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Mom Seeks Regulation for Bounce Houses

Mom Seeks Regulation for Bounce Houses

(POCATELLO, ID) – A Pocatello mom wants more regulations when it comes to bounce houses. Linda Cue was at the Bannock County Fairgrounds on the 4th of July when a bounce house her daughter was playing in was picked up by a large gust of wind and carried about 200 yards. The five-year-old, who fell […]

St. Anthony Man Honored with Military Medals

St. Anthony Man Honored with Military Medals

(ST. ANTHONY, ID) – A St. Anthony man was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star during a ceremony Monday. Staff Sgt. Don Mace, who passed away in 1986, spent nearly 40 months as a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II. Mace suffered extensive injuries during his time in captivity, and was […]

Researchers Study East Idaho Dino Bones

Researchers Study East Idaho Dino Bones

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Two paleontologists are digging in what may be the most important dinosaur fossil site in Idaho. Local News 8 reports that the fossil remnants in Bonneville County have yielded an estimated 200 specimens, and at least three previously unknown species. The dig, which is located in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, has […]

River Levels Lowered to Aid Searchers

River Levels Lowered to Aid Searchers

(LORENZO, ID) – Federal officials are lowering water levels along the Snake River to help searchers find the body of a missing Idaho Falls man.  Mason Empey, 21, is presumed to have drowned June 29 when he jumped out of his boat to retrieve a lost oar. His friend later made it to shore and […]

Man Arrested for Rape

Man Arrested for Rape

(REXBURG, ID) – A Wyoming man is in custody after allegedly kidnapping and raping a woman in Madison County. Authorities served a search warrant for 36-year-old Lael Hemmert’s semi-truck Sunday night. Inside, they found a 32-year-old woman that had been held against her will for several hours. A subsequent investigation revealed that the woman had […]

One Dead After Midair Plane Collision

One Dead After Midair Plane Collision

(CASCADE, Idaho) — (AP)   U.S. Forest Service officials say one person is dead after two small private planes collided in midair near a central Idaho airstrip. David Olson with Boise National Forest said the person was killed Monday when one of the planes crashed. Further details on the death were not immediately available. Olson said […]

Blaine County Sheriff Orders Wildfire Evacuations

Blaine County Sheriff Orders Wildfire Evacuations

HAILEY, Idaho (AP) – A central Idaho sheriff is ordering residents of a neighborhood near Hailey to evacuate as a small wildfire presses closer to the community. The Blaine County Sheriff’s office ordered the evacuation of the Croesus Creek neighborhood early Monday morning. U.S. Bureau of Land Management spokeswoman Kelsey Dehoney told The Times-News that […]

School Broken Into

School Broken Into

(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  – Hope Lutheran School was broken into over the 4th of July holiday.  Idaho Falls Police are investigating the incident that occurred at 2071 12th Street.  No suspects are identified at this time and nothing was taken from the school.  According to reports, someone broke into the school sometime after 3 p.m. […]

Crickets Damaging Crops in Oneida County

Crickets Damaging Crops in Oneida County

(MALAD, ID) – Crickets are causing damage to crops and pastures in Oneida County. Federal officials have counted as many as 15 crickets per square yard in some areas. The bugs don’t fly, but are known to destroy crops when found in migrating swarms. The crickets have also been observed in western Idaho where they’re […]

Central Idaho Fire 60 Percent Contained

Central Idaho Fire 60 Percent Contained

(STANLEY, ID) – The Hell Roaring Fire south of Stanley is more than 60 percent contained. The fire, which started Friday, grew to more than 320 acres Sunday morning. An estimated 170 firefighters have been brought in to help battle the blaze, which is consuming dead and downed trees in an area that is prone […]

Brush Fire Prompts Evacuations

Brush Fire Prompts Evacuations

(FORT HALL, ID) – A brush fire prompted the evacuation of a few homes on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation Friday night. Crews from at least eight area fire and police departments responded to the scene near Siphon and Laughran roads. Officials were able to keep the flames at bay while several nearby roads were […]

Idaho State Police Runs Food Drive

Idaho State Police Runs Food Drive

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Idaho State Police were at Melaleuca Field Saturday night to collect donated food for a soup kitchen. Local News 8 reports that the patrolmen wanted to do something special in honor of ISP’s 75th year in operation. The agency has lost five troopers in the line of duty during that time. […]

Moose Cause I-15 Accident

Moose Cause I-15 Accident

(INKOM, ID) – Four people were hospitalized early Friday following a three-car crash along I-15 near Inkom. Idaho State Police say at least two moose wandered onto the freeway late Thursday night, causing two direct collisions, and third involving a moose carcass. The occupants of all three vehicles were wearing seat belts, and none of […]

Two Die in Salmon Crash

Two Die in Salmon Crash

(SALMON, ID) – Two eastern Idaho residents were killed in a car accident near Salmon Saturday night. Authorities say the driver of a pickup failed to negotiate a curve along State Highway 28 south of Salmon, causing the vehicle to overturn.  Rosalva Campos, 52, of Firth died at the scene. Antonio Campos, 51, of Iona […]

Woman Dies in Two-Vehicle Collision

Woman Dies in Two-Vehicle Collision

(RIRIE, ID) – A woman was killed in a two-car crash along U.S. Highway 26 near Ririe Sunday.  Idaho State Police say 29-year-old Ty Nichols of Pocatello succumbed to her injuries at the scene. The victim’s husband, Josh Nichols, reportedly lost control of his pickup as he was towing a camp trailer and began to […]

Man Brandishes Gun at Bar

Man Brandishes Gun at Bar

(POCATELLO, ID) – A man was arrested last month after pulling a gun on patrons at a Pocatello bar.   Authorities say 27-year-old Omar Essam Mahmoud, an Egyptian national, was thrown out of the Chalk Horse bar on June 22, following a dispute with another customer. He returned a short time later and reportedly pointed […]

Keeping Pets Safe During Fireworks Season

Keeping Pets Safe During Fireworks Season

  On the Thursday edition of Idaho’s Morning News with Tim Lewis, Dylan Carder talked with Irene Brown from Idaho Falls Animal Services to find out how we can take care of our pets during this Fourth of July week.

US Army: Bergdahl Venturing Out in Public

US Army: Bergdahl Venturing Out in Public

HOUSTON (AP) – A U.S. Army spokeswoman says Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years, is being allowed to venture off the Texas military base where he is receiving care as part of his “reintegration process” into society. The 28-year-old Bergdahl has been receiving care at Fort […]

Madison County Youngest in the Nation

Madison County Youngest in the Nation

(REXBURG, ID) – Madison County has the youngest median age of any county in the United States. Local News 8 reports that the county’s median age is 23, compared to 38 nationally. An estimated 70 percent of the county is under the age of 30, and Madison Memorial Hospital reports as many as 1,600 births […]

Dem Candidates Visit Blackfoot

Dem Candidates Visit Blackfoot

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate AJ Balukoff was in eastern Idaho Wednesday. Balukoff and Lieutenant governor candidate Bert Marley visited the Blackfoot Senior Center to talk about the issues of most concern to participants. Both candidates tell KIDK that they’re committed to improving Idaho’s education system, specifically by providing more funding for programs that […]

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