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I.F. Road Construction at Hitt and Sunnyside

I.F. Road Construction at Hitt and SunnysideIDAHO FALLS — DePatco Inc. will begin construction on 25th East/Hitt Road Monday at the intersection of Sunnyside Road and Hitt Road. During construction the contractor will reduce traffic to one lane in each direction when necessary, according to a city news release. Construction activities will be performed during non-peak traffic hours, Additionally, Idaho Falls […]

I.F. appoints new city clerk

I.F. appoints new city clerkIDAHO FALLS — The Idaho Falls City Council appointed a new city clerk Thursday. Kathy Hampton, the city’s deputy clerk, will replace City Clerk Rosemarie Anderson effective April 5, according to a city news release. Anderson announced her retirement earlier this year. She has worked for the city of Idaho Falls in various capacities for […]

Teacher pay talks play out behind the scenes

Teacher pay talks play out behind the scenes(Courtesy Idaho Education News) BOISE — With educators becoming anxious, top lawmakers said Wednesday that legislation to boost teacher pay is imminent. House Education Committee Chairman Reed DeMordaunt, R-Eagle, said lawmakers and education groups continue to go through negotiations and “mathematical exercises” to flesh out a plan that can enjoy widespread support. But as of […]

Rexburg man pleads guilty to investment fraud scheme

Rexburg man pleads guilty to investment fraud schemePOCATELLO — A Rexburg man admitted to defrauding and stealing some $9 million from investors in U.S. District Court Tuesday. Michael Justin Hoopes, 41, plead guilty to wire fraud and engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from specified unlawful activity, according to a district court news release. In his plea agreement, Hoopes admitted that […]

Broadband: Who wants to vie for the next contract?

Broadband: Who wants to vie for the next contract?(Courtesy Idaho Education News) BOISE — As the self-labeled Idaho Education Network “incumbent,” Education Networks of America is urging the state to stick with a reliable, cost-effective statewide school broadband system. Syringa Networks, the Idaho company that has successfully fought the Idaho Education Network contract in court, says Idaho can save money in the future […]

Idaho lawmaker draws national attention

Idaho lawmaker draws national attentionBOISE — A Northern Idaho lawmaker drew the attention of national media Monday, after receiving a brief lesson on female anatomy during a hearing on anti-abortion legislation. The Spokesman-Review reports Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, asked if a woman could swallow a small camera for doctors to conduct remote gynecological exams. “Dr. Julie Madsen, who […]

BYU-Idaho announces new president

BYU-Idaho announces new presidentREXBURG — Brigham Young University-Idaho announced a significant leadership change Tuesday during a devotional address. Clark Gilbert, the CEO of Deseret News Publishing Company and Deseret Digital Media, will become the university’s 16th president on April 13. He replaces Kim B. Clark, who took the helm at BYU-Idaho in late 2005. The announcement was made […]

Election Official Faces Trial Stemming From Recall

Election Official Faces Trial Stemming From RecallSANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) – A judge says there’s sufficient evidence to try a northern Idaho election official on subornation of perjury, a felony. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that Bonner County Clerk Ann Dutson-Sater is scheduled to be arraigned in 1st District Court on Nov. 3. The charge stems from a recall effort against […]

Burley Idaho airport fails FAA standards

Burley Idaho airport fails FAA standardsBURLEY, Idaho (AP) – The Federal Aviation Administration says a small southern Idaho airport doesn’t meet federal standards, and some locals fear the facility could close. The Times-News reports the FAA has agreed to fund a new study to look at possible relocation sites for the J.R. “Jack” Simplot Airport in Burley. But the federal […]

Colorado Man Identified as Pilot Killed in Collision

Colorado Man Identified as Pilot Killed in CollisionBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Authorities have released the name of a Colorado pilot killed in a midair collision involving two small private planes in central Idaho. Valley County Coroner Nathan Hess on Thursday told the Idaho Statesman that 45-year-old Michael A. Bond died in the Monday morning crash about 30 miles east of Cascade. Authorities […]

Jolyn Thomas Interviews Retired Judge Mike Heavey

Jolyn Thomas Interviews Retired Judge Mike Heavey“Judges for Jus­tice” became involved in Christo­pher Tapp’s case in 2012 when Judge Heavey con­tacted the victim’s mother Carol Dodge. Three DNA tests have been per­formed in the case. The sperm DNA left at the 1996 mur­der scene does not match Tapp. In 2009 hairs left at the mur­der scene by the per­pe­tra­tor did not match Tapp and Jan­u­ary 2013 “touch” DNA tests […]

Daredevils Face Delay in Snake River Canyon Jump

Daredevils Face Delay in Snake River Canyon JumpTWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – Two daredevils hoping to succeed where Evel Knievel failed 40 years ago in jumping the Snake River Canyon in southern Idaho are looking at delays due to television scheduling. The Times-News reports that the dates for the jumps are being pushed back to late September or October. Texas motorcycle daredevil […]

I.F. Business Burglarized

I.F. Business Burglarized          (IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls business was burglarized this past weekend. Police say a person or group of people broke into Bingham Mechanical Inc. on Yellowstone, taking approximately $12,000 in property. The burglary was discovered Monday morning. Anyone with information about the break-in should contact Crimestoppers at 522-1983.

Flash Flood Warning

Flash Flood WarningThe National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Bonneville County on Sunday, 8 September 2013. The warning is in effect until 9:45pm, and includes most of the northwestern part of the county, including Idaho Falls. Areas near Osgood are expected to be hit the hardest. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause […]


AMBER ALERT FOR ETHAN AND HANNA ANDERSONAMBER ALERT: UPDATE 8/9/13 12:10pm Ada County Sheriff PIO Andrea Dearden has reported that a car matching the description related to San Diego Amber Alert was found in the River of No Return Wilderness area in Cascade, Idaho. The area is extremely remote and investigators may have to accessit with helicopter or via horseback. There […]

Kuna Woman Denies Sex, Serving Alcohol to Minors

Kuna Woman Denies Sex, Serving Alcohol to Minors(KUNA, ID)  —  A Kuna woman has denied charges that she served alcohol to minors, as well as allegations that she had sexual contact with at least eight high school students. 35-year-old Courtney Reschke allegedly gave alcohol to some friends of her oldest child late last year, then had inappropriate contact with the teens. She […]

Melba Woman Charged With Murder

Melba Woman Charged With Murder(MELBA, ID)  —  A Melba woman faces murder charges for allegedly killing a man she met at a bar last week. 34-year-old Nicole Kirtley is accused of killing 59-year-old George Richardson at his rural Nampa home Feb. 7, then dumping Richardson ‘s vehicle into the Snake River . Kirtley was being questioned by detectives when […]

Anti-Abortion Measure Passes House Vote

Anti-Abortion Measure Passes House Vote(BOISE, ID)  —  A tax break sought by a pro-life pregnancy center in Boise  passed a House vote Tuesday. Anti-abortion activist Brandi Swindell sought the measure after Stanton Health Care was forced to pay tens of thousands in back taxes. Supporters say it’s a good public policy, though opponents argue that seeking tax exemptions on […]

Flu Deaths Continue to Rise in Idaho

Flu Deaths Continue to Rise in Idaho(BOISE, ID)  —   The number of flu-related deaths across the state has now reached 15 this season. Health officials say two-thirds of those deaths have occurred in the Boise area since Oct. 1. Only two, however, have been reported in eastern Idaho. Though authorities say the illnesses can often be prevented through widely-available vaccines, some […]

AAA of Idaho: Ban Cell Phones for Drivers Under 18

AAA of Idaho:  Ban Cell Phones for Drivers Under 18(BOISE, ID)  —   AAA of Idaho is asking the state to consider a cell phone ban for all drivers under the age of 18. Texting while driving is illegal for anyone, but Idaho drivers can still talk on their cell phones. Officials say teens are overrepresented in the fatal crashes as well as accidents with […]

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