BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Republican state Rep. Mark Patterson says he'll resign, after party colleagues from his district in Boise urged him to quit. Yesterday, members of the GOP District 15 precinct committee voted unanimously to ask Patterson to resign over revelations last month that he pleaded guilty in a 1974 rape case in Florida.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho's Republican U.S. senators voted to block a budget deal as they joined a failed effort to keep the full Senate from considering the measure. Along with 31 other Republican senators, Mike Crapo and James Risch sought unsuccessfully to filibuster the measure yesterday. The bill was passed this afternoon.
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho director for the wildlife advocacy group Greater Yellowstone Coalition is pleading guilty to poaching two elk. The Idaho State Journal reports Marv Hoyt will retire from his post at the end of the year. Hoyt pleaded guilty last month to misdemeanor charges of unlawful taking of game and wasteful destruction of wildlife.
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - Remains found in the America Falls reservoir in early November have been identified as those of a Pocatello-area man who went missing during a June 2009 fishing trip. Hunters found the remains on Nov. 3. The state pathologist in Boise said today they are the remains of 37-year-old Charles Knipp.
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