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Kohberger Allegedly Ate at Restaurant Where 2 Victims Worked

And he also allegedly followed 3 of the victims on Instagram

(Newser) - At least two times before allegedly murdering four University of Idaho students, the suspect visited the restaurant where two of the victims worked, or so a former employee tells People . He ordered vegan pizza from the Mad Greek in Moscow, Idaho, per the source. Madison Mogen and Xana Kernodle were...

Here Are the Worst States in America for Drivers

And the best, per WalletHub's ranking, which puts Hawaii in last place

(Newser) - Whether we get behind the wheel for leisurely cruising, for our daily commutes, or to take care of errands, American drivers have long contended with traffic, potholes, fluctuating gas prices, and the other annoyances. WalletHub wanted to see which states were better to drive in than others, and it looked...

Lawmaker Apologizes After Likening Women to Cows

Editorial had warned comments could make Idaho 'a laughingstock'

(Newser) - A new Idaho legislator narrowly elected in November thought the first bit of wisdom he should share with a state House committee was that much can be learned about women's reproductive rights by observing milking cows. On Thursday night, hours after being called out in a newspaper editorial, Republican...

On the Same Day, 2 Big Abortion Decisions

In South Carolina, a win for abortion rights supporters; in Idaho, a loss

(Newser) - The South Carolina Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a ban on abortion after six weeks, ruling the restriction enacted by the Deep South state violates a state constitutional right to privacy, the AP reports. The decision marked a significant victory for abortion rights' advocates suddenly forced to find safeguards...

Assistant DA Has Theory on Kohberger Waiving Extradition

He thinks Bryan Kohberger wants to know what's in court documents

(Newser) - The man accused of killing four University of Idaho students in November is being moved from Pennsylvania to Idaho to face first-degree murder and burglary charges. The AP reports officials on Wednesday morning confirmed Bryan Kohberger left a Pennsylvania jail in state police custody, though precise details of his transfer...

Car Led Investigators to Idaho Slayings Suspect

Knife used to kill four college students has not been found yet, police say

(Newser) - Law enforcement officials said Friday that investigators of the slayings of four University of Idaho students began concentrating on Bryan Kohberger after connecting him to a Hyundai Elantra spotted in the area at the time of the killings. Once they learned he had left Idaho for Pennsylvania, an FBI team...

Suspect Arrested in Murder of 4 Idaho Students
Suspect Arrested in Murder
of 4 Idaho Students
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Suspect Arrested in Murder of 4 Idaho Students

28-year-old is in custody in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - This summary has been updated with new information. Police have made an arrest in the slaying of four University of Idaho students , reports the AP and CNN . Arrest paperwork filed by Pennsylvania State Police said Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 28, was being held for extradition based on an arrest warrant for...

Florida Is Growing Faster Than Any State

Census Bureau puts Florida back on top in yearly population growth, pushing out Idaho

(Newser) - Florida has supplanted Idaho as the nation's fastest-growing state, after a 1.9% population increase in the past year. The Census Bureau report restores Florida to the top spot for the first time since 1957, after being blocked for decades mostly by Nevada, Politico reports. Florida's population now...

Abandoned Vehicle Could Be Clue in Idaho Murders
Another Dead-End in
Idaho Murder Investigation
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Another Dead-End in Idaho Murder Investigation

Hyundai Elantra found in Eugene, Oregon, is not related to slayings of 4 students

(Newser) - The Hyundai Elantra found abandoned in Oregon is not related to the baffling murders of four University of Idaho students last month, police say. "The vehicle was involved in a collision and subsequently impounded. The vehicle is registered out of Colorado and the female owner is not believed to...

Clue Cited in Idaho Slayings Spurs Avalanche of Tips: Cops

'Overwhelming' number of tips have come in regarding white car spotted near students' home

(Newser) - A car seen near the off-campus home where four University of Idaho students were slain last month is the latest possible clue in the case, and it's one that has spurred what CNN reports is an "overwhelming" number of tips. On Wednesday, the Moscow Police Department noted that...

Idaho Police Seek 'Puzzle Pieces' in Quadruple Murder

They want to know more about movements of Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle

(Newser) - More than three weeks after the murders of four University of Idaho students, no arrests have been made and police are still trying to fill in pieces of the puzzle. Idaho State Police spokesman Aaron Snell tells ABC that the movements of Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle on the night...

Cops Issue 'Clarification' on Murder of Idaho Students

Police say they're not sure if University of Idaho classmates were targeted

(Newser) - The four University of Idaho students murdered Nov. 13 might not have been targeted after all, according to the Moscow Police Department. The Latah County Prosecutor's Office recently said one or more attackers "specifically looked at this [off-campus] residence" and "one or more of the occupants were...

Idaho Cops: Surviving Roommates May Be 'Key' in College Murders

Xana Kernodle had 'bruises' from fighting back, dad says; loved ones of other victims also speak

(Newser) - "It doesn't make sense." Those are the words of Jeffrey Kernodle, father of Xana Kernodle, one of the four University of Idaho students slain last weekend in their off-campus home in the small town of Moscow, which hasn't seen a murder since 2015, per CBS 5...

He Vanished Looking for Friends. Now, a Neighbor Arrested

Michael Vaughan disappeared in July 2021

(Newser) - On July 27, 2021, Michael Vaughan, who had recently turned 5, slipped out of his house in Fruitland, Idaho, and started knocking on neighbors' doors, looking for older neighborhood kids to play with, his mom says. Now, a neighbor the family does not know has been arrested in his disappearance....

He Was Obsessed With a 1984 Crime. Now He's Guilty Of It

Steven Pankey convicted of felony murder in 12-year-old Jonelle Matthews' death

(Newser) - Update: Steve Pankey was on Monday found guilty of second-degree kidnapping and felony murder in the case of a 12-year-old Colorado girl killed in 1984. He was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole after 20 years. The Coloradoan reports Jonelle Matthews' father spoke prior to sentencing and implored...

Cat Who Vanished 9 Years Ago Turns Up 1K Miles From Home

Calif. owner has no idea how Harriet ended up in Idaho

(Newser) - A cat who disappeared from her California home nine years ago has been found, but no one has a clue what she's been doing for nearly a decade, nor how she ended up wandering the streets of a small Idaho city more than 1,000 miles away. The Washington ...

Idaho's Abortion Ban Has Ripple Effect on Birth Control

University of Idaho might have to stop providing contraception

(Newser) - Idaho's near-total abortion ban could have consequences beyond abortion: In new guidance regarding the ban issued Friday, the University of Idaho's general counsel said the school should no longer make birth control available to students. The law's language is "unclear and untested," the message says,...

This Is the Happiest State in America
This Is the Happiest
State in America

This Is the Happiest State in America

Hawaii tops WalletHub's list; West Virginia lands at the bottom

(Newser) - Happiness is said to be a state of mind—but what state you're in could affect that state. WalletHub wanted to find out where people in the US are at their most content, especially in the wake of the worst of the pandemic and amid new stressors like inflation....

Lawmaker Convicted of Raping 19-Year-Old Intern Gets 20 Years

Aaron von Ehlinger won't be eligible for parole for at least 8 years

(Newser) - Update: The former Idaho lawmaker convicted of raping a 19-year-old legislative intern has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the crime, the AP reports. Aaron von Ehlinger must serve at least eight years before he will be eligible for parole, 4th District Judge Michael Reardon said during the...

Idaho Blocked From Enforcing Abortion Ban in Medical Emergencies

Judge has concerns that would violate federal law on emergency care

(Newser) - A federal judge in Idaho has barred the state from enforcing a strict abortion ban in medical emergencies over concerns that it violates a federal law on emergency care, the AP reports. The ruling Wednesday evening came after a federal judge this week in Texas made the opposite call, barring...

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