AP-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am
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.
BOISE — A Texas oil company has agreed to pay $4,000 for not complying with Idaho rules, state oil and gas regulators said. The state Oil and Gas Conservation Commission approved the settlement this week with Houston-based Alta Mesa, the Idaho Statesman reported. SENT: 320 words.
CHUBBUCK — A 16-year-old boy who was shot by a Bannock County Sheriff’s deputy after fleeing from a traffic stop is expected to survive, the sheriff says. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2 p.m.
ANIMAL TRAP BAN
TWIN FALLS — Twin Falls now bans residents from setting traps that are designed to injure or kill an animal. The Times-News reports the Twin Falls City Council on Monday unanimously approved the ordinance for the ban after city officials learned of incidents where similar traps have been used to harm or dispose of feral cats in the city. SENT: 150 words. UPCOMING: 300 words
NUCLEAR SITE-WORKER COMPENSATION
RICHLAND, Wash. — The federal government is threatening to sue Washington state to block recent legislation that helps workers at a former nuclear weapons production site win compensation claims for illnesses. SENT: 450 words.
FBC-T25-MOUNTAIN WEST CAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW CAPSULE
SENT: 425 words.
POLICE-RANCHER KILLED: Adams County pays $2.6 million to slain rancher’s family (UPCOMING, 130 words by noon)
OIL COMPANY FINED: Washington state fines Idaho-based company over oil spill
EMBEZZLING PLEA DEAL: Woman takes plea deal in stealing from housing coalition
TRUCKER BEATEN-INDICTMENT: E. Idaho man indicted by grand jury after trucker beaten