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Fighting Deer Rescued from Deep Window Well

Fighting Deer Rescued from Deep Window WellPOCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – Wildlife officials in southeastern Idaho rescued two male deer that apparently fell into a deep window well at a house while sparring. The Idaho State Journal reports that Idaho Department of Fish and Game workers and officers from the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office pulled the two bucks out last week. Fish […]

Police: Kidnapped Idaho Man Found Dead in Oregon

Police: Kidnapped Idaho Man Found Dead in OregonNAMPA, Idaho (AP) – Authorities say a 46-year-old man kidnapped from his southwest Idaho home has been found dead in his vehicle in eastern Oregon. Police say the body of Jeffrey Dyer was found Sunday afternoon in Ontario, Oregon, and the death is being investigated as a homicide. Police say that at about 9:30 a.m. […]

Funeral Services Set for National Guard Pilots

Funeral Services Set for National Guard PilotsBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Two chief warrant officers killed when their Apache attack helicopter went down during a training mission near the Boise airport died of blunt force trauma due to the crash. The Idaho National Guard on Monday released the Ada County Coroner’s report about the Thursday crash that killed 50-year-old Stien P. Gearhart […]

Idaho Statehouse Needs Accessibility Upgrades

Idaho Statehouse Needs Accessibility UpgradesBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho officials are working toward making the state Capitol building compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Officials tell The Spokesman-Review that the cost for the upgrades is about $400,000. The U.S. Department of Justice began looking into accessibility following a complaint two years ago. That’s not long after a $130 […]

Idaho Republican Party Pushes for Recount

Idaho Republican Party Pushes for RecountLEWISTON, Idaho (AP) – The Idaho Republican Party is encouraging two of its candidates to ask for recounts where they narrowly lost to their Democratic challengers in the Nov. 4 election. Republican state Rep. Thyra Stevenson of Lewiston lost to Democrat Dan Rudolph by 26 votes. Meanwhile, fellow Republican Mike Kingsley lost to House Minority […]

Investigation Finds Faked Research at University

Investigation Finds Faked Research at UniversitySALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Authorities say an investigation has found faked research at a University of Utah chemical engineering lab. Investigators looking into allegations of doctored photos found a graduate student manipulated images of microscopic structures called nanorods to make it look like a theory on how to change their position worked. University of […]

Museum of Idaho Honoring Vets with Flag Display

Museum of Idaho Honoring Vets with Flag DisplayIdaho Falls, Idaho — The Museum of Idaho will be presenting an original display, The Fight for Peace: WWI’s Allied Veterans to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the start of World War I and honor our country’s veterans and military personnel. On Veteran’s Day, November 11, the Museum of Idaho will be offering free […]

Child Playing on Tracks Struck, Killed by Train

Child Playing on Tracks Struck, Killed by TrainSPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) – Authorities say a 5-year-old boy reportedly playing on railroad tracks near his Utah home has died after being hit by a freight train. Police spokesman Lt. Matt Johnson says three young children were playing at the tracks in Spanish Fork late Sunday afternoon when the train passed going about 40 […]

Mormon Bishop Apologizes over anti-Reid Blog

Mormon Bishop Apologizes over anti-Reid BlogRENO, Nev. (AP) – A Mormon bishop in Los Angeles apologized Sunday for the tone of a blog saying Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was unworthy to enter the faith’s temples, but stood by his criticism of Reid’s stance on some issues. Mark Paredes says he also apologizes for giving the impression he was criticizing […]

Group Fighting to Keep Mail Center Open

Group Fighting to Keep Mail Center OpenPocatello, Idaho — The mail distribution center in Pocatello is scheduled to be partially shut down next year, but one group won’t let that happen without a fight. A ‘day of action’ is planned for next Friday at the Flandro Drive post office to rally support for keeping it open. In a statement, the USPS says […]

Police Investigating Health Clinic Burglary

Police Investigating Health Clinic BurglaryAmmon, Idaho — The Bonneville County Sheriff’s office is looking for suspects after a burglary at an Ammon health clinic resulted in $11,000 worth of losses. Pearl Health Clinic was broken into Wednesday. Computers, tablets, and cash were among the items reported missing. At this point it is not clear if any personal medical information was […]

Teen Arrested for Arson

Teen Arrested for ArsonPocatello, Idaho — A house fire on North Arthur in Pocatello is being treated as arson and police have a suspect in custody. A 17 year old boy has been charged in the case. His name is not being released because of his age. No injuries were reported. The investigation continues.

National Guard Soldiers Killed in Helicopter Crash

National Guard Soldiers Killed in Helicopter CrashBOISE, Idaho (AP) – The Idaho National Guard says the two crew members are dead after their Army National Guard helicopter crashed last night in Boise. Col. Tim Marsano confirmed the deaths but did not release any details on the two pilots. He says the pilots were on a training mission when the Apache combat […]

National Forest Pot Grower Convicted on 5 Charges

National Forest Pot Grower Convicted on 5 ChargesBOISE, Idaho (AP) – A Mexican man has been convicted of growing 7,000 marijuana plants in two locations on the Boise National Forest. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boise says a federal jury on Tuesday convicted 28-year-old Juan Pablo Villasenor of two counts of manufacturing more than 1,000 marijuana plants. The jury also convicted Villasenor […]

Statewide Initiative Fails in Idaho Election

Statewide Initiative Fails in Idaho ElectionBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho voters rejected the only statewide initiative, and perhaps the most complicated ballot issue, in Tuesday’s election. The constitutional amendment would have allowed lawmakers to reject rules created by executive branch agencies. The amendment failed by a slim margin, collecting 50.3 percent opposing votes, despite it being unanimously supported by Idaho […]

Plan Calls for Increased Public Transportation

Plan Calls for Increased Public Transportation  Pocatello, Idaho — The Bannock Transportation Planning Organization has plans to make Pocatello more connected. The plan would call for more public transit options that would connect different parts of town with buses and make the city more pedestrian friendly. No plans have been formally adopted and public comment is still welcomed.

Bond to Replace 1885 Courthouse Fails

Bond to Replace 1885 Courthouse FailsPARIS, Idaho (AP) – Voters in southeast Idaho have rejected a $3 million bond to replace a courthouse built in 1885. The Idaho State Journal reports that the bond to build a new courthouse in Bear Lake County received about 58 percent of the vote Tuesday, short of the super-majority of 66 percent needed. Bear […]

Educators Disapprove of Ybarra’s Election

Educators Disapprove of Ybarra’s Election  Pocatello, Idaho — The Pocatello Education Association is expressing its displeasure with the election of Sherri Ybarra as State Superintendent of Public Instruction. PEA President Tom Vanderen tells Local News 8 that local educators do not feel she is qualified for the position and are concerned about her plans once she is in office. […]

Melaleuca Rewards 150 Employees with $1.6 Million in Loyalty Bonuses

Melaleuca Rewards 150 Employees with $1.6 Million in Loyalty BonusesIDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Nov. 5, 2014 – Celebrating your anniversary with Melaleuca is extremely rewarding. At least, that’s what 150 Melaleuca employees have to say now that their wallets are heavier. They received $1,677,734.26 million in longevity bonuses at Tuesday’s annual employee meeting for having passed landmark anniversaries with the company.   Melaleuca’s loyalty […]

Ybarra Narrowly Defeats Jones for Schools Chief

Ybarra Narrowly Defeats Jones for Schools ChiefBoise, Idaho — In a race that wasn’t decided until the early morning hours on Wednesday, Republican Sherri Ybarra won the race state superintendent of public instruction. Ybarra defeated Democrat Jana Jones by only 5,715 votes.          

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