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BYU Students Hold “Bike for Beards” Protest

BYU Students Hold “Bike for Beards” Protest

PROVO, Utah (AP) – A group of BYU students is protesting the Mormon church-owned school’s ban on something its namesake once sported: a beard. About 50 students biked, skateboarded or in-line skated their way from the Provo City Library to campus during the “Bike for Beards” protest on Friday night. Protest organizer Shane Pittson says […]

Missing Woman Found Disoriented in 1960s Hometown

Missing Woman Found Disoriented in 1960s Hometown

UNDATED (AP) — An Idaho woman who disappeared last week has been found, disoriented but alive, in the small Mississippi town where her father was once a minister in the 1960s. She told police she didn’t know how she got there. Cynthia Adams, a 52-year-old Boise woman, was reported missing on Tuesday when she didn’t […]

Idaho’s Wildfire Season Ends after Tame Summer

Idaho’s Wildfire Season Ends after Tame Summer

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho’s typically active wildfire season is closing with a slow fizzle after short bursts of rain and cooler temperatures dampened the state’s tinderbox of fuel. Fire officials say this year’s season consumed nearly 271 square miles in Idaho, which is the lowest since 2009. States along the West Coast became the […]

Pocatello Zoo Gets New Grizzly Bear

Pocatello Zoo Gets New Grizzly Bear

(POCATELLO, ID) – A grizzly bear cub has found a new home at the Pocatello Zoo. The 2-year-old female was caught in a culvert trap in Wyoming last week. Wildlife biologists say she posed too much of a risk to humans in the wild because she was slowly becoming accustomed to human food. The Idaho […]

State Official: Pursue Alternatives to College Degree

State Official: Pursue Alternatives to College Degree

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – The Idaho State Department of Commerce Director is urging some people to avoid the traditional college experience. Jeff Sayer tells Local News 8 that many people need to get out of the mindset that a four-year degree is the only way to advance, and that trade schools will play a key […]

ISP Issues Phone Scam Warning

ISP Issues Phone Scam Warning

(POCATELLO, ID) – Idaho State Police are warning people about a phone scam targeting immigrants and international college students. The scammer is using a phone number registered under the name “Idaho State Police.” The caller claims to be a trooper with an arrest warrant. Would-be victims are told that they have to pay a fine […]

Secret Service Bungled White House Shooting

Secret Service Bungled White House Shooting

(WASHINGTON, DC) – New revelations show disturbing information about the Secret Service’s response to a 2011 shooting at the White House involving an Idaho Falls man. Investigators are now saying that agents didn’t even know about the incident until four days after it happened. Oscar Ortega-Hernandez is serving 25 years in prison for the shooting […]

Jefferson County Prosecutor Facing Recall

Jefferson County Prosecutor Facing Recall

  (RIGBY, ID) – Jefferson County Prosecutor Robin Dunn could face a recall. Dunn’s opponents allege that he is putting his personal interests ahead of the county. Lyndsay Goody tells KIDK that Dunn used his own law firm to represent the county in a federal case, charging taxpayers $18,000. Dunn later reimbursed the county, and […]

Free Entry at Yellowstone on Saturday

Free Entry at Yellowstone on Saturday

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) – Entrance fees will be waived at Yellowstone National Park and at Montana’s Glacier National Park on Saturday to celebrate National Public Lands Day. The National Park Service also is waiving commercial tour entrance fees and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservations, camping, tours, concession and fees collected […]

Otter Avoids Specifics in New Ad

Otter Avoids Specifics in New Ad

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s latest television advertisement credits him as the key figure in improving Idaho’s economy but fails to cite facts proving the claims. The Spokesman-Review reports that the ad features testimony from a real estate broker who says Otter took hard stances and was a “watchdog” for all industries. […]

Forest Service Says Media Doesn’t Need Permit

Forest Service Says Media Doesn’t Need Permit

SEATTLE (AP) – Faced with increasing criticism of a proposal that would restrict media filming in wilderness areas, the head of the U.S. Forest Service said late Thursday that the rule is not intended to apply to news-gathering activities. Chief Tom Tidwell says the rule would apply to commercial filming, like a movie production, but […]

Name of Sexual Assault Suspect Released

Name of Sexual Assault Suspect Released

(JACKSON, WY) – The name of a 94-year-old Michigan man indicted on felony sexual abuse charges in Jackson has been released. William Hartwell Bricker was a live-in counselor at Teton Valley Ranch Camp when he allegedly molested a boy in the summer of 1962. He’s also accused in another incident in 1985. One of the […]

Dog Kills Chickens at Local Farm

Dog Kills Chickens at Local Farm

(TYHEE, ID) – A dog killed nearly 200 chickens at a local farm this week. Wendy Swore of Swore Farms in Tyhee tells Local News 8 that they found the birds dead in their coop Wednesday morning. A dog is suspected of getting through wires and electrical fencing. Fort Hall Fish and Game officials have […]

Big Fine for Crashing Drone in Yellowstone Spring

Big Fine for Crashing Drone in Yellowstone Spring

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) – A judge has ordered a Dutch man to pay more than $3,000 for crashing a drone into the biggest hot spring in Yellowstone National Park. The drone flown by Theodorus Van Vliet of the Netherlands crashed into the Grand Prismatic spring in August. Park officials have yet to be […]

Health Officials Confirm Enterovirus in Idaho

Health Officials Confirm Enterovirus in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho health officials say an unusual respiratory virus that’s been causing illness among children across the U.S. is in Idaho. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday confirmed the presence of the enterovirus D68. Officials say a child hospitalized in eastern […]

Fire Burns Fort Hall Home

Fire Burns Fort Hall Home

(FORT HALL, ID) – A fire destroyed a trailer home in Fort Hall Thursday afternoon. It happened along U.S. Highway 91 just south of Agency Road. Fire crews from Fort Hall and the city of Chubbuck stayed on the scene well into the evening to keep the flames from flaring up again. The name of […]

Pocatello Football Coach Suspended

Pocatello Football Coach Suspended

(POCATELLO, ID) – Pocatello High School head football coach Tom Harrison has been suspended indefinitely. Harrison told the press Wednesday that he was placed on paid administrative leave, following an alleged verbal confrontation with a player. Harrison has long been the center of controversy in his 12 years with the school, with incidents ranging from […]

Pocatello Muslims Allege Housing Discrimination

Pocatello Muslims Allege Housing Discrimination

(POCATELLO, ID) – Muslim college students in Pocatello are speaking out about alleged housing discrimination. Nezar Alnejidi, president of the ISU Saudi Student Association, tells the Idaho State Journal that some students are being denied housing because they can’t provide renting references. Those that are approved are sometimes required to pay double or triple the […]

Fall Free Day at I.F. Zoo on Saturday

Fall Free Day at I.F. Zoo on Saturday

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) — The Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park is celebrating its Fall Free Day on Saturday, September 27. Admission is free to all zoo visitors. Interim zoo superintendent Linda Beard says the event is a way to say “thank you to the community for their support.” The zoo opens at 9 a.m. with the […]

Mormon History Museum Closes for Renovations

Mormon History Museum Closes for Renovations

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The Mormon Church History museum is closing for one year for a total renovation of the 30-year-old building. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says the Salt Lake City museum will close on Oct. 6, following the biannual general conference. It is scheduled to reopen in the fall […]

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