Category Archives: Breaking News

Wednesday 9/16/20 

Wednesday 9/16/20 

Wednesday 9/16/20   Tuesday 9/15/20 Idaho is reporting 35,532 total cases of #IdahoCovid19 (including 253 new today) and 419 deaths to date (4 new today). Monday 9/14/20   Friday 9/11/20     Thursday 9/10/20     Wednesday 9/9/20 Idaho is reporting 33,981 total cases of #IdahoCovid19 (including 240 new today) and 389 deaths to date (4 new today). Details…MORE

6.5 magnitude Earthquake hits Idaho

6.5 magnitude Earthquake hits Idaho

  Just before 6 p.m. Tuesday, the Treasure Valley was rattled by an earthquake, according to the USGS. The shaking lasted for 20-30 seconds. USGS pegged the earthquake at 6.5 magnitude with an epicenter in the mountains northwest of Stanley.​ A pair of aftershock were also recorded… We will have more information as it becomes available.MORE

Plane Crashes at Caldwell Airport, Pilot Unhurt

Plane Crashes at Caldwell Airport, Pilot Unhurt

Caldwell (670 KBOI News) – When your day starts with a plane crash, you can only hope things don’t get any worse. That’s what happened this morning, as Caldwell Airport manager Rob Oates was getting ready for work…he got a call saying a plane had crashed. The pilot appears to be uninjured, thanks to a four-point…MORE

Proposed Boise Budget for FY 2020 Tops Nearly $1 Billion

Proposed Boise Budget for FY 2020 Tops Nearly $1 Billion

Boise (670 KBOI News) – The City of Boise is busy putting together its budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2020, and the number may come as a surprise to many…over 3/4 of a billion dollars. The Idaho Statesman is reporting the $765,000,000 proposal is a 1.58% increase over this year. The biggest single section of the…MORE

Sentencing Delayed for Hemp Truck Drivers

Sentencing Delayed for Hemp Truck Drivers

Boise (670 KBOI News) – Two drivers who pleaded guilty to hauling hemp in Ada County in 2018 — before it was legalized at the federal level — have agreed to put off their sentencing hearing. CBS-2 News is reporting it’s not known when Andrew D’Addario and Erich Eisenhart may be sentenced…they face a possible five-year…MORE

Trooper Involved in Deadly Shooting Last November Cleared of Wrongdoing

Trooper Involved in Deadly Shooting Last November Cleared of Wrongdoing

Meridian (670 KBOI News) – The Idaho State Trooper who shot an killed a man in Meridian last November is cleared of any wrongdoing. The Idaho Statesman is reporting the Critical Incident Task Force investigation, led by the Boise Police, concluded Trooper Justin Ward did nothing wrong when he shot and killed Christopher Williams after he…MORE

Would Raising the Minimum Wage be “Fair”?

Would Raising the Minimum Wage be “Fair”?

Nampa (670 KBOI News) – We’ve told you about the group “Idahoans for a Fair Wage”, which is gathering signatures to get a minimum wage increase on the 2020 ballot. But would increasing the minimum wage to $12 an hour necessarily be fair? NNU economist Dr. Pete Crabb says not really, especially to the young, low-skilled…MORE

BLM Working on Fire Breaks, But You Can Help Mitigate Fire Risk

BLM Working on Fire Breaks, But You Can Help Mitigate Fire Risk

Boise (670 KBOI News) – While fire season has yet to officially kick off, it’s getting warmer and drier, and the Bureau of Land Management is getting ready for what could be an intense season. Lance Okeson with the BLM says they’re busy building fire breaks, either by clearing lanes through cheat grass and sagebrush, or…MORE

SE Boise Stabbing Suspect Pleads Not Guilty, Trial Date Set

SE Boise Stabbing Suspect Pleads Not Guilty, Trial Date Set

  Boise (670 KBOI News) – A trial date is set for Ruben Diaz, who’s accused of trying to kill a man working in his yard last Fall in Southeast Boise. Diaz will be back in court October 22nd, with a trial date of October 30th. The Idaho Press is reporting Diaz pleaded not guilty this…MORE

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Worthington BLOG:  From Patriot to Punchline

Worthington BLOG: From Patriot to Punchline

From Patriot to Punchline By Rick Worthington 9/3/20 Have you ever tried to do something good, but went about doing it the wrong way? I think, that is what we saw from Ammon Bundy during the Special Session in Idaho. I fear those actions have tainted the man’s reputation as a freedom fighter to what…

Worthington BLOG: Racism is more common than you think

Worthington BLOG: Racism is more common than you think

  Racism is more common than you think 6/4/20   By: Rick Worthington I guess this is as good a time as any to admit, the #BLM rallies in Idaho and the rioting in other areas has me thinking more about racism than I have in years. Let us speak honestly. Racism exists, and it is…

Worthington BLOG: Don’t Judge Me For Opening My Business Early

Worthington BLOG: Don’t Judge Me For Opening My Business Early

Worthington BLOG: Don’t Judge Me For Opening My Business Early 5/13/20 By Rick Worthington I’m not one to rebel or clash against the government. I believe in the rule of law, and abide by the law as best I can…for the most part. Yes, I’ve had a speeding ticket in my lifetime. I mean, I’ve…

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 4

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 4

  Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 4 By Rick Worthington 4/8/20 The Worthington family continues to practice social distancing, as we have for a month now! I think at this point, we are all going a little crazy, and I don’t just mean my family. I miss people I don’t normally miss! Anybody else? As…

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