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LDS Sister Missionaries Beaten by Albanian Terrorists

LDS Sister Missionaries Beaten by Albanian Terrorists

      (SALT LAKE CITY, UT) – A group of Islamic terrorists is in custody after the brutal beating of two women serving as missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kosovo. Authorities say at least seven ethnic Albanian men were involved in the November 3 attack, two of whom […]

Dogs Are Victims of Roadkill Game

Dogs Are Victims of Roadkill Game

          (RIGBY, ID) – Eastern Idaho dogs could be at risk when it comes to a trending roadkill game. Sgt. Jeff Edwards of the Bonneville County Sheriff’s office tells KIDK that there have been complaints of a driving game where people are trying to hit animals on purpose, especially dogs. In […]

20 Laid Off at INL

20 Laid Off at INL

        (IDAHO FALLS, ID) – The Idaho National Laboratory is laying off just under 20 support positions at offices in Idaho Falls. Officials say the cutbacks are the result of reductions in the work being done by the U.S. Army though the Specific Manufacturing Capability, or SMC. They say additional cuts may […]

Only 338 Idahoans Enroll in Obamacare

Only 338 Idahoans Enroll in Obamacare

      (BOISE, ID) – Only 338 Idahoans enrolled in Obamacare during its first month of operation. This comes in light of figures from the Obama administration suggesting that more than 106,000 Americans were able to enroll in state and federal health insurance programs last month. U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo estimates that nearly 100,000 […]

Man Charged With Felony for Stealing TVs

Man Charged With Felony for Stealing TVs

  (IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls man has been arrested on a felony warrant for grand theft. 19-year-old Trevor Smithies is accused of stealing two, 55-inch televisions from the Walmart on South Utah Avenue on November 5. Authorities say the televisions had a total value of more than $2,200. Smithies, who was later […]

Craig Claims FEC Penalty “Unfair”

Craig Claims FEC Penalty “Unfair”

        (BOISE, ID) – Former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig says a penalty of $360,000 from federal elections regulators is too harsh. Craig is accused of illegally using campaign funds to finance his legal defense, following a 2007 arrest during a airport bathroom sex sting. Craig’s attorneys also maintain that he can’t afford […]

Book Removed from Classes at Teton High School

Book Removed from Classes at Teton High School

    (DRIGGS, ID) – Parents of students at Teton High School are upset about a controversial book being assigned to their teenagers.Principal Frank Mello says he’s had to take the book “Bless Me, Ultima” off the curriculum because too many parents complained about the coming-of-age plot, which includes elements of sex and graphic violence. […]

Man Accused of Using Date Rape Drug

Man Accused of Using Date Rape Drug

  (POCATELLO, ID) – A Pocatello man has been charged with the sexual battery of a 16-year-old girl. Police say 25-year-old Christopher Wilcutt was at a party at a residence on the 1300-block of South Fifth Avenue in May and reportedly touched the girl inappropriately. The victim told police that alcohol and marijuana were being […]

East Idaho News Election Coverage

East Idaho News Election Coverage

  (IDAHO FALLS, ID) –   Join Tim Lewis, Jolyn Thomas and Mark Richardson tonight at 7pm for complete election coverage.  The East Idaho News Team won Best Election Coverage in the state from the Idaho Broadcasters Association. Don’t miss   our   award winning live coverage.  For a list of some of the races were keeping a close  […]

Mountain America Credit Union Opens

Mountain America Credit Union Opens

(POCATELLO, ID) – Mountain America Credit Union opened up a new branch in Pocatello Thursday. The credit union, which is located in front of WinCo on Yellowstone Avenue, is holding an open house barbecue this Saturday. CEO Sterling Nielsen says its the first branch in Pocatello that they’ve built from the ground up.

Executive Resigns From Health Exchange Board

Executive Resigns From Health Exchange Board

      (BOISE, ID) – A board member of Idaho’s health insurance exchange is stepping down to oversee the exchange’s technology project. Frank Chan resigned from the board Wednesday, the same day that his company received a $375,000 contract to the switchover from a federal website to one that’s run by the state. Chan’s […]

Woman Using Stolen Debit, Credit Cards

Woman Using Stolen Debit, Credit Cards

          (POCATELLO) – Pocatello Police are looking for a woman using stolen debit and credit cards. Authorities say a woman with bleached blond hair stole a case of debit and credit cards from the Chubbuck Walmart that had been accidentally left behind. The cards were stolen Sept. 23, and have been […]

Man Arrested for Marijuana

Man Arrested for Marijuana

(UCON, ID) – A St. Anthony man was arrested Wednesday on felony drug charges. Idaho State Police say 61-year-old Billy Kidd was stopped along U.S. Highway 20 near Ucon for a traffic violation. Authorities suspected that something was awry and searched Kidd’s car, where they reportedly found approximately five ounces of marijuana and other drug […]

Yellowstone Reopens

Yellowstone Reopens

  A (WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT) – Yellowstone National Park reopened Thursday.fter more than two weeks of poor business, shop owners in West Yellowstone are thrilled at the prospect of having more tourists coming through town. Although the park isn’t as popular in October as it is during the summer months, travelers hoping to get a […]

Battelle Workers Furloughed

Battelle Workers Furloughed

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – About 2,600 workers at the Idaho National Laboratory will be furloughed later this month. Officials say the workers are all Battelle Energy Alliance employees, and that the furloughs are a direct result of the current standstill in Washington over the budget. Those impacted will not lose their health care benefits and […]

Idaho Exchange Could Hike Fees

Idaho Exchange Could Hike Fees

(BOISE, ID) – The amount of money Idaho’s new health exchange charges for insurance assessments may go up at much as 75 percent in the next two years. Your Health Idaho currently charges a 1.5 percent assessment fee, though that will likely increase to 2.6 percent. Officials say the current fee does not properly cover […]

Phone Scam Targeting East Idaho

Phone Scam Targeting East Idaho

  (POCATELLO, ID) – A phone scam targeting Idaho Power customers is making the rounds in eastern Idaho. On Wednesday, Pocatello city officials issued a warning to residents about a scam telling customers that they owe money, and that they have to pay with a pre-paid debit card within an hour or have their power […]

Man Arrested for Lewd Conduct

Man Arrested for Lewd Conduct

  (IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls man was arrested early Wednesday on charges of lewd conduct. Authorities say 43-year-old Dan Nelson was allegedly involved in an inappropriate relationship with a teenage boy. Police began investigating Nelson last month. The alleged illicit activity had been going on since 2008. Nelson, who was taken into […]

Homeless Man Linked to Burglary

Homeless Man Linked to Burglary

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A homeless man was arrested in Idaho Falls Wednesday night after he was caught allegedly breaking into a car. 46-year-old Allen McCawley is accused of burglarizing a vehicle in the Outback Steakhouse parking lot on Lindsay Boulevard. According to police, the car’s owner witnessed McCawley rummaging through her vehicle at around […]

ISU Student Killed in Wreck

ISU Student Killed in Wreck

( (SHELLEY, ID) – One person was killed in a crash along I-15 south of Shelley Thursday morning.Idaho State Police say 19-year-old Colleen Jackson, was passing another vehicle at about 6:30 a.m. when she made an abrupt lane change, lost control, and rolled her pickup. Jackson, a California native attending Idaho State University, was pronounced […]

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