A Bellevue man faces a single charge of rape and remains in custody at the Blaine County Detention Center following an investigation by the Bellevue Marshal’s Office and a St. Luke’s Children At Risk Evaluation Services (CARES) interview conducted last week.

A Ketchum man will serve 14 days in jail and complete two years of supervised probation in lieu of prison time following a plea agreement reached last month between the defense and the prosecution. The defendant pleaded to one felony and one misdemeanor stemming from in incident on Dec. 1, 2019.

A Bellevue man has been sentenced to 60 days in jail and three years’ probation after agreeing to a guilty plea to felony possession of a controlled substance and felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture or deliver. Koby Sliwicki of Bellevue will also pay fines …

While COVID-19 has changed the daily routines of many children in the Wood River Valley, the Blaine County juvenile justice system hasn’t seen a significant spike—or drop—in offenses committed by young people during the pandemic, according to a report presented to the Blaine County commissio…

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After serving six weeks as interim marshal of Bellevue, Mynde Heil was appointed by the City Council last week to take over as head of the Bellevue Marshal’s Office permanently.

Following a preliminary hearing last week, Bellevue resident Kevin H. Bothwell faces five criminal drug offenses—two felonies and three misdemeanors—stemming from a police search of his house on Nov. 5.

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The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 1,640 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide today, raising the grand total to 94,730. Of those, health officials continue to monitor an estimated 55,459. Health officials consider coronavirus a contributing factor in the de…

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported a new record high single-day increase in confirmed and probable statewide COVID-19 cases today: 1,693. The previous high was Saturday's 1,403. Today's rise brings the grand total since March to 77,121, of which health officials are monitori…

Bellevue Marshal Ross Scaggs was formally removed from office Monday by the Bellevue City Council following an executive session. The council voted for the removal following an arraignment earlier this month, which provided details about Scaggs’ arrest in October for allegedly delivering mar…

A Hailey man has been sentenced to five months in prison after pleading guilty to dispensing a controlled substance by a practitioner and to acquiring or obtaining a substance by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception or subterfuge, according to a press release from the U.S. Depart of …

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Between Tuesday and Saturday last week, Idaho registered four new record single-day increases in confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, capping off the week with 1,403 new cases on Saturday, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Adding Sunday’s 649 new cases and today’s ri…

Idaho State Police had no new information into the deaths of Bellevue residents Ashley Midby and Jared Murphy on Monday, according to department spokeswoman Lynn Hightower. Blaine County coroner Russ Mikel had nothing to add, either.

Idaho has once again broken its record for highest ever single-day increase in COVID-19 cases. Yesterday, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported 1,179 new confirmed and probable—the most in a single day at the time. That record has since been broken. Today, the department added …

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Idaho gained 2,035 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 statewide over the weekend, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Today's rise of 757 brought the grand total since March to 65,845. Of those, an estimated 34,688 are still being monitored by health officials. Acc…