will wait until the last three days before Christmas to finish, or start, their holiday shopping.
For more on this story see tomorrows Morning News paper or e-edition.

10 things you need to know today

December 23, 2014

The Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. N KOREA INTERNET SERVICE RETURNS AFTER OUTAGE

Key North Korean websites are back online after an hours-long shutdown that followed a U.S. vow to respond to a cyberattack on Sony Pictures that Washington blames on Pyongyang.

2. NYC MAYOR CALLS FOR PAUSE IN PROTESTS

Bill de Blasio, accused of creating mistrust that contributed to the execution of two officers, said it's time to support grieving families.

December 22nd

Firth students make gingerbread cookies

December 23, 2014

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