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A Man Dies On The Snake River

A Man Dies On The Snake River

(Lewiston, ID) – [AP] Officials in northern Idaho say a 38 year old Lewiston man riding a personal watercraft on the Snake River died after coming too close to the shore and hitting land.  The Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office tells the Lewiston Tribune that Joel R. Holmes was thrown from the vessel and suffered […]

Train Smashes Into A SUV

Train Smashes Into A SUV

(Rathdrum, ID) – [AP] A train smashed into an off-roading sport utility vehicle east of Rathdrum, ID flipping the SUV and ejecting the driver.  BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas says the train was heading from Chicago to Seattle yesterday when the SUV tried to cross the train tracks even though there was no railroad crossing in […]

I.F. Woman Arrested for Harboring

I.F. Woman Arrested for Harboring

(Idaho Falls, ID) – Idaho Falls Police arrested Jenine Irene Davenport on Thursday for harboring a wanted felon.  Joelyn Hansen, PIO for the IFPD told East Idaho News that Davenport, 43, lied to police about the whereabouts of her boyfriend Stace Jorgensen, who was wanted on a Bonneville County felony probation violation warrant.   According to […]

Police Investigate Burglary

Police Investigate Burglary

(Idaho Falls, ID) – Idaho Falls Police are investigating the theft of a transfer case and tools valued at $1,400 from a garage early Thursday morning. The theft occurred sometime between 2:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. According Joelyn Hansen, PIO for the IFPD, the victim told police that the suspect pried open the garage door […]

Idaho Man Pleads Guilty To Illegally Guiding

Idaho Man Pleads Guilty To Illegally Guiding

(St. Anthony, ID) – An Idaho man, who illegally guided a fishing trip on a fork of the Snake River, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge. Chase Putnam from Victor, ID, was ordered by a judge last week to pay more than $2,600.00 in fines and court costs. That is more than eight times the […]

Obama Receives Low Marks in Idaho

Obama Receives Low Marks in Idaho

(IDAHO FALLS) – A recently released Gallup Poll shows that Idaho gave President Barack Obama the lowest approval rating in the nation. Only 27 percent of Idahoans approve of the President’s performance. Nationally, only 24 percent of responders say they want to see Obama reelected. In contrast, members of Congress faired well in the polls, […]

Teton County Makes Budget Cuts

Teton County Makes Budget Cuts

(DRIGGS) – Teton County commissioners are still battling a tough economy, and now law enforcement officials are feeling the cuts. The sheriff’s office is losing an investigator in an effort to balance the county’s budget. Sheriff Tony Liford tells KIDK that he doesn’t think the cuts are a good idea. However, a new law enforcement […]

Increased Insurance Rates Confuse Homeowners

Increased Insurance Rates Confuse Homeowners

(IDAHO FALLS) – Home insurance premiums have skyrocketed across the region, especially for AllState customers. KIDK reports that homeowners in Bonneville County have seen premiums shooting up as high as 46 percent. Insurance officials claim the new fire district rating has more than doubled the cost for some customers. That came as a surprise to […]

High Water Damages Lorenzo Boat Ramp

High Water Damages Lorenzo Boat Ramp

(Idaho Falls, ID)  – Unusually high  water flows damaged the Lorenzo boat ramp, located on the South Fork of the Snake, making launching and taking-out more difficult. The BLM told East Idaho News that part of the boat ramp still under water has curled up creating a cement bulge near the ramp. BLM staff spotted […]

Farmers Fight Power Lines In Their Fields

Farmers Fight Power Lines In Their Fields

(AMERICAN FALLS) – Farmers in Power County are fighting the Bureau of Land Management over the construction of a power line that will run through the area. The farmers say they want the line to go around their property and onto Craters of the Moon National Monument instead. Federal officials say the project would only […]

Teton County School Vandalized

Teton County School Vandalized

(DRIGGS) – The Teton County School District is still cleaning up after vandals broke into an elementary school last weekend. The former Driggs Elementary School, which now only serves fourth and fifth graders was found with graffiti all over the walls and glass covering the floors. The vandals destroyed computers, projectors, and light fixtures – […]

One Sentenced in March Shooting

One Sentenced in March Shooting

(IDAHO FALLS) – One of the four suspects arrested in the March shooting death of A.J. Camp was sentenced Thursday. Jayson Burns will spend two to five years in prison on an aggravated assault charge. Burns was in the car with Jeffrey Elawadly when police say Elawadly shot and killed camp. Elawadly will be back […]

President Vailas Criticized At BOE Meeting

President Vailas Criticized At BOE Meeting

(POCATELLO) – Members of the state Board of Education met in Pocatello Thursday for the president’s annual report at Idaho State University. Several members of the public took the open forum as an opportunity to criticize ISU President Arthur Vailas. KIDK reports that many faculty members voiced their disapproval of Vailas’ policies. Vailas acknowledged the […]

South East Idaho Sage-Grouse Hunting Proposed

South East Idaho Sage-Grouse Hunting Proposed

(POCATELLO) – The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is considering a sage grouse hunting season in southeast Idaho. The agency proposed a week-long hunt starting Oct. 1 in the Big Desert and Curlew areas. Fish and Game officials say hunting would allow the agency to better-understand trends in sage grouse populations by collecting wings […]

Some Local Students Will Have Longer School Days This Year

Some Local Students Will Have Longer School Days This Year

Local high schools are extending their school hours in order to meet state required instructional minutes. Century, Highland and Pocatello High School begin at: 8:32am and go to 3:42pm (17 minutes longer than last year) Middle Schools end at: 3:30 (11 minutes longer than last year) Hawthorne begins at:  8:49am Franklin and Irving Middle Schools […]

IFPD Warns About Scratch Game Fraud

IFPD Warns About Scratch Game Fraud

(Idaho Falls, ID) – The Idaho Falls Police Department is issuing a warning to residents regarding a possible scratch game fraud.  Joelyn Hansen, PIO for the IFPD, told East Idaho News that local residents recently contacted the IFPD regarding a newspaper insert for “$12,000 Grand Prize Double Blackjack” scratch game. When the resident called the […]

Another Rescue in Grand Teton National Park

Another Rescue in Grand Teton National Park

(GRAND TETON, N.P.) – It seems like every week another climber is rescued in Grand Teton National Park, and this week was no exception. A 43-year-old Wisconsin man was on the approach to the southeast ridge of the Middle Teton on Tuesday morning when he pulled off a loose block of rock and fell about […]

Library Displays Pieces of Berlin Wall

Library Displays Pieces of Berlin Wall

(POCATELLO) – The Marshall Public Library in Pocatello is displaying pieces of the Berlin Wall as well as several other pieces of Cold War memorabilia. The Post Register reports that the display is part of an educational initiative remembering the “Iron Curtain,” which went up 50 years ago this month. On Aug. 26, the movie […]

Utah Man Charged With Lying About Obama Death Plot

Utah Man Charged With Lying About Obama Death Plot

(SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) – Authorities say a Utah man faces federal charges for falsely claiming several Internal Revenue Service employees planned to kill President Obama. Jason J. Nicholson of Ogden was indicted last week on three federal counts of making false statements. Nicholson mailed three letters – one in October, one in March and […]

Man Gets A Year in Prison for Possession of Illegal Firearms & Explosives

Man Gets A Year in Prison for Possession of Illegal Firearms & Explosives

(COEUR d’ALENE) – A northern Idaho man with ties to a militia group has been sentenced to a year in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and for showing people how to build homemade grenades. 60-year-old Kenneth B. Kimbley Jr. of Spirit Lake was sentenced Monday in federal court. Prosecutors sought […]

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