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Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash Near Afton

Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash Near AftonAFTON, Wyo. (AP) – The Wyoming Highway Patrol says mud-caked turn signals and brake lights may have contributed to a fatal crash south of Afton. Sgt. David Wagener says 45-year-old Craig E. Shymko, of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada, was riding his motorcycle on U.S. Highway 89 on Saturday when he tried to pass a pickup […]

Man Accused of Having Sex with Hypnotized Woman

Man Accused of Having Sex with Hypnotized WomanKENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) – An amateur hypnotist in the state of Washington is accused of having sex with a woman while she was hypnotized. Kevin Christian Geyer pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Benton County Superior Court to a charge of indecent liberties. Court documents say the 25-year-old hypnotized the woman June 4 at his home […]

Unidentified Body of Woman Buried in Twin Falls

Unidentified Body of Woman Buried in Twin FallsTWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – The body of a woman found floating in the Snake River in south-central Idaho and whose identity remains unknown has been buried in a Twin Falls cemetery. The Times-News reports that more than 30 people attended the public service Tuesday at Sunset Memorial Park. A kayaker spotted the body Sept. […]

Former Zookeeper Charged with Abusing Volunteer

Former Zookeeper Charged with Abusing VolunteerIDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) – A former southeast Idaho zookeeper accused of abusing a young zoo volunteer has been charged with sexual battery of a child age 16 or 17 by lewd or lascivious acts. Fifty-six-year-old Raymond Probert of Pocatello turned himself in Tuesday to Bonneville County sheriff’s deputies to be booked and released to […]

Remains of Salmon Man Found

Remains of Salmon Man Found  MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) – Dismembered skeletal human remains have been found in a remote cabin and the property surrounding it in Boise County. Idaho State Police say they found the remains on Tuesday during a search that resulted from new information. Investigators say the remains are likely those of Joshua James Reddington, who has […]

Justice Kennedy Blocks Gay Marriage Ruling

Justice Kennedy Blocks Gay Marriage RulingWASHINGTON (AP) – Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has temporarily blocked an appeals court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada. The order came minutes after Idaho on Wednesday filed an emergency request for an immediate stay. The state’s request said that without a stay, state and county officials would have been […]

Organic Food Company Considering Heinz Site

Organic Food Company Considering Heinz Site(POCATELLO, ID) – An organic food manufacturer is considering a move to the Gate City. California-based Amy’s Kitchen could be the new tenant at the Pocatello Heinz site. KPVI reports that the company makes natural frozen foods and is considering the Heinz facility as an option, but nothing definitive has been decided. Heinz, which announced […]

Teachers Union: Tiered Certification Denies Rights

Teachers Union: Tiered Certification Denies Rights(POCATELLO, ID) – Educators around the state are upset about a proposed tiered certification plan for Idaho teachers. Tom VanDeren of the Idaho Education Association tells KIDK that the state wants to evaluate teachers twice per year, with teachers being classified based on the results of their evaluations. VanDeren says it unfairly pits teachers against teachers […]

Idaho Falls Businesses Burglarized

Idaho Falls Businesses Burglarized(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – At least four Idaho Falls businesses were burglarized early Tuesday. Someone broke into the Java Express on West Broadway twice between 3:30 and 4:20 a.m. Another Java Express was broken into on East 17th at around 5 a.m. Break-ins were also reported at the Morning Grind on East 17th and at […]

Man Committed Suicide in Police Custody

Man Committed Suicide in Police Custody  (BLACKFOOT, ID) – Blackfoot Police have released the name of a man who fatally stabbed himself two months ago. Kyle Eddington was arrested for an alleged probation violation the evening of July 31. Authorities say Eddington was handcuffed with his hands in front of him, which allowed him to grab a kitchen knife at […]

Pocatello Zoo Seeks Name for New Grizzly Bear

Pocatello Zoo Seeks Name for New Grizzly BearPOCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – The Pocatello Zoo in eastern Idaho is asking the public to help name a grizzly bear. The 2-year-old female weighing about 200 pounds arrived last month after being caught in a culvert trap in Wyoming where she had become a problem bear. The deadline to submit a potential name is Sunday. […]

GOP Candidate Skips Ads in Secretary of State Race

GOP Candidate Skips Ads in Secretary of State RaceBOISE, Idaho (AP) – The Republican candidate for Idaho’s secretary of state has remained almost completely silent advertising his campaign compared not only to his Democratic opponent but also to the rest of the candidates running in statewide offices. State Rep. Lawerence Denney of Midvale has not released a radio, online and television advertisement, or […]

Court: Gay marriage may begin in Idaho

Court: Gay marriage may begin in IdahoBOISE, Idaho (AP) – A federal appeals court declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada on Tuesday and followed the ruling a few hours later with a mandate allowing the Idaho marriages to start immediately. The mandate, issued Tuesday evening, means that same-sex couples in Idaho won’t have to wait for the standard 7-day […]

Arco Woman Injured when Train Hits Semitrailer

Arco Woman Injured when Train Hits SemitrailerST. ANTHONY, Idaho (AP) – An eastern Idaho woman sustained injuries after a train struck her tractor-trailer at a railroad crossing on U.S. Highway 20 near St. Anthony. Idaho State Police say 52-year-old Lori Clark’s tractor-trailer stopped on the tracks Monday at about 5:15 p.m. and was struck by a southbound Eastern Idaho Railroad locomotive. […]

Idaho Teen Enters Plea in Torched Jeep Case

Idaho Teen Enters Plea in Torched Jeep CaseBURLEY, Idaho (AP) – A 19-year-old southern Idaho woman accused of setting her ex-boyfriend’s Jeep on fire because she believed he had cheated on her has reached a plea agreement. The Twin Falls Times-News reports that Myra Gutierrez of the small town of Paul has pleaded guilty to felony burglary. She had been charged in […]

Candidates Spar in Secretary of State Debate

Candidates Spar in Secretary of State DebateBOISE, Idaho (AP) – The two candidates running to be Idaho’s next chief of elections faced off for the first time, with each promising to leave their partisan politics at the door if elected. GOP state Rep. Lawerence Denney of Midvale focused on his nearly 20 years of political experience during Monday’s debate in Boise. […]

Sandcreek Launches Anti-Bullying Campaign

Sandcreek Launches Anti-Bullying Campaign(AMMON, ID) – Students and staff at Sandcreek Middle School in Ammon have developed an anti-bullying campaign. Principal Lyndon Oswald tells Local News 8 that the school has started a “No More Bullies Club.” The group already has about 50 members, and promotes anti-bullying messages through flyers and T-shirts. The school also allows students to […]

Inmate Hurt in Oneida County Jail

Inmate Hurt in Oneida County Jail(MALAD, ID) – A jail inmate was seriously injured at the Oneida County Courthouse Monday. Authorities say the man, whose name has not been released, jumped over a four-foot bannister on the third floor and fell to the second floor below. The Idaho State Journal reports that the man is listed in serious condition at […]

Gas Prices Going Down

Gas Prices Going Down(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Gas prices are going down around eastern Idaho. The average price of a gallon of unleaded dropped 4.3 cents in the past week. KIDK reports that gasoline is now $3.55 on average across the Gem State. That’s still well above the national average of $3.30. Experts say oil has dropped under […]

IRS Scam Targets East Idaho

IRS Scam Targets East Idaho(AMERICAN FALLS, ID) – Eastern Idahoans are being targeted by phone scammers claiming to be from the IRS. Officials say would-be victims are told that they’re entitled to major refunds, or that they owe money. Those who don’t pay up are threatened with arrest. They even call back later claiming to be local law enforcement. […]

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