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Debate Schedule Set, Risch Withdraws

Debate Schedule Set, Risch Withdraws

(BOISE, ID) — Idaho Public Television will air seven live debates for statewide and congressional positions during October. “The Idaho Debates” will feature candidates on the November ballot. The race between incumbent Republican Jim Risch and Democratic challenger Nels Mitchell will not be debated. Betsy Russell, who is president of the panel that organizes the debate, […]

Hobby Lobby, Broulim’s Coming to Ammon

Hobby Lobby, Broulim’s Coming to Ammon

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) — Hobby Lobby and Broulim’s will be joining Cabela’s in the Sandcreek Commons development on the corner of Hitt and Sunnyside Roads. Bizmojoidaho.com reports that all three businesses are named on a document filed Tuesday at the Bonneville County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. The 62-page document details the layout of the project. […]

Bears Force Road Closure in Grand Teton

Bears Force Road Closure in Grand Teton

(JACKSON, WY) – The Moose-Wilson Road in Grand Teton National Park was closed Wednesday because of bear activity. Authorities expect intermittent closures in the coming weeks as black bears and grizzlies fatten up on chokecherries and hawthorn berries. All vehicles and bicycles are prohibited between the Death Canyon trailhead and the Craig Thomas Discovery and […]

Sheriff Warns of Facebook Scam

Sheriff Warns of Facebook Scam

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland is warning eastern Idaho residents about a Facebook scam. People have complained about receiving Facebook messages from someone named “Agent Cathy McMorris.” The scammer promises to send $100,000 or $200,000 to people who send her over $1,000. Rowland is advising people to delete or block the scammer […]

No Guns Allowed at Holt Arena

No Guns Allowed at Holt Arena

(POCATELLO, ID) – Idaho State University officials are reminding football fans that Holt Arena is a gun free zone. The Bengals take on Chadron State on Saturday afternoon, and it will be the first time campus security will face a large crowd now that the controversial campus gun law is in place. Major sporting events […]

Spud Farmers Face Losses

Spud Farmers Face Losses

(SHELLEY, ID) – Local potato farmers are in danger of losing money on this year’s crop. Farmer Jared Wattenburger of Shelley tells KIDK that last month’s heavy rains significantly reduced yields, although the spuds themselves have mostly retained their quality. He says he needs to make about $7 for 50 pounds of potatoes to break […]

Man Charged for Ramming Patrol Car

Man Charged for Ramming Patrol Car

  SHELLEY, Idaho (AP) – A southeastern Idaho man accused of intentionally driving his GMC pickup into a head-on collision with a police car containing an officer, the officer’s son and a police dog is facing six felony charges. Forty-one-year-old David Wayne Griffin of Shelley remained in the Bingham County Jail Wednesday without bail. He’s […]

Enterovirus Found in Eastern Idaho

Enterovirus Found in Eastern Idaho

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) – Eastern Idaho health officials say four children have been hospitalized due to a respiratory virus. Officials tell KIFI-TV that the children on Wednesday are being treated at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Hundreds of children in more than 10 states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that […]

Odyssey Charter School Closing

Odyssey Charter School Closing

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Odyssey Charter School is closing. On Wednesday, the state charter school commission voted to revoke the school’s charter, which will be effective Friday at 5 p.m. Odyssey Board Chairman Carrie Reynolds blamed the revocation on the mistakes of other administrators and staff who are no longer affiliated with the school. If […]

Suspect Arrested in Nori Jones Murder Case

Suspect Arrested in Nori Jones Murder Case

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – Pocatello police have made an arrest in connection with the decade-old killing of a 25-year-old woman found dead in her Pocatello home from stab wounds and other injuries. The Idaho State Journal reports that police announced Wednesday the arrest of 39-year-old Brad Scott Compher of Pocatello. Police say DNA evidence and fingerprints […]

Woman’s Body Recovered from River in Southern Idaho

Woman’s Body Recovered from River in Southern Idaho

  TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – Authorities have recovered a woman’s body found floating in the Snake River near Centennial Waterfront Park in south-central Idaho. Police say a kayaker spotted the body at about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday and it was recovered at about 3:45 p.m. Authorities have not identified the woman who was estimated to […]

Mountain Meadows Massacre Quilt to be Unveiled

Mountain Meadows Massacre Quilt to be Unveiled

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Descendants of both the victims and the perpetrators of the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre are unveiling a quilt memorializing the victims in St. George Wednesday. The quilt is designed to honor the approximately 120 California-bound pioneers killed by Mormon militiamen in southern Utah. Most were from Arkansas. Organizer Barbara Jones […]

Sugar City Hall Being Renovated

Sugar City Hall Being Renovated

(SUGAR CITY, ID) – A decade-long renovation project at the Sugar City Hall has entered its final phase. KIDK reports that the $25,000 project involved a complete renovation of the interior, making a larger City Council room and adding a few extra rooms as well. On Tuesday, construction crews wrapped up a decorative stone exterior around […]

House Condemns Obama for Prisoner Swap

House Condemns Obama for Prisoner Swap

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Republican-led House, including both Idaho members, has voted to condemn President Barack Obama for failing to give 30-day notice to Congress about the exchange of American prisoner Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders. The vote on Tuesday was 249-163 for the nonbinding resolution. Democrats label the vote an election-year, partisan attack […]

Snake River Flows Reduced

Snake River Flows Reduced

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Snake River water flows were cut in half earlier this week. Local News 8 reports that the Bureau of Reclamation reduced water flows out of the Palisades Dam in an effort to store more irrigation water in the reservoir. Officials say wet weather in August mostly eliminated the need for agricultural […]

Deputies Searching for Missing Teen

Deputies Searching for Missing Teen

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a missing high school student. Juan Velasco left home June 20, and the 16-year-old is believed to be traveling between Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, and Boise. Police say he’s turned off his cell phone and may have purchased a different one to change his number. […]

Hundreds of Thousands Attend Fair

Hundreds of Thousands Attend Fair

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – Nearly 220,000 people attended the Eastern Idaho State Fair this year. Director Brandon Bird says it was the second-highest attendance in the fair’s history. Last week’s concerts had above-average attendance, while the Demolition Derby on the last night was completely sold out. Officials say this year’s Gem State Classic Rodeo was the […]

Fire Burns Lava Hot Springs Home

Fire Burns Lava Hot Springs Home

(LAVA HOT SPRINGS, ID) – A fire destroyed a home in Lava Hot Springs last week. It happened last Wednesday on the 500-block of River Street. Authorities are now confirming that a fire hydrant near the home was shut off before fire crews arrived. Mayor Marshall Burgin tells KPVI that the water line was turned […]

Door-to-Door Scam Hits Pocatello

Door-to-Door Scam Hits Pocatello

  (POCATELLO, ID) – Pocatello Police are warning residents about aggressive door-to-door sales teams. The town requires all salespersons to be licensed with the city as long as they represent for-profit organizations or businesses. Many scams involve people selling subscriptions to magazines, which are often never delivered. They’re also advising people about phone scams claiming to […]

Woman Run Over by Tractor-Trailer in Jackson Dies

Woman Run Over by Tractor-Trailer in Jackson Dies

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – Authorities say a 23-year-old woman who was run over by a tractor-trailer while she was bicycling in Jackson has died. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports Amy Elizabeth Bennett, who lived in Jackson and Phoenix, was trying to pass the truck Friday when she apparently became distracted, hitting its side […]

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