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More than 1,200 Idahoans have died from COVID-19 since March. It’s the third-leading cause of death in Idaho so far this year, after heart disease and cancer. And in November, it was the state’s leading cause of death.

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Over the weekend, about 20 people gathered in front of the Mini-Cassia Criminal Justice Center in Burley to protest the death of an inmate that occurred in January.

 

 


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Temp Ray Patterson, a plastic surgeon from Burley, pleaded guilty in a federal court Wednesday to giving counterfeit breast implants to nine women.

 

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The reward for information about a January incident in Burley involving a fire and a pipe bomb has been raised.

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Investigators in Burley are still piecing together what happened early Monday morning when an empty downtown building was gutted by fire and a bomb was discovered in front of a business across the street.

The Federal Aviation Administration will do an aeronautic study after a south-central Idaho company increased the size of exhaust stacks. Pilots from a nearby airport cited safety concerns.

Steve Engebrecht of the FAA tells The Times-News in a story on Wednesday that the study will take about 45 days to complete.

Burley Airport Users Association President Jack Hunsaker says the new stacks put in by Gem State Processing could interfere with some approaches and departures.

South-central Idaho groundwater pumpers might have to start shutting off water pumps this week.

Idaho Department of Water Resources Director Gary Spackman on Saturday denied a request by groundwater pumpers to delay a water curtailment order.

The Times-News reports that the order includes 14 cities and about 157,000 acres of land.