BOISE -- The 2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award Winners were announced on Thursday and KTVB won five awards for stories or broadcast elements in the following categories:
- Overall Excellence
- Investigative Reporting -- for "Meth Houses" -- Jamie Grey and Xanti Alcelay
- News Series -- for "Gangs in the Valley" -- Jamie Grey and Mike di Donato
- Reporting: Hard News -- for "Animal Abuse at Dairy" -- Stephanie Zepelin and Zach Stotland
- Use of Sound/Video -- for "Gangs in the Valley" -- Jamie Grey and Mike di Donato
To see KTVB among other winners in the 2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards list, you can click here.
Here's a quick recap of these stories, with links:
Earlier this year, the 7 Investigation team knocked on the doors of several Treasure Valley homes on a meth property list where, legally, no one is supposed to live until they are properly cleaned.
Gangs in the Valley
The Treasure Valley is home to hundreds of gang members. Local police say with gang members come gang crimes. Prosecutors say some of those crimes are violent or even deadly. Some have innocent victims.
Dairy owner speaks out after release of shocking undercover video
Three former dairy workers with Idaho's largest dairy operation have been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty after undercover video shot by an animal rights group showed workers stomping, dragging and beating cows inside a milking barn.