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.

A rural prosecutor pledged reform. Critics say he delivered disaster.

ALAMOSA, Colo. — Alonzo Payne was an unlikely candidate in rural southern Colorado, where potatoes and cattle are pillars of the economy and politics lean red.

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.

Jackson confirmed as first Black female high court justice

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court on Thursday, shattering a historic barrier by securing her place as the first Black female justice and giving President Joe Biden a bipartisan endorsement for his promised effort to diversify the high court.