Category Archives: Breaking News

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

Roads Close Tuesday for This Weekend’s X Games in Downtown Boise

Roads Close Tuesday for This Weekend’s X Games in Downtown Boise

Boise (670 KBOI News) – The X Games Qualifying Round is this weekend, but some of the streets around Rhodes Skate Park in downtown Boise will be closed down starting Tuesday evening, about 6:30. Haley Williams with the Boise Police Department says they’re the same roads that usually get shut down for the X Games, mostly…MORE

IDHW Wants Your Two Cents on Proposed Medicaid Expansion Waiver

IDHW Wants Your Two Cents on Proposed Medicaid Expansion Waiver

Boise (670 KBOI News) – It may be summer, but the Idaho state government is working to hammer out the details of the Medicaid expansion passed by the voters in November, and wrestled with by the legislature this past session. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is taking public comment on a waiver, which would…MORE

BPD Wants You to Join the “Thin Blue Line”

BPD Wants You to Join the “Thin Blue Line”

Boise (670 KBOI News) – If you feel a calling to serve your city, the BPD wants to talk with you…and maybe make you one of their own. Captain Brian Lee says they’re looking to start a new class of recruits this fall, at the BPD’s very own training academy. “We have our own in-house academy…MORE

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Can Money Be Used as a Weapon?

Can Money Be Used as a Weapon?

On Monday, August 5th, we learned about China’s retaliation to tweets and threats made the prior August 1st by President Trump.  Trump tweeted: “…on September 1st, putting a small additional Tariff of 10% on the remaining 300 Billion Dollars of goods and products coming from China into our Country. This does not include the 250…

BLOG: Boise State Football is still the favorite

BLOG: Boise State Football is still the favorite

By Rick Worthington 7/23/19   Once again, Boise State has been picked to finish first in the Mountain Division in the conference preseason media poll. This is a story we have told you before. The Broncos have been the preseason pick to win its conference or division for 12 straight years. This is as good…

A Day in the Life of Mike’s Newest Family Member

A Day in the Life of Mike’s Newest Family Member

My wife and I have a house with a huge back yard that has a koi pond and swimming pool. We’ve lived here and raised our 7 kids over the past 17 years. The kids have pretty much all moved out on their own and now it’s just us and our dog Bailey. That is…

Mom’s deviled eggs, and other Independence Day memories

Mom’s deviled eggs, and other Independence Day memories

My parents did a wonderful job of exposing me to as much art and culture as possible growing up. We didn’t picnic often, but when we did, we did it in style. Just a simple family of 3, Mom Dad and me, would go to Blossom Music Center every July 4th to see the Cleveland…