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Pocatello Football Coach Suspended

Pocatello Football Coach Suspended(POCATELLO, ID) – Pocatello High School head football coach Tom Harrison has been suspended indefinitely. Harrison told the press Wednesday that he was placed on paid administrative leave, following an alleged verbal confrontation with a player. Harrison has long been the center of controversy in his 12 years with the school, with incidents ranging from […]

Pocatello Muslims Allege Housing Discrimination

Pocatello Muslims Allege Housing Discrimination(POCATELLO, ID) – Muslim college students in Pocatello are speaking out about alleged housing discrimination. Nezar Alnejidi, president of the ISU Saudi Student Association, tells the Idaho State Journal that some students are being denied housing because they can’t provide renting references. Those that are approved are sometimes required to pay double or triple the […]

Fall Free Day at I.F. Zoo on Saturday

Fall Free Day at I.F. Zoo on Saturday(IDAHO FALLS, ID) — The Idaho Falls Zoo at Tautphaus Park is celebrating its Fall Free Day on Saturday, September 27. Admission is free to all zoo visitors. Interim zoo superintendent Linda Beard says the event is a way to say “thank you to the community for their support.” The zoo opens at 9 a.m. with the […]

Mormon History Museum Closes for Renovations

Mormon History Museum Closes for RenovationsSALT LAKE CITY (AP) – The Mormon Church History museum is closing for one year for a total renovation of the 30-year-old building. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says the Salt Lake City museum will close on Oct. 6, following the biannual general conference. It is scheduled to reopen in the fall […]

Candidates for Idaho’s Governor Hold First Debate

Candidates for Idaho’s Governor Hold First DebateTWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – The first debate between candidates for governor of Idaho kicked off Wednesday evening without the incumbent, but nonetheless, he was the target of criticism throughout the event. Democratic candidate A.J. Balukoff faced off against Libertarian candidate John Bujak in Twin Falls. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter declined to participate, but he […]

Sweeto Burrito Closes

Sweeto Burrito Closes(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Sweeto Burrito closed in Idaho Falls this week. The popular street food vendor is moving its trailer to the east coast to train new employees in a new market. The owner tells KIDK that he’d like to see a permanent location for Sweeto Burrito in eastern Idaho in the near future. […]

UI President Visits Eastern Idaho

UI President Visits Eastern Idaho(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – University of Idaho President Chuck Staben was in Idaho Falls this week. KIDK reports that Staben addressed the Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce during a luncheon on Tuesday. Staben wants to grow undergraduate enrollment by offering more scholarships and increasing online education opportunities, which is expected to appeal to more eastern […]

94-year-old Arrested for Sexual Abuse

94-year-old Arrested for Sexual Abuse(JACKSON, WY) – Law enforcement officials in Teton County, Wyoming have enlisted the help of Michigan authorities in arresting a 94-year-old man on sexual abuse charges. The suspect, who was living in an adult foster care home, was taken into custody Tuesday in Garfield Township. Teton County deputies tell Local News 8 that they haven’t […]

Trucker Abandons Load of Frozen Chicken in Montana

Trucker Abandons Load of Frozen Chicken in MontanaMISSOULA, Mont. (AP) – An employee of an Idaho trucking company abandoned a trailer load of frozen chicken at a western Montana truck stop after the company reportedly refused a ransom demand. The Missoulian reports that the trailer, dripping the juices of rotting chicken, was discovered at the Flying J Truck Stop west of Missoula […]

Man Killed in Farming Accident

Man Killed in Farming Accident(SHELLEY, ID) – A man was killed in a farming accident near Shelley Tuesday morning. KPVI reports that the accident happened near Exit 108 just off of I-15. Bingham County deputies say the victim was found pinned between two potato trucks after a driver accidentally backed into him. He was airlifted to EIRMC where he […]

I.F. Woman Linked to Aschliman Murder

I.F. Woman Linked to Aschliman Murder(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls woman has been charged with felony accessory to murder in the 2013 death of Kristy Aschliman. Authorities say 22-year-old Kayla Bennett had knowledge that Adan Arroyo killed Aschliman, and deliberately concealed that information from detectives. No other suspects have been linked to the murder. Arroyo is serving 25 […]

Bannock County Sheriff Wants Meeting with Tribal Leader

Bannock County Sheriff Wants Meeting with Tribal LeaderPOCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – A southeast Idaho sheriff wants to have a one-on-one conversation with a tribal leader following an armed standoff where the sheriff says the tribe threatened to confiscate the SWAT team’s armored vehicle. Bannock County Sheriff Lorin Nielsen tells the Idaho State Journal in a story on Wednesday that he hopes to meet […]

‘Living Lights’ Opens Friday at Museum of Idaho

‘Living Lights’ Opens Friday at Museum of Idaho(IDAHO FALLS, ID) — The Museum of Idaho’s newest exhibit, Glow: Living Lights, opens on Friday, September 26 and runs through November 29. The focus of the exhibition is on bioluminescence. This phenomenon allows creatures to produce light for communicating, camouflage, attracting prey, and for other reasons scientists still don’t understand. “This exhibition offers visitors an interactive […]

Campus Public Safety Receives Accreditation

Campus Public Safety Receives Accreditation(POCATELLO, ID)  — Idaho State University Campus Public Safety has received accreditation by the Idaho Chiefs of Police Association (ICOPA). This accreditation, held by only 20 percent of all police departments in Idaho, recognizes the University’s level of law enforcement standards.   There are 94 standards of performance that an agency has to meet or […]

Cell Tower Proposed at Chubbuck School

Cell Tower Proposed at Chubbuck School(CHUBBUCK, ID) – Some Chubbuck parents are up in arms about a proposed cell phone tower on the Chubbuck Elementary School playground. T-Mobile wants to put it there to help provide better coverage for their customers, and would pay District 25 $1,500 a month to cover it. Opponents tell KPVI that they’re concerned that the […]

Jackson Changes School Start Times

Jackson Changes School Start Times(JACKSON, WY) – Students at Jackson Hole High School now have more time to sleep in. Local News 8 reports that the school’s start time has changed from 7:35 a.m. to 8:55 a.m. Administrators say the later time is better for the health of teenagers, and has a proven track record of improving grades and […]

Worker Killed in Explosion at Idaho Dairy

Worker Killed in Explosion at Idaho DairyRUPERT, Idaho (AP) – A south-central Idaho man has died in an explosion at a dairy. Authorities tell The Times-News the explosion occurred at about 6 a.m. Monday as 30-year-old Dayne A. Hansen of Rupert did welding work on a trailer. Minidoka County Sheriff Eric Snarr says the explosion damaged the shop and other equipment. […]

Rexburg Woman Discovered Dead

Rexburg Woman Discovered Dead(REXBURG, ID) – A Rexburg resident was found dead in an apartment Tuesday. The victim was identified as a 36-year-old woman, but her name has not been released. Police say she was found by her roommates at around 6:30 a.m. The woman did not have any known medical issues and foul play is not suspected. […]

Shelley Women Linked to Business Thefts

Shelley Women Linked to Business Thefts(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A Shelley woman has been arrested on a charge of felony grand theft. Christian Ceja is accused of stealing about $1,600 from her employer. The alleged thefts occurred earlier this month at Check to Cash on the 1100-block of East 17th Street in Idaho Falls. Authorities say 31-year-old Ceja provided false […]

Idaho Woman Charged with Felony over Chewed Seat

Idaho Woman Charged with Felony over Chewed SeatSANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) – A northern Idaho woman has been charged with a felony after police said she chewed up the upholstery of a patrol car seat. The Bonner County Daily Bee reports that 42-year-old Staci Anne Spence was charged late last week with felony malicious injury to property and misdemeanors including resisting arrest and […]

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