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Man Fires Gun in Argument

Man Fires Gun in Argument(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls man fired a gun during an argument Sunday morning. Idaho Falls Police were called to a home on the 1400-block of Benton shortly before 3 a.m. Authorities say 23-year-old Daniel Clarkson shot a round into a bedroom wall during a domestic dispute with a 21-year-old woman. The alleged […]

Two Convenience Store Burglaries in Idaho Falls

Two Convenience Store Burglaries in Idaho Falls(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Two Idaho Falls convenience stores were burglarized over the weekend. The first happened early Saturday at the Speedi Mart on Holmes. The second happened Sunday morning at the Tesoro station on John Adams. Cigarettes were stolen in both incidents, and beer was also taken from the Tesoro store. This is the […]

Farming Accident Victim Identified

Farming Accident Victim Identified(SHELLEY, ID) – The Bingham County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a 61-year-old man who died in a farming accident near Shelley last week. Armando Rivera-Madrid was killed after being pinned between two potato trucks. It happened at a business on the east side of I-15 near Exit 108 Sept. 28. Investigators say […]

Grand Jury Called in Jefferson County

Grand Jury Called in Jefferson County(RIGBY, ID) – The Idaho Attorney General’s Office is calling for a grand jury in Jefferson County. State officials tell Local News 8 that they can’t disclose the reason why the jury is being impaneled or the people involved in the request. The selection will take place sometime in October. Idaho law requires grand juries […]

Fish and Game: Great Deer Season Ahead

Fish and Game: Great Deer Season Ahead(POCATELLO, ID) – General rifle hunts for deer are less than two weeks away, and state wildlife officials say prospects are good for hunters this fall. Fish and Game spokeswoman Jennifer Jackson tells KIDK that the past three winters have been relatively mild, making it easier for fawns to grow into adulthood. Officials say deer […]

Albertson’s Announced New Data Breach

Albertson’s Announced New Data Breach(BOISE, ID) – Albertson’s executives have announced yet another security breach of the company’s computer networks. Although no details have been released, potentially compromising consumer information was accessed. This includes credit and debit card information exchanged through monetary transactions at an undisclosed number of stores around the country. The latest breach is not believed to […]

3rd Abuse Claim Names Idaho Juvenile Correction

3rd Abuse Claim Names Idaho Juvenile CorrectionBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Another person has filed a legal claim against the Idaho Department of Juvenile Correction contending that he was sexually abused by two staffers while incarcerated at a Nampa detention center. The tort claim, filed Friday, marks the third such claim brought this year by a youth formerly held at the Juvenile […]

Idaho Wolf, Coyote Hunting Derby Wants Larger Area

Idaho Wolf, Coyote Hunting Derby Wants Larger AreaBOISE, Idaho (AP) – A group that overcame a court challenge last winter to hold a wolf- and coyote-shooting derby is seeking a permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to roughly double the area for a second event this winter. Steve Alder of Idaho for Wildlife says the tentative dates for the derby […]

Student Loan Defaults Increasing in Idaho

Student Loan Defaults Increasing in IdahoBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Federal officials say the percentage of Idaho students attending public four-year universities who are defaulting on their student loans is increasing. But the U.S. Department of Education also says Idaho’s rate of 13.1 percent is below the national average of 13.7 percent. However, the national rate has been declining while the […]

Idaho State Wins First Homecoming Game Since 2007

Idaho State Wins First Homecoming Game Since 2007(POCATELLO, ID) – Idaho State University’s football team won their first homecoming game since 2007 Saturday. The Bengals, who are 2-2 on the season, opened up Big Sky Conference play with a 44-24 victory over Sacramento State. Coach Mike Kramer hopes his players’ performance will be a sign of good things to come. The Bengals […]

Emergency Information More Accessible

Emergency Information More AccessibleIDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) – Emergency planners say a digital library developed by Idaho researchers has become a critical tool in preparing for major disasters. The Infrastructure Protection Digital Library is a searchable database that gathers and customizes emergency-related documents, images and websites on local, regional and federal levels. Before the library, most of the […]

BYU Students Hold “Bike for Beards” Protest

BYU Students Hold “Bike for Beards” ProtestPROVO, Utah (AP) – A group of BYU students is protesting the Mormon church-owned school’s ban on something its namesake once sported: a beard. About 50 students biked, skateboarded or in-line skated their way from the Provo City Library to campus during the “Bike for Beards” protest on Friday night. Protest organizer Shane Pittson says […]

Missing Woman Found Disoriented in 1960s Hometown

Missing Woman Found Disoriented in 1960s HometownUNDATED (AP) — An Idaho woman who disappeared last week has been found, disoriented but alive, in the small Mississippi town where her father was once a minister in the 1960s. She told police she didn’t know how she got there. Cynthia Adams, a 52-year-old Boise woman, was reported missing on Tuesday when she didn’t […]

Idaho’s Wildfire Season Ends after Tame Summer

Idaho’s Wildfire Season Ends after Tame SummerBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho’s typically active wildfire season is closing with a slow fizzle after short bursts of rain and cooler temperatures dampened the state’s tinderbox of fuel. Fire officials say this year’s season consumed nearly 271 square miles in Idaho, which is the lowest since 2009. States along the West Coast became the […]

Pocatello Zoo Gets New Grizzly Bear

Pocatello Zoo Gets New Grizzly Bear(POCATELLO, ID) – A grizzly bear cub has found a new home at the Pocatello Zoo. The 2-year-old female was caught in a culvert trap in Wyoming last week. Wildlife biologists say she posed too much of a risk to humans in the wild because she was slowly becoming accustomed to human food. The Idaho […]

State Official: Pursue Alternatives to College Degree

State Official: Pursue Alternatives to College Degree(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – The Idaho State Department of Commerce Director is urging some people to avoid the traditional college experience. Jeff Sayer tells Local News 8 that many people need to get out of the mindset that a four-year degree is the only way to advance, and that trade schools will play a key […]

ISP Issues Phone Scam Warning

ISP Issues Phone Scam Warning(POCATELLO, ID) – Idaho State Police are warning people about a phone scam targeting immigrants and international college students. The scammer is using a phone number registered under the name “Idaho State Police.” The caller claims to be a trooper with an arrest warrant. Would-be victims are told that they have to pay a fine […]

Secret Service Bungled White House Shooting

Secret Service Bungled White House Shooting(WASHINGTON, DC) – New revelations show disturbing information about the Secret Service’s response to a 2011 shooting at the White House involving an Idaho Falls man. Investigators are now saying that agents didn’t even know about the incident until four days after it happened. Oscar Ortega-Hernandez is serving 25 years in prison for the shooting […]

Jefferson County Prosecutor Facing Recall

Jefferson County Prosecutor Facing Recall  (RIGBY, ID) – Jefferson County Prosecutor Robin Dunn could face a recall. Dunn’s opponents allege that he is putting his personal interests ahead of the county. Lyndsay Goody tells KIDK that Dunn used his own law firm to represent the county in a federal case, charging taxpayers $18,000. Dunn later reimbursed the county, and […]

Free Entry at Yellowstone on Saturday

Free Entry at Yellowstone on SaturdayYELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) – Entrance fees will be waived at Yellowstone National Park and at Montana’s Glacier National Park on Saturday to celebrate National Public Lands Day. The National Park Service also is waiving commercial tour entrance fees and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservations, camping, tours, concession and fees collected […]

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