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Man Arrested After Stabbing

Man Arrested After StabbingTetonia, Idaho — A local man is facing felony charges after a stabbing Thursday night in Tetonia. Timothy Gray stabbed a 43 year old man several times before fleeing police in the victim’s truck. The Teton County Sheriff’s office, with the help of Idaho State Police, arrested the 26 year old Gray after a car […]

IFRA Reports Jump in Passengers

IFRA Reports Jump in PassengersIdaho Falls, Idaho — More people are flying in and out of the Idaho Falls Regional Airport. The city announced Thursday that the number of fliers in 2014 was up 12 percent from 2013. The city owned airport is looking for more big things in the future. It received a $500,000 grant to establish a […]

Idaho Falls Keeps Runoff Elections

Idaho Falls Keeps Runoff ElectionsIdaho Fall, Idaho — Runoff elections in Idaho Falls are staying put, at least for now. The City Council unanimously tabled the issue at their meeting Thursday night. They can bring it up again, but only after public comment. They had considered scrapping the Runoffs after some brought up concerns about how much they cost.

Committee Pushes to Ban Instant Racing

Committee Pushes to Ban Instant RacingBoise, Idaho — The future of instant racing machines in Idaho took a huge hit Wednesday. The Senate State Affairs Committee voted 8-1 to push along a bill that would ban the betting machines. The Committee heard five hours of testimony from both sides of issue. The bill now heads to the full senate.

Public Lands Rally Held at Capitol

Public Lands Rally Held at CapitolBoise, Idaho — About 500 people are expected on the Statehouse steps at noon Thursday for the “keep public lands in public hands” rally. The Idaho Legislature has been exploring options to attempt to transfer control of most federal public lands to the state, with backers saying the state could do a better job and […]

Commissioners Stick with Plan to Suspend Fair

Commissioners Stick with Plan to Suspend FairPocatello, Idaho — Several people came to the Bannock County Courthouse Wednesday night to let the County Commissioners know how they feel about the North Bannock County Fair being suspended. After hearing from those who came out, the Commissioners stood by their decision. The South Bannock County Fair, held in Downey, will go on as […]

Jefferson County Sheriff Pleads Guilty

Jefferson County Sheriff Pleads GuiltyRigby, Idaho – Not Guilty. That is the plea put in by Jefferson County Sheriff Blair Olsen during his court appearance Wednesday. Olsen is facing charges for allegedly using public money to personal use. He could face up to 47 years in prison and $35,000 in fines. His next court date is May 11.

Local Radio Shacks Shutting Down

Local Radio Shacks Shutting DownPocatello, Idaho — Radio Shack will be closing more than 1,700 stores nationwide. Three of them are in Eastern Idaho. The Chubbuck, Pocatello, and Rexburg locations will be closing their doors. Radio Shack has been struggling for some time and recently filed for bankruptcy.

Idaho Falls Airport Mulling Changes

Idaho Falls Airport Mulling ChangesIdaho Falls, Idaho — The Idaho Falls Regional Airport may be getting a rebrand. On Monday the Idaho Falls City Council heard some proposals for a new marketing plan for the city owned airport. One change could be a new name. The city is looking to urge travellers to fly out of Idaho Falls instead […]

McQuilliams in California Court Thursday

McQuilliams in California Court ThursdayTruckee, California – The man accused in the New Year’s Day shooting in Idaho Falls that left Anna Rae Ponce dead is due in a California court Thursday morning. Kevin McQuillams will appear before a judge, who will determine if McQuilliams is the man that Bonneville County is looking for. If the judge does determine that […]

Marijuana Laws Makes Recruiting Troopers Tougher

Marijuana Laws Makes Recruiting Troopers Tougher  Boise, Idaho — Idaho’s strict anti-marijuana laws are making it harder to recruit potential troppers from out of state. That is according to some Idaho law enforcement officials. They say Idaho is losing out to other states with more lax marijuana laws. Currently, Idaho rejects applicants who have had natural or synthetic marijuana in […]

District 91 Donates 95,000 Cans to Food Bank

District 91 Donates 95,000 Cans to Food BankIdaho Falls, Idaho — The Idaho Falls Food Bank has 95,000 more cans of food  thanks to Idaho Falls School District 91. Their annual Souper Bowl food drive wrapped up on Friday. Students delivered the cans of food Tuesday afternoon.

Body of Missing Man Found

Body of Missing Man FoundIdaho Falls, Idaho — Idaho Falls Police announced Tuesday that they have found the body of an Idaho Falls man missing since November. The body of 36 year old James Wise was found about 200 feet from where his car was parked on Milligan Road. His death has been ruled a suicide.

Powwow Cancelled Amid Racing Machine Controversy

Powwow Cancelled Amid Racing Machine ControversyPost Falls, Idaho — The controversy involving instant racing machines has led to one of the biggest Powwows in the nation to be cancelled. It is held annually at the Greyhound Park in Post Falls. The announcement comes as four Indian tribes in Idaho are pushing the state to outlaw “instant racing” electronic betting machines.

“Calling City Hall” Scheduled for Tuesday

“Calling City Hall” Scheduled for Tuesday  Pocatello, Idaho  – If you have a question you would like to ask Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad, then Tuesday night is your chance. The Mayor’s monthly “Calling City Hall” program will begin at 6:30pm on Government Access Television Channel 11. The program helps citizens learn about their city government and community issues. It is […]

Student Working on Bag Ban

Student Working on Bag BanBlackfoot, Idaho — As part of her senior project, 16-year-old Hayley Lemon is taking on environmental issues. At Tuesday’s city council meeting, the Snake River High student will ask the Blackfoot City Council to ban plastic and paper shopping bags. Lemon, who describes herself as coming from an “outdoorsy family,” says she wants to see […]

Rhoades Case Featured on Cable

Rhoades Case Featured on Cable  Idaho Falls, Idaho — A murder case from Eastern Idaho will be featured on an upcoming cable television program. Tuesday night, Investigation Discovery will air a show looking into murders committed by Paul Ezra Rhoades. Rhodes was executed by lethal injection in 2011 after being convicted of three murders in Idaho Falls and Blackfoot […]

U.S. Army: No Decision Yet on Bergdahl

U.S. Army: No Decision Yet on Bergdahl  Washington, D.C. – A spokesman for the U.S. Army denied some national media reports yesterday that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will be charged with desertion. U.S. Senator Jim Risch was told Tuesday by Army officials that no decision has been made and the case is still being reviewed. Hailey native Bowe Bergdahl walked away from […]

LDS Church Backs LGBT Rights, Religious Freedom

LDS Church Backs LGBT Rights, Religious FreedomSalt Lake City, Utah — Leaders for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints held a rare news conference on Tuesday calling for a “balanced approach” when in comes to gay rights and religious freedom. The church reiterated its support for some housing and job protections for gays and lesbians.  At the same […]

Man Identified in Police Shooting Death

Man Identified in Police Shooting DeathRexburg, Idaho — Police have identified the man who was shot to death by police over the weekend after he tried to rob a Rexburg drug store. Authorities say Daryl Myler of Driggs fired first as he was fleeing the store Saturday. No officers or bystanders were hurt, however, a Brigham Young University-Idaho student reported a […]

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