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Otter Encourages Discussing Medicaid Expansion in Idaho

Otter Encourages Discussing Medicaid Expansion in IdahoBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter is urging lawmakers to hold a hearing on expanding Medicaid eligibility in Idaho. Otter stressed that lawmakers should consider all their options during the 2015 Idaho Legislature, which kicked off Monday during the governor’s State of the State address. Otter says he agrees with most of the […]

Otter to Deliver State of State on Monday

Otter to Deliver State of State on MondayBoise, Idaho- Funding for Education and Transportation are some of the topics that are expected to be addressed in the new Legislative session that begins Monday. Governor Butch Otter will lay out his priorities when he delivers the State of the State address Monday afternoon. Education spending is expected to be a major topic as he […]

Police: $530,000 Embezzled from College of Southern Idaho

Police: $530,000 Embezzled from College of Southern IdahoTWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – A south-central Idaho woman police say embezzled more than half a million dollars from the College of Southern Idaho has been charged with grand theft. The Times-News reports that 41-year-old Dawn Marie Orr of Twin Falls is charged with five felony counts involving the missing $530,000. Court documents filed Wednesday […]

Otter Gives Hints to Upcoming Budget

Otter Gives Hints to Upcoming BudgetBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter says he’s going to ask the Idaho Legislature to restore funding for public schools back to pre-recessional levels. However, Otter and other legislative leaders noted that there is still no clear consensus regarding the legislature’s other pending issues such as a transportation funding and addressing the state’s […]

Details Released on I-15 Suicide

Details Released on I-15 SuicideBlackfoot, Idaho — The Bingham County Sheriff’s office released more details on a death that cause portions of Interstate 15 between Shelley and Idaho Falls to be closed. A 33-year-old Pocatello woman fatally shot herself after leading police on a 20 mile high speed chase with speeds as high as 100 miles per hour. Deputies […]

Freddy’s Comes to Idaho Falls

Freddy’s Comes to Idaho FallsIdaho Falls, Idaho – Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers is opening its first store in Eastern Idaho Wednesday. The new eatery will be open for business near First street and Woodruff in Idaho Falls. The Kansas based chain opened stores in Nampa and Meridian last year.

Arrests Made in Sugar City Robbery

Arrests Made in Sugar City RobberySugar City, Idaho — Two men are in custody in Madison County for robbing a convenience store in Sugar City Monday afternoon. Eighteen-year-old Jeronimo Vasquez of Las Vegas and 22 year old Joshua Cardona of Teton are both facing felony charges.

Goose Causes Power Outage

Goose Causes Power OutagePocatello, Idaho — About a 1,000 Idaho Power customers in the southern part of Pocatello were without power for a couple of hours Tuesday morning after a goose flew into a power line. The outage affected a couple of schools, including Century High School. The power was restored around 11:15 am.

I-15 Death Blocks Road

I-15 Death Blocks RoadBlackfoot, Idaho — An incident involving an apparent suicide blocked traffic in both the northbound and southbound lanes of I-15  between Blackfoot and Idaho Falls Tuesday night. The road reopened around 10:30 pm after being closed for about an hour. The Bingham County Sheriff’s office is leading the investigation.

Disaster Preparedness Workshop Planned

Disaster Preparedness Workshop PlannedSugar City, Idaho — Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) are inviting the public from all over Eastern Idaho to a disaster preparedness workshop this month. The free program will help people learn skills that are vital in the aftermath of a disaster. Madison County CERT coordinator Jon Corpany tells East Idaho News that it is […]

Informational Sessions Held for Online Teaching Certification

Informational Sessions Held for Online Teaching CertificationPublic informational meetings will be held this week for those looking to get Idaho teaching certificates through an online program. Two sessions will be held Monday at 4pm and 5:30 pm at the St. Anthony City Hall. Two more sessions will be held Tuesday at 4pm and 5:30 pm at the Rigby public library. Another […]

Pot Arrests in Yellowstone on the Rise

Pot Arrests in Yellowstone on the Rise  CHEYENNE, WY — Pot busts are up at Yellowstone National Park. Rangers say many visitors from states where medical pot in particular is legal don’t realize it’s still off-limits on federal land. The U.S. attorney’s office in Cheyenne says it prosecuted 52 marijuana cases from Yellowstone in 2013 and, as of mid-December, 80 cases […]

Idaho Falls Woman Rescued from House Fire

Idaho Falls Woman Rescued from House FireIdaho Falls, Idaho — An Idaho Falls woman is recovering after being rescued by firefighters after her house caught fire early Thursday morning. Patricia Gaston was taken to EIRMC where she is in fair condition. Her home on North 5th east is completely destroyed. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Pocatello Man Arrested for Shooting Death

Pocatello Man Arrested for Shooting DeathIdaho Falls, ID — The Pocatello man accused of shooting a woman to death at a New Years Eve party in Idaho Falls is in a California jail. Police arrested 25-year-old Kevin Michael Mcquilliams in Truckee, California Thursday evening. Mcquilliams was charged with involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault in connection with the death of 34 year old […]

Cable One May Drop More Networks

Cable One May Drop More NetworksIdaho Falls, Idaho – Surfing the channels on the TV might not take as long for Cable One customers on January 1. Eleven networks could be dropped from Cable One’s lineup if the cable company does not reach an agreement with NBC Universal by midnight December 31. The networks that could go include MSNBC, USA, Syfy, […]

Roberts Couple Arrested for Counterfeiting

Roberts Couple Arrested for Counterfeiting  Idaho Falls, Idaho – A Roberts couple is in custody after trying to pay for a hotel room at the Pinecrest Inn in Idaho Falls with fake $50 bills. Police arrested 35-year-old Tracy Peebles and 31-year-old Forrest Haga for counterfeit currency and possession of counterfeiting apparatus. Both were booked into the Bonneville County Jail.

Ohio Attorney Dies at Wyoming Ski Hill

Ohio Attorney Dies at Wyoming Ski HillJACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – An Ohio man who died at a Wyoming ski resort was asphyxiated, apparently after falling head-first into powdery snow in a steep ravine. Teton County investigators and employees of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort spent Monday trying to reconstruct the accident that killed 54-year-old Marc Krantz of the Cleveland suburb of Pepper […]

Blackfoot Woman Fatally Shot by Toddler Son

Blackfoot Woman Fatally Shot by Toddler SonHAYDEN, Idaho (AP) – A relative of the woman who was accidentally shot and killed by her 2-year-old son at an Idaho Wal-Mart says she was a “loving mother.” The Kootenai County sheriff’s department has identified the victim as 29-year-old Veronica J. Rutledge, of Blackfoot, Idaho. Authorities say she was shopping Tuesday morning with her […]

Winning Lottery Ticket Bought in East Idaho

Winning Lottery Ticket Bought in East IdahoBoise, Idaho – Someone in East Idaho has a winning lottery ticket worth $2 million. Idaho Lottery Officials say the ticket was sold in Fremont County. The winning ticket matched the first five numbers of Saturday night’s draw. It also had the PowerPlay option, which doubled the worth of the ticket. There was no jackpot […]

Idaho Falls Under Snow Proclamation

Idaho Falls Under Snow ProclamationIdaho Falls, Idaho — A snow proclamation was declared in Idaho Falls on Monday. People are encouraged to move their vehicles of the streets to clear space for the snow plows. Under city ordinance, vehicles may be towed if they are not parked appropriately. Below is a description of the restrictions or you can look at […]

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