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Court: Gay marriage may begin in Idaho

Court: Gay marriage may begin in IdahoBOISE, Idaho (AP) – A federal appeals court declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada on Tuesday and followed the ruling a few hours later with a mandate allowing the Idaho marriages to start immediately. The mandate, issued Tuesday evening, means that same-sex couples in Idaho won’t have to wait for the standard 7-day […]

Arco Woman Injured when Train Hits Semitrailer

Arco Woman Injured when Train Hits SemitrailerST. ANTHONY, Idaho (AP) – An eastern Idaho woman sustained injuries after a train struck her tractor-trailer at a railroad crossing on U.S. Highway 20 near St. Anthony. Idaho State Police say 52-year-old Lori Clark’s tractor-trailer stopped on the tracks Monday at about 5:15 p.m. and was struck by a southbound Eastern Idaho Railroad locomotive. […]

Idaho Teen Enters Plea in Torched Jeep Case

Idaho Teen Enters Plea in Torched Jeep CaseBURLEY, Idaho (AP) – A 19-year-old southern Idaho woman accused of setting her ex-boyfriend’s Jeep on fire because she believed he had cheated on her has reached a plea agreement. The Twin Falls Times-News reports that Myra Gutierrez of the small town of Paul has pleaded guilty to felony burglary. She had been charged in […]

Candidates Spar in Secretary of State Debate

Candidates Spar in Secretary of State DebateBOISE, Idaho (AP) – The two candidates running to be Idaho’s next chief of elections faced off for the first time, with each promising to leave their partisan politics at the door if elected. GOP state Rep. Lawerence Denney of Midvale focused on his nearly 20 years of political experience during Monday’s debate in Boise. […]

Sandcreek Launches Anti-Bullying Campaign

Sandcreek Launches Anti-Bullying Campaign(AMMON, ID) – Students and staff at Sandcreek Middle School in Ammon have developed an anti-bullying campaign. Principal Lyndon Oswald tells Local News 8 that the school has started a “No More Bullies Club.” The group already has about 50 members, and promotes anti-bullying messages through flyers and T-shirts. The school also allows students to […]

Inmate Hurt in Oneida County Jail

Inmate Hurt in Oneida County Jail(MALAD, ID) – A jail inmate was seriously injured at the Oneida County Courthouse Monday. Authorities say the man, whose name has not been released, jumped over a four-foot bannister on the third floor and fell to the second floor below. The Idaho State Journal reports that the man is listed in serious condition at […]

Gas Prices Going Down

Gas Prices Going Down(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Gas prices are going down around eastern Idaho. The average price of a gallon of unleaded dropped 4.3 cents in the past week. KIDK reports that gasoline is now $3.55 on average across the Gem State. That’s still well above the national average of $3.30. Experts say oil has dropped under […]

IRS Scam Targets East Idaho

IRS Scam Targets East Idaho(AMERICAN FALLS, ID) – Eastern Idahoans are being targeted by phone scammers claiming to be from the IRS. Officials say would-be victims are told that they’re entitled to major refunds, or that they owe money. Those who don’t pay up are threatened with arrest. They even call back later claiming to be local law enforcement. […]

Emails: WMU Football Team Trashed Lockers at UI

Emails: WMU Football Team Trashed Lockers at UIBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Emails from University of Idaho officials show that football players from Western Michigan University knocked some locker room sinks loose, broke a trophy and caused other damage after their game against Idaho last month. The damage was bad enough that Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear billed Western Michigan $500 for cleanup […]

Pocatello Police Never Fired Shots at Seward

Pocatello Police Never Fired Shots at Seward(POCATELLO, ID) – Pocatello Police say they never fired shots at a man who led them on a high speed pursuit Saturday night. Authorities tell KPVI that 46-year-old Bryan Seward fired multiple shots during the pursuit, none of which resulted in any injuries. A department spokesperson says it’s against policy to fire on a moving […]

Former Rigby Chiropractor Charged with Rape

Former Rigby Chiropractor Charged with RapeGREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) – A former Great Falls chiropractor who lost his state license for inappropriately touching employees during treatments he required them to receive as part of their employment is now charged with raping one of those employees. Reese Riggin pleaded not guilty in District Court on Oct. 2 to a charge of […]

High Court Denies Gay Marriage Appeals

High Court Denies Gay Marriage Appeals  WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions. The justices on Monday did not comment in rejecting appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. The court’s order immediately ends delays on […]

Test Reactor Being Refurbished

Test Reactor Being Refurbished(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – The Idaho National Laboratory is refurbishing the TREAT test reactor west of Idaho Falls. The facility, which was built in 1959, has been closed since 1994. The U.S. Department of Energy is spending $75 million to restart the reactor, which uses very little uranium. The INL is enlisting the help for […]

Yellowstone, Grand Teton Consider Fee Increase

Yellowstone, Grand Teton Consider Fee IncreaseJACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – The National Park Service is considering raising entrance fees to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks by $5. Vehicles entering the parks now are charged $25 for a seven-day pass good for both parks. The Park Service is looking at fee increases at other parks around the country as well. Yellowstone […]

Man Fined for Yellowstone Drone Incident

Man Fined for Yellowstone Drone Incident(WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT) – An Oregon man has been fined $1,000 for flying a drone in Yellowstone National Park. Donald Criswell admitted to flying the drone Aug. 19 in the Midway Geyser Basin. In June, federal authorities banned unmanned aircraft in all national parks. Special exemptions remain in place for non-profit and commercial filmmakers with […]

Cable One Upgrading to Digital Signal

Cable One Upgrading to Digital Signal(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Cable ONE is updating its digital cable signal January 1. Officials say the cable provider is dropping its analog service and going completely digital. KIDK reports that the company is providing two free black digital converter boxes for each customer household beginning Oct. 21. Additional boxes can be rented for $5 […]

Flights from I.F. to Boise Face Delays

Flights from I.F. to Boise Face Delays(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A proposed charter flight service between Idaho Falls and Boise has been delayed. Administrators with the Idaho Falls Regional Airport tell Local News 8 that the flights were supposed to start last week, but they’ve been suspended indefinitely because too few flights were booked. Airport personnel also cited unspecified personal reasons […]

Study: Wyoming Elk Feeding Curtails Migration

Study: Wyoming Elk Feeding Curtails MigrationJACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – New research indicates that the migratory instincts of Jackson Hole’s elk herds have been diminished by decades of supplemental feeding. Compared with animals that make a living off the land year round, the research finds that northwestern Wyoming’s fed elk don’t migrate as far, migrate faster and spend about a month […]

Idaho Falls Man Killed in Utah Accident

Idaho Falls Man Killed in Utah Accident(SALT LAKE CITY, UT) – A 27-year-old Idaho Falls man was fatally struck by a motorist along I-15 in Salt Lake City over the weekend. Victor Muller had run out of gas and was running across the freeway carrying a gas can when he was hit. It happened Friday evening at around 10:30.  A friend and […]

Man Fires at Officer, Shoots Self

Man Fires at Officer, Shoots Self(POCATELLO, ID) – A Pocatello man committed suicide following a high speed chase with police Saturday night. Brian Seward fired on an officer during a routine traffic stop on West Center Street at around 9:30 p.m. The 46-year-old then sped away, eventually crashing his vehicle into a mobile home at the Green Ash Trailer Court. […]

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