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North Idaho Hay Fire Caused by Arsonist

North Idaho Hay Fire Caused by Arsonist

(POST FALLS) – Firefighters in northern Idaho say a fire that destroyed roughly 300 tons of hay worth valued at tens of thousands of dollars was likely caused by arson. The fire started Friday night on the Rathdrum Prairie north of Post Falls. Officials say that the fire is suspicious in part because it started […]

BLM Contains Fire West of Blackfoot

BLM Contains Fire West of Blackfoot

(TABER) – It took nearly 18 hours, but BLM fire crews were able to contain the rangeland fire burning about 17 miles west of Blackfoot. The Taber fire scorched an estimated 910 acres before crews announced its demise around 10 a.m. Wednesday. The rugged lava-rock terrain made fighting the flames difficult, but Fire Commander Brian […]

Barbone Back in Court, Victim’s Mother Has Outburst

Barbone Back in Court, Victim’s Mother Has Outburst

(POCATELLO) – A Pocatello man facing first degree murder charges in the death of his 7-month-old son made another brief appearance in court Wednesday morning. KPVI reports that 19-year-old Lee Ross Barbone’s defense attorney was granted more time to prepare his client for an upcoming preliminary hearing. While shuffling out of the proceedings, the victim’s […]

A Cyclist Dies in Grand Teton

A Cyclist Dies in Grand Teton

(GRAND TETON, N.P.) – A Wilson, Wyoming man is dead after a bicycling trip in Grand Teton National Park. 72-year-old Huntley Baldwin – a well known local artist and author – was biking on a pathway just north of the Cottonwood Creek Bridge Tuesday morning when other cyclists found him unresponsive and lying near the […]

Details Emerge Of The Ohio Gunman

Details Emerge Of The Ohio Gunman

(Copley, OH) – It all began shortly before 11am in a quiet neighborhood in Copley Ohio, west of Akron. The Copley Police Department said in a news release late Sunday that 911 calls started filtering in when cries of “A person running through the neighborhood and firing a gun” were heard throughout the neighborhood. What […]

‘At some point we all have to die': The Text Sent To The Mother Of The ‘Dougherty Gang’ Of Siblings On The Run

‘At some point we all have to die': The Text Sent To The Mother Of The ‘Dougherty Gang’ Of Siblings On The Run

Three siblings who authorities say shot up a police car in Florida and robbed a bank in Georgia were being hunted on Friday. A federal magistrate in Macon, Georgia, issued arrest warrants for Ryan Edward Dougherty, 21, Stanley Dylan Dougherty, 26, and Grace Lee E. Dougherty, 29. Officials believe they are carrying an assault rifle […]

I.F. Man Arrested for Felony DUI

I.F. Man Arrested for Felony DUI

(Idaho Falls) – Idaho Falls Police arrested Joshua James Cook early Monday morning for felony driving under the influence after they found him passed out in a vehicle parked in the middle of the street. The car, driven by 27-year-old Cook, was still running. According to a Joelyn Hansen, PIO for the IFPD, officers came […]

Police Arrested Men During Traffic Stop

Police Arrested Men During Traffic Stop

(Idaho Falls) – Idaho Falls Police arrested 26-year-old Justin Alan Crabtree Saturday evening for possession of a controlled substance and three felony warrants. Crabtree of Idaho Falls was arrested during a traffic stop in the 400 block of College Street. He was the passenger in the vehicle. According to Joelyn Hansen, PIO for the IFPD, […]

Fatal Crashes Down in 2010

Fatal Crashes Down in 2010

(TWIN FALLS) – The Idaho Transportation Department says fatal traffic crashes in 2010 dropped for a fifth straight year. The department reports that in 2010 there were 209 fatalities from 185 crashes in Idaho – that’s a 7.5 percent drop from 2009. The department says seat belt use appears to be up across the state. […]

Online Challenge Raises Money for Animal Shelter

Online Challenge Raises Money for Animal Shelter

(POCATELLO) – Pocatello’s animal shelter is desperate to move out of a building that is falling apart, and a Facebook campaign helped raise money to start construction on a new space. KIDK reports that Phil Meador Toyota set up an online challenge that let the public decide how big of a check they’ll write to […]

Idaho Gets First Natural Gas Filling Station

Idaho Gets First Natural Gas Filling Station

(BOISE) – The state’s first compressed natural gas fueling station is now open for business in Boise. Supporters and business leaders celebrated the opening last Thursday and are poised to mark the opening of a second this week in Nampa. For now, the Treasure Valley stations will serve a limited customer base. But that could […]

Rupe’s Burgers Featured in Book & USA Today

Rupe’s Burgers Featured in Book & USA Today

(BLACKFOOT) – For years, Rupe’s Burgers in Blackfoot has been a favorite for thousands of people from around the region, and now it’s gaining national attention. Morgan Murphy, author of the book “Off the Eaten Path” listed Rupes as one of his favorite family-owned restaurant in a recent article published in USA Today. Murphy praised […]

Idaho Falls Budget Approaching Finalization

Idaho Falls Budget Approaching Finalization

(IDAHO FALLS) – The city of Idaho Falls is in the final stages of approving a $178 million budget for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. While city officials have vowed to keep property taxes low, patrons may see increased fees at the Tautphaus Park Zoo, the ice rink, and the golf course. A public hearing on […]

Pocatello EPA Office Is Closing

Pocatello EPA Office Is Closing

(POCATELLO) – The Pocatello branch of the Environmental Protection Agency is set to close its doors soon. Federal officials say the small Pocatello office would be better used elsewhere. Sue Skinner, the office’s only employee, says she’s been offered a job at another EPA office in Seattle. The office will likely close within the next […]

Yellowstone Visitors Top 900,000 for July

Yellowstone Visitors Top 900,000 for July

(YELLOWSTONE, N.P.) – Over 900,000 people visited Yellowstone National Park last month – the second highest number on record. Park officials say an estimated 1.8 million people have come to Yellowstone this year alone. While a tough economy has halted travel plans for many people, officials say Yellowstone remains an affordable option for those working […]

Modern Pioneers Follow Oregon Trail

Modern Pioneers Follow Oregon Trail

(POCATELLO) – A group of modern-day pioneers made their way through Pocatello over the weekend, honoring those who made the journey to Oregon over 150 years ago. The Buck family hopes to make it to Oregon within the next few weeks by traveling up to 20 miles every day in their covered wagons. Group members […]

Plane Forced to Land in Snake River

Plane Forced to Land in Snake River

(BLACKFOOT) – A mid-flight emergency forced a plane to land on a gravel bar in the middle of the Snake River Friday. The plane took off from the Blackfoot airport and hit a bird with the propeller. The pilot turned the power off and glided down to a gravel bar. Pilot Joel Milloway was able […]

Boise Prison Warden Arrested for DUI

Boise Prison Warden Arrested for DUI

(MERIDIAN) – The warden for the state women’s prison south of Boise has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Warden Terressa Baldridge was booked into the Ada County Jail on Friday morning. Baldridge has been an Idaho Department of Correction employee since 1992 and has led the South Boise Women’s Correctional Center […]

Motorist Jailed In Road-Rage Screwdriver Stabbing

Motorist Jailed In Road-Rage Screwdriver Stabbing

(Centerville, Utah) [feed vis KJCT] – A 57-year-old man is in jail after police say he stabbed another motorist with a screwdriver in an apparent road rage incident. Manuel Cuevas Lopez, of Woods Cross, is being held in the Davis County Jail on charges of aggravated assault for allegedly stabbing 34-year-old Jason Chavez Thursday in […]

Honda Recalls 2.49 Million Cars, SUVs and Minivans

Honda Recalls 2.49 Million Cars, SUVs and Minivans

DETROIT (Feed Via KHQ) – Honda is recalling recall 2.49 million cars, small SUVs and minivans, including its popular Accord sedan, to repair a software problem that could damage the automatic transmission. The recall includes 1.5 million vehicles in the United States, 760,000 in China and 135,142 in Canada, the automaker said Friday. Globally, the […]

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