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Podcast: Police Chief Mark McBride speaks with KEIR host Mark Richardson about rooftop gunman

Podcast: Police Chief Mark McBride speaks with KEIR host Mark Richardson about rooftop gunmanEIN Political columnist Mark Richardson sat down with Idaho Falls Police Chief Mark McBride to get the full stroy behind the rooftop gunman that shutdown portions of Idaho Falls Wednesday. Listen to the entire interview below: We have seen and read of similar high tension situations around the country where police are put into what […]

Road closure in I.F.

Road closure in I.F.IDAHO FALLS — A portion of Hitt Road south of Sunnyside Road will close at 9 p.m. Tuesday for construction work, according to an Idaho Falls city news release. The road will reopen at 5 a.m. Wednesday. During construction the road will be closed to all through traffic with the exception of emergency vehicles and […]

Pocatello street department to begin spraying

Pocatello street department to begin sprayingPOCATELLO — The city of Pocatello Street Department will begin conducting its spring/summer weed spraying program starting Monday through November 2. The department will spray for noxious weeds in the rights-of-way and islands throughout the city. There will be no spraying of private properties. During the spring, spraying hours will begin at 5 a.m., wind, […]

Podcast: Jefferson Prosecutor Robin Dunn speaks with KEIR host Jolyn Thomas

Podcast: Jefferson Prosecutor Robin Dunn speaks with KEIR host Jolyn ThomasThe attempted recall election of Jefferson County Prosecutor Robin Dunn failed, but rumors and allegations are still swirling in Jefferson County. On Friday, Idaho’s Midday News host Jolyn Thomas had an in-depth on-air conversation with Dunn about the recall election and his feelings about the controversies in Jefferson County. He opened up about how the […]

I.F. police chief talks rooftop gunman

I.F. police chief talks rooftop gunmanIdaho Falls Police received a call Wednesday evening about a man on the roof of a building in downtown Idaho Fall holding a rifle mounted with a scope. The incident sparked a partial shutdown of downtown Idaho Falls, while SWAT teams were deployed to quickly appraise the situation. EIN Political columnist Mark Richardson sat down […]

Idaho Falls man sentenced for insurance fraud

Idaho Falls man sentenced for insurance fraudIDAHO FALLS — An local man appeared in court this week and was sentenced for two counts of insurance fraud. Last November, a jury found Robert MacNeilage, 31, guilty of presenting a false or altered statement to his insurance company regarding damage to his 2013 BMW and his 2002 Ford truck. The jury determined MacNeilage […]

Pocatello street department crack sealing project

Pocatello street department crack sealing projectPOCATELLO — The Street Operations Department will begin crack sealing streets Monday and continue through March 20, city officials said in a news release. The following streets will be affected: Gould Street (North Main Street to North Arthur Avenue); Sandpiper Drive, Blue Grouse Drive, Wingate Drive, Agate Drive, Emerald Drive, Garnet Drive, Jade Drive, Quartz […]

IFPD participating in impaired driving campaign

IFPD participating in impaired driving campaignIDAHO FALLS — The Idaho Falls Police Department is cracking down on drunk drivers during St. Patrick’s Day week. IFPD is teaming up with the Idaho Transportation Department and other law enforcement agencies to conduct education campaigns and high-visibility enforcement patrols. The department received $2,500 in funding from ITD’s Office of Highway Safety to pay […]

Ybarra is pitching her version of a teacher pay bill

Ybarra is pitching her version of a teacher pay bill(Courtesy: Idaho Education News) BOISE — The plan would allow 10 school districts to participate in a pilot of the career ladder teacher salary plan, Ybarra said in an interview with Idaho Education News Thursday afternoon. Ybarra would also give all teachers a 3 percent raise next year and roll out a separate tiered licensure […]

LDS Temple thief pleads guilty

LDS Temple thief pleads guilty(Courtesy: Rexburg Standard Journal) REXBURG — The former BYU-Idaho student who was accused of a string of thefts, including from the LDS Rexburg Temple, has pleaded guilty to several counts of the crime. Tylon Jay Rankin, 23, a former BYU-Idaho student was arrested for committing a series of thefts in Rexburg over several months. He […]

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes host Northwest Indian Youth Conference

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes host Northwest Indian Youth Conference(Courtesy: Idaho State University) FORT HALL — The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes are hosting the 40th Annual Northwest Indian Youth Conference with the theme, ‘Dreamers of Today & Champions of Tomorrow’ on March 23 to 26, on the Fort Hall Reservation in Fort Hall and Idaho State University campus in Pocatello The four-day conference will include leadership […]

Sentencing in assault on federal officer

Sentencing in assault on federal officerPOCATELLO — Fort Hall native Caitlin Eagle, 25, was sentenced this week in U.S. District Court to twelve months and a day in prison for assaulting a federal officer. The judgement also includes six months in a halfway house and three years supervised released following the prison term. A U.S. District Court news release shows […]

Opinion: Levy Elections, Opportunities of a Republic

Opinion: Levy Elections, Opportunities of a Republic(Political Columnist Mark Richardson) Another round of school bonds and levies have been presented for public approval and, as typical, received a mixed reception. Requests from the school boards have been greeted with everything from enthusiasm to groans and protests at the prospect of another slice of the public funding being seized. Overall, voters have […]

I.F. police respond to reported gunman

I.F. police respond to reported gunmanIDAHO FALLS — Residents were given a scare Wednesday after parts of downtown Idaho Falls were closed due to a reported gunman on a roof. The Idaho Falls Police Department identified a 16‐year‐old boy as the suspected gunman. According to a department press release, officers received a call around 6:11 p.m. of an unidentified individual […]

District 93 board re-approves $56.1 million bond for May election

District 93 board re-approves $56.1 million bond for May electionIDAHO FALLS — Board trustees in Bonneville Joint School District 93 approved a new plan to re-run its $56.1 million bond proposal in May. On Wednesday night, trustees voted 4-1 to make a third attempt to secure funding to build a new high school. The new school is aimed at reducing increasing overcrowding problems in […]

EITC students bring home gold in web design

EITC students bring home gold in web designBOISE — Students at Eastern Idaho Technical College returned home as state champions this weekend. Twelve students attended the Business Professionals of America State Leadership Conference in Boise and won more than a dozen awards, including the state championship in team web design. “I’m really proud of the web development students,” faculty adviser Julie Anderson […]

BYUI building projects underway

BYUI building projects underway(Courtesy: Brigham Young University-Idaho) REXBURG ­­­— Construction is underway on the new Science and Technology Building at Brigham Young University-Idaho, with crews currently working to excavate the site. Initial work has also begun on pouring the building’s foundation. Located on the southern edge of campus on Sage Street between Center Street and 1st West, the 108,000 […]

I.F. Zoo announces spring break programs

I.F. Zoo announces spring break programsIDAHO FALLS — The Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park is announcing some exciting spring break programs for kids of all ages. Things with Wings and the Science of Flight workshops will help children discover how animals fly.  Participants will explore why birds look and move the way they do and what the science of […]

I.F. welcomes new police officer

I.F. welcomes new police officerIDAHO FALLS — The Idaho Falls Police Department is welcoming a new officer to the force. Justin Gramm, a native of California, was selected among the top officer candidates that tested for the department last summer. “It’s definitely a job with a purpose,” said Gramm.  “I’ve always been a mediator for people’s problems.” Gramm currently […]

D93 bond fails, other levies pass

D93 bond fails, other levies passIDAHO FALLS — A $56.1 million school bond proposal failed by less than 1 percent Tuesday in Bonneville Joint School District 93. The measure received 4,829 votes in favor of the bond, which accounted for some 65.72 percent of the total. To pass, the bond needed a 66 percent supermajority vote. “I feel good about […]

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