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Banks Losing Business

Banks Losing Business(POCATELLO) – Over 7 percent of Idahoans say they don’t trust their money to banks. The Bank on East Idaho has started a program to help educate locals who are scared of banks or have had a negative experience in the past. It’s the bank’s goal to teach the “un-banked” about finances and help them realize […]

Pocatello Sees Influx of Rx Drugs

Pocatello Sees Influx of Rx Drugs(POCATELLO) – Pocatello police say they’re seeing an increase in prescription drug abuse. Local News 8 reports that people are leaving Pocatello and heading to bigger towns to obtain larger quantities of prescription drugs. Officers are being trained to detect people transporting pills when they do traffic stops since K-9 units aren’t normally trained for pills. […]

Tech. Center Investigation Continues

Tech. Center Investigation Continues(IDAHO FALLS) – After an evacuation from the Bonneville County Technology Center last week, investigations are still trying to find the cause of the chemical leak. Idaho Falls Fire Marshall Ken Anderson believes that a chemical reaction that created an unpleasant odor may be to blame. No one was injured during the incident.

Idaho Falls Man Goes Missing

Idaho Falls Man Goes Missing(IDAHO FALLS) – Officials in Bonneville and Bingham counties are searching for a man who may have drowned in the Snake River Friday afternoon. David Finnegan was last seen walking his dogs at the Gem Lake Marina. He was wearing tan pants, a dark blue or black jacket with a hoodie underneath and a hat. […]

Homeless Man Employees Self

Homeless Man Employees Self(POCATELLO) – A homeless man in Pocatello is making balloon figurines just to scrape by. Local News 8 reports that Robert Evans, who suffers from several health problems, found that getting a job was near impossible, so he decided to employee himself. Evans says he’s trying to get back on disability and would love to find […]

Ice Rink Opens in Chubbuck

Ice Rink Opens in Chubbuck(POCATELLO) – The community Ice Skating rink in the Gate City area opened for the first time over the weekend. Hundreds of hours have been put into getting the rink ready for the anxious kids and adults gearing up for the skating season. The skating rink, located next to the Chubbuck City Hall, is free […]

Shop With A Cop Comes To Idaho Falls

Shop With A Cop Comes To Idaho Falls(IDAHO FALLS) – Nearly 30 kids from ages 5 to 12 attended the annual Shop with a Cop event this weekend in Idaho Falls. Local News 8 reports that the kids were treated to breakfast and shopped at K-Mart to buy gifts for friends and family. The children also enjoyed riding in the cop cars […]

“Heroes” Act To Put Veterans Back To Work

“Heroes” Act To Put Veterans Back To Work(IDAHO FALLS) – The “Vow to Hire Heroes Act” took effect Nov. 22 and is aimed to helping veterans gain employment after serving abroad. President Obama and Congress are hoping to ease the burden of finding jobs for veterans by giving businessmen tax breaks for hiring vets. Businesses could receive $1,500 to $9,600 in tax credits […]

BLM Already Hiring For Fire Season

BLM Already Hiring For Fire Season(TWIN FALLS) – The Bureau of Land Management in Twin Falls has already started hiring for next year’s fire season. The BLM is looking for young people who are interested in rigorous outdoor work, have a good work ethic, and want to earn a good wage during the summer. Applications are being accepted through Jan. 31.

Man Arrested For DUI After Crash

Man Arrested For DUI After Crash(POCATELLO) – A 26-year-old man was arrested early Wednesday morning after crashing into the east side of an underpass on Center St. in Pocatello. Matthew Christian was arrested for aggravated DUI and is being held in the Bannock County Jail. A passenger in the car was taken to the hospital for significant injuries.

Rigby Woman Faces Tax Fraud

Rigby Woman Faces Tax Fraud(RIGBY) – A Rigby woman pleaded guilty in Florida on Tuesday to federal tax fraud. Penny Jones along with six others are charged with a scheme that resulted in $120 million being stolen. Over 180 clients throughout 30 states were involved in the crime. Jones faces a maximum sentence of 215 years in prison.

Chick-fil-A Fans Await Coupons

Chick-fil-A Fans Await Coupons(IDAHO FALLS) – The new Chick-fil-A in Idaho Falls was accumulating customers as early as Wednesday morning. Chick-fil-A has promised 52 coupons to the first 100 customers for its grand opening today. Those who arrived yesterday were allowed to wait inside the restaurant and were given entertainment, security, and restrooms.

Pearl Harbor Survivor Shares Memories

Pearl Harbor Survivor Shares Memories(POCATELLO) – It happened 71 years ago this week, and a local man lived to tell about it. 88-year-old Harold Beebe was only 17 and serving on the USS Blue when he witnessed the Pearl Harbor attacks. During the battle Beebe operated one of the ship’s 5-inch guns, firing at the attacking planes. Beebe now […]

Madison First Responders Honored

Madison First Responders Honored(REXBURG) – Five heroic Madison County firefighters were honored on Wednesday night for their efforts in a terrifying car crash in September. After being rear-ended by a pick-up truck hauling a trailer, Ashley Hansen was trapped and in critical condition. The firefighters pulled Hansen out immediately and gave her medical attention until she was Life-flighted to EIRMC. […]

Rocky Mtn. Power Hears From Customers On Rate Hike

Rocky Mtn. Power Hears From Customers On Rate Hike(POCATELLO) – Rocky Mountain Power Company will be raising its prices starting next year. Rates for customers will increase 7.8 percent in 2012 and 7.2 percent in 2013 to help pay for improvements and investments the company has made to better its services. In order for the increase to take effect, approval from customers is required. […]

Two Alternative High Schools To Open In I.F

Two Alternative High Schools To Open In I.F(IDAHO FALLS) – Idaho Falls will be gaining two more alternative high schools in the near future. Both District 91 and District 93 have plans to open alternative high schools in order to help more students prepare for their future careers using new technology. The new schools will also provide students with a different approach to […]

Man Charged With Stabbing

Man Charged With Stabbing(POCATELLO) – Police have identified a suspect who they say stabbed another man in Pocatello Saturday. 24-year-old Sean Vandehey has been charged with aggravated battery and is being held in the Bannock County Jail. The victim’s name and condition have not been released.

Firefighter Accidentally Hit

Firefighter Accidentally Hit(ROBERTS) – 61-year-old volunteer firefighter Benjamin Preston was struck Tuesday morning by a police car in Roberts. The firefighter responded to an incident involving downed power lines when he was struck by the vehicle while flagging down the deputy. The officer gave the man immediate attention until the ambulance arrived. Preston is in stable condition.

Local Store Donates to Museum

Local Store Donates to Museum(IDAHO FALLS) – Thanks to a generous donation from Fred Meyer, children around eastern Idaho will be able to gain a greater appreciation for art. Fred Meyer donated $11,000 to the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho’s ARTworks program. ARTworks helps put an emphasis in art for children who come from under-served and rural schools around […]

Local Employers To Participate In Job Fair

Local Employers To Participate In Job Fair(IDAHO FALLS) – The Eastern Idaho Public Health district office and the Idaho Department of Labor are teaming for a job fair today from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the district health office in Idaho Falls. The fair will feature companies including Riverbend Communications, Home Depot, and other new area employers. Attendees are asked […]

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