Idaho's AP Headlines

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Department of Correction Director Brent Reinke announced that he was stepping down from his post Tuesday after leading the department since 2007 through a highly public scandal involving a private prison, overseeing two executions and enhancing the department's oversight of contracts.

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Farm Bureau Intermountain Grain and Livestock Report for Tuesday, November 25.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A 12-year-old southeastern Idaho boy police say took a sport utility vehicle without the owner's consent and crashed might have ended up in a spot with improved chances of forgiveness.

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho man who kidnapped, beat and raped a 13-year-old girl has been sentenced to life in prison.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A man charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the May 8 shooting deaths of two men in Boise, Idaho, has been extradited back to the state from Pennsylvania.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawmakers on a committee charged with improving Idaho's public defense system have killed a resolution that would have given the state full responsibly for assigning attorneys to indigent defenders.

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — A former southwest Idaho school bus driver involved in a crash that killed an 11-year-old student has been sentenced to 200 hours of community service or 30 days in jail.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig is appealing a ruling ordering him to pay nearly $242,000 to the U.S. Treasury for improperly using campaign funds to pay for legal expenses following his 2007 airport bathroom sex sting arrest.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Water quality in the Coeur d'Alene and Spokane river basins in northern Idaho and eastern Washington state is improving due to ongoing efforts to clean up one of the nation's largest Superfund sites, scientists say, a federal agency reported Monday.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawmakers on a committee charged with improving Idaho's broken public defense system have killed a resolution that would have given the state full responsibly for assigning attorneys to indigent defenders.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Scientists say water quality in the Coeur d'Alene and Spokane river basins in northern Idaho and eastern Washington state is improving due to ongoing efforts cleaning up one of the nation's largest Superfund sites.

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Better communication is a key following a law enforcement jurisdictional spat between Idaho State University and Pocatello police, officials say.

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Work on a bridge over Interstate 90 in Post Falls in northern Idaho is scheduled to start in early December.

COUER D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A former Idaho state trooper faces up to five years in jail after he was convicted of a variety of charges, including stealing 15,000 rounds of ammunition from the state police.

PLUMMER, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has granted $165,000 to the Coeur d'Alene Tribe to pay for recycling, environmental and energy efficiency programs.