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Former Rigby Chiropractor Charged with Rape

Former Rigby Chiropractor Charged with RapeGREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) – A former Great Falls chiropractor who lost his state license for inappropriately touching employees during treatments he required them to receive as part of their employment is now charged with raping one of those employees. Reese Riggin pleaded not guilty in District Court on Oct. 2 to a charge of […]

High Court Denies Gay Marriage Appeals

High Court Denies Gay Marriage Appeals  WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions. The justices on Monday did not comment in rejecting appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. The court’s order immediately ends delays on […]

Test Reactor Being Refurbished

Test Reactor Being Refurbished(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – The Idaho National Laboratory is refurbishing the TREAT test reactor west of Idaho Falls. The facility, which was built in 1959, has been closed since 1994. The U.S. Department of Energy is spending $75 million to restart the reactor, which uses very little uranium. The INL is enlisting the help for […]

Yellowstone, Grand Teton Consider Fee Increase

Yellowstone, Grand Teton Consider Fee IncreaseJACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – The National Park Service is considering raising entrance fees to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks by $5. Vehicles entering the parks now are charged $25 for a seven-day pass good for both parks. The Park Service is looking at fee increases at other parks around the country as well. Yellowstone […]

Man Fined for Yellowstone Drone Incident

Man Fined for Yellowstone Drone Incident(WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT) – An Oregon man has been fined $1,000 for flying a drone in Yellowstone National Park. Donald Criswell admitted to flying the drone Aug. 19 in the Midway Geyser Basin. In June, federal authorities banned unmanned aircraft in all national parks. Special exemptions remain in place for non-profit and commercial filmmakers with […]

Cable One Upgrading to Digital Signal

Cable One Upgrading to Digital Signal(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Cable ONE is updating its digital cable signal January 1. Officials say the cable provider is dropping its analog service and going completely digital. KIDK reports that the company is providing two free black digital converter boxes for each customer household beginning Oct. 21. Additional boxes can be rented for $5 […]

Flights from I.F. to Boise Face Delays

Flights from I.F. to Boise Face Delays(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A proposed charter flight service between Idaho Falls and Boise has been delayed. Administrators with the Idaho Falls Regional Airport tell Local News 8 that the flights were supposed to start last week, but they’ve been suspended indefinitely because too few flights were booked. Airport personnel also cited unspecified personal reasons […]

Study: Wyoming Elk Feeding Curtails Migration

Study: Wyoming Elk Feeding Curtails MigrationJACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – New research indicates that the migratory instincts of Jackson Hole’s elk herds have been diminished by decades of supplemental feeding. Compared with animals that make a living off the land year round, the research finds that northwestern Wyoming’s fed elk don’t migrate as far, migrate faster and spend about a month […]

Idaho Falls Man Killed in Utah Accident

Idaho Falls Man Killed in Utah Accident(SALT LAKE CITY, UT) – A 27-year-old Idaho Falls man was fatally struck by a motorist along I-15 in Salt Lake City over the weekend. Victor Muller had run out of gas and was running across the freeway carrying a gas can when he was hit. It happened Friday evening at around 10:30.  A friend and […]

Man Fires at Officer, Shoots Self

Man Fires at Officer, Shoots Self(POCATELLO, ID) – A Pocatello man committed suicide following a high speed chase with police Saturday night. Brian Seward fired on an officer during a routine traffic stop on West Center Street at around 9:30 p.m. The 46-year-old then sped away, eventually crashing his vehicle into a mobile home at the Green Ash Trailer Court. […]

Unidentified Body of Woman to be Buried

Unidentified Body of Woman to be BuriedTWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – Authorities in south-central Idaho say the body of an unidentified woman found floating in the Snake River will be buried. Twin Falls County Coroner Dennis Chambers tells The Times-News that the burial will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sunset Memorial Park in Twin Falls. A kayaker spotted the body […]

IFFD Conducting Annual Fill the Boot Campaign

IFFD Conducting Annual Fill the Boot CampaignIdaho Falls, ID: The Idaho Falls Fire Department will once again participate in the annual Fill the Boot campaign this Friday and Saturday at the corner of Woodruff & 17th Street from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. The event raises money for muscular dystrophy research. Approximately ninety-one percent of the money goes to local children in […]

Supreme Court Takes up Idaho Medicaid Challenge

Supreme Court Takes up Idaho Medicaid ChallengeWASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court will decide whether private sector health care providers can force a state to raise its Medicaid reimbursement rates to keep up with rising costs. The justices on Thursday agreed to hear an appeal from Idaho. The state is trying to overturn a lower court decision that ordered the state […]

First National Bar Reopens

First National Bar Reopens(POCATELLO, ID) – The First National Bar in Pocatello has reopened after being damaged by the Monarch Fire last month. The bar suffered extensive smoke and water damage during the fire next door. The business had to replace carpet and some of the pool tables. Officials still aren’t sure what caused the blaze, which left […]

Area Hospitals Prepping for Ebola

Area Hospitals Prepping for Ebola(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Eastern Idaho hospitals are preparing for the possibility of treating Ebola patients. EIRMC spokesperson Coleen Niemann says staff members routinely train for emergency situations involving major viruses like Ebola. A suspected Ebola case was reported in Salt Lake City on Thursday, but officials say it’s unlikely, since the infected person had […]

Housing Director: No Drug Tests for Welfare

Housing Director: No Drug Tests for Welfare(POCATELLO, ID) – The executive director of the Pocatello Housing Authority wants to help more people find affordable housing. Sunny Shaw tells Local News 8 that she’s been busy finding subsidized housing for those who need it, with families finding new homes almost every other day. Shaw says it’s unfair and discriminatory to require those […]

Idaho Man Charged After Woman Suffers Face Bites

Idaho Man Charged After Woman Suffers Face BitesCALDWELL, Idaho (AP) – A southwest Idaho man police say bit a woman’s face multiple times has been charged with aggravated battery. Caldwell police arrested 23-year-old Jose Jamie Ruiz of Caldwell at about 3 p.m. on Friday after responding to a disturbance. Police say Ruiz said the woman attacked him and his only means of […]

Photographers: Rut, Obstacles Caused Moose Death

Photographers: Rut, Obstacles Caused Moose DeathJACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – Wildlife photographers say they aren’t to blame for the death of a moose at a campground in Grand Teton National Park last week. The cow moose was put down by park rangers on Sept. 24 after it jumped over a picnic table, landed in a fire grate and broke its leg. […]

Bad Weather Prompts Disaster Declaration

Bad Weather Prompts Disaster Declaration(POCATELLO, ID) – Eight Idaho counties have qualified for disaster relief from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Federal authorities determined that damaging rain and hail between July 25 and Sept. 1 was significant enough to warrant assistance for farmers and ranchers who qualify. Bingham Bonneville, Clark, Jefferson, and Power counties were specifically named, as were […]

Firing Range Opening in Idaho Falls

Firing Range Opening in Idaho Falls(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A new indoor gun range is coming to Snake River Landing in Idaho Falls. Local News 8 reports that Guns N’ Gear Sports has about a dozen open positions ranging from sales clerks to firearm instructors. Owner Ryan Later says he’s excited to offer eastern Idahoans a more convenient opportunity to […]

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