Home » Archives by category » Local News

Pocatello Police Getting New Rifles

Pocatello Police Getting New RiflesPOCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – A southeast Idaho police department is getting a discount on 10 new assault rifles by trading confiscated, turned-in or donated guns to a firearms maker in Boise. The Idaho State Journal reports in a story on Wednesday that the Pocatello Police Department is getting a $3,600 discount from Primary Weapons Systems […]

Typically Quiet Idaho Treasurer Race Heats Up

Typically Quiet Idaho Treasurer Race Heats UpBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho’s normally quiet race for state treasurer is heating up during the last leg of the midterm election as four-term incumbent Ron Crane faces off against political newcomer Deborah Silver. Republican Crane has held the office since 1998 with few viable Democratic opponents. However, this year he’s defending his 16 years […]

Romney Visits Idaho to Stump for Otter, Risch

Romney Visits Idaho to Stump for Otter, RischBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Mitt Romney is stumping for Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and U.S. Sen. Jim Risch just two years after he won more than 60 percent of the vote in Idaho during the 2012 presidential race. The former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential nominee joined Otter and Risch on Wednesday at a Five […]

Veteran Gets OK to be Buried with Gay Partner

Veteran Gets OK to be Buried with Gay PartnerBOISE, Idaho (AP) – A U.S. Navy Veteran has received permission to be buried with the ashes of her late wife in a southwest Idaho veterans cemetery following the legalization of gay marriage in the state. The Spokesman-Review reports that 74-year-old Madelynn Taylor on Wednesday successfully completed paperwork to be buried at the Idaho State […]

BYU-Idaho Hits Pre-Missionary Enrollment Levels

BYU-Idaho Hits Pre-Missionary Enrollment Levels(REXBURG, ID) – BYU-Idaho enrollment is back to where it was nearly two years ago. School officials say enrollment is up 3.9 percent compared to last year. When the LDS Church lowered its age requirements for men and women to serve missions, enrollment dropped about 10 percent. Spokesman Marc Stevens says flexibility in scheduling made […]

Bus Cameras Target Illegal Passers

Bus Cameras Target Illegal Passers(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Those who pass stopped school buses could face fines and a trip to court. KPVI reports that buses in the Bonneville School District are equipped with cameras, which can identify drivers who disregard stop arms when they’re deployed. Passing a stopped bus is a misdemeanor that requires a mandatory court date. […]

Yellowstone Construction Nears Completion

Yellowstone Construction Nears Completion(POCATELLO, ID) – Construction on Yellowstone Avenue in Pocatello is nearly complete. Crews have finished paving the main roadway between Flandro and Cedar, and streetlights are now being added along South 5th Avenue near the ISU campus. Officials say the sidewalks next to ISU needed to be more handicap accessible. The work was supposed to […]

Anti-Gun Attorney Raises Eyebrows

Anti-Gun Attorney Raises Eyebrows(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Democratic activist Justin Seamons is raising eyebrows in Idaho Falls. Local News 8 reports that Seamons, who is a licensed attorney, recently posted a billboard linking the Sandy Hook massacre to the National Rifle Association and the Republican Party. Seamons claims a nearby business on Yellowstone was vandalized because of the […]

Young Driver Flees but Leaves Behind License Plate

Young Driver Flees but Leaves Behind License Plate  POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – An eastern Idaho teenager police say fled the scene of a two-vehicle, non-injury crash left a trail of dripping radiator fluid that led to a Pocatello shopping mall. Police say the young driver also left behind the license plate from the Dodge Durango involved in the Monday afternoon crash. The […]

ACLU Files Lawsuit against Idaho School District

ACLU Files Lawsuit against Idaho School DistrictDECLO, Idaho (AP) – The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho has filed a lawsuit against a south-central Idaho school district accusing it of sexually and religiously discriminating against a student. The Times-News reports that Declo High School and Cassia County School District denied senior Sierra Norman the opportunity to run for student body president […]

Otter Requests Review of Gay Marriage Ruling

Otter Requests Review of Gay Marriage RulingBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter is asking the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for an 11-judge panel to review the three-judge ruling that overturned Idaho’s gay marriage ban last week. Otter announced Tuesday in a news release that the federal judges failed to use the correct legal standard to Idaho’s Constitutional […]

Jackson Hole Restaurants Get New Safety Rule

Jackson Hole Restaurants Get New Safety RuleJACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – Restaurants around Jackson will soon have to have staff certified in food safety. A new rule from the Teton County Board of Public Health requires eateries to have a manager take a test on food protection protocols. The board says the goal is to prevent food-borne illness. The rule goes into […]

SME Steel Bringing Jobs to Pocatello

SME Steel Bringing Jobs to Pocatello(POCATELLO, ID) – SME Steel is back in business in the Gate City, and the need for manufacturing jobs is on the rise. KPVI reports that the steel fabricator is hiring about 140 workers to help make core brace beams for construction sites around the country. Labor analyst Dan Cravens says it’s a good sign […]

23 Cows Killed in Crash

23 Cows Killed in Crash(VICTOR, ID) – Twenty-three cows were killed in a semi-trailer crash near Victor Monday. Charles Camper of Florence, Colorado was headed southbound on State Highway 31 when the 54-year-old failed to negotiate a corner and tipped over the trailer. It happened at around 11:30 a.m. About 62 animals survived the accident. Camper was briefly hospitalized […]

Police Investigate Apparent Drowning in Bonneville County

Police Investigate Apparent Drowning in Bonneville CountyIDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) – Authorities in southeastern Idaho are investigating the apparent drowning death of a toddler in a canal. The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded Saturday to a report of 18-month old Khyri Raffetto missing  in Idaho Falls. Authorities say a neighbor found the girl in the canal near the home […]

‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Actor Arrested in Idaho

‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Actor Arrested in IdahoBOISE, Idaho (AP) – An actor best known for his role in the television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” is apologizing for actions that led to his arrest in a hotel lobby in southwest Idaho. Nicholas Brendon, known for playing Xander Harris on the hit show that ran from 1997 to 2003, said Monday on […]

ISP Docs Cite Conflict of Interest in Prison Probe

ISP Docs Cite Conflict of Interest in Prison ProbeBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Public records show an Idaho State Police investigation into staffing problems at a private prison was handed over to the FBI after police detectives determined their agency could have a conflict of interest in the case. The apparent conflict of interest wasn’t revealed earlier this year, when the state first announced […]

Simpson Asks Obama to Wait on National Monument

Simpson Asks Obama to Wait on National MonumentBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Republican Congressman Mike Simpson of Idaho is asking President Barack Obama to hold off designating a rugged swath of central Idaho as a national monument. Simpson tells the Idaho Statesman that he’s asked the president for six to eight months to give him time to work on passing legislation. Simpson’s Central […]

N. Idaho Officer’s Pay Cut After Dog Shooting

N. Idaho Officer’s Pay Cut After Dog Shooting  COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) – A northern Idaho police officer whose superiors determined his shooting of a pet dog in a parked van violated policy has had his pay reduced. The Coeur d’Alene Press reports (http://bit.ly/ZCBWa5) that Coeur d’Alene Police Officer David Kelley’s hourly wage was cut by $3.15 to $31.02 per hour. Information […]

Nampa Police’s DUI Tool: Officers Can Draw Blood

Nampa Police’s DUI Tool: Officers Can Draw BloodNAMPA, Idaho (AP) – Police in Nampa have an unusual tool to help them handle driving under the influence offenses: They have 11 officers trained to take blood samples from suspects. The Idaho Press-Tribune says few other local agencies have such a tool. Most departments typically call a paramedic or take a DUI suspect to […]
Page 1 of 351123Next ›Last »

Advertise With Us

Would you like to advertise on East Idaho News? Fill out this form to contact a representative.
  • Full and Last
  • The name of your company, business or brand.