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Couple Arrested for Child Overdose

Couple Arrested for Child Overdose(AMERICAN FALLS) – A Power County couple is behind bars after their toddler overdosed on prescription drugs. Authorities say the arrests stem from a Dec. 29 incident that put the boy in a Salt Lake City hospital. The two-year-old son of Jim Norton and Liz Martinez spent a week in intensive care and also tested positive […]

Nebraska Man Sentenced in Fort Hall Assault

Nebraska Man Sentenced in Fort Hall Assault(POCATELLO) – A Nebraska man has been sentenced to 38 months in prison for assaulting a Fort Hall woman nearly two years ago. 36-year-old Ivan Redhorn was accused of intentionally beating a woman over the head with a baseball bat on May 9, 2010. Prosecutors say the assault left the victim with two skull fractures and […]

Man Enters Plea Agreement in Rexburg Robbery

Man Enters Plea Agreement in Rexburg Robbery(REXBURG) – A Montana man accused of robbing a Zion’s Bank in Rexburg entered an Alford plea Friday. Under the agreement, John H. Green did not admit guilt for the January 2010 robbery, but acknowledged that enough evidence exists for a conviction. Green’s plea would require a minimum of five years in prison, with credit […]

Cleanup Project Reaches 20-Year Milestone

Cleanup Project Reaches 20-Year Milestone(IDAHO FALLS) – The U.S. Department of Energy is celebrating a major milestone at the Idaho National Laboratory. KIDK reports that last month marked 20 years since the start of cleanup efforts at the site. Two decades of work have removed radioactive and contaminated soil, nuclear waste, and removed three nuclear reactors. Officials with the […]

Families Fish at Winter Carnival

Families Fish at Winter Carnival(SODA SPRINGS) – Residents from around the region gathered in Soda Springs Saturday for the city’s annual Winter Carnival. Local News 8 reports that this year’s fishing derby was a major hit with the community. The competition, which was sponsored by Clear Springs Foods, donated all proceeds to the local food bank and other projects […]

BYU-I Student Leads Failed Effort to Pull Plug on Modern Family

BYU-I Student Leads Failed Effort to Pull Plug on Modern Family(REXBURG) – An anti-profanity crusader in Rexburg tried his “darndest” to pull the plug on ABC’s “Modern Family” this week. 18-year-old McKay Hatch launched the No Cussing Club in 2007, and was horrified when he heard Modern Family was airing an episode about a cursing toddler. The BYU-Idaho student then launched a campaign to ask ABC […]

Report: INL Accident Was Preventable

Report: INL Accident Was Preventable(IDAHO FALLS) – A nearly two-month investigation has revealed that an INL accident that exposed 16 workers to radioactive contamination could have been prevented. The report, recently released by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Health, Safety, and Security, cited a failure to follow standard policies and procedures. The report also pointed out an incorrect […]

4 ISU Football Players Dismissed

4 ISU Football Players Dismissed(POCATELLO) – Four Idaho State University football players have been dismissed from the team, amid allegations of misconduct. ISU officials say Jordan Monga, Austin Schnizler, Ryan Coleman, and Elijah Ruhl were dismissed for allegedly violating the Idaho State Athletic Department’s Code of Conduct. Administrators did not release any details as to why the players were being […]

Chubbuck Man Shoots Cat with Arrow

Chubbuck Man Shoots Cat with Arrow(CHUBBUCK) – A Chubbuck man has been cited for shooting a domestic cat with an arrow. Police say 38-year-old Justin Guinn was charged Sunday with cruelty to animals and for violating a Chubbuck city ordinance regarding projectile weapons, both of which are misdemeanors. Investigators say the citations stem from an incident that occurred Jan. 6. Police […]

Family Awakens to House Fire

Family Awakens to House Fire(IDAHO FALLS) – An Idaho Falls family was forced out of their home early Sunday morning after a fire tore through the house. Fire officials say the blaze left an estimated $250,000 in damage at the home on Woodbridge Circle. Emergency crews say the fire started in the garage, with flames spreading into the attic. Local […]

Jeffs Sends Mail to Local Agencies

Jeffs Sends Mail to Local Agencies(REXBURG) – The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has bombarded Madison and Fremont counties with letters and other information packets. Fremont County officials tell Local News 8 that they’ve received literature and alleged prophecies, including handwritten letters from Warren Jeffs. Jeffs is currently serving a life sentence, plus 20 years for sexually […]

Truck Fire Halts I-15 Traffic

Truck Fire Halts I-15 Traffic(MALAD) – A hay truck caught on fire on I-15 near the Malad Summit Sunday morning, starting a brush fire and halting traffic. Idaho State Police say the tractor trailer was headed southbound when it ignited near milepost 27. The truck and the hay were a complete loss. Bannock County fire crews say the fire […]

Hoku Pays November Power Bill

Hoku Pays November Power Bill(POCATELLO) – After an ongoing dispute with Idaho Power, Hoku has paid its November power bill. State officials say the arguments are not over however. Hoku still owes interest from November and hasn’t yet made its December payment, raising concerns that the state’s largest utility could still pull the plug on the $300 million facility. […]

Preliminary Hearing Prompts Courtroom Scuffle

Preliminary Hearing Prompts Courtroom Scuffle(IDAHO FALLS) – A preliminary hearing involving two suspects in the murder investigation of Buck Garner sparked a controversy Friday. Local News 8 reports that the victim’s mother shouted an expletive at Judge Ralph Savage, after Savage reduced the bond for both suspects. The judge scolded the woman, threatening her with a charge of being […]

ISP Seizes 4.3 Pounds of Pot

ISP Seizes 4.3 Pounds of Pot(AMERICAN FALLS) – A routine traffic stop turned into a major drug bust near American Falls Saturday. Idaho State Police say officer Travis Nalder pulled over a driver along I-86 for speeding, and found 4.3 pounds of marijuana in the process. 22-year-old Justin Henry of Nampa was then taken to the Power County Jail. Officials say […]

Lockdown at Bingham County Courthouse

Lockdown at Bingham County Courthouse(BLACKFOOT) – A suspicious envelope containing a white powdered substance was found at the Bingham County Courthouse Friday. County commissioners say the envelope was found at about 10:30 a.m., which prompted a lockdown of the entire facility at around noon. About 300 people were kept inside the building until 4:30 p.m., when HAZMAT crews determined the […]

D. 93 Asks for $14M Bond

D. 93 Asks for $14M Bond(IDAHO FALLS) – The Bonneville County School District is asking voters to pass a $14 million bond in March. Administrators tell KIDK that they need more building space to keep up with the fast-growing student population. $10 million would go toward a new elementary school, set to open in the fall of 2013. The district […]

Feds Order Closure of Lucky Friday Mine

Feds Order Closure of Lucky Friday Mine(COEUR D’ALENE) – Hecla Mining officials say about 200 miners will lose their jobs at the Lucky Friday mine in northern Idaho. Federal safety inspectors have ordered the mine closed after determining that debris and other materials needed to be removed. The mine has been shuttered since last month when a rock burst injured seven miners. […]

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Transporting Girls for Sex

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Transporting Girls for Sex(POCATELLO) – A Seattle man has pleaded not guilty to luring two Pocatello girls across state lines for sex. 28-year-old Wayne Allen Ginnis denies that he wanted to do anything illegal with the girls, aged 12 and 13. Ginnis and another man, 47-year-old James Russell Ashley, met the girls on the Internet and later spoke by […]

Hotel Completion in Sight

Hotel Completion in Sight(IDAHO FALLS) – The Marriott Residence Inn in Idaho Falls could be finished by June of this year. Developers tell Local News 8 that after years of lying dormant, construction is back in full swing. Crews say that after three months of continued renovation, the five-story hotel is about 60 percent done, with most of the […]

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