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Culvert to Divert Water around Jackson Landslide

Culvert to Divert Water around Jackson LandslideJACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – Town officials in Jackson are preparing to dig a culvert to divert water runoff away from a slow-moving landslide that has been plaguing a neighborhood since last spring. The goal is to prevent rain and melting snow from loosening up the landslide that has torn off part of one house and […]

3 Mutilated Cows Mystify Utah Sheriff’s Officials

3 Mutilated Cows Mystify Utah Sheriff’s OfficialsMANILA, Utah (AP) – Officials in northeast Utah’s Daggett County are trying to figure out who may have mutilated several cows found dead in recent weeks. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Susie Potter says three young cows were found dead in ranching fields near Manila but officials don’t know how they died. All three cows were mutilated after […]

Prostitution Trial Set for Polygamous Trust Boss

Prostitution Trial Set for Polygamous Trust BossSALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A man in charge of a state-run polygamous property trust is scheduled to stand trial on charges that he patronized a prostitute. Accountant Bruce Wisan is pleading not guilty. Prosecutors say he was found with a woman in a motel last March and told police he met the 26-year-old on […]

Judge Tosses Charge Filed in Fatal Police Shooting

Judge Tosses Charge Filed in Fatal Police ShootingSALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A Utah judge is dismissing a manslaughter charge filed against a former police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman during a drug investigation. Shaun Cowley says he fired the shots because he feared he would be struck and killed by 21-year-old Danielle Willard as she backed up […]

Election Official Faces Trial Stemming From Recall

Election Official Faces Trial Stemming From RecallSANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) – A judge says there’s sufficient evidence to try a northern Idaho election official on subornation of perjury, a felony. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that Bonner County Clerk Ann Dutson-Sater is scheduled to be arraigned in 1st District Court on Nov. 3. The charge stems from a recall effort against […]

Idaho Couples Ask High Court to OK Gay Marriages

Idaho Couples Ask High Court to OK Gay MarriagesBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Four Idaho couples who sued over the state’s gay marriage ban are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow same-sex weddings to begin in accordance with a lower court’s ruling earlier this week. Attorneys for the couples filed the opposition to an emergency stay with the high court Wednesday afternoon. In […]

Proposed Rexburg Airport Relocation Has Hefty Price Tag

Proposed Rexburg Airport Relocation Has Hefty Price Tag(REXBURG, ID) – A proposed relocation of the Rexburg Airport is coming with a hefty price tag. Local News 8 reports that relocating would cost an estimated $39 million. The current airport has a 420-foot runway, and the city doesn’t have room around it to make it any bigger. Further studies will determine if it’s […]

Idaho Records First 2 Deaths of Flu Season

Idaho Records First 2 Deaths of Flu SeasonBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho officials say the first two flu deaths for this flu season have been recorded in the state. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare in a statement Thursday says a woman in southwest Idaho and another in northern Idaho recently died from influenza-related illnesses. The women from Ada and Kootenai […]

Utah Appeals Ruling in ‘Sister Wives’ Case

Utah Appeals Ruling in ‘Sister Wives’ CaseSALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Utah’s attorney general has formally appealed a ruling striking down parts of the state’s anti-polygamy law in a lawsuit brought by the family on the TLC reality TV show “Sister Wives.” The attorney general’s office filed the appeal Thursday with the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. In December, […]

Ammon Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Ammon Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A 55-year-old Ammon man was killed in a crash on U.S. Highway 20 west of Idaho Falls Wednesday afternoon. Gary Delong lost control of his motorcycle, went off the road, and was thrown from his bike. Idaho State Police say Delong was not wearing a helmet and died at the scene. Officials […]

Otter, Balukoff Offer Clear Differences in Debate

Otter, Balukoff Offer Clear Differences in DebateIDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) – Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and challenger A.J. Balukoff defined clearly different paths Thursday on same-sex marriage and other issues at a gubernatorial debate in Idaho Falls. Republican incumbent Otter says he’s upholding his oath to defend the state’s Constitution by continuing a court battle to keep gay marriage illegal. […]

Burglary Suspects in Custody

Burglary Suspects in Custody(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Two people have been arrested in connection to a string of burglaries in Idaho Falls this week. Video surveillance linked 19-year-olds Joseph Grinnell and Alexander Wilde to at least one of the businesses they allegedly broke into. The businesses include Staker Floral, First Street Saloon, Tobacco Connection, North Hi-Way Cafe, Java […]

Muslims Upset About Trashed Qurans

Muslims Upset About Trashed Qurans(POCATELLO, ID) – Pocatello Muslims are furious that several copies of the Quran were thrown away this week. Daniel Hummel of the Islamic Society of Southeast Idaho tells KPVI that the books and other tax documents were tossed into the garbage by a former landlord. The group just moved into a new mosque on South […]

Idaho County Eyes Ways to Cut More Federal Timber

Idaho County Eyes Ways to Cut More Federal TimberGRANGEVILLE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho County commissioners have approved hiring a consultant in hopes of finding a way to cut more timber on federal land. The Lewiston Tribune reports in a story on Thursday that commissioners approved spending up to $2,000 to hire Doyle Shamley of Veritas Research Consulting. Plans call for him to visit […]

Yellowstone Visits in 2014 Top 3.2 million

Yellowstone Visits in 2014 Top 3.2 millionBILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Visitation to Yellowstone National Park this year has topped the 3.2 million mark, and the park has already received more visitors in 2014 than it did all of last year. The Billings Gazette reports there were 3.28 million recreational visits to Yellowstone in the first nine months of this year. That’s […]

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 […]

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