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Body of Missing Man Found in Snake River

Body of Missing Man Found in Snake River

  (RIGBY, ID) – The body of a missing Idaho Falls man was found along the Snake River Sunday morning. Twenty-one-year-old Mason Empey drowned June 29 on the South Fork near the Lorenzo boat dock. He was found in debris near a canal headgate in Roberts, about 20 miles where was last seen. Investigators say […]

Idaho Treasurer Audited for Money Transfer

Idaho Treasurer Audited for Money Transfer

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Auditors with the Idaho Legislature say State Treasurer Ron Crane has not provided enough evidence that a full review was conducted following an inappropriate money transfer. The auditors found earlier this year Crane’s office overrode internal controls meant to contain financial risk and the transfer resulted in a loss of at […]

Idaho Falls Man Arrested for Stealing Neighbor’s Electricity

Idaho Falls Man Arrested for Stealing Neighbor’s Electricity

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls man was arrested this week for allegedly stealing his neighbor’s electricity. Twenty-six-year-old Curtis Evans was taken into custody for felony grand theft. His landlord reported seeing suspicious wiring at Evans’ home on the 100-block of Seventh Street, and immediately notified police. Investigators say Evans illegally connected to the […]

Jefferson County Dairy Could be Expanding

Jefferson County Dairy Could be Expanding

(ROBERTS, ID) – A dairy near Roberts has plans for a massive expansion. Local News 8 reports that Kettle Butte Dairy wants to expand its operation from 5,000 to 18,000 animals. Roberts Mayor B.J. Berlin supports the move, saying it will help provide more jobs for the area. It remains the only confined feedlot in […]

Body Found in Snake River

Body Found in Snake River

HANSEN, Idaho (AP) – Authorities in south-central Idaho say a body spotted Thursday morning in the Snake River Canyon is the fisherman swept away in the current late last month. Jerome County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Capt. Jack Johnson tells The Times-News that crews recovered the body that’s on some rocks about a mile downstream from […]

Jefferson County Gets New Public Works Admin

Jefferson County Gets New Public Works Admin

(RIGBY, ID) – Jefferson County has a new Public Works Administrator. Paul Snarr will oversee the county’s road, bridge, and solid waste operations. KIDK reports that Snarr has worked for several eastern Idaho counties, and will also work with the city of Rigby to expand economic development. Snarr says he’s committed to seeing Jefferson County […]

Roads Close in Yellowstone

Roads Close in Yellowstone

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – The ever-changing geology of Yellowstone National Park has melted an asphalt road, blocking access to several popular geysers and other thermal features at the height of tourist season. Park officials said Thursday they’re evaluating how to address the problem. Meanwhile, they’re telling visitors not to hike into the affected area. They […]

BYU-Idaho Students Moved to Shelters in Jerusalem

BYU-Idaho Students Moved to Shelters in Jerusalem

  (REXBURG, ID) – At least ten BYU-Idaho students had to be moved to a bomb shelter in Jerusalem during Palestinian rocket attacks against Israel this week. The BYU Jerusalem Center on Mount Scopus is only a few hundred yards from the Dome of the Rock in a Palestinian-controlled section of the city. Over 70 […]

Idaho Falls Traffic Stop Turns into Drug Bust

Idaho Falls Traffic Stop Turns into Drug Bust

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Two people were arrested during a drug bust in Idaho Falls Thursday morning. Idaho State Police initiated a routine traffic stop along I-15 just before 10 a.m. The officer had probable cause to search the vehicle with a K-9 unit, which yielded over three pounds of methamphetamine, small amounts of marijuana, […]

Dozens Injured in Tour Bus Crash

Dozens Injured in Tour Bus Crash

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) – Authorities say a tour bus flipped on its side on a busy highway in Grand Teton National Park, and seven passengers were hospitalized. Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says the other 19 people aboard were taken to a hospital for evaluation and released after the Thursday crash. Two of […]

Idaho Falls Man Pleads Guilty to Injuring Son

Idaho Falls Man Pleads Guilty to Injuring Son

  IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) – An Idaho Falls man who intentionally drove his vehicle off the road with his wife and infant child inside has pleaded guilty to felony injury to a child. The Post Register reports that 19-year-old Nathan Ward made the plea Wednesday in 7th District Court. Police say that Ward in […]

Funeral Arrangements Made for Former Governor Evans

Funeral Arrangements Made for Former Governor Evans

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Former Gov. John Victor Evans Sr. will lie in state Friday at the Idaho Capitol. Evans died at his home in Boise on Tuesday at age 89. The Idaho Statesman reports that a public viewing is planned for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. A funeral service will be held starting at […]

Police Investigating Burglary at Civic Auditorium

Police Investigating Burglary at Civic Auditorium

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) —  The Civic Auditorium in Idaho Falls was broken into sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, according to Idaho Falls Police.  There are no suspects at this time.  According to reports, the suspect(s) entered the building through a door that is accessible from the roof.  An iPad is reported as possibly stolen. […]

Idaho Tree Company Linked to Human Trafficking

Idaho Tree Company Linked to Human Trafficking

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – A federal lawsuit filed against an Idaho-based company contending it engaged in human trafficking has been put on hold while the U.S. Department of Homeland Security investigates. The Times-News reports that five Mexican men with work visas filed the lawsuit in April against Pure Forest LLC in U.S. District Court […]

Jackson Considering Property Deals

Jackson Considering Property Deals

(JACKSON, WY) – The city of Jackson is considering plans to purchase private property on top of a slow-moving landslide. Officials say it’s crucial to remove soil so that ground movement can be stopped. The city wants to buy some real estate outright, then get easements for commercial property at the base of the hill […]

Fireworks Sparked Hailey Fire

Fireworks Sparked Hailey Fire

  BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Blaine County Sheriff officials say a central Idaho wildfire that caused 20 homes to be evacuated was started by an 18-year-old man lighting fireworks on private property. The sheriff’s office says no charges have been filed but an investigation is ongoing. The office has not yet released the man’s name. […]

Iona Seeks Annexation of Subdivisions

Iona Seeks Annexation of Subdivisions

(IONA, ID) – The city of Iona wants to annex two subdivisions currently under the supervision of Bonneville County. Local News 8 reports that Iona will try to annex both the N’ur subdivision and Green Valley Estates. Rockwell Homes President Greg Hansen, who developed Green Valley Estates, says he’ll sue the city if it approves […]

Death Row Inmate Dies of Illness

Death Row Inmate Dies of Illness

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Officials say a prisoner who has been on Idaho’s death row since 2001 has died after an extended illness. The Idaho Department of Correction says Michael Allen Jauhola (jaw-HOHL’-ah) died Wednesday at age 41. Jauhola had been on death row at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution since 2001, when he was […]

Completion of D Street Underpass Set for Mid-August

Completion of D Street Underpass Set for Mid-August

(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  – The City of Idaho Falls announced on Wednesday that the new completion date for the D Street underpass is set for mid-August.  The project that began in March of 2013 was expected to be finished last month, but a derailment outside of the area back in March forced Union Pacific Railroad […]

ITD Settles With EPA Over Asbestos Complaints

ITD Settles With EPA Over Asbestos Complaints

(SEATTLE, WA) — The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) will pay the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) $55,800 in penalties for alleged violations of federal asbestos regulations.  The ITD is accused of hiring inmates from the St. Anthony Idaho Work Camp to remove floor tiles containing asbestos from a maintenance shop in Rigby without proper safety precautions. […]

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