BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A public defender is warning lawmakers that new standards for his profession could lead to lawsuits. Ada County Public Defender Alan Trimming told a committee looking at public defender reforms that if the attorneys don't meet the standards, it could be a "launch pad for litigation." Legal experts have repeatedly warned that Idaho's patchwork public defense system is unconstitutional.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - The attorney for a 15-year-old Coeur d'Alene boy charged with killing his father and brother is seeking to have the case moved to juvenile court. The teen faces life in prison if convicted as an adult. In juvenile court he would be committed to a youth detention center until he turns 21.
BUHL, Idaho (AP) - Police say a Utah authorities have arrested Buhl man accused of shooting at officers responding to a domestic disturbance early this morning, injuring one officer. Police say Victor Soria fired from inside a residence when a Buhl police officer and Twin Falls County sheriff's deputy arrived early today. The Buhl officer was treated and released for an injury to his buttocks.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Transportation Department says speed limits on rural sections of interstates in the southern part of the state will go up to 80 mph starting Thursday. That's an increase from 75 mph on rural sections of Interstates 15, 84 and 86. Speed limits for trucks will increase to 70 mph. The agency says speed limits on interstates in urban areas will remain unchanged at 65 mph.
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