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Chubbuck Man Killed in Accident

Chubbuck Man Killed in Accident

(IDAHO FALLS) – A car accident on the Arco Highway left a Chubbuck man dead Tuesday afternoon. 34-year-old Charles Solecki drove off the shoulder near mile marker 271 under the US20/26 connector. The vehicle reportedly struck both sides of the underpass and caught fire. INL firefighters were able to put out the blaze and Solecki was […]

“Layaway Angels” Hit Eastern Idaho

“Layaway Angels” Hit Eastern Idaho

(IDAHO FALLS) – Random acts of kindness seem to be popping up everywhere, and in Idaho Falls, they’re showing up in a unique way. Local News 8 reports that “layaway angels” have been picking up the tabs of those with toys and other items on layaway at Walmart. One man who asked to remain anonymous, […]

Arctic Circle Burglarized

Arctic Circle Burglarized

(IDAHO FALLS) – Police in Idaho Falls are investigating the burglary of the Arctic Circle restaurant on First Street. Authorities believe that someone broke into the business sometime between late Saturday night and early Sunday morning. The suspect entered through the back door and took a computer and a drive-thru monitor. Those with information about […]

Study: One in Three People Arrested by Age 23

Study: One in Three People Arrested by Age 23

(IDAHO FALLS) – A new study suggests that one in three people in the United States will be arrested by the time they’re 23 years old. Sgt. Jeff Edwards of the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office tells Local News 8 that the results of the study published in “Pediatrics” don’t hold true in eastern Idaho. Edwards […]

Ortega-Hernandez Ordered Held for Trial

Ortega-Hernandez Ordered Held for Trial

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – An Idaho Falls man accused of firing several shots at the White House will be detained pending trial. In a ruling issued Monday, 21-year-old Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez was ordered to remain behind bars “to ensure the safety of the public and the president.” U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola (Fah-chee-oh-luh) noted that the Idaho […]

Disabled Idaho Falls Man Wins Lottery

Disabled Idaho Falls Man Wins Lottery

(IDAHO FALLS) – An Idaho Falls man has won the lottery. Donald Jones has worked at the Hometown Kitchen restaurant in Idaho Falls for 16 years, doing everything from washing dishes to working as their head chef. But Sunday night he realized he had the PowerBall numbers to make him $200,000 richer. Local News 8 reports […]

ISP Cracks Down on Drunk Drivers

ISP Cracks Down on Drunk Drivers

(IDAHO FALLS) – Idaho State Police will be cracking down on drunk drivers this holiday season. KIDK reports that police are teaming up with the Idaho Transportation Department and using federal grants to put more patrols on roadways. Police say there were over 10,000 DUI arrests last year, and 96 deaths caused by drunk drivers. […]

Jackson Hole Named Top Resort in Country

Jackson Hole Named Top Resort in Country

(JACKSON, Wyo.) – The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has been named the top ski resort in the country. In an article recently published in Forbes magazine, Jackson Hole was praised for it’s big drops, backcountry adventures, and ski lift options for all skill levels. This year’s first major snowfall allowed Jackson Hole to open it’s earliest […]

Autopsy: Fort Hall Teen Died of Brain Injury

Autopsy: Fort Hall Teen Died of Brain Injury

Image courtesy of LocalNews8.com (FORT HALL) – The autopsy results of a 19-year-old Fort Hall man show that he died of severe brain injuries. Authorities say Ly Dale Stacey’s injuries were consistent with being in an altercation. Stacey was taken to Portneuf Medical Center on Dec. 9 where he later died. He was found earlier […]

Lewisville Woman Killed in Crash

Lewisville Woman Killed in Crash

(IDAHO FALLS) – A Lewisville woman is dead after a car accident Saturday afternoon. Police say 50-year-old Jacqueline Hamilton of Idaho Falls ran a stop sign at the intersection of 45th East and U.S. Highway 26, crashing into an oncoming car. 26-year-old Desiree Bramwell was ejected from the oncoming vehicle and died at the scene. Hamilton […]

Former Bank Manager Gets Jail Time

Former Bank Manager Gets Jail Time

(RUPERT) – Monica Barajas, a former KeyBank manager in Rupert, faces four months of jail time after taking out $25,000 in loans in a customer’s name. The Boise woman was also given a five-year suspended sentence on Monday by Judge Jonathan Brody.  Barajas was fired last November and has paid over $20,000 in restitution. She pleaded […]

Homeless Pocatello Man Dies

Homeless Pocatello Man Dies

(POCATELLO) – A homeless Pocatello man died Monday from receiving severe burns after falling into a warming barrel. 51-year-old Kenneth Marvin Lords was a military veteran who resided in southeastern Pocatello for most of his life. Lords had planned on entering an assisted living home next week. A funeral mass will be held at St. Anthony’s […]

Idaho Falls Event Auditorium Architect To Be Announced

Idaho Falls Event Auditorium Architect To Be Announced

(IDAHO FALLS) –  The Auditorium District Board in Idaho Falls has chosen an architect for the new Events Center. The announcement will be made at next Wednesdays meeting. Officials say they are in the process of hiring a contractor which will be the next major step in the construction process.

T.G.I. Friday’s Closes In Ammon

T.G.I. Friday’s Closes In Ammon

(AMMON) – There’s some bad news for employees of T.G.I. Friday’s in Ammon this holiday season. The restaurant closed its doors Wednesday.  A greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce spokesperson told Local News 8 that the closure was economically-related.

Southeast Idaho Has Lower Cost Of Living

Southeast Idaho Has Lower Cost Of Living

(POCATELLO) – The Idaho Department of Labor released its December data on Wednesday showing that southeast Idaho’s cost of living is significantly lower than the national average. Reports showed that Idaho Falls is 8 percent lower than the national average, and Pocatello is 11 percent lower. Authorities say that’s amounting to lower unemployment in the region […]

Seminar Seeks To Help Aberdeen

Seminar Seeks To Help Aberdeen

(POCATELLO) – With Simplot’s Aberdeen plant closing in the near future, employees are beginning to worry. The Idaho Department of Labor is offering a seminar to help employees find other job options. Although the plant won’t be closing for another two or three years, employees can use this time now to receive their education or become certified […]

Rexburg Businesses Market to College Students

Rexburg Businesses Market to College Students

(REXBURG) – Rexburg Business owners are trying to find new ways to market. With over 25,000 college students attending BYU-Idaho every year, Rexburg businesses are looking for new ways to reach out to students. Local News 8 reports that a recent survey found that 60 percent of students have $20 to $100 of disposal income every […]

Construction Workers Sue Pocatello

Construction Workers Sue Pocatello

(POCATELLO) – The Building Contractors Association of Southeast Idaho believes the city of Pocatello is disguising connection fees as a tax. The fees have increased from $300 to $5,000 in the last ten years, which may have caused the price of new homes to skyrocket. The group has filed a suit and is claiming the […]

Task Force Tackles Technology Incentive

Task Force Tackles Technology Incentive

(BONNEVILLE COUNTY) – After six months of planning, the statewide Technology Task Force approved 50 recommendations for Superintendent Tom Luna’s technology reform laws. Items include students using laptops, not tablets, and extra funding for teachers to receive proper training. Local News 8 reports that the recommendations will go to the legislature when the new session starts on Jan. 9 […]

Suspected I.F. Shooter Waives Hearing

Suspected I.F. Shooter Waives Hearing

(IDAHO FALLS) –  A plea deal may be in the works for an Idaho Falls man accused of shooting a woman last month. 26-year-old Russell Keith Poulsen faces charges of aggravated battery, but did not show up to his scheduled court date Tuesday morning. As a result, Poulsen waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Idaho […]

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