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Nearly 74,000 Sign up on Idaho Exchange

Nearly 74,000 Sign up on Idaho ExchangeBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Your Health Idaho’s executive director says nearly 74,000 Idahoans have selected a health insurance plan on the state-based exchange. Pat Kelly told exchange board members Tuesday that the number fell somewhere mid-range of the exchange’s projections. However, Kelly did not say how many of those enrolled for the first time. He […]

Idaho Falls Man Arrested for Arson

Idaho Falls Man Arrested for ArsonIdaho Falls, Idaho — An Idaho Falls man is being charged with arson in connection to a house fire on Cambria Drive in Idaho Falls Monday. Forty-three year old Melvin Savage was arrested in a hotel room in Colorado early Tuesday morning. The owner of the home that Savage is accused of setting on fire […]

Idaho Falls Temple to Close for Renovation

Idaho Falls Temple to Close for RenovationIdaho Falls, Idaho — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints announced Tuesday that Idaho Falls Temple will be closing for 18 months for major renovations. The temple will close up in March 2015. Church leaders are encouraging members who would typically go to Idaho Falls to attend the LDS temple in Rexburg […]

Maverick Store Robbed at Knifepoint

Maverick Store Robbed at KnifepointIdaho Falls, Idaho — The search is on for suspects in the knifepoint robbery of the Maverick convenience store on West Broadway in Idaho Falls.  The crime took place around 4 am Tuesday morning. The first suspect is believed to be a white male, early 20s and approximately 5’2 to 5’4 in height. He was […]

Ammon Declares Dec 17 Melvin Richardson Day

Ammon Declares Dec 17 Melvin Richardson DayAmmon, Idaho — Ammon Mayor Dana Kirkham has declared Wednesday, Dec 17th to be Melvin Richardson Day. Richardson served on the city council and mayor in the 1960’s before serving in the state legislature for 20 years. Richardson passed away last week at the age of 86. In the official declaration, Mayor Dana Kirkham honored Richardson […]

ISU’s Arias a Finalist for Walter Payton Award

ISU’s Arias a Finalist for Walter Payton AwardPHILADELPHIA (AP) – Idaho State quarterback Justin Arias was a runner-up for the Walter Payton Award for the best player in the Football Championship Subdivision. Villanova quarterback John Robertson won the award. Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. was a runner-up for the second straight season.

Newdale Man Convicted of Illegally Grizzly Bear Kill

Newdale Man Convicted of Illegally Grizzly Bear KillST. ANTHONY, Idaho (AP) – An Idaho man has been sentenced to 2 years’ probation after Idaho Fish and Game officials said he illegally killed a grizzly bear. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game announced the conviction on Monday, saying it was the first time the state has successfully prosecuted such a case since […]

More Cows Escape Meat-Packing Plant

More Cows Escape Meat-Packing PlantPocatello, Idaho — Three more cows escaped from the same meat-packing plant in Pocatello that had a cow escape on Friday. One of the cows has been recovered. The owners of Anderson Custom Pack suspect foul play saying that a gate holding the cattle in was tampered with. Each of the missing cows is worth […]

Behavioral Health Crisis Center Opens in Idaho Falls

Behavioral Health Crisis Center Opens in Idaho FallsIdaho Falls, Idaho — The ribbon was cut on the states very first behavioral health crisis center in Idaho Falls Monday. The 24 hour clinic will provide a place for people with mental health issues to be treated instead of taking them to jail or the hospital. The Behavioral Health Crisis Center of Idaho is […]

Fire Destroys Trailer Home

Fire Destroys Trailer HomeIdaho Falls, Idaho — A Bonneville County family is coping with the loss of their trailer home after it was destroyed by fire Sunday afternoon. The fire started after the a five year old boy was playing with matches. Firefighters were able to contain the fire on North 31st East and prevented it from spreading to […]

Many Ideas Floated over Yellowstone Park Bison

Many Ideas Floated over Yellowstone Park BisonBOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) – The snows inside Yellowstone National Park haven’t been enough to prompt the bison to leave the park boundaries yet, but discussion about what to do with the bison outside the park hasn’t lessened. Ranchers in the area fear bison from the park will spread disease to domestic cattle herds and support […]

State Committee to Review Standardized Test

State Committee to Review Standardized TestTWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – Nearly 20 south-central Idaho educators will help evaluate which standardized test questions public school students will see next spring. Starting Monday, Idaho’s Bias and Sensitivity Committee will meet for the first time to review more than 30,000 test items for the standardized test called the Smarter Balanced Assessment. The Times-News […]

Cow Bolts Butcher Shop, Police Give Chase

Cow Bolts Butcher Shop, Police Give ChasePOCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – A 1,000-pound cow being prepared for slaughter jumped a 6-foot fence and bolted through the streets of Pocatello before police shot and killed it after a lengthy pursuit. Pocatello Police Chief Scott Marchand tells the Idaho State Journal that his officers fired two shots at the heifer because it posed a […]

Radio Host, Former State Senator Mel Richardson Passes Away

Radio Host, Former State Senator Mel Richardson Passes Away  Idaho Falls, Idaho – Former state senator and long time radio show host Mel Richardson passed away at the age of 86 Thursday. He had been battling cancer. Richardson passed away in his home surrounded by his family. Mel Richardson began his broadcast career in 1952 as a disc jockey.  In 1958 he expanded […]

Attorney: BYU Student to Plead in Meth Lab Case

Attorney: BYU Student to Plead in Meth Lab CasePROVO, Utah (AP) – A Brigham Young University student accused of making methamphetamine in his room is expected to take a plea deal in the case. His lawyer told a judge Wednesday that BYU student Bryce Cazier plans to enter a plea at his next court date Jan. 14. Attorney Jere Reneer says Cazier was […]

NPS: Wyoming Can Manage Private Land in Grand Teton

NPS: Wyoming Can Manage Private Land in Grand TetonJACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – The National Park Service has decided that wildlife on private land within Grand Teton National Park is now under jurisdiction of the state of Wyoming and can be hunted. For decades wildlife on about 950 acres of private land within park boundaries was subject to federal rules, which meant that all […]

Separate Trials for Idaho Couple in Neglect Case

Separate Trials for Idaho Couple in Neglect CaseMOSCOW, Idaho (AP) – A northern Idaho couple accused of neglecting a 67-year-man in their care to such an extent he died of malnutrition or starvation will be tried separately. The Lewiston Tribune reports that 2nd District Judge John R. Stegner on Wednesday agreed with prosecutors to have separate trials for 24-year-old Charles Wright and […]

Shelley Teen Dies in Train-Pickup Collision

Shelley Teen Dies in Train-Pickup CollisionIDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) – Idaho State Police say an 18-year-old man was fatally injured when his pickup truck collided with a train as he tried to drive across a rail crossing in the town of Shelley. State police say Jonathon Adamson of Shelley was taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls […]

Ybarra Tightlipped on Budget, Policy Issues

Ybarra Tightlipped on Budget, Policy IssuesBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Sherri Ybarra says she’s staying mum on all things budget, policy and staffing until she’s sworn into office on Jan. 5. The recently elected Republican is in the middle of transitioning to become Idaho’s next superintendent of public instruction. Ybarra told The Associated Press Wednesday that it would be inappropriate to […]

Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot to Receive Horatio Alger Award

Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot to Receive Horatio Alger AwardIn the late 1800s, Horatio Alger made a name for himself writing novels about embattled youth who rose to nobility. Nowadays, the philanthropic organization that bears his name recognizes modern-day rags-to-riches stories such as McDonald’s Ray Kroc, Walmart’s Sam Walton, Home Depot’s Bernard Marcus, Coca Cola’s Douglas Ivester and now Frank VanderSloot, CEO of Idaho […]
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