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Bird Causes Power Outage for Thousands in Pocatello

Bird Causes Power Outage for Thousands in Pocatello

(POCATELLO, ID) — A couple thousand Idaho Power customers in Pocatello were without power for about 30 minutes on Tuesday. Brad Bowlin, communications specialist at Idaho Power, tell KPVI that a bird caused a short in a downtown substation, leaving 2,370 customers powerless. One man had to be rescued from an elevator that was stuck […]

ISU Professor Discharges Gun in Class

ISU Professor Discharges Gun in Class

(POCATELLO, ID) – A science professor at Idaho State University was injured Tuesday after discharging a handgun in a classroom. Authorities say the man, who has an enhanced concealed carry license, accidentally shot himself in the foot during a lecture. No one else was injured. ISU officials are treating it as an isolated incident. Idaho […]

School Bypasses Accreditation Issues

School Bypasses Accreditation Issues

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Odyssey Charter School in Idaho Falls is in danger of losing its accreditation. The school, which started classes on Tuesday, was notified by the state about a charter revocation in June. The school filed an appeal and will find out the final result on Thursday. Administrators tell KIDK that they’re confident […]

Luna Seeks Spending Hike

Luna Seeks Spending Hike

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna is proposing a 6.9 percent budget increase to Idaho’s public school funding for 2015, the largest spending increase he’s proposed in his nearly eight-year tenure. Luna unveiled his budget Tuesday to Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and legislative leadership. But because Luna isn’t seeking a third […]

Boise Flights Re-Added in Idaho Falls

Boise Flights Re-Added in Idaho Falls

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – The Idaho Falls Regional Airport is re-establishing flights to Boise. Officials say the flights will run twice a day on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and will be offered through Gem Air. Local News 8 reports that the nine-passenger flights will cost $149 each way. Passengers will go through a private operator, AeroMark, […]

Idaho Falls Man Charged with Assault

Idaho Falls Man Charged with Assault

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls man has been charged with felony aggravated assault and possession of stolen property. Idaho Falls Police say 22-year-old Logan Blackburn allegedly threatened a 19-year-old woman with a knife during an argument Aug. 27. It happened at a residence on the 100-block of East 13th Street. Blackburn, who fled […]

Preston Man Killed in Utah Crash

Preston Man Killed in Utah Crash

(PRESTON, ID) – An elderly Preston man was killed in a crash in Hyde Park, Utah Tuesday morning. Dav Frew was pulling onto U.S. Highway 91 and failed to yield to an oncoming pickup. The pickup T-boned 82-year-old Frew’s vehicle. A passerby performed CPR on Frew, who was taken to hospital in North Logan where […]

Loop Ramp to be Renovated

Loop Ramp to be Renovated

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A busy loop ramp along I-15 in Idaho Falls is being renovated. The ramp, which connects Grandview Drive to I-15 at exit 119, will be made more circular to allow for safer turns with tractor trailers. Idaho Transportation Department spokesman Bruce King tells Local News 8 that there have been several […]

Teen Run Over During Stunt

Teen Run Over During Stunt

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls teen was run over by a car during a stunt Monday evening. Authorities say the 14-year-old boy was riding on the hood of a sedan when he fell off the front of the car and was run over. It happened in a parking lot on the 1100-block of […]

Man Stabbed in Idaho Falls

Man Stabbed in Idaho Falls

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A man was stabbed in Idaho Falls early Monday. The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office says 26-year-old Randall Magee was in a dispute over his girlfriend’s phone when he was stabbed. The incident happened on the 3700-block of Deloy Drive just after 3 a.m. Magee was taken by ambulance to EIRMC where […]

Idaho Lawmakers Calling for Aid to Farmers

Idaho Lawmakers Calling for Aid to Farmers

(POCATELLO, ID) — All four members of the Idaho congressional delegation are calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to come to the aid of Idaho farmers affected by massive rainstorms last month. U.S. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, and U.S. Reps. Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador, are asking the USDA to promptly approve […]

Idaho/Florida Game Still in the Works

Idaho/Florida Game Still in the Works

(MOSCOW, ID) – A thunderstorm ended a season-opening football game between Florida and Idaho Saturday. The Vandals would’ve had a $975,000 payout for playing in Gainesville, but lightning and a torrential downpour ended the game just after the opening kickoff. Administrators say they may reschedule the game for sometime in October or December. If not, the […]

City of Idaho Falls Reminds Motorists School is Back

City of Idaho Falls Reminds Motorists School is Back

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) — Emergency vehicles were stationed at schools around Idaho Falls on Tuesday to mark the first day of school. Fire Engines and ambulances were stationed outside of 11 elementary schools in District 91 Tuesday. Only Longfellow did not have any emergency vehicles outside. Longfellow will be starting school a week late to […]

Earthquake Rattles Teton Valley

Earthquake Rattles Teton Valley

  (DRIGGS, ID) – A small earthquake rattled parts of eastern Idaho on Saturday. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the magnitude 3.8 temblor struck about 11 miles northeast of Driggs at about 3 p.m. No damage was reported. The earthquake hazard for the Greater Yellowstone area is considered to be the highest in the Intermountain West, though […]

AK-47 Bandit Hits Nebraska Bank

AK-47 Bandit Hits Nebraska Bank

(NEBRASKA CITY, NE) – A man who robbed a Rexburg credit union in 2012 is believed to have robbed a bank in Nebraska last month. The person known as the AK-47 Bandit walked into a bank in Nebraska City with an assault rifle and a suitcase on August 22. He left with an undisclosed amount […]

BYU-Idaho Student Drowns in Snake River

BYU-Idaho Student Drowns in Snake River

(REXBURG, ID) – A BYU-Idaho student drowned while kayaking on the Snake River over the weekend. Authorities say 26-year-old Scott Hart was kayaking with his wife and two friends in the Lorenzo area on Saturday when his two-person kayak was swept into a tree. Hart became trapped beneath the kayak and was unable to surface. His wife, […]

Bomb Threat Called to Pocatello Walgreen’s

Bomb Threat Called to Pocatello Walgreen’s

(POCATELLO, ID) – A bomb threat was called in to the Pocatello Walgreen’s store on Yellowstone and Alameda Saturday night. Officials immediately evacuated the store and brought in a K-9 unit to investigate. The store remained closed for more than two hours as detectives pored over the store and spoke with employees about possible clues. No explosives […]

Blackfoot Men Killed by Toxic Fumes

Blackfoot Men Killed by Toxic Fumes

(GEORGETOWN, ID) – Two Blackfoot men died while working on a sewer system in Georgetown Friday. Bo Taylor, 19, and Trent Sorenson, 46, both of whom were employees of Taylor Construction, were attempting to seal a leak and were overcome by toxic fumes. Efforts to revive them were unsuccessful. Both men were pronounced dead at Bear […]

Pocatello Man Dies in Aberdeen Crash

Pocatello Man Dies in Aberdeen Crash

  (ABERDEEN, ID) – A 54-year-old Pocatello man was killed in a two-car collision northwest of Aberdeen Saturday afternoon. The accident happened at the intersection of 1100 South and 2400 West just after 4:30 p.m. Jeffrey Ellis died at the scene. His passenger, Marvin Hatt of American Falls, survived the crash. Both Hatt and the other driver, Kenny […]

Fort Hall Stabbing Victim Identified

Fort Hall Stabbing Victim Identified

FORT HALL, Idaho (AP) – Eastern Idaho authorities have released the name of a man stabbed to death in Fort Hall. The Idaho State Journal reports that 23-year-old Joey Running Horse died in the stabbing that occurred at about 11:15 p.m. Friday. Fort Hall police say they found Running Horse unconscious a short time later […]

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