Breaking News

For the latest breaking news, see below. We'll share breaking news stories as we have them so you're kept up to date at all times.

Updated 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Two students test positive for COVID-19 at Priest River Junior High

PRJH will close for cleaning Tuesday, resume classes Wednesday

Updated 6 months ago
Man dies after bridge-jumping accident

OLDTOWN — Tyler Vance Watson, 29, of Priest River, died Tuesday night after jumping into Pend Oreille River from Oldtown bridge.

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
Panhandle declines mask mandate, tables vote

A motion by the Panhandle Health District board of health to mandate masks failed to come to a vote, as no other member would second the motion to require re...

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
Idaho county sues state over coronavirus rescue money

A lawsuit filed by an Idaho county against Republican Gov. Brad Little and other state officials could upend plans for distributing $1.25 billion in coronavi...

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
City to distribute free masks

SANDPOINT — The city of Sandpoint will be distributing free masks to any community member on Friday.

Updated 6 months, 1 week ago
Crash injures Sagle residents

SAGLE — An unknown number of local residents were injured in a Saturday afternoon crash south of Sagle.

Updated 6 months, 4 weeks ago
One dead after boat capsizes

SANDPOINT — One person has died after the boat they were on capsized in Wednesday’s storm, according to a Bonner County Sheriff’s Office press release.

Updated 7 months ago
Help sought in locating sexual assault suspect

Bonner County Sheriff’s Office detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a sexual assault suspect.

Updated 7 months ago
Three new COVID-19 cases reported in region

Bonner County picked up a case of COVID-19 Thursday — one of three reported by the Panhandle Health District, bringing our total to 139 in the Panhandle area...

Updated 7 months, 1 week ago
Three new cases reported in Bonner County

SANDPOINT — Bonner County has three new COVID-19 cases, bringing the county’s total to 10 cases — five of them active, according to Panhandle Health District...

Updated 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Second lawsuit filed over Festival gun ban

SANDPOINT — A second lawsuit has been filed over the Festival at Sandpoint’s ban on firearms at War Memorial Field during the summer music series.

Updated 7 months, 2 weeks ago
COVID-19 community spread identified in Bonner County

SANDPOINT — While the number of COVID-19 cases didn’t go up in the region, community spread has been identified in Bonner County, Panhandle Health District o...

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago
COVID-19 cases jump to 90 in region

SANDPOINT — While Bonner County dropped to five cases, the five northern counties saw a jump of 8 COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 90.

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago
Two new cases reported in Bonner County

SANDPOINT — Panhandle Health District has reported two new COVID-19 cases in Bonner County, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the community to ...

Updated 7 months, 3 weeks ago
County rejects Idaho’s stay-home order

SANDPOINT — Calling Governor Brad Little’s stay-home order unconstitutional, Bonner County commissioners said they would not be following the directives outl...

Updated 8 months ago
Four hurt as three motorcycles crash

Four people were taken to Kootenai Health following an accident on Interstate 90 near Fourth of July Pass about noon Monday.