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Accident on Pocatello Train Tracks

Accident on Pocatello Train Tracks(POCATELLO, ID) – Emergency crews in Pocatello responded to a car accident on the railroad tracks Wednesday. The driver was headed northbound on South Second Ave when he left the roadway, launched his car off a six-foot embankment, and rolled it three times before landing on the tracks. The driver, whose name has not been […]

Kmart Robbery Suspect Arrested

Kmart Robbery Suspect Arrested(POCATELLO, ID) – A Chubbuck man is in custody in connection with an armed robbery at the Pocatello Kmart last month. 23-year-old Josh Robertson allegedly used an Air Soft gun to hold up the pharmacy inside the store. Detectives believe Robertson painted the orange tip black on the muzzle of the gun. The robbery occurred […]

Homeless Man in Critical Condition

Homeless Man in Critical Condition  (CHUBBUCK, ID) – A homeless man was taken to Portneuf Medical Center after being found unconscious in a grass median near the Chubbuck Walmart entrance. The 55-year-old man, who is not being identified until his family is contacted, was in critical condition as of Wednesday night. A shopper who was leaving the store found […]

Escaped Inmate Found in Idaho Falls

Escaped Inmate Found in Idaho Falls      (IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An inmate who escaped from a work center in Boise last week has been arrested in Idaho Falls. Here’s 42-year-old Leah McCormack walked away from her job last Friday and was believed to have been traveling to eastern Idaho, where her convictions occurred. McCormack was serving time for […]

California Man Faces Sex, Drug Charges

California Man Faces Sex, Drug Charges(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A California man was arrested felony charges for allegedly touching an older woman inappropriately Tuesday night.Police say 19-year-old Elijah Schmidt of Quartz Hill, Calif. was engaged in inappropriate behavior with a 36-year-old victim. The arrest occurred on the 3200 block of Outlet Boulevard. Authorities also determined that Schmidt was driving a […]

BLACKFOOT, ID)– The Eastern Idaho State Fair Board of Directors has named Darlene Hatch and Nancy Palmer as Grand Marshals of this year’s 2013 Eastern Idaho State Fair. The two will lead the annual EISF Parade down Shilling Avenue on Saturday, August 31, at 10am.“We couldn’t  have chosen   two more deserving people for this honor” […]

Name of Killed Boater Released

Name of Killed Boater Released    (RIGBY, ID) – Authorities have released the name of a Rigby woman who died in a boating accident over the weekend. 33-year-old Cara Tomita died Saturday evening when a boat she was on ran aground along the South Fork of the Snake River. The driver of the boat, 34-year-old Chris Fife of Idaho […]

Moose Wanders Into Pocatello Neighborhood

Moose Wanders Into Pocatello Neighborhood   (POCATELLO, ID) – A moose wandered into a Pocatello neighborhood Monday afternoon. Officials say the moose was spotted in a back yard along Ranch Drive near Jefferson Elementary School. Though relatively rare, Fish and Game officers say its normal for moose to wander into neighborhoods on the outskirts of Idaho towns, especially near the […]

Lodgepole Fire 40 Percent Contained

Lodgepole Fire 40 Percent Contained      (CHALLIS, ID) – Crews are gaining the upper hand while fighting a massive wildfire near Challis. The 20,000-acre Lodgepole Fire ten miles west of the central Idaho community is now 40 percent contained. Officials say they’re still a long way away from getting it contained, however. They expect to continue battling the […]

Spud Wastewater Stinks Up Blackfoot Neighborhood

Spud Wastewater Stinks Up Blackfoot Neighborhood      (BLACKFOOT, ID) – Wastewater from a potato processing plant in Blackfoot is stinking up a neighborhood. Kris Baker, who lives along 500 West, tells Local News 8 that the putrid water is being used for irrigation in fields nearby. The water is coming from Basic American Foods, but officials with the Department […]

McCammon Man Charged With Sexual Abuse

McCammon Man Charged With Sexual Abuse(MCCAMMON) – A McCammon man has been charged with felony sexual abuse. 41-year-old Jerry Belnap was arrested shortly before noon Wednesday. Authorities did not offer details about Belnap’s arrest, but note that the alleged victim was under the age of 16. Belnap was later booked into the Bannock County Jail, but has since been released […]

INL Workers File Complaint

INL Workers File Complaint(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Two nuclear operators at the Idaho National Laboratory have filed a lawsuit against Battelle Energy Alliance, claiming that the company retaliated against them for raising health and safety concerns. Brian Simmons and Ralph Stanton were among sixteen workers exposed to radiation during a fuel-packaging accident in November of 2011. The men […]

Attacker Facing Additional Charges

Attacker Facing Additional Charges(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls man accused of trying to attack police officers with a screwdriver is facing additional charges. 44-year-old Ronald Mencer allegedly threatened three people, including two Mormon missionaries, during an earlier incident April 7. Police say the missionaries were being dropped off at their apartment when Mencer approached all three […]

Wyo. National Guard to Build Facility in Afton

Wyo. National Guard to Build Facility in Afton(AFTON, ID) – The Wyoming National Guard has announced plans to build a $13.6 million readiness center in Afton. The facility, which will include a 12,000 square foot storage building, will replace the Lincoln County armory and provide key resources in the event of a disaster. Officials hope to have a contractor selected by September. […]

Pit Bulls Could Be Adopted

Pit Bulls Could Be Adopted(BOISE, ID) – About a dozen pit bulls taken from a murder scene earlier this month will be eligible for adoption in the next few weeks. The Idaho Humane Society is still in the process of screening more than 60 animals that were used in an illegal dog fighting ring in Holbrook, about 20 miles […]

City Council Rejects Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

City Council Rejects Anti-Discrimination Ordinance  (POCATELLO, ID) – The Pocatello City Council has rejected an amended version of an anti-discrimination ordinance. In a 4-3 vote, council members voted down the controversial measure, which would’ve targeted those who “willfully commit” discriminatory acts. The ordinance would’ve also provided protections using language that included gender identity, sexual orientation, or expression. Opponents say the […]

Labrador Fighting Executive Power For Natl. Monuments

Labrador Fighting Executive Power For Natl. Monuments(BOISE, ID) – U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador has reintroduced a bill that would require congressional approval before the president creates new national monuments. Federal law gives presidents the sole power to set aside certain lands for protection, such as Craters of the Moon. Labrador says that the president shouldn’t create new monuments without congressional oversight. […]

Electrical Fire Forces Evacuation of Century High

Electrical Fire Forces Evacuation of Century High(POCATELLO, ID) – An electrical fire prompted an evacuation at Century High School Wednesday. Investigators say an amplifier in the band room caught on fire just before 1 p.m. Crews were able to put out the fire within a few minutes, and most students were able to return to their classes. No injuries were reported.

Idaho Falls Schools Dealing With $4 Million in Cuts

Idaho Falls Schools Dealing With $4 Million in Cuts(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Idaho Falls School District 91 is one of several districts across the state struggling to make ends meet. Administrators tell KIDK that the district will have to make cuts of up to $4 million for the next school year. Superintendent George Boland says it’s the third major reduction in spending the […]

Murder Suspect Made Jail Weapon

Murder Suspect Made Jail Weapon(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A Blackfoot man charged with the murder of Kristy Aschilman in January is facing additional charges after he made a weapon in the Bonneville County Jail. 23-year-old Adan Arroyo was arraigned Wednesday on felony charges vandalism and possession of contraband. Authorities say Arroyo, along with two other inmates, fashioned makeshift knives […]

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