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Energy Secretary Announces $3.7 Million coming to Idaho for Nuclear Projects

Energy Secretary Announces $3.7 Million coming to Idaho for Nuclear Projects

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) – U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz says the United States must adapt all types of energy production to help minimize the negative impacts of global warming. Moniz spoke in front of a crowded room in Idaho Falls Wednesday at the inaugural Intermountain Energy Summit. Idaho congressmen Jim Risch, Mike Crapo and […]

Lawyer: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl wants to attend college

Lawyer: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl wants to attend college

  HOUSTON (AP) – The attorney for an Army sergeant held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years says the soldier wants to attend college once the investigation into how he was captured by the Taliban is finished. Attorney Eugene Fidell, a military justice expert who teaches at the Yale Law School, […]

Military Surplus Material Goes to Local Police, Deputies

Military Surplus Material Goes to Local Police, Deputies

(POCATELLO, ID) – A federal program is putting affordable military-surplus material into the hands of local law enforcement agencies. Officials say area police departments can receive bullet-proof vests, clothing, weapons, and ammunition, often for free through the U.S. Department of Defense. Pocatello Police received more than a dozen rifles through the program in recent years, […]

Mayoral Candidates Named in Jackson Race

Mayoral Candidates Named in Jackson Race

(JACKSON, WY) – Two people will square off in the mayoral race in Jackson this November. Tuesday’s primary elections left Sara Flitner and Mark Nowlin has the top candidates. Nowlin tells Local News 8 that his service on the planning commission and the Jackson town council makes him the best candidate. Flitner counters that her […]

Storm Drains Perform Well in Heavy Rains

Storm Drains Perform Well in Heavy Rains

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Storm drains in Idaho Falls and Ammon held up well during heavy rain showers this week. Idaho Falls Public Works Director Chris Fredericksen tells KIDK that his employees worked hard to make sure the drains worked properly. Experts say both cities aren’t fully equipped to handle very heavy rains in a […]

Russian Man Missing in Teton County, Wyoming

Russian Man Missing in Teton County, Wyoming

(JACKSON, WY) – Search and Rescue teams in Teton County, Wyoming are on the lookout for a man who has been missing since Sunday. Aleksandr Sagiev, a 21-year-old Russian national, was last seen using a cell phone at Dornan’s Pizza in Moose on August 17. Interagency search efforts began on Wednesday. Sagiev is white, with […]

Tornado Hits Mackay Area

Tornado Hits Mackay Area

(MACKAY, ID) – A tornado touched down in the Mackay area Wednesday afternoon. Officials with the National Weather Service in Pocatello say the twister struck a few miles southeast of Mackay in Leslie at around 1:30 p.m. Weather spotters reported wind gusts in excess of 120 miles per hour, and several structures sustained damage. Historically, […]

Woman Witnessed Fatal Shooting Near Blackfoot

Woman Witnessed Fatal Shooting Near Blackfoot

BLACKFOOT, Idaho (AP) – The Bingham County sheriff says a woman witnessed the fatal shooting of a man at a residence about 20 miles northeast of Blackfoot. Sheriff Craig Rowland says a neighbor called 911 just before 8 p.m. Monday to report the shooting. The victim, 21-year-old Miguel Davalos, died at the scene. Rowland told […]

Sec. of Energy Headlines Energy Summit in Idaho Falls

Sec. of Energy Headlines Energy Summit in Idaho Falls

(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  – Idaho Falls hosted the inaugural Intermountain Energy Summit Tuesday and Wednesday. The Event was designed to bring industry and political leaders throughout the west together to collaborate on better ways to create and use energy. Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper was a key figure in putting the event together.  She says […]

Start of School Delayed for Longfellow Elementary

Start of School Delayed for Longfellow Elementary

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) — Longfellow Elementary students will have to wait a little longer to break in their newly constructed school.  The start of school for Longfellow has been pushed back a week to Sept. 9.  All other schools in Idaho Falls District 91 will start as scheduled. The delay will allow construction crews to […]

Idaho Schools Superintendent Accepts New Job

Idaho Schools Superintendent Accepts New Job

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho’s Superintendent of Public Instruction has taken a job with a national organization that promotes science, technology, engineering and math education programs. Tom Luna announced Tuesday that he will begin working as a vice president for Project Lead the Way early next year. Luna announced in January that he would not […]

Farmers Salvaging Grain Crops

Farmers Salvaging Grain Crops

  (IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Local farmers are making the best of an otherwise dismal grain crop. Experts tell KIDK that many farmers won’t be able to sell their barley to beer manufacturers because the grain kernels have too much moisture, causing them to sprout. That leaves growers with few options, and some are selling […]

Heavy Rains Soak Idaho Falls

Heavy Rains Soak Idaho Falls

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Heavy rains soaked much of eastern Idaho on Tuesday, especially in Idaho Falls. The storm hit at around 7:30 p.m. filling streets and parking lots with more than a foot of water in some places. The storm produced small hailstones as well, but no major damage was reported. Isolated thunderstorms are […]

Mead Wins the GOP Primary for Wyoming Governor

Mead Wins the GOP Primary for Wyoming Governor

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Gov. Matt Mead has won the Republican primary election for Wyoming governor, beating two other GOP candidates as he seeks re-election in November. Mead, a former federal prosecutor, was elected governor in 2010. During his term, statewide unemployment has dropped to about 4 percent. Mead also has presided over an increase […]

Man Run Over by Dump Truck, Killed

Man Run Over by Dump Truck, Killed

CHUBBUCK, Idaho (AP) – A 75-year-old Pocatello man has died after being run over by a dump truck. The Idaho State Police say the accident happened at about 7 p.m. in Chubbuck. The ISP says Devere Lowry was standing behind a dump truck when he released the brakes on a trailer being pulled by a […]

Name of Homicide Victim Released

Name of Homicide Victim Released

BLACKFOOT, Idaho (AP) – The Bingham County sheriff’s office has begun a homicide investigation after a shooting death west of Blackfoot. Deputies were dispatched at about 8 p.m. Monday to a report of a 21-year-old man who had been shot. The sheriff’s office says Miguel Davalos died at the scene. An autopsy is planned Wednesday. […]

INL to Host Energy Summit

INL to Host Energy Summit

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) – The U.S. Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, is among the speakers who will attend the inaugural Intermountain Energy Summit in Idaho Falls this week. The Aug. 19-20 conference will feature panel discussions on the future of energy policy and production in North America. Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and Rep. […]

Invasive Weed Located in Gem Lake

Invasive Weed Located in Gem Lake

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An invasive weed has been found in Gem Lake near Idaho Falls. KPVI reports that it’s the first time Flowering Rush has been located in water systems around Idaho Falls. The cattail-like weed is known to be in other eastern Idaho watersheds, and causes extreme damage to irrigation systems and wildlife […]

Auction Helps Toddler Battling Leukemia

Auction Helps Toddler Battling Leukemia

(DRIGGS, ID) – Teton Valley residents recently helped raise more than $20,000 for a toddler fighting leukemia. Local News 8 reports that a 4-H pig was auctioned off a total of 34 times to help the family of 2-year-old Edie Barnes. Her father, Rod, says it’s something he’ll never forget. University of Idaho extension agent […]

Accused Bank Robber Pleads Not Guilty

Accused Bank Robber Pleads Not Guilty

(POCATELLO, ID) – A man accused of robbing a Pocatello bank last month has pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors say video surveillance shows 60-year-old Ronald Shumaker robbing the US Bank on Yellowstone Avenue. Schumaker was arrested in Montana two days after the incident. His alleged accomplice, 61-year-old William Reimer, has entered a not guilty plea in […]

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