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Audit Finds No Problems with Idaho Treasurer

Audit Finds No Problems with Idaho Treasurer

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Auditors for the Idaho Legislature say they have found no problems with accounting or administrative procedures at the state treasurer’s office. The audit, released Thursday, didn’t find anything significant conditions or weaknesses in the general management and accounting controls of the office. Treasurer Ron Crane says he’s extremely pleased with the […]

Idaho Unemployment Resumes Downward Trend

Idaho Unemployment Resumes Downward Trend

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho’s unemployment rate fell slightly in August to 4.7 percent – a drop of about a tenth of a percent. Idaho Department of Labor officials say that shows the state is resuming its nearly four year downward trend in unemployment rates. The Idaho Statesman reports July saw a slight uptick with […]

District 93 Discusses Overdue Lunch Bills

District 93 Discusses Overdue Lunch Bills

(AMMON, ID) – District 93 officials are looking into ways the district can absorb unpaid lunch bills. Parents owe the district an estimated $4,000 from last year alone. The district will be more hands on over the coming year by contacting parents with overdue bills. Still, administrators maintain that no child will go hungry, regardless […]

No Federal Grant for Railroad Crossing Study

No Federal Grant for Railroad Crossing Study

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – The city of Blackfoot will not receive a federal grant to study railroad crossings. Mayor Paul Loomis tells the Idaho State Journal that the city asked the U.S. Department of Transportation for an $800,000 grant, with the remaining $200,000 price tag being paid for by the city. Residents believe an overpass or […]

Proposed Interstate Could Go Through Idaho

Proposed Interstate Could Go Through Idaho

(TWIN FALLS, ID) – A proposed interstate highway could pass through Idaho. State authorities tell Local News 8 that the proposed I-11 would connect Phoenix to Las Vegas, then through the western U.S. and into Canada. One route would follow U.S. Highway 95 west of Boise, while another route could go along U.S. Highway 93 […]

Gas Prices Dropping

Gas Prices Dropping

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Gas prices have gone down slightly this month. The state average is now $3.69, six cents less than it was in August. Officials with AAA tell KIDK that the demand for oil is going down now that summer is ending, and prices will continue to drop through December. Idaho has the […]

Three Counties Recognized for No Highway Fatalities

Three Counties Recognized for No Highway Fatalities

(REXBURG, ID) – Five Idaho counties are being recognized for having no fatal traffic accidents last year. Three of those counties, Teton, Madison, and Butte, are in eastern Idaho. Officials with the Idaho Transportation Department tell Local News 8 that there were 213 fatalities on Idaho roadways in 2013. Idaho State Police credit area law […]

Man Suspected of Enticement

Man Suspected of Enticement

(MENAN, ID) – A Jefferson County man could be charged with felony enticement after he allegedly tried to lure children into his vehicle. Police say 45-year-old Kevin Strange approached young girls on several occasions in the Menan area, ordering them to get into his SUV. A parent of one of the children notified law enforcement, […]

Three Men Facing Poaching Charges

Three Men Facing Poaching Charges

(SHELLEY, ID) – Three eastern Idaho men are facing felony poaching violations. Robert Huntsman, 54, of Shelley, Chad Huntsman, 29, of Ammon, and Jade Huntsman, 27, of Idaho Falls, are accused of unlawfully killing several trophy bull elk, mule deer, and pronghorn antelope since 2010. Fish and Game officials were alerted to the suspected poaching […]

Missing Idaho Man Found Dead in Utah River

Missing Idaho Man Found Dead in Utah River

LOGAN, Utah (AP) – Authorities say an Idaho man who hadn’t returned home from a picture-taking excursion in Utah was found dead in a river. Cache County deputies say they found the body of 62-year-old Malad resident Burt Singleton floating in the waters of the Logan River on Thursday. Investigators have ruled out foul play […]

Snow King Work on Schedule for November Snowmaking

Snow King Work on Schedule for November Snowmaking

  JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – Snow King Resort in Jackson is on schedule to have its new snowmaking infrastructure ready to go as soon as Halloween. Officials say 21 new snow-making machines have been delivered to the ski area’s base and will start to be installed this week. Along with other improvements, such as new […]

Labrador Votes Against Aiding Syrian Rebels

Labrador Votes Against Aiding Syrian Rebels

WASHINGTON, DC—Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID) Thursday voted against President Obama’s proposal to provide training and weapons to “moderate” rebel forces opposed to the Assad regime in Syria. Rep. Labrador issued the following statement: “Like all Americans, I am outraged and saddened by the murder of two Americans by ISIS. I would support a targeted operation to […]

Sheriff: Burned Armpit Hair Led to Idaho Car Crash

Sheriff: Burned Armpit Hair Led to Idaho Car Crash

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – A car full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after authorities say one of the passengers lit the driver’s armpit hair on fire with a lighter. The Idaho Statesman reports all five young people in the Ford Bronco were hurt in the crash Sunday and had to receive medical treatment. Authorities say […]

Family to Seek Compensation for Landslide Damage

Family to Seek Compensation for Landslide Damage

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – A family that lost a home in a creeping landslide in Jackson has filed notice that it intends to seek $4.17 million in damages from the town and Teton County. Their claim asserts a series of negligent actions and inactions served as catalysts for the slide earlier this year. The notice […]

South Valley Connector Moving Forward

South Valley Connector Moving Forward

(POCATELLO, ID) – Construction on the South Valley Connector is moving forward in Pocatello. The road, which will be finished in December of 2015, will connect South Fifth Avenue to the Bannock Highway on the sound end of town. Engineers tell Local News 8 that the new road will be especially helpful for emergency responders, […]

Ketchum Wants State to Use Nonlethal Wolf Control

Ketchum Wants State to Use Nonlethal Wolf Control

KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) – City leaders in the central Idaho resort town of Ketchum have passed a resolution requesting state officials use nonlethal methods to manage wolf conflicts with livestock in Blaine County. The city council in the resolution passed Monday said guard dogs, strobe lights and electric fencing are preferable to aerial gunning, hunting […]

Police Issue Caution About Harvesting Equipment

Police Issue Caution About Harvesting Equipment

(BLACKFOOT) – Idaho State Police are advising drivers to be cautious around slow moving farm equipment. The warning is especially relevant for Bingham County as the potato and sugar beet harvest seasons quickly approach.County officials say loaded potato trucks and inexperienced drivers are often a dangerous combination. Motorists are encouraged to keep a safe distance […]

Center Street Underpass Lanes Closed for Repairs

Center Street Underpass Lanes Closed for Repairs

(POCATELLO, ID) – All westbound traffic through the Center Street underpass in Pocatello will be closed Thursday. Street crews will be fixing the pump and drainage system for the underpass, which is well known for filling with water during heavy rains. Those needing to access Old Town from the east side are advised to take […]

Four Drugs Found in Teacher’s System

Four Drugs Found in Teacher’s System

(POCATELLO, ID) – A Pocatello school teacher charged with driving under the influence earlier this year had four different drugs in her system at the time of her arrest. A toxicology report revealed that Amy Smith was taking sleeping pills, antidepressants, and psychosis medication. Smith hit a crossing guard while pulling into the parking lot […]

Sentence Reduction Request Denied

Sentence Reduction Request Denied

  (IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A convicted murderer’s request for a reduced prison sentence was denied Wednesday. Adan Arroyo, who shot Kristy Aschliman to death in Bonneville County in 2013, was sentenced to 25 years to life. Arroyo’s attorney argued that his 23-year-old client deserved a second chance, and that a 15-year sentence would be […]

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