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Auction Helps Toddler Battling Leukemia

Auction Helps Toddler Battling Leukemia

(DRIGGS, ID) – Teton Valley residents recently helped raise more than $20,000 for a toddler fighting leukemia. Local News 8 reports that a 4-H pig was auctioned off a total of 34 times to help the family of 2-year-old Edie Barnes. Her father, Rod, says it’s something he’ll never forget. University of Idaho extension agent […]

Accused Bank Robber Pleads Not Guilty

Accused Bank Robber Pleads Not Guilty

(POCATELLO, ID) – A man accused of robbing a Pocatello bank last month has pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors say video surveillance shows 60-year-old Ronald Shumaker robbing the US Bank on Yellowstone Avenue. Schumaker was arrested in Montana two days after the incident. His alleged accomplice, 61-year-old William Reimer, has entered a not guilty plea in […]

Man Cited in Deadly Crash

Man Cited in Deadly Crash

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls man has been cited in connection to a deadly crash earlier this summer. Kelly Noack struck 83-year-old Lloyd Pickett at the intersection of John Adams and Lincoln on June 8. Pickett died from his injuries two weeks later. Noack was cited Friday for misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter and failure to yield. He […]

Man Shot to Death in Bingham County

Man Shot to Death in Bingham County

(BLACKFOOT, ID)  – One man is dead after being shot Monday evening in Taber, about 15 miles northwest of Blackfoot. Deputies responded around 8 p.m. to West Taber Road where they found a Hispanic male with a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released. Bingham County […]

Shelley Service Center Vandalized

Shelley Service Center Vandalized

(SHELLEY, ID) – The Shelley School District Service Center was burglarized Sunday night. Superintendent Bryan Jolley tells Local News 8 that the vandals splattered protein drinks and spray paint on the walls. They also broke fluorescent lights and scattered supplies all over the floors. Jolley says he’s puzzled as to why members of the community might damage […]

Child Dies in Yellowstone

Child Dies in Yellowstone

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) – An 8-year-old girl has died after falling about 550 feet while hiking in Yellowstone National Park. The National Park Service says the accident occurred Sunday morning in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. It identified the victim as Zahra Allahyari of Poway, California. According to the Park Service, the […]

Yellowstone Region has High Earthquake Probability

Yellowstone Region has High Earthquake Probability

  JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – A new U.S. Geological Survey report indicates a slightly greater earthquake hazard in the Greater Yellowstone region of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho than previously thought. And the USGS map of seismic hazards shows that the region is as seismically hazardous as anywhere in the United States. University of Utah geophysicist […]

Technology Could Detect Gunshots in Schools

Technology Could Detect Gunshots in Schools

(AMMON, ID) – District 93 and the city of Ammon are testing out new technology to help improve police response times in school shootings. KIDK reports that the district is trying out Shotpoint, an acoustic shot detection system. The technology notifies law enforcement about the location of shooters in hallways through sensors mounted on ceilings. […]

Wyoming Gives Jackson $1M for Landslide Relief

Wyoming Gives Jackson $1M for Landslide Relief

(JACKSON, WY) – The city of Jackson is getting $1 million in assistance from the state of Wyoming to help cover damage caused by a landslide in April. The town had asked for more than $6 million to cover the costs needed to stabilize the hillside. State officials say the only things covered by emergency […]

Snake River Landing Expanding

Snake River Landing Expanding

  (IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Changes are coming to Snake River Landing in Idaho Falls. Officials tell Local News 8 that there are plans for an eco-friendly hotel south of Stockman’s Restaurant, which is expected to bring in more visitors. Several businesses have moved into the development over the past few years, including Bill’s Bike […]

Thousands Participate in Back to School Giveaway

Thousands Participate in Back to School Giveaway

(CHUBBUCK, ID) – Nearly 1,500 area kids were given free school supplies at the annual Back 2 School Giveway in Chubbuck Saturday. The event, which was held at Gate City Christian Church, drew an estimated 5,000 people, and was sponsored by more than 100 local businesses. Organizers say they wanted it to be a welcoming event […]

Boaters Rescued from Henry’s Lake

Boaters Rescued from Henry’s Lake

(ISLAND PARK, ID) – Two stranded boaters were rescued from Henry’s Lake early Saturday. Search and Rescue officials from Fremont County say rough water and bad cell phone service made it difficult for them to reach the boaters. KIDK reports that their boat reportedly stopped working about 300 yards from shore, keeping them stranded for about […]

Crapo to Seek 4th Term

Crapo to Seek 4th Term

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) – U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo says he will seek re-election in 2016. In making the announcement Friday in Lewiston, the 63-year-old Republican says he’s committed to resolving a number of critical issues to the country. The Lewiston Tribune reports that Crapo was elected to the Senate in 1998 to succeed Sen. Dirk […]

Former Hospital Employee Enters Alford Plea

Former Hospital Employee Enters Alford Plea

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – A former IT Director for Bingham Memorial Hospital has entered an Alford plea in a felony wiretapping case. Jack York faces a prison sentence of up to five years and a $5,000 fine. Local News 8 reports that two other felony charges against York were dropped as part of the plea agreement. […]

Body Recovered From Yellowstone River

Body Recovered From Yellowstone River

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) – The body of a 22-year-old Georgia man who went missing a week ago while tubing in Yellowstone National Park has been recovered. The National Park Service says a special swift-water team recovered the body of Darien Latty, of Demorest, Georgia, on Saturday from the Yellowstone River. Latty had been […]

Idaho Ed Board Moves to Protect Student Data

Idaho Ed Board Moves to Protect Student Data

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho education officials have approved a policy to protect the personal information of public school students. The Idaho Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/1nWe1qZ) in a story on Friday that the policy approved by the Idaho State Board of Education involves collecting and sharing student information. The move follows concerns over a plan to […]

Eastbound Interstate 84 Reopens in Southern Idaho

Eastbound Interstate 84 Reopens in Southern Idaho

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – Eastbound lanes on a section of the main travel route through south-central Idaho have reopened following a collision involving a tractor-trailer carrying hazardous materials. Authorities opened eastbound lanes on Interstate 84 between Twin Falls and Burley late Thursday morning after cleaning up chemicals from the Wednesday evening crash. The Times-News […]

Idaho Work Group Favors Medicaid Expansion

Idaho Work Group Favors Medicaid Expansion

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – An Idaho work group says the state should expand its Medicaid eligibility, but committee members voiced concerns that their recommendation will be ignored by both the governor and legislators. The 15-member group voted Thursday to submit their recommendation to Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter. This is the second time this work group […]

Idaho Falls City Council Approves Preliminary Budget

Idaho Falls City Council Approves Preliminary Budget

(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  – The Idaho Falls City Council tentatively approved a budget for 2015 that calls for $43 million in spending from the general fund and a 1.5% increase in property taxes. The lone dissenting vote came from Councilwoman Sharon Parry, who told the Post Register  that she was disappointed that the public was […]

Sinkhole Fixed in Idaho Falls

Sinkhole Fixed in Idaho Falls

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – The Idaho Transportation Department has repaired a small sinkhole on a busy Idaho Falls roadway. Local News 8 reports that the hole was located under three railroad bridges along U.S. Highway 26 downtown. The sinkhole was found Tuesday evening It was 17-feet long, six-feet wide, and more than two-feet deep. After closing the […]

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