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Couple Charged With Theft

Couple Charged With Theft

(RIGBY, ID) – A Jefferson County couple is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a Roberts-area construction company. Kristi Jo Laird and her husband, Rodney Laird, reportedly stole a large amount of cash from Rhodehouse Construction between 2007 and this year. Idaho State Police began investigating the Lairds last November, and are unsure exactly […]

Tools Stolen from Tautphaus Park Zoo

Tools Stolen from Tautphaus Park Zoo

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An estimated $900 in tools were stolen from the Tautphaus Park Zoo in Idaho Falls over the weekend. Someone used wire cutters to break through a chain-link fence sometime between 5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday. Managers reported a vandalized vending machine and missing drills, a saw, and a grinder. […]

Blackfoot School District Isn’t Ending Band Program

Blackfoot School District Isn’t Ending Band Program

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – Administrators in the Blackfoot School District are speaking out about rumors concerning the future of its music programs. Superintendent Chad Struhs says the Sixth Grade School will keep its popular band program, and may even add a strings section thanks to a pending federal grant. Struhs and others hoped to clarify that […]

National Championship on Newstalk 97.7 FM

National Championship on Newstalk 97.7 FM

(ARLINGTON, TX )  –   The College basketball season will come to an end tonight with an historic matchup.   The #7 Connecticut Huskies take on the #8 Kentucky Wildcats.  The first time EVER such high seeds face each other in the Title game.   You can hear all the action on Newstalk 97.7 FM beginning at […]

Hearing to Continue for Embattled Teacher

Hearing to Continue for Embattled Teacher

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – A due process hearing that will determine the future of a longtime Snake River High School teacher will continue tonight.  Last Friday’s meeting featured over eight hours of testimony from nearly a dozen people. Elaine Asmus is accused of harassing and bullying a new co-worker, as well as others during her career. […]

Authorities Pursuing Leads in Holbrook Murder Case

Authorities Pursuing Leads in Holbrook Murder Case

(MALAD, ID) – Authorities are still pursuing leads on a brutal triple-murder near Malad.  Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of the shootings, which left two parents and a grandfather dead on a farm in Holbrook. Investigators found a $100,000 marijuana growing operation in the basement and 64 pit bulls used in a dogfighting ring outside. […]

Wife of Imprisoned Pastor Speaks in Pocatello

Wife of Imprisoned Pastor Speaks in Pocatello

(POCATELLO, ID) – The wife of a Boise pastor imprisoned in Iran was in Pocatello Sunday night to speak about her husband’s plight. Naghmeh Abedini told members of Calvary Chapel that her her husband Saeed was tortured for months by Iranian authorities because he shared his Christian faith while conducting humanitarian work two years ago. […]

State to Spend $100K to Poison Ravens

State to Spend $100K to Poison Ravens

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Idaho will spend at least $100,000 on a plan to kill ravens in sage grouse habitats over the next two years. Fish and Game officials hope to kill as many as 4,000 ravens using poisoned chicken eggs in strategic locations. They believe there is anecdotal information suggesting that ravens could be […]

Four Idaho Teens Serving Life Without Parole

Four Idaho Teens Serving Life Without Parole

(BOISE, ID) – A total of four Idaho teenagers are now serving life sentences without the possibility of parole. In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court made mandated life sentences for minors unconstitutional, with the exception of murder cases. All four teenage prisoners in the Gem State have murder convictions. Ada County District Judge Cheri Copsey […]

Police Cracking Down on Distracted Drivers

Police Cracking Down on Distracted Drivers

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Idaho State Police are cracking down on distracted drivers this month. Trooper Pete Sibus says there are tell-tale signs for drivers who aren’t paying attention to the road in front of them, and cell phones are often the biggest distraction. An estimated one in four crashes nationwide involves someone using a […]

Grey Wolf Numbers Steady

Grey Wolf Numbers Steady

(BILLINGS, MT) – The number of grey wolves in the Rocky Mountain region has remained steady in spite of hunting legislation in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. An estimated 1,700 wolves are known to inhabit a six-state region, including nearly 700 in Idaho. Although there were vehement protests from wildlife activists when wolf hunting was approved […]

Two Arrested for Maverik Robbery

Two Arrested for Maverik Robbery

(RIRIE, ID) – Two people have been arrested in connection to the robbery of a gas station in Ririe last month.  Detectives with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office say 29-year-old Nicolle Lockyer and 31-year-old Thomas Burgess, both of Idaho Falls, were involved in a robbery at the Maverik convenience store March 23. Lockyer is accused […]

One Killed in Crash Near Preston

One Killed in Crash Near Preston

(PRESTON, ID) – A Preston woman is dead following a rollover crash Wednesday evening.  Idaho State Police say 19-year-old Kwintse Marley was driving along Cub River Road just north of Franklin when she lost control of her car for unknown reasons and rolled over an embankment. Neither Marley or her passenger, 21-year-old Kolton Bird of […]

Otter Approves Tax Incentive Bill

Otter Approves Tax Incentive Bill

(POCATELLO, ID) – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter signed a bill Thursday that will likely help lure major corporations to the Gem State. The measure provides a 30 percent refund on corporate, payroll, and sales taxes for businesses that create a certain number of jobs. The law, which goes into effect July 1, mandates that those […]

Several Hurt in Fort Hall Crash

Several Hurt in Fort Hall Crash

(FORT HALL, ID) – Several people were injured in a rollover crash on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation Thursday afternoon. Emergency crews responded to an accident near the intersection of Edmo and Hawthorn roads. Authorities declined to offer details about the incident, and the names of those involved have not been released. An investigation is […]

Scientists: Yellowstone Won’t Blow Up Anytime Soon

Scientists: Yellowstone Won’t Blow Up Anytime Soon

(WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT) – A viral video showing bison and other animals running out of Yellowstone National Park has sparked rumors that the supervolcano is going to erupt soon. However, Yellowstone Public Affairs Chief Al Nash says there’s no reason to worry, at least for the near future. Although the park has seen a few […]

Otter Begins Statewide Re-election Campaign

Otter Begins Statewide Re-election Campaign

(BOISE, ID) – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is kicking off his statewide re-election campaign tour this week.  Otter made stops in Meridian, Twin Falls, Idaho Falls, and Coeur d’Alene on Wednesday. He says jobs, and especially openings at the Idaho National Laboratory, are essential to improving eastern Idaho’s economy. Otter, who is seeking his third […]

Hearing for Embattled Teacher Rescheduled

Hearing for Embattled Teacher Rescheduled

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – A public hearing for an embattled Snake River High School science teacher has been rescheduled. Elaine Asmus has taught biology at the school for more than 25 years, but administrators aren’t renewing her contract. Asmus is accused of harassing a fellow staff member during a dispute over equipment. Asmus says she’s being […]

Roberts Man Accused of Stealing TV

Roberts Man Accused of Stealing TV

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A Roberts man was arrested Tuesday on accusations that he stole a TV from the Walmart in Idaho Falls.  Twenty-eight-year-old Christopher Kerber has been linked to the Oct. 7 theft of a 50-inch TV at the store on the 500-block of South Utah Avenue. Kerber, who was already in custody at […]

Burley Man Gets 10 Years for Sexual Abuse

Burley Man Gets 10 Years for Sexual Abuse

(BURLEY, ID) – A Burley man has been sentenced to ten years in prison on two felony counts of sexual abuse. Prosecutors say 36-year-old Gregg Bedke used duct tape to pin a ten-year-old girl’s arms behind her back before molesting her. At the time the alleged abuse happened, Bedke was on parole for aggravated battery. […]

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