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Fire Chief: Burn Permits Now Required

Fire Chief: Burn Permits Now Required(POCATELLO, ID) – Fire officials from around southeast Idaho are warning residents to obtain burn permits before burning anything on their property during spring cleaning. The Pocatello Valley Volunteer Fire Department is also advising people to contact their local dispatch centers to notify them prior to burning leaves, branches, and other material. All burning must […]

Jackson Hole Sees Record Skiing Season

Jackson Hole Sees Record Skiing Season(JACKSON, WY) – The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort had one of its best seasons on record during the winter of 2013 and 2014. With more than 500 inches of snow and 563,000 visitors, the latest season surpassed last year’s record by 12 percent. The Jackson Hole Airport also expanded air service to 12 U.S. cities. […]

Man Attacks Building With Hatchet

Man Attacks Building With Hatchet(POCATELLO, ID) – A man was arrested following a strange incident at a Pocatello gas station Tuesday.  Twenty-one-year-old Logan Burnett is accused of using a hatchet to cause damage at a gas station on South 5th Avenue near the ISU campus. After allegedly shouting racial slurs at two Hispanic males, one of the men punched […]

Blackfoot Planning Overpass/Underpass for RR Crossing

Blackfoot Planning Overpass/Underpass for RR Crossing(BLACKFOOT, ID) – Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis is considering plans to construct an overpass or an underpass to help alleviate delays at railroad crossings. He says it’s important to maintain the flow of traffic through town to ensure that emergency vehicles can have better accessibility. Trains are notorious for passing through Blackfoot during high traffic […]

Two Arrested for Attempted Murder

Two Arrested for Attempted Murder(ISLAND PARK, ID) – Two people are in custody for their alleged involvement in a shooting in Island Park Sunday afternoon.  The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office says 49-year-old Eric Norlen of Driggs was shot at a residence on the 3300-block of Lariat. 20-year-old Jermaine Wiley of Bakersfield, California and 24-year-old Jessica Brown of Utah were […]

Kitchen Burglar Held at Gunpoint

Kitchen Burglar Held at Gunpoint(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls man was arrested after breaking into a home early Monday.  Nineteen-year-old Colton Miller is accused of burglarizing a home on the 4000-block of East Sagewood Drive just after 3 a.m. Miller was seen rummaging through a refrigerator and using a microwave. The homeowner reportedly used a handgun to […]

North Dakota Motorists Linked to Drug Trafficking

North Dakota Motorists Linked to Drug Trafficking(AMERICAN FALLS, ID) – Power County has seen an uptick in the number of drug trafficking arrests over the past few months. Idaho State Police say many of those arrested are from North Dakota. The high number of out-of-state drug convictions has raised a few eyebrows, but authorities say 80 percent of all vehicles stopped […]

Fort Hall Man Admits to Felony Eluding

Fort Hall Man Admits to Felony Eluding(FORT HALL, ID) – A Fort Hall man who was shot by a Bannock County sheriff’s deputy during a high-speed chase last fall has pleaded guilty to a charge of felony eluding.  Thirty-three-year-old Kevin Toane reached a plea agreement with prosecutors on Monday, in exchange for having two felony aggravated assault charges dropped. Deputy Clint […]

Pocatello Closes Trail After Coyote Attack

Pocatello Closes Trail After Coyote Attack(POCATELLO, ID) – The city of Pocatello is temporarily closing the AMI/Kirkham Greenway Trail. Idaho Fish and Game officials are reporting an increase in the number of coyote sightings in the area, including an attack on a small dog that was being walked by its owner Sunday night.   Authorities will work to trap the animals, […]

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 […]

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