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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 […]

Bird Causes Power Outage for Thousands in Pocatello

Bird Causes Power Outage for Thousands in Pocatello

(POCATELLO, ID) — A couple thousand Idaho Power customers in Pocatello were without power for about 30 minutes on Tuesday. Brad Bowlin, communications specialist at Idaho Power, tell KPVI that a bird caused a short in a downtown substation, leaving 2,370 customers powerless. One man had to be rescued from an elevator that was stuck […]

ISU Professor Discharges Gun in Class

ISU Professor Discharges Gun in Class

(POCATELLO, ID) – A science professor at Idaho State University was injured Tuesday after discharging a handgun in a classroom. Authorities say the man, who has an enhanced concealed carry license, accidentally shot himself in the foot during a lecture. No one else was injured. ISU officials are treating it as an isolated incident. Idaho […]

School Bypasses Accreditation Issues

School Bypasses Accreditation Issues

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Odyssey Charter School in Idaho Falls is in danger of losing its accreditation. The school, which started classes on Tuesday, was notified by the state about a charter revocation in June. The school filed an appeal and will find out the final result on Thursday. Administrators tell KIDK that they’re confident […]

Luna Seeks Spending Hike

Luna Seeks Spending Hike

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna is proposing a 6.9 percent budget increase to Idaho’s public school funding for 2015, the largest spending increase he’s proposed in his nearly eight-year tenure. Luna unveiled his budget Tuesday to Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and legislative leadership. But because Luna isn’t seeking a third […]

Boise Flights Re-Added in Idaho Falls

Boise Flights Re-Added in Idaho Falls

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – The Idaho Falls Regional Airport is re-establishing flights to Boise. Officials say the flights will run twice a day on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and will be offered through Gem Air. Local News 8 reports that the nine-passenger flights will cost $149 each way. Passengers will go through a private operator, AeroMark, […]

Idaho Falls Man Charged with Assault

Idaho Falls Man Charged with Assault

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls man has been charged with felony aggravated assault and possession of stolen property. Idaho Falls Police say 22-year-old Logan Blackburn allegedly threatened a 19-year-old woman with a knife during an argument Aug. 27. It happened at a residence on the 100-block of East 13th Street. Blackburn, who fled […]

Preston Man Killed in Utah Crash

Preston Man Killed in Utah Crash

(PRESTON, ID) – An elderly Preston man was killed in a crash in Hyde Park, Utah Tuesday morning. Dav Frew was pulling onto U.S. Highway 91 and failed to yield to an oncoming pickup. The pickup T-boned 82-year-old Frew’s vehicle. A passerby performed CPR on Frew, who was taken to hospital in North Logan where […]

Loop Ramp to be Renovated

Loop Ramp to be Renovated

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A busy loop ramp along I-15 in Idaho Falls is being renovated. The ramp, which connects Grandview Drive to I-15 at exit 119, will be made more circular to allow for safer turns with tractor trailers. Idaho Transportation Department spokesman Bruce King tells Local News 8 that there have been several […]

Teen Run Over During Stunt

Teen Run Over During Stunt

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls teen was run over by a car during a stunt Monday evening. Authorities say the 14-year-old boy was riding on the hood of a sedan when he fell off the front of the car and was run over. It happened in a parking lot on the 1100-block of […]

Man Stabbed in Idaho Falls

Man Stabbed in Idaho Falls

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A man was stabbed in Idaho Falls early Monday. The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office says 26-year-old Randall Magee was in a dispute over his girlfriend’s phone when he was stabbed. The incident happened on the 3700-block of Deloy Drive just after 3 a.m. Magee was taken by ambulance to EIRMC where […]

Idaho Lawmakers Calling for Aid to Farmers

Idaho Lawmakers Calling for Aid to Farmers

(POCATELLO, ID) — All four members of the Idaho congressional delegation are calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to come to the aid of Idaho farmers affected by massive rainstorms last month. U.S. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch, and U.S. Reps. Mike Simpson and Raul Labrador, are asking the USDA to promptly approve […]

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