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Girl Scout Convention Coming to Salt Lake City

Girl Scout Convention Coming to Salt Lake CitySALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Salt Lake City will host the national convention for Girl Scouts of the USA starting Thursday. More than 5,000 people from around the country are expected to gather to discuss the direction of the organization, elect new officials and give girls leadership training. The organization hosts a convention every three […]

Jesus Portrait Defaced in LDS Building Vandalism

Jesus Portrait Defaced in LDS Building VandalismDUCHESNE, Utah (AP) – Authorities in eastern Utah are looking for whoever vandalized a Mormon meetinghouse and spray-painted an anarchy symbol over a portrait of Jesus Christ. The Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office says at least two people entered the building in Duchesne between late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning. Sheriff’s Lt. Travis Tucker says […]

Idaho Rodeo Queen Waives Right to Hearing

Idaho Rodeo Queen Waives Right to HearingBOISE, Idaho (AP) – The Miss Caldwell Night Rodeo Queen and former Boise State University Bronco girl who faces a felony grand theft charge has waived her right to a preliminary hearing. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that 23-year-old Chelsi Ann Horton entered the decision Wednesday and is next scheduled to appear in 4th District Court […]

Idaho Student Running to Catch Bus Hit by Pickup

Idaho Student Running to Catch Bus Hit by PickupPAYETTE, Idaho (AP) – Authorities say a 13-year-old southwest Idaho boy is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle as he ran to catch a school bus. The Argus Observer reports that the Payette Middle School student was crossing U.S. Highway 95 on Thursday morning when he was struck by a northbound pickup. […]

Men Arrested After Fatal Stabbing in Boise

Men Arrested After Fatal Stabbing in BoiseBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Two southwest Idaho men are in custody following the fatal stabbing of another man outside a Boise strip club Thursday morning. Boise police say they responded to The Torch Lounge at about 2:30 a.m. and found one man dead. Another man was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Authorities say […]

Idaho Cheese Company, Feds Reach Settlement

Idaho Cheese Company, Feds Reach SettlementBOISE, Idaho (AP) – A south-central Idaho cheese producing company has agreed to pay the federal government $88,000 following allegations it failed to properly adhere to regulations involving a colorless gas that can cause temporary blindness. Jerome Cheese Company admitted to no lapses in its handling of some 10,000 pounds of anhydrous ammonia each year […]

Crash Closed Teton Pass

Crash Closed Teton Pass(DRIGGS, ID) – A two-vehicle crash closed Teton Pass Thursday night. Law enforcement officials from Teton County, Wyoming say both cars caught on fire after the collision, which happened shortly before 8 p.m. The names of those involved have not been released. Preliminary reports suggest that one of the drivers may have been distracted, causing […]

Ybarra Responds to Voting Lapse

Ybarra Responds to Voting LapseBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Republican candidate for Idaho state schools chief Sherri Ybarra says she’s running for office to repay the state for not voting in a general election since 1996. According to The Spokesman-Review, Ybarra told a debate panel Wednesday that it wasn’t news when her voting record released earlier this week revealed a […]

Campaign Signs Stolen in Pocatello

Campaign Signs Stolen in Pocatello(POCATELLO, ID) – Campaign signs are up all around eastern Idaho, and so are sign thefts. KPVI reports that those caught stealing signs usually face misdemeanor citations, but could be charged with felonies if the thefts are serious enough. Bannock County Clerk Robert Poleki has lost at least five signs already, resulting in two people […]

Idaho Man Charged after Burrito Thrown at Worker

Idaho Man Charged after Burrito Thrown at WorkerHAYDEN, Idaho (AP) – A northern Idaho resident at an assisted living facility accused of throwing a burrito at an employee has been charged with battery. The Coeur d’Alene Press reports that police took 52-year-old Travis Micho into custody Sunday after he told an officer he became angry at the employee and threw a burrito […]

Poetry Book Fire Destroys Home, Woman Sentenced

Poetry Book Fire Destroys Home, Woman SentencedTWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – A south-central Idaho woman who set fire to a book of poetry she made for her boyfriend but that spread and burned down his house has been sentenced to one to 10 years in prison. The Times-News reports that Deborah Perez received the sentence Monday in 5th District Court but […]

Sheriff: No Criminal Negligence in Corn Maze Death

Sheriff: No Criminal Negligence in Corn Maze DeathHAUSER, Idaho (AP) – Authorities say they found no criminal negligence in the death of a Washington state man who was hit by a bus at a zombie attraction in a northern Idaho corn maze. KREM-TV reports that the Kootenai County sheriff’s office in Idaho says it doesn’t plan to recommend charges in last Friday’s […]

Rocky Mountain Teacher Gets STEM Grant

Rocky Mountain Teacher Gets STEM Grant(AMMON, ID) – Students at Rocky Mountain Middle School in Ammon are benefitting from a $15,000 STEM grant from the Idaho National Laboratory. KIDK reports that the funds will go toward the school’s robotics program. STEM program manager Anne Seisert hopes the new robotics kits the school will purchase will motivate more students to pursue […]

Jehovah’s Witnesses Expanding Church Building

Jehovah’s Witnesses Expanding Church Building(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Idaho Falls is getting a major renovation. Local News 8 reports that the current building is 40 years old, and only has enough space to hold about 160 people. Both English and Spanish-speaking congregations meet in the church, and the new upgrades will expand […]

Montana Considering Fate of Yellowstone Bison

Montana Considering Fate of Yellowstone Bison(WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT) – Montana wildlife officials will meet Thursday to discuss the future of nearly 150 bison that wandered out of Yellowstone National Park. About 70 animals are expected to go to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in the northeast part of the state, while another 35 will go to the Cherokee Nation of […]

Coach Kramer Receives Three-Year Extension

Coach Kramer Receives Three-Year Extension(POCATELLO, ID) – Idaho State University football coach Mike Kramer will stay in the Gate City for at least another three years. Kramer’s biggest improvements have been with student-athlete performance in the classroom. The team has an average GPA above 3.0. Kramer received a three-year extension with the university this week, just as the Bengals […]

Idaho Begins Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Idaho Begins Issuing Same-Sex Marriage LicensesBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Same-sex couples in Idaho were issued marriage licenses Wednesday morning at courthouses across the state after months of on-again, off-again messages from the courts. It is the latest state to begin recognizing gay marriage in the wake of a series of court rulings nationwide. Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter said Tuesday […]

Man Steals Copper Pipe from Idaho Falls

Man Steals Copper Pipe from Idaho Falls(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Iona man has been linked to the theft of copper copper from the Idaho Falls Water Department. Kendall Quinton was arrested this week on a warrant for felony grand theft. Quinton, who is a former city employee, reportedly took an estimated 2,600 pounds of copper pipe over a two-year period. […]

Idaho Candidates Face off in Gubernatorial Debate

Idaho Candidates Face off in Gubernatorial DebateBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho’s gubernatorial candidates threw jabs at one another while participating in the latest governor debate focusing on the state’s economic health, education funding and same-sex marriage. Republican Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter repeated arguments used in prior debates pointing out that his Democratic opponent A.J. Balukoff did not have the experience or […]

Enrollment Down in Teacher Ed Program

Enrollment Down in Teacher Ed Program(POCATELLO, ID) – Enrollment is down in Idaho State University’s teacher education program. Administrators say enrollment dropped 12 percent between 2012 and 2013. College of Education Dean Deb Hedeen tells KPVI that 90 percent of the program’s graduates become certified in Idaho, but poor paying entry-level jobs aren’t keeping them in the Gem State. Historically, […]

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