Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Idaho. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Boise bureau at (208) 343-1894.
Idaho at 8:30 a.m.
FATAL TRENCH COLLAPSE
BOISE — A construction company has dropped its appeal of a report finding negligence in a fatal trench collapse. UPCOMING: 250 words.
Rite Aid and the grocer Albertsons called off an agreement to become a single company with the deal facing shaky prospects in a shareholder vote. Shares of the drugstore chain plunged after markets opened Thursday. By Tom Murphy. SENT: 556 words.
RANCHING STANDOFF-FBI AGENT
PORTLAND, Ore. — An FBI agent who is on trial on obstruction and other charges denied Wednesday he fired any shots at a militia leader who participated in the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge. SENT: 537 words.
FIRE INCIDENT COMMANDER
KETCHUM — The Sharps Fire has had Wood River Valley residents crossing their fingers that it would not be a repeat of the 2013 Beaver Creek Fire, which burned more than 100,000 acres on the west side of the valley and prompted widespread evacuations. On July 31, the Carey School was transformed into a firefighting command center, as Great Basin Incident Management Team 1 arrived to take over leadership of fighting the fast-growing Sharps Fire, which was started July 29 east of Bellevue. It’s the same team that came in for the 2013 fire, and with it came Incident Commander Beth Lund_who was also in charge in 2013. Many in the valley have welcomed her back whole-heartedly. ”(The community’s) just been so welcoming, and they were welcoming the first time,” Lund said. An AP Member Exchange by Alejandra Buitrago, Idaho Mountain Express. SENT: 1280 words.
FBN-COWBOYS-PLAYER TO COACH
OXNARD, Calif. — Kellen Moore has made the quick switch from quarterback to coach for the Dallas Cowboys. The former Boise State standout is in charge of Dak Prescott as QB coach not too long after sitting third on the depth chart behind the 2016 NFL offensive rookie of the year. Nobody close to Moore is surprised he ended up in coaching. They’ve been saying that about him since he was winning high school state championships under his dad, Tom Moore, in Washington state. By Schuyler Dixon. SENT: 948 words. With AP photos.
WYOMING WILDIRES: 2 fires burning in Yellowstone don’t impact tourists
MAN PINNED UNDER TRUCK: Rescuers free man trapped under truck for at least 2 days
ELECTION-IDAHO: Idaho election chief chooses election poll book provider
NEVADA WILDFIRE: 92 percent containment on 200-square-mile fire on NV-ID line
UTAH BASE-EXERCISES: Hill AFB hosting exercises for aircraft from multiple bases
MASS STABBING-INDICTMENT: Grand jury indicts man accused in Idaho stabbing