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Pocatello Mayor Asks for Public Input

Pocatello Mayor Asks for Public Input(POCATELLO) - Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad is asking for public input at a town hall meeting tonight. Blad tells Local News 8 that he'll be discussing two hot topics, summer road construction and the Portneuf Greenway. Greenway Foundation spokeswoman Tam...

Albertson Foundation Donates Money to Idaho Schools

Albertson Foundation Donates Money to Idaho Schools(IDAHO FALLS) - Schools around Idaho are getting a little extra help with funding. J.A. and Kathryn Albertson Foundation announced last week that it's donating $21 million to the Idaho Department of Education to help create "the 21st century classroom"...

North Idaho Man Unfit for Trial

North Idaho Man Unfit for Trial(COEUR d'ALENE) - A northern Idaho man accused of brutally murdering a neighbor and severely injuring three others has been found unfit to stand trial. 31-year-old Larry Cragun of Bayview pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder of 43-year-old Pa...

Rescue Teams Raise Awareness About Boater Safety

Rescue Teams Raise Awareness About Boater Safety(POWER COUNTY) - Memorial Day is just a few days away, but here in eastern Idaho many people are raising awareness about staying safe on waterways. It's all part of Safe Boating Week which runs through Friday. Officials say doing the simple things like...

Madison Memorial Hospital Officials Resign

Madison Memorial Hospital Officials Resign(REXBURG) - A few jobs are opening up at Madison Memorial Hospital after three top officials resigned last week. CEO David Rowe, CFO Greg Hexem, and Chief Nursing Officer Cass Belding have all officially left their positions. The Standard Journal repor...

Police Search for Suspected Shooter

Police Search for Suspected Shooter(POCATELLO) - A Pocatello man is in the hospital after being shot in the thigh. Police are looking for a hispanic male driving a black or grey Chevy Camaro. Witnesses say it all started during a domestic dispute at the Oakwood Trailer Park shortly befo...

E. Idaho Residents Head to Joplin Mo. for Disaster Relief

E. Idaho Residents Head to Joplin Mo. for Disaster Relief(IDAHO FALLS) - Just hours after a massive tornado ripped through the streets of Joplin, Mo, emergency responders from around the country mobilized to help those in need. Here in eastern Idaho, some families are already on their way including those who...

Elawadly Has Court Date

Elawadly Has Court Date(IDAHO FALLS) - An eastern Idaho resident charged in the shooting death of a Firth man appeared in court yesterday. 23-year-old Geoffrey Elawadly is accused of killing 24-year-old Anthony Camp. Prosecutors presented evidence against Elawadly, including...

Pocatello Man May Make Plea Deal

Pocatello Man May Make Plea Deal(POCATELLO) - A Pocatello man accused of sexually abusing a minor may reach a plea deal with prosecutors by next week. 47-year-old Juan Mariani was scheduled to appear in court yesterday, but will now wait until next Tuesday. Mariani faces two counts o...

300-member Mob Attacks Boise Police

300-member Mob Attacks Boise Police(BOISE) - Police in downtown Boise responded to several bar fights early Sunday morning, at one point fearing for their lives. Police say nearly 300 people surrounded five officers breaking up fisticuffs and preventing the officers from getting back t...

Idaho Couple Survives Plane Crash

Idaho Couple Survives Plane Crash(IDAHO FALLS) - Authorities say an Idaho couple whose plane went down southwest of Cody, Wyo., in the Teton Wilderness has been rescued and flown to EIRMC. Joseph Richards was piloting the single-engine plane with his wife, Maria, as the passenger on S...

Otter Reacts to Apocalyptic Predictions

Otter Reacts to Apocalyptic Predictions(BOISE) - The hours ticked by on Saturday as some Americans eagerly anticipated the rapture that never came. Around here, Gov. Butch Otter told reporters he was confident Idaho would be ready to face doomsday if it ever came. In the meantime, the follo...

Palmer Goes to Court

Palmer Goes to Court(POCATELLO) - An eastern Idaho man accused of wire fraud and money laundering will be back in court this week. Daren Palmer will make his first appearance in court on Wednesday at the federal courthouse in Pocatello. Palmer could spend up to 30 years i...

Unemployment Drops for Idaho, Higher Regionally

Unemployment Drops for Idaho, Higher Regionally(EASTERN IDAHO) - Unemployment numbers were down for Idaho during the month of April, that is, for everywhere except this side of the state. Bannock, Bingham, Bonneville, and Power counties all reported a slight rise in unemployment. They make up a por...

Unemployment Drops for Idaho, Higher Regionally

Unemployment Drops for Idaho, Higher Regionally(EASTERN IDAHO) - Unemployment numbers were down for Idaho during the month of Idaho, that is, for everywhere except this side of the state. Bannock, Bingham, Bonneville, and Power counties all reported a slight rise in unemployment. They make up a por...

Antler Auction a Huge Success

Antler Auction a Huge Success(JACKSON, Wyo.) - Boy Scouts from around the region gathered in Jackson over the weekend for their annual antler auction. Local News 8 reports that the scouts collected over 13,000 pounds of antlers, raising over $111,000. That's nearly $40,000 more th...

Montpelier Declares State of Emergency

Montpelier Declares State of Emergency(MONTPELIER) - Flooding problems are a growing concern for residents living in Bear Lake County - enough that the city of Montpelier is declaring a state of emergency. When settlers arrived nearly 150 years ago, they had no idea they were building the ...

Landslide Still Blocks Highway

Landslide Still Blocks Highway(JACKSON, Wyo.) - It's been over a week and the massive landslide blocking Highway 26 south of Jackson is still moving. Wyoming officials remain optimistic however, noting that the slide has slowed down to about seven feet per hour, much slower than th...

River Closed to Boaters Below American Falls Dam

River Closed to Boaters Below American Falls Dam(AMERICAN FALLS) - With water levels rising, Power County officials are taking precautions. Local News 8 reports that the water is moving at five times it's normal speed, so they're closing boat ramps below the American Falls dam. "The run off from th...

Luna Answers Tough Questions in East Idaho

Luna Answers Tough Questions in East Idaho(IDAHO FALLS) - State Superintendent Tom Luna was in east Idaho Friday to answer questions about education reform. Luna told Local News 8 that his biggest challenge has been dealing with those who refuse to implement the plan. "The union said, I quot...

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