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Former School Counselor Denies Child Porn Accusations

Former School Counselor Denies Child Porn Accusations

(MERIDIAN) – A former Meridian Middle School counselor has pleaded not guilty to being involved in an online child pornography group. Mark Saltzer, 43, faces 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Police searched Saltzer’s home in August where they allegedly found child pornography on Saltzer’s computer. A 17-year-old boy living in the home […]

Blackfoot School Board Seeking New Superintendent

Blackfoot School Board Seeking New Superintendent

(BLACKFOOT) – The Blackfoot School District is seeking public input to determine the qualifications for a new superintendent. The Idaho State Journal reports that a total of five meetings will be held starting Nov. 14. A 15-member committee will listen to the community’s input and then decide on a course of action. Officials say they […]

Violent Crime Down in Idaho, Murders Up

Violent Crime Down in Idaho, Murders Up

(POCATELLO) – Violent crimes are down nationwide, but in Idaho, the murder rate went up nearly 63 percent from 2010 to 2011. Local News 8 reports there were three homicides in Pocatello in 2011, and another five in Bonneville County. Bannock County Sheriff Lorin Nielson says he hopes the numbers are an anomaly, not a […]

Former Rigby Mayor Challenges Sheriff

Former Rigby Mayor Challenges Sheriff

(RIGBY) – Former Rigby mayor Ryan Brown is challenging incumbent Sheriff Blair Olsen as a write-in candidate. Local News 8 reports Jeff Poole, who lost to Olsen in the primary by only 138 votes, asked Brown to run for office. Brown says Olsen is a good leader, but it’s time for a change. Brown referred […]

Report: McGee Sought Sex in Capitol

Report: McGee Sought Sex in Capitol

(BOISE) – New police records allege that former state Sen. John McGee made sexual advances toward a female aid before resigning earlier this year. Authorities say McGee propositioned a co-worker for sex in the Capitol in February. The report stems from a disturbing the peace charge McGee pleaded guilty to, for which he served 39 […]

Idaho Falls Police Chief Stepping Down

Idaho Falls Police Chief Stepping Down

(IDAHO FALLS) – Idaho Falls Police Chief Steve Roos is stepping down after 31 years with the department. Roos announced his retirement Wednesday, after five years of service as chief. Roos and his wife are relocating to Brazil. Roos said he will be volunteering there as an English teacher. Mayor Jared Fuhriman has announced Capt. […]

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