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Education Referendum Meets Signature Requirement

Education Referendum Meets Signature Requirement

(POCATELLO) – After gathering over 48,000 signatures, a referendum on Idaho’s education reform laws will appear on the 2012 ballot. Lawmakers say it’s a chance for the people to have their voices heard in a more meaningful way. Local News 8 spoke with …

Idaho Falls Home Burglarized

Idaho Falls Home Burglarized

(IDAHO FALLS) – Idaho Falls Police are on the lookout for someone believed to have burglarized a home earlier this week. KPVI reports that Kathleen Johnson’s Third Street home was broken into sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday. The suspect…

Yellowstone Roads Slow to Open for Weekend

Yellowstone Roads Slow to Open for Weekend

(YELLOWSTONE, N.P.) – If you’re planning a trip to Yellowstone this weekend, you can expect a few delays. Cooler temperatures have left snow in areas usually open by this time of year. Officials say road closures remain between Tower Falls and Canyon V…

Idaho Ranks 2nd Lowest in Spending Per Student

Idaho Ranks 2nd Lowest in Spending Per Student

(BOISE) – Idaho’s public schools spend less money per student than almost every state in the country. According to new census data, Idaho schools were second only to Utah with just over $7,000 per year being spent on each student. The national average …

Human Rights Campaign Stops in Idaho Falls

Human Rights Campaign Stops in Idaho Falls

(IDAHO FALLS) – Raising awareness about domestic violence, immigration rights and civil liberties was a top goal for a human rights group passing through Idaho Falls yesterday. Local News 8 reports that the “I Am Equal” campaign is on a nationwide tour…

Coffee Houses React to Rising Bean Prices

Coffee Houses React to Rising Bean Prices

(IDAHO FALLS) – Anyone owning a car knows paying at the pump is getting more expensive each time they fill up, but you might be surprised how much that impacts the smaller things. Local News 8 reports that the price of coffee beans has shot up 40 perce…

Mitchell Given Two Life Sentences for Kidnapping

Mitchell Given Two Life Sentences for Kidnapping

(SALT LAKE CITY) – A former street preacher indicted in the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart nearly nine years ago has been sentenced in a Salt Lake City court. 57-year-old Brian David Mitchell will serve two life sentences for the kidnapping and unlawful…

Otter Declares Emergency in Bingham and Jefferson Counties

Otter Declares Emergency in Bingham and Jefferson Counties

(BLACKFOOT) – Gov. Butch Otter has issued a State Declaration of Emergency in Bingham and Jefferson Counties. The initiative makes state support available for areas impacted by recent flooding. Homeland Security officials are applauding the efforts of …

Palmer Pleads Guilty to Ponzi Scheme

Palmer Pleads Guilty to Ponzi Scheme

(POCATELLO) – An eastern Idaho man accused of scamming millions of dollars from people around the region has pleaded guilty in federal court. Daren Palmer allegedly laundered money and engaged in wire fraud. Once he’s sentenced, Palmer will have to pay…

UPDATED!!!! Bingham County Worried About Rising Water

UPDATED!!!! Bingham County Worried About Rising Water

(BLACKFOOT) – Rising flood waters are causing concerns everywhere, especially in Bingham County. With snowpack nearly 50 percent higher this year than it was in 1997, residents are preparing for what may be the biggest flood in their lifetimes. Local N…

Car Slams into Pocatello Home

Car Slams into Pocatello Home

(POCATELLO) – A man was taken to the hospital yesterday morning after crashing his Chevy Blazer onto the front steps of a Pocatello home. Local News 8 reports that the driver plowed through a yard, drove over a fence, and slammed into a Jeep before hit…

McCammon Man Dies in Car Accident

McCammon Man Dies in Car Accident

(ELKO, Nev.) – A McCammon man is dead after a weekend car accident near Elko, Nevada. 27-year-old Nicholas Call was driving south on U.S. Highway 93 on Saturday when he attempted to pass another car in a no-passing zone. Call slammed into an oncoming c…

INL Upgrades Emergency Response System

INL Upgrades Emergency Response System

(IDAHO FALLS) – Wildfires, flash floods, and earthquakes are just a small portion of a long list of potential hazards affecting the Idaho National Laboratory, but officials hope to make the site more secure and safe. KPVI reports that the site is upgra…

Lucky Stop In Malad For Lottery Winners

Lucky Stop In Malad For Lottery Winners

(MALAD) – A group of Idaho lottery players from Ogden, Utah has been awarded the $1 million prize playing Powerball. It’s the second time the group has won big with the Idaho lottery. Last November, the same group won $50,000 from the same Malad Kwik S…

Pocatello Teen Charged with Rape

Pocatello Teen Charged with Rape

(POCATELLO) – A Pocatello teen has been charged with statutory rape. 18-year-old Justin Hughes allegedly engaged in inappropriate conduct with a 12-year-old victim. Hughes is being held on a $10,000 bond and has a preliminary hearing scheduled for June…

Reward Announced For Info On Recent Bomb Threats

Reward Announced For Info On Recent Bomb Threats

(POCATELLO) – District 25 administrators have increased the reward for information identifying the person who called in a bomb threat at two high schools last week. With the help of local car dealers, a $1,150 reward is being offered for information th…

Jefferson County Declared Disaster Area

Jefferson County Declared Disaster Area

(JEFFERSON COUNTY) – Rising flood waters have forced Jefferson County officials to declare a disaster. County commissioners and the Army Corps of Engineers have been monitoring flood levels for the past few weeks, expressing concerns that the water wil…

ISU Football Banned from Post-Season Play

(POCATELLO) – Academic problems are keeping the ISU football team from post-season play. The NCAA announced that the team will lose another three scholarships and one day of practice during the 2011 season. The ban stems from players failing to meet th…

Pocatello Mayor Addresses Eminent Domain

(POCATELLO) – Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad says the Portneuf Greenway Foundation may not have the legal footing to use eminent domain to build trails. KPVI reports that city officials discussed the comprehensive plan during a town hall meeting last night…

Wyoming Gov. Visits Landslide

(JACKSON, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Department of Transportation is continuing efforts to clear debris from U.S. Highway 26 south of Jackson. Crews are making a lot of headway and it looks like the landslide is starting to slow down. Local News 8 reports tha…

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