One person is dead following an incident yesterday afternoon in Meridian. Police say around 5:30 officers responded to a call involving a white woman and two Hispanic men at the Village in Meridian. Authorities discovered that the car they were in was stolen. When police pursued the suspects they drove away into oncoming traffic, jumped a median and hit several cars. The woman died at the scene. Another suspect ran from the crash and stole another vehicle. The stolen security vehicle fled westbound on I-84. It is believed to have been involved in a hit and run. Police eventually stopped the chase after the car crossed into Oregon.
Police are continuing their investigation of an accident that claimed the life of a Hansen Man. ISP says it happened Monday just after noon on 1300 west and 760 south in Cassia County A pickup with a 28 year old male and a 23 year old male both from Hansen drove off the road and overturned killing the 28 year old. The 23 year old was airlifted for treatment.
Governor Brad Little has ordered both the U.S. and State of Idaho flags be flown at half-staff immediately to honor the people who lost their lives – including American citizens in the attacks committed against Israel by Hamas. Flags should remain at half-staff until sunset on Friday.
The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to reconsider an appeals case that will determine whether emergency room physicians in Idaho will be shielded from prosecution under the state’s abortion ban for providing stabilizing care. The order comes less than two weeks after a three-judge panel of the court granted an appeal from the Idaho Legislature to reverse a decision that prevented ER doctors from criminal penalties for providing an abortion as stabilizing care.
The eastern Idaho man charged in the murders of his first wife, as well as his current wife's two children, wants cameras in the courtroom during his trial. Chad Daybell is the husband of Lori Vallow Daybell, who was sentenced to life in prison for murdering her two children as well as conspiring to murder Chad's late wife, Tammy Daybell.