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Burley Man Gets 10 Years for Sexual Abuse

Burley Man Gets 10 Years for Sexual Abuse

(BURLEY, ID) – A Burley man has been sentenced to ten years in prison on two felony counts of sexual abuse. Prosecutors say 36-year-old Gregg Bedke used duct tape to pin a ten-year-old girl’s arms behind her back before molesting her. At the time the alleged abuse happened, Bedke was on parole for aggravated battery. […]

Pocatello Police: Lock Doors to Avoid Burglaries

Pocatello Police: Lock Doors to Avoid Burglaries

(POCATELLO, ID) – Pocatello Police are reiterating their warning to lock up vehicles to avoid burglaries. Several recent break-ins have occurred in the Indian Hills area, and dozens of others occurred last fall in residential areas north of Old Town. They’re also encouraging people to lock their garage doors if possible, and to join Neighborhood […]

Idaho Ranks Poorly for Health Care Price Transparency

Idaho Ranks Poorly for Health Care Price Transparency

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A health care industry lobbying group has given Idaho hospitals an “F” grade for their pricing of surgeries and other treatment. The Catalyst for Payment Reform is criticizing the Gem State’s lack of transparency when it comes to letting consumers know the price of procedures ahead of time. Executives at Mountain […]

State to Offer $200 for Students in AP Classes

State to Offer $200 for Students in AP Classes

(BOISE, ID) – The Idaho Department of Education has announced that high school juniors and seniors enrolled in dual-credit AP classes will have access to up to $200 a year in funding. Officials say the money will be available primarily to pay for college-level credits and exams starting next year. The department doesn’t have a […]

“Fablehaven” Author Visits Idaho Falls Schools

“Fablehaven” Author Visits Idaho Falls Schools

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – The author of the popular “Fablehaven” children’s book series visited schools in Idaho Falls Wednesday. Brandon Mull’s fantasy novels have been on The New York Times’ best-seller list in recent years. Mull said he was happy to visit eastern Idaho, where the books are popular among kids and parents alike. Mull […]

Auditors: State Misspent Food Stamp Money

Auditors: State Misspent Food Stamp Money

(BOISE, ID) – State auditors say the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare misspent $2.5 million in federal aid that should’ve gone to families on food stamps. Officials reportedly used the leftover funds from 2008 to pay for salaries and other non-assistance costs last year. Federal rules require that those funds be used exclusively for […]

Rigby Couple Wins Lottery

Rigby Couple Wins Lottery

(RIGBY, ID) – A Rigby couple won $250,000 on an Idaho Lottery scratch card Sunday night.  Mike and Sarah Bell bought their ticket at KJ’s Travel Center on Iona Road. The pair had quite the time convincing family members that it wasn’t an April Fools’ joke. The convenience store that sold the ticket will also […]

Rollovers Reported Along I-15 Near Arimo, Malad

Rollovers Reported Along I-15 Near Arimo, Malad

(MALAD, ID) – Blizzard-like conditions were responsible for several slide-offs along I-15 throughout the region Tuesday.  Seventy-seven-year-old Gordon Carson and his wife, 72-year-old Maureen Carson, both of Alberta, Canada, were hospitalized following a rollover near the Malad Summit.  The Carsons, who were wearing their seat belts, were taken to Portneuf Medical Center and later released. […]

Viacom Drops Cable ONE Channels

Viacom Drops Cable ONE Channels

(PHOENIX, AZ) – Cable ONE is losing all of its Viacom-affiliated channels. The company failed to reach an agreement with Viacom after seeking a price reduction over concerns about lower ratings. Channels like BET, Centric, and VH-1 have long struggled to stay afloat amid years of declining viewership. As a result, Viacom has charged cable […]

Rocky Mountain Power Donates to Idaho Foodbank

Rocky Mountain Power Donates to Idaho Foodbank

(POCATELLO, ID) – Rocky Mountain Power gave a $10,000 donation to the Idaho Foodbank Tuesday. Officials say that the foodbank is able to provide three meals for every dollar donated. With an estimated 60,000 eastern Idaho families needing financial assistance to cover the cost of groceries, foodbank manager Rebecca Ristrem says the donation will go […]

Pocatello School District announces Head Start

Pocatello School District announces Head Start

(POCATELLO, ID)  –  Head Start in the Pocatello/Chubbuck School District #25 is currently taking applications for the 2014-2015 school year.  They are reminding parents that your child should be three or 4-years old before September 1st and need to meet certain limited income guidelines.  If so, your child may be eligible for the program.  To […]

Skier Killed at Jackson Hole Resort

Skier Killed at Jackson Hole Resort

(JACKSON, WY) – A man was killed while skiing at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Monday morning.  Authorities say 31-year-old Peiter Swanson suffered traumatic injuries as a result of a fall in an area known as “The Parachutes.” Emergency responders with the Jackson Hole Ski Patrol attempted life-saving procedures within minutes of the accident. Swanson […]

I.F. Man Gets 25 Years for Shooting at White House

I.F. Man Gets 25 Years for Shooting at White House

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls man will serve 25 years in federal prison for shooting a rifle at the White House. Oscar Ortega-Hernandez, whose conspiracy-fueled quest for religious justice led him to fire an AK-47 at the White House in 2011, hit the executive mansion eight times and caused an estimated $100,000 in […]

Boise Man Arrested for Drugs in Idaho Falls

Boise Man Arrested for Drugs in Idaho Falls

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A Boise man was arrested in Idaho Falls Sunday on felony drug charges. Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Maverik store on the 3200-block of South Yellowstone following a call about a suspicious person on the property.  Forty-eight-year-old Alonzo Peery was found to have a warrant for his arrest […]

Pocatello House Catches Fire

Pocatello House Catches Fire

(POCATELLO, ID) – Officials are still investigating what caused a fire at a Pocatello home Monday morning. Crews responded to a report of a fire at a residence on the 900-block of North 11th at about 8:30 a.m. Preliminary statements indicate that the fire started in the kitchen, then spread to other parts of the […]

Pocatello Drunk Driver Linked to Jerome Crash

Pocatello Drunk Driver Linked to Jerome Crash

  (JEROME, ID) – A Pocatello woman allegedly caused a major accident along I-84 near Jerome Monday. Idaho State Police say 50-year-old Bernadette Nelson was intoxicated when she made an illegal U-turn in an emergency crossover. Nelson struck another vehicle as she was attempting to merge into oncoming traffic. Both drivers were taken to St. […]

Idaho Among Highest for Federal Dependency

Idaho Among Highest for Federal Dependency

(BOISE, ID) – Idaho ranks among the top half of all states nationwide that depend on government funds to stay afloat. According to a report released last week by WalletHub, only 20 states depend on a larger percentage of federal tax revenue than Idaho. Experts say Idahoans receive about $1.40 in federal aid for every […]

Idaho Receives $14K in “Four Loko” Settlement

Idaho Receives $14K in “Four Loko” Settlement

(BOISE, ID) – Idaho will receive a little over $14,000 as a result of a settlement involving 20 states that sued Phusion Products. The company, which markets the malted energy drink known as “Four Loko,” allegedly advertised its product to younger people, many of whom were minors. The drink was reported to have caused a […]

Man Admits to Robbing Pocatello Bank

Man Admits to Robbing Pocatello Bank

(POCATELLO, ID) – A man has admitted to robbing the U.S. Bank in Pocatello Friday. Police say 61-year-old William Reimer of Pocatello walked into the bank on North Arthur at around 3 p.m. and handed a note to a teller demanding cash. Reimer was located standing outside the bank a short time later. The suspect, […]

Yellowstone Has Biggest Earthquake in 29 Years

Yellowstone Has Biggest Earthquake in 29 Years

(WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT) – Yellowstone National Park had its biggest earthquake in nearly 30 years Sunday. A magnitude 4.8 temblor hit the north end of the park near the Norris Geyser Basin just after 6:30 a.m. Following a series of small earthquakes in central Idaho last week, a magnitude 3.1 earthquake struck an area about […]

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