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PowerBall Winner from Eastern Idaho

PowerBall Winner from Eastern Idaho

(EASTERN IDAHO) – Someone in eastern Idaho could be $1 million richer.The Idaho Lottery confirmed that one winning ticket that matched the first 5 numbers was sold right here in eastern Idaho Wednesday. Officials say the winning ticket has the PowerPla…

Elizabeth Smart to Testify at Kidnapper’s Sentencing

Elizabeth Smart to Testify at Kidnapper’s Sentencing

(SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) – Elizabeth Smart says she’s not sure what she’ll say when she testifies at her kidnapper’s sentencing next week. Smart just returned from serving as an LDS missionary in France, a mission that was briefly interrupted last Decemb…

Accused Murderer Has Day in Court

Accused Murderer Has Day in Court

(POCATELLO) – A Pocatello man accused of killing his estranged wife made his first official court appearance yesterday. Michael Lane Sparks was wheeled into the courtroom wearing a back brace and casts on both legs. Police say that just minutes after k…

Early Morning Vandals Leave Flat Tires

Early Morning Vandals Leave Flat Tires

(IDAHO FALLS) – Police in Idaho Falls are investigation a vandalism spree that left 13 vehicles with flat tires. Officials say 10 trucks and at least three cars at Microserv on East 17th had their tires slashed sometime after 10 o’clock Tuesday night o…

Community Rallies Behind Murder Victims

Community Rallies Behind Murder Victims

(IDAHO FALLS) – Residents from around Idaho Falls gathered yesterday afternoon to pay their respects to the Kern family. Many had never known the victims, but dozens of people gathered outside Christ the King Catholic Church holding purple and white ba…

500 Jobs Coming to Pocatello

500 Jobs Coming to Pocatello

(POCATELLO) – The greater Pocatello job market is looking much better, thanks to a massive project underway in Chubbuck. Nearly 500 jobs will be opening up at the new Allstate Insurance building in October. Local News 8 reports that Allstate will being…

IF Battling Downtown Parking Issues

IF Battling Downtown Parking Issues

(IDAHO FALLS) – Idahoan Foods is in talks with the city of Idaho Falls about a plan to deal with potential parking problems. With nearly 70 new jobs moving downtown, getting adequate parking is a top priority. The city plans to lease 22 parking spots t…

Pocatello Speedway Gets New Owner

Pocatello Speedway Gets New Owner

(POCATELLO) – The Pocatello Speedway hasn’t heard the rumble of engines in quite some time, but changes could be on the horizon. Local News 8 reports that Utah-resident Brent Nelson was named as the speedway’s new owner during a city council meeting Th…

IFHS Receives $10K INL Grant

IFHS Receives $10K INL Grant

(IDAHO FALLS) – The chemistry labs at Idaho Falls High School will be getting a makeover soon, all thanks to a $10,000 grant from the Idaho National Laboratory. With 175 students currently enrolled in A.P. chemistry courses, the school is thrilled. Oth…

D. 93 Lays off Counselors

D. 93 Lays off Counselors

(IDAHO FALLS) – Counselors in Bonneville School District 93 will be let go at the end of this school year. Local News 8 reports that the district will leave all but five positions open for rehiring for the 2012 school year and is encouraging counselors…

Landslides Block Regional Roads

Landslides Block Regional Roads

(EASTERN IDAHO) – A wet spring and heavy runoff isn’t just effecting Idaho’s rivers, it’s making an impact on mountain sides as well. A small rock slide blocked a section of U.S. Highway 93 north of Salmon on Sunday. Crews continue to monitor the centr…

D. 93 Passes $4.5M in Budget Cuts

D. 93 Passes $4.5M in Budget Cuts

(IDAHO FALLS) – Bonneville School District 93 has unanimously approved budget reductions of about $4.5 million next year. The cuts eliminate the equivalent of about 46 full-time certified positions and nine full-time classified positions. The Post Regi…

INL Gears Up for Fire Season

INL Gears Up for Fire Season

(IDAHO FALLS) – The Idaho National Laboratory is gearing up for what may be a big fire season. KPVI reports that the INL is reviewing their preparation procedures and says they are learning what they can from previous fires. Peak fire season for the si…

Pocatello Co-op Moves Locations

Pocatello Co-op Moves Locations

(POCATELLO) – The Pocatello Co-op is adjusting to their new space after moving locations. The Co-op had to move locations from Old Town Pocatello after the previous space they were renting changed owners. KPVI reports that the new store is double the s…

Flooding on Bannock County Farms

Flooding on Bannock County Farms

(INKOM) – With the Portneuf River past flood stage, Bannock County farmers in lowland areas are already seeing water pouring onto their fields. Farmer Jim Guthrie says he’ll lose about 4-500 tons of hay, with further losses to his barley crop. Other fa…

Store Clerk Charged With Stealing Lottery Tickets

Store Clerk Charged With Stealing Lottery Tickets

(IDAHO FALLS) – A convenience store clerk is behind bars in the Bonneville County jail after he allegedly stole lottery tickets from the Maverick Store in S. Woodruff in Idaho Falls. 30-year-old Justin Sanders was charged with two felony counts of stea…

I.F. Police Bust Another Meth Dealer

I.F. Police Bust Another Meth Dealer

(IDAHO FALLS) – Idaho Falls police have cracked down on yet another meth case this week, this time at the Yellowstone Motel. 36-year-old Derick Degan was arrested on felony possession of meth, and misdemeanor charges of possessing marijuana and drug pa…

Herpes Virus Infecting American Horses

Herpes Virus Infecting American Horses

(IDAHO FALLS) – A national horse show just a few weeks ago is causing some major problems for horse populations around the country, including Idaho. At least two Idaho horses have confirmed cases of Equine Herpes Virus-1. Experts say the virus causes n…

SeaPort Offering Flights to Boise

SeaPort Offering Flights to Boise

(IDAHO FALLS) – Flights from Idaho Falls to Boise could be taking off in the next few months. SeaPort Airlines, a small Pacific northwest company may be offering flights by mid-July. Local News 8 reports that an estimated 13,000 passengers fly from Ida…

Former Bannock County Deputy Sentenced for Embezzlement

Former Bannock County Deputy Sentenced for Embezzlement

(POCATELLO) – A former Bannock County Sheriff’s Deputy will spend the next two years on probation for stealing from the Bannock County Deputy Sheriff’s Association. KPVI reports that Amber Spencer was sentenced to two years in prison but had the prison…

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