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Gas Prices Dropping

Gas Prices Dropping

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Gas prices have gone down slightly this month. The state average is now $3.69, six cents less than it was in August. Officials with AAA tell KIDK that the demand for oil is going down now that summer is ending, and prices will continue to drop through December. Idaho has the […]

Three Counties Recognized for No Highway Fatalities

Three Counties Recognized for No Highway Fatalities

(REXBURG, ID) – Five Idaho counties are being recognized for having no fatal traffic accidents last year. Three of those counties, Teton, Madison, and Butte, are in eastern Idaho. Officials with the Idaho Transportation Department tell Local News 8 that there were 213 fatalities on Idaho roadways in 2013. Idaho State Police credit area law […]

Man Suspected of Enticement

Man Suspected of Enticement

(MENAN, ID) – A Jefferson County man could be charged with felony enticement after he allegedly tried to lure children into his vehicle. Police say 45-year-old Kevin Strange approached young girls on several occasions in the Menan area, ordering them to get into his SUV. A parent of one of the children notified law enforcement, […]

Three Men Facing Poaching Charges

Three Men Facing Poaching Charges

(SHELLEY, ID) – Three eastern Idaho men are facing felony poaching violations. Robert Huntsman, 54, of Shelley, Chad Huntsman, 29, of Ammon, and Jade Huntsman, 27, of Idaho Falls, are accused of unlawfully killing several trophy bull elk, mule deer, and pronghorn antelope since 2010. Fish and Game officials were alerted to the suspected poaching […]

Missing Idaho Man Found Dead in Utah River

Missing Idaho Man Found Dead in Utah River

LOGAN, Utah (AP) – Authorities say an Idaho man who hadn’t returned home from a picture-taking excursion in Utah was found dead in a river. Cache County deputies say they found the body of 62-year-old Malad resident Burt Singleton floating in the waters of the Logan River on Thursday. Investigators have ruled out foul play […]

Snow King Work on Schedule for November Snowmaking

Snow King Work on Schedule for November Snowmaking

  JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – Snow King Resort in Jackson is on schedule to have its new snowmaking infrastructure ready to go as soon as Halloween. Officials say 21 new snow-making machines have been delivered to the ski area’s base and will start to be installed this week. Along with other improvements, such as new […]

Labrador Votes Against Aiding Syrian Rebels

Labrador Votes Against Aiding Syrian Rebels

WASHINGTON, DC—Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID) Thursday voted against President Obama’s proposal to provide training and weapons to “moderate” rebel forces opposed to the Assad regime in Syria. Rep. Labrador issued the following statement: “Like all Americans, I am outraged and saddened by the murder of two Americans by ISIS. I would support a targeted operation to […]

Sheriff: Burned Armpit Hair Led to Idaho Car Crash

Sheriff: Burned Armpit Hair Led to Idaho Car Crash

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – A car full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after authorities say one of the passengers lit the driver’s armpit hair on fire with a lighter. The Idaho Statesman reports all five young people in the Ford Bronco were hurt in the crash Sunday and had to receive medical treatment. Authorities say […]

Family to Seek Compensation for Landslide Damage

Family to Seek Compensation for Landslide Damage

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – A family that lost a home in a creeping landslide in Jackson has filed notice that it intends to seek $4.17 million in damages from the town and Teton County. Their claim asserts a series of negligent actions and inactions served as catalysts for the slide earlier this year. The notice […]

South Valley Connector Moving Forward

South Valley Connector Moving Forward

(POCATELLO, ID) – Construction on the South Valley Connector is moving forward in Pocatello. The road, which will be finished in December of 2015, will connect South Fifth Avenue to the Bannock Highway on the sound end of town. Engineers tell Local News 8 that the new road will be especially helpful for emergency responders, […]

Ketchum Wants State to Use Nonlethal Wolf Control

Ketchum Wants State to Use Nonlethal Wolf Control

KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) – City leaders in the central Idaho resort town of Ketchum have passed a resolution requesting state officials use nonlethal methods to manage wolf conflicts with livestock in Blaine County. The city council in the resolution passed Monday said guard dogs, strobe lights and electric fencing are preferable to aerial gunning, hunting […]

Police Issue Caution About Harvesting Equipment

Police Issue Caution About Harvesting Equipment

(BLACKFOOT) – Idaho State Police are advising drivers to be cautious around slow moving farm equipment. The warning is especially relevant for Bingham County as the potato and sugar beet harvest seasons quickly approach.County officials say loaded potato trucks and inexperienced drivers are often a dangerous combination. Motorists are encouraged to keep a safe distance […]

Center Street Underpass Lanes Closed for Repairs

Center Street Underpass Lanes Closed for Repairs

(POCATELLO, ID) – All westbound traffic through the Center Street underpass in Pocatello will be closed Thursday. Street crews will be fixing the pump and drainage system for the underpass, which is well known for filling with water during heavy rains. Those needing to access Old Town from the east side are advised to take […]

Four Drugs Found in Teacher’s System

Four Drugs Found in Teacher’s System

(POCATELLO, ID) – A Pocatello school teacher charged with driving under the influence earlier this year had four different drugs in her system at the time of her arrest. A toxicology report revealed that Amy Smith was taking sleeping pills, antidepressants, and psychosis medication. Smith hit a crossing guard while pulling into the parking lot […]

Sentence Reduction Request Denied

Sentence Reduction Request Denied

  (IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A convicted murderer’s request for a reduced prison sentence was denied Wednesday. Adan Arroyo, who shot Kristy Aschliman to death in Bonneville County in 2013, was sentenced to 25 years to life. Arroyo’s attorney argued that his 23-year-old client deserved a second chance, and that a 15-year sentence would be […]

Labrador Introduces Bipartisan Demilitarization Bill

Labrador Introduces Bipartisan Demilitarization Bill

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho GOP congressman Raul Labrador is teaming up with a Democratic lawmaker to move a bill designed to curb police militarization among state and local law enforcement agencies. Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson and Labrador introduced the bill Tuesday. The legislation follows the shooting of a black teenager by a police officer […]

Salt Lake City Launches Campaign to Lure Skiers

Salt Lake City Launches Campaign to Lure Skiers

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Utah officials are launching a $1.8 million campaign to market Salt Lake City as “Ski City USA” in an effort to earn a bigger chunk of the lucrative ski market. A package of online and print advertisements highlights the benefits of Salt Lake City being a short drive from four […]

Unclear if Monarch building can be saved

Unclear if Monarch building can be saved

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – A fire official in eastern Idaho says it’s too soon to know if a 105-year-old building on the National Register of Historic Places can be restored following a fire. Pocatello Fire Chief David Gates tells the Idaho State Journal in a story on Tuesday that a structural engineer will have to […]

Bingham County Levy Drops Slightly

Bingham County Levy Drops Slightly

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – The 2015 budget and levy for Bingham County are lower than the current fiscal year. Commissioners approved a $28 million budget that includes a two percent raise for county employees and $200,000 for a public defender payment system. Commissioner Mark Bair says the overall budget is about two percent smaller than it […]

Luxury Resort Coming to Huntsman Springs

Luxury Resort Coming to Huntsman Springs

(DRIGGS, ID) – A luxury resort is coming to Huntsman Springs near Driggs. The plan also calls for a business class hotel near the Teton County Courthouse. Mayor Hyrum Johnson tells Local News 8 that the hotel and resort will bring about 100 jobs to the valley. An estimated 30 percent of the county’s residents […]

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