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Chubbuck Man Charged with Aggravated Assault

Chubbuck Man Charged with Aggravated Assault(IDAHO FALLS) – A Chubbuck man was arrested Saturday after pointing a loaded gun at another man in Idaho Falls. Police say 45-year-old Cecil Alan Saunders was seen holding a handgun at the scene on the 1500 block of West Broadway.  Investigators say an argument started over the possession of license plates on a semi-truck. […]

State Defends New Legislative Map Against Lawsuit

State Defends New Legislative Map Against Lawsuit(BOISE) – Attorneys are defending the state’s new legislative boundaries before the Idaho Supreme Court. Twin Falls County officials say the county-splitting map puts their voters at a disadvantage. The state counters that the plan meets the one-person, one-vote requirement, divides counties only where necessary, and joins similar communities. Another hearing is scheduled for Jan. […]

Nuclear Energy Budget Boosted

Nuclear Energy Budget Boosted(IDAHO FALLS) – The Office of Nuclear Energy is getting much more money than expected for the 2012 fiscal year. Energy officials tell KIDK that $800 million will go to the agency that funds the Idaho National Laboratory, though the amount coming to Idaho is still up in the air. At least $382 million will go […]

Ririe Man Hospitalized After Accident

Ririe Man Hospitalized After Accident(JEFFERSON COUNTY) – A Ririe man was hospitalized after crashing his pickup into a canal in Jefferson County Monday night. Idaho State Police say 40-year-old Scott Boster was driving north on 160th East when he lost control and rolled several times, landing in the canal. The man was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from […]

Salt Lake City Seeks to Reduce Number of Billboards

Salt Lake City Seeks to Reduce Number of Billboards(SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) – Salt Lake City officials are hoping to reduce the number of billboards around the city by replacing them with electronic signs. The ordinance would require existing billboards to be converted into electronic signs. Proponents say the law would help beautify the city and  cut down on what they call “excessive […]

Rural Idaho Sees Promise in “Agritourism”

Rural Idaho Sees Promise in “Agritourism”(CALDWELL) – For thousands of Idaho residents, agriculture is a way of life. Economists however, see a much more promising future in “agritourism.” The Idaho Division of Tourism is working on statewide initiatives that promote year-round culinary events and package deals. Those deals include bed and breakfast businesses highlighting Idaho’s farm communities. Experts say there’s […]

Former Fort Hall Cop Awarded $717K

Former Fort Hall Cop Awarded $717K(FORT HALL) – A former Fort Hall police officer has been awarded nearly three-quarters of a million dollars after suffering a career-ending back injury. Nicolas Garcia said he’d rather continue working than have the money. Garcia was given $717,000 in lost wages and damages by a Pocatello jury after being hit by another vehicle in his patrol […]

OK Trailer Rebuilding

OK Trailer Rebuilding(SHELLEY) – It was three months ago today that a massive fire tore through OK Trailer in Shelley, but the business is still open. Local News 8 reports that construction is coming along for a new showroom and is about to get a brand new roof. Owners hope to have the showroom ready by spring, […]

Seven Arrested in Deadly Stabbing

Seven Arrested in Deadly StabbingImage courtesy of Localnews8 UPDATE: Chavez Denies Murder Accusations (IDAHO FALLS) – The suspect accused of murdering an Idaho Falls man Christmas Day says he didn’t hurt anyone and was only trying to defend himself. Local News 8 reports that 21-year-old Joshua Cortez has been charged with second-degree murder for the fatal stabbing of 20-year-old […]

Shelley Teen Killed in Weekend Accident

Shelley Teen Killed in Weekend Accident(IDAHO FALLS) – A Shelley teen is dead after an early morning car accident Saturday. 17-year-old Brock Cherry was headed southbound on Ammon Road when he lost control of his vehicle near 65th South. The victim was ejected from the car as it rolled. Police say Cherry was rushed to EIRMC where he was pronounced dead. […]

La Niña Causes Mild Winter

La Niña Causes Mild Winter(IDAHO FALLS) – You may have seen a little snow here and there last week, but overall it’s been a pretty mild winter. The National Weather Service says it’s all thanks to La Niña, the weather phenomenon that cools water temperatures in the Pacific near the Equator. Officials say that while it may seem a bit […]

Dead Starlings in N. Utah Poisoned

Dead Starlings in N. Utah Poisoned(CLEARFIELD, Utah) – Hundreds of European starlings showing up dead in a northern Utah community are the result of a city-wide poisoning campaign. Officials in Clearfield say the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources began poisoning the pesky birds on farmland nearby. Nearly 400 dead birds had been swept up on Monday. They say the birds […]

BBB Warns of E-mail Scams

BBB Warns of E-mail Scams(IDAHO FALLS) – The holidays may be a time of giving, but there are still plenty of scam artists wanting to take money from just about anyone. Officials with the Better Business Bureau tell Local News 8 that they’ve received hundreds of complaints about a suspicious email that claims to come from their organization containing […]

Wyoming Girl Killed While Leaving School Bus

Wyoming Girl Killed While Leaving School Bus(PAVILLION, Wyo.) – Teachers and students throughout western Wyoming are mourning the loss of an elementary school student killed earlier this week. 11-year-old Makayla Strahle of Crowheart was hit by a pickup Tuesday evening after leaving her school bus. Police say there was a heavy fog in the area and the driver of the pickup […]

Search Resumes for Body of Missing Man

Search Resumes for Body of Missing Man(IDAHO FALLS) – Search and Rescue crews from the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office were combing Gem Lake yesterday as they look for the body of a man believed to have drowned nearly two weeks ago. Teams were able to use sonar equipment from Boise to aid in the search, though their time in the water […]

Local Governments Start Cloud Seeding

Local Governments Start Cloud Seeding(CLARK COUNTY) – Wednesday may have brought plenty of snow to the region, but eastern Idaho is still thirsty for more. With so little snow in the last few months, local governments have started to invest in cloud seeding. KIDK reports that cloud seeding has the potential to milk 3 or 4 percent more moisture out […]

No Walgreens Rx’s for Some Next Year

No Walgreens Rx’s for Some Next Year(POCATELLO) – Those covered by Blue Cross Insurance won’t be able to fill their prescriptions at Walgreens in a few weeks. Walgreens failed to renew its contract with Express Scripts, which means they’ll be losing 88 million prescriptions, or about 10 percent of their prescription business. Local News 8 reports that Walgreens is asking for reimbursement […]

No Withheld Judgment for Sexting Teacher

No Withheld Judgment for Sexting Teacher(IDAHO FALLS) – A 7th District Judge has denied a request to withhold judgment in a case involving a former Hillcrest High School teacher accused of sexting with a 16-year-old girl. 42-year-old Gerald “Tom” Williams was sentenced to 75 days in jail and 10 years of probation, but will now be allowed to participate in […]

I.F. Shooter Pleads Guilty

I.F. Shooter Pleads Guilty(IDAHO FALLS) – An Idaho Falls man accused of shooting a woman last month has reached a plea agreement with Bonneville County prosecutors. 26-year-old Russell Keith Poulsen has had charges reduced to one count of aggravated battery. Poulsen was arrested after shooting 24-year-old Dominique Hill during an argument Nov. 29. Hill survived her wounds. Poulsen […]

Pocatello Woman Killed in Denver

Pocatello Woman Killed in Denver(DENVER, Colo.) – A Pocatello native was killed last week during a shooting in Denver. Police say 27-year-old Andrea Roan was found with a gunshot to the head last Friday and later died. Roan’s boyfriend, 27-year-old Ryan Miller has been taken into custody and charged with attempted murder. Authorities say there had been a domestic violence […]

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