Northwest

Man gets jail time for faking motorcycle mishap

The insurance claim seemed straightforward: Jason Preston said his motorcycle was wrecked. But Idaho investigators figured there was something fishy about the Blackfoot man's story he'd crashed the bike to avoid hitting an animal in July 2011.

Neighbor Tip Leads to Pot Bust Near School

Neighbors suspecting illegal activity tipped off deputies to a drug house in the Larson housing area north of Moses Lake. Thursday night, deputies raided the home less than 700 feet from North Elementary School.Deputies from Grant County's Interagency Narcotics Enforcement Team hit the home at 1230 Arlington Drive around 9:45 Thursday night. INET seized 147 grams of marijuana, including 16 grams portioned and packaged in sandwich bags.Detectives arrested Jake Avery Allen, 23, and Sabrina M. Pool, 27. They were arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver in a school zone. Allen was booked into the jail; Pool was released so she could care for her children.

Bob Smith, ski-goggle pioneer, dies at 78

Robert Earl "Bob" Smith, an orthodontist whose passion for skiing powder snow helped turn him into a goggle and sunglasses pioneer, died last week of complications related to heart surgery.

Army to stand up 7th Division HQ at JBLM

Secretary of the Army John McHugh announced Thursday that the 7th Infantry Division headquarters was being reactivated to support units based at Joint Base Lewis McChord.

Dull and Boring forge partnership

Boring: Meet Dull. That's what happened when two small towns, one in the U.S. state of Oregon and the other in Scotland, decided to get together and become sister communities.

Body of missing rafter found in Salmon River

The body of a central Idaho man who went missing in a weekend rafting accident on the Salmon River has been recovered more than 6 miles downstream from where the raft struck a submerged log.

Man shocked during home invasion dies

The Idaho State Police says a 26-year-old man who broke into a Pocatello home by diving through a closed window has died a day after police used a stun gun to subdue him.