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Simpson Endorsed By Romney

Simpson Endorsed By Romney              (IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney has endorsed U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson in his bid for a ninth term in Congress. The former Massachusetts governor praised Simpson’s service in the House as a “stalwart conservative leader.” Simpson was recently appointed as chairman of the House […]

Weston Man Dies in Wreck Near Preston

Weston Man Dies in Wreck Near Preston          (PRESTON, ID) – A southeast Idaho man is dead following an accident along state Highway 36 near Preston. Idaho State Police say 26-year-old Chet Atkinson of Weston was driving along the highway Sunday evening when he went off the south side of the road in his pickup, over corrected, and […]

Ex-Councilman Sentenced

Ex-Councilman Sentenced        (RIGBY, ID) – Former Rigby city councilman Lawrence Blackburn has been sentenced to 120 days in jail and 10 years probation for insurance fraud. Blackburn allegedly added his name as a beneficiary when 91-year-old Margaret Orvick died in 2011. He then continued to use money from Orvick’s accounts after her death […]

Mackay Man Dies in Rollover

Mackay Man Dies in Rollover        MACKAY, ID) – A Mackay man was killed in a rollover accident in Custer County Monday morning. 25-year-old Kolton Kimball reportedly failed to negotiate a curve along Dove Road near the intersection with Alder Creek Road and flipped his pickup. The accident happened at around 7 a.m. Kimball, who was not […]

Blad Fighting Against Closure of Heinz Plant

Blad Fighting Against Closure of Heinz Plant            (POCATELLO, ID) – Pocatello mayor Brian Blad is trying to keep the Heinz plant from shutting down. . Blad has requested a meeting with Heinz executives, including Warren Buffett, in an effort to save the plant and the jobs of 410 employees. Blad says the facility has a strong reputation […]

2 Arrested in Power County Drug Bust

2 Arrested in Power County Drug Bust          (AMERICAN FALLS, ID) – Two California men were arrested in Power County Sunday morning on felony drug charges. Idaho State Police say 25-year-old Jadd Shammas was pulled over for a traffic violation along I-86 near American Falls. During the stop, officers discovered just under 14 pounds of marijuana in the […]

BBB Warning About Charity Scams

BBB Warning About Charity Scams(REXBURG, ID) – In the wake of last week’s devastating typhoon in the Philippines, local experts are warning would-be donors about scammers posing as charity workers. They say chain e-mails and Facebook links are being passed around claiming to be from people stranded in the Philippines. Some are even falsely claiming to represent real charities. […]

Dozens Audition for Metropolitan Opera

Dozens Audition for Metropolitan Opera        (POCATELLO, ID) – 34 singers gathered at the Stephens Performing Arts Center in Pocatello over the weekend to compete for a chance to sing with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Arielle Nachtigal, Steven Eddy, and Jubal Joslyn were selected to advance to the regional auditions in Seattle early next […]

Two Hospitalized After Crash

Two Hospitalized After Crash  (CHUBBUCK, ID) – Two people were hospitalized after a rollover crash along I-15 in Pocatello Saturday afternoon. Idaho State Police say the crash happened near the Chubbuck underpass when 28-year-old Franklin Runninghorse lost control of his vehicle as he was headed northbound, drove through the median and rolled. The driver and his passenger, 23-year-old […]

Students, Parents Tour New School

Students, Parents Tour New School                (IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Students and parents at Ethel Boyes Elementary in Idaho Falls got the chance to tour their new school on Friday. Local News 8 reports that staff and volunteers spent much of last week moving boxes, desks, and almost everything else that was usable […]

Bannock Development Corp. Hopes to Market Heinz Plant

Bannock Development Corp. Hopes to Market Heinz Plant                (POCATELLO, ID) – After last week’s announcement that the Heinz plant in Pocatello was closing, community leaders are doing their best to find a replacement. John Regetz of the Bannock Development Corporation believes that Heinz could sell their facility in a relatively short amount of time, given […]

Former Pocatello Man Gets Prison for Tax Fraud

Former Pocatello Man Gets Prison for Tax Fraud        (POCATELLO, ID) – A former Pocatello man will serve up to four years for tax fraud.39-year-old Moses Mukuka, a Zimbabwean national, falsely claimed to be an accounting student at Idaho State University, and offered to complete the tax returns of students for only $10. Mukuka submitted false information to get higher […]

Grace, North Gem Considering Merger

Grace, North Gem Considering Merger          (GRACE, ID) – Two local high schools with rivalries going back for over a century could merge soon. Jamie Holyoak, who serves as superintendent for both the Grace and North Gem school districts, says both communities are considering a district merger. Administrators say many of the buildings in both districts […]

No More Foreign Gas for INL Buses

No More Foreign Gas for INL Buses        (IDAHO FALLS, ID) – In an effort to “go green” and stay local, the Idaho National Laboratory is converting its bus fleet to use only natural gas as fuel. Officials opened the new Blu natural gas station at the site on Thursday. Administrators want to reduce the lab’s dependency on foreign […]

Puppies Taken From McKee’s in Chubbuck

Puppies Taken From McKee’s in Chubbuck    (CHUBBUCK, ID) – Four Pomeranian puppies were stolen from McKee’s Pet Store in Chubbuck sometime late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. Investigators say someone drove a vehicle into the front doors of the store, broke into the kennels and took the puppies. Police believe the suspects may try to sell the dogs […]

Man Found Hiding in Trunk

Man Found Hiding in Trunk        (POCATELLO, ID) – A Pocatello man is in custody after breaking into Shaw Auto Parts on North First Avenue early Thursday. Police say 44-year-old Scott Corn set off two alarms at the business, and was found hiding inside the trunk of a car parked inside a fenced area nearby. Authorities were […]

Second Man Arrested for TV Theft

Second Man Arrested for TV Theft      (IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Idaho Falls Police have arrested another man accused of stealing two TVs from the Walmart on South Utah Avenue. 29-year-old Timothy Charbonneau, who was taken into custody Wednesday, allegedly helped 19-year-old Trevor Smithies walk out of the store last week with two televisions valued at more than $2,200. […]

Heinz Closing Pocatello Plant

Heinz Closing Pocatello Plant        (POCATELLO, ID) – The Heinz plant in Pocatello is closing. Corporate officers announced the move on Thursday as part of an effort to consolidate their manufacturing base across North America. More than 400 eastern Idahoans employed at the facility will lose their jobs, and nearly 1,000 more will be given pink […]

Three Arrested for Burglaries, Car Thefts

Three Arrested for Burglaries, Car Thefts              (CHUBBUCK, ID) – Three people were arrested Wednesday in connection to several recent car burglaries and thefts in the Gate City.. 22-year-old Jacob Quarve, 22-year-old Rachel Clitso, and 26-year-old Linda Hernandez, all of Pocatello, are accused of breaking into at least five cars and stealing two others on Wednesday. […]

Mother of Wandering Toddler Charged With Forgery

Mother of Wandering Toddler Charged With Forgery                (CHUBBUCK, ID) – The mother of a toddler found wandering in a field on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation earlier this week has been arrested. Authorities say Ashley Fulbright was arrested for an outstanding warrant for two felony charges of forgery. Police began investigating Fulbright after her […]

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