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Otter Signs Campus Gun Bill

Otter Signs Campus Gun Bill

(BOISE, ID) – Gov. Butch Otter signed the controversial campus gun bill Wednesday night.  The bill allows people with the enhanced concealed carry permit to bring guns onto the campuses of Idaho’s public colleges and universities. Dormitories and stadiums would still be off limits. The measure drew strong criticism from Democrats, school administrators, and some […]

Man Rides Bull Through Pocatello

Man Rides Bull Through Pocatello

(POCATELLO, ID) – A Pocatello man turned plenty of heads when he went out for a joy ride on a bull Wednesday night. Conn McDevitt was pulled over by Pocatello Police after he was spotted riding bareback along the sidewalk over the Benton Street overpass. KPVI reports that the animal had a friendly demeanor, and […]

Chubbuck Police Still Looking for Missing Woman

Chubbuck Police Still Looking for Missing Woman

(CHUBBUCK, ID) – Chubbuck Police are still seeking information about a woman who went missing Jan. 30.  Forty-eight-year-old Jadzia (Shannon) Von Tobel moved to Chubbuck last September after spending most of her life in Las Vegas, Nevada. Authorities called off their search a few weeks later, acting on a tip that Von Tobel may have […]

Open Enrollment Soon Ending for YourHealthIdaho

Open Enrollment Soon Ending for YourHealthIdaho

(BOISE, ID) – Those seeking health insurance through YourHealthIdaho have until March 31 to enroll without getting a tax penalty. Open enrollment helps people get insurance through an online marketplace without a qualifying event, such as marriage, divorce, childbirth, or unemployment. However, if they enroll after March 31, the penalty on their 2014 federal income […]

Add the Words Protest Comes to Idaho Falls

Add the Words Protest Comes to Idaho Falls

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – About 40 protesters stood on the Broadway Bridge in Idaho Falls Wednesday to raise awareness for gay rights. Organizers wanted to show solidarity with the Add the Words activists in Boise, dozens of whom have been arrested multiple times for trespassing at the Capitol. Former state Sen. Nicole LeFavour, who has […]

Twin Falls Woman Denies Attacking Dementia Patient

Twin Falls Woman Denies Attacking Dementia Patient

(TWIN FALLS, ID) – The owner of an assisted living facility in Twin Falls has denied that she hit a patient with a metal pipe. Sixty-two-year-old Jordana Bryan entered a not guilty plea on Monday. Bryan’s former daughter-in-law reported the incident after finding that a dementia patient suffered significant head trauma. Bryan allegedly hit the […]

Help With Utility Bills Still Available

Help With Utility Bills Still Available

  (IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Low income families still needing help paying their winter utility bills can apply for assistance through the Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership. Officials say the Low Income Energy Assistance Program helps qualifying residents by paying one utility bill per year. Although the program officially ended last month, there are still some […]

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Assault on Officer

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Assault on Officer

(POCATELLO, ID) – A Fort Hall man has pleaded not guilty to felony charges after he was shot by deputies during a high-speed chase last November.  Thirty-three-year-old Kevin Toane was suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run when an officer tried to pull him over in Chubbuck. Toane, however, continued speeding onto the reservation. Once […]

Chamber of Commerce Scam Targeting Gate City

Chamber of Commerce Scam Targeting Gate City

(POCATELLO, ID) – The Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce is warning area residents about a phone scam. Executives say someone calling from a 402 area code in Nebraska is asking for personal banking information. In order to deceive local citizens, they’re falsely claiming to represent the Chamber of Commerce. Officials say they would never use an […]

D. 93 Sends Out False Alarm Over Lunch Balances

D. 93 Sends Out False Alarm Over Lunch Balances

(AMMON, ID) – Parents of students in Bonneville School District 93 received a false alarm from the school lunch program Monday night. The district sent out a message to every parent indicating that their family’s lunch balances were overdrawn. The error came as a result of a software glitch through PowerSchool, the district’s internet information system. […]

Voters Reject $90 Million Bond

Voters Reject $90 Million Bond

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Voters in District 93 rejected a $90 million bond Tuesday. The measure failed 3,578 to 2,719, and would’ve helped finance the construction of a new high school and football stadium. A $2.5 million levy for a plant facility in the Madison School District also failed. However, smaller supplemental and plant facility […]

Wyoming Man Charged With Attempted Strangulation

Wyoming Man Charged With Attempted Strangulation

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A Wyoming man is in the Bonneville County Jail on charges of attempted strangulation. Idaho Falls Police say 27-year-old Andrew Chatterton of Rock Springs was involved in a domestic dispute on the 1200-block of South Boulevard early Saturday morning. Investigators indicated that Chatterton allegedly pushed and choked a 26-year-old woman during […]

Area Skier Injured in Avalanche

Area Skier Injured in Avalanche

(JACKSON, WY) – A local skier was hurt in an avalanche in Grand Teton National Park Sunday afternoon.  Forty-three-year-old Greg Epstein of Wilson, Wyoming was carried over a thousand feet down one of the Air Force chutes in Granite Canyon. Officials say Epstein and his friends were well-equipped with the appropriate safety gear, which included […]

Sobriety Testing Bill Passes Senate Panel

Sobriety Testing Bill Passes Senate Panel

(BOISE, ID) – A bill requiring twice-daily breathalyzer tests for some people on probation has passed a Senate panel. The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Luke Malek of Coeur d’Alene gives counties the option to put breathalyzer testing units in police stations and courthouses. Probationers for alcohol-related crimes would then be required to prove their […]

IFFD Encouraging Smoke Detector Testing

IFFD Encouraging Smoke Detector Testing

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Now that Daylight Saving Time is in effect, officials with the Idaho Falls Fire Department are encouraging area residents to check their smoke detectors. Captain Cody Anderson says that checking batteries at least twice a year can be the difference between life and death. According to the National Fire Protection Association, […]

Pocatello, ISU Get $500K Beautification Grant

Pocatello, ISU Get $500K Beautification Grant

(POCATELLO, ID) – The Idaho Transportation Department is giving the city of Pocatello and Idaho State University a half-million-dollar grant for a beautification project. Officials have plans to update Martin Luther King Drive, which runs through the heart of the ISU campus. The project includes new landscaping, bike lanes, and wider sidewalks. They hope to […]

Fugitives Caught in Oregon

Fugitives Caught in Oregon

(MEDFORD, OR) – Two people accused of ramming the patrol car of a Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy last month have been arrested in Oregon.  Wayne Pearson and Shavon Willard were also wanted for crimes in Madison and Bonneville counties. Authorities from local, state, and federal agencies in Medford, Oregon located the pair last Thursday afternoon. […]

FBI Investigating CCA

FBI Investigating CCA

(BOISE, ID) – The FBI is now investigating allegations of fraud by Corrections Corporation of America.  Representatives of the Tennessee-based company have admitted that employees falsified hours and understaffed parts of the prison, which became dangerous for many inmates. The FBI is taking over an investigation that was initially launched by Idaho State Police last […]

Yellowstone Ends Bison Slaughtering for Season

Yellowstone Ends Bison Slaughtering for Season

(BILLINGS, MT) – Yellowstone National Park administrators have ended this season’s bison shipments out of the park. A total of 258 bison were sent to slaughterhouses, and at least 254 were killed by Montana hunters. Another 60 were placed in an animal contraception research program. The shipments and controlled hunts were all part of a […]

Two Cases of Whooping Cough at BYU-Idaho

Two Cases of Whooping Cough at BYU-Idaho

(REXBURG, ID) – The BYU-Idaho Student Health Center is confirming at least two cases of whooping cough among students. Officials say that while the vast majority of people receive the pertussis vaccine as children, many people neglect getting booster shots as adults. Both students who’ve tested positive for whooping cough are being treated with antibiotics […]

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