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Idaho Falls Police “In Violation” for Pursuit

Idaho Falls Police “In Violation” for Pursuit

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – The Idaho Falls Police Department is being investigated for their involvement in a pursuit on June 27. Officers assisted Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputies the day 23-year-old Justin Crosby was arrested for driving a stolen vehicle in Idaho Falls. Earlier this month, a  five-member committee ruled that the police officers involved violated […]

Idaho Falls Man Rescued After Fall

Idaho Falls Man Rescued After Fall

(STANLEY, ID) – An Idaho Falls man had to be rescued after a fall on Mount Heyburn last week. Authorities say 55-year-old Ronald Wallace likely broke his leg while climbing the rugged central Idaho peak on Thursday. He is believed to have fallen about 10 feet. Wallace had to spend the night on the mountain before being […]

Two Survive Plane Crash in Rigby

Two Survive Plane Crash in Rigby

(RIGBY, ID) – Two people walked away from a plane crash in Rigby Friday morning. Investigators say pilot Dale Cresap, and his flight student, Gary Lee, were practicing touch-and-go maneuvers at the Rigby Airport at the time of the crash. They reportedly lost control of the plane due to a heavy wind gust. The aircraft struck two hangars before colliding […]

Impaired Driving Campaign Begins Sunday

Impaired Driving Campaign Begins Sunday

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho:  The Idaho Falls Police Department, along with other law enforcement agencies, will be conducting education campaigns and high-visibility enforcement patrols statewide searching for drunk and impaired drivers Aug. 24 – Sept. 6. The IFPD received $2,500 in funding from Idaho Transportation Department’s Office of Highway Safety to help pay for additional enforcement to […]

GAO: Pentagon Violated Law with Bergdahl Swap

GAO: Pentagon Violated Law with Bergdahl Swap

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congressional investigators say the Pentagon violated the law when it swapped five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office says the Defense Department’s failure to notify the relevant congressional committees at least 30 days in advance of the […]

Wyoming Gov. Mead wants Medicaid proposal for Legislature

Wyoming Gov. Mead wants Medicaid proposal for Legislature

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Gov. Matt Mead says he expects to be ready to brief state lawmakers early next year about the best deal Wyoming could get to expand Medicaid coverage to low-income people. Mead says he and state Health Department Director Tom Forslund met recently with federal officials to discuss the possibility of Wyoming […]

Power Outage in Pocatello

Power Outage in Pocatello

(POCATELLO, ID) – More than 100 Idaho Power customers in Pocatello lost their electricity Thursday afternoon. The outage lasted about an hour and a half, and cut off power to homes and businesses in the vicinity of Yellowstone, Griffith, McCormick, and Pershing. It was back on shortly before 4 p.m. Executives say the outage was […]

Three Cited for Grand Teton Trespassing

Three Cited for Grand Teton Trespassing

(JACKSON, WY) – Three men were cited for trespassing during a manhunt in Grand Teton National Park Thursday. Authorities caught the suspects breaking into a dorm room at the Jackson Lake Lodge at around 9 a.m. Officers had set up a containment area around the lodge earlier that morning. Witnesses had initially identified one of […]

Charges Dismissed Against Putnam

Charges Dismissed Against Putnam

(POCATELLO, ID) – All stalking charges against a prominent Pocatello speech pathologist have been dismissed. Jennifer Putnam says she’s filing lawsuits against the city, the police department, and the Bannock County Jail. Putnam tells the Idaho State Journal that city officials have ignored her claims of physical and emotional mistreatment following a 2013 investigation into […]

Rexburg to Improve Drainage System

Rexburg to Improve Drainage System

(REXBURG, ID) – The Rexburg city council has approved a plan to improve the town’s ability to handle flooding. The measure calls for improvements to the city’s drainage system, as well as the lift station in the Ricks-Palmer subdivision. KIDK reports that the city will buy the drainage ditch in the Hidden Valley subdivision to […]

Man Arrested for Spanking

Man Arrested for Spanking

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Police in south-central Idaho say they’ve arrested a 25-year-old man for hitting his son so hard that it left bruises. Police say David Loya has been arraigned on a misdemeanor of injury to a child. The Times-News reports Loya’s wife called police Sunday after she found bruises on their 3-year-old […]

Student Arrested for Pellet Gun at School

Student Arrested for Pellet Gun at School

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A local student was arrested Thursday for bringing a pellet gun to school. Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputies say the 17-year-old male attended Lincoln Alternative High School. Officials found the gun in his backpack after being notified by a concerned parent. The parent had received a text from their child who was […]

ISP Writing More Tickets

ISP Writing More Tickets

(POCATELLO, ID) – Idaho State Police are writing more tickets now that the speed limit has increased on Interstate Highways. Lt. Ismael Gonzalez tells KPVI that troopers issued nearly 400 tickets in eastern Idaho between July 24 and August 20. That’s compared to less than 300 over the same period last year. Gonzalez says the […]

BYU Removes Gay-Marriage Cards at Store

BYU Removes Gay-Marriage Cards at Store

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Greeting cards celebrating same-sex marriages turned up at the Brigham Young University bookstore Tuesday. BYU spokeswoman Carri Jenkins said Wednesday that the cards were placed on the shelves by Hallmark. Jenkins says they were quickly removed when bookstore staff discovered them after photos surfaced online. She said the outside vendor […]

Independent Candidates Running in Wyoming

Independent Candidates Running in Wyoming

  CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Some independent candidates are pushing to get on the ballot for Wyoming’s general election in November. Don Wills of Pine Bluffs filed a petition Wednesday seeking to run as an independent in the governor’s race. He would face incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Mead and Democrat Pete Gosar. Curt Gottshall of […]

Energy Secretary Announces $3.7 Million coming to Idaho for Nuclear Projects

Energy Secretary Announces $3.7 Million coming to Idaho for Nuclear Projects

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) – U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz says the United States must adapt all types of energy production to help minimize the negative impacts of global warming. Moniz spoke in front of a crowded room in Idaho Falls Wednesday at the inaugural Intermountain Energy Summit. Idaho congressmen Jim Risch, Mike Crapo and […]

Lawyer: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl wants to attend college

Lawyer: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl wants to attend college

  HOUSTON (AP) – The attorney for an Army sergeant held as a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years says the soldier wants to attend college once the investigation into how he was captured by the Taliban is finished. Attorney Eugene Fidell, a military justice expert who teaches at the Yale Law School, […]

Military Surplus Material Goes to Local Police, Deputies

Military Surplus Material Goes to Local Police, Deputies

(POCATELLO, ID) – A federal program is putting affordable military-surplus material into the hands of local law enforcement agencies. Officials say area police departments can receive bullet-proof vests, clothing, weapons, and ammunition, often for free through the U.S. Department of Defense. Pocatello Police received more than a dozen rifles through the program in recent years, […]

Mayoral Candidates Named in Jackson Race

Mayoral Candidates Named in Jackson Race

(JACKSON, WY) – Two people will square off in the mayoral race in Jackson this November. Tuesday’s primary elections left Sara Flitner and Mark Nowlin has the top candidates. Nowlin tells Local News 8 that his service on the planning commission and the Jackson town council makes him the best candidate. Flitner counters that her […]

Storm Drains Perform Well in Heavy Rains

Storm Drains Perform Well in Heavy Rains

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Storm drains in Idaho Falls and Ammon held up well during heavy rain showers this week. Idaho Falls Public Works Director Chris Fredericksen tells KIDK that his employees worked hard to make sure the drains worked properly. Experts say both cities aren’t fully equipped to handle very heavy rains in a […]

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