Home » Archives by category » Featured News (Page 4)

IFPD Investigate Burglary

IFPD Investigate Burglary

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) –┬áThe 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 […]

Idaho’s Minimum Wage Only Half of Livable Wage

Idaho’s Minimum Wage Only Half of Livable Wage

BURLEY, Idaho (AP) – Single people in Idaho earn half of what is considered a livable wage, while households with children tend to face even more economical challenges. Living wages pays for housing, food, utilities and other expenses such as tucking money away for savings. The Times-News reports that livable wages for a single person […]

Principal Dies of Heart Attack

Principal Dies of Heart Attack

  (SHELLEY, ID) – The community of Shelley is mourning the loss of a school principal. Rob Campbell died of a sudden heart attack on Thursday. He’d been the principal at Sunrise Elementary for five years and was also a cross country coach. Administrators say counselors were at the school on Friday to help students […]

Early Voting in Bannock County Begins Monday

Early Voting in Bannock County Begins Monday

(POCATELLO, ID) — Bannock County Clerk Robert Poleki is reminding people that early voting in Bannock County begins Monday. Poleki tells KPVI that the polls are opening six weeks before Election Day to make it easier for voters to cast their ballots and not wait in line. Early voting in Bonneville County begins in Oct […]

Cougar Spotted in Rexburg

Cougar Spotted in Rexburg

(REXBURG, ID) – A woman reported seeing a mountain lion in Rexburg last week. Local News 8 reports that the animal was spotted in the Rexburg Bench area near the LDS temple at around midnight Wednesday. The woman who saw it, however, didn’t notify police until 11 hours later. Fish and Game officials say it […]

18-Hour Standoff in Fort Hall Ends in Arrest

18-Hour Standoff in Fort Hall Ends in Arrest

(FORT HALL, ID) – A Fort Hall man is in custody after an 18-hour standoff with area police. Neighbors reported hearing gunshots from the home of Ray Broncho on Lodge Pine Street at around 3 a.m. Saturday. Tactical response teams from at least four law enforcement agencies and the FBI were called in to assist. […]

American Falls Man Dies in One-Vehicle Crash

American Falls Man Dies in One-Vehicle Crash

UNDATED (AP) — A 22-year-old man from American Falls died early Saturday in a one-vehicle crash west of Chubbuck. Idaho State Police say Skyler Whitnah was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt west on Interstate 86 about 1 a.m. when the car went off the road. He was able to return the car to the interstate […]

Missing Man Recovered From Reservoir

Missing Man Recovered From Reservoir

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – The body of a missing man was pulled from Blackfoot Reservoir Saturday. Richard Scherbel of Blackfoot is presumed to have drowned after falling out of his boat Sept. 15. The 52-year-old’s body was located in the same area of the lake that two other people drowned in earlier this summer. Prior to […]

Audit Finds No Problems with Idaho Treasurer

Audit Finds No Problems with Idaho Treasurer

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Auditors for the Idaho Legislature say they have found no problems with accounting or administrative procedures at the state treasurer’s office. The audit, released Thursday, didn’t find anything significant conditions or weaknesses in the general management and accounting controls of the office. Treasurer Ron Crane says he’s extremely pleased with the […]

Idaho Unemployment Resumes Downward Trend

Idaho Unemployment Resumes Downward Trend

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho’s unemployment rate fell slightly in August to 4.7 percent – a drop of about a tenth of a percent. Idaho Department of Labor officials say that shows the state is resuming its nearly four year downward trend in unemployment rates. The Idaho Statesman reports July saw a slight uptick with […]

District 93 Discusses Overdue Lunch Bills

District 93 Discusses Overdue Lunch Bills

(AMMON, ID) – District 93 officials are looking into ways the district can absorb unpaid lunch bills. Parents owe the district an estimated $4,000 from last year alone. The district will be more hands on over the coming year by contacting parents with overdue bills. Still, administrators maintain that no child will go hungry, regardless […]

No Federal Grant for Railroad Crossing Study

No Federal Grant for Railroad Crossing Study

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – The city of Blackfoot will not receive a federal grant to study railroad crossings. Mayor Paul Loomis tells the Idaho State Journal that the city asked the U.S. Department of Transportation for an $800,000 grant, with the remaining $200,000 price tag being paid for by the city. Residents believe an overpass or […]

Proposed Interstate Could Go Through Idaho

Proposed Interstate Could Go Through Idaho

(TWIN FALLS, ID) – A proposed interstate highway could pass through Idaho. State authorities tell Local News 8 that the proposed I-11 would connect Phoenix to Las Vegas, then through the western U.S. and into Canada. One route would follow U.S. Highway 95 west of Boise, while another route could go along U.S. Highway 93 […]

Gas Prices Dropping

Gas Prices Dropping

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Gas prices have gone down slightly this month. The state average is now $3.69, six cents less than it was in August. Officials with AAA tell KIDK that the demand for oil is going down now that summer is ending, and prices will continue to drop through December. Idaho has the […]

Three Counties Recognized for No Highway Fatalities

Three Counties Recognized for No Highway Fatalities

(REXBURG, ID) – Five Idaho counties are being recognized for having no fatal traffic accidents last year. Three of those counties, Teton, Madison, and Butte, are in eastern Idaho. Officials with the Idaho Transportation Department tell Local News 8 that there were 213 fatalities on Idaho roadways in 2013. Idaho State Police credit area law […]

Man Suspected of Enticement

Man Suspected of Enticement

(MENAN, ID) – A Jefferson County man could be charged with felony enticement after he allegedly tried to lure children into his vehicle. Police say 45-year-old Kevin Strange approached young girls on several occasions in the Menan area, ordering them to get into his SUV. A parent of one of the children notified law enforcement, […]

Three Men Facing Poaching Charges

Three Men Facing Poaching Charges

(SHELLEY, ID) – Three eastern Idaho men are facing felony poaching violations. Robert Huntsman, 54, of Shelley, Chad Huntsman, 29, of Ammon, and Jade Huntsman, 27, of Idaho Falls, are accused of unlawfully killing several trophy bull elk, mule deer, and pronghorn antelope since 2010. Fish and Game officials were alerted to the suspected poaching […]

Missing Idaho Man Found Dead in Utah River

Missing Idaho Man Found Dead in Utah River

LOGAN, Utah (AP) – Authorities say an Idaho man who hadn’t returned home from a picture-taking excursion in Utah was found dead in a river. Cache County deputies say they found the body of 62-year-old Malad resident Burt Singleton floating in the waters of the Logan River on Thursday. Investigators have ruled out foul play […]

Snow King Work on Schedule for November Snowmaking

Snow King Work on Schedule for November Snowmaking

  JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – Snow King Resort in Jackson is on schedule to have its new snowmaking infrastructure ready to go as soon as Halloween. Officials say 21 new snow-making machines have been delivered to the ski area’s base and will start to be installed this week. Along with other improvements, such as new […]

Advertise With Us

Would you like to advertise on East Idaho News? Fill out this form to contact a representative.
  • Full and Last
  • The name of your company, business or brand.