Twin Falls County Prosecutor awards two full-time scholarships to CSI

In the past, Twin Falls County Prosecuting Attorney Grant Loebs has awarded a single full-tuition scholarship to a Twin Falls County senior as part of his annual Drug-Free Scholarship program, with the runner-up receiving a semester scholarship.

However, the panel of judges couldn’t pick one over the other, so Loebs awarded the grand prize to both, for the first time ever.

Idaho Falls man convicted of firing weapon at law enforcement

An east Idaho man was convicted Thursday for firing a weapon at a Chubbuck police officer in February 2021.

Boise man gets life in prison for fatal beating at Ann Morrison Park

BOISE, Idaho — A 29-year-old who beat another man to death inside Boise’s Ann Morrison Park in 2019 was sentenced Monday to life in prison.

President Biden nominates Joshua Hurwit as Idaho’s top federal prosecutor

The White House announced that President Joe Biden nominated Joshua D. Hurwit to serve as Idaho’s top federal prosecutor.

Nampa gang member sentenced in 2021 stabbing

CALDWELL, Idaho — A member of the Sureno gang was sentenced last week to prison for stabbing and seriously injuring another man.

Charges will not be filed in Jefferson County homicide, prosecutor says

RIGBY — Charges will not be filed in the case of a son who shot his father in their Jefferson County home last year.

Idaho Falls police officer ‘very relieved’ after judge dismisses case against him

IDAHO FALLS — Day two of a trial for an Idaho Falls police officer accused of shooting and killing a man last year took an unexpected turn.

After a 90 minute delay, the jury entered the courtroom. District Judge Darren Simpson convened the proceedings by announcing the case against Elias Cerdas is dismissed on the condition that Cerdas complete 100 hours of firearm, use of force and supervised patrol training in the next year.

Trial set to begin for officer accused of killing man in backyard shooting

IDAHO FALLS — A trial is set to begin for an Idaho Falls Police officer accused of shooting and killing a man last year.

Elias Aurelio Cerdas is charged with felony involuntary manslaughter after he allegedly shot Joseph “Joe” Johnson in Johnson’s backyard during a February 2021 manhunt.

Lori Vallow Daybell restored to competency; murder trial to proceed

ST. ANTHONY — Lori Vallow Daybell has been restored to competency and will face a jury trial on murder charges.

District Judge Steven Boyce issued a written order saying Daybell is fit to proceed and ordered that she be released from a Department of Health and Welfare facility where she has been undergoing treatment in northern Idaho since last summer.

After four years and two mistrials, rape case is dismissed

DRIGGS — The felony rape case against Tetonia resident Ryan Berry has been dismissed by the Teton County prosecutor. The case is the longest-standing sexual assault case in the county’s history with charges first filed in 2018.