It's hard to believe that someone would use a tragedy to rip you off, but every time a major disaster happens there are crooks out there just looking to take advantage of you.
Stephanie Smith joined the KBOI 2News team in September 2011. You can watch Stephanie Monday through Friday on KBOI 2 News Extra from 5-7 a.m. on KBOI and 7–7:30 a.m. on the CW. Stephanie is a graduate of the University of Washington.
Recent stories by Stephanie Smith
A Boise woman saw an ad on Craigslist offering money in exchange for placing a Monster Energy Drink ad on her car.
It's the perfect weather and time of year to see snakes in the Treasure Valley.
Another plan to help balance the budget was announced at Tuesday's Nampa School Board meeting.
The cold water of the Boise river is hard to resist on hot days. But every summer firefighters have to rescue people from the water.
MERIDIAN, Idaho - The Meridian Animal Shelter is located right next to a waste water treatment plant. The city has plans to expand the plant. Now the shelter might close, opting to work with the Idaho Humane Society instead.
Joe Bell's 15 year old son Jadin, committed suicide earlier this year after being bullied for being gay.
More than 500 bikers gathered at Sandy Point Park and then rode to the Statehouse.
A homemade explosive was found by a 13 year old this weekend. Now police are warning residents to be on the look out for plastic bottles left in yards and streets.
The incident began at Whitney Elementary. That's where the Rhineharts say one of their sons was accused of having marijuana on the play ground.
Two suspicious fires burned the Community Bible Church and First Baptist Church Saturday morning. And now arson signs are posted on both buildings.
Parks and Rec's new plan includes more parking, restrooms, covered picnic areas for shade, and new buildings for concessions and meetings.
Billionaire Robert Earl Holding dies at the age of 86.
The Ada County Sheriff's Office says they have recovered the body of a man found in the Snake River near Swan Falls Dam Saturday evening.
A new shopping center on Eagle Road will open in October. It's called The Village at Meridian.
The Idaho Foodbank needs help filling their shelves. You can help during Drive Drop and Donate on April 19.
If the new ordinance passes, violators could faces fines and even jail time.
Monday the Pioneer Irrigation District and the Meridian and Nampa Irrigation District will begin diverting water into canals for the first time this year.
The search for a missing swimming at Swan Falls Dam has been suspended.
A family fun night was held Tuesday at CenturyLink Arena. Kids got to play tennis with member of the BSU tennis team.
The American Cancer Society is cutting funding to youth camps and that includes Camp Rainbow Gold near Sun Valley. The camp helps about 300 children diagnosed with cancer and their families each year.
Lori and Teresa Burke-Ellet have been together for over 10 years. They already have a civil-union and a church wedding but now they are looking forward to the day that the law recognizes their marriage.
A Nampa funeral home can now broadcast services on the web.
The judge set her bond at $100,000. She is scheduled to be back in court on April 8 for a preliminary hearing.