MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho man who killed his ex-wife and her boyfriend will not get a reduction in either of his life sentences. The Lewiston Tribune reports that a judge dismissed the requests for post-conviction relief by Dale Shackelford. Shackelford was originally sentenced to death. However, the U.S. Supreme Court later ruled that juries, not judges, must hand down death sentences. At a new sentencing hearing Shackelford received two fixed life sentences.
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - Canyon County in southwest Idaho has suspended indefinitely its inmate labor detail program due to insufficient staffing. Canyon County Sheriff says he had to transfer the labor detail officers to the jail to maintain the federally mandated number of detention officers. The labor detail allows non-violent offenders to perform manual labor rather than being put in jail.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Miss Caldwell Night Rodeo Queen and the former Boise State University Bronco girl who on games days rode out ahead of the football team on a horse has been charged with grand theft. Ada County Sheriff's Office detectives say 23-year-old Chelsi Horton embezzled $22,000 while working as a bookkeeper for a company based in Canyon County. She's scheduled to appear in court Aug. 20.
HAZELTON, Idaho (AP) - A pilot has walked away uninjured from a plane crash in south-central Idaho. Authorities tell The Times-News that pilot Michael Jurak of Kimberly walked away uninjured from the Monday crash in a bean field. The site where a crop duster crashed is being cleaned up by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality.
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