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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 […]

Madison Fire Station Expanding

Madison Fire Station Expanding(REXBURG, ID) – A $1.5 million expansion project for the Madison County Fire Station will begin Monday. The station is getting a second floor added, while the bedrooms and training areas will be renovated as well. All staff members will be moved to a building behind the current station for the next year, but the […]

Highland Football Star Named to Army All-American Team

Highland Football Star Named to Army All-American Team(POCATELLO, ID) – Highland High School football standout Tristen Hoge has been invited to play in the Army All-American Game. Hoge, who has committed to play for Notre Dame next fall, tells KPVI that it’s something he’s wanted to do since 7th Grade. As one of the top-recruited offensive linemen in the country, Hoge turned […]

U-U Church Celebrates Gay Marriages

U-U Church Celebrates Gay Marriages(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Members of the Unitarian-Universalist Church of Idaho Falls held a special worship service Sunday celebrating Idaho’s new same-sex marriage law. Rev. Lyn Cameron tells KIDK that the latest court order striking down Idaho’s voter-approved gay marriage ban was a “gift” and a “miracle of life itself.” The congregation also lit a […]

Scouting for Food Collects Big Donations

Scouting for Food Collects Big Donations(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Area Boy Scouts flooded pantries during the annual Scouting for Food drive Saturday. Local News 8 reports that thousands of items were picked up, then taken to the Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership. Manager Brett Hicks says the donations are crucial with the holidays just around the corner. Scout Hayden Brundy […]

Stein Seeking Probe Against Packer

Stein Seeking Probe Against Packer(POCATELLO, ID) – The Democratic candidate for Bannock County Assessor wants the state to conduct an investigation into his incumbent opponent, Dave Packer. Jared Stein tells the Idaho State Journal that Packer has unethically used his office for personal gain. Packer, who also sells real estate, is accused of temporarily lowering the assessed value of […]

Islamists Drop Charges Against Landlord

Islamists Drop Charges Against Landlord(POCATELLO, ID) – The Islamic Society of Southeast Idaho is dropping charges against a former landlord who threw away dozens of copies of the Quran. Spokesman Daniel Hummell tells the Idaho State Journal that the organization will not seek further action against Elaine Budge, who owns the group’s old office space near Albertson’s. Budge cleaned […]

US to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages in Utah, Six Other States

US to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages in Utah, Six Other StatesWASHINGTON (AP) – The federal government is recognizing same-sex marriages in seven more states. The states are Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, Colorado and Nevada. The Justice Department says it will ensure that same-sex couples in those states are given federal benefits as soon as possible. Those states were affected by a recent Supreme Court […]

Judge to Rule by Monday on Wyoming Gay Marriage

Judge to Rule by Monday on Wyoming Gay Marriage  CASPER, Wyo. (AP) – A federal judge says he will rule by Monday on whether Wyoming must allow same-sex couples to wed. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl heard arguments Thursday in Casper on a lawsuit filed by four same-sex couples seeking to force Wyoming to allow gay marriage in response to federal court rulings […]

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