North Idaho

Refugee organization: Idaho to welcome 400 Afghan nationals

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Roughly 400 Afghan refugees will resettle in Idaho over the next fiscal year, officials with the International Rescue Committee in Boise said on Tuesday. About 50,000 Afghans are expected to be admitted to the United States…

Rockford Bay drowning victim identified

KOOTENAI CO., Idaho -- Investigators believe the man who drowned in Rockford Bay had been drinking prior and that contributed to his death.  The man was identified as 55-year-old Daniel J. Schroder.  The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office Patrol and Marine…

Washington hospital execs: little capacity to help Idaho

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington is facing its own COVID-19 crisis and has little capacity to help neighboring Idaho deal with an overwhelming surge of cases driven by unvaccinated people, state hospital executives and doctors said Monday. Taya Briley, executive vice…

About 1,000 protest President Joe Biden's visit to Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than 1,000 protesters gathered Monday in Boise during a visit by President Joe Biden to rail against his plan to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control, last year's presidential election and a host of other issues.

Power restored to thousands of Kootenai Electric customers

KOOTENAI CO., Idaho -- Power has been restored to thousands of Kootenai Electric customers. Approximately 7,000 KEC members in the northern part of Kootenai County experienced the outage Monday morning. A release from KEC said it was caused by an…

Crash cleared from eastbound I-90 near Kellogg

KELLOGG, Idaho -- A two-vehicle crash has been cleared from eastbound I-90 near Kellogg. The crash blocked lanes for about an hour Monday morning. https://twitter.com/ISPNorthIdaho/status/1437415398513676288 It is not clear if any injuries have been reported. This is a developing story.

Idaho Deputies find drowning victim in Rockford Bay

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- A drowned man was found in Rockford Bay Sunday morning when an unoccupied boat was discovered. At around 7:20 a.m. Sunday, the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office said Patrol and Marine Deputies responded to an unoccupied boat…