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Call Center Coming to Idaho Falls

Call Center Coming to Idaho Falls(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A new call center is opening up in Idaho Falls. Utah-based Progrexion hopes to add about 150 jobs by the end of the year. KIDK reports that the company already has about 200 people working at a call center in Rexburg. Progrexion helps consumers understand and repair their credit. Site director […]

Pocatello Superintendent to Resign

Pocatello Superintendent to Resign(POCATELLO, ID) – Pocatello School District 25 Superintendent Mary Vagner is stepping down. Her resignation will take effect in June. Administrators say Vagner has been at the helm for nine years, and was Idaho’s Superintendent of the Year in 2012. Officials maintain that Vagner’s resignation has nothing to do with controversies involving basketball coach Laraine […]

Blackfoot Standoff Ends Peacefully

Blackfoot Standoff Ends Peacefully(BLACKFOOT, ID) – A 14-hour standoff in Blackfoot ended peacefully Thursday night. Officials say a man barricaded himself in the Blackbird Seven Fruit and Vegetable building across from Rupe’s Burgers. The standoff began at around 3 a.m. A SWAT team eventually rammed the door of the building and the suspect surrendered at around 5 p.m. […]

Idaho Trucker gets Prison Time in Fatal ND Crash

Idaho Trucker gets Prison Time in Fatal ND CrashMINOT, N.D. (AP) – An Idaho truck driver convicted in a fatal crash in North Dakota has been sentenced to serve three years in prison. A jury in August convicted 58-year-old Clark Christensen, of Shelley, Idaho, of negligent homicide. He initially had faced a more serious charge of manslaughter. Authorities say Christensen was driving a […]

County Approves Budget for Tapp Investigation

County Approves Budget for Tapp Investigation(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Bonneville County is spending $25,000 to hire an independent investigator to review the Angie Dodge murder case. Prosecutor Bruce Pickett says a report issued by Judges for Justice raises several questions about the 1997 conviction of Christopher Tapp. Tapp’s attorney claims his client’s confession was coerced. Pickett hopes the investigation will […]

Woman Charged with Investment Fraud

Woman Charged with Investment Fraud(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls woman has been indicted for her role in an alleged investment fraud scheme. Lois Davis reportedly started the scheme when she lived in St. Anthony. She’s accused of falsely claiming to invest money from her clients, but instead used the funds for personal expenditures. Authorities say 59-year-old Davis […]

Elk Poached in Grand Teton National Park

Elk Poached in Grand Teton National Park(JACKSON, WY) – Two western Wyoming men have admitted to poaching a bull elk in Grand Teton National Park Sunday. Twenty-eight-year-old Rex Geldert and 22-year-old Tyson Lopez, both of Lyman, were intoxicated when they shot the elk early Sunday near Moran Junction. Geldert shot the animal at the request of Lopez as the elk was […]

Pocatello Police Getting New Rifles

Pocatello Police Getting New RiflesPOCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – A southeast Idaho police department is getting a discount on 10 new assault rifles by trading confiscated, turned-in or donated guns to a firearms maker in Boise. The Idaho State Journal reports in a story on Wednesday that the Pocatello Police Department is getting a $3,600 discount from Primary Weapons Systems […]

Typically Quiet Idaho Treasurer Race Heats Up

Typically Quiet Idaho Treasurer Race Heats UpBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho’s normally quiet race for state treasurer is heating up during the last leg of the midterm election as four-term incumbent Ron Crane faces off against political newcomer Deborah Silver. Republican Crane has held the office since 1998 with few viable Democratic opponents. However, this year he’s defending his 16 years […]

Romney Visits Idaho to Stump for Otter, Risch

Romney Visits Idaho to Stump for Otter, RischBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Mitt Romney is stumping for Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and U.S. Sen. Jim Risch just two years after he won more than 60 percent of the vote in Idaho during the 2012 presidential race. The former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential nominee joined Otter and Risch on Wednesday at a Five […]

Veteran Gets OK to be Buried with Gay Partner

Veteran Gets OK to be Buried with Gay PartnerBOISE, Idaho (AP) – A U.S. Navy Veteran has received permission to be buried with the ashes of her late wife in a southwest Idaho veterans cemetery following the legalization of gay marriage in the state. The Spokesman-Review reports that 74-year-old Madelynn Taylor on Wednesday successfully completed paperwork to be buried at the Idaho State […]

BYU-Idaho Hits Pre-Missionary Enrollment Levels

BYU-Idaho Hits Pre-Missionary Enrollment Levels(REXBURG, ID) – BYU-Idaho enrollment is back to where it was nearly two years ago. School officials say enrollment is up 3.9 percent compared to last year. When the LDS Church lowered its age requirements for men and women to serve missions, enrollment dropped about 10 percent. Spokesman Marc Stevens says flexibility in scheduling made […]

Bus Cameras Target Illegal Passers

Bus Cameras Target Illegal Passers(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Those who pass stopped school buses could face fines and a trip to court. KPVI reports that buses in the Bonneville School District are equipped with cameras, which can identify drivers who disregard stop arms when they’re deployed. Passing a stopped bus is a misdemeanor that requires a mandatory court date. […]

Yellowstone Construction Nears Completion

Yellowstone Construction Nears Completion(POCATELLO, ID) – Construction on Yellowstone Avenue in Pocatello is nearly complete. Crews have finished paving the main roadway between Flandro and Cedar, and streetlights are now being added along South 5th Avenue near the ISU campus. Officials say the sidewalks next to ISU needed to be more handicap accessible. The work was supposed to […]

Anti-Gun Attorney Raises Eyebrows

Anti-Gun Attorney Raises Eyebrows(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Democratic activist Justin Seamons is raising eyebrows in Idaho Falls. Local News 8 reports that Seamons, who is a licensed attorney, recently posted a billboard linking the Sandy Hook massacre to the National Rifle Association and the Republican Party. Seamons claims a nearby business on Yellowstone was vandalized because of the […]

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 […]

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