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Community Rallies for Fired Science Teacher

  (BLACKFOOT, ID) – The early termination of a local high school science teacher has a community in an uproar. Elaine Asmus is being dismissed from her longtime position as a faculty member at Snake River High School. Asmus believes it may be due to a disagreement she had with the superintendent’s wife, who was […]

Wolf Spotted in Jackson Neighborhood

Wolf Spotted in Jackson Neighborhood

(JACKSON, WY) – A gray wolf was spotted walking through a subdivision in Jackson Monday. City officials say the wolf was seen by at least four people in the neighborhood, but didn’t appear to be causing any problems. Wyoming Game and Fish authorities tracked the animal to the Snake River near the South Park Feedground. […]

Three Bison Poached in Yellowstone

Three Bison Poached in Yellowstone

(WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT) – Yellowstone National Park administrators are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of someone who poached three bison last week. Investigators believe someone shot the animals along a road in the Blacktail Plateau area sometime between March 13 and 15. Hunting inside the park is illegal, though some […]

Woman Sentenced to Prison

Woman Sentenced to Prison

(POCATELLO, ID) – A Fort Hall woman will serve at least four years behind bars on a felony charge of injury to a child. Thirty-four-year-old Vandalia Waterhouse was arrested in October following an report from Child Protective Services. The alleged incident occurred last August. Waterhouse, who had previously served prison time for felony burglary, pleaded […]

Man Arrested for Meth

Man Arrested for Meth

    (IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls man was arrested Monday on meth charges. Police received a call on Monday about a suspicious man jumping  in and out of the back of a pickup parked near the intersection of Chamberlain Avenue and Short Street. 33-year-old Nicholas Watkins was reportedly combative with officers when […]

ACLU Suing Against Ag Gag Bill

ACLU Suing Against Ag Gag Bill

(BOISE, ID) – The ACLU of Idaho is suing the state over the new “ag gag” law.  The measure, which goes into effect July 1, makes it illegal to secretly film alleged animal abuse at dairies, feedlots, and other farming facilities. Lobbyists with Idaho’s $2.5 billion dairy industry claim undercover videos released by animal rights […]

Pocatello Man on “Naked and Afraid”

Pocatello Man on “Naked and Afraid”

(POCATELLO, ID) – A Pocatello man is the new star of the hit Discovery Channel series “Naked and Afraid.”  Twenty-seven-year-old Jeff Zausch grew up hunting and fishing in the Gem State, and wanted to put his skills to the test for an international audience. Zausch and his assigned partner, Eva Rupert of Arizona, spent 21 […]

Man Charged with Attempted Strangulation

Man Charged with Attempted Strangulation

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – A Blackfoot man is in custody on a felony charge of attempted strangulation.  Twenty-six-year-old Pedro Maldanado-Barrera was arrested Sunday following a domestic dispute. Court records indicate that Maldanado-Barrera is accused of domestic battery resulting in traumatic injury. A child was also in the home at the time of the incident. Authorities declined […]

LDS Church Pulls All Foreign Missionaries From Venezuela

LDS Church Pulls All Foreign Missionaries From Venezuela

(SALT LAKE CITY, UT) – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced that it is pulling all foreign missionaries out of Venezuela due to safety concerns. All 152 being moved will either be transferred to other missions or released early. Civil unrest has been rampant in the region since early February due […]

Warren Jeffs Hospitalized

Warren Jeffs Hospitalized

(GALVESTON, TX) – Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs was hospitalized last week. Officials say Jeffs remains in stable condition at a hospital in Galveston, Texas. Jeffs has required emergency care several times since his capture in 2006 because of hunger strikes. Jeffs, who was given a life sentence on sexual assault charges in 2011, remains the […]

Roberts Man Fatally Struck by SUV

Roberts Man Fatally Struck by SUV

(ROBERTS, ID) – A Roberts man was killed Saturday after being struck by an SUV.  Idaho State Police say 65-year-old Allen Clayton was walking eastbound along state Highway 48 when he was hit by 23-year-old Shawn Meier of Menan. The accident happened at around 2:45 p.m. Meier reportedly tried to swerve to miss Clayton, who […]

Plane Crashes Near Rigby

Plane Crashes Near Rigby

(RIGBY, ID) – A crop duster crashed in a field near Rigby Sunday.  Twenty-two-year-old pilot Rhys Wilson of Cozad, Nebraska attempted to make an emergency landing on cultivated ground southeast of town shortly before 11 a.m. Investigators believe Wilson was trying to land at the Rigby Airport when his engine failed. The plane landed on […]

Committee Approves Pay Raise for Governor, Sec. of State

Committee Approves Pay Raise for Governor, Sec. of State

(BOISE, ID) – The Joint-Finance Appropriations Committee voted to move forward on a bill Friday that would give a 2.5 percent raise to Idaho’s top administrators. About $22,000 has been set aside to finance raises for the governor, secretary of state, treasurer, controller, and superintendent of public schools. Opponents argued that the raises weren’t fair […]

Woman Charged with Felony Forgery

Woman Charged with Felony Forgery

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls woman was arrested last week on multiple felony forgery charges. Thirty-three-year-old Stacy Harrison allegedly filed “forged and falsified documents” with the state Housing and Finance Association in order to secure nearly $6,000 for daycare over the past two years. Authorities had been investigating Harrison since August.

500 Protest Removal of Ten Commandments Monument

500 Protest Removal of Ten Commandments Monument

(SANDPOINT, ID) – More than 500 people protested the proposed removal of a Ten Commandments monument at a public park in Sandpoint last week. City officials are considering plans to move the monument to private property after atheist and group filed a formal complaint, alleging a violation of the separation between church and state. The […]

Former Gitmo Guard Now Proselytizes for Islam

Former Gitmo Guard Now Proselytizes for Islam

(POCATELLO, ID) – A former Guantanamo Bay prison guard shared his experiences with a small group of Pocatello residents Sunday night. Terry Holdbrooks lectures against American foreign policy at various venues around the country. Holdbrooks, who converted to Islam after supervising detainees, says Guantanamo needs to be closed, citing concerns about due process and the […]

Bull Rider Banned from Streets

Bull Rider Banned from Streets

(POCATELLO, ID) – A Pocatello man who made headlines for riding his longhorn bull around the Gate City Wednesday won’t be doing it again anytime soon. Although Conn Mcdevitt and his bull, Torro were let go without a ticket, city officials are now pointing to an ordinance that bans large animals in public places. There […]

Idaho Falls, Feds Reach Agreement on Greenbelt Management

Idaho Falls, Feds Reach Agreement on Greenbelt Management

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – The Idaho Falls city council has approved a $6,000 agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services to help manage waterfowl along the Greenbelt. Authorities say many of the geese and ducks have lost their fear of humans, which can cause major problems, including the spread of diseases. A large […]

LDS Missionary Dies in Micronesia

LDS Missionary Dies in Micronesia

(SALT LAKE CITY, UT) – A 20-year-old Mormon missionary was killed in a fatal accident in Micronesia Thursday. Miller Toa of Layton, Utah had been serving in the Guam area since April of last year. LDS Church officials say Toa died after falling from a tree. Toa’s parents indicated that their son was helping someone […]

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 […]

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