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Kidnapper Had Six Gunshot Wounds

Kidnapper Had Six Gunshot Wounds        (BOISE, ID) – A California kidnapping suspect who was killed in a standoff with FBI agents in northern Idaho this summer was shot at least six times. Valley County Coroner Nathan Hess confirmed this week that 40-year-old James DiMaggio suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his head, chest, and extremities. DiMaggio abducted […]

Feds Issue Citations in Yellowstone, Grand Teton

Feds Issue Citations in Yellowstone, Grand Teton          (JACKSON, WY) – National Park Rangers in Yellowstone and Grand Teton have been issuing citations on a daily basis for people caught trespassing in park boundaries. The parks have been closed because of the Congressional budget standoff for more than a week now, but that hasn’t stopped several people from […]

Software Glitches Frustrating Obamacare Enrollees

Software Glitches Frustrating Obamacare Enrollees(BOISE, ID) – More than a week after online health insurance exchanges opened across the country, there still haven’t been many people who have been able to enroll in Obamacare, or state-run exchanges. Would-be customers are complaining of waiting for more than three hours to sign up, only to give up empty-handed. Idaho officials say […]

Furloughs Coming Soon at INL

Furloughs Coming Soon at INL  (IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Unless Congress reaches a compromise on the 2014 budget, more than half of the employees at the Idaho National Laboratory could be placed on furlough as soon as Thursday. Local News 8 reports that the U.S. Department of Energy can only continue funding certain operations for a few more weeks […]

Shutdown Could Impact Free, Reduced Lunches

Shutdown Could Impact Free, Reduced Lunches      (POCATELLO, ID) – The federal shutdown could impact free and reduced-price lunches in area schools. Administrators at District 25 in Pocatello tell Local News 8 that the district can continue funding lunch programs through the end of this month. However, unless government officials resolve the budget situation in the next few weeks, […]

Dem. Rep. Challenging Idaho’s Same-Sex Tax Requirements

Dem. Rep. Challenging Idaho’s Same-Sex Tax Requirements        (BOISE, ID) – Democratic State Rep. John Gannon of Boise is challenging Idaho’s requirement for married same-sex couples to file state taxes as singles, even if the federal government recognizes their marriages. A federal judge recently required Ohio to allow same-sex couples legally married in other states to file their taxes […]

One Hospitalized in Shelley Crash

One Hospitalized in Shelley Crash        (SHELLEY, ID) – One person was hospitalized following a two-car crash in Shelley Tuesday night. Authorities say 20-year-old Cortez Minijares of Idaho Falls failed to yield at the intersection of 1500 North and 800 East. He then struck another vehicle driven by 54-year-old Debra Hulse of Rigby. Although neither driver was […]

Police Looking for Debit Card Thief

Police Looking for Debit Card Thief    (POCATELLO, ID) – Pocatello Police are still on the lookout for a man who stole a financial card from an ATM machine at Idaho Central Credit Union. The suspect reportedly found the card left in the machine on the corner of Fifth and Benton and then used it to withdraw funds on the […]

Junk Yard Brawl Leads to Arrest

Junk Yard Brawl Leads to Arrest(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls man was arrested Monday night after a brawl over scraps of copper metal. 65-year-old Gary Fichthorn is accused of picking up a piece of aluminum door frame and attacking another man over a pile of copper at the Hatch Pit. Fichthorn, who reportedly collects scrap metal for a […]

Fort Hall Man Dies in Crash

Fort Hall Man Dies in Crash        ( FORT HALL, ID) – A Fort Hall man was killed in a crash along U.S. Highway 91 south of Blackfoot Monday night. Idaho State Police say 39-year-old Jody Underwood of Blackfoot was driving recklessly when he collided head on with a vehicle driven by Tazzy Peyope. The accident happened near […]

Moose Keep New Playground Closed

Moose Keep New Playground Closed  (WILSON, WY) – Kids at Wilson Elementary School in Wilson, Wyoming were excited to try out their new playground equipment Monday morning, but they had to wait until a pair of moose finished checking it out first. The school has a policy not to allow students outside when big game wildlife are nearby, because […]

One Hurt in Crash on Fifth and Fremont

One Hurt in Crash on Fifth and Fremont        (POCATELLO, ID) – One person was hospitalized after a two-car crash in Pocatello Monday morning. Police say the accident happened at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Fremont at about 11:30 a.m. One of the drivers was reportedly complaining of neck pain and was taken by ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center. […]

Police Investigating Computer Equipment Theft

Police Investigating Computer Equipment Theft    (TWIN FALLS, ID) – Twin Falls Police are investigating the theft of computer equipment from a country-run treatment and recovery center. The burglary happened sometime between Friday night and Sunday. Investigators are looking at video surveillance of the facility, and are interviewing staff members who may have interacted with the suspect or suspects […]

Two-Car Crash Closes U.S. Highway 91

Two-Car Crash Closes U.S. Highway 91(FORT HALL, ID) – A two vehicle crash north of Fort Hall closed a section of U.S. Highway 91 Monday night. Idaho State Police say the accident happened at the Broncho Road intersection. Traffic was diverted onto I-15 until crews to secure and clean up the scene. The names of those involved, as well as […]

Bingham County Courthouse Boosting Security

Bingham County Courthouse Boosting Security        (BLACKFOOT, ID) – The Bingham County Courthouse is boosting its security protocols starting next year. Sheriff Craig Rowland tells KIDK that the county is hiring two full-time and two part-time employees to run a metal detector and X-ray machine, following a similar pattern already in place in Bannock County. Those carrying […]

Madison FD Planning Expansion

Madison FD Planning Expansion(REXBURG, ID) – The Madison Fire Department is planning a $1.5 million expansion to their station in Rexburg. KIDK reports that over the past decade, the department has nearly doubled the number of emergency calls it responds to each year. Chief Corey Child says that crews are spread too thin and that there isn’t enough […]

Two Arrested For Stealing Vehicle

Two Arrested For Stealing Vehicle(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Two people were arrested Sunday night after they were caught in a stolen vehicle. Idaho Falls Police say 33-year-old Alana Litchie crashed into a pile of construction material on the 1400 block of Milligan Road. Both Litchie and her passenger, 20-year-old Vincent Compton-Dinapoli, fled on foot and were later tracked down […]

Homecoming Parade Marred By Drunk Driver

Homecoming Parade Marred By Drunk Driver(POCATELLO, ID) – The Idaho State University homecoming parade in Pocatello was marred by a drunk driver Saturday morning. 49-year-old Robert Siqueiros reportedly crashed into several cars along Fifth Avenue near the I-15 interchange during the parade. The suspect, who was confirmed to be under the influence of alcohol, hit at least three vehicles before […]

Man Hurt in Rollover Near Springfield

Man Hurt in Rollover Near Springfield   (SPRINGFIELD, ID) – An eastern Idaho man was injured in a rollover crash along State Highway 39 near Springfield Monday morning. 23-year-old Victor Contreras of American Falls was traveling in an SUV when he went off the roadway, overcorrected, and rolled his vehicle. The crash happened at about 7 a.m. near the crossing at […]

Davis Expresses Forgiveness Toward Son’s Killer

Davis Expresses Forgiveness Toward Son’s Killer(BOISE, ID) – State Senate Majority Leader Bart Davis is reaching out in forgiveness to the man who killed his son more than a decade ago. Earlier this year, the Idaho Falls Republican spoke in favor of the release of Vincent Olsen, who shot his son Cameron at a keg party in Boise. Olsen, who […]

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