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Jolyn Thomas Interviews Retired Judge Mike Heavey

Jolyn Thomas Interviews Retired Judge Mike Heavey“Judges for Jus­tice” became involved in Christo­pher Tapp’s case in 2012 when Judge Heavey con­tacted the victim’s mother Carol Dodge. Three DNA tests have been per­formed in the case. The sperm DNA left at the 1996 mur­der scene does not match Tapp. In 2009 hairs left at the mur­der scene by the per­pe­tra­tor did not match Tapp and Jan­u­ary 2013 “touch” DNA tests […]

Free Micahel Whiteley

Free Micahel Whiteley    Michael Whiteley has spent 23 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit. Michael was convicted of kidnapping  and raping  his ex-wife. There was no physical evidence and his ex-wife  plead the 5th 69 times when questioned during her testimony. Before his death, Judge Brent Moss ordered a new trial saying […]

Snowboarder Killed in Avalanche

Snowboarder Killed in Avalanche    ( JACKSON, WY) – A snowboarder is dead following an avalanche in the backcountry near Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Officials say the slide happened on Pucker Face at around 1 p.m. Despite having an avalanche beacon, rescuers were not able to reach the victim in time. Avalanche danger is currently listed as “moderate” […]

Drunk Babysitter Had Toddler in Vehicle

Drunk Babysitter Had Toddler in Vehicle  (FILER, ID) – A Twin Falls woman is in custody after she was caught driving drunk with a two-year-old she’d been babysitting. 24-year-old Ashlee Haszier was arrested Dec. 19 following a complaint from another woman that she’d been drinking and driving with the child. Witnesses say the boy wasn’t wearing shoes, socks, or pants […]

Man Arrested in I.F. Burglary

Man Arrested in I.F. Burglary                (IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A man has been arrested in connection to a burglary at an Idaho Falls business last weekend. 29-year-old Wayne Pearson was at the Guesthouse Inn with a friend Tuesday when officers ran into him while serving a search warrant. Police found items taken […]

Secret Santa Visits McDonalds

Secret Santa Visits McDonalds          (IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A secret Santa walked into the McDonald’s on East 17th in Idaho Falls Christmas morning, giving each employee $100. Manager Tom Walters told KIDK that a random stranger walked in, asked for the names of employees, and handed each of them an envelope containing cash. Several […]

Fundraiser Helping Family of Deceased Blackfoot Woman

Fundraiser Helping Family of Deceased Blackfoot Woman                            (BLACKFOOT, ID) – A tragic accident near Burley claimed the life of a Blackfoot woman last Saturday, and now her family and friends are holding a fundraiser to pay for the medical expenses of her three children, who were hurt in […]

Family Welcomes Home Soldier Son

Family Welcomes Home Soldier Son                      (POCATELLO, ID) – A Pocatello family welcomed home their son from military service overseas on Monday. Local News 8 reports that Army Specialist Jaron McAteer, who spent the last six months as part of a combined joint task force in Africa, made it home […]

Former Deputy Dies in Snowmobile Crash

Former Deputy Dies in Snowmobile Crash        (RIRIE, ID) – A former Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputy died in a snowmobile crash Tuesday afternoon. 49-year-old Brent Deshon of Jefferson County was riding east of the Ririe Reservoir when he hit a hidden gully, causing him to be thrown from his machine. Deshon’s son, Cody, was able to guide rescue […]

I.F. Business Burglarized

I.F. Business Burglarized          (IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls business was burglarized this past weekend. Police say a person or group of people broke into Bingham Mechanical Inc. on Yellowstone, taking approximately $12,000 in property. The burglary was discovered Monday morning. Anyone with information about the break-in should contact Crimestoppers at 522-1983.

Bingham County Courthouse Gets Remodeled

Bingham County Courthouse Gets Remodeled              (BLACKFOOT, ID) – The main entrance to the Bingham County Courthouse in Blackfoot just got a new facelift. Local News 8 reports that the county recently spent the past few weeks working on a new front sidewalk that is now more handicap accessible. The previous sidewalk had a […]

Walmart Supercenter Coming to Rexburg

Walmart Supercenter Coming to Rexburg            (REXBURG, ID) – A Walmart Supercenter is coming to Rexburg. Officials confirmed Thursday night that Walmart will build a new store in the area of North Second East and Moody Road, with plans to sell the current location next to Albertson’s. The 185,000 square-foot building will employ 300 associates, […]

Simpson Wants Third Federal Judge in Idaho

Simpson Wants Third Federal Judge in Idaho    (BOISE, ID) – U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson is asking Congress for a third federal judge in Idaho. B. Lynn Winmill and Edward J. Lodge cover all of Idaho’s federal court system, carrying a caseload that Simpson believes should be more spread out. Total filings have gone up 26 percent in the Gem State […]

Taylorview Evacuated For Smoke Smell

Taylorview Evacuated For Smoke Smell            (IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A faulty motor caused the evacuation of Taylorview Middle School in Idaho Falls Thursday. Administrators called in fire crews after smoke was seen coming out of one of the rooms. Investigators found the source of the smoke, but noted that there was not an actual […]

Parking Lot Almost Finished at Edson Fichter Park

Parking Lot Almost Finished at Edson Fichter Park                (POCATELLO, ID) – The new parking area at the Edson Fichter (pronounced FICK-ter) Nature Area in Pocatello is almost finished. Several volunteers and work crews from the Bannock County Jail have been planting trees and putting in new landscape around the expanded lot, which will also provide […]

Burglar Targeted Families During Funerals

Burglar Targeted Families During Funerals          (BLACKFOOT, ID) – A Blackfoot woman has been charged with four counts of burglary for allegedly targeting the homes of families who lost loved ones. 35-year-old Julie Breed reportedly looked through obituaries to see when funerals were being held, then sought out the homes of mourners whom she knew would […]

Murder Suspect Arrested

Murder Suspect Arrested(BLACKFOOT, ID) – A suspect has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a Blackfoot man on Thursday morning. Police say Sheree Moreno is responsible for the second-degree murder of 21-year-old Salvador Valerio. The stabbing happened just after midnight in a trailer park on the 700-block of South Broadway. Detectives say Blackfoot’s last murder, which […]

EITC Holding Food Drive

EITC Holding Food Drive            (IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Eastern Idaho Technical College is asking the community for food donations ahead of this year’s holiday season. It’s all part of the annual “Pedro’s Pasta Push,” which is organized by the student senate. They’re asking the public for donations of spaghetti noodles and cans of […]

Otter May Consider Arkansas Medicaid Plan

Otter May Consider Arkansas Medicaid Plan              (BOISE, ID) – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is considering a plan that would use a federal waiver to use Medicaid funds to help low-income families buy private insurance. The move comes at the behest of the Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry, which is pushing the plan as […]

Chief Sign Installed in Pocatello

Chief Sign Installed in Pocatello    (POCATELLO, ID) – A legendary landmark is returning to Old Town Pocatello. The newly refurbished Chief Theater sign has been in storage for more than 20 years since the theater burned down. The sign, which was put up on Monday, will be turned on Nov. 29, the same night the city turns on […]
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