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West Nile Shows up in Mosquitoes in Idaho

West Nile Shows up in Mosquitoes in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus have been found in the last week in northern and southern Idaho. Authorities in Ada and Boundary counties both found mosquitoes that tested positive for the virus. In 2006, Idaho led the nation in West Nile illnesses with almost 1,000 human infections, which contributed to […]

Idaho Falls Reaches Agreement with INL

Idaho Falls Reaches Agreement with INL

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – The city of Idaho Falls has reached an agreement with the Idaho National Laboratory to construct a solar power bank. Authorities with Idaho Falls Power say the solar bank will be built on the 700-block of University Boulevard. KIDK reports that the facility will help monitor how the INL’s electricity production […]

Red Hill Trail Reopens

Red Hill Trail Reopens

  (POCATELLO, ID) – A popular jogging trail in Pocatello has reopened to the public. Red Hill Trail has been closed for nearly a year because of the danger posed by the crumbling “I” logo that graced the western slope of hill for nearly 90 years. The logo has since been removed and the slope […]

Rexburg Woman Pleads Guilty in Stepdad Shooting

Rexburg Woman Pleads Guilty in Stepdad Shooting

(ST. ANTHONY, ID) – A Rexburg woman has pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting in the attempted murder of her stepfather. Jessica Brown gave ammunition, transportation, and a hotel room to Jermaine Wiley in April. He then shot Eric Norlen in Island Park during a custody dispute over Brown’s two-year-old child. Norlen has since recovered. […]

Ammon Gas Station Robbed

Ammon Gas Station Robbed

(AMMON, ID) – Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputies are on the lookout for a suspect who robbed the Tesoro gas station on East Sunnyside in Ammon Saturday night. The incident happened at around 11:30 p.m. The suspect, who is a male with a slender build and about 5’7″ did not claim to have a weapon. He […]

Father, Sons Involved in Poaching Ring

Father, Sons Involved in Poaching Ring

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – Three Moreland residents were in court last week on poaching charges. Bingham County prosecutors say 52-year-old Bill Jones Jr. and his sons, 18-year-old Rhett Jones and an unidentified minor, illegally killed two deer along the Snake River west of Blackfoot last November. The suspects, who did not have deer tags, reportedly used […]

Firefighters Battle Barn Blaze

Firefighters Battle Barn Blaze

(POCATELLO, ID) – Fire crews from around the Gate City responded to a blaze at a barn on the east side of Pocatello Saturday evening. Officials say the fire was isolated in a small area near Kimberly Lane and Pocatello Creek Road. Officials say the lack of wind and a quick response helped prevent the […]

Chubbuck ISU Credit Union Robbed

Chubbuck ISU Credit Union Robbed

(CHUBBUCK, ID) – Chubbuck Police are looking into an armed robbery at ISU Credit Union. A man walked into the branch on the 4900-block of Yellowstone Avenue at around 1 p.m. Saturday. The suspect, who police identified as 45-year-old Randy Ted Jordan, showed a gun, tied up two employees, and left on foot with an […]

Blackfoot Woman Killed in Oregon Crash

Blackfoot Woman Killed in Oregon Crash

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – A Blackfoot woman was killed in a crash along I-84 in Oregon over the weekend. . Authorities say 60-year-old Tanda Pratt, who died from her injuries, was a passenger in a pickup driven by 30-year-old Todd Pratt, also of Blackfoot. The family was towing a camp trailer eastbound when they crashed Saturday […]

American Falls Reservoir Body Identified

American Falls Reservoir Body Identified

(AMERICAN FALLS, ID) – Authorities have identified the body of a man found on a beach at American Falls Reservoir earlier this week. On Thursday, detectives identified the body of 30-year-old Ernesto “Gibby” Galvan. The man disappeared in early January, and for a time was listed as one of Bannock County’s Most Wanted. The Power […]

Chubbuck Man Dies in Arizona Jail

Chubbuck Man Dies in Arizona Jail

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – Authorities say a Coconino County jail inmate is dead from an apparent suicide. The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office says 49-year-old Clinton Lee Davis, of Chubbuck, Idaho, was discovered hanging from a ladder in his cell late Wednesday afternoon. Sheriff’s spokesman Gerry Blair says detention officers and a registered nurse tried to […]

Gem Lake Shooting Accidental

Gem Lake Shooting Accidental

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A shooting at Gem Lake in Idaho Falls on Wednesday has been ruled an accident. Detectives with the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office believe the bullet may have been fired from a long distance, as far as two miles away. Swimmers heard the bullet fly over their heads just before hearing the […]

Bonneville County Workers Want Raises

Bonneville County Workers Want Raises

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Bonneville County employees want a raise. KIDK reports that commissioners are working on next year’s budget, and have agreed to implement a three percent cost-of-living wage increase for about 400 workers. The county will take public comments at a hearing on Aug. 26, and will likely made a final decision following […]

Car Burglaries Up in Eastern Idaho

Car Burglaries Up in Eastern Idaho

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Car burglaries are on the rise around eastern Idaho. Idaho Falls Police say there were several vehicle break-ins at the Belmont Estates subdivision Tuesday night. In Pocatello, burglars are prowling car dealerships at night looking for unlocked doors. At Phil Meador Toyota, a suspect reportedly tore out a center console and […]

Jackson Ends Ban on Sleeping in Cars

Jackson Ends Ban on Sleeping in Cars

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – The town of Jackson is ending its ban on people sleeping in their cars. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that the town council decided this week to change its rules to allow people to spend one night in their vehicle anywhere within city limits. Councilor Jim Stanford suggested repealing […]

Naked Man in Idaho Falls Park Gets Week in Jail

Naked Man in Idaho Falls Park Gets Week in Jail

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) – A Twin Falls man taken into custody after being found naked in an eastern Idaho city park has pleaded guilty to indecent exposure. The Post Register reports that 50-year-old Marvin Locke made the plea Wednesday following his arrest on Tuesday in Freeman Park in Idaho Falls. Authorities say Locke was […]

Joint Paving Could be Illegal

Joint Paving Could be Illegal

(MCCAMMON, ID) – The city of Pocatello is paving parking lots and streets in McCammon, and the project could violate Idaho laws. KPVI reports that in unusual cases, cities will sometimes share the costs of roadwork. The project was bid by a private contractor at $18,000, but the city of Pocatello outbid them at $4,000. […]

Otter: Don’t Send Migrant Kids to Idaho

Otter: Don’t Send Migrant Kids to Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has sent a letter to federal officials telling them not to send any of the unaccompanied young migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border to Idaho. Otter on Wednesday sent the letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, and […]

Another Tribe Cancels Ted Nugent Concert

Another Tribe Cancels Ted Nugent Concert

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) – A second Northwest Indian tribe says it doesn’t want right-wing rocker Ted Nugent performing at its casino. The News Tribune reports the Puyallup  Tribe said Thursday it’s canceling Nugent’s concerts scheduled for Aug. 2 and 3 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington. The news came three days after Idaho’s […]

Yates Enters Race for State GOP Chair

Yates Enters Race for State GOP Chair

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) — Idaho Falls businessman Steve Yates announced Wednesday that he will be a candidate for Idaho Republican Party Chairman.  In a release, Yates pointed out three areas of priority as a candidate and chairman: focus forward, linking grassroots and governance, and “coming home.” Yates has spent 24 years working public policy issues […]

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