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Major Marijuana Bust in Rigby

Major Marijuana Bust in Rigby

(RIGBY, ID) – Rigby Police uncovered a marijuana growing operation over the weekend.  Authorities say marijuana was being grown at a rental property on Idaho Avenue. Officers found about 20 marijuana plants inside a motor home belonging to the renter. He’s believed to have grown the plants in a garage, then transferred them in pots […]

Bike for Kids Idaho Presents Bikes to Special Needs Kids

Bike for Kids Idaho Presents Bikes to Special Needs Kids

(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  – Bike for Kids Idaho presented five customized bikes to five special needs kids on Monday.  Each bike was built for the specific needs of the children chosen.  The program began six years ago and works along side with the The Children with Disabilities Foundation.  Both organizations are made of up of volunteers from […]

Catholic Bishop of Boise Resigning

Catholic Bishop of Boise Resigning

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise will offer his resignation to Pope Francis early next month in keeping with church policy. Michael Driscoll has been bishop in Boise 15 years. All bishops are asked to submit a resignation on their 75th birthday. Driscoll, who is Idaho’s oldest presiding […]

No Charges for Jefferson County Prosecuter

No Charges for Jefferson County Prosecuter

(POCATELLO, ID) – No charges will be filed against a Jefferson County prosecutor accused of pulling a knife on someone during an argument. Robin Dunn allegedly became irate when a horse was disqualified at the Pocatello Downs May 4. The Idaho State Journal reports that Dunn used a pocket knife, but never displayed the blade. […]

Anheuser-Busch Showcases “Smart Barley” Technology

Anheuser-Busch Showcases “Smart Barley” Technology

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Anheuser-Busch unveiled their new “Smart Barley” technology in Idaho Falls on Friday. KIDK reports that the company wants to help eastern Idaho farmers cut costs and save water. The new system measures humidity, moisture, soil health, and other data, which can then be compared to information collected from other barley farms […]

Eagles Building to Become Events Center

Eagles Building to Become Events Center

(POCATELLO, ID) – The old Eagles building on West Benton in Pocatello is being turned into an events center. The Idaho State Journal reports that the two-story building will be renamed “Liberty Hall” and will be open for parties, weddings, business meetings, and just about anything else. Owners Torrey Whitaker and Nicki Chopski say they […]

One Killed in Jefferson County Crash

One Killed in Jefferson County Crash

(ROBERTS, ID) – A Roberts man died in a motorcycle crash in Jefferson County Friday night.  Twenty-eight-year-old Fernando Gonzales was headed home on State Highway 48 when he lost control of his bike just before 11:30 p.m. The accident happened about three miles east of Roberts. Idaho State Police say Gonzales, who was not wearing […]

Body Recovered From Blackfoot Reservoir

Body Recovered From Blackfoot Reservoir

(SODA SPRINGS, ID) – The body of a Bear Lake County man was recovered from Blackfoot Reservoir Sunday morning. Twenty-eight-year-old Tyson Sims of Georgetown was found with a search plane shortly before 9 a.m. Sims was swimming with a friend on Thursday when their boat drifted away. His friend was able to make it back […]

Stallings Supports Undocumented Immigrants

Stallings Supports Undocumented Immigrants

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Democratic congressional candidate Richard Stallings is standing up for illegal immigrants. Stallings led a counter-protest against the Tea Party in Idaho Falls on Saturday. The pro-immigrant group outnumbered the Tea Party protesters by a 3-1 ratio.  More than 300 anti-illegal immigration rallies were held across the country over the weekend. The […]

Grain Elevator Worker Stopped Jumper

Grain Elevator Worker Stopped Jumper

  POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – Police in southeast Idaho say an employee at a grain elevator likely prevented another man from jumping to his death. Pocatello Police Department spokeswoman Diane Brush says a man unknown to employees climbed an external fire escape on a grain elevator in Pocatello at about 9 p.m. Tuesday. She tells […]

Sierra Club Wants National Monument

Sierra Club Wants National Monument

  BOISE, Idaho (AP) – The executive director of the 2.4-million-member Sierra Club says the chances of a national monument being designated in central Idaho are better than 50 percent. Michael Brune on a stop in Boise on Thursday said he’s met with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to discuss a 591,905-acre national monument in the […]

Idaho Falls Police Crackdown on Aggressive Driving

Idaho Falls Police Crackdown on Aggressive Driving

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) — For the next ten days, starting Friday, the Idaho Falls Police Department will be placing extra officers on the streets focusing on aggressive driving.  The campaign is made possible thanks to a $7,500 grant from the Office of Highway Safety.  According to the Transportation Department, 218 deaths and 1,840 serious injuries have […]

GOP Chairman Suing Fellow Republicans

GOP Chairman Suing Fellow Republicans

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Embattled Idaho Republican Chairman Barry Peterson has filed a lawsuit against two GOP members for allegedly scheduling an illegal meeting of the state central committee while also declaring all state party offices – including Peterson’s – vacant. Peterson filed the lawsuit against Mike Mathews and Cindy Siddoway Thursday in district court […]

American Falls Mom Wants Dog Declared Vicious

American Falls Mom Wants Dog Declared Vicious

(AMERICAN FALLS, ID)  - An American Falls woman wants the dog who bit her son to be declared vicious. Katrina Evans tells Local News 8 that her 17-year-old son, Robert Odom, was bit by a pit bull-mastiff mix during a party July 5. Evans asked the city council to act, but authorities say it’s up […]

Earthquake Hits Teton Valley

Earthquake Hits Teton Valley

(DRIGGS, ID) – A small earthquake rattled parts of eastern Idaho Thursday night.   Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey say the magnitude 3.1 temblor struck the Teton Valley just after 5:30 p.m., about four miles north of Driggs. Several residents reported feeling the quake, but no damage was reported. The valley is considered to […]

Reed’s Dairy Issues Recall

Reed’s Dairy Issues Recall

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Reed’s Dairy has issued a recall on certain milk products.  All half-gallon containers of one percent milk with a code date of July 30 printed near the bottom can be exchanged or returned for a refund. Officials say those containers were sold this week at their store on West Broadway in […]

Vigil Honors 2 Victims of Logan Murder-Suicide

Vigil Honors 2 Victims of Logan Murder-Suicide

  SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Dozens of people gathered outside a Logan apartment to honor two young people killed there in a murder-suicide earlier this week. Relatives joined Utah State University students and Logan police at a candlelight vigil Tuesday night in memory of 19-year-old Mackenzie Madden and 25-year-old Johnathon Sadler. Authorities say 23-year-old […]

New Exhibit Comes to Natural History Museum

New Exhibit Comes to Natural History Museum

(POCATELLO, ID) – A new exhibit has arrived at the Idaho Museum of Natural History in Pocatello. “When Giants Roamed” features the skeletons of mammoths, camels, bison, and giant sloths that once inhabited eastern Idaho and the Snake River Plain. The displays feature some artifacts dating back as far as 45 million years. The museum […]

Sheep Station to Remain Open

Sheep Station to Remain Open

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Republican Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho says a sheep research facility on the Idaho-Montana border will remain open. Simpson in a statement on Wednesday says the chairman of a House agriculture appropriations subcommittee denied a move to close the facility by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack […]

ACLU Calls on Boise State to Fix Event Policies

ACLU Calls on Boise State to Fix Event Policies

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho has joined the Idaho Freedom Foundation urging Boise State University to reconsider its on-campus event policies. Earlier this month, IFF officials said they were willing to pursue all options, including a lawsuit, against BSU unless the school revises its event polices. The IFF objects […]

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