Emmett

GOP congressman and gubernatorial candidate Raul Labrador says four Idaho residents involved in the 2014 Bunkerville Stand Off in Nevada are facing “a miscarriage of justice.”

City of Emmett

Many people in Idaho know the city of Emmett for its annual cherry festival, which draws thousands to the small town every year. But its place on a recently published list is drawing some negative attention.

A 5-year-old boy injured when a salt block fell off a truck in southwestern Idaho and went through the window of another vehicle has died.

The Ada County Coroner's Office says Carter Samuel Atwood of Syracuse, Utah, died late Monday at a Boise hospital due to blunt force trauma.

Police say 66-year-old Ronald Morgenthaler of Weiser was driving north on State Highway 52 with two pallets of salt blocks on a flatbed truck when the pallets became loose on a curve.

A man convicted of burning down two churches has been sentenced to 85 years to life in prison.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports Bradley Thomasson was sentenced Monday after a jury convicted the Emmett resident in March of the arson of the Community Bible Church and First Baptist Church in April 2013. Thomasson was 41 at the time of the crime.

Both churches had been significantly damaged by water, smoke and heat. Damage costs totaled more than $2 million. No one had been injured in the incidents.

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A nationwide investigation into contaminated drugs is expanding. The outbreak has already killed 15 and sickened 231, including one man in Idaho, with fungal meningitis.

Two health facilities in Idaho, Walter Knox Memorial Hospital in Emmett and Pain Specialists of Idaho in Idaho Falls, were identified originally in the outbreak.

Now the Food and Drug Administration has expanded its investigation of possibly contaminated drugs produced by a Massachusetts pharmacy. That means as many as nine more medical facilities in Idaho may have received suspect drugs.

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Two Idaho medical facilities received the steroid injections believed to be responsible for a deadly meningitis outbreak.  Nationally, 47 people have been diagnosed with the illness and five people have died.  No one in Idaho has reported getting sick.