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Idaho Business Group Launches Site to Attack Balukoff

Idaho Business Group Launches Site to Attack Balukoff

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – A recently launched website is targeting Idaho’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate A.J. Balukoff’s and criticizing his political stances, but Balukoff says the site is using lies to undermine his campaign against Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter. The Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry’s political action committee posted the site Tuesday. The site attacks […]

Ashton Removes Nitrates From Water

Ashton Removes Nitrates From Water

(ASHTON, ID) – After years of battling potentially dangerous chemicals, the city of Ashton has finally cleaned up its drinking water. KIDK reports that the town built a $3.1 million water treatment facility in 2012 to filter out problematic nitrates. Officials with the Natural Resources Conservation Service are also helping Ashton’s area farmers correct the […]

Constitution Party Rejects Gubernatorial Candidate

Constitution Party Rejects Gubernatorial Candidate

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) – The Constitution Party of Idaho has rejected its gubernatorial candidate. The Lewiston Tribune reports that delegates at the party’s recent state convention in Cascade voted against endorsing Steve Pankey for governor. The 63-year-old Pankey describes himself as celibate, a born-again Christian, and Idaho’s first openly gay gubernatorial candidate. Constitution Party Chairman […]

Wheelchair-Bound Man Robs Bank

Wheelchair-Bound Man Robs Bank

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – A south-central Idaho man police say robbed a bank while in a wheelchair but was captured in the parking lot is in custody. The Times-News reports that 60-year-old Robert Bower of Twin Falls is being held in the Twin Falls County Jail and is facing a felony robbery charge. Twin […]

Officers Identified in Trespassing Inicident

Officers Identified in Trespassing Inicident

(BLACKFOOT, ID) –  The identities of all five people involved in a drunken trespassing incident west of Blackfoot earlier this month has been released.  Jake Yancey, Andrew Adrignola, Ryan Anthony and Anthony Overby have been named in a incident report issued by the Bingham County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday.   None are being fired, but both […]

Pocatello Dems Focusing on Unions

Pocatello Dems Focusing on Unions

(POCATELLO, ID) – Democrats in Bannock County are hoping to rally the support of labor unions in November. State Sen. Roy Lacey says Pocatello was built largely by union workers, but support for Democrats has waned since Idaho became a Right to Work state. Lacey tells Local News 8 that the key to success in […]

Blackfoot Woman Robbed at Knifepoint

Blackfoot Woman Robbed at Knifepoint

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – A Blackfoot woman was robbed at knifepoint Wednesday afternoon. Police say the woman was walking along a path near Rose Pond when a man approached her and took some of her personal belongings. It happened shortly before 2:30 p.m. The suspect is described as  Hispanic, around 5′ 5″ with dark hair and […]

Pedestrian Hit by Motorcycle

Pedestrian Hit by Motorcycle

(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  –  A 12 year old girl was struck by a motorcycle in Idaho Falls on Tuesday.  The accident happened Tuesday evening in the 600 block of East 13th Street. According to reports, a motorcycle, driven by 31-year-old Keith W. Lowman, was traveling west on 13th Street when a 12-year-old girl started to […]

Interstate Renamed to Honor Veterans

Interstate Renamed to Honor Veterans

(BOISE, ID)  – The next time you go drive on Interstate 84 in Idaho, you might see the signs calling it by its new name. KTVB reports that the newly named Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway was dedicated Tuesday morning in a ceremony on the steps of the Idaho Statehouse. The Idaho Legislature approved a bill […]

Simplot Potato Processing Plant Closures Delayed

Simplot Potato Processing Plant Closures Delayed

ABERDEEN, Idaho (AP) – The J.R. Simplot Company has delayed the closure of two potato processing plants in Idaho. Simplot spokesman David Cuoio told the Capital Press that layoffs at the Aberdeen plant are now expected to happen in September, and the Nampa plant will likely close Oct. 31. The company initially planned to close […]

Tougher Security at Boise State’s Albertsons Stadium

Tougher Security at Boise State’s Albertsons Stadium

  (BOISE, ID)  –  Boise State University announced Tuesday that it will be increasing security measures at Albertsons Stadium.  Metal detectors will be added and security will be checking bags.  The school says the changes will make the game environment at Boise State safer. For those looking forward to seeing the Broncos play in person […]

Semi Stuck at Underpass

Semi Stuck at Underpass

  (POCATELLO, ID) – A semi truck got stuck under the Center Street underpass in Pocatello Tuesday morning. Police say the driver wasn’t aware of designated trucking routes through Pocatello, and had to be carefully backed out from beneath the underpass, where there was no clearance. The Idaho State Journal reports that no significant damage […]

Allstate Roadside Leaving Chubbuck

Allstate Roadside Leaving Chubbuck

  (CHUBBUCK, ID) – Allstate is closing its roadside assistance division in Chubbuck.  The call center was projected to employ more than 200 workers when it opened in early 2013. Executives say Allstate isn’t leaving Chubbuck completely, and that other divisions will replace the Roadside Services portion of the facility. They hope to keep as […]

PRT Station Holds Grand Opening

PRT Station Holds Grand Opening

POCATELLO, ID) – Pocatello Regional Transit hosted a grand opening for their new station south of town Tuesday. The $6 million facility is located near the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office, and will replace the crumbling former transit center. Local News 8 reports that PRT will soon be offering bus passes at outlets like Albertson’s, the […]

Search for Missing Man in Northern Yellowstone

Search for Missing Man in Northern Yellowstone

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) – A search is underway for a 22-year-old Georgia man who was swept down a dangerous river in Yellowstone National Park. The National Park Service says Darien Latty was last seen about 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Yellowstone River near Tower Junction on the north side of the park. It […]

Blaine County Woman Infected with West Nile

Blaine County Woman Infected with West Nile

(KETCHUM, ID) – A Blaine County woman is recovering after being infected with West Nile Virus. Officials say the victim was in her 20s and didn’t need to be hospitalized. This is the first known human case in Idaho this year. The virus has already been found in mosquitoes in river bottom areas on the […]

Helicopter Crashes in Idaho Falls

Helicopter Crashes in Idaho Falls

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) – An eastern Idaho man attempting to take off in a helicopter from his backyard with his wife and daughter aboard lost control and crashed. The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office says pilot Dave Hansen and his family were able to get out of the helicopter and didn’t require medical attention following […]

Intermountain Gas to Increase Rates

Intermountain Gas to Increase Rates

(BOISE, ID) – Intermountain Gas is asking the state to raise monthly rates by an average of 2.64 percent. The change would generate about $6.7 million in revenue, and would likely go into effect by October 1. Executives say the increase would cost customers less than $2 more per month, while commercial users will see […]

Councilwoman Calls for Investigation of Pocatello Paving Issue

Councilwoman Calls for Investigation of Pocatello Paving Issue

  (POCATELLO, ID) – Pocatello city councilwoman Eva Nye is speaking out about the latest paving controversy. Nye says an internal audit found that the city’s paving crews had done work in at least five other eastern Idaho towns, but only received compensation for one of those projects. Nye maintains that she and her fellow […]

Rain Damages Hay Crops

Rain Damages Hay Crops

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – Last week’s rain showers caused headaches for local hay farmers. Local News 8 reports that many growers had cut hay and were ready to bale when the storms hit. Alfalfa and grass hay need to be dry for baling to reduce the risk of molding and spontaneous combustion. Several farmers lost thousands […]

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