#The Idaho State Police

Investigation ongoing into single fatality in US Hwy 12 crash

On Sept. 15, at approximately 1320 hours (1:20 p.m.), the Idaho State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on US Highway 12, at milepost 24. William R. Jared, of Weippe, was driving a 1995 Kenworth logging truck eastbound on Highway 12. Jared drove off the right shoulder, came back onto the road and crossed the center line and the west lanes. The vehicle continued off the left shoulder, down an embankment and came to rest near the edge of the Clearwater River. Jared was pronounced deceased at the scene. His seatbelt was not in use. The trailer was recovered from the scene and the tractor will be recovered tomorrow morning. The roadway was shut down periodically through the investigation. Next of kin have been notified. The investigation is continuing.
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Reward to find missing Fruitland boy grows to $26,000

FRUITLAND — A reward for the safe return of a missing 5-year-old Fruitland boy continues to grow. The Fruitland Police Department announced Friday the reward for Michael Joseph Vaughn has grown to $26,000. Michael who is known by his family as “monkey” vanished from his home on July 27 and both local and federal investigators have been searching for him since.
Bonner County Daily Bee

ISP investigating Monday morning collision

SAGLE — The Idaho State Police is investigating a vehicle collision that occurred at about 8:11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, in the 467000 block of U.S. 95. ISP officials said the driver of a Toyota Camry was northbound on U.S.95 when the vehicle veered left of the center lane line into the oncoming lane were it struck a GMC Terrain SUV that was driving south.
The Spokesman-Review

Man dies a week after motorcycle crash near Athol

A motorcyclist died nearly a week after a crash in north Kootenai County sent him to the hospital. Robert K. Den Hoed died Sept. 11. He crashed his motorcycle on U.S. Highway 95, 3 miles south of Athol, the Idaho State Police reported Monday. Den Hoed was riding his Harley...

Biden Orders Afghans to Idaho

Remember when we reached out to the governor's office the last month ago asking if Idaho would welcome Afghan refugees like Oregon and Washington? We didn't hear back from the governor's office on our question, but we now know that President Biden has ordered Idaho to accept hundreds of Afghan refugees.
Idaho State Journal

Idaho to welcome around 400 Afghan refugees

BOISE — Idaho will welcome around 400 Afghan refugees starting in fiscal year 2022, according to International Rescue Committee in Boise Executive Director Julianne Donnelly Tzul. Tzul, along with other participants, spoke at a panel Tuesday about Idaho’s role in resettling Afghans. The panelists touched on some of the same...

Weippe Man Pronounced Dead on The Scene of a Single Vehicle Crash

On September 15, 2021, at approximately 1320 hours, the Idaho State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on US Highway 12, at milepost 24. William R. Jared, of Weippe, was driving a 1995 Kenworth logging truck eastbound. Jared drove off the right shoulder, came back onto the road, and crossed...

400 Uprooted Refugee Afghans Are Coming to Idaho

We are spreading the love and the land to about 400 Afghan refugees in Idaho. About half are expected to be children. By now you have heard the stories, seen the photos and videos of the terror happening overseas. Newborns have literally been passed over walls to complete strangers because parents know it is a better situation than what they are currently stuck in. Terrified adults and children crowding the dangerous airport trying to escape the horror that has been unfolding for weeks now.
Coeur d'Alene Press

Boise, Twin Falls to receive Afghanistan refugees

The cities of Boise and Twin Falls are the only two in Idaho selected to receive refugees from Afghanistan. The administration of President Joe Biden on Wednesday began notifying governors and state refugee coordinators across the country about how many Afghan evacuees from among the first group of nearly 37,000 arrivals are slated to be resettled in their states.
Post Register

Refugee agency says 400 uprooted Afghans coming to Idaho

The Biden Administration says Boise and Twin Falls are two of 139 cities in the United States selected to resettle refugees seeking asylum from Afghanistan. Julianne Donnelly Tzul, executive director of the International Rescue Committee in Boise, says the resettlement of 400 refugees will happen in stages starting in October.