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Missing Teen Refuses to Come Home

Missing Teen Refuses to Come Home

(POCATELLO, ID) – A Pocatello teen who went missing Dec. 16 is refusing to come home. Seventeen-year-old Justin Hughes has made contact with his family, and may be staying with a friend, Stephen Converse. Police say Hughes has an active detention order against him. Hughes is 6-feet tall and 140 pounds with brown hair and […]

Wife of Imprisoned Pastor to Visit Pocatello

Wife of Imprisoned Pastor to Visit Pocatello

(POCATELLO, ID) – The wife of a Boise pastor imprisoned in Iran is coming to Pocatello. Naghmeh Abedini is spending 15 to 20 days per month bringing attention to her husband’s case. Saeed Abedini returned to his home country in 2012 to build an orphanage, but was thrown into prison by the radical Shia Islamist […]

Idaho Falls Considering Upgrades to Hitt Road

Idaho Falls Considering Upgrades to Hitt Road

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – The Idaho Falls City Council is considering ways to ease traffic congestion at the intersection of Hitt Road and 17th Street. As of now, officials are looking at the possibility of adding designated right-turn lanes, but they need to talk to Ammon administrators in order to finalize their plans. Experts say […]

Car Crashes Through Store Window

Car Crashes Through Store Window

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An SUV crashed through the front window of the Stinker Store on West Broadway in Idaho Falls Thursday.  The store, which is also home to a McDonald’s restaurant, sustained extensive damage to the entrance. The accident happened at around 2:30 a.m. and one person was injured. Detectives say 37-year-old Heather Christensen […]

Liquor Store Burglarized For Second Time This Month

Liquor Store Burglarized For Second Time This Month

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A liquor store in Idaho Falls has been burglarized for the second time this month.  The Idaho State Liquor Store on the 100-block of East First Street was broken into at about 1 a.m. The thieves reportedly made their way into the building and stole at least two bottles of gin, […]

Car Collides With Train in Pocatello

Car Collides With Train in Pocatello

(POCATELLO, ID) – A driver was hospitalized following a collision with a train south of Pocatello Tuesday night. The accident happened just after 7:10 p.m. near the intersection of Blackrock Canyon Road and Old Highway 91. Twenty-one year old Ryan Lish was traveling north when he drove his Honda into the moving train.  He was […]

Another Man Arrested for Bar Fight

Another Man Arrested for Bar Fight

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A third man has been arrested in connection to a January bar fight in Idaho Falls.  Twenty-three-year-old Alex Ruiz of Lewisville was arrested this week on a felony warrant of aggravated battery. Ruiz and two others are accused of brutally attacking a 36-year-old man outside the Peppertree Lounge the evening of […]

Battelle Gets Contract Extension

Battelle Gets Contract Extension

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – One of the region’s biggest employers has received a five-year contract extension at the Idaho National Laboratory. Battelle Energy Alliance received an initial ten-year contract with the U.S. Department of Energy in 2004. INL Director John Grossenbacher says Battelle has improved the site’s infrastructure and accomplished world-class research over the past […]

Chubbuck Dog Declared Vicious

Chubbuck Dog Declared Vicious

(CHUBBUCK, ID) – A Chubbuck man may be forced to move his dog out of the city after authorities officially declared the animal as “vicious.” Police say the female pit bull/terrier mix attacked a 3-year-old girl March 16 and traumatized six other children who were with her at the time. The dog was not tied […]

Teen Kills Father, Brother

Teen Kills Father, Brother

(COEUR D’ALENE, ID) – A Coeur d’Alene teen has been charged with first-degree murder for the deaths of his father and brother Monday night. 14-year-old Eldon Samuel allegedly used a handgun, shotgun, knife, and machete in what police are calling one of the most horrific crimes they’ve seen in decades. Samuel told investigators that his […]

Governor Signs Wolf Control Measure

Governor Signs Wolf Control Measure

(BOISE, ID) – Gov. Butch Otter has signed a bill that will create a state wolf control board. The measure creates a $400,000 fund administered by five board members who will authorize the killing of wolves that are believed to be causing major damage among wildlife and livestock. Financing for the project, which was originally […]

Washington Fugitive Caught in Power County

Washington Fugitive Caught in Power County

(POWER COUNTY, ID) – One of Washington state’s most wanted fugitives was captured in Power County Wednesday.  Ricardo Castellanos, known by his street name of “Crazy Chico,” was arrested by officers from multiple agencies in the early afternoon hours following a tip on the Washington Most Wanted website. Authorities say Castellanos is a gang member […]

Two Linked to Counterfeiting Scam

Two Linked to Counterfeiting Scam

(POCATELLO, ID) – Two people have been arrested in connection to a counterfeiting scheme.  Twenty-three-year-old Jenna Vollman and 36-year-old Marcus Hopkins, both of Pocatello, were served arrest warrants at their home on Driftwood Street Tuesday. Investigators found a large amount of counterfeit money, as well as methamphetamine and other drug paraphernalia. Both remain held in […]

Wet Roads Cause Rollover, Slide-Offs

Wet Roads Cause Rollover, Slide-Offs

(ARIMO, ID) – Emergency crews from three agencies responded to a rollover crash along I-15 near Arimo Wednesday afternoon. Investigators say speed and slick road conditions likely played a factor in the accident, and other slide-offs were reported in the area. Two other rollover accidents were reported a short time later along I-15 in Pocatello, […]

Make-A-Wish Foundation Helps Madison Track Team

Make-A-Wish Foundation Helps Madison Track Team

(REXBURG, ID) – The Make-A-Wish Foundation reached out to the Madison High School track team this week. Team member Rhett Jensen, who is recovering from bone cancer, asked the organization to help the school procure some new equipment. On Wednesday, Make-A-Wish presented the school with ten new track hurdles and another $18,000 in equipment. Jensen […]

Bar Fight Leads to Stabbing

Bar Fight Leads to Stabbing

(POCATELLO, ID) – One person was stabbed and several others were injured during a bar fight in Pocatello early Wednesday. Police responded to a report of a disturbance outside the Center Street Clubhouse at about 3 a.m. Among the various injuries, officers found that one man had been stabbed, while another person had tooth knocked […]

Tree-Killing Grub Could Reach Idaho

Tree-Killing Grub Could Reach Idaho

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A tree-killing insect that is wreaking havoc on alpine forests on the East Coast could soon reach eastern Idaho.  The Emerald Ash Borer has already been reported in Colorado. The bug, which has origins in Asia, plants its eggs on trees. When the eggs hatch, the offspring drill into the trunk […]

Fire Burns Rigby Home

Fire Burns Rigby Home

(RIGBY, ID) – A fire destroyed a vacant home in Jefferson County early Wednesday. The fire started sometime after 2 a.m. near the intersection of 200 North and the Ririe Highway. The home had been vacant for nearly seven months, and investigators believe faulty wiring may have sparked the fire. The owner had been making […]

Pocatello Man’s Company Bought by Disney

Pocatello Man’s Company Bought by Disney

(POCATELLO, ID) – A Pocatello native whose family became an Internet sensation reached a major milestone this week.  Thirty-four-year-old Shay Carl Butler, who runs the Shaytards YouTube channel, co-founded Maker Studios in 2009. On Monday, Butler and his associates sold Maker Studios to The Walt Disney Company for $500 million. Butler, who ran his channel […]

Attorney: Trash Letters Supporting Embattled Teacher

Attorney: Trash Letters Supporting Embattled Teacher

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – An attorney for the Snake River School District is advising trustees to throw away hundreds of letters and e-mails regarding an embattled high school science teacher. Elaine Asmus, who has taught biology in the district for 26 years, is accused of harassing a new co-worker. As a result, the high school has […]

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