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Idaho Lawmakers Calling for Aid to Farmers

Idaho Lawmakers Calling for Aid to Farmers

(POCATELLO, ID) — All four members of the Idaho congressional delegation are calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to come to the aid of Idaho farmers affected by massive rainstorms last month. U.S. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, and U.S. Reps. Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador, are asking the USDA to promptly approve […]

Idaho/Florida Game Still in the Works

Idaho/Florida Game Still in the Works

(MOSCOW, ID) – A thunderstorm ended a season-opening football game between Florida and Idaho Saturday. The Vandals would’ve had a $975,000 payout for playing in Gainesville, but lightning and a torrential downpour ended the game just after the opening kickoff. Administrators say they may reschedule the game for sometime in October or December. If not, the […]

City of Idaho Falls Reminds Motorists School is Back

City of Idaho Falls Reminds Motorists School is Back

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) — Emergency vehicles were stationed at schools around Idaho Falls on Tuesday to mark the first day of school. Fire Engines and ambulances were stationed outside of 11 elementary schools in District 91 Tuesday. Only Longfellow did not have any emergency vehicles outside. Longfellow will be starting school a week late to […]

Earthquake Rattles Teton Valley

Earthquake Rattles Teton Valley

  (DRIGGS, ID) – A small earthquake rattled parts of eastern Idaho on Saturday. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the magnitude 3.8 temblor struck about 11 miles northeast of Driggs at about 3 p.m. No damage was reported. The earthquake hazard for the Greater Yellowstone area is considered to be the highest in the Intermountain West, though […]

AK-47 Bandit Hits Nebraska Bank

AK-47 Bandit Hits Nebraska Bank

(NEBRASKA CITY, NE) – A man who robbed a Rexburg credit union in 2012 is believed to have robbed a bank in Nebraska last month. The person known as the AK-47 Bandit walked into a bank in Nebraska City with an assault rifle and a suitcase on August 22. He left with an undisclosed amount […]

BYU-Idaho Student Drowns in Snake River

BYU-Idaho Student Drowns in Snake River

(REXBURG, ID) – A BYU-Idaho student drowned while kayaking on the Snake River over the weekend. Authorities say 26-year-old Scott Hart was kayaking with his wife and two friends in the Lorenzo area on Saturday when his two-person kayak was swept into a tree. Hart became trapped beneath the kayak and was unable to surface. His wife, […]

Bomb Threat Called to Pocatello Walgreen’s

Bomb Threat Called to Pocatello Walgreen’s

(POCATELLO, ID) – A bomb threat was called in to the Pocatello Walgreen’s store on Yellowstone and Alameda Saturday night. Officials immediately evacuated the store and brought in a K-9 unit to investigate. The store remained closed for more than two hours as detectives pored over the store and spoke with employees about possible clues. No explosives […]

Blackfoot Men Killed by Toxic Fumes

Blackfoot Men Killed by Toxic Fumes

(GEORGETOWN, ID) – Two Blackfoot men died while working on a sewer system in Georgetown Friday. Bo Taylor, 19, and Trent Sorenson, 46, both of whom were employees of Taylor Construction, were attempting to seal a leak and were overcome by toxic fumes. Efforts to revive them were unsuccessful. Both men were pronounced dead at Bear […]

Pocatello Man Dies in Aberdeen Crash

Pocatello Man Dies in Aberdeen Crash

  (ABERDEEN, ID) – A 54-year-old Pocatello man was killed in a two-car collision northwest of Aberdeen Saturday afternoon. The accident happened at the intersection of 1100 South and 2400 West just after 4:30 p.m. Jeffrey Ellis died at the scene. His passenger, Marvin Hatt of American Falls, survived the crash. Both Hatt and the other driver, Kenny […]

Fort Hall Stabbing Victim Identified

Fort Hall Stabbing Victim Identified

FORT HALL, Idaho (AP) – Eastern Idaho authorities have released the name of a man stabbed to death in Fort Hall. The Idaho State Journal reports that 23-year-old Joey Running Horse died in the stabbing that occurred at about 11:15 p.m. Friday. Fort Hall police say they found Running Horse unconscious a short time later […]

Idaho Falls City Council Passes $177.6 M Budget

Idaho Falls City Council Passes $177.6 M Budget

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) — After hearing mixed public comments, the Idaho Falls City Council voted 5-1 to approve a $177.6 million budget Thursday night. The lone dissenting vote came from Councilwoman Barbara Ehardt. The Post Register is reporting that Ehardt’s no vote was because she felt the Council had not adequately examined the budget. The […]

Crapo Honors Veterans

Crapo Honors Veterans

(POCATELLO, ID) – U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo was in Pocatello Thursday to honor local veterans. 95-year-old Quentin Murdock of Rockford took home the Spirit of Freedom award, a special designation Crapo has given to nearly a dozen people since 2002. Murdock, who is a World War II veteran, fought at Normandy Beach on D-Day. Another […]

Missing Montana Student Died in Car Accident

Missing Montana Student Died in Car Accident

(STANLEY, ID) – A missing University of Montana student was found dead this week in central Idaho. Lucius Robbi had been traveling from Horseshoe Bend to Missoula when he was killed in a car accident near Stanley Lake in Custer County. The 21-year-old California native had not been in contact with his family members since […]

Jackson Woman Dies at Burning Man

Jackson Woman Dies at Burning Man

BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. (AP) – A 29-year-old Wyoming woman attending the Burning Man counterculture festival in Nevada has died after she was struck by a bus carrying passengers around the playa in the Black Rock Desert. The Pershing County sheriff’s office identified the victim on Thursday as Alicia Louise Cipicchio of Jackson. No other […]

Truck Crashes into D Street Underpass

Truck Crashes into D Street Underpass

  (IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A semi-truck crashed into the D Street underpass in Idaho Falls Thursday, less than an hour after it reopened. The underpass had been closed for more than a year for a major renovation, and only has 12 feet of clearance. The trailer on the semi stood 13 feet, six inches. […]

FLDS Boys Removed from Pocatello Home

FLDS Boys Removed from Pocatello Home

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – A polygamous man who ran a Pocatello home where nine boys were sent on repentance missions by FLDS leader Warren Jeffs has pleaded guilty to three counts of child abuse. After Nathan Jessop entered his plea Thursday he was sentenced to 10 days in jail and two years’ probation. Jessop is the […]

Fort Hall Man Admits to Beating Toddler

Fort Hall Man Admits to Beating Toddler

(FORT HALL, ID) – A Fort Hall man has pleaded guilty to felony assault charges. Dulton Johnson lived with a woman and several of her children last fall. The 23-year-old is accused of brutally beating a 19-month-old girl on multiple occasions. Prosecutors say the beatings resulted in at least eleven bone fractures. Johnson faces a […]

Early Morning Fire Destroys Pocatello Barn

Early Morning Fire Destroys Pocatello Barn

  (POCATELLO, ID) — A fire destroys a barn early this morning at 1748 Falcon Circle South in a rural neighborhood west of the Pocatello Regional Airport. The barn owner, Gary Bowlin, tells the Idaho State journal that no livestock was in the barn and no one was injured. Bowlin says he had  four-wheelers, a riding mower, tools, and […]

Teton Valley Farmers Seek Emergency Declaration

Teton Valley Farmers Seek Emergency Declaration

(DRIGGS, ID) – Farmers in Teton Valley want Teton County officials to declare an emergency. With the wettest August in over 40 years, the storms have ruined barley and hay crops. Hay farmer Harley Hill tells KIDK that an emergency declaration would allow farmers to file for government assistance and meet their contractual obligations to […]

Pocatello Mail Processing Center Could Close

Pocatello Mail Processing Center Could Close

(POCATELLO, ID) – The U.S. Postal Service’s mail processing center in Pocatello could soon close. Federal officials have plans to shutter 86 facilities in 2015, including the location off of Flandro Drive. The processing center has been on the chopping block for nearly three years, but previous closures have been delayed until consolidated processing centers […]

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