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Pickup Hits Tractor in Madison County

Pickup Hits Tractor in Madison County(REXBURG, ID) – A tractor and a pickup were involved in a collision Monday morning in Madison County. Officials say the accident happened along State Highway 33 west of Teton City. The pickup reportedly hit the side of the tractor as it was traveling along the highway, causing the tractor to tip over in impact. […]

Driver, Passenger Flee After Hit and Run

Driver, Passenger Flee After Hit and Run(FORT HALL, ID) – Idaho State Police responded to a hit-and-run crash on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation Sunday night. Authorities say 37-year-old Brook Jensen of Blackfoot was headed southbound along U.S. Highway 91 when an eastbound vehicle on Ferry Butte Road failed to yield at the highway. The driver and the passenger in the other […]

State: 12-Year-Old Must Pay Sales Tax on Fruit Stand

State: 12-Year-Old Must Pay Sales Tax on Fruit Stand(POCATELLO, ID) – The Idaho State Tax Commission is forcing a 12-year-old Pocatello boy to collect sales tax on a makeshift fruit stand he was operating over the summerTayson Weeks started selling raspberries in order to pay for a motorcycle he wanted. However, on the second day of selling the juicy berries, the state came […]

Vapor Store Hopes to Help Smokers Quit

Vapor Store Hopes to Help Smokers Quit(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A new store in Idaho Falls is helping smokers quit. KIDK reports that the Vapor Door on West Broadway is selling electronic cigarettes as an alternative to tobacco products, which contain tar and other harmful chemicals. With no fire, ash, or smoky smell, the devices use liquid nicotine and convert it […]

Pocatello/Chubbuck Could Get Event Center

Pocatello/Chubbuck Could Get Event Center(POCATELLO, ID) – Developers are on the brink of breaking ground on a multi-million-dollar event center for Pocatello and Chubbuck. Officials say the building would cost about $7 million, and would be paid with hotel taxes. Once plans are finalized, construction could start within nine months. The facility will likely be built on Knudsen Boulevard, […]

Sno Shack Burglarized

Sno Shack Burglarized(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Idaho Falls Police are looking for a person or persons who burglarized a sno shack on the 600 block of North Skyline. Investigators believe the business was broken into sometime late Tuesday night or early Wednesday. The burglar took an undisclosed amount of cash. Those with information about the break-in can […]

Bucket List Bandit Gets 11 Years in Prison

Bucket List Bandit Gets 11 Years in Prison  (POCATELLO, ID) – A man convicted of robbing a Pocatello bank last year, as well as ten other banks across the country will serve 11 years in federal prison. Michael Brewster earned the nickname “Bucket List Bandit” after he told a Utah bank teller that he only had a few months to live – […]

Paving Scam Hits Upper Valley

Paving Scam Hits Upper Valley(ST. ANTHONY, ID) – The Better Business Bureau is warning Upper Valley residents about a scam being operated out of Rexburg. The scammers, who work under the company name Black Magic Asphalt, are offering discount paving jobs with what they claim is material left over from other projects. Would-be victims are asked to make a […]

Teton Redskin Mascot Talks Tabled

Teton Redskin Mascot Talks Tabled  (DRIGGS, ID) – Administrators in the Teton School District have voted to table discussions about changing their high school mascot for another year. In June, Superintendent Monte Woolstenhulme made an executive decision to do away with the Redskin mascot, which Sho-Ban tribal leaders consider offensive. The move prompted overwhelming opposition from Teton Valley residents, […]

Four Attacked By Bears in Separate Incidents

Four Attacked By Bears in Separate Incidents          (ISLAND PARK, ID) – Four people were injured in two bear attacks in Island Park and Yellowstone National Park Thursday.Officials say two BLM workers were attacked in the Shotgun Valley area of Island Park. They later drove themselves to Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg with non-life-threatening injuries. In Yellowstone, two […]

Name of Suspect in Standoff Released

Name of Suspect in Standoff Released(POCATELLO, ID) – Pocatello Police have released the name of a man who was arrested after a several-hour standoff Thursday morning. Authorities say 26-year-old Jason Van Orden allegedly battered his wife, but fled the scene before police arrived. He was later located on the 400-block of North 10th Avenue. Van Orden claimed to have a […]

Tribal Police Use Spike Strips in Pursuit

Tribal Police Use Spike Strips in Pursuit  (FORT HALL, ID) – Fort Hall Tribal Police were involved in a pursuit along U.S. Highway 91 north of Chubbuck Thursday night. Officials say the chase started at about 7:30 p.m. when a driver refused to pull over. A slow-speed pursuit ensued, with officers ultimately having to use spike strips to puncture the fleeing […]

D. 25 Changes Activity Fee Policies

D. 25 Changes Activity Fee Policies(POCATELLO, ID) – Students in District 25 will have to have all past activity fees paid in full before participating in other sports. Administrators with the Pocatello-Chubbuck School District say some students have let debts accumulate, which can be a problem when it comes time to graduate. In an effort to alleviate the problem, officials […]

Hoku Bankruptcy Hurts Local Businesses

Hoku Bankruptcy Hurts Local Businesses  ( POCATELLO, ID) – Contractors who worked on the now shuttered Hoku plant in Pocatello say they were lured in to provide work under false pretenses. JH Kelly officials tell the Idaho State Journal that Hoku built the plant with the full financial backing of the Chinese government. However, the Chinese dropped its support […]

Two Hurt in I.F. Crash

Two Hurt in I.F. Crash(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Two people were hospitalized after a car accident at the intersection of 49th South and 15th East in Idaho Falls Wednesday night. Investigators say 25-year-old Jessica Rhoades was headed southbound when she failed to yield and was struck by a westbound pickup driven by 59-year-old Sylvia Wilson. The crash happened just […]

Standoff Ends Peacefully

Standoff Ends Peacefully  (POCATELLO, ID) – A standoff between Pocatello police and a man ended peacefully Thursday morning. Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance on the 400 block of Mattwood Drive at around 10 a.m., where a man and his girlfriend were arguing. Police had initially received information that the man might be armed, […]

Train Hits SUV in Aberdeen

Train Hits SUV in Aberdeen(ABERDEEN, ID) – A train collided with an SUV in Aberdeen Thursday night. Police Chief Ray Dalling says the train was backing up when it bumped into the vehicle as it was crossing the tracks. The driver reportedly didn’t know that the train was moving at the time. The vehicle sustained only minor damage to […]

Cives Plant Opens in Ucon

Cives Plant Opens in Ucon  (UCON, ID) – The Cives Steel plant in Ucon held their grand opening Wednesday. Gov. Butch Otter and several other community and business leaders were on hand to join in the celebration. The facility will start operations next week, with 40 employees manufacturing materials for a power plant in the Midwest. Cives executives say […]

Mabey Fire Close to Containment

Mabey Fire Close to Containment  (CHESTERFIELD, ID) – The Mabey Fire south of Chesterfield is nearly out. Authorities say the fire has burned close to 1,200 acres and was over 50 percent contained as of Wednesday evening. The fire, which was started by lightning earlier this week, came close to burning at least two homes and several outbuildings, but […]

Blackfoot Man Hurt in Motorcycle Accident

Blackfoot Man Hurt in Motorcycle Accident(CHUBBUCK, ID) – A Blackfoot man was hospitalized after a motorcycle crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 91 and Reservation Road north of Chubbuck. 53-year-old Jesse Atwell was headed northbound when he came upon backed up traffic because of construction. Atwell hit his brakes, lost control, and rolled his bike. Atwell was thrown from […]

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