An Uzbekistan national pleaded not guilty on three federal counts of terrorism Friday morning in Boise. Fazliddin Kurbanov was arrested Thursday at his Boise apartment. Adam Cotterell was in the court room and described Kurbanov to All Things Considered host Samantha Wright.
Cotterell: I don’t think he’d stand out on the streets of Boise or on the Boise State campus for that matter. He’s 30 but looks a bit younger. A little taller than average. Stocky. Olive skin, short black hair, dark eye brows with maybe a couple weeks growth of beard.
Federal authorities say a "spice" smuggling operation has been taken down in Boise.
A federal grand jury in Boise has indicted five Boise and Meridian residents on a laundry list of charges. They include conspiracy to smuggle goods into the U.S., conspiracy to sell and transport drug paraphernalia, and conspiracy to launder money.
Military officials say five Fort Bliss soldiers have died in a roadside bomb blast in southern Afghanistan.
An Army statement Monday identified the dead as Spc. Kevin Cardoza of Mercedes, Texas; 1st Lt. Brandon James Landrum of Lawton, Okla.; Spc. Thomas Paige Murach of Meridian, Idaho; Staff Sgt. Francis Gene Phillips IV of Meridian, N.Y.; and 24-year-old Spc. Brandon Joseph Prescott of Bend, Ore.
They served in the 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division.
More than 500 non-profit groups are taking part in the first ever “Idaho Gives” day today. You can help out birds, dogs, rats, kids, museums, fine arts, the environment and more, during the 24 hour event.
The goal is simple. Get everyone to donate online to their favorite Idaho non-profit by midnight tonight. Lynn Hoffmann is the Executive Director of the Idaho Nonprofit Center. She calls today’s event a “giving frenzy.”