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Pocatello Named One of the Cheapest Places to Live

Pocatello Named One of the Cheapest Places to Live(POCATELLO) – Forbes Magazine has listed the city of Pocatello as one of the cheapest places to live in the country. Pocatello ranked sixth on the list, which named Sandusky, Ohio as the most affordable town in the nation. Mayor Brian Blad tells Local News 8 that he agrees with the rating, saying that by […]

Massive Fire Burns at INL

Massive Fire Burns at INL(IDAHO FALLS) – A massive brush fire continues to burn at the Idaho National Laboratory west of Idaho Falls. Thursday night estimates indicate that the fire has burned at least 28,000 acres. The T-17 as it has been named, threatened the Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center and staff members took shelter as a precaution. Officials […]

Accused Rapist Turns Himself In

Accused Rapist Turns Himself In(BLACKFOOT) – A Blackfoot man wanted by police on charges of rape, kidnapping, and battery turned himself in Thursday. The charges stem from a Wednesday incident involving 32-year-old Byron Deray Crofts at his home on the east side of Blackfoot. Crofts also faces an additional charge of intent to commit a serious felony. If convicted, […]

Luna Not Ruling Out Possible Gubernatorial Run

Luna Not Ruling Out Possible Gubernatorial Run(IDAHO FALLS) – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna says he isn’t ruling out the possibility running for governor in the future. Luna told Local News 8 that he’s downplaying calls by his supporters to run for governor should Gov. Butch Otter not seek another term in the future. He says that while he’s flattered […]

Two Indicted for Attempt to Lure Girls for Sex

Two Indicted for Attempt to Lure Girls for Sex(POCATELLO) – Two men have been indicted by an Idaho federal court on charges that they tried to transport minor girls across state lines for sex. 46-year-old James Russell Ashley of Augusta, Georgia and 28-year-old Wayne Allen Ginnis of Seattle, Wash. allegedly bought bus tickets to California for two Pocatello girls aged 12 and 13. […]

EISF to Keep Smoking Zones

EISF to Keep Smoking Zones(BLACKFOOT) – Officials at the Eastern Idaho State Fair say the air around the week-long event will remain smoke free this year. KPVI reports that there will be two designated smoking sections in the beer gardens and the parimutuel betting area. This year’s policy comes after fair-goers overwhelmingly supported the crackdown on second-hand smoke during […]

Murder Suspect’s Sentencing Pushed Back

Murder Suspect’s Sentencing Pushed Back(POCATELLO) – Sixth District Judge Stephen Dunn has pushed back the sentencing of a Pocatello man accused of killing Gregory Parent last November. 33-year-old Daniel Grant Olson wants a psychologist at his sentencing. Olson pleaded guilty in June to a charge of voluntary manslaughter. Once convicted, Olson could face up to 15 years in prison […]

Police Investigate Mall Thefts

Police Investigate Mall Thefts(IDAHO FALLS) – Idaho Falls Police are investigating recent thefts from two businesses at the Grand Teton Mall. Police say someone took cash from a register at the NYS  sunglasses kiosk after business hours Friday night. In a separate incident, someone stole an estimated $3,500 in perfume from Victoria’s Secret on Saturday. Those with information […]

Idaho Soldiers Safe After Roadside Attack

Idaho Soldiers Safe After Roadside Attack(POCATELLO) – Two Idaho soldiers are safe after a roadside attack in Iraq. Specialist Chad Mitschelen and Sgt. Juan Montelongo, both of Pocatello suffered non-life-threatening injuries when their armored vehicle was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted inside a parked car. A Hawaiian soldier also involved in the ambush credits good training and […]

Pocatello Woman Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping

Pocatello Woman Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping(POCATELLO) – A Pocatello woman has pleaded guilty to first-degree felony kidnapping  and principle to first-degree attempted murder. Stephanie Christensen faces 10 to 15 years for her role in the April 13 assault and kidnapping of a woman near Fort Hall. The three other suspects in the incident remain behind bars. Christensen will be sentenced […]

Fire Burns Near Howe

Fire Burns Near Howe(HOWE) – A section of Idaho Hwy. 33 was closed for nearly two hours Monday afternoon as a brush fire burned in the Howe Peak area. Bulldozers and air tankers fought the flames, which had burned over 120 acres by Monday evening. Two Rocky Mountain Power poles were damaged in the fire, though no other […]

Pocatello Man Arrested for Rape

Pocatello Man Arrested for Rape(POCATELLO) – A Pocatello man is in custody after he allegedly raped a female victim Sunday night. Police say 19-year-old Randall Scott Austin had reportedly only met the girl three hours before the incident happened. If convicted, Austin could spend up to life in prison. An investigation is ongoing.

Police Bust Meth Lab in Rigby

Police Bust Meth Lab in Rigby(RIGBY) – Police in Rigby have shut down a meth lab after a woman reported that her nephew may have been doing drugs in a nearby garage on Friday. Officers obtained a search warrant at the property on the 200 block of First South, finding chemicals and other materials used for making meth. Rigby Police […]

No Sign of Foul Play in Couple’s Death

No Sign of Foul Play in Couple’s Death(BOISE) – Police have recovered the bodies of an elderly couple from Meridian that had been missing for nearly three weeks. 81-year-old Charles Rigg and his 77-year-old wife Barbara accidentally drove off a narrow gravel road near the central-Idaho town of Lowman. The vehicle fell 60 to 80 feet before landing on its tires. The […]

Climber Falls in Death Canyon

Climber Falls in Death Canyon(JACKSON, Wyo.) – An Oregon woman has been hospitalized after falling nearly 25 feet along a trail in Grand Teton National Park. 25-year-old Lauren McLean suffered serious injuries after falling in the Death Canyon area. Park officials say McLean’s rope system failed, causing her to fall feet first onto a rock ledge.   McLean was flown […]

Local Church Gives Out 800 Backpacks

Local Church Gives Out 800 Backpacks(CHUBBUCK) – It was a busy day Saturday morning as thousands of people lined up at a local church for free school supplies. The Gate City Christian Church in Chubbuck donated 800 backpacks loaded with school supplies for area families. Pastor John Robinson told KIDK that the church cares about the community and wanted to […]

Stunned Hawk Found in Idaho Falls Garage

Stunned Hawk Found in Idaho Falls Garage(IDAHO FALLS) – An Idaho Falls family found an unexpected visitor in their garage Sunday. KIDK reports that a 3-month old Swainson’s Hawk was sitting in the garage. The Swainson’s Hawk is protected in most states with a habitat extending throughout North and South America. A bird expert was called in and said the hawk […]

Jobless Rate Stays Steady in July

Jobless Rate Stays Steady in July(BOISE) – Idaho’s jobless rate remains steady at 9.4 percent. The state’s average unemployment numbers haven’t budged since May, with some 27,000 unemployed workers collecting benefits. The Idaho Department of Labor reports that only 21 counties saw a reduction in jobless rates, while 23 counties saw increases during the month of July – when unemployed […]

Elderly Man Killed by Falling Tree

Elderly Man Killed by Falling Tree(IDAHO FALLS) – An Bonneville County man was killed Saturday night when a falling tree crashed through his bedroom during a windstorm. 82-year-old Louis Carney had spent his entire life living in his century-old home along Pioneer Road. Family members say his wife of fifty years escaped injury when she’d gotten up to use the […]

116th Coming Home

116th Coming Home(BOISE) – About 2,700 National Guard troops from Idaho, Oregon, and Montana are slated to return at the end of the month. Idaho National Guard officials say members of the 116th Cavalry Combat Brigade Team will return from Iraq in groups of more than 200, with the first charter flights arriving at Joint Base Lewis-McChord […]
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