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‘Living Lights’ Opens Friday at Museum of Idaho

‘Living Lights’ Opens Friday at Museum of Idaho

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) — The Museum of Idaho’s newest exhibit, Glow: Living Lights, opens on Friday, September 26 and runs through November 29. The focus of the exhibition is on bioluminescence. This phenomenon allows creatures to produce light for communicating, camouflage, attracting prey, and for other reasons scientists still don’t understand. “This exhibition offers visitors an interactive […]

Campus Public Safety Receives Accreditation

Campus Public Safety Receives Accreditation

(POCATELLO, ID)  — Idaho State University Campus Public Safety has received accreditation by the Idaho Chiefs of Police Association (ICOPA). This accreditation, held by only 20 percent of all police departments in Idaho, recognizes the University’s level of law enforcement standards.   There are 94 standards of performance that an agency has to meet or […]

Cell Tower Proposed at Chubbuck School

Cell Tower Proposed at Chubbuck School

(CHUBBUCK, ID) – Some Chubbuck parents are up in arms about a proposed cell phone tower on the Chubbuck Elementary School playground. T-Mobile wants to put it there to help provide better coverage for their customers, and would pay District 25 $1,500 a month to cover it. Opponents tell KPVI that they’re concerned that the […]

Jackson Changes School Start Times

Jackson Changes School Start Times

(JACKSON, WY) – Students at Jackson Hole High School now have more time to sleep in. Local News 8 reports that the school’s start time has changed from 7:35 a.m. to 8:55 a.m. Administrators say the later time is better for the health of teenagers, and has a proven track record of improving grades and […]

Worker Killed in Explosion at Idaho Dairy

Worker Killed in Explosion at Idaho Dairy

RUPERT, Idaho (AP) – A south-central Idaho man has died in an explosion at a dairy. Authorities tell The Times-News the explosion occurred at about 6 a.m. Monday as 30-year-old Dayne A. Hansen of Rupert did welding work on a trailer. Minidoka County Sheriff Eric Snarr says the explosion damaged the shop and other equipment. […]

Rexburg Woman Discovered Dead

Rexburg Woman Discovered Dead

(REXBURG, ID) – A Rexburg resident was found dead in an apartment Tuesday. The victim was identified as a 36-year-old woman, but her name has not been released. Police say she was found by her roommates at around 6:30 a.m. The woman did not have any known medical issues and foul play is not suspected. […]

Shelley Women Linked to Business Thefts

Shelley Women Linked to Business Thefts

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A Shelley woman has been arrested on a charge of felony grand theft. Christian Ceja is accused of stealing about $1,600 from her employer. The alleged thefts occurred earlier this month at Check to Cash on the 1100-block of East 17th Street in Idaho Falls. Authorities say 31-year-old Ceja provided false […]

Idaho Woman Charged with Felony over Chewed Seat

Idaho Woman Charged with Felony over Chewed Seat

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) – A northern Idaho woman has been charged with a felony after police said she chewed up the upholstery of a patrol car seat. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that 42-year-old Staci Anne Spence was charged late last week with felony malicious injury to property and misdemeanors including resisting arrest and […]

Idaho Hospital Expands Remote Translation Service

Idaho Hospital Expands Remote Translation Service

  TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – More emergency room patients in southern Idaho have the chance to describe their symptoms in their native language – even if they only speak Farsi – through a pilot program by St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center. The Times-News reports that the hospital has expanded its remote translation service […]

Idaho Exchange Board Approves 261 Coverage Plans

Idaho Exchange Board Approves 261 Coverage Plans

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho’s online marketplace will offer 261 different coverage plans to individuals and small businesses wanting health insurance. The state’s health exchange board members approved five companies Monday to offer the plans, which will open for enrollment Nov. 15. Those companies are Blue Cross of Idaho, BridgeSpan, PacificSource, SelectHealth and Mountain Health […]

Hunter Injured in Wyoming Bear Attack

Hunter Injured in Wyoming Bear Attack

(DUBOIS, WY) – An elk hunter was attacked by a grizzly bear in western Wyoming over the weekend. The attack happened Sunday afternoon just north of Dubois when two elk hunters stumbled upon a female grizzly and her two cubs. One of the hunters was bit in the side, and the other fended off the […]

Monarch Fire Investigation Delayed

Monarch Fire Investigation Delayed

(POCATELLO, ID) – Fire officials in Pocatello are still working to determine what caused the Monarch fire in Old Town earlier this month. Chief David Gates tells KPVI that unstable flooring and debris have slowed the investigation. A structural engineer will soon decide whether or not the building should be torn down. The First National […]

Hobby Lobby to Bring as Many as 50 Jobs

Hobby Lobby to Bring as Many as 50 Jobs

(AMMON, ID) – The proposed Hobby Lobby store in Ammon will bring as many as 50 jobs. KIDK reports that the 50,000 square foot facility will be constructed in the Sandcreek Commons at the corner of Hitt and Sunnyside. Full-time positions will start at $15 an hour, while part-time employees will be paid $10 an […]

Shilo Inn Disturbance Leads to Arrest

Shilo Inn Disturbance Leads to Arrest

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A disturbance at the Shilo Inn Lounge led to an arrest Friday evening. Local News 8 reports that security officers detained 21-year-old Nikolai Novack after he kicked over tables and became combative in the bar. When police arrested him for disturbing the peace, he reportedly kicked two of the officers as […]

Alcohol a Factor in I-15 Crash

Alcohol a Factor in I-15 Crash

(POCATELLO, ID) – Four people were hospitalized following a crash on I-15 Sunday night. Idaho State Police say 32-year-old Emily Thomas of Pocatello rear-ended a utility trailer being towed by 43-year-old Daniel Leavitt, also of Pocatello. Both vehicles crashed into the median, and Thomas was ejected from her car. Traffic around the scene of the […]

Fort Hall Man Arrested After High Speed Pursuit

Fort Hall Man Arrested After High Speed Pursuit

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – A Fort Hall man was arrested Monday on felony eluding charges. Leonard Brunette was involved in a chase on the reservation, but the pursuit ended before the 27-year-old could be stopped. He was later located by police at a gas station in Blackfoot, but drove away and resumed fleeing with officers in […]

Pocatello Man Linked to Stabbing

Pocatello Man Linked to Stabbing

(POCATELLO, ID) – A Pocatello man is in custody after a stabbing early Monday. William Guadette III was in a domestic dispute on the 1000-block of East Poplar when the 38-year-old stabbed another man. Officers say Guadette and the man were arguing over a broken relationship. Guadette had two warrants out for his arrest, and […]

Man Arrested For Bonneville County Shooting

Man Arrested For Bonneville County Shooting

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A Nampa man has been arrested in connection to a shooting in Bonneville County. Douglas Heaton was taken into custody on a felony warrant last Friday. The 33-year-old is accused of shooting Travis Best in the arm during an argument on July 22. Heaton is also accused of threatening a woman with […]

IFPD Investigate Burglary

IFPD Investigate Burglary

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – The Idaho Falls Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred at a convenience store early Sunday morning. According to reports, officers responded to a burglar alarm at the Tesoro gas station at 960 John Adams around 2:10 a.m. Unknown suspect(s) broke into the convenience store and stole two cases of beer […]

Voter Registration Scam Hits Jackson Hole

Voter Registration Scam Hits Jackson Hole

(JACKSON, WY) – A voter registration scam is targeting residents of Teton County, Wyoming. Authorities say people are going door-to-door collecting personal information claiming to be part of a voter registration drive. KIDK reports that under Wyoming law, these drives are illegal, and all voter registration must occur in person at the elections office or […]

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