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Possible Complete Mammoth Skeleton Found in Idaho

Possible Complete Mammoth Skeleton Found in IdahoAMERICAN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – A portion of a Columbian mammoth skull and tusks have been uncovered in southeastern Idaho, and experts say a rare entire skeleton might buried there. Experts estimate the mammoth was about 16 years old and lived about 70,000 to 120,000 years ago in what was a savanna-like country populated with […]

Police Identify Unknown Substance in Abandoned Backpack

Police Identify Unknown Substance in Abandoned Backpack(REXBURG, ID) — A backpack left unattended on the campus of BYU-Idaho contained magnesium carbonate. The Madison County Fire Department identified the substance after taping off the area where the backpack was found for much of Monday afternoon. The department said in a statement that never at anytime was the public in danger, they simply […]

Pocatello Zoo Picks Name for New Grizzly

Pocatello Zoo Picks Name for New Grizzly(POCATELLO, ID) — The public has spoken, and the new name for the Pocatello Zoo’s new grizzly bear, as voted on by patrons, is Shoni. The other options were Stars and Weda. As part of the contest, a minimum $1 donation was required to vote for a name. The zoo raised $530 during the contest. […]

ISP Make Major Pot Bust

ISP Make Major Pot Bust(MERIDIAN, ID) The Idaho State Police announced Monday that they seized 150 pounds of Marijuana over the weekend worth more than a half a million dollars. They made the bust on Interstate 84 in Meridian early Saturday morning. A 48-year-old Florida man was transporting the drugs when he stopped to sleep while waiting for road […]

Body Found in Park Identified

Body Found in Park Identified(IDAHO FALLS, ID) — The body found in Central Park on Sunday afternoon has been identified as 40 year old Alice Hamilton of Idaho Falls. Her body was found after a passerby reported spotting the body on the corner of Holmes Avenue and Cleveland Street. The Idaho Falls Police Department is ruling her death as […]

Cost to Fight Gay Marriage Decision Passes $80,000

Cost to Fight Gay Marriage Decision Passes $80,000BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho officials have spent more than $80,000 challenging a federal judge’s decision overturning the state’s ban on gay marriage. The Spokesman-Review reports (http://bit.ly/1wC4ATJ) that information it obtained through a public records request shows Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter earlier this month agreed to pay a Washington, D.C., attorney $10,000 to file two […]

Jenny Lake in Grand Teton Closing for Upgrades

Jenny Lake in Grand Teton Closing for Upgrades  GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) – Large parts of the Jenny Lake area in Grand Teton National Park will be closed to the public this week. The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports that the closures are to give helicopters room to haul in heavy material for a trails project. The closures begin […]

New Charge Expected in Caldwell Ear-Biting Case

New Charge Expected in Caldwell Ear-Biting CaseNAMPA, Idaho (AP) – Canyon County prosecutors plan to seek a mayhem charge against a 31-year-old Caldwell man suspected of biting a woman’s ear off. Jose Pena Castro was set to plead guilty to an aggravated hearing charge on Friday. But prosecutors asked a judge to amend the charge because they said Castro didn’t keep […]

Film Makers Make Casting Call in Fort Hall

Film Makers Make Casting Call in Fort Hall(FORT HALL, ID)  Casting agents were in Fort Hall this weekend looking for to fill roles in an upcoming HBO mini series about Lewis and Clark. They are hoping to find someone for the leading role of Sacagawea. The casting company is also looking for American-Indians of all ages who are fluent in several native languages, […]

Four Charged with Human Trafficking

Four Charged with Human Trafficking  JEROME, Idaho (AP) – Idaho State Police say four Georgia residents have been arrested in southern Idaho on suspicion of human trafficking. Police in a statement Sunday say that on Friday they received a report of an 18-year-old female being held against her will by armed individuals traveling west on Interstate 84 from American […]

Arrest Made after Shooting Threat on Facebook

Arrest Made after Shooting Threat on Facebook(REXBURG, ID) —  The Rexburg Police Department has a person in custody Monday morning after a shooting threat was made on social media. Police say the suspect posted on Facebook that he would “shoot up BYU-I Monday.” The threat is being described as a bad joke and not considered serious. BYU-Idaho officials are assuring students […]

Body Found in Idaho Falls Park

Body Found in Idaho Falls Park(IDAHO FALLS, ID) — The body of a woman was found in Central Park in Idaho Falls around 2 pm Sunday afternoon. Idaho Falls Police have identified the 40 year old woman, but have not released her identity while they are contacting family. Police believe she may have died of suicide or exposure to the […]

Police: Educator Sent Nude Images to Student

Police: Educator Sent Nude Images to StudentPOST FALLS, Idaho (AP) – A 40-year-old northern Idaho educator police say sent nude photos of herself to a 16-year-old male high school student has been issued a misdemeanor citation. The Coeur d’Alene Press reports (http://bit.ly/1z4eIsI) in a story on Friday that the citation received by Bobbi Deitz is for sending harmful material to a […]

ACLU Not Challenging N. Idaho Chapel Over Gay Marriage

ACLU Not Challenging N. Idaho Chapel Over Gay MarriageUNDATED (AP) – The ACLU of Idaho says it will not challenge a Coeur d’Alene wedding chapel’s refusal to conduct gay marriages because the chapel falls under a religious exemption. A Christian religious rights legal group filed a federal lawsuit against the city contending the chapel could be compelled to perform gay marriages under the […]

Stolen Plastic Horse Found

Stolen Plastic Horse Found(TWIN FALLS, ID) – A life-size plastic horse stolen from a Twin Falls store earlier this week has been recovered. The horse vanished from the roof of Vicker’s Western Store, where it had been since 1962. Owner Jim Vickers says he got a call Thursday morning that the horse was found in Devil’s Corral in […]

Behavioral Crisis Center to Add Jobs

Behavioral Crisis Center to Add Jobs(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Rehabilitation and Health Services in Idaho Falls will be handling social work and clinical services at the Behavioral Health Center. Officials with RHS tell Local News 8 that they’re accepting applications for new positions at the crisis center, and Bonneville County commissioners have already hired a coordinator to oversee the new […]

Cannon Shell Found at Pacific Recycling

Cannon Shell Found at Pacific Recycling(POCATELLO, ID) – An unexploded cannon shell was found at Pacific Recycling in Pocatello Thursday. The Idaho State Journal reports that the live 20mm shell is normally fired out of the Gatling guns of F-15 fighter jets. A bomb squad from Mountain Home Air Force Base was called in to secure the scene. Officials are […]

Call Center Coming to Idaho Falls

Call Center Coming to Idaho Falls(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A new call center is opening up in Idaho Falls. Utah-based Progrexion hopes to add about 150 jobs by the end of the year. KIDK reports that the company already has about 200 people working at a call center in Rexburg. Progrexion helps consumers understand and repair their credit. Site director […]

Pocatello Superintendent to Resign

Pocatello Superintendent to Resign(POCATELLO, ID) – Pocatello School District 25 Superintendent Mary Vagner is stepping down. Her resignation will take effect in June. Administrators say Vagner has been at the helm for nine years, and was Idaho’s Superintendent of the Year in 2012. Officials maintain that Vagner’s resignation has nothing to do with controversies involving basketball coach Laraine […]

Blackfoot Standoff Ends Peacefully

Blackfoot Standoff Ends Peacefully(BLACKFOOT, ID) – A 14-hour standoff in Blackfoot ended peacefully Thursday night. Officials say a man barricaded himself in the Blackbird Seven Fruit and Vegetable building across from Rupe’s Burgers. The standoff began at around 3 a.m. A SWAT team eventually rammed the door of the building and the suspect surrendered at around 5 p.m. […]

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