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Technology Could Detect Gunshots in Schools

Technology Could Detect Gunshots in Schools

(AMMON, ID) – District 93 and the city of Ammon are testing out new technology to help improve police response times in school shootings. KIDK reports that the district is trying out Shotpoint, an acoustic shot detection system. The technology notifies law enforcement about the location of shooters in hallways through sensors mounted on ceilings. […]

Wyoming Gives Jackson $1M for Landslide Relief

Wyoming Gives Jackson $1M for Landslide Relief

(JACKSON, WY) – The city of Jackson is getting $1 million in assistance from the state of Wyoming to help cover damage caused by a landslide in April. The town had asked for more than $6 million to cover the costs needed to stabilize the hillside. State officials say the only things covered by emergency […]

Snake River Landing Expanding

Snake River Landing Expanding

  (IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Changes are coming to Snake River Landing in Idaho Falls. Officials tell Local News 8 that there are plans for an eco-friendly hotel south of Stockman’s Restaurant, which is expected to bring in more visitors. Several businesses have moved into the development over the past few years, including Bill’s Bike […]

Thousands Participate in Back to School Giveaway

Thousands Participate in Back to School Giveaway

(CHUBBUCK, ID) – Nearly 1,500 area kids were given free school supplies at the annual Back 2 School Giveway in Chubbuck Saturday. The event, which was held at Gate City Christian Church, drew an estimated 5,000 people, and was sponsored by more than 100 local businesses. Organizers say they wanted it to be a welcoming event […]

Boaters Rescued from Henry’s Lake

Boaters Rescued from Henry’s Lake

(ISLAND PARK, ID) – Two stranded boaters were rescued from Henry’s Lake early Saturday. Search and Rescue officials from Fremont County say rough water and bad cell phone service made it difficult for them to reach the boaters. KIDK reports that their boat reportedly stopped working about 300 yards from shore, keeping them stranded for about […]

Crapo to Seek 4th Term

Crapo to Seek 4th Term

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) – U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo says he will seek re-election in 2016. In making the announcement Friday in Lewiston, the 63-year-old Republican says he’s committed to resolving a number of critical issues to the country. The Lewiston Tribune reports that Crapo was elected to the Senate in 1998 to succeed Sen. Dirk […]

Former Hospital Employee Enters Alford Plea

Former Hospital Employee Enters Alford Plea

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – A former IT Director for Bingham Memorial Hospital has entered an Alford plea in a felony wiretapping case. Jack York faces a prison sentence of up to five years and a $5,000 fine. Local News 8 reports that two other felony charges against York were dropped as part of the plea agreement. […]

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 […]

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