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Man Who Shot Burglar Makes Plea Deal

Man Who Shot Burglar Makes Plea Deal(LAYTON, UT)  —  A Layton , Utah  man who was arrested after shooting at a man who burglarized his home has reached a plea deal with prosecutors. Clare Niederhauser agreed to a lessened charge of a class B misdemeanor for discharging his weapon within city limits. He will also have to pay $700 in fines […]

House Approves Animal Cruelty Amendments

House Approves Animal Cruelty Amendments(BOISE, ID)  —  The Idaho House Agricultural Affairs Committee has agreed to move forward with a bill amending the state’s animal cruelty laws. Last year’s legislature approved a bill that made it a felony for anyone convicted for a third time of torturing a domestic animal. The new provisions would now apply to dogs, cats, […]

Kuna Woman Denies Sex, Serving Alcohol to Minors

Kuna Woman Denies Sex, Serving Alcohol to Minors(KUNA, ID)  —  A Kuna woman has denied charges that she served alcohol to minors, as well as allegations that she had sexual contact with at least eight high school students. 35-year-old Courtney Reschke allegedly gave alcohol to some friends of her oldest child late last year, then had inappropriate contact with the teens. She […]

Melba Woman Charged With Murder

Melba Woman Charged With Murder(MELBA, ID)  —  A Melba woman faces murder charges for allegedly killing a man she met at a bar last week. 34-year-old Nicole Kirtley is accused of killing 59-year-old George Richardson at his rural Nampa home Feb. 7, then dumping Richardson ‘s vehicle into the Snake River . Kirtley was being questioned by detectives when […]

Wanted Man Now in Custody

Wanted Man Now in Custody(POCATELLO, ID)  —  A Bannock  County man wanted by U.S. Marshals is now in custody. 24-year-old William Carringer was wanted for dealing drugs and has been connected to a recent sexual assault. Authorities say Carringer was arrested after police were tipped off about his whereabouts. A jury trial has been set for Feb. 20.

Another Record Year in Sales for Melaleuca

Another Record Year in Sales for Melaleuca(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  — Consumer direct marketing company Melaleuca, announced annual revenues of $1.13-billion for calendar year 2012. This is a 9.2 % increase over the previous year. As one of the country’s most consistent growth companies, Melaleuca has grown in 26 of the last 27 years. Prior to 1985, companies that offered home-based business […]

Former Idaho Falls Attorney is Exonerated

Former Idaho Falls Attorney is Exonerated(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —   Following a month’s long independent investigation by Special Prosecutor Mr. Jay Rosenthal, former Idaho Falls City Attorney Dale Storer has been cleared of any criminal charges.  The allegations of overbilling to the City arose last September and triggered the appointment of Mr. Rosenthal to thoroughly investigate the issue.  With the help […]

Man Killed in Snowmobile Crash

Man Killed in Snowmobile Crash(ISLAND PARK, ID)  — The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly snowmobile accident that happened in Island Park Saturday night. Deputies say the crash killed a man along a trail in the Box Canyon area Saturday evening. The 56-year-old victim, whose name has not been released, struck a tree with his snowmobile and […]

Labrador Spokesman Fired Over Racy Tweet

Labrador Spokesman Fired Over Racy Tweet(BOISE, ID)  —   U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador has fired his chief spokesman over a racy message that mistakenly appeared on the Congressman’s official Twitter account.  Labrador dismissed Phil Hardy last week.  The message appeared for a brief moment before it was deleted. The tweet was in response to a Super Bowl commercial for the CBS […]

Idaho Falls Woman Searching for Missing Service Dog

Idaho Falls Woman Searching for Missing Service Dog(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —  An Idaho Falls woman is offering a reward to anyone able to find her lost service dog.  April Burnside has used a wheelchair ever since she was injured in a car accident. Her six-year-old German Shepherd – Rottweiler mix was taken from the Smith’s parking lot on Woodruff last week. The […]

Rigby Man Featured on Reality Show

Rigby Man Featured on Reality Show(RIGBY, ID)  —  A Rigby man is a contestant on a new CBS reality show.  Ryan Pickett was selected as a candidate for “The Job.” Pickett founded Bambino’s, a restaurant that paid tribute to his Argentine heritage, but had to sell the chain after a fight with cancer. The series follows contestants as they go […]

INL Announces More Job Cuts

INL Announces More Job Cuts(IDAHO FALLS)  —    More jobs are being cut at the Idaho National Laboratory. Officials say 110 workers have volunteered to leave their positions with Battelle Energy Alliance, but that won’t be enough. An estimated 300 to 450 jobs will be eliminated in the near future. The layoffs are being blamed on the rising costs of […]

A Shooting in Jefferson County Leaves One Hospitalized

A Shooting in Jefferson County Leaves One Hospitalized(JEFFERSON COUNTY)  —  Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies received a call Saturday night that a 23-year old man had been shot in the stomach.    The reported shooting happened just after 9pm Saturday as a man confronted another in the driveway of his home.   The shooter left the scene in a 2002 Yukon, and was stopped by […]

Pocatello Police Investigate Woman’s Death

Pocatello Police Investigate Woman’s Death(POCATELLO, ID)  — Pocatello Police are investigating the suspicious shooting death of a Pocatello woman.   Twenty-eight-year-old Nettie Adair was rushed to Portneuf Medical Center from a home on the 500-block of Jefferson Ave early Sunday.  Authorities say Adair was unconscious when they arrived at the home and later died at the hospital from an apparent […]

The Vatican Has Announced Pope Benedict to Resign, Conclave in March

The Vatican Has Announced Pope Benedict to Resign, Conclave in March(VATICAN)  —  Pope Benedict XVI announced today that he will resign Feb. 28, saying his role requires “both strength of mind and body.” The pope’s decision makes him the first pontiff to resign in nearly 600 years. A conclave to elect a new pope will take place before the end of March. The 85-year-old pope […]

Developer Seeks Tourist Resort in Island Park

Developer Seeks Tourist Resort in Island Park(ISLAND PARK, ID)  —  An area developer has proposed plans for a tourist resort for the Island Park region. At a public meeting Wednesday evening, Jerry Greenfield presented ideas for a large-scale resort including condominiums, movie theaters, and restaurants. Given Island Park’s proximity to Yellowstone, Greenfield hopes to capitalize on the hundreds of thousands of […]

Winter Storm to Target East Idaho

Winter Storm to Target East Idaho(POCATELLO, ID)  —  Don’t put away that snow shovel just yet!  Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted an early spring, but apparently not for Idaho.  A winter storm is headed for eastern Idaho that could dump between 6 and 12 inches of snow between tonight and Saturday.  Idaho State Police say blowing snow will make travel […]

District 25 Approves Gun Safes in Schools

District 25 Approves Gun Safes in Schools(POCATELLO, ID)  — The Pocatello School Board has voted in favor of allowing gun safes for school resource officers.  The safes will be used to secure service rifles and any evidence collected during the day. Officers had previously expressed concerns that items in their offices were too accessible to outsiders, such as janitors and administrators. […]

Home Depot Hiring in East Idaho

Home Depot Hiring in East Idaho(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  — Home Depot is beginning a nationwide spring-season hiring campaign, bringing as many as 100 jobs to eastern Idaho.  Idaho Falls manager Tom Holmes says his store will hire between 50 and 60 new employees, with dozens of job openings at the Chubbuck store as well. That could come as welcome news […]

Idaho Falls Juvenile Center to Expand

Idaho Falls Juvenile Center to Expand(IDAHO FALL, ID)  —   The 3-B juvenile detention center in Idaho Falls is getting an expansion. Officials are expected to break ground on the 1,000-square-foot expansion later this month. The expansion will include additional office space for staff and a conference room, which can also be utilized for face-to-face counseling sessions. The project is expected […]

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