Man Admitted to Fighting with, Robbing Man Found Dead Tuesday, Police Say

Man Admitted to Fighting with, Robbing Man Found Dead Tuesday, Police Say

TWIN FALLS | A man arrested Wednesday admitted to police that he fought with and robbed a man who was later found dead, court records say.

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Meridian Police Wearing Body Cameras

Meridian Police Wearing Body Cameras

MERIDIAN (AP) | Officers with the Meridian Police Department are wearing body cameras.

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Chobani CEO Pledges to Donate Most of Wealth

Chobani CEO Pledges to Donate Most of Wealth

NEW YORK (AP) | Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya says he will join some of the world's richest individuals in pledging to give away at least half his wealth, which has been estimated at $…

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Gallery: I See By Your Outfit that You Are a Cowboy

Gallery: I See By Your Outfit that You Are a Cowboy

You know them by their hats. Great photos of cowboys and cowgirls around the Magic Valley, from the Times-News archives.

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UPDATE: Rules Aim to Protect Sage Grouse Habitat in 10 States

UPDATE: Rules Aim to Protect Sage Grouse Habitat in 10 States

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) | Interior Secretary Sally Jewell revealed plans Thursday to preserve habitat in 10 Western states for an imperiled ground-dwelling bird, the federal government's biggest l…

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Idaho Capitol to Undergo Accessibility Compliance Overhaul

Idaho Capitol to Undergo Accessibility Compliance Overhaul

BOISE (AP) | Idaho taxpayers will pay nearly $400,000 to bring the state's recently renovated Capitol into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Body of Missing Coeur d'Alene Man Found in Salmon River

Body of Missing Coeur d'Alene Man Found in Salmon River

RIGGINS (AP) | Authorities have recovered the body of a 35-year-old Coeur d'Alene man who went missing in the Salmon River near Riggins.

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Wyoming Game Wardens Capture Young Bear after Day-long Chase

Wyoming Game Wardens Capture Young Bear after Day-long Chase

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) | After leading wildlife officials on a chase through east Casper, a thoroughly exhausted young black bear fell asleep under an aspen tree.

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PHOTO BLOG: Spelunking with the Silver Sage Grotto

PHOTO BLOG: Spelunking with the Silver Sage Grotto

It was going to be dark, dusty and dingy and I couldn't wait to get my hands dirty doing it.

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New Vote may be Held in Contested School Board Election

New Vote may be Held in Contested School Board Election

NAMPA (AP) | A district judge is deciding whether a new election is needed for the Caldwell School Board's Zone 2 seat at the request of one of the candidates.

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SkyWest Flight Diverts to Boise for Medical Emergency

SkyWest Flight Diverts to Boise for Medical Emergency

BOISE (AP) | A SkyWest Airlines spokeswoman says a flight from Eugene, Oregon, to Denver that diverted to Boise because of a medical emergency couldn't resume its journey because the plane req…

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Slideshow: Today In History, May 28

Today is Thursday, May 28. Today's Highlight in History:

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Trials Set in Twin Falls Motel Murder Case

Trials Set in Twin Falls Motel Murder Case

TWIN FALLS • A key player in the case of a man killed at a Twin Falls motel has turned state’s evidence.

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Grotto's Cavers Escort the Uninitiated to Fantastic Sights

Grotto's Cavers Escort the Uninitiated to Fantastic Sights

GOODING • In the darkness 45 feet below ground, three fantastic spires guard a low passage decorated in cave coral.

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County Denies Rezone for Jerome Rendering Plant

County Denies Rezone for Jerome Rendering Plant

JEROME • County commissioners have denied a request that would have allowed a controversial rendering plant to be built northeast of Jerome, but the county plans to help the developers find a …

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Hidden History: DeWitt Young, Early Fireman, County Commissioner

Hidden History: DeWitt Young, Early Fireman, County Commissioner

The Burrington Hotel at Main Avenue and Third Street East, now known as Idaho Street East, burned down in 1906.

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Twin Falls Student Stung in Third Round of National Spelling Bee

Twin Falls Student Stung in Third Round of National Spelling Bee

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. • Twin Falls seventh-grader Jaren Rose passed the written test and made it to the final stage of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. He sailed through round two, cleanly sp…

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Club's New Openness Offers Chances to Try Caving

Club's New Openness Offers Chances to Try Caving

TWIN FALLS • What not to say at a Silver Sage Grotto meeting: “Tell me where the caves are.”

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Ready for Next 100 Years: Minidoka Dam Spillway Reopens

Ready for Next 100 Years: Minidoka Dam Spillway Reopens

Heyburn • The Bureau of Reclamation celebrated the reopening of the Minidoka Dam Spillway on Wednesday morning, marking the completion of a four-year project to modernize it and straighten its…

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Skywatch: Faint Stars Galileo Discovered Were Just Tip of Iceberg

Skywatch: Faint Stars Galileo Discovered Were Just Tip of Iceberg

The existence of stars too faint to see with the unaided eye was unknown until Galileo began examining the sky with his first telescope. Despite its small size, it revealed so many stars that …

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Gallery: Caving with Silver Sage Grotto

Gallery: Caving with Silver Sage Grotto

Twin Falls-based Silver Sage Grotto, an organization of the nonprofit National Speleological Society, is willing to take people into southern Idaho's caves — teaching them how to do it right. …

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High Hopes: Two-Time High Jump Champ Has Sights Set on 1A Record

High Hopes: Two-Time High Jump Champ Has Sights Set on 1A Record

TWIN FALLS • In the span of just a few years, apathy turned to obsession for Lighthouse Christian high jumper Bryce Kostelecky, and the results speak for themselves.

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Gallery: Spring 2015 Reader Photos

Gallery: Spring 2015 Reader Photos

Check out these reader-submitted photos from around southern Idaho, then share your photos at Magicvalley.com/submit. We'll get them added to this gallery.

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Slow and Steady Biking Idaho's Remote Weiser River Trail

Slow and Steady Biking Idaho's Remote Weiser River Trail

NEW MEADOWS • No matter how speedily things are moving in the outside world, the pace is slow and steady on central Idaho’s Weiser River Trail, a converted rail bed that runs 85 miles between …

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Jerome Athlete Helps Special-needs Classmates

Jerome Athlete Helps Special-needs Classmates

JEROME • Stormi Reynolds spent part of each school day working with classmates who have special needs.

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Gallery: Canyon Ridge High School Graduating Class 2015

Gallery: Canyon Ridge High School Graduating Class 2015

Canyon Ridge High School Seniors graduate Wednesday evening, May 27, 2015, at CSI in Twin Falls.

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Reader Comment: Refugees Enrich Our Community

Reader Comment: Refugees Enrich Our Community

I am writing this as a concerned citizen who is proud to live in a community that, for the most part, welcomes and embraces refugees from around the world. In light of recent talk-radio and Fa…

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Letter to the Editor: Coaches, not Recruiting, Led to Lighthouse Titles

Letter to the Editor: Coaches, not Recruiting, Led to Lighthouse Titles

The Lighthouse Lions’ track team, despite having six individual state champions, could not overtake the distant depth of Logos (77 points in the 1600, 3200 and 800 meter runs) in losing 99-79.…

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Letter to the Editor: Be Loyal to Human Race

Letter to the Editor: Be Loyal to Human Race

Small people make up for being less than nothing by becoming part of the massive U.S. government. Edward Snowden can’t come home and eat hot pockets; Julian Assange has been in a room of an em…

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Ask Fish and Game: 1-day Fishing License

Question: I am an Idaho resident. Can I buy a one-day fishing license and salmon permit?

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Volunteers • Idaho Home Health and Hospice needs volunteers who will bring compassion, support and dignity to those facing a serious, life-limiting illness and their families. Volunteers can c…

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Lyons: A Failure of Intelligence

Lyons: A Failure of Intelligence

Contrary to Jeb Bush, it wasn’t actually too hard to see through the propaganda barrage that led the United States to invade Iraq in 2003. Key aspects of the Bush administration’s case for war…

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Twin Falls Police Question People in Tuesday Death

Twin Falls Police Question People in Tuesday Death

TWIN FALLS • Police are questioning at least two people in possible connection to a body found in a Twin Falls house Tuesday.

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Gallery: Reporters in the Field

Gallery: Reporters in the Field

Times-News reporters often hide behind their bylines but every now and then, a photographer snaps them in action. Here is a collection of reporters and editors bringing you the news.

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UPDATE: Suspect Wired Money from Burley Before Vegas Hatchet Attack, Police Say

UPDATE: Suspect Wired Money from Burley Before Vegas Hatchet Attack, Police Say

LAS VEGAS (AP) • An Idaho woman who was having an affair orchestrated a gruesome Las Vegas hatchet attack that left her husband dead with his head nearly severed while they were on a family tr…

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Magic Valley Sees More Rain than Usual This May

Magic Valley Sees More Rain than Usual This May

TWIN FALLS • A slow-moving low-pressure system in the Pacific has meant more rain than usual this month in the Magic Valley.

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Gallery: 2015 Graduations

Gallery: 2015 Graduations

Here's a collection of photos from 2015 graduation ceremonies around the Magic Valley. 

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Otter Signs Executive Order for State's Sage Grouse Plan

Otter Signs Executive Order for State's Sage Grouse Plan

BOISE (AP) | Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has signed an executive order requiring state executive agencies to adopt Idaho's Sage-Grouse Management Plan.

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Chinook Seasons Set on Upper Salmon, South Fork

STANLEY • The Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved Chinook salmon fisheries for 2015 on the Upper Salmon River and South Fork Salmon River.

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Gallery: Minidoka Dam Spillway Grand Opening

Gallery: Minidoka Dam Spillway Grand Opening

The Minidoka Dam Spillway during it's grand opening on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Rupert.

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Volunteers Needed to Work on Croy Creek Trails

HAILEY • The Bureau of Land Management needs volunteers to help reconstruct the BLM Croy Creek Trail Network, damaged during the 2013 Beaver Creek Fire.

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Nevada Case is Latest to Test 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

Nevada Case is Latest to Test 'Stand Your Ground' Laws

RENO, Nev. (AP) | The idea that a person's home is their castle and they have the right to kill trespassers has been widely accepted in the U.S. for more than a century.

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Canyon Ridge Valedictorian Sets Sights on Becoming Doctor

Canyon Ridge Valedictorian Sets Sights on Becoming Doctor

TWIN FALLS • Sead “Seiko” Muradbegovic doesn’t flinch when he sees a needle or a patient on a gurney.

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