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Odyssey Accreditation Decision Delayed

Odyssey Accreditation Decision Delayed

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) — Students at Odyssey Charter School in Idaho Falls are in limbo as the decision over whether the schools accreditation will be revoked was delayed another week. A meeting scheduled Thursday to make the decision was cancelled. Tamara Baysinger, director of the Idaho Public Charter School Commission, tells the Post Register that […]

Bomb Threat Evacuates Pocatello Businesses

Bomb Threat Evacuates Pocatello Businesses

  (POCATELLO, ID) – Three Pocatello businesses were evacuated following a bomb threat Thursday afternoon. The Dollar Tree on the 600-block of Yellowstone was cleared out, as well as Tuesday Morning and Mountain West Call Center. The Idaho State Journal reports that police and fire crews searched the area but didn’t find anything suspicious. A […]

Idaho’s Request to Dismiss Dairy Lawsuit Denied

Idaho’s Request to Dismiss Dairy Lawsuit Denied

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – A federal judge has denied Idaho’s request to dismiss a lawsuit arguing that the recently passed law criminalizing surreptitious recording at agriculture facilities is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill says in a ruling issued Thursday that the case raises First Amendment concerns because it restricts protected speech. However, Winmill […]

Idaho Asks High Court to Settle Gay Marriage

Idaho Asks High Court to Settle Gay Marriage

BOSTON (AP) – More than 30 states have filed briefs asking the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on same-sex marriage. Massachusetts and 14 other states where same-sex marriage is legal filed a brief Thursday asking the justices to overturn other states’ bans on gay marriage. Colorado and 16 other states that have banned same-sex marriage […]

Jury Duty Scam Targets Bonneville County

Jury Duty Scam Targets Bonneville County

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A jury duty scam is targeting Bonneville County residents. KIDK reports that scammers are calling people telling them that they have warrants out for their arrests for failing to appear for jury duty. The caller claims to be a sheriff’s deputy, and requests that would-be victims pay their fines over the […]

Ice Caused Fatal Idaho Plane Crash

Ice Caused Fatal Idaho Plane Crash

(REXBURG, ID) – Federal aviation investigators have determined what caused a plane crash that killed five people in central Idaho last November. The plane had taken off from Baker City, Oregon en route to Butte, Montana when icy conditions caused an engine failure. Two of those killed, Amber Smith and Jonathan Norton, were engaged BYU-Idaho […]

Remains Found at Snow King

Remains Found at Snow King

(JACKSON, WY) – Human remains were found by a surveying crew in Jackson this week. Local News 8 reports that police were notified about the discovery Wednesday afternoon, near the base of Snow King Mountain. Detectives believe the remains were there for an extended period of time, and officials are working to identify who it […]

4,600 Pot Plants Found in Southern Idaho Cornfields

4,600 Pot Plants Found in Southern Idaho Cornfields

BURLEY, Idaho (AP) – Police have seized about 4,600 marijuana plants worth more than $13.8 million from three cornfields in south-central Idaho. The Times-News reports in a story on Thursday that the Mini-Cassia Drug Task Force seized the plants in southern Cassia County. Authorities say they spotted the plants from the air. The operation included […]

Malad Woman Arrested for Sexual Battery

Malad Woman Arrested for Sexual Battery

(MALAD, ID) – A Malad woman was arrested Wednesday on felony sexual battery charges.  Kimberly Speck, 31, is accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with a high school-aged male. She’s also accused of sending pornographic photos to at least two teenage boys. Detectives say they received a complaint about the alleged misconduct, and evidence surfaced […]

Idaho Falls Names New Fire Chief

Idaho Falls Names New Fire Chief

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) —  The City of Idaho Falls announced Thursday that Dave Hanneman will be the new Chief of the Idaho Falls Fire Department. He will begin his duties on October 20. Hanneman has over 30 years of experience in firefighting and emergency medical services. He holds an Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Fire […]

Fatal Wreck Claims Two Pocatello Children

Fatal Wreck Claims Two Pocatello Children

(POCATELLO, ID) — Two Pocatello children are dead after a serious wreck at Cedar Street and Garrett Way. Dallas Christiansen, 4, and Jeric Christiansen, 7, died after the compact car driven by their mother, Brittany Christiansen, collided with a tree service truck. Brittany was treated and released from Portneuf Medical Center. Another child in the […]

Bannock County Makes Disaster Declaration

Bannock County Makes Disaster Declaration

(POCATELLO, ID) — Bannock County Commissioners issued a disaster declaration on Wednesday, allowing farmers with rain-damaged crops some relief. The declaration means affected farmers can have access to state and federal aid to make up for losses. Commissioner Howard Manwaring tells Local News 8 that the Idaho Grain Producers Association and the Idaho Barley Commission […]

Guns on Campus Opponents Speak Out

Guns on Campus Opponents Speak Out

(POCATELLO, ID) — No charges will be filed against the Idaho State University professor who accidentally shot himself in the foot during class on Tuesday. Opponents of the new guns on campus law spoke up. State Senator Democrat Roy Lacey, representing Bannock County, tells Local News 8 that the eight-hour training course for the enhanced […]

Garage Catches Fire in Pocatello

Garage Catches Fire in Pocatello

(POCATELLO, ID) – A Pocatello rental home caught on fire Wednesday. Authorities say it started in a garage on the 1700-block of South Fairway Drive. The tenant reportedly lit a barbecue grill, which ignited nearby flammable materials, including fireworks. The man was able to get one vehicle out of the garage, but another vehicle was […]

Otter Releases Idaho Gubernatorial Debate Schedule

Otter Releases Idaho Gubernatorial Debate Schedule

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter will participate in four debates against his general election opponents. Otter says he accepted debate invitations that could be viewed via a statewide broadcast. The first debate will be in Coeur d’Alene on Oct. 3, then in Idaho Falls on Oct. 9. He’ll travel to Nampa […]

Idaho Governor Target of Latest Attack Site

Idaho Governor Target of Latest Attack Site

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho’s third-party gubernatorial candidate is following the lead of the state’s largest business lobbyist group and has launched an attack website criticizing incumbent Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s political stances. Former Canyon County prosecutor and Libertarian candidate John Bujak says he put up the site after seeing the Idaho Association of Commerce […]

Florida, Idaho Agree to Cancel Postponed Opener

Florida, Idaho Agree to Cancel Postponed Opener

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Florida and Idaho have agreed to cancel their postponed season opener. The Gators announced Wednesday that they decided not to reschedule the game, which was called Saturday night after heavy rain created unsafe field conditions. The schools agreed to play a game in Gainesville in 2017; both will play 11 games […]

Jackson Considering Options for Marijuana Offenders

Jackson Considering Options for Marijuana Offenders

(JACKSON, WY) – The city of Jackson is considering alternatives for handling first-time marijuana offenders. The measure allows the city court to negotiate with suspects by offering substance abuse programs or community service, instead of a misdemeanor conviction or dismissal. The Town Council has approved two previous readings, and is expected to pass the law […]

Insurance Company Rejects Southern Idaho Homeowners

Insurance Company Rejects Southern Idaho Homeowners

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – The insurance company for the south-central Idaho city of Twin Falls says it won’t pay reimbursement costs sought by residents whose homes sustained damage when the city sewers backed up last month. The Idaho Counties Risk Management Program sent letters several weeks ago to 11 residents saying the damage was […]

Yellowstone Drone Pilot Faces Minor Charges

Yellowstone Drone Pilot Faces Minor Charges

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – A German man who crashed a drone into Yellowstone National Park in July is facing misdemeanor charges. The Jackson Hole News&Guide reported Wednesday that Andreas Meissner of Koenigswinter, Germany, was charged with four misdemeanors, including violating a park ban on drones. Prosecutors filed the charges in Cheyenne federal magistrate court on […]

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