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 central Idaho man authorities say started a wildfire by shooting exploding targets is facing charges and could ultimately have to pay the cost of fighting the fire that grew to 85 square miles (220 square kilometers) on Friday. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.
BOISE — A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit following a fatal crash involving a Payette County sheriff’s deputy. UPCOMING: 250 words.
TWIN FALLS — A south-central Idaho teacher who told police he knowingly had sex with an underage girl has been found not guilty of rape. Twin Falls County Prosecuting Attorney Grant Loebs tells The Times -News that the jury’s decision on Wednesday to find 40-year-old Jason Benjamin not guilty of raping the teenager “staggering.” SENT: 442 words.
TRIPLE SHOOTING-CONVICTION OVERTURNED
BOISE — The Idaho Supreme Court on Thursday threw out the conviction of a man serving a life sentence for orchestrating the killings of two people he suspected of stealing 30 pounds (13.6 kilograms) of marijuana from him. SENT: 383 words.
HELENA, Mont. — The slow start to Montana’s fire season this summer has been a relief with the state still recovering from the record amount spent fighting fires last year. But that may soon change with new warnings popping up after a dry July. By Matt Volz. SENT: 450 words.
LEWISTON — Federal and state officials say some suction dredge miners seeking gold on the South Fork of the Clearwater River in north-central Idaho aren’t adhering to state and federal rules. SENT: 280 words.
COEUR D’ALENE PRESS-PUBLISHER: Coeur d’Alene Press publisher steps down
IDAHO PRESS-BOISE WEEKLY: Idaho Press buys alternative newspaper Boise Weekly
YELLOWSTONE BISON: Risk assessment on Yellowstone bison could delay transfer
KILLING SEA LIONS: Bill allowing more sea lions to be killed clears key hurdle
MANSLAUGHTER SENTENCE: SW Idaho woman gets 15 years for causing fatal car crash