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Idaho man dies after tractor rolls over him

WEISER (AP) — Authorities say a west-central Idaho man has died after a farm tractor ran over him.

Washington County Sheriff Matt Thomas tells KTVB-TV that 69-year-old Lynn Evans of Weiser died July 4.

Thomas says Evans had just put a new motor in the tractor in his repair shop when it apparently slipped into gear and ran over him.

Thomas says a family member called 911 but Evans died at the scene.

Oregon man facing hate crime charges in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man police say physically threatened a Muslim couple in Portland in May has been taken into custody and is facing hate crime charges.

Police in Portland say officers on Friday arrested 49-year-old Frederick Nolan Sorrell on suspicion of three counts of intimidation in the second degree. He’s scheduled to appear in court Monday.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that court documents say Sorrell threatened to physically injure three people based on their race, color or religion in late May.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations previously said Sorrell used threatening words and hand gestures, including mimicking pulling the trigger of a handgun.

Plane hits Montana river in boat festival; 2 aboard rescued

BIG TIMBER, Mont. (AP) — A single-engine plane clipped a power line Saturday and crashed into the Yellowstone River near the site of a Montana boating festival.

Both people aboard the plane were rescued and no boaters were hurt, authorities said.

The Piper L21B crashed near Big Timber in southern Montana, about 85 miles west of Billings.

More than 100 people were in boats on the river, part of the annual Yellowstone Boat Float, Sweet Water County sheriff’s spokeswoman Brooke Osen told the Billings Gazette.

“The majority of floaters had already launched,” Osen said. “Nobody was injured, miraculously.”

It was not immediately clear how close the plane landed to any boat.

A man and a woman in the plane climbed out and were picked up by a civilian boat, Osen said.

She said the man had superficial injuries. The woman’s injuries were worse, Osen said, but she did not provide details.

Their names and conditions have not been released.

Alicia Kline of Livingston said onlookers applauded as the boat brought them ashore.

“I was just like, “I’m so glad you’re alive,” Kline told Yellowstone Newspapers.

Mimi Nicholas of Billings was near the river and saw the plane coming in low.

“It was pretty scary. I heard the crunch when he hit the lines,” she said.

The severed power line cut electricity to about 275 customers, NorthWestern Energy spokesman Butch Larcombe said.

Drowsy driver hits horse sculpture in central Oregon

SISTER, Ore. (AP) — Police in central Oregon say an 18-year-old Missouri man fell asleep while driving and smashed into a life-sized bronze sculpture of a horse in the small tourist town of Sisters.

Police say Skylar Doss of Clinton was not injured when his 2005 Ford Ranger pickup struck the base of the sculpture at about 5 a.m. Friday.

Doss reported he fell asleep, and police say he wasn’t under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Authorities didn’t release an estimate of damages to the sculpture of the rearing horse that was installed in 2009.

Worker files lawsuit following poisonous gas injury

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A former worker at a recycling facility injured after opening an unlabeled tank containing poisonous gas has filed a lawsuit.

The Spokesman-Review reports in a story on Friday that Felix W. Shuck filed the lawsuit against Ibex Construction and its owner, Tim Jackson, and his wife Roberta.

Gordon Beck, a subcontractor believed to have delivered the tank to Pacific Steel and Recycling where Shuck worked, is named in the lawsuit as well.

The newspaper reports that Ibex Construction’s office appears to be vacant and its phone is disconnected.

The lawsuit says Shuck permanently lost 50 percent of his lung capacity in the 2015 incident that killed another employee.

Man arrested following rifle thefts at Oregon outdoors store

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — A man accused of walking out of a sporting goods store in western Oregon with four assault weapons worth $8,500 has been taken into custody.

Police in Springfield in a statement late Friday say 30-year-old Dennis Walter Rotherham was arrested Monday and faces charges of second degree burglary, four counts of felon in possession of a firearm, and four counts of first degree theft.

Police say the thefts occurred June 17, 23 and 24, with Rotherham concealing the weapons under dark clothing.

Police say Rotherham has no permanent address.

Police recovered one of the rifles and are trying to find the other three.

Rotherham is being held in the Lane County jail.

5th District Court News



Casey Lynne Holt, 31, Jerome; DUI, $400 fine, $202.50 costs, $75 public defender, 180 days jail, 177 suspended, one day credited, guilty withheld judgment, 16 hours work detail, 180 days restricted drivers license, 12 months supervised probation.

Joshua Daniel Ledbetter, 25, Twin Falls; DUI, $400 fine, $202.50 costs, $75 public defender, 180 days jail, 175 suspended, two days credited, 24 hours work detail, 12 months supervised probation, 180 days restricted drivers license. Failure to purchase or invalid drivers license charge dismissed

Thomas Buck Chaput, 40, Twin Falls; DUI, $400 fine, $202.50 costs, 180 days jail, 150 suspended, 30 days credited, 180 days restricted drivers license, 12 months unsupervised probation, follow recommendations of C.C. eval.


Kandy Beardsley v. William Beardsley

Russel Sebren v. Sheryl Sebren

Ginger Moore v. Brian Moore

Lita Claiborn v. Branson Claiborn

Lisa Butcher v. Kody Butcher

Suzanne Mitchell v. Garvin Mitchell

Alexis Delcambre v. Dakota Delcambre

Kevan Birrell v. Raquel Gonzales

Benjamin Wheeler v. Michelle Wheeler

Koni Alexander v. Victor Alexander

Stork report: births at Jerome, Twin Falls hospitals

St. Luke’s Jerome

Olivia Beatrice Veenhouwer, daughter of Sara and Alexander Veenhouwer of Jerome, was born June 27, 2017.

St. Luke’s Magic Valley

Zoee Lakyn Trelles, daughter of Ashlee Kay Luna-Trelles and Jose Luis Trelles of Jerome, was born June 27, 2017.

Soren Drake Shaw, son of JoLinn and Stacey Clayton Shaw of Kimberly, was born June 28, 2017.

Wyatt Summer Landrum, daughter of Ashley Summer Landrum of Hagerman, was born June 28, 2017.

Brooklyn Re’ Hoyer, daughter of Mackensie Re’ Griffith and Jon Bradley Hoyer of Twin Falls, was born June 29, 2017.

Azora Rose Clifton, daughter of Victoria Rose Lee Clifton of Twin Falls, was born June 30, 2017.

Tatiana Andrea Pavlick, daughter of Snjezana and Jesse Charles Pavlick of Twin Falls, was born July 1, 2017.

Willow Diette Larae Lee, daughter of Meredes Nicole Ross and Garrett Van Wenzel Lee of Twin Falls, was born July 1, 2017.

Cedar Reece Garner, son of Elizabeth Katherine Kramer and Corey Ray Garner of Twin Falls, was born July 2, 2017.

Macie Jade Molitor, daughter of Ramey Lynne and Devon James Molitor of Twin Falls, was born July 3, 2017.

Paislee RaeLynn Hurd, daughter of Emilee Suzanne Ferrenburg and Kevin Randall Hurd of Twin Falls, was born July 3, 2017.

Austin Ray Spencer and Aiden Douglas Spencer, twin sons of Amanda Dawn and Adam Kent Spencer of Twin Falls, were born July 3, 2017.

Oakley Adele Hubert, daughter of Kayla Brooke and Daniel Bret Hubert of Twin Falls, was born July 4, 2017.

Brodie Paul Scanlan, son of Christine Sabah Scanlan and Chad Paul Scanlan of Twin Falls, was born July 4, 2017.


Average daily flows

Snake River at Heise 16,665 cfs

Snake River at Blackfoot 8,412 cfs

Snake River at American Falls 16,984 cfs

Snake River at Minidoka 15,206 cfs

Snake River at Milner 4,973 cfs

Little Wood River near Carey 248 cfs

Jackson Lake is 99 percent full.

Palisades Reservoir is 100 percent full.

American Falls Reservoir is 96 percent full.

Upper Snake River system is at 98 percent capacity.

As of July 17.