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Local Judge closes hearing for 14-year-old charged in slayings Judge closes hearing for 14-year-old charged in slayings
Eldon G. Samuel III is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the Monday night deaths of his father, 46-year-old Eldon Samuel Jr., and his brother, 13-year-old Jonathan Samuel, inside a home owned by St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho.
Local Taliban ready to deal on captive US soldier? Taliban ready to deal on captive US soldier?
The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S. government officials have the authority to make a deal.
Local Meridian police show up to free book giveaway Meridian police show up to free book giveaway
Meridian, Idaho (KBOI) - Some of the wording from the book is included in the following story. Some readers may find the excerpts graphic .

Junior Mountain View High school student Brady Kissel showed up at Kleiner park in Meridian to pass out the book parents are complaining about.
Local House candidate Chaney drops out of race House candidate Chaney drops out of race
Chaney came under scrutiny earlier this month after it came to light that he had been charged with domestic battery in 2009 after a fight with his then-girlfriend.
Local Obama surveys scene of sadness, death at mudslide Obama surveys scene of sadness, death at mudslide(Photo Gallery)(Video)
Swooping over a terrain of great sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last month and steeled himself to mourn with those who lost loved ones in the destruction.
Local Police on the lookout for pharmacy burglar Police on the lookout for pharmacy burglar
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - Police have a picture of a man with a black backpack and a white bag in a pharmacy burglary. Police say it happened Sunday around 3 am on North Milwaukee Street and West Ustick Road.

Officers found a broken door that triggered an alarm.