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Gay Rights Activists Arrested Following Vigil

Gay Rights Activists Arrested Following Vigil

(BOISE, ID) – Former state Sen. Nicole LeFavour has been arrested on trespassing charges for the fifth time this year. The leader of the “Add the Words” campaign was taken into custody last Thursday evening for refusing to leave the Capitol after visiting hours. LeFavour and two other gay rights activists had been planning an […]

Train Hits Pickup Near Blackfoot

Train Hits Pickup Near Blackfoot

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – A train collided with a pickup in Blackfoot Thursday afternoon.  Twenty-six-year-old Anthony Pfannschmidt of Blackfoot was headed southbound along 100 West when his truck stalled on the tracks near the intersection with U.S. Highway 91. The driver, who was wearing a seat belt, was unhurt, though the accident caused extensive damage to […]

Teens Linked to Liquor Store Break-In

Teens Linked to Liquor Store Break-In

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Idaho Falls Police say two teenage boys are responsible for a burglary a local liquor store.  Detectives say the suspects are 15 and 17 years old, and were referred to juvenile court Wednesday. The teenagers, whose names are not being released, reportedly broke through the glass door at State Liquor on […]

House Approves Campus Gun Bill

House Approves Campus Gun Bill

(BOISE, ID) – The state House of Representatives passed the campus gun bill Thursday. In a 50 to 19 vote, lawmakers approved a measure that would enable people with the enhanced concealed carry permit to carry firearms on the campuses of Idaho’s public universities. Supporters say the measure protects private citizens and respects their constitutional […]

Gas Leak Causes Road Closure

Gas Leak Causes Road Closure

(POCATELLO, ID) – A natural gas leak in a Pocatello neighborhood caused a temporary road closure Thursday night. Police and fire units responded to a residence on Toponce Drive just before 8 p.m. following a report of a cut gas line. Officials did not order an evacuation, but units were stationed around the neighborhood to […]

Man Accused of Punching Policeman

Man Accused of Punching Policeman

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A man was arrested Wednesday morning after allegedly punching an Idaho Falls police officer during a traffic stop.  Twenty-four-year-old Glenn Campbell was was driving a pickup along the 2400-block of South Yellowstone when he was stopped for a minor traffic violation. Authorities say Campbell became combative with the officer during the […]

Blackfoot Woman Convicted of Insurance Fraud

Blackfoot Woman Convicted of Insurance Fraud

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – A Blackfoot woman will serve 30 days in jail and spend five years on probation for insurance fraud.  Forty-two-year-old Maria Ramirez gave her Blue Cross of Idaho insurance information to a man with whom she was involved in a relationship. The man, who authorities identified as Juan Rojas-Torres, then posed as Ramirez’s […]

Whooping Cough Cases on the Rise

Whooping Cough Cases on the Rise

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Whooping cough cases are on the rise around the Gem State. Officials with the Eastern Idaho Public Health District are reporting at least five cases, with another 27 around the state. The infection is preventable through vaccines, but the violent, uncontrollable coughs are often deadly for young children, especially babies. Doctors […]

Wildlife Activist Blocks Road Near Yellowstone

Wildlife Activist Blocks Road Near Yellowstone

(BILLINGS, MT) – A wildlife activist chained himself to a cement-filled oil drum to protest the slaughter of Yellowstone bison Thursday morning.  Twenty-year-old Comfrey Jacobs faced three criminal trespassing charges after he was found blocking a road near the Stephens Creek corrals, where animals that wandered out of the park are being held. Jacobs says […]

Sun Valley Resort Being Remodeled

Sun Valley Resort Being Remodeled

(KETCHUM, ID) – The Sun Valley resort has plans to close its main lodge for a full-scale renovation. The lodge was built in 1936, and will be closed in September for the nine-month construction project. The resort is adding a three-story, 22,000-square-foot spa, eliminating the Lodge Dining Room, and dropping the number of rooms from […]

Two Wanted Following Hit-and-Run

Two Wanted Following Hit-and-Run

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Area law enforcement officers are looking for two fugitives who were involved in a hit-and-run with a patrol car last week. Twenty-nine-year-old Wayne Pearson and 31-year-old Shavon Webb allegedly used a stolen pickup to ram a Jefferson County sheriff’s deputy last Thursday. The suspects are wanted on felony warrants in both […]

Construction on Animal Shelter Ongoing

Construction on Animal Shelter Ongoing

(POCATELLO, ID) – Construction has resumed on the new Pocatello Animal Shelter. Winter weather put the project on hold, but crews are now back on the job putting in plumbing and a new drain system. The shelter should be finished by December, and will be three times the size of the current facility, which will […]

Golf Courses Opening for Spring

Golf Courses Opening for Spring

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Golf courses in Idaho Falls are opening up as the weather improves. Sage Lakes and Sand Creek reopened this week. Sage Lakes will be walking-only until the course is dry enough, but Sand Creek is now open for carts. Officials at Pinecrest aren’t ready to open quite yet, since the course […]

Chobani Expanding Yogurt Plant

Chobani Expanding Yogurt Plant

(TWIN FALLS, ID) – The city of Twin Falls has signed off on a plan for a $3.5 million expansion to the Chobani yogurt plant. Officials say there’s room for expansion when the facility produces more than a million cases of yogurt each week. The project will feature renovations to the packaging and filling rooms […]

Fire Tears Through Pocatello Home

Fire Tears Through Pocatello Home

(POCATELLO, ID) – A fire tore through a home in Pocatello early Tuesday.  Crews responded to a call at a home near the intersection of Johnny Creek Road and Cactus Drive just before 2 a.m. Authorities say the fire started near the back deck and quickly engulfed the home. Nearby homeowners were also evacuated as […]

Two Arrested Following Shoplifting Bust

Two Arrested Following Shoplifting Bust

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Idaho Falls Police made a drug bust after responding to a shoplifting incident Tuesday morning. Police say 39-year-old Von Fisher and 32-year-old Katy Weiershausen were seen taking a computer mouse and a baby seat cover from the Walmart on Utah Avenue without paying for them. Officers say Fisher had almost six […]

23 Arrested in Gay Rights Protest

23 Arrested in Gay Rights Protest

(BOISE, ID) -  Twenty-three people were arrested Tuesday during a protest at the state Capitol. Members of “Add the Words Idaho” blocked the entrance to Gov. Butch Otter’s office. Over 140 people have been arrested during demonstrations this year. The group, which is being led by former state Sen. Nicole LeFavour, wants additional protections in […]

Magnida Fertilizer Plant Project Begins

Magnida Fertilizer Plant Project Begins

(AMERICAN FALLS, ID) – A $1.5 billion fertilizer plant is coming to American Falls. Power County officials say the Magnida plant will occupy 600 acres of land recently purchased from local farmers. With such a massive operation moving in, several infrastructure projects will need to be completed, including the construction of a new electrical substation. […]

NFL Star Honored by City of Blackfoot

NFL Star Honored by City of Blackfoot

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – The city of Blackfoot honored one of its own former residents with a key to the city Tuesday. Josh Hill is a tight end for the New Orleans Saints and grew up in Blackfoot. The city council and Mayor Paul Loomis recognized Hill’s success during his rookie season last year, which included […]

Bateman’s “Idaho Day” Bill Becomes Law

Bateman’s “Idaho Day” Bill Becomes Law

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls lawmaker has succeeded in making March 4 a state holiday. Rep. Linden Bateman taught high school history for decades, and proposed a bill earlier this year that recognizes the day in 1863 that Abraham Lincoln made Idaho a territory. Idaho Day will go into effect next year. Bateman […]

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