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Teenager Loses Hand in Explosion

Teenager Loses Hand in Explosion

(JEFFERSON COUNTY, ID)  — A teenager’s hand was blown off in an explosion on Wednesday.   According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office,  two 14-year-old male juvenile’s found an explosive device, known as an ‘omniblast’, behind a granary Wednesday evening. While handling the device it exploded severing the boy’s left hand. Both youths had injuries from […]

Geotourism Center Opens in Driggs

Geotourism Center Opens in Driggs

(DRIGGS, ID)  –  The new Teton Geotourism Center in Driggs is opening this week. The facility was created because of a push from the National Geographic Society to make unique places like the Teton Valley more attractive to visitors, who help local economies. Part of the center will be open 24/7, and will include free […]

Call Centers Turn to Rexburg

Call Centers Turn to Rexburg

(REXBURG, ID)  –  More call centers are popping up in Rexburg, offering jobs to hundreds of college students. Businesses are utilizing the skills of bilingual students particularly. Rexburg Chamber of Commerce CEO Donna Benfield says businesses are coming to Rexburg because many of the students are customer service oriented and willing to work their way […]

Open Carrier Gets Warning From KOA

Open Carrier Gets Warning From KOA

(ARCO, ID)  –  An East Idaho man was the subject of controversy over the weekend at the KOA Kampgrounds in Arco. William Baker tells KPVI that he often openly carries a holstered handgun while walking his dogs on his own property adjacent to the campground. Last Friday, when campers reportedly complained about it, the KOA […]

Idaho Falls Man Injured in Boat Fire

Idaho Falls Man Injured in Boat Fire

(BAYVIEW, ID)  –  An Idaho Falls man and his grandson were injured in a boat fire in northern Idaho Tuesday afternoon.   Officials say 70-year-old Richard Wagner and his eight-year-old grandson had to jump into Lake Pend Oreille because the boat exploded. Investigators believe it was caused by trapped fuel vapors in the engine’s bilge that […]

Young Girl Dies in Shooting

Young Girl Dies in Shooting

(CHUBBUCK, ID)  –  A five-year-old girl was killed in a shooting in Chubbuck Wednesday. Detectives say the victim was shot by another child at a home on Canal Street at around 3 p.m. The shooting has been ruled accidental, but the case remains under investigation. The girl, whose name has not been released, was taken […]

Idaho State Adds Date with BYU

Idaho State Adds Date with BYU

(POCATELLO, ID)  — Idaho State Director of Athletics Jeff Tingey has announced that the Bengal football program will play at BYU on October 24, 2015. This will be the fifth meeting between the two schools and the third meeting since 2011. The two teams also met last year in Provo. BYU leads the series 5-0. […]

Home2 Suites by Hilton coming to Snake River Landing

Home2 Suites by Hilton coming to Snake River Landing

(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  –  Home2 Suites by Hilton will break ground this month at Snake River Landing directly south of Stockman’s Restaurant, with an opening projected for next summer. The extended-stay hotel will feature 91 suites for the business or leisure traveler. In Home2 hotels, each suite  features kitchen space with appliances and a flexible […]

Construction Worker Killed in Accident

Construction Worker Killed in Accident

(AFTON, WY)  –  A St. Anthony man was killed in a construction accident in Star Valley Monday.   Officials say 23-year-old Killian Rigby was run over by a track hoe at a construction site in Afton. The accident was reported at around 6:30 p.m. Rigby was an employee of DePatco Construction in St. Anthony. The company […]

Twin Falls Man Guilty of Throat Slashing

Twin Falls Man Guilty of Throat Slashing

(TWIN FALLS, ID)  –  A Twin Falls man was convicted Tuesday for the throat slashing of an eastern Idaho resident last year.   Prosecutors say Thomas Hooley and an accomplice, Ryan Cunningham, brutally attacked Jason Given in an old winery near Wendell last July. Given, of Blackfoot, survived having his throat cut, and was able to […]

Bank Robber’s Car Found in Chubbuck

Bank Robber’s Car Found in Chubbuck

(CHUBBUCK, ID)  –  Chubbuck Police have located the vehicle of a man suspected of robbing the ISU Credit Union in Chubbuck on Saturday. Investigators say the vehicle was located in Pocatello, but didn’t offer details about where the red Ford Explorer was found.  Forty-four-year-old Randy Jordan was caught on surveillance footage demanding cash, and police […]

Teton School District Seeks $19M Bond

Teton School District Seeks $19M Bond

(DRIGGS, ID)  –  The Teton School District is pushing for a $19 million bond to build two new elementary schools. Administrators say Victor Elementary, which was built in 1941, is outdated and needs to be replaced.  The district wants to build schools in Driggs and Victor respectively, which will provide classes for kids from kindergarten […]

Fish and Game: No Hired Wolf Hunters

Fish and Game: No Hired Wolf Hunters

(BOISE, ID)  –  The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is shelving a plan to use a hired hunter to kill wolves in the Frank Church Wilderness. Idaho is being sued by animal rights activists and progressive environmental groups because a hunter was flown into the area to kill wolves earlier this year. The man […]

Gas Leak at Fort Hall Justice Center

Gas Leak at Fort Hall Justice Center

(FORT HALL, ID)  –  A gas leak prompted the evacuation of the Fort Hall Tribal Justice Center Tuesday afternoon. The building houses the police department, jail, and dispatch center for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes. The cause of the leak was not released. Building administrators were assisted by maintenance workers and engineers from the tribal Utilities Department […]

Pocatello Mayor Wants to Raise Gas Tax

Pocatello Mayor Wants to Raise Gas Tax

(POCATELLO, ID)  –  Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad wants to raise the state gas tax. Blad tells KPVI that the gas tax has remained the same for several years, but the need to fix Pocatello’s streets hasn’t gone away. He’s lobbied all of Idaho’s legislators to bring up the issue for debate, but nothing has materialized.  […]

Judge Rules Against CNN in Bergdahl Disclosure Case

Judge Rules Against CNN in Bergdahl Disclosure Case

(HAILEY, ID)  –  The Blaine County District Court has ruled against CNN on a public records request. CNN wanted access to all Blaine County records involving the family of former Afghan POW Bowe Bergdahl. County officials provided limited access, but declined a request to view a controversial 15-year-old report.  Judge Robert Elgee ruled that CNN […]

PMC Named Best East Idaho Hospital

PMC Named Best East Idaho Hospital

(POCATELLO, ID)  –  Portneuf Medical Center has been named the best hospital in east Idaho, according to US News and World Reports.  Administrators say the facility has one of the top urology departments in the nation, and remains one of the most recognized health care centers in the Intermountain West.  CEO Dan Ordyna gives credit […]

Judge Rules Peterson No Longer GOP Chair

Judge Rules Peterson No Longer GOP Chair

(TWIN FALLS, ID)  – A Fifth District Judge ruled Tuesday that Barry Peterson is no longer the chairman for the Idaho Republican Party.  The Spokesman Review reported that Judge Randy Stoker told the court, “his term has expired.” Peterson was attempting to hold on to the chairmanship by blocking a state committee meeting scheduled for […]

Business Owners Concerned Over Idaho Liquor Laws

Business Owners Concerned Over Idaho Liquor Laws

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Some Idaho business owners say the state’s laws limiting the number of liquor licenses in each city stunt local economic growth. The Idaho Statesman reports that Idaho’s liquor regulation has resulted in a scarcity of liquor licenses, which in turn has caused business owners to resell licenses at exorbitant costs. Licenses […]

Idaho GOP Lawsuit Goes to Court

Idaho GOP Lawsuit Goes to Court

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – Embattled Idaho GOP Barry Peterson is facing those who say he no longer has the authority to lead the state’s Republican Party in court. Peterson’s attorneys were in Twin Falls County’s 4th District Court on Tuesday. They are representing Peterson in a lawsuit he brought against two party officers to […]

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