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Body Recovered From Yellowstone River

Body Recovered From Yellowstone River

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) – The body of a 22-year-old Georgia man who went missing a week ago while tubing in Yellowstone National Park has been recovered. The National Park Service says a special swift-water team recovered the body of Darien Latty, of Demorest, Georgia, on Saturday from the Yellowstone River. Latty had been […]

Idaho Ed Board Moves to Protect Student Data

Idaho Ed Board Moves to Protect Student Data

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho education officials have approved a policy to protect the personal information of public school students. The Idaho Statesman reports (http://bit.ly/1nWe1qZ) in a story on Friday that the policy approved by the Idaho State Board of Education involves collecting and sharing student information. The move follows concerns over a plan to […]

Eastbound Interstate 84 Reopens in Southern Idaho

Eastbound Interstate 84 Reopens in Southern Idaho

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – Eastbound lanes on a section of the main travel route through south-central Idaho have reopened following a collision involving a tractor-trailer carrying hazardous materials. Authorities opened eastbound lanes on Interstate 84 between Twin Falls and Burley late Thursday morning after cleaning up chemicals from the Wednesday evening crash. The Times-News […]

Idaho Work Group Favors Medicaid Expansion

Idaho Work Group Favors Medicaid Expansion

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – An Idaho work group says the state should expand its Medicaid eligibility, but committee members voiced concerns that their recommendation will be ignored by both the governor and legislators. The 15-member group voted Thursday to submit their recommendation to Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter. This is the second time this work group […]

Idaho Falls City Council Approves Preliminary Budget

Idaho Falls City Council Approves Preliminary Budget

(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  – The Idaho Falls City Council tentatively approved a budget for 2015 that calls for $43 million in spending from the general fund and a 1.5% increase in property taxes. The lone dissenting vote came from Councilwoman Sharon Parry, who told the Post Register  that she was disappointed that the public was […]

Sinkhole Fixed in Idaho Falls

Sinkhole Fixed in Idaho Falls

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – The Idaho Transportation Department has repaired a small sinkhole on a busy Idaho Falls roadway. Local News 8 reports that the hole was located under three railroad bridges along U.S. Highway 26 downtown. The sinkhole was found Tuesday evening It was 17-feet long, six-feet wide, and more than two-feet deep. After closing the […]

Investigation into Girl’s Shooting Death Advances

Investigation into Girl’s Shooting Death Advances

CHUBBUCK, Idaho (AP) – A southeast Idaho police chief says all the information gathered on the fatal accidental shooting of a 5-year-old girl by another 5-year-old is being turned over to the Bannock County Prosecutor’s Office. Chubbuck Police Chief Randy Severe told the Idaho State Journal that it’s an ongoing investigation and the report hasn’t […]

Pocatello Truck Driver Involved in Crash

Pocatello Truck Driver Involved in Crash

  (HAZELTON, ID) – A Pocatello man was involved in a serious crash with two semi-trailers Wednesday evening. Idaho State Police say 48-year-old Matthew Eveland blew a tire and was struck from behind by 48-year-old Christopher Torrence, of Ontario, Oregon. The accident caused Torrence’s truck to catch fire. Eveland’s trailer rolled on its side as a result […]

Fire Guts Fort Hall Home

Fire Guts Fort Hall Home

(FORT HALL, ID) – A fire destroyed a home in Fort Hall Wednesday night. The incident happened at the Eagle Trailer Park on Eagle Road. First responders say the home was unoccupied at the time, and some of the personal effects belonging to the residents were recovered. The trailer is considered a complete loss. The cause of […]

Pocatello Property Taxes Going Up

Pocatello Property Taxes Going Up

(POCATELLO, ID) – Property taxes are going up in Pocatello.  The city has set a fiscal year 2015 budget of $92 million. The proposed increase would boost taxes by about $50 for every $1,000 paid in property taxes annually. Officials say the city lost about $2 million last year because it discontinued PILOT fees, which […]

Potato Blight Found in Bingham County

Potato Blight Found in Bingham County

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – Agricultural researchers have found late blight in Bingham County potato fields. Officials with the University of Idaho say wet weather has likely contributed to the spread of late blight spores. The disease causes vines to shrivel and spuds to deteriorate. Local News 8 reports that at this point in the growing season, […]

Eastbound Interstate 84 Closed in Southern Idaho

Eastbound Interstate 84 Closed in Southern Idaho

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – Eastbound lanes on a section of the main travel route through south-central Idaho are closed Thursday following a collision involving a tractor-trailer carrying hazardous materials. Authorities say eastbound lanes between Twin Falls and Burley are closed indefinitely while a hazardous material team cleans up chemicals from the Wednesday evening crash. […]

DUI Teacher Reassigned

DUI Teacher Reassigned

(POCATELLO, ID) – A Pocatello teacher charged with felony driving under the influence will be reassigned to a different school during the upcoming school year. KPVI reports that Amy Smith, who struck a school crossing guard with her car in May, will be moved from Edahow to Tyhee Elementary. Several parents have voiced concerns about […]

Idaho Business Group Launches Site to Attack Balukoff

Idaho Business Group Launches Site to Attack Balukoff

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – A recently launched website is targeting Idaho’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate A.J. Balukoff’s and criticizing his political stances, but Balukoff says the site is using lies to undermine his campaign against Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter. The Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry’s political action committee posted the site Tuesday. The site attacks […]

Ashton Removes Nitrates From Water

Ashton Removes Nitrates From Water

(ASHTON, ID) – After years of battling potentially dangerous chemicals, the city of Ashton has finally cleaned up its drinking water. KIDK reports that the town built a $3.1 million water treatment facility in 2012 to filter out problematic nitrates. Officials with the Natural Resources Conservation Service are also helping Ashton’s area farmers correct the […]

Constitution Party Rejects Gubernatorial Candidate

Constitution Party Rejects Gubernatorial Candidate

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) – The Constitution Party of Idaho has rejected its gubernatorial candidate. The Lewiston Tribune reports that delegates at the party’s recent state convention in Cascade voted against endorsing Steve Pankey for governor. The 63-year-old Pankey describes himself as celibate, a born-again Christian, and Idaho’s first openly gay gubernatorial candidate. Constitution Party Chairman […]

Wheelchair-Bound Man Robs Bank

Wheelchair-Bound Man Robs Bank

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – A south-central Idaho man police say robbed a bank while in a wheelchair but was captured in the parking lot is in custody. The Times-News reports that 60-year-old Robert Bower of Twin Falls is being held in the Twin Falls County Jail and is facing a felony robbery charge. Twin […]

Officers Identified in Trespassing Inicident

Officers Identified in Trespassing Inicident

(BLACKFOOT, ID) –  The identities of all five people involved in a drunken trespassing incident west of Blackfoot earlier this month has been released.  Jake Yancey, Andrew Adrignola, Ryan Anthony and Anthony Overby have been named in a incident report issued by the Bingham County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday.   None are being fired, but both […]

Pocatello Dems Focusing on Unions

Pocatello Dems Focusing on Unions

(POCATELLO, ID) – Democrats in Bannock County are hoping to rally the support of labor unions in November. State Sen. Roy Lacey says Pocatello was built largely by union workers, but support for Democrats has waned since Idaho became a Right to Work state. Lacey tells Local News 8 that the key to success in […]

Blackfoot Woman Robbed at Knifepoint

Blackfoot Woman Robbed at Knifepoint

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – A Blackfoot woman was robbed at knifepoint Wednesday afternoon. Police say the woman was walking along a path near Rose Pond when a man approached her and took some of her personal belongings. It happened shortly before 2:30 p.m. The suspect is described as  Hispanic, around 5′ 5″ with dark hair and […]

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