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.

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.

Officers who shot man in downtown Boise in October won’t face charges

BOISE, Idaho —  A prosecutor reviewing the Critical Incident Task Force investigation has cleared Boise Police officers who shot and killed a man in October 2021 in downtown Boise.

Pocatello Man Convicted by a Federal Jury for Failing to Register as a Sex Offender

POCATELLO – A federal jury sitting in Pocatello convicted a Pocatello man on April 5, 2022, for failure to register as a sex offender.

According to court records and evidence presented at trial, Kenneth Shaye Simmons, 46, was previously convicted in the state of Utah of sexual abuse of a child. As a result of his conviction, the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) required Simmons to register as a sex offender.

Kamiah Man Sentenced to More Than 19 Years in Federal Prison for Second Degree Murder

COEUR D’ALENE – A Kamiah man was sentenced to 235 months in federal prison for second degree murder.

Gov. Little highlights ‘Back the Blue’ investments

“I am proud Idaho is a state that openly appreciates and supports law enforcement. Our law enforcement in Idaho care deeply about maintaining strong relationships with the communities they serve, and it is important for us to also make sure they are equipped with what they need to do their jobs effectively,” Governor Little said.

Oklahoma will lose its prosecutors if we do not fund them

Oklahoma’s justice system is on the verge of a crisis. Qualified, experienced prosecutors are necessary for the criminal justice system to function properly, yet prosecutors are leaving District Attorney’s offices in increasing numbers for the simple reason we cannot pay a competitive salary.