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Emmett church arson trial moved to new venue
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:06:44 -0700

The criminal trial of a southwest Idaho man accused of setting fires that destroyed two churches to hide burglaries is being moved due to concerns about getting an impartial jury.

Trove of antique Idaho pictures a click away
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:45:27 -0700

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - When Dorothea Lange drove through Emmett on her way to Ola in northern Gem County one day in October 1939, the San Francisco woman was arguably the most famous photographer in the nation. Three years earlier, Lange had shot a series of photographs of ...

Judge orders Emmett church fires trial moved to Caldwell
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:01:51 -0700

Citing pretrial publicity, a judge has ordered an Emmett church-fire trial moved to Caldwell. Click to Continue »

Sept. 20-21 birthdays
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:28:19 -0700

Emmett “Russel” Martin will observe his 76th birthday Sept. 22. He was born Sept. 22, 1938, in Idaho. Emmett is married to Shirley Martin, of Sedalia.

Trial for Emmett church arson defendant to move to Caldwell
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:16:38 -0700

Bradley Ryan Thomasson would be unable to get a fair trial in Emmett because of the enormous amount of news coverage of the arson fires at two local churches on… Click to Continue »

Ola secure after scare from 450-acre wildfire
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:16:39 -0700

Located 35 miles north of Emmett up Idaho 52, the town of Ola sweated it out as crews battled a 450-acre wildfire Thursday night, according to the Bureau of Land… Click to Continue »

Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii gay marriage cases in court
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 10:13:30 -0700

There has only been one prosecution under the Emmett Till Act, even though the law was passed with the promise of $135 million for police work and an army of federal agents to investigate unsolved killings from the...

Coeur d'Alene Stands by Gun Ban, But It May Get Sued for Doing So
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 14:04:55 -0700

The Idaho Second Amendment Alliance is urging members on its Facebook page to attend several upcoming city council meetings in Emmett, Fruitland, Lewiston and Mountain Home, as part of what it calls the "Preemption Project." The post said city councils and mayors are expected to overturn ordinances that are "outdated and out of compliance with Idaho's preemption law"—a law that prohibits cities ...

Arson suspect trial moved to Canyon County
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 05:59:21 -0700

EMMETT — Bradley Thomasson will be tried in Canyon County on five felony counts for Gem County crimes — two arson, two burglary and one grand theft in relation to two Emmett churches that were burned

Emmett Police ask for help finding rape suspect
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:17:04 -0700

Emmett Police are looking for a suspect in a rape they say occurred there early Aug. 24. Click to Continue »