North Idaho

Trial begins Tuesday for former Idaho lawmaker accused of rape

BOISE, Idaho -- The trial for a former Idaho lawmaker accused of raping a 19-year-old legislative intern begins Tuesday. Aaron von Ehlinger was a Republican state representative for Lewiston when an intern reported he brought her to his apartment under…

Fly high at the Hayden Kite Festival this weekend

HAYDEN, Idaho -- Get ready to hold your kite high at the annual Hayden Kite Festival this weekend! The event features many kite kite flyers and different kite designs from across the Inland Northwest. There will be several kite competitions,…

Idaho Dept. of Lands giving away free seedlings for Arbor Day

BOISE, Idaho – People across Idaho can celebrate Arbor Day with free seedlings.  The Idaho Department of Lands is partnering with the Idaho Forest Products Commission to provide seedlings at IDL offices and businesses across the state.  Arbor Day, which…

Hiawatha Trail set to open May 27

KELLOGG, Idaho – One of the Inland Northwest’s most scenic mountain bike trails will open May 27.   The Route of the Hiawatha has been described as “The Crown Jewel of Rail-to-Trail Conservation in the Country.” It’s a 15 mile, all…

Idaho lawmakers intervene in lawsuit against abortion ban

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court has allowed state lawmakers to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a law they passed earlier this year that would ban abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy. The court…

Bonner County girl found safe

SANDPOINT, Idaho -- A 14-year-old Bonner County girl reported missing Thursday has been found. It is not clear where Kaylena Joy Kelley was found, but authorities said she was safe.

Hayden man arrested for sexual exploitation of a minor

HAYDEN, Idaho – A Hayden man is in jail for alleged sexual exploitation of a minor.  Investigators from several state and federal agencies arrested Brett L. Nearing, 59, Wednesday.  The Attorney General’s Office is now asking anyone with information to…

Washington woman missing since November found safe in Stites

SEATTLE, Wash. – A Western Washington woman missing for months has been found safe in Stites, Idaho.  Marisol Cortes is a vulnerable adult. The FBI said an elderly family member took her from Battle Ground, Washington to an unknown location…

Lori Vallow deemed competent to stand trial

BOISE, Idaho -- The Idaho mother accused of killing her two children has been deemed competent to stand trial. Boise ABC affiliate KIVI reports District Judge Steven Boyce determined…

Missing girls in Boundary County found safe

COPELAND, Idaho -- The two seven-year-old girls who were reported missing in North Boundary County have been found. Boundary County Search and Rescue crews located the girls at…

Idaho Power faces $1 million fine after reporting violations

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho environmental officials are proposing a $1 million fine as part of a settlement agreement with Idaho Power involving pollution permits at 15 of the public utility’s hydroelectric facilities in southern Idaho. The Idaho Department of…

LIST: Easter activities for the whole family

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Easter weekend is approaching and there are lots of fun activities for families to enjoy. Here are some events happening around Spokane and North Idaho. Riverfront Park Take the family to Riverfront Park for brunch and an…