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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 […]

Small Plane Crashes in Southwest Idaho

Small Plane Crashes in Southwest Idaho  NAMPA, Idaho (AP) – Two people received minor injuries in a small plane crash at the Nampa Municipal Airport in southwest Idaho. Authorities say the light sport aircraft called a Kitfox slid off the runway while attempting a landing and ended up on its top at about 4:15 p.m. Sunday. Nampa police say the […]

Idaho Gives Oil Company Second Shot to Exclude BLM

Idaho Gives Oil Company Second Shot to Exclude BLMBOISE, Idaho (AP) – A Texas company is getting another chance to persuade Idaho officials to exclude federal lands and potential royalties from what is believed to be a profitable natural gas field in the southwest part of the state. The five-member Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted 4-1 Friday to hold another hearing […]

Radioactive Material Cleaned from Boise Apartment

Radioactive Material Cleaned from Boise ApartmentBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Low-level radioactive material is being cleaned from an apartment complex in Boise, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is investigating. Authorities say workers on Monday are cleaning a third-floor apartment at The Renaissance at Hobble Creek as well as radioactive material found on stairs and a sidewalk. Greg Weigel of the U.S. […]

Court lifts Idaho’s Same-Sex Marriage Stay

Court lifts Idaho’s Same-Sex Marriage StayBOISE, Idaho (AP) – The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals says Idaho’s stay banning same-sex marriage dissolves 9 a.m. Wednesday. According to court documents filed Monday, the court’s decision comes after Idaho’s attorney general dropped its opposition to the stay. Meanwhile, Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter maintained his resistance in a separate Monday court filing. […]

Home Damaged in Evening Fire

Home Damaged in Evening Fire(POCATELLO, ID) – A fire damaged a home near Old Town Pocatello Monday night. The Idaho State Journal reports that the fire happened on the 100-block of Roosevelt. Crews were able to save the home by pulling much of the smoldering furniture outside. No one was home at the time the fire started, and none […]

Pocatello Zoo Narrowing Names for New Bear

Pocatello Zoo Narrowing Names for New Bear(POCATELLO, ID) – The Pocatello Zoo has narrowed down names for its new grizzly bear. KPVI reports that the two-year-old female was rescued from Wyoming last month after several problematic interactions with humans. The zoo is considering the names Stars, Shoni, and Weda (pronounced Wudah)–the latter being the Shoshone word for “bear.” Anyone can vote […]

Pocatello Woman Linked to Residential Burglary

Pocatello Woman Linked to Residential Burglary(POCATELLO, ID) – A Pocatello woman is in custody after allegedly breaking into a home early Monday. Emily Miller was caught outside a residence on the 1000-block of City Creek Road at around 2:30 a.m. Police were able to locate the¬†26-year-old’s ¬†vehicle nearby, and found several items in the car that had been taken from […]

Surveillance Shows Three Suspects in Store Burglary

Surveillance Shows Three Suspects in Store Burglary(REXBURG, ID) – The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has identified three men accused of stealing beer from Mother Hibbard’s Country Store in Rexburg. The group came in at around 10:30 p.m. and took three cases of beer. They also stole a store employee’s jacket, which carried keys and a cell phone. Authorities posted surveillance pictures […]

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