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BYU-Idaho Enrollment Surpasses 16,000

BYU-Idaho Enrollment Surpasses 16,000(REXBURG, ID)  —  BYU-Idaho’s total enrollment has now passed 16,000. School officials say lowering the minimum age required for missionary service only slightly offset continuing growth patterns, which are up four percent from this time last year. The age change is projected to impact enrollment through 2014. Over 6,000 students are also enrolled in at […]

Survivalists Developing More Land in N. Idaho

Survivalists Developing More Land in N. Idaho(ST. MARIES, ID)  —   It’s no secret that northern Idaho is a haven for survivalist groups, but for the residents of St. Maries, it’s getting pretty strange. One group has plans for a massive medieval-style walled city known as the Citadel.  Officials say that if the plan comes to fruition, it would double Benewah County’s […]

State Revises Laws Against Child Prostitution

State Revises Laws Against Child Prostitution(BOISE, ID)  —  Idaho lawmakers are looking at a bill aimed at creating tougher punishments for individuals convicted of trafficking underage prostitutes. Current laws only punish offenders that are over three years older than their victims with misdemeanors. The measure would make it a felony to traffic anyone under the age of 18. Those convicted […]

Idaho Falls Police Select New Chief

Idaho Falls Police Select New Chief(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —  The City of Idaho Falls and the Idaho Falls Police Department announced Wednesday that following a national search and careful consideration of a very strong group of finalists, the City has selected a new Police Chief to succeed Chief Steven Roos  after his January 4th retirement.  Capt. Mark McBride will be […]

Heinz to Lay Off Workers

Heinz to Lay Off Workers(POCATELLO, ID)  — Heinz is laying off 80 full-time workers at its Pocatello plant.  Officials say the layoffs go into effect March 4. The move comes after the discontinuation of T.G.I. Friday’s frozen meals, which Heinz produced. Schedules will be adjusted to maximize efficiency for more than 300 workers keeping their jobs. The company determined […]

Blackfoot City Insurance to Cover Broken Sewer Line

Blackfoot City Insurance to Cover Broken Sewer Line(BLACKFOOT, ID)  — Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue says those impacted by Monday’s broken sewer line will be compensated for any damages or losses.  Virtue says the city of Blackfoot will pay for repairs through a statewide insurance cooperative, noting that the costs will not come from taxpayers. At least seven claims have been filed, with […]

Train Hits Car in Blackfoot

Train Hits Car in Blackfoot(BLACKFOOT, ID)  —  A train struck a vehicle in Blackfoot Tuesday night. Officials say the accident happened at around 7:30 p.m. just off of Collins Road near Basic American Foods. No one was in the vehicle at the time and no injuries were reported. Initial reports indicated that the car may have stalled on the […]

Intruder Found in Pocatello Basement

Intruder Found in Pocatello Basement(POCATELLO, ID)  —  A Bannock County man was arrested early Tuesday after he was found hiding in the basement of a Pocatello home. Police responded to a call at a house on the 100-block of North 10th Ave. shortly after 3:00 a.m. 26-year-old Johnathan Myler was charged with unlawful entry and possession of drug paraphernalia. […]

Two Children Among 21 Flu-Related Deaths in Idaho

Two Children Among 21 Flu-Related Deaths in Idaho(BOISE, ID)  —  Idaho health officials say the number of flu-related deaths across the state has now reached 21, including two children. The remaining 19 deaths involved people over the age of 50. Authorities expressed their sympathies for the families of the victims and reiterated a plea for all Idahoans over the age of six […]

Tribes Issue Warning About Finances

Tribes Issue Warning About Finances(FORT HALL, ID)  —    Shoshone-Bannock tribal leaders are urging Fort Hall residents to be cautious about credit card scams. Fort Hall Police say there has been an increase in the number of fraud cases popping up in recent weeks. They’re currently working with area businesses to figure out where fraudulent transactions may have occurred and […]

Sheriff Asks Cars to Stay Off Groomed Trails

Sheriff Asks Cars to Stay Off Groomed Trails(BONNEVILLE COUNTY, ID)  —   The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office and Bonneville County Parks and Recreation would like to inform the public to NOT drive past the road closed signs on groomed snowmobile trails or in closed wildlife areas. Getting a vehicle stuck in the groomed trails creates a hazardous situation. Snowmobilers coming around a corner, […]

Recognizing and Dealing with Social Phobia

Recognizing and Dealing with Social Phobia(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —   Mental Health expert Kristopher Walton joined Tim Lewis in studio this week on Idaho’s Morning News to discuss Social Phobia.   How to recognize it in your children and family members.   How to further understand it, and how to support the person in your life who battles this affliction.    Get more information […]

Idaho Soldier to be Released

Idaho Soldier to be Released(ST ANTHONY, ID)  — An eastern Idaho soldier convicted of murdering an Iraqi civilian in 2007 will be released from a military prison next month.  Anna Vela, the mother of Sgt. Evan Vela, says her son is scheduled to be released March 21. The St. Anthony native was a U.S. Army sniper and claimed his […]

Leaking Sewage Damages Blackfoot Homes

Leaking Sewage Damages Blackfoot Homes(BLACKFOOT, ID)  — Several Blackfoot homes were flooded by a sewage backup Monday morning.  City officials say a sewer line on Frontage Road collapsed, flooding several basements along Riverton Road and surrounding areas. Authorities tried to contact as many homeowners as possible, many of whom were still at work. Crews worked throughout the afternoon to […]

Hong Resigns From School Board

Hong Resigns From School Board(BLACKFOOT, ID)  —  Blackfoot School District Trustee Jenny Hong has resigned from her position on the school board. Hong’s resignation comes only three days after Chairman Scott Reese stepped down amid cries for a recall election, which targeted Hong as well. Hong says she stands by her decision to vote in favor of a controversial […]

Rigby Woman Gets 12 Years for Tax Fraud

Rigby Woman Gets 12 Years for Tax Fraud(RIGBY, ID)  —   Rigby woman has been sentenced to 12 years in prison on federal tax fraud charges. Penny Jones, along with five other people from three other states filed more than 380 false tax returns in 2008. Jones and her cohorts allegedly worked with as many as 180 clients in the scheme, all of […]

IDOC Withdraws Mental Health Prison Plan

IDOC Withdraws Mental Health Prison Plan(BOISE, ID)  —   Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and the state Department of Correction are moving away from a plan to build a $70 million mental health prison. Officials cited concerns about costs from state legislators and Idaho’s priorities for addressing mental health issues. They plan to explore alternatives through the Department of Health and Welfare […]

Crash on Lorenzo Bridge Blocks Traffic

Crash on Lorenzo Bridge Blocks Traffic(RIGBY, ID)  —   An early morning crash on the Lorenzo Bridge along U.S. Hwy 20 blocked traffic for several hours Monday. Idaho State Police say a semi truck was passing a tow truck on the bridge at around 3:30 a.m. when the semi lost control and crashed through both northbound barriers. Another semi truck then […]

Wyoming Considering Year-Round Schooling

Wyoming Considering Year-Round Schooling(CHEYENNE, WY)  —  Wyoming state lawmakers are considering a measure to determine if year-round class schedules would improve learning in public schools. The bill would provide $3 million to six schools to implement new schedules. Under the plan, school years would remain the same length, but summer breaks would be replaced with multiple three-week vacations […]

Hydro Plant Helps Power Yellowstone Facilities

Hydro Plant Helps Power Yellowstone Facilities(JACKSON, WY)  —   A hydroelectric power plant along the Gardiner River in Montana will save Yellowstone National Park more than $70,000 per year in power bills. Officials say the new plant is powering about one-third of the park’s buildings at the headquarters in Mammoth Hot Springs. The $1.1 million plant is expected to pay for […]

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