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School District Cuts Hours Amid Insurance Cost Concerns

School District Cuts Hours Amid Insurance Cost Concerns

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – A south-central Idaho school district has cut hours for more than 150 workers to avoid having to provide health insurance mandated under the Affordable Care Act. The Times-News reports in a story on Wednesday that the Twin Falls School District made the move after administrators concluded maintaining work hours would […]

Idaho Supreme Court Rules Bujak Broke Ethics Rules

Idaho Supreme Court Rules Bujak Broke Ethics Rules

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled that Libertarian gubernatorial candidate and former Canyon County prosecutor John Bujak violated four of the Idaho State Bar’s ethics rules between 2004 and 2011. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that the court ordered that Bujak’s law license be suspended for one year, but because he already […]

Rexburg Discusses Overnight Parking

Rexburg Discusses Overnight Parking

(REXBURG, ID) – The Rexburg city council reviewed the town’s overnight parking rules during a meeting Wednesday. KIDK reports that the city will close overnight parking in a small area near South 2nd West and West 7th South for pedestrian safety. The rest of the residential areas near BYU-Idaho will remain open to overnight parking […]

Wyoming Landslide Stabilization to Begin in 2015

Wyoming Landslide Stabilization to Begin in 2015

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – Work will begin next spring on a project to permanently stabilize a slow-moving landslide that has been affecting a Wyoming neighborhood. Jackson town officials say they don’t have enough time this fall to get going on the project before cold weather arrives. The landslide prompted the evacuation of dozens of homes […]

Aberdeen Expands Harvest Break Due to Rain

Aberdeen Expands Harvest Break Due to Rain

(ABERDEEN, ID) – The Aberdeen School District is expanding the harvest break. Heavy rains put many potato and beet farmers behind schedule, forcing administrators to extend the break by three days. Bingham County farmers are largely dependent on the help of teenagers and teachers to get their crops out of the ground, sorted, and stored. […]

Smithsonian Exhibit at Natural History Museum

Smithsonian Exhibit at Natural History Museum

(POCATELLO, ID) – A Smithsonian exhibit has arrived in the Gate City. It showcases unique aspects of Asian and Pacific American history and its relation to the Gem State. Officials with the Idaho Museum of Natural History say it will only be open for another eight weeks, and covers everything from Japanese internment camps to […]

Underground Lot Demolished

Underground Lot Demolished

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – The underground parking lot at the Bank of Commerce in Idaho Falls is being demolished. The city condemned the lot because water had deteriorated the steel beams supporting the structure. A crane fell through the lot’s upper level in May, damaging a vehicle below. KIDK reports that the bank will fill […]

Smith Gets Jail for Probation Violation

Smith Gets Jail for Probation Violation

(POCATELLO, ID) – An attorney from a firm representing an embattled Pocatello teacher says her client was jailed for violating her probation. Amy Smith, who was arrested for driving under the influence in May, admitted Tuesday that she was also driving without privileges. The latter violation put her in jail for 30 days. KPVI reports […]

Local Muslim Leaders Condemn ISIS

Local Muslim Leaders Condemn ISIS

(POCATELLO, ID) – Prominent Muslims in Pocatello are vocally condemning radical Islam. ISU professor Daniel Hummel tells Local News 8 that violent extremism is not unique to ISIS and Al Qaeda, and that people of all faiths need to stand up against radicalism in their own religious communities. Philanthropist Naeem Rahim went a step further […]

Fort Hall Standoff Costly

Fort Hall Standoff Costly

(FORT HALL, ID) – An 18-hour standoff on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation last month came at a heavy cost. Bannock County Sheriff Lorin Nielsen tells the Idaho State Journal that the incident cost his department between $15,000 and $20,000. Pocatello Police spent about $3,500. Several law enforcement agencies were called in to assist tribal […]

$100,000 Reward for Arrest of AK-47 Bandit

$100,000 Reward for Arrest of AK-47 Bandit

(REXBURG, ID) – The FBI and other law enforcement agencies are offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the AK-47 bandit. The suspect robbed East Idaho Credit Union in Rexburg on November 7, 2012. He’s also accused of robbing at least four other banks in California, Washington, and Nebraska, as well […]

Pocatello Teacher Jailed for DUI

Pocatello Teacher Jailed for DUI

(POCATELLO, ID) – Pocatello teacher Amy Smith has been ordered to serve 30 days in jail on a charge of aggravated driving under the influence. KPVI reports that Smith admitted to driving under the influence of prescription drugs when she wasn’t supposed to. At least four drugs were in her system when she struck a […]

Former Sen. Craig Ordered to Pay for Misused Funds

Former Sen. Craig Ordered to Pay for Misused Funds

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig has been ordered to pay nearly $242,000 to the U.S. Treasury for improperly using campaign funds to cover legal expenses after his arrest in a 2007 airport bathroom sex sting. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled Tuesday that Craig illegally converted campaign money for personal […]

Sen. Risch Visits Idaho Falls

Sen. Risch Visits Idaho Falls

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – U.S. Sen. Jim Risch was in Idaho Falls Tuesday. He spoke during a question and answer session hosted by the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce. Risch tells KIDK that one of the biggest international issues facing the country is Islamic terrorism. He called ISIS a “danger to America” that will […]

Yellowstone Construction Ending Weeks Away

Yellowstone Construction Ending Weeks Away

(POCATELLO, ID) – Construction on Yellowstone Avenue in Pocatello is still weeks away from completion. The project, which should’ve ended several weeks ago, has been plagued by weather delays. Contractors tell Local News 8 that they’ve been understaffed and can only work at night, making it difficult to meet deadlines. The company is being fined […]

Pocatello Polygamous Man Sentenced for Child Abuse

Pocatello Polygamous Man Sentenced for Child Abuse

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – A polygamous man who oversaw a southeast Idaho home where nine boys were sent on repentance missions by Warren Jeffs has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for child abuse. Forty-nine-year-old Nathan C. Jessop received the sentence Tuesday in Pocatello after previously pleading guilty to three counts of misdemeanor injury […]

Outside Agency Investigating Blackfoot Death

Outside Agency Investigating Blackfoot Death

BLACKFOOT, Idaho (AP) – An outside agency is investigating the death of a 29-year-old man who died in the presence of eastern Idaho police and probation officers. Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis tells the Post Register in a story on Tuesday that the Blackfoot Police Department immediately asked an outside entity to assist following the Aug. […]

Idaho Legal Fees for Fed Land Takeover $61,000

Idaho Legal Fees for Fed Land Takeover $61,000

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho’s bill for outside legal work to find a way take over federal public lands is up to about $61,000. Documents obtained by The Spokesman-Review  in a story on Tuesday show Holland & Hart charged about $20,000 for work from April to August. That’s on top of about $41,000 the state […]

Blackfoot Pizza Hut Robbed

Blackfoot Pizza Hut Robbed

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – The Blackfoot Pizza Hut was robbed Sunday night. Police say an armed gunman walked into the restaurant at around 11:15 p.m. and demanded cash from the safe and from the employee. The suspect is a male, approximately 5’5″. He wore a face mask, jeans, and a possible Carhart jacket. He then left […]

Man Fires Gun in Argument

Man Fires Gun in Argument

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls man fired a gun during an argument Sunday morning. Idaho Falls Police were called to a home on the 1400-block of Benton shortly before 3 a.m. Authorities say 23-year-old Daniel Clarkson shot a round into a bedroom wall during a domestic dispute with a 21-year-old woman. The alleged […]

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