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Idaho man arrested following nearly 4-hour standoff

By The Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police say they arrested a man after he forced entry into a woman’s home and threatened her with a gun in western Idaho. KTVB-TV reports police were called to the Meridian home Sunday afternoon, but the Nampa man had fled before officers arrived. The woman [READ MORE…

Eastern Oregon may be home to renewable energy project

By The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland General Electric is making plans to build the nation’s first large-scale renewable energy project that combines wind turbines, solar panels and battery storage. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that the Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility will be built just north of Lexington, in eastern Oregon. It [READ MORE…

Driver crashes into building at College of Eastern Idaho

By The Associated Press IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Police say a juvenile driver sustained minor injuries after crashing into a building at the College of Eastern Idaho. The Idaho State Journal reports officers responded to the crash scene Saturday afternoon, finding a white pickup truck smashed on the east side of the [READ MORE…

Driver injured after falling or jumping from moving pickup

By The Associated Press JEROME, Idaho (AP) — A Burley, Idaho, woman was hospitalized after police say she fell or jumped from a moving pickup truck she was driving on Interstate 84. KTVB-TV reports the Idaho State Police responded to the crash around 12:48 a.m. Monday. Maribel Villeda was driving east on I-84 [READ MORE…

Parks officials plan to postpone Bend bridge project

By The Associated Press BEND, Ore. (AP) — Parks officials say they won’t proceed with a long-planned footbridge over the Deschutes River in central Oregon. The Bulletin reports officials are expected to sign a resolution Tuesday to postpone the bridge project until the Bend Park and Recreation District and other stakeholders weigh in [READ MORE…

Salem police investigate death of woman in Salem

By The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A homicide investigation was launched after a woman was found dead inside a home in Salem, Oregon. KOIN-TV reports the Salem Police Department said officers were sent to the home around 11 a.m. Friday after receiving a report of a stabbing. They found a 55-year-old [READ MORE…