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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. […]

Idaho Ranks Poorly for Health Care Price Transparency

Idaho Ranks Poorly for Health Care Price Transparency(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A health care industry lobbying group has given Idaho hospitals an “F” grade for their pricing of surgeries and other treatment. The Catalyst for Payment Reform is criticizing the Gem State’s lack of transparency when it comes to letting consumers know the price of procedures ahead of time. Executives at Mountain […]

State to Offer $200 for Students in AP Classes

State to Offer $200 for Students in AP Classes(BOISE, ID) – The Idaho Department of Education has announced that high school juniors and seniors enrolled in dual-credit AP classes will have access to up to $200 a year in funding. Officials say the money will be available primarily to pay for college-level credits and exams starting next year. The department doesn’t have a […]

“Fablehaven” Author Visits Idaho Falls Schools

“Fablehaven” Author Visits Idaho Falls Schools(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – The author of the popular “Fablehaven” children’s book series visited schools in Idaho Falls Wednesday. Brandon Mull’s fantasy novels have been on The New York Times’ best-seller list in recent years. Mull said he was happy to visit eastern Idaho, where the books are popular among kids and parents alike. Mull […]

Auditors: State Misspent Food Stamp Money

Auditors: State Misspent Food Stamp Money(BOISE, ID) – State auditors say the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare misspent $2.5 million in federal aid that should’ve gone to families on food stamps. Officials reportedly used the leftover funds from 2008 to pay for salaries and other non-assistance costs last year. Federal rules require that those funds be used exclusively for […]

Rigby Couple Wins Lottery

Rigby Couple Wins Lottery(RIGBY, ID) – A Rigby couple won $250,000 on an Idaho Lottery scratch card Sunday night.  Mike and Sarah Bell bought their ticket at KJ’s Travel Center on Iona Road. The pair had quite the time convincing family members that it wasn’t an April Fools’ joke. The convenience store that sold the ticket will also […]

Rollovers Reported Along I-15 Near Arimo, Malad

Rollovers Reported Along I-15 Near Arimo, Malad(MALAD, ID) – Blizzard-like conditions were responsible for several slide-offs along I-15 throughout the region Tuesday.  Seventy-seven-year-old Gordon Carson and his wife, 72-year-old Maureen Carson, both of Alberta, Canada, were hospitalized following a rollover near the Malad Summit.  The Carsons, who were wearing their seat belts, were taken to Portneuf Medical Center and later released. […]

Viacom Drops Cable ONE Channels

Viacom Drops Cable ONE Channels(PHOENIX, AZ) – Cable ONE is losing all of its Viacom-affiliated channels. The company failed to reach an agreement with Viacom after seeking a price reduction over concerns about lower ratings. Channels like BET, Centric, and VH-1 have long struggled to stay afloat amid years of declining viewership. As a result, Viacom has charged cable […]

Rocky Mountain Power Donates to Idaho Foodbank

Rocky Mountain Power Donates to Idaho Foodbank(POCATELLO, ID) – Rocky Mountain Power gave a $10,000 donation to the Idaho Foodbank Tuesday. Officials say that the foodbank is able to provide three meals for every dollar donated. With an estimated 60,000 eastern Idaho families needing financial assistance to cover the cost of groceries, foodbank manager Rebecca Ristrem says the donation will go […]

Pocatello School District announces Head Start

Pocatello School District announces Head Start(POCATELLO, ID)  —  Head Start in the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District #25 is currently taking applications for the 2014-2015 school year.  They are reminding parents that your child should be three or 4-years old before September 1st and need to meet certain limited income guidelines.  If so, your child may be eligible for the program.  To […]

Skier Killed at Jackson Hole Resort

Skier Killed at Jackson Hole Resort(JACKSON, WY) – A man was killed while skiing at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Monday morning.  Authorities say 31-year-old Peiter Swanson suffered traumatic injuries as a result of a fall in an area known as “The Parachutes.” Emergency responders with the Jackson Hole Ski Patrol attempted life-saving procedures within minutes of the accident. Swanson […]

I.F. Man Gets 25 Years for Shooting at White House

I.F. Man Gets 25 Years for Shooting at White House(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls man will serve 25 years in federal prison for shooting a rifle at the White House. Oscar Ortega-Hernandez, whose conspiracy-fueled quest for religious justice led him to fire an AK-47 at the White House in 2011, hit the executive mansion eight times and caused an estimated $100,000 in […]

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