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Idaho Highway Extension Set to Open

Idaho Highway Extension Set to Open

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – A new stretch of highway in southwestern Idaho will be open to the public next month. The 2.5-mile extension on Idaho Highway 16 is the state’s first step toward creating a four-lane expressway from Emmett to Interstate 84. The work comes with a price tag of $111 million, including design, engineering, […]

Two Men Arrested for Grand Theft

Two Men Arrested for Grand Theft

  (IDAHO FALLS, ID) — Bonneville County Deputies and Idaho Falls Police stopped a theft in progress early Tuesday morning.  The incident occurred at Capital Auto Body at 1979 North Woodruff. A resident of a nearby apartment complex called police after seeing a green van pull into the business and an adult male jumping the […]

Newstalk 97.7 Wins ISBA Awards

Newstalk 97.7 Wins ISBA Awards

(SUN VALLEY, ID)  –  The 64th Annual Idaho State Broadcasters Association Convention & Awards Banquet took place in Sun Valley, Idaho July 24-26, and celebrated the best broadcasters in our state.   “We’re thrilled to be recognized for our ongoing efforts to be the best we can be,” said Riverbend Communications Operations Manager Mike Nelson. “We’re […]

Idaho had Some Problems in Private Prison Takeover

Idaho had Some Problems in Private Prison Takeover

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho prison officials say they had to have thousands of dollars’ worth of medications shipped overnight to the state’s largest prison after the former operator, Corrections Corporation of America, left the facility without a promised 8-day supply of inmate medications. IDOC officials also say they discovered that some chronically ill inmates […]

Idaho Falls Regulating Day Care Centers

Idaho Falls Regulating Day Care Centers

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – The city of Idaho Falls could be changing some regulations when it comes to day care centers. KIDK reports that the town has 77 licensed day care facilities, all of which are subject to semi-annual inspections by city employees. The Citizens Review Committee will then recommend changes to current rules based […]

ISU Developing Cancer-Fighting Isotope

ISU Developing Cancer-Fighting Isotope

(POCATELLO, ID) – Idaho State University has been awarded a product license to begin research on a new, cancer-fighting isotope.  Administrators say the isotope known as Copper-67 could reduce treatment times and harmful side effects associated with radiation therapy. The university hopes to mass produce the isotope, which will then be used for testing to […]

Corruption Case Against Bannock County Dismissed

Corruption Case Against Bannock County Dismissed

(POCATELLO, ID) – A voter fraud case against more than 100 Bannock County elections workers has been dismissed. Conservative activist Ralph Lillig accused the workers of corruption after his referendum on Pocatello’s non-discrimination ordinance failed in May. A recount confirmed the original tally. Authorities say both sides have agreed to dismiss the case without prejudice, […]

Man Punches Police Officer in the Face

Man Punches Police Officer in the Face

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A local man was arrested over the weekend after punching a police officer in the mouth. Twenty-nine-year-old Trevor White was being treated at EIRMC for undisclosed health issues on Saturday when he reportedly became combative and tried to hit a hospital staff member. When law enforcement intervened, White struck the officer, […]

Eastern Idaho Man Arrested on Drug Charges

Eastern Idaho Man Arrested on Drug Charges

(RIGBY, ID) – A former Rigby resident is facing multiple felonies for his involvement in a marijuana growing operation.  Forty-one-year-old Bobby Joe Haney turned himself in on Friday. He’s accused of using a rental property on Idaho Avenue in Rigby to grow marijuana. He then reportedly transferred the plants to a motorhome, which was seized […]

Police Still Looking for Driver in High Speed Chase

Police Still Looking for Driver in High Speed Chase

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Idaho Falls Police are still looking for a man involved in a high speed chase Sunday morning. Officers responded to a disturbance on the 400-block of Lomax, and one of those involved fled the scene in a gold Pontiac. Police later located the car near the Pinecrest Inn, and the driver […]

USDA Approves Emergency Grazing in Eastern Idaho

USDA Approves Emergency Grazing in Eastern Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved emergency haying and grazing on land normally used for the Conservation Reserve Program in parts of eastern Idaho. Officials in Bingham, Bonneville, Fremont, Madison and Power counties requested the emergency access because of drought and crop damage. The USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Idaho […]

West Nile Shows up in Mosquitoes in Idaho

West Nile Shows up in Mosquitoes in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus have been found in the last week in northern and southern Idaho. Authorities in Ada and Boundary counties both found mosquitoes that tested positive for the virus. In 2006, Idaho led the nation in West Nile illnesses with almost 1,000 human infections, which contributed to […]

Idaho Falls Reaches Agreement with INL

Idaho Falls Reaches Agreement with INL

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – The city of Idaho Falls has reached an agreement with the Idaho National Laboratory to construct a solar power bank. Authorities with Idaho Falls Power say the solar bank will be built on the 700-block of University Boulevard. KIDK reports that the facility will help monitor how the INL’s electricity production […]

Red Hill Trail Reopens

Red Hill Trail Reopens

  (POCATELLO, ID) – A popular jogging trail in Pocatello has reopened to the public. Red Hill Trail has been closed for nearly a year because of the danger posed by the crumbling “I” logo that graced the western slope of hill for nearly 90 years. The logo has since been removed and the slope […]

Rexburg Woman Pleads Guilty in Stepdad Shooting

Rexburg Woman Pleads Guilty in Stepdad Shooting

(ST. ANTHONY, ID) – A Rexburg woman has pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting in the attempted murder of her stepfather. Jessica Brown gave ammunition, transportation, and a hotel room to Jermaine Wiley in April. He then shot Eric Norlen in Island Park during a custody dispute over Brown’s two-year-old child. Norlen has since recovered. […]

Ammon Gas Station Robbed

Ammon Gas Station Robbed

(AMMON, ID) – Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputies are on the lookout for a suspect who robbed the Tesoro gas station on East Sunnyside in Ammon Saturday night. The incident happened at around 11:30 p.m. The suspect, who is a male with a slender build and about 5’7″ did not claim to have a weapon. He […]

Father, Sons Involved in Poaching Ring

Father, Sons Involved in Poaching Ring

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – Three Moreland residents were in court last week on poaching charges. Bingham County prosecutors say 52-year-old Bill Jones Jr. and his sons, 18-year-old Rhett Jones and an unidentified minor, illegally killed two deer along the Snake River west of Blackfoot last November. The suspects, who did not have deer tags, reportedly used […]

Firefighters Battle Barn Blaze

Firefighters Battle Barn Blaze

(POCATELLO, ID) – Fire crews from around the Gate City responded to a blaze at a barn on the east side of Pocatello Saturday evening. Officials say the fire was isolated in a small area near Kimberly Lane and Pocatello Creek Road. Officials say the lack of wind and a quick response helped prevent the […]

Chubbuck ISU Credit Union Robbed

Chubbuck ISU Credit Union Robbed

(CHUBBUCK, ID) – Chubbuck Police are looking into an armed robbery at ISU Credit Union. A man walked into the branch on the 4900-block of Yellowstone Avenue at around 1 p.m. Saturday. The suspect, who police identified as 45-year-old Randy Ted Jordan, showed a gun, tied up two employees, and left on foot with an […]

Blackfoot Woman Killed in Oregon Crash

Blackfoot Woman Killed in Oregon Crash

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – A Blackfoot woman was killed in a crash along I-84 in Oregon over the weekend. . Authorities say 60-year-old Tanda Pratt, who died from her injuries, was a passenger in a pickup driven by 30-year-old Todd Pratt, also of Blackfoot. The family was towing a camp trailer eastbound when they crashed Saturday […]

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