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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 […]

Otter Avoids Specifics in New Ad

Otter Avoids Specifics in New AdBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s latest television advertisement credits him as the key figure in improving Idaho’s economy but fails to cite facts proving the claims. The Spokesman-Review reports that the ad features testimony from a real estate broker who says Otter took hard stances and was a “watchdog” for all industries. […]

Forest Service Says Media Doesn’t Need Permit

Forest Service Says Media Doesn’t Need PermitSEATTLE (AP) – Faced with increasing criticism of a proposal that would restrict media filming in wilderness areas, the head of the U.S. Forest Service said late Thursday that the rule is not intended to apply to news-gathering activities. Chief Tom Tidwell says the rule would apply to commercial filming, like a movie production, but […]

Name of Sexual Assault Suspect Released

Name of Sexual Assault Suspect Released(JACKSON, WY) – The name of a 94-year-old Michigan man indicted on felony sexual abuse charges in Jackson has been released. William Hartwell Bricker was a live-in counselor at Teton Valley Ranch Camp when he allegedly molested a boy in the summer of 1962. He’s also accused in another incident in 1985. One of the […]

Dog Kills Chickens at Local Farm

Dog Kills Chickens at Local Farm(TYHEE, ID) – A dog killed nearly 200 chickens at a local farm this week. Wendy Swore of Swore Farms in Tyhee tells Local News 8 that they found the birds dead in their coop Wednesday morning. A dog is suspected of getting through wires and electrical fencing. Fort Hall Fish and Game officials have […]

Big Fine for Crashing Drone in Yellowstone Spring

Big Fine for Crashing Drone in Yellowstone SpringYELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) – A judge has ordered a Dutch man to pay more than $3,000 for crashing a drone into the biggest hot spring in Yellowstone National Park. The drone flown by Theodorus Van Vliet of the Netherlands crashed into the Grand Prismatic spring in August. Park officials have yet to be […]

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