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Fire Damages Idaho Falls Apartment Building

Fire Damages Idaho Falls Apartment Building

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A fire caused extensive damage to an Idaho Falls apartment complex Sunday night. The fire started at the Parkwood Pointe complex on the 1900-block of Parkwood just after 7 p.m. Everyone in the building was evacuated, and three people lost their home.  Those displaced are staying with family members until a […]

Rexburg Forms Task Force to Address Flooding Concerns

Rexburg Forms Task Force to Address Flooding Concerns

(REXBURG, ID)  – After facing the wrath of homeowners affected by last month’s flash flood, the city of Rexburg has formed a task force to address infrastructure issues. A July 15 storm overwhelmed the city’s drainage system causing significant damage to several homes and buildings. KIFI reports that the task force is made up of Mayor […]

DUI Charges Refiled Against Pocatello Teacher

DUI Charges Refiled Against Pocatello Teacher

  (POCATELLO, ID) – The state has re-filed felony DUI charges against Pocatello teacher Amy Smith. Prosecutors had dismissed initial charges last month without prejudice, citing a lack of incriminating evidence including a toxicology report. The results of that report will be made public August 19, when Smith heads back to court. Smith nearly struck […]

Larry Craig’s Brother-in-Law Missing

Larry Craig’s Brother-in-Law Missing

(BOISE, ID) – Authorities are looking for the brother-in-law of former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig. Bill Summers left his home in Council on Sunday, shortly before noon. Family members say Summers suffers from memory loss, and may have tried to go fishing in Montana. Summers is 78 years old with gray hair and blue eyes. […]

Madison Memorial Outsourcing ER Operations

Madison Memorial Outsourcing ER Operations

(REXBURG, ID) – Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg has begun outsourcing emergency room operations. KIDK reports that the University of Utah’s health care division took over the ER last month in an effort to better meet the needs of the town’s growing population. Within a year, all ER staff members could become University of Utah […]

Burglars Target Garages in Pocatello

Burglars Target Garages in Pocatello

  (POCATELLO, ID) – Burglars are targeting garages in the Highland area of Pocatello. KPVI reports that the suspects appear to be using automatic remotes and randomly driving through neighborhoods hoping that they’ll find a vulnerable house with an unsecured garage door. In one case, a family lost about $1,200 in goods, including a laptop. […]

Chubbuck Sears Closing

Chubbuck Sears Closing

(CHUBBUCK, ID) – The Sears store at the Pine Ridge Mall in Chubbuck is closing. The company announced Thursday that the store will close in early November. Sears is changing its business model after operating at a loss of nearly $940 million last year. The closure will mean 28 employees will have to find jobs […]

Preliminary Hearing Delayed for Murder Suspect

Preliminary Hearing Delayed for Murder Suspect

(FORT HALL, ID) – A Fort Hall woman accused of first degree murder had her preliminary hearing delayed this week. Prosecutors say Josie Theboy set a fire in a home on the 12000-block of Cherry Lane in Bannock County during a robbery. The May 7 fire killed 47-year-old Martin Anderton. Theboy and her accomplice, Delson […]

Drone Crashes in Yellowstone Hot Spring

Drone Crashes in Yellowstone Hot Spring

(WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT) – A tourist crashed a drone into the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park last week. The park bans the use of camera-equipped drones, since they’re considered a recreational activity. All such activities must be cleared by the National Park Service and have to be safe for both visitors and the […]

Aberdeen Simplot Closure Delayed Again

Aberdeen Simplot Closure Delayed Again

  (ABERDEEN, ID) – J.R. Simplot executives are keeping their Aberdeen plant open for another month. The plant was initially slated to close in March, but was delayed because of setbacks at the company’s new facility in Caldwell. Local News 8 reports that the closure will impact 127 hourly workers and another 13 salaried employees. […]

Cash Stolen from Madison County Safe

Cash Stolen from Madison County Safe

(REXBURG, ID) – Authorities are investigating a theft incident in the Madison County Planning and Zoning Office. The Upper Valley Standard Journal reports that a “small amount of money” was taken from a safe in June, which is estimated to be between $100 and $200. The county has changed the combination on the safe, and […]

Amnesia Patient Identified

Amnesia Patient Identified

(PRESTON, ID) – Preston Police have identified a man who couldn’t remember his own name. Authorities say they used fingerprints to identify Thomas McCracken, whose last known residence was in Hailey. The Idaho State Journal reports that McCracken showed up at the Franklin County Medical Center last weekend and appears to be suffering from amnesia. […]

Shelley Man Convicted for Fatal Crash

Shelley Man Convicted for Fatal Crash

(MINOT, ND) – A Shelley man could spend up to five years in prison for negligent homicide. Clark Christensen, who was convicted this week, maintains that it was a sneezing fit that caused him to collide with several vehicles at a stop light in North Dakota last year. Prosecutors, however, believe 58-year-old Christensen failed to […]

Bergdahl Questioned for Nine Hours Wednesday

Bergdahl Questioned for Nine Hours Wednesday

HOUSTON (AP) – The U.S. Army and an attorney for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl say military investigators have begun questioning the solider about his disappearance in Afghanistan that led to five years in captivity by the Taliban. The Idaho Statesman is reporting that Bergdahl was questioned for about nine hours on Wednesday and is expected to […]

Fireworks Use Restricted in Central Idaho

Fireworks Use Restricted in Central Idaho

HAILEY, Idaho (AP) – City officials in central Idaho have reduced the time period residents can use fireworks in order to lower the risk of wildfires. The Idaho Mountain Express reports that the Hailey City Council voted Monday to limit firework use to four days around the Fourth of July instead of two weeks. The […]

Floods Cause Sewage System Backup in Blackfoot

Floods Cause Sewage System Backup in Blackfoot

(BLACKFOOT, ID)  – Many parts of Blackfoot found itself underwater after a severe rains storm brought flash floods on Wednesday.  More than a foot of standing water was reported in parts of town.  Water had also entered many homes and apartments. Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis urged people to avoid using water until after midnight.  County […]

Clubhouse at Melaleuca Field Burglarized

Clubhouse at Melaleuca Field Burglarized

(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  – The visiting clubhouse at Melaleuca Field was broken into early Tuesday morning. According to Idaho Falls Police, the break-in happened sometime between 4:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Ten players reported items missing including baseball gloves and sun glasses.  IFPD is investigating.

Traffic Increases for Pocatello Airport

Traffic Increases for Pocatello Airport

(POCATELLO, ID) – Air traffic at the Pocatello Regional Airport was up 17 percent in July over the same period last year. Officials tell the Idaho State Journal that airlines are offering competitive rates for flights in and out of the region, and that many are finding it a more affordable alternative than flying out […]

South Bannock County Fair Upgrades

South Bannock County Fair Upgrades

(DOWNEY, ID) – It’s fair time in Marsh Valley. The South Bannock County Fair begins this week in Downey. Superintendent Piney Morrison tells Local News 8 that this year’s event was put together with big upgrades in mind. That includes upgraded facilities, plumbing, and electrical, as well as a fresh coat of paint on the […]

Flash Flooding Impacts Pocatello, Chubbuck

Flash Flooding Impacts Pocatello, Chubbuck

(POCATELLO, ID) – Flash flooding shut shutdown busy corridors in Pocatello and Chubbuck Tuesday. The Yellowstone overpass near Staples was reduced to one lane as police blocked off a low-lying section of road because of high water. The flooding was further complicated by ongoing construction, which has left Yellowstone riddled with potholes and other hidden drop-offs. […]

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