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Crews Preparing Buttress to Slow Jackson Landslide

Crews Preparing Buttress to Slow Jackson Landslide(JACKSON, WY) – Public Works officials in Jackson had to relocate a temporary water line Wednesday as part of a much larger effort to contain a slumping hillside. Geologists have calculated movement on the hill along Budge Drive to be about two inches per day. Concrete barriers and fill material will be brought in today […]

Man Accused of Kidnapping Estranged Wife

Man Accused of Kidnapping Estranged Wife(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls man was arrested Tuesday on accusations that he kidnapped his estranged wife.  Fifty-eight-year-old Lloyd Burnside allegedly snuck up behind his wife in the Walmart parking lot on Utah Avenue and forced her into his vehicle. He then drove her to an area west of town and held her […]

Blackfoot Schools Launching Gourmet Lunch Menus

Blackfoot Schools Launching Gourmet Lunch Menus(BLACKFOOT, ID) – The Blackfoot School District is implementing a gourmet menu to help make school lunches healthier. Administrators are slowly putting more state-designed food options into their lunch lines. The recipes are developed to meet updated nutrition requirements, and officials believe that the kids will grow to like them once they try them. The […]

Cable One Outage in East Idaho

Cable One Outage in East Idaho(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —  There are thousands of Cable One subscribers without TV service today.   The outage extends from Idaho Falls to Pocatello.  According to the company, there was some maintenance work being doing Wednesday night and some equipment was replaced.  That equipment apparently failed.  Cable One is now working the problem to back-up the […]

Duffel Bag Bandit Gets 5 Years in Prison

Duffel Bag Bandit Gets 5 Years in Prison(BOISE, ID) – A man accused of robbing six banks in Idaho and Utah has been sentenced to five years in prison.  Fifty-seven-year-old Gerald Massey was known to the FBI as the “Duffel Bag Bandit” because he used duffel bags to carry money during multiple robberies between December 2012 and March 2013. The Shreveport, Louisiana […]

Mortar Shell Found at Pocatello Airport

Mortar Shell Found at Pocatello Airport(POCATELLO, ID) – A mortar shell dating back to World War II was found at the Pocatello Regional Airport Tuesday.  Officials believe the 60 mm device was an M69 training round. The airport was used as a military base in the 1940s for heavy bomber squadrons. The mortar was found in a section of the […]

Tribes Win Appeal Against FMC

Tribes Win Appeal Against FMC(POCATELLO, ID) – The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes have won another lawsuit against the FMC Corporation. The three-judge appellate court has ordered FMC to pay the tribes $1.5 million annually for a waste storage permit. The order remains in effect until FMC cleans up its phosphorous slag and other pollutants on the reservation. Attorney Paul Echo Hawk […]

Man Arrested for Attempted Strangulation

Man Arrested for Attempted Strangulation(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls man was arrested Monday on a felony charge of attempted strangulation. Forty-five-year-old Rick Zundel was taken into custody in Lemhi County. He’s accused of choking a 22-year-old woman during a domestic dispute at the Shilo Inn April 8. The victim reportedly fled the hotel room and immediately notified […]

Jackson Approves More Funds for Landslide Support

Jackson Approves More Funds for Landslide Support(JACKSON, WY) – The city of Jackson is setting aside $700,000 to build a buttress to temporarily slow a landslide. The weight will be placed in a parking lot and will serve as a counterbalance to the slumping East Gros Ventre Butte. About 60 residents began evacuation procedures last Wednesday, while four houses and two […]

Four Sentenced for Dealing Meth

Four Sentenced for Dealing Meth(POCATELLO, ID) – Four local residents received prison sentences Tuesday for their role in a meth distribution operation. Antonio Tamez of American Falls received seven years, Jesse Short of Pocatello received three years, Imelda Ramos of Pocatello received two years, and Dominga Tamez of American Falls was ordered to spend a year in federal prison. […]

Weather, Wolves Impact Yellowstone Elk Count

Weather, Wolves Impact Yellowstone Elk Count(WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT) – Wildlife managers in Yellowstone National Park were unable to complete their annual elk count. Officials say bad weather in February made surveying efforts difficult. They believe this year’s herd is similar in size to last year’s, which was estimated at over 3,900. Yellowstone elk herds peaked in 1992 with over 20,000 […]

LDS Church Calls for Immigration Reform

LDS Church Calls for Immigration Reform(SALT LAKE CITY, UT) – Following a meeting with President Barack Obama on Tuesday, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is reaffirming its call for immigration reform. Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency cited his own experiences as a refugee during World War II in Germany, and stressed the importance of keeping […]

Area Missionary Dies in Nicaragua

Area Missionary Dies in Nicaragua(JACKSON, WY) – A Jackson Hole woman died on a mission trip in Nicaragua last week.  Karen Colclough of Wilson was serving her second mission for the Presbyterian Church in Jackson. After Colclough failed to show up for a dinner appointment Friday night, team members began coordinating search and rescue operations, which ended when her […]

Teens Lose Six Family Members in Mexico Crash

Teens Lose Six Family Members in Mexico Crash(BURLEY, ID) – A southern Idaho high schooler is now taking care of two brothers after losing six family members in a car accident in Mexico. Nineteen-year-old Jasmin Gomez of Paul lost her mother, brother, sister-in-law, and three nieces in February when a drunk driver hit their car. Gomez, who has had to take two […]

Another Earthquake Hits Custer County

Another Earthquake Hits Custer County(CHALLIS, ID) – A magnitude 4.4 earthquake hit the Challis area Monday afternoon. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the temblor hitting a rural area about 14 miles north of Challis at 2:16 p.m. Monday’s tremor was the latest in a swarm of seismic activity in recent weeks, which included a magnitude 4.9 quake on Saturday. […]

Explosive Material Found at Park

Explosive Material Found at Park(REXBURG, ID) – Authorities are investigating an explosive substance that was found at Beaver Dick Park west of Rexburg Sunday.  A man reportedly found some material and threw it in the water where it exploded. On Monday, deputies found more explosive material and immediately notified the Idaho Falls Bomb Team before proceeding. Experts say it […]

Stallings Opens Campaign HQ in Pocatello

Stallings Opens Campaign HQ in Pocatello(POCATELLO, ID) – Former U.S. Rep. Richard Stallings is opening up his campaign headquarters in Pocatello Wednesday. Stallings, who served in the House from 1985 to 1993, is the leading Democratic nominee to represent Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District. The headquarters at 600 East Oak will also hold the eastern Idaho offices of all statewide Democratic […]

Rexburg Man Sentenced for Illegal Firearm Sales

Rexburg Man Sentenced for Illegal Firearm Sales(REXBURG, ID) – A Rexburg man will serve two years in federal prison for illegally selling firearms, among other charges.  Fifty-nine-year-old Harold Baker is accused of selling at least eight guns, along with ammunition and methamphetamine, to a person he knew was legally barred from possessing firearms. The alleged sales occurred between May and July […]

Man Charged With Theft

Man Charged With Theft(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls man has been linked to the theft of at least four snowmobiles.  Thirty-four-year-old James Williams is accused of taking a truck with a snowplow and a loaded snowmobile trailer from B&K Professional Services in the 800-block of Mercury in Idaho Falls last November. Williams was arrested on six […]

Jerky Company Breaks Ground in Shelley

Jerky Company Breaks Ground in Shelley(SHELLEY, ID) – Golden Valley Natural broke ground on a new multi-million-dollar facility in Shelley Monday. The meat production company, which already has a plant in Idaho Falls, will expand its jerky making operation through a 200,000-square-foot building that could bring as many as 200 new jobs to the area. Executives say they’re already accepting […]

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