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Vigil Honors Deceased Children

Vigil Honors Deceased Children(IDAHO FALLS) – The fourth annual “Christmas Box” Angel Vigil was held Tuesday night for families to remember children who have passed away. Dozens of families met at the Idaho Falls Fielding Memorial Cemetery to share stories and offer each other comfort. Participants said they felt extra strength to get through the holidays.

Rigby High School Construction Problems

Rigby High School Construction Problems(RIGBY) – Two big areas of discolored brick were discovered during the construction of the new Rigby High School. One patch was discovered on the east side of the auxiliary gym and the other was located on the shorter south wall of the main gym. The walls became darker when construction crews power-washed the brick on a higher […]

ISU Professor to Consult at IAEA

ISU Professor to Consult at IAEA(POCATELLO) – Philip Cole, a professor at Idaho State, has been asked to share his research internationally. Cole is one of five to present his information at the International Atomic Energy Agency conference  held in Vienna, Austria. His research is based on the study of air particles at a nuclear level and finding what substances reside within them, […]

UPDATE: Runoff Election In Blackfoot

UPDATE: Runoff Election In BlackfootUPDATE: Butch Hulse Wins City Council Seat (BLACKFOOT) – Tuesday’s runoff election in Blackfoot resulted in Butch Hulse winning the City Council seat. Hulse obtained over 450 votes to Claire Broadhead’s 328 . Because of a city ordinance, the winner of the city council seat had to win by at least 50 percent, and a re-election […]

Investigation Underway for Pocatello Stabbing

Investigation Underway for Pocatello Stabbing(POCATELLO) – Police found a man Monday that had been stabbed in the back on West Benton Street. Details on the stabbing were not released, but another wounded man was found by police on the 400 block of Garfield. Both men were taken to the hospital for treatment. Police are still investigating and looking for additional […]

Jackson Hole Grand Larceny Investigated

Jackson Hole Grand Larceny Investigated(JACKSON, Wyo.) – Over 46 women’s coats are believed to have been sold online after being stolen from the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort last spring. Local News 8 reports that the larceny dates back to May of this year. Crimestoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for the arrest and convictions of anyone involved in the […]

Big Changes For Post Office

Big Changes For Post Office(POCATELLO) – The U.S. Postal Service has announced plans to close more than 250 facilities around the nation, including the Pocatello processing center. Overnight shipping may soon make way for much longer shipping periods due to the announced closures. The $3 billion cut will eliminate 28,000 jobs. The proposal awaits final approval from the Postal Regulatory […]

Officers Acted Appropriately In Shooting

Officers Acted Appropriately In Shooting(IDAHO FALLS) – After reviewing a report conducted by an area task force, the Bonneville County Prosecutor’s office said that police officers responded appropriately to the shooting case of Scott Parker. The shooting took place on Oct. 14 when officers confronted Parker who was in possession of an assault rifle and other guns. After fleeing and shooting at the officers, […]

Flight Cancelled Between I.F to Boise

Flight Cancelled Between I.F to Boise(IDAHO FALLS) – Traveling to Boise from Idaho Falls will become a little more difficult in the future. Sea Port Airlines recently announced they are discontinuing flights between Idaho Falls and Boise. This change will take effect on Dec. 31.  The airline has only been flying this route since July, and is offering refunds to those who […]

Update: Fallen Idaho Falls Soldier, Body Returned

Update: Fallen Idaho Falls Soldier, Body ReturnedImage Courtesy of LocalNEWS8 (IDAHO FALLS) – The body of a slain Idaho soldier returned home yesterday. 28-year-old Ryan Sharp’s body arrived at the Idaho Falls Regional Airport on Sunday afternoon. The solider died on Dec. 3 after being hit by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan on Nov. 21. Sharp was promoted in rank after […]

Locals Spread Awareness Through Cardboard Boxes

Locals Spread Awareness Through Cardboard Boxes(POCATELLO) – Many locals in Pocatello left their heated homes for cardboard boxes this weekend to raise awareness for the homeless. Aid for Friends, a charity that provides a homeless shelter to those down on their luck, wanted to raise awareness for those who have been forced out of their homes due to recent economic troubles. […]

Study Suggests Hundreds of New Jobs

Study Suggests Hundreds of New Jobs(POCATELLO) – Neil Tocher, a professor at Idaho State University, says that cleaning up and re-developing the former FMC site could produce hundreds of new jobs and bring in millions of dollars to the area. Local News 8 reports that Neil Tocher just finished an economic impact analysis that suggests the land could be used for […]

AARP “Disappointed” with Energy Plan Draft

AARP “Disappointed” with Energy Plan Draft(IDAHO FALLS) – The Idaho branch of the American Association of Retired Persons is upset with the latest drafts to the state’s energy plan. KIDK reports that many AARP members are complaining that rate hikes are causing unnecessary hardships. The latest changes do away with many energy incentives and does not include a consumer advocate […]

St. Anthony to Require Business License

St. Anthony to Require Business License(ST. ANTHONY) – Starting next year, the city of St. Anthony will require all businesses to purchase a business license. City officials say the lack of regulation opened the way for transient door-to-door salespeople, who they believe pose a threat to the safety of the community. Standard business licenses will cost $10 per year. Door-to-door […]

ISU Faculty Approve New Constitution

ISU Faculty Approve New Constitution(POCATELLO) – Idaho State University’s faculty have approved a new constitution, though administrators say they want changes. Local News 8 reports that the latest draft is almost identical to that of Boise State’s, though administrators feel there are still hundreds of faculty members whose opinons still need to be considered. Interim Provost Barbara Adamcik (Adam-check) […]

Citizens Propose Rexburg Children’s Museum

Citizens Propose Rexburg Children’s Museum(REXBURG) – A Rexburg family is asking the city to consider backing a new children’s museum. Local News 8 reports that Barbara Huston wants to provide a place for kids to play and learn. There’s already a small exhibit for kids at the Teton Flood Museum, but Huston says that with cooler weather, the city […]

FAA Investigates Hailey Plane Crash

FAA Investigates Hailey Plane Crash(HAILEY) – The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a plane crash near Hailey. 56-year-old Paul Tower of Boise, along with his passenger, 40-year-old Christina Rathbun, took off from Friedman Memorial Airport Tuesday evening and tried to activate the Auto Pilot. The plane quickly banked to the left and crashed into a nearby mountain. Tower and […]

Murder Suspect Pleads Guilty

Murder Suspect Pleads Guilty(TWIN FALLS) – A suspect accused of shooting and killing a Utah man earlier this year has reached a plea agreement. Twin Falls County Prosecutors say Clark Cleveland will be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole next week. The agreement comes after Cleveland was arrested for the July 15 killing of a […]

Mother Arrested, Kidnapped Boy Safe

Mother Arrested, Kidnapped Boy Safe(TWIN FALLS) – Twin Falls Police have arrested a woman who kidnapped her son Wednesday morning. 28-year-old Sofia Contreras, along with two other men were arrested in Hailey. Her four-year-old son, Brandon Bearce was found unharmed. Police say Contreras and her accomplices entered a Twin Falls home and took the boy. Shots were fired during the […]

White House Shooter Ruled Fit for Trial

White House Shooter Ruled Fit for Trial(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – An Idaho Falls man accused of firing an assault rifle at the White House in a failed assassination attempt has been found mentally competent to stand trial. The U.S. Attorney’s office is asking for more time to evaluate 21-year-old Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, who believes President Barack Obama is the “anti-Christ.” Ortega heads […]

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