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Blackfoot Man Admits to Arson

Blackfoot Man Admits to Arson(BLACKFOOT, ID)  —  A Blackfoot man has pleaded guilty to an arson charge for burning down a home on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation. 20-year-old Trevor Hurley set a trailer home on fire last August. Prosecutors say Hurley soaked cotton balls in lighter fluid, lit them, and tossed them inside the home during the early […]

Kuwaiti National Hospitalized After Crash

Kuwaiti National Hospitalized After Crash(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —   A Kuwaiti national was hospitalized Sunday following a crash along I-15 in Idaho Falls. Police say 20-year-old Ali Arhabi of Pocatello lost control of his Ford Mustang on the ice and slid off the roadway. His passenger, Rashed Alenzi of Kuwait, was injured in the accident and was transported by ambulance […]

Pastor Sentenced to 8 Years in Iranian Prison

Pastor Sentenced to 8 Years in Iranian Prison(BOISE, ID)  —  A Boise pastor being held in Iran for allegedly trying to set up underground Christian churches in that country has been sentenced by an Islamic court. Saeed Abedini will spend at least eight years in prison after he reportedly entered his former homeland illegally. The sentencing comes after Iranian officials claimed they […]

Armed Intruder Un-nerves State Lawmakers

Armed Intruder Un-nerves State Lawmakers(BOISE, ID)  —  An incident at the state Capitol earlier this month left several lawmakers concerned. Officials say an unidentified man carrying a holstered handgun attached himself to a group of Boy Scouts touring the House floor. He then proceeded to inspect lawmakers’ desks and even reached into their waste baskets. Authorities initially believed he […]

Four Plead Guilty in Meth Ring

Four Plead Guilty in Meth Ring(POCATELLO, ID)  —   Four people have pleaded guilty to their respective roles in an eastern Idaho meth ring. 31-year-old Isidoro Herrerra, 22-year-old Alberto Abarca, and 29-year-old Nicolas Olsen, all of Idaho Falls, as well as Ana Valdez-Ceja of Shelley, admitted to being part of a large drug trafficking organization. The group is accused of dealing […]

Water Main Break in Chubbuck

Water Main Break in Chubbuck(CHUBBUCK, ID)  —  Several Chubbuck residents were without water Sunday morning after a water main broke. The incident occurred on the 4700 block of Branson Street. Officials did not state what caused the break, though they were able to get the leak under control by the afternoon.

Hundreds of Idaho Athletes Benched for Concussions

Hundreds of Idaho Athletes Benched for Concussions(BOISE, ID)  —   A new survey from the Idaho High School Activities Association shows that nearly 450 athletes across the state missed practice or game time because of confirmed or potential concussions. Still, that’s based on limited information, since only 45 percent of high schools responded to the survey.  307 of those injured were football […]

Snow Caused Closures for Monday

Snow Caused Closures for Monday(EAST IDAHO)  —   The heavy snowfall, and snow drifts brought on by the wind have forced the closure of many schools and facilities.    Here is the list: SCHOOL CLOSURES: Idaho Falls District #91 Bonneville District #93 Firth District #59 Shelley District #60 Ririe District #252 Taylors Crossing Public Charter School Holy Rosary SchooL Monticello Montessor […]

Former I.F. Attorney Paid Illegal Benefits

Former I.F. Attorney Paid Illegal Benefits(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —  Former Idaho Falls city attorney Dale Storer could be in hot water over illegal retirement payments.  Attorney Bryan Smith told city council members Thursday night that funds from the Public Retirement System of Idaho were funneled to Storer for more than a decade. According to reports, the city spent tens of […]

Teen Falls Into Portneuf River

Teen Falls Into Portneuf River(POCATELLO, ID)  — A Pocatello teen had to be rescued from the Portneuf River after he fell in Thursday afternoon.  Officials say the boy, whose name has not been released, was horsing around on a bridge and fell in. Because of high concrete walls and a chain link fence on both sides of the river, […]

State Supreme Court Rules Against ISU Professor

State Supreme Court Rules Against ISU Professor(POCATELLO, ID)  —  The state Supreme Court has ruled against a former Idaho State University professor’s claim that he was wrongfully terminated. Habib Sadid, a former tenured engineering faculty member, was fired after he spoke out against ISU administrators on multiple occasions. Sadid claimed he was only exercising his freedom of speech by being critical […]

Idaho Kids Gaining Weight

Idaho Kids Gaining Weight(BOISE, ID)  — A recent study of Idaho’s third graders found that most kids are at a healthy weight, but the number of overweight and obese children is on the rise. State Health and Welfare officials say 69 percent of those surveyed were at a weight considered appropriate for their age. They attribute the increase […]

Area Cops Support Teen Cell Phone Ban

Area Cops Support Teen Cell Phone Ban(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —   Area law enforcement officials say they’d support a statewide ban on cell phone use among teen drivers. AAA-Idaho pushed for a potential legislative measure Wednesday, modeled after laws currently in place in several states. Local cops say that distracted driving is still a major problem for teens, in spite of a […]

Rexburg Man Featured on Nat-Geo Show

Rexburg Man Featured on Nat-Geo Show(REXBURG, ID)  —   A Rexburg man has made it to the national stage as a co-host of the National Geographic Channel’s new series “Lords of War.” Adrian Alford of Expedition Firearms says he’s had an interest in guns his entire life, and jumped at the opportunity to share his expertise on military and antique firearms. […]

Logan Man Dies After Hit With Stun Gun

Logan Man Dies After Hit With Stun Gun(LOGAN, UT)  —   A Logan, Utah man died Thursday after he was hit with a stun gun twice in less than five hours. Police responded to a report of a man screaming outside his home. Officials say the man was yelling at what he thought was “Satan.” He was then tased after he claimed to […]

Wyoming Bill Pushes for Bible Study in Class

Wyoming Bill Pushes for Bible Study in Class(CHEYENNE, WY)  —   Wyoming lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it clear that public schools have the right to teach classes about the Bible.  The measure’s proponents say it would make high school classes on the Bible available as electives, though the classes can’t be used for devotional purposes, and wouldn’t advocate for […]

Icy Weather Closes SLC Airport, Flights Diverted to Idaho

Icy Weather Closes SLC Airport, Flights Diverted to Idaho(SALT LAKE CITY, UT)  —  A major winter storm in Salt Lake City has created dozens of accidents as the streets and freeways are like a sheet of ice.  A Frontier Airlines jet slid on the taxiway at the SLC International Airport.  There were no reported injuries.    All runways there have been closed and […]

Making a Difference for Kids’ Hearing

Making a Difference for Kids’ Hearing(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —  Justin Osmond, graced Idaho’s Morning News with Tim Lewis this week to announce this years’ date for the M.A.D. Marathon and fun runs at Snake River Landing.   The date will be July 27th.  All proceeds to benefit the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund, and the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind.   […]

Teenage Suicide is on the Rise

Teenage Suicide is on the Rise(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —   Mental Health expert Kristopher Walton joined Idaho’s Morning News with Tim Lewis this week to talk about a touchy subject, ‘Teenage Suicide’.   Numbers are rising in our state and nationwide.  There are many reasons why a young person feels like there is ‘no-way-out’, and Kris talks about these points.   As always […]

Maverick Burglar Robbed His Own Mother

Maverick Burglar Robbed His Own Mother(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —   Idaho Falls Police say a man who robbed a Maverik station earlier this month was the clerk’s own son.  18-year-old Mark Carroll walked into the store on New Year’s Day and demanded money from his mother, Donna Carroll. The suspect was arrested last week on felony armed robbery charges, though he […]

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