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Man Killed by Zombie Bus at Cornmaze

Man Killed by Zombie Bus at Cornmaze(HAUSER, ID) – A Washington state man was killed in a freak accident at a northern Idaho corn maze Friday night. Jeremy McSpadden worked as a zombie actor in the maze’s paintball range. Customers would ride a bus and fire paintballs at the zombies as the vehicle slowly creeped through the maze. Officials say 18-year-old […]

Two Bull Elk Poached

Two Bull Elk Poached(OWYHEE COUNTY, ID) – Idaho Fish and Game officials are asking the public’s help in tracking down the person or people responsible for poaching two bull elk in Owyhee County. The five-point bulls were shot along the Nevada border sometime last month near the Duck Valley Indian Reservation and left to rot. Under state laws, […]

Potato Museum Being Renovated

Potato Museum Being Renovated  (BLACKFOOT, ID) – The Idaho Potato Museum in Blackfoot is getting a much-needed facelift. Museum director Tish Dahmen tells Local News 8 that the lava rock exterior will be replaced, while the inside will have a completely new floor plan. The museum is considering an expansion to the gift shop that would include a […]

Mayor Responds to Zookeeper Arrest

Mayor Responds to Zookeeper Arrest(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Idaho Falls Mayor Rebecca Casper is speaking out about the controversial arrest of a former Tautphaus Park zoo keeper. Raymond Probert of Pocatello had been employed with the zoo for 18 years before being fired Sept. 4. He’s accused of sexually abusing a teenage volunteer. The zoo immediately reported the alleged […]

Sexual Assault on ISU Campus

Sexual Assault on ISU Campus(POCATELLO, ID) – An alleged sexual assault occurred on the Idaho State University campus earlier this month. On Saturday, school officials sent out an email to all students, alumni, and staff regarding the incident, which happened Oct. 4 in Turner Hall. Public safety officers are aware of the suspect’s identity, but haven’t yet released his […]

Guest opinion by Melaleuca’s Frank VanderSloot

Guest opinion by Melaleuca’s Frank VanderSlootA BIG CHANCE INDEED During his debate with Butch Otter sponsored by the City Club, AJ Balukoff’s closing statement was, “I hope you’ll take a chance and vote for me for Governor.” When he said that, I thought to myself, “If we elected him we would be taking a big chance indeed!” AJ is a […]

Progress Made on Vast East Idaho Wellness Complex

Progress Made on Vast East Idaho Wellness ComplexPOCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – Work on the $12.5 million, 78-acre Portneuf Wellness Complex intended to improve the health of southeast Idaho residents by providing physical activities is advancing. The Idaho State Journal  reports that the Portneuf Health Care Foundation is paying for the project that’s scheduled to be finished by next fall. The complex will […]

Teacher Whose Gun Fired in Bathroom Charged

Teacher Whose Gun Fired in Bathroom ChargedSALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A Utah school teacher injured when her gun accidentally went off in a faculty bathroom has been charged with a misdemeanor crime and resigned from her position. Online court records show 39-year-old Michelle Montgomery was charged earlier this month with discharge of a firearm in a prohibited area within city […]

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 […]

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