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Hit-and-Run Suspect Arrested

Hit-and-Run Suspect Arrested(MCCAMMON, ID) – A man has been arrested in connection with a near-fatal hit-and-run in McCammon last week.  Authorities identified 38-year-old Chancy Lancaster of Arimo as the person allegedly responsible for hitting a man who was jogging along Center Street Thursday afternoon. Lancaster reportedly fled the scene after striking 48-year-old Mark Haddock with his SUV. […]

Another Earthquake Strikes Challis

Another Earthquake Strikes Challis(CHALLIS, ID) – A magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit central Idaho Saturday night, the strongest of its kind since 2005. More than 20 small temblors have hit the area north of Challis in the past two weeks. Residents reported having picture frames and other items rattle off of walls, but no significant damage otherwise. Geologists say […]

Teen Breaks into Neighbor’s Home

Teen Breaks into Neighbor’s Home(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls teen was arrested early Friday after he was caught breaking into a neighbor’s home. Police say 18-year-old Chance Pettingill attempted to enter a home on the 300-block of Sunterra Drive around 3:40 a.m. The homeowner found Pettingill in a window well and held him at bay with a […]

Jackson Landslide Inching Toward Homes, Businesses

Jackson Landslide Inching Toward Homes, Businesses(JACKSON, WY) – A slumping hillside in Jackson is continuing to threaten several homes and businesses. Following a disaster declaration by the town council last week, officials determined that the mass of rock and soil is slowly creeping about two inches per day. About 60 people have been evacuated so far, and a Red Cross […]

Bodies Found in Separate Incidents in Bannock County

Bodies Found in Separate Incidents in Bannock County(POCATELLO, ID) – Bannock County authorities are working to determine what took the life of two women in separate incidents Thursday.  Reports indicate that a body was found inside a vehicle in the Mink Creek area just after 7 p.m. A preliminary investigation concluded that the woman may have taken her own life. Around the […]

Jogger Injured in Hit-and-Run

Jogger Injured in Hit-and-Run(MCCAMMON, ID) – A jogger was injured during a hit-and-run in McCammon Thursday afternoon. Idaho State Police say 48-year-old Mark Haddock was jogging southbound along Center Street when he was hit by what they believe was a dark-colored SUV. Haddock was taken by ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center. The vehicle sustained front-end damage and is […]

City of Jackson Declares State of Emergency

City of Jackson Declares State of Emergency(JACKSON, WY) – Several more families in Jackson have been asked to evacuate their homes as a landslide continues to threaten neighborhoods on the west end of town. On Thursday, the Jackson Town Council declared a state of emergency, freeing up thousands of dollars to help stabilize the hillside near Budge Drive. A business evacuation […]

Pocatello Getting Semi-Pro Baseball Team

Pocatello Getting Semi-Pro Baseball Team(POCATELLO, ID) – Pocatello is getting a semi-professional baseball team. The Gate City Grays could be cracking bats at Halliwell Park this summer, provided that a schedule can be arranged with the American Legion. Terry Fredrickson, who has been making arrangements for the team to play, says the Grays are just below the minor leagues […]

Smith Declines Debate with Simpson

Smith Declines Debate with Simpson(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Attorney Bryan Smith has declined an invitation to debate incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson in Idaho Falls. The debate would’ve been put on by the City Club, which has held political forums since 2007. Smith says he didn’t want to debate Simpson because of the City Club’s choice for a moderator, […]

Another Earthquake Reported Near Challis

Another Earthquake Reported Near Challis(CHALLIS, ID) – Another earthquake hit central Idaho early Thursday. A magnitude 4.1 temblor was reported just before 6:30 a.m. about nine miles northwest of Challis. Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey say it was the largest quake to hit the area in recent weeks, with about a dozen small rumblings since mid-March. No structural […]

Yellowstone to Upgrade Power Grid

Yellowstone to Upgrade Power Grid(WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT) – Yellowstone National Park officials have signed off on a plan to make improvements to the park’s electrical grid. The proposal calls for new electrical towers for transferring more power to substations. Spokesman Al Nash says an increased demand for electricity has caused some power outages over the past few years, stressing […]

Pocatello Convenience Store Robbed

Pocatello Convenience Store Robbed  (POCATELLO, ID) – A Pocatello convenience store was robbed early Wednesday.  The robbery happened at about 3:30 a.m. at the Jackson’s Food Store on Pocatello Creek Road. The suspect entered the store and demanded cash and merchandise, fleeing the scene before police arrived. He’s described as white, in his early 20s, between 5’7″ and […]

Unstable Hillside Prompts Evacuations

Unstable Hillside Prompts Evacuations  (JACKSON, WY) – An unstable hillside has prompted the evacuation of several Jackson neighborhoods and businesses.  The area around Budge Drive and the Walgreen’s complex were evacuated Wednesday as a precaution. Lower Valley Energy has also been disconnecting utilities for homes at the base of the hill. Unstable soil caused a pump station to […]

No Preliminary Hearing for Machete-Wielding Attacker

No Preliminary Hearing for Machete-Wielding Attacker(POCATELLO, ID) – A Pocatello burglar who was shot while trying to attack his neighbor with a machete waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday.  Fifty-four-year-old Twain Thomas tried to force his way into his neighbor’s apartment at a complex on Garfield Avenue in February. He now faces two felony counts of attempted murder. The neighbor reportedly […]

Toyota Recall Impacting Local Dealers

Toyota Recall Impacting Local Dealers(POCATELLO, ID) – Toyota has announced a voluntary recall on nearly 1.8 million vehicles in the U.S. Faulty electrical connections on the steering column could cause air bags to deactivate on some Corolla, Highlander, Matrix, Tacoma, and RAV4 models from 2006 to 2010. Area retailers say the Corolla and Highlander were among the top-selling vehicles […]

Otter Signs Prison Reform Bill

Otter Signs Prison Reform Bill(BOISE, ID) – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has signed a bill aimed at reducing the state’s high incarceration rate and saving money on prison spending. The law requires judges to take into account whether or not the defendant poses a risk of reoffending when determining punishments. Proponents believe it will keep more low-risk and non-violent […]

Rocky Mountain Power Promoting Energy Efficiency

Rocky Mountain Power Promoting Energy Efficiency(BLACKFOOT, ID) – Rocky Mountain Power met with eastern Idaho customers Wednesday as part of an effort to promote energy efficiency. Spokesman Paul Murphy says the company is working with area businesses to keep rates low and maintain reliable service. Basic American Foods was recognized as the utility’s Wattsmart Business Partner of the Year for […]

Woman Gets Prison for Stabbing Death

Woman Gets Prison for Stabbing Death(BLACKFOOT, ID) – A Fort Hall woman will serve at least 15 years in prison for her role in a fatal stabbing last fall.  Twenty-three-year-old Sheree Moreno pleaded guilty in January to a felony manslaughter charge. Moreno was originally charged with second-degree murder in the death of 21-year-old Salvador Valerio, but made a plea agreement […]

Officer Who Shot Dog Back at Work

Officer Who Shot Dog Back at Work(FILER, ID) – A Filer police officer who sparked outrage after shooting a dog is back at work. Tarek Hassani killed a dog February 8 following a report about dogs running loose in a neighborhood. Dash cam footage of the incident shows the dog barking and growling at Hassani, which prompted him to open fire. […]

Refilling Begins at Jensen’s Grove

Refilling Begins at Jensen’s Grove(BLACKFOOT, ID) – The city of Blackfoot has begun refilling the lake at Jensen’s Grove. Late winter storms dramatically improved the snowpack in the mountains throughout the region, meaning that water recreation areas won’t be on the chopping block when it comes to meeting irrigation demands. The water, which comes directly from the Snake River, […]

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