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Man Steals $60K in Lotto Tickets

Man Steals $60K in Lotto Tickets

(TWIN FALLS, ID) – A south-central Idaho man is facing multiple charges after stealing an estimated $60,000 in lottery tickets from his employer. James Adam of Twin Falls allegedly cashed the tickets while working as a clerk at a convenience store between January and June. Adam reportedly pre-scanned the tickets to find the winners, then […]

Bannock County Approves Budget

Bannock County Approves Budget

(POCATELLO, ID) – Bannock County has approved a $54 million budget for the next fiscal year. That’s about a million less than the current year. The Idaho State Journal reports that the budget includes a $1.4 million increase on property taxes which will net about $800,000 in revenue. County employees will also see a one […]

Child Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident

Child Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident

(JEROME, ID) – A two-year-old boy was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Jerome Friday night. Idaho State Police say the toddler was crossing a street at the time of the accident. Witnesses say a black, crew cab Dodge pickup quickly sped away from the scene. The driver responsible was identified within 24 hours, though […]

Apartments, Businesses Destroyed in Monarch Fire

Apartments, Businesses Destroyed in Monarch Fire

(POCATELLO, ID) – Last week’s fire at the Monarch building in Pocatello destroyed 13 apartments and two businesses. Authorities are still working to determine what caused the blaze, which started early Friday. Crews remained at the scene for the entire day to ensure that the fire didn’t reignite and spread to the buildings next door. […]

Fire Destroys Building in Old Town Pocatello

Fire Destroys Building in Old Town Pocatello

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – A Friday morning fire has severely damaged an historic building in Old Town Pocatello in eastern Idaho. Firefighters say the Monarch Building that is on the National Register of Historic Places was fully involved in flames when they arrived after receiving a 6:40 a.m. call. Authorities say evacuations in the area […]

Odyssey Charter School Closing Permanently

Odyssey Charter School Closing Permanently

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – The Odyssey Charter School in Idaho Falls is closing permanently. The school’s board of directors decided Thursday to not appeal a state ruling that revoked the school’s charter. The state determined that the school’s approach to education did not meet required accreditation standards. Administrators recommended that parents elect a new board […]

Murder Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Murder Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

(POCATELLO, ID) – A Pocatello murder suspect pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in district court Thursday. Brad Scott Compher is accused of the stabbing death of Nori Jones in September 2004.¬† Compher, who remains held in the Bannock County Jail without bond, told Judge Robert Naftz that he was concerned about losing his job. […]

Risch Calls for Intervention with ISIS

Risch Calls for Intervention with ISIS

(BOISE, ID) – U.S. Sen. Jim Risch says the U.S. needs to act quickly to prevent ISIS from expanding in Iraq. Radical Islamists have taken over large swaths of Northern Iraq and Syria, killing thousands of ethnic Yazidis, Christians, and other minorities along the way. Risch tells Local News 8 that he agrees with the […]

Committee Moves Bill to Restrict Police Drone Use

Committee Moves Bill to Restrict Police Drone Use

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) – Police in Wyoming would have to get warrants to use drones to gather evidence in criminal cases under a bill endorsed by a legislative committee. The Legislature’s Joint Judiciary Committee on Thursday voted to send a bill to place restrictions on police use of drones to the full Legislature when it […]

Father Cited After Son Rolls ATV

Father Cited After Son Rolls ATV

(POCATELLO, ID) – A Pocatello father was cited Wednesday evening after his 7-year-old son overturned his ATV. Police say the child took the four-wheeler without permission and rolled it at the intersection of Alameda and Linda. The boy suffered minor road rash injuries but is expected to make a full recover. The father, whose name […]

North Idaho Teacher Retires After Texts to Student

North Idaho Teacher Retires After Texts to Student

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) – A northern Idaho middle school teacher has retired after sending inappropriate text messages of a sexual nature to a student. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports in a story on Thursday that the leave of absence granted to Sandpoint Middle School teacher Rod Swerin in August has transitioned into retirement. Lake […]

Christiansens Thank Community for Support

Christiansens Thank Community for Support

POCATELLO, ID) – The parents of two children killed in a car accident in Pocatello last week are speaking out for the first time. Deric and Brittany Christiansen tell KPVI that the community has raised over $16,000 for their family. The Sept. 3 crash killed 7-year-old Jeric Christiansen and his younger sister Dallas. Sixteen-month-old Justin […]

Improvements Planned at Blackfoot Airport

Improvements Planned at Blackfoot Airport

BLACKFOOT, Idaho (AP) – The Blackfoot Municipal Airport in southeastern Idaho is installing upgrades to meet Federal Aviation Administration standards. Mayor Paul Loomis tells the Idaho State Journal that the upgrades include replacing outdated lights along the runway with LEDs that will be brighter. Plans also call for installing wind cones at both ends of […]

Teacher Hurt When Gun Accidently Shatters Toilet

Teacher Hurt When Gun Accidently Shatters Toilet

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Officials say a Utah teacher carrying a concealed firearm at school was struck by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when her gun accidently fired. Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley says authorities initially believe the sixth-grade teacher accidently shot herself in the leg while in a faculty […]

US Senate OKs Jackson Courthouse Conveyance

US Senate OKs Jackson Courthouse Conveyance

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – A bill transferring the Clifford P. Hansen Courthouse to Teton County has won approval in the U.S. Senate. The Senate unanimously endorsed a federal conveyance bill sponsored by Wyoming Republican Sens. John Barrasso and Mike Enzi late Tuesday. The proposal returns the courthouse back to the county and allows the federal […]

Debate Schedule Set, Risch Withdraws

Debate Schedule Set, Risch Withdraws

(BOISE, ID) — Idaho Public Television will air seven live debates for statewide and congressional positions during October. “The Idaho Debates” will feature candidates¬†on the November ballot. The race between incumbent Republican Jim Risch and Democratic challenger Nels Mitchell will not be debated. Betsy Russell, who is president of the panel that organizes the debate, […]

Hobby Lobby, Broulim’s Coming to Ammon

Hobby Lobby, Broulim’s Coming to Ammon

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) — Hobby Lobby and Broulim’s will be joining Cabela’s in the Sandcreek Commons development on the corner of Hitt and Sunnyside Roads. Bizmojoidaho.com reports that all three businesses are named on a document filed Tuesday at the Bonneville County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. The 62-page document details the layout of the project. […]

Bears Force Road Closure in Grand Teton

Bears Force Road Closure in Grand Teton

(JACKSON, WY) – The Moose-Wilson Road in Grand Teton National Park was closed Wednesday because of bear activity. Authorities expect intermittent closures in the coming weeks as black bears and grizzlies fatten up on chokecherries and hawthorn berries. All vehicles and bicycles are prohibited between the Death Canyon trailhead and the Craig Thomas Discovery and […]

Sheriff Warns of Facebook Scam

Sheriff Warns of Facebook Scam

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland is warning eastern Idaho residents about a Facebook scam. People have complained about receiving Facebook messages from someone named “Agent Cathy McMorris.” The scammer promises to send $100,000 or $200,000 to people who send her over $1,000. Rowland is advising people to delete or block the scammer […]

No Guns Allowed at Holt Arena

No Guns Allowed at Holt Arena

(POCATELLO, ID) – Idaho State University officials are reminding football fans that Holt Arena is a gun free zone. The Bengals take on Chadron State on Saturday afternoon, and it will be the first time campus security will face a large crowd now that the controversial campus gun law is in place. Major sporting events […]

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