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Murder Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Murder Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

(POCATELLO, ID) – A Pocatello murder suspect pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in district court Thursday. Brad Scott Compher is accused of the stabbing death of Nori Jones in September 2004.  Compher, who remains held in the Bannock County Jail without bond, told Judge Robert Naftz that he was concerned about losing his job. […]

Risch Calls for Intervention with ISIS

Risch Calls for Intervention with ISIS

(BOISE, ID) – U.S. Sen. Jim Risch says the U.S. needs to act quickly to prevent ISIS from expanding in Iraq. Radical Islamists have taken over large swaths of Northern Iraq and Syria, killing thousands of ethnic Yazidis, Christians, and other minorities along the way. Risch tells Local News 8 that he agrees with the […]

Committee Moves Bill to Restrict Police Drone Use

Committee Moves Bill to Restrict Police Drone Use

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) – Police in Wyoming would have to get warrants to use drones to gather evidence in criminal cases under a bill endorsed by a legislative committee. The Legislature’s Joint Judiciary Committee on Thursday voted to send a bill to place restrictions on police use of drones to the full Legislature when it […]

Father Cited After Son Rolls ATV

Father Cited After Son Rolls ATV

(POCATELLO, ID) – A Pocatello father was cited Wednesday evening after his 7-year-old son overturned his ATV. Police say the child took the four-wheeler without permission and rolled it at the intersection of Alameda and Linda. The boy suffered minor road rash injuries but is expected to make a full recover. The father, whose name […]

North Idaho Teacher Retires After Texts to Student

North Idaho Teacher Retires After Texts to Student

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) – A northern Idaho middle school teacher has retired after sending inappropriate text messages of a sexual nature to a student. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports in a story on Thursday that the leave of absence granted to Sandpoint Middle School teacher Rod Swerin in August has transitioned into retirement. Lake […]

Christiansens Thank Community for Support

Christiansens Thank Community for Support

POCATELLO, ID) – The parents of two children killed in a car accident in Pocatello last week are speaking out for the first time. Deric and Brittany Christiansen tell KPVI that the community has raised over $16,000 for their family. The Sept. 3 crash killed 7-year-old Jeric Christiansen and his younger sister Dallas. Sixteen-month-old Justin […]

Improvements Planned at Blackfoot Airport

Improvements Planned at Blackfoot Airport

BLACKFOOT, Idaho (AP) – The Blackfoot Municipal Airport in southeastern Idaho is installing upgrades to meet Federal Aviation Administration standards. Mayor Paul Loomis tells the Idaho State Journal that the upgrades include replacing outdated lights along the runway with LEDs that will be brighter. Plans also call for installing wind cones at both ends of […]

Teacher Hurt When Gun Accidently Shatters Toilet

Teacher Hurt When Gun Accidently Shatters Toilet

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Officials say a Utah teacher carrying a concealed firearm at school was struck by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when her gun accidently fired. Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley says authorities initially believe the sixth-grade teacher accidently shot herself in the leg while in a faculty […]

US Senate OKs Jackson Courthouse Conveyance

US Senate OKs Jackson Courthouse Conveyance

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – A bill transferring the Clifford P. Hansen Courthouse to Teton County has won approval in the U.S. Senate. The Senate unanimously endorsed a federal conveyance bill sponsored by Wyoming Republican Sens. John Barrasso and Mike Enzi late Tuesday. The proposal returns the courthouse back to the county and allows the federal […]

Debate Schedule Set, Risch Withdraws

Debate Schedule Set, Risch Withdraws

(BOISE, ID) — Idaho Public Television will air seven live debates for statewide and congressional positions during October. “The Idaho Debates” will feature candidates on the November ballot. The race between incumbent Republican Jim Risch and Democratic challenger Nels Mitchell will not be debated. Betsy Russell, who is president of the panel that organizes the debate, […]

Hobby Lobby, Broulim’s Coming to Ammon

Hobby Lobby, Broulim’s Coming to Ammon

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) — Hobby Lobby and Broulim’s will be joining Cabela’s in the Sandcreek Commons development on the corner of Hitt and Sunnyside Roads. Bizmojoidaho.com reports that all three businesses are named on a document filed Tuesday at the Bonneville County Clerk and Recorder’s Office. The 62-page document details the layout of the project. […]

Bears Force Road Closure in Grand Teton

Bears Force Road Closure in Grand Teton

(JACKSON, WY) – The Moose-Wilson Road in Grand Teton National Park was closed Wednesday because of bear activity. Authorities expect intermittent closures in the coming weeks as black bears and grizzlies fatten up on chokecherries and hawthorn berries. All vehicles and bicycles are prohibited between the Death Canyon trailhead and the Craig Thomas Discovery and […]

Sheriff Warns of Facebook Scam

Sheriff Warns of Facebook Scam

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland is warning eastern Idaho residents about a Facebook scam. People have complained about receiving Facebook messages from someone named “Agent Cathy McMorris.” The scammer promises to send $100,000 or $200,000 to people who send her over $1,000. Rowland is advising people to delete or block the scammer […]

No Guns Allowed at Holt Arena

No Guns Allowed at Holt Arena

(POCATELLO, ID) – Idaho State University officials are reminding football fans that Holt Arena is a gun free zone. The Bengals take on Chadron State on Saturday afternoon, and it will be the first time campus security will face a large crowd now that the controversial campus gun law is in place. Major sporting events […]

Spud Farmers Face Losses

Spud Farmers Face Losses

(SHELLEY, ID) – Local potato farmers are in danger of losing money on this year’s crop. Farmer Jared Wattenburger of Shelley tells KIDK that last month’s heavy rains significantly reduced yields, although the spuds themselves have mostly retained their quality. He says he needs to make about $7 for 50 pounds of potatoes to break […]

Man Charged for Ramming Patrol Car

Man Charged for Ramming Patrol Car

  SHELLEY, Idaho (AP) – A southeastern Idaho man accused of intentionally driving his GMC pickup into a head-on collision with a police car containing an officer, the officer’s son and a police dog is facing six felony charges. Forty-one-year-old David Wayne Griffin of Shelley remained in the Bingham County Jail Wednesday without bail. He’s […]

Enterovirus Found in Eastern Idaho

Enterovirus Found in Eastern Idaho

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) – Eastern Idaho health officials say four children have been hospitalized due to a respiratory virus. Officials tell KIFI-TV that the children on Wednesday are being treated at the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Hundreds of children in more than 10 states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that […]

Odyssey Charter School Closing

Odyssey Charter School Closing

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Odyssey Charter School is closing. On Wednesday, the state charter school commission voted to revoke the school’s charter, which will be effective Friday at 5 p.m. Odyssey Board Chairman Carrie Reynolds blamed the revocation on the mistakes of other administrators and staff who are no longer affiliated with the school. If […]

Suspect Arrested in Nori Jones Murder Case

Suspect Arrested in Nori Jones Murder Case

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – Pocatello police have made an arrest in connection with the decade-old killing of a 25-year-old woman found dead in her Pocatello home from stab wounds and other injuries. The Idaho State Journal reports that police announced Wednesday the arrest of 39-year-old Brad Scott Compher of Pocatello. Police say DNA evidence and fingerprints […]

Woman’s Body Recovered from River in Southern Idaho

Woman’s Body Recovered from River in Southern Idaho

  TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – Authorities have recovered a woman’s body found floating in the Snake River near Centennial Waterfront Park in south-central Idaho. Police say a kayaker spotted the body at about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday and it was recovered at about 3:45 p.m. Authorities have not identified the woman who was estimated to […]

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