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Campaign Signs Stolen in Pocatello

Campaign Signs Stolen in Pocatello(POCATELLO, ID) – Campaign signs are up all around eastern Idaho, and so are sign thefts. KPVI reports that those caught stealing signs usually face misdemeanor citations, but could be charged with felonies if the thefts are serious enough. Bannock County Clerk Robert Poleki has lost at least five signs already, resulting in two people […]

Idaho Man Charged after Burrito Thrown at Worker

Idaho Man Charged after Burrito Thrown at WorkerHAYDEN, Idaho (AP) – A northern Idaho resident at an assisted living facility accused of throwing a burrito at an employee has been charged with battery. The Coeur d’Alene Press reports that police took 52-year-old Travis Micho into custody Sunday after he told an officer he became angry at the employee and threw a burrito […]

Poetry Book Fire Destroys Home, Woman Sentenced

Poetry Book Fire Destroys Home, Woman SentencedTWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – A south-central Idaho woman who set fire to a book of poetry she made for her boyfriend but that spread and burned down his house has been sentenced to one to 10 years in prison. The Times-News reports that Deborah Perez received the sentence Monday in 5th District Court but […]

Sheriff: No Criminal Negligence in Corn Maze Death

Sheriff: No Criminal Negligence in Corn Maze DeathHAUSER, Idaho (AP) – Authorities say they found no criminal negligence in the death of a Washington state man who was hit by a bus at a zombie attraction in a northern Idaho corn maze. KREM-TV reports that the Kootenai County sheriff’s office in Idaho says it doesn’t plan to recommend charges in last Friday’s […]

Rocky Mountain Teacher Gets STEM Grant

Rocky Mountain Teacher Gets STEM Grant(AMMON, ID) – Students at Rocky Mountain Middle School in Ammon are benefitting from a $15,000 STEM grant from the Idaho National Laboratory. KIDK reports that the funds will go toward the school’s robotics program. STEM program manager Anne Seisert hopes the new robotics kits the school will purchase will motivate more students to pursue […]

Jehovah’s Witnesses Expanding Church Building

Jehovah’s Witnesses Expanding Church Building(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Idaho Falls is getting a major renovation. Local News 8 reports that the current building is 40 years old, and only has enough space to hold about 160 people. Both English and Spanish-speaking congregations meet in the church, and the new upgrades will expand […]

Montana Considering Fate of Yellowstone Bison

Montana Considering Fate of Yellowstone Bison(WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT) – Montana wildlife officials will meet Thursday to discuss the future of nearly 150 bison that wandered out of Yellowstone National Park. About 70 animals are expected to go to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in the northeast part of the state, while another 35 will go to the Cherokee Nation of […]

Coach Kramer Receives Three-Year Extension

Coach Kramer Receives Three-Year Extension(POCATELLO, ID) – Idaho State University football coach Mike Kramer will stay in the Gate City for at least another three years. Kramer’s biggest improvements have been with student-athlete performance in the classroom. The team has an average GPA above 3.0. Kramer received a three-year extension with the university this week, just as the Bengals […]

Idaho Begins Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Idaho Begins Issuing Same-Sex Marriage LicensesBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Same-sex couples in Idaho were issued marriage licenses Wednesday morning at courthouses across the state after months of on-again, off-again messages from the courts. It is the latest state to begin recognizing gay marriage in the wake of a series of court rulings nationwide. Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter said Tuesday […]

Man Steals Copper Pipe from Idaho Falls

Man Steals Copper Pipe from Idaho Falls(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Iona man has been linked to the theft of copper copper from the Idaho Falls Water Department. Kendall Quinton was arrested this week on a warrant for felony grand theft. Quinton, who is a former city employee, reportedly took an estimated 2,600 pounds of copper pipe over a two-year period. […]

Idaho Candidates Face off in Gubernatorial Debate

Idaho Candidates Face off in Gubernatorial DebateBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho’s gubernatorial candidates threw jabs at one another while participating in the latest governor debate focusing on the state’s economic health, education funding and same-sex marriage. Republican Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter repeated arguments used in prior debates pointing out that his Democratic opponent A.J. Balukoff did not have the experience or […]

Enrollment Down in Teacher Ed Program

Enrollment Down in Teacher Ed Program(POCATELLO, ID) – Enrollment is down in Idaho State University’s teacher education program. Administrators say enrollment dropped 12 percent between 2012 and 2013. College of Education Dean Deb Hedeen tells KPVI that 90 percent of the program’s graduates become certified in Idaho, but poor paying entry-level jobs aren’t keeping them in the Gem State. Historically, […]

Idaho Homeowners Wake to Find Horse in Pool

Idaho Homeowners Wake to Find Horse in PoolSTAR, Idaho (AP) – A homeowner in southwestern Idaho called sheriff’s deputies for help early Tuesday morning after he found his horse had fallen into the family pool. The Ada County Sheriff’s office says deputies responded to a home in Star at about 1:30 in the morning. The homeowners told deputies that they heard a […]

Pocatello Police Trading Old Guns for New Ones

Pocatello Police Trading Old Guns for New Ones(POCATELLO, ID) – Pocatello Police are trading old firearms for new ones. KPVI reports that the department is trading used firearms valued at about $3,600 as equity toward a $13,000 purchase from Primary Weapons Systems of Boise. Police are buying 10 new service rifles. The old guns were confiscated or turned in by people who […]

Gas Prices Drop in Arco

Gas Prices Drop in Arco(ARCO, ID) – Gas stations in Arco have some of the lowest fuel prices in the region. Local News 8 reports that gas is now under $3.25 per gallon in Arco. That’s as much as 30 cents lower than at other fuel stations around eastern Idaho. Managers say they’re keeping their markup as minimal as […]

Man Steals Leather Jackets

Man Steals Leather Jackets(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls man is in custody on felony grand theft charges. Luis Enrique Dominguez is accused of stealing four leather jackets from Dillards at the Grand Teton Mall Monday night. Store employees told police that the jackets were valued at $600 each. Dominguez was taken into custody a short time […]

Gov. Otter Won’t Appeal Same-Sex Marriage in Idaho

Gov. Otter Won’t Appeal Same-Sex Marriage in IdahoBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter will not appeal the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal’s most recent decision to lift the state’s ban on gay marriage starting Wednesday. Otter wrote in a statement released Tuesday that for now, the state has done all it can through the courts to defend traditional marriage […]

Bujak not Among Participants in Tuesday’s Debate

Bujak not Among Participants in Tuesday’s DebateBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho’s Libertarian gubernatorial candidate John Bujak says it was unbelievable he did not meet the requirements to participate in the latest governor debate. When contacted by The Associated Press Monday, Bujak said he didn’t know his name was not among the three candidates participating in Tuesday’s debate. Currently, Republican Gov. C.L. […]

Denney Challenged to Forgo Public Pension

Denney Challenged to Forgo Public PensionBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho’s Secretary of State Democratic candidate Holli Woodings is challenging Republican opponent Lawerence Denney to forgo his public pension. Woodings announced Monday that she’s challenging the long-term Idaho politician after he said he supported taking every elected official off the state’s pension system during an Oct. 7 debate. After serving nearly […]

Wildlife Groups Sue for Wolverine Protections

Wildlife Groups Sue for Wolverine ProtectionsBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – A coalition of advocacy groups has filed a lawsuit challenging the government’s decision to deny federal protections for the snow-loving wolverine. Monday’s lawsuit says U.S. wildlife officials ignored the best available science when they ruled that the effects of climate change on wolverine survival were uncertain. The government’s August decision reversed […]

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