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One robbery suspect caught, info sought on second person

One robbery suspect caught, info sought on second person(Courtesy Rexburg Standard Journal) REXBURG — Rexburg Police Detective Dave Hope told the Standard Journal that with help of Idaho Falls Police, one of the suspects in the theft of two laptops from El-Genes TV and Appliance has been arrested. Hope said the investigation is still ongoing and little information is available at this time. […]

State board approves Ybarra request for federal flexibility

State board approves Ybarra request for federal flexibility(Courtesy Idaho Education News) BOISE — The State Board of Education Thursday unanimously approved new state Superintendent Sherri Ybarra’s request for a one-year waiver for flexibility from federal education laws. Idaho’s existing waiver from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act / No Child Left Behind law is set to expire this summer, and Ybarra and […]

Historic bird dies at Idaho Falls Zoo

Historic bird dies at Idaho Falls ZooIDAHO FALLS – One of the oldest known turkey vultures in captivity died Friday at the Idaho Falls Tautphaus Park Zoo. The 42-year-old female bird was the zoo’s oldest avian resident. She came to Idaho Falls in 1995 and, over the years, produced three offspring that were relocated to homes at other zoos. Zoo records […]

Fremont commissioners vote to hike landfill fees

Fremont commissioners vote to hike landfill fees(Courtesy Rexburg Standard Journal) ST. ANTHONY — Fremont County Commissioners voted unanimously on Monday to increase the landfill fees on a yearly, incremental basis of 4.99 percent each year until they have the necessary funds to cover the county’s needs for various projects related to the two landfills in the county. Fremont County Public Works […]

Otter doesn’t commit to special session, praises lawmakers’ education record

Otter doesn’t commit to special session, praises lawmakers’ education record(Courtesy Idaho Education News) BOISE — Gov. Butch Otter praised lawmakers Thursday for their work on education issues during the recent legislative session, but declined to say whether he will convene a special session to address the potential loss of some $50 million in federal child support funding. “Breaking it down, I would say education […]

I.F. man arrested on domestic warrants

I.F. man arrested on domestic warrantsIDAHO FALLS — Idaho Falls Police arrested 30‐year‐old Kelly R. Larsen on warrants for attempted strangulation, domestic battery with traumatic injury, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon Wednesday night. The Idaho Falls man was booked into the Bonneville County Jail. According to reports, Larsen’s arrests stems from an investigation into an incident that he physically […]

I.F. man arrested for battery

I.F. man arrested for batteryIDAHO FALLS — Idaho Falls Police arrested 45‐year‐old Mark O. Rogers for striking a nurse at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center Wednesday night. The Idaho Falls man was booked into the Bonneville County Jail for battery on a medical personnel. According to reports, officers responded to EIRMC around 9:23 p.m. for a report of a […]

Crapo, Risch support rural schools funding bill

Crapo, Risch support rural schools funding billCourtesy Idaho Education News BOISE — Idaho GOP Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch joined an overwhelming bipartisan coalition that supported a two-year extension of a rural school funding bill. The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act was worth $7.2 million to Idaho schools in 2013-14. The two-year funding extension was inserted into a […]

I.F. man arrested for burglary, grand theft

I.F. man arrested for burglary, grand theftIDAHO FALLS — Idaho Falls Police arrested 20‐year‐old Dennis C. Wilhelm for burglary, grand theft and felony eluding after he broke into the Commercial Tire compound and stole 10 truck tires Tuesday night. The Idaho Falls man was booked into the Bonneville County Jail. According to reports, police responded to the Commercial Tire compound, located […]

I.F. Woman Arrested for Drugs

I.F. Woman Arrested for DrugsIDAHO FALLS — Tiffany R. Eckley, 35, was arrested for felony trafficking of methamphetamine following a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon. Idaho Falls Police report the Idaho Falls woman was also booked into the Bonneville County Jail for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. According to reports, officers stopped Eckley at Dunbar and Wadsworth […]

Pocatello Mayor to issue two proclamations Thursday night

Pocatello Mayor to issue two proclamations Thursday nightPOCATELLO — Mayor Brian Blad is scheduled to issue to proclamations at a Pocatello City Council meeting Thursday. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. The first proclamation recognizes April 18, as Portneuf Valley Community Environmental Fair Day. Human activities have an impact on the Earth, and local communities can do much to slow down the […]

Child accidentally shot in Aberdeen

Child accidentally shot in AberdeenABERDEEN — A 7-year-old child was accidentally shot by another child Monday, according to the Bingham County Sheriff’s Office. Officials report a 7-year-old was transported to the emergency room at Harms Memorial Hospital in American Falls after the child was shot in the left arm by a 9-year-old. Sheriff deputies were contacted by the hospital […]

Rexburg drug dealer sentenced to 60 months in prison

Rexburg drug dealer sentenced to 60 months in prisonPOCATELLO – Sergio Garcia, 25, of Rexburg, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 60 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson said in a news release. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Garcia to forfeit $7,500 […]

I.F. Sen. Dean Mortimer hailed a hero of the session

I.F. Sen. Dean Mortimer hailed a hero of the session(Courtesy Idaho Education News) BOISE — One of the first things Sen. Dean Mortimer changed when he was appointed chairman of the Senate Education Committee was set his alarm clock to 4:30 a.m. On the first day of the session, Gov. Butch Otter laid out a challenge to lawmakers: Increase pubic school funding by 7.4 […]

Otter signs K-12 budgets

Otter signs K-12 budgets(Courtesy Idaho Education News) BOISE — While the 2015 Legislature was wrapping up its business late last week, Gov. Butch Otter signed the seven pieces of the K-12 budget into law. The budgets mirror the spending request Otter made 13 weeks ago — at the start of the 2015 legislative session that adjourned early Saturday […]

Exxon thief given sentence

Exxon thief given sentence(Courtesy Rexburg Standard Journal) REXBURG — The court decided to retain jurisdiction on the man who pulled a fake gun on a cashier in an attempt to rob Brad’s Exxon in Rexburg. Jeronimo Vasquez, 18, who pleaded guilty to robbery as part of a plea agreement in March before the Idaho Seventh District Court, will […]

Idaho Falls Civitan Club seeks to recruit new members

Idaho Falls Civitan Club seeks to recruit new members(Courtesy BizMojo Idaho) IDAHO FALLS — The Idaho Falls Civitan Club is hosting a “seek event” April 21 at Catered Your Way, 2161 E. 17th Street, to recruit and educate anyone interested in learning more about the Civitan Club. The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. In Idaho Falls, the Civitans are best known […]

Melaleuca CEO receives prestigious award

Melaleuca CEO receives prestigious awardWASHINGTON D.C. – Melaleuca CEO Frank L. VanderSloot was presented with the prestigious Horatio Alger award over the weekend during a ceremony in the Chamber of the United States Supreme Court. VanderSloot joins former presidents and other distinguished Americans in receiving the award. Presidents Ronald Reagan and Dwight Eisenhower, Oprah Winfrey, Buzz Aldren, and others […]

The 2015 session: What passed, and what it means

The 2015 session: What passed, and what it means(Courtesy Idaho Education News) BOISE — As the 2015 legislative session spilled briefly into Saturday morning — arguably, its 90th day in business — Rep. Reed DeMordaunt received compliments from both sides of the aisle. House Minority Leader John Rusche of Lewiston and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Winder of Boise sought out DeMordaunt. The Eagle […]

BYUI President Kim Clark says goodbye to Rexburg

BYUI President Kim Clark says goodbye to RexburgREXBURG – After a decade as president of Brigham Young University-Idaho, Kim B. Clark is leaving the institution to serve in an ecclesiastical role for his church. The 66-year-old was recently sustained as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He begins serving in […]

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