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Friends Raise Money for Slain Mother’s Family

Friends Raise Money for Slain Mother’s Family

(POCATELLO) – The friends and family of a Pocatello woman who was murdered earlier this month are raising funds to help her family.
They’re calling it “Justice for Rachel,” a group dedicated to helping the children of Judith Rachel Johnson. Local New…

River Reopened to Boaters Below American Falls Dam

River Reopened to Boaters Below American Falls Dam

(AMERICAN FALLS) – A section of the Snake River below the American Falls Dam has been reopened to boaters. Local News 8 reports that Power County Commissioners made the announcement Friday after complaints from the public. The Oregon Trail, Rio Vista, …

Fort Hall Man Guilty of Misleading Reservation Police

Fort Hall Man Guilty of Misleading Reservation Police

(FORT HALL) – A Fort Hall man accused of lying to reservation police to avoid charges of child endangerment will now face charges of giving a false statement. 34-year-old Heath Dixey originally told police he pushed another man from his car, then chang…

Idaho Falls Faces EPA Violations

(IDAHO FALLS) – The Environmental Protection Agency says the city of Idaho Falls could face fines for violating contamination limits on the Snake River. KPVI reports that Mayor Jared Fuhriman was notified about the violations May 12. The EPA alleges th…

Pocatello Police Look for Car Thief

(POCATELLO) – Pocatello police are investigating the theft of a pickup truck that was later found wrecked across town. KPVI reports that a red 1998 Dodge Ram was reported missing late Wednesday night and was later found crashed into a pole on Butte Str…

Rockslide Closes Road in Yellowstone

Rockslide Closes Road in Yellowstone

(YELLOWSTONE, N.P.) – A rockslide has closed a section of highway in Yellowstone National Park. Officials say at least one car-sized boulder made its way onto the road between Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower Junction early Saturday morning. Heavy snowfal…

Potato Nematodes Infect 10th E. Idaho Field

Potato Nematodes Infect 10th E. Idaho Field

(EASTERN IDAHO) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that another eastern Idaho field has been infected with the potato cyst nematode. It’s the tenth field to become infected since the pest was first discovered in Bingham County five year…

Police Issue Warrant for Shooter

Police Issue Warrant for Shooter

(POCATELLO) – Pocatello police have named a suspect in connection with last week’s shooting at the Oakwood Trailer Park. 23-year-old Israel Ceballos is wanted on a misdemeanor charge of carelessly handling and discharging a firearm. Police say Ceballos…

Utah Woman Tries to Sell Teen Daughter’s Virginity

Utah Woman Tries to Sell Teen Daughter’s Virginity

(SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) – A court hearing has been postponed for a Salt Lake City woman accused of trying to sell her 13-year-old daughter’s virginity. The 32-year-old woman was charged last week with two first-degree felony counts of aggravated sexual …

Wyoming Landslide Boosts Square Ice Cream Sales

(SWAN VALLEY) – The landslide blocking the Snake River Canyon south of Jackson is boosting sales for a local business. Stopping at the Rainy Creek Store in Swan Valley is a tradition for tens of thousands of people every year. With traffic from Wyoming…

Professor’s Union Takes Shot at ISU

Professor’s Union Takes Shot at ISU

(POCATELLO) – A college professors union is criticizing policies at Idaho State University. The American Association of University Professors claims ISU can’t maintain high academic standards and still suspend the faculty senate. School administrators …

Kelly Canyon Closed Due to Washout

Kelly Canyon Closed Due to Washout

(RIRIE) – Heavy spring runoff has made a mess at the Kelly Canyon Ski Resort. Local News 8 reports that a deep wash has cut its way through the resort’s parking lot. Owner Neil Brown says he won’t be able to do much until things dry up. In the mean tim…

Two More Counties Declare Disasters

Two More Counties Declare Disasters

(FREMONT COUNTY) – Two more eastern Idaho counties have announced that rising flood waters have overwhelmed their capacity to respond. Fremont and Madison counties have both declared a state of disaster. Local News 8 reports that the high water is posi…

Jefferson County Lake Filled

Jefferson County Lake Filled

(RIGBY) – For most of the year, Jefferson County Lake looks like its old self – a gravel pit. But as weather starts to heat up, the county is preparing to help people cool off. The lake is being filled this weekend and will be open to campers. The Idah…

Idaho Falls Guitar Duo Kicks Off World Tour

Idaho Falls Guitar Duo Kicks Off World Tour

(IDAHO FALLS) – A guitar duo from Idaho Falls is kicking off a world tour. Local News 8 reports that Nelson Soucek and Craig Green released their first album in 1998 and are now working on their third. The musicians have plans to make their way to Euro…

Another Powerball Winner in Eastern Idaho

Another Powerball Winner in Eastern Idaho

(IDAHO FALLS) – The Idaho Lottery has announced yet another Powerball winner from eastern Idaho. Officials say the ticket is valued at about $200,000. In the last 15 months, eastern Idaho winners have claimed six of the eight prizes valued at $200,000 …

Antique Gas Pumps Stolen in Idaho Falls

Antique Gas Pumps Stolen in Idaho Falls

(IDAHO FALLS) – Police in Idaho Falls are investigating the theft of a pair of antique gas pumps from a business late Tuesday evening or early Wednesday morning. KPVI reports that the gas pumps, valued at $1,800 were taken from Oswald’s Service and Rep…

Referendum Signatures Continue to Pile Up

Referendum Signatures Continue to Pile Up

(IDAHO FALLS) – Even after gathering the necessary 48,000 signatures to put an education reform referendum on the 2012 ballot, Idaho’s teacher’s union says it will keep seeking support until the June 1 deadline. The Recall Tom Luna campaign has until J…

Five Hospitalized After I-15 Crash

Five Hospitalized After I-15 Crash

(POCATELLO) – A driver and four passengers were hospitalized yesterday after crashing their SUV on I-15. Idaho State Police say 72-year-old Gary Blagg of Sacramento, Cal. was driving southbound near Pocatello when a gust of wind nearly forced him off t…

Cool Weather and Tough Economy Hurts Gardens

Cool Weather and Tough Economy Hurts Gardens

(POCATELLO) – It’s that time of year when people start planting their gardens again, but what do you need to keep those flowers from freezing? Town and Country Gardens plant guru Gary Adamson tells Local News 8 that it may be wise to wait a little whil…

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