Category Archives: Local News

Eagle man arrested, accused of attacking elderly couple along Greenbelt

Eagle man arrested, accused of attacking elderly couple along Greenbelt

An Eagle man has been arrested, accused of assaulting an elderly couple along the Greenbelt earlier this week. The Ada County Sheriff’s Office says Dwight E. Cook has been charged with felony aggravated battery. The 72-year-old is being held in the Ada County Jail. CBS2 reports an argument broke out after the couple asked Cook…MORE

Boise City Council denies project for new student housing units near Boise State

Boise City Council denies project for new student housing units near Boise State

  Boise City Council has denied a rezone application for a project that would have brought nearly 200 student housing units near Boise State University. Mayor Lauren McLean cast a tie-breaking vote Tuesday to deny the application, which came amid growing tensions near BSU over conflicting needs for student housing near campus and for affordable…MORE

Meridian WinCo project will break ground this fall

Meridian WinCo project will break ground this fall

  The developers of the 79-acre commercial and residential project at the southeast corner of Chinden Boulevard and Linder Road say that they will break ground on the project’s first phase — a WinCo and a new branch for the Meridian Library District — this fall. The developers hope to open the grocery store and…MORE

Halloween on Harrison Boulevard will continue this year

Halloween on Harrison Boulevard will continue this year

  A widely popular tradition on Harrison Boulevard will look a little different this year. Typically, thousands of children descend upon Harrison Boulevard to go trick-or-treating. The street is typically closed through a special event permit. The North End Neighborhood Association tells CBS 2 News that Harrison Boulevard will remain open Oct 31st. In addition,…MORE

Idaho’s rural counties may not have accurate Census count by October 5 deadline

Idaho’s rural counties may not have accurate Census count by October 5 deadline

It has been crunch time in Idaho for many Census Bureau employees as the deadline to respond to the 2020 census approaches. The new deadline to wrap up census counting is Oct. 5, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced Monday. According to the Census Bureau, 99% of Idahoans have been counted in the 2020…MORE

Boise City Councilwoman proposes protection for renters’ security deposits

Boise City Councilwoman proposes protection for renters’ security deposits

City Councilwoman Lisa Sánchez is proposing an ordinance that aims to protect renters from losing their security deposits. The Idaho Press reports the ordinance would require property owners and managers to collect renters’ security deposits in an account separate from other finances. Sánchez said deposits can be lost when a landlord comingles monies in the same…MORE

3.5 acres, new covered seating and walking paths added near Quinn’s Pond

3.5 acres, new covered seating and walking paths added near Quinn’s Pond

Bernardine Quinn Riverside Park received an additional 3.5-acres on Wednesday. CBS2 reports Mayor Lauren McLean, members of the Boise City Council, and leaders from the Parks and Recreation Department met on Quinn’s Pond to dedicate the new addition to the park. City officials say the new addition expands popular recreational offerings at Quinn’s pond. This…MORE

Boise Police looking for help identifying man accused of sexual battery

Boise Police looking for help identifying man accused of sexual battery

  Boise Police detectives are asking for help finding a man accused of sexual battery of a minor after an incident in August. Police say a teenager was riding on the greenbelt in the area of Willow Lane on Aug. 20, around 8 p.m. The teen says she was approached by a man who used…MORE

Ada County to finalize polling locations on Thursday

Ada County to finalize polling locations on Thursday

  Ada County will have 134 polling locations, fewer than normal, and those will not be finalized until Thursday morning when the Ada County Board of Commissioners sets them in stone. Ada County Election officials say the county will not be lacking poll workers; as they have approximately 1,300 volunteers signed up for Election Day,…MORE

Man who allegedly attacked elderly couple identified

Man who allegedly attacked elderly couple identified

  A man who police say assaulted an elderly couple along the Eagle Greenbelt has been identified. Earlier Tuesday, authorities say the man assaulted the couple after they had asked him to put a leash on his dog. An argument broke out and police say he threw the 83-year-old man down an embankment and shoved…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…