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Boise Man Arrested for Drugs in Idaho Falls

Boise Man Arrested for Drugs in Idaho Falls(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A Boise man was arrested in Idaho Falls Sunday on felony drug charges. Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Maverik store on the 3200-block of South Yellowstone following a call about a suspicious person on the property.  Forty-eight-year-old Alonzo Peery was found to have a warrant for his arrest […]

Pocatello House Catches Fire

Pocatello House Catches Fire(POCATELLO, ID) – Officials are still investigating what caused a fire at a Pocatello home Monday morning. Crews responded to a report of a fire at a residence on the 900-block of North 11th at about 8:30 a.m. Preliminary statements indicate that the fire started in the kitchen, then spread to other parts of the […]

Pocatello Drunk Driver Linked to Jerome Crash

Pocatello Drunk Driver Linked to Jerome Crash  (JEROME, ID) – A Pocatello woman allegedly caused a major accident along I-84 near Jerome Monday. Idaho State Police say 50-year-old Bernadette Nelson was intoxicated when she made an illegal U-turn in an emergency crossover. Nelson struck another vehicle as she was attempting to merge into oncoming traffic. Both drivers were taken to St. […]

Idaho Among Highest for Federal Dependency

Idaho Among Highest for Federal Dependency(BOISE, ID) – Idaho ranks among the top half of all states nationwide that depend on government funds to stay afloat. According to a report released last week by WalletHub, only 20 states depend on a larger percentage of federal tax revenue than Idaho. Experts say Idahoans receive about $1.40 in federal aid for every […]

Idaho Receives $14K in “Four Loko” Settlement

Idaho Receives $14K in “Four Loko” Settlement(BOISE, ID) – Idaho will receive a little over $14,000 as a result of a settlement involving 20 states that sued Phusion Products. The company, which markets the malted energy drink known as “Four Loko,” allegedly advertised its product to younger people, many of whom were minors. The drink was reported to have caused a […]

Man Admits to Robbing Pocatello Bank

Man Admits to Robbing Pocatello Bank(POCATELLO, ID) – A man has admitted to robbing the U.S. Bank in Pocatello Friday. Police say 61-year-old William Reimer of Pocatello walked into the bank on North Arthur at around 3 p.m. and handed a note to a teller demanding cash. Reimer was located standing outside the bank a short time later. The suspect, […]

Yellowstone Has Biggest Earthquake in 29 Years

Yellowstone Has Biggest Earthquake in 29 Years(WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT) – Yellowstone National Park had its biggest earthquake in nearly 30 years Sunday. A magnitude 4.8 temblor hit the north end of the park near the Norris Geyser Basin just after 6:30 a.m. Following a series of small earthquakes in central Idaho last week, a magnitude 3.1 earthquake struck an area about […]

Preston Woman Gets 90-Day Sentence for Forgery

Preston Woman Gets 90-Day Sentence for Forgery(PRESTON, ID) – A Preston woman will serve 90 days in jail on felony forgery charges.  Fifty-three-year-old Cindy Moser allegedly created $80,000 in fake loans while working as an employee at Logan Medical Federal Credit Union. The thefts occurred between 2009 and 2013. Moser’s attorney, Bryan Galloway, says his client has already begun selling off […]

Spring Flooding Possible

Spring Flooding Possible(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – The winter snowpack for much of eastern Idaho is now well over 100 percent of normal, raising concerns about the possibility of spring flooding. Officials with the Idaho Department of Water Resources say the area above Palisades Reservoir is at 144 percent of normal, while the Henrys Fork and Teton regions […]

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 […]

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