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Unemployment Claims Drop Slightly

Unemployment Claims Drop Slightly

(BOISE, ID) – The number of people living in the Gem State collecting unemployment benefits dropped slightly in February to 5.3 percent, the lowest amount since the latter half of the Bush administration. That’s compared to 6.7 percent nationally. Half of Idaho’s counties had unemployment rates lower than the state average, including Bannock and Bonneville […]

Group Hopes to Ban Smoking in Cars With Kids

Group Hopes to Ban Smoking in Cars With Kids

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A group of Idaho Falls mothers are actively promoting a petition that would outlaw smoking in vehicles with children present. Tavia Pickett says she’d like to see a state ordinance against it. Utah, Oregon, and California already have laws against smoking in cars with kids present. Pickett believes it’s more harmful […]

LeFavour Hides in Statehouse Closet

LeFavour Hides in Statehouse Closet

(BOISE, ID) – Former state Sen. Nicole LeFavour was asked to leave the Capitol following yet another protest Tuesday.  LeFavour hid for five hours inside a closet in the Senate lounge behind the Senate chamber. Once discovered, she complied with a request from Senate Pro-Tem Brent Hill of Rexburg to leave the premises. LeFavour wanted […]

Dog-Shooting Cop Remains on Payroll

Dog-Shooting Cop Remains on Payroll

(FILER, ID) – A southern Idaho cop involved in a controversial dog shooting incident will remain on the payroll. Filer police officer Tarek Hassani responded to a report of dogs running loose in a neighborhood Feb. 8. Dash-cam footage of the incident shows two dogs circling and barking at Hassani, one of which he shot […]

Suicide Hotline to Expand Hours

Suicide Hotline to Expand Hours

(BOISE, ID) – The Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline is expanding its hours. Officials added shifts from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Organizers also have plans to train more volunteers, which will make the hotline available on weekends as well. Idaho has the sixth highest suicide rate in the nation, and […]

Bloxham Announces Run for Legislature

Bloxham Announces Run for Legislature

(POCATELLO, ID) – ISU Student Body President Matt Bloxham has announced that he’s running for a spot in the Idaho House of Representatives. If elected, Bloxham would replace Democrat Carolyn Meline in District 29, who is not seeking another term. Bloxham, a Republican, is one of the youngest candidates ever to file for candidacy. Bloxham […]

Mitt Romney in Idaho Falls Wednesday

Mitt Romney in Idaho Falls Wednesday

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was in Idaho Falls Wednesday night. Although he declined to speak about his political future, Romney took the opportunity to throw his support behind the campaigns of Gov. Butch Otter, U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, and Congressman Mike Simpson. All three candidates are facing opponents in […]

District 91 Ends Driver’s Ed Program

District 91 Ends Driver’s Ed Program

Idaho Falls School District 91 has become the first district in the region to dump its driver’s education program. Administrators announced the move Tuesday following a vote from the school board. They say a lack of instructors and low student enrollment prompted them to end the program. The district has had to compete with a […]

Community Rallies for Fired Science Teacher

  (BLACKFOOT, ID) – The early termination of a local high school science teacher has a community in an uproar. Elaine Asmus is being dismissed from her longtime position as a faculty member at Snake River High School. Asmus believes it may be due to a disagreement she had with the superintendent’s wife, who was […]

Wolf Spotted in Jackson Neighborhood

Wolf Spotted in Jackson Neighborhood

(JACKSON, WY) – A gray wolf was spotted walking through a subdivision in Jackson Monday. City officials say the wolf was seen by at least four people in the neighborhood, but didn’t appear to be causing any problems. Wyoming Game and Fish authorities tracked the animal to the Snake River near the South Park Feedground. […]

Three Bison Poached in Yellowstone

Three Bison Poached in Yellowstone

(WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT) – Yellowstone National Park administrators are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of someone who poached three bison last week. Investigators believe someone shot the animals along a road in the Blacktail Plateau area sometime between March 13 and 15. Hunting inside the park is illegal, though some […]

Woman Sentenced to Prison

Woman Sentenced to Prison

(POCATELLO, ID) – A Fort Hall woman will serve at least four years behind bars on a felony charge of injury to a child. Thirty-four-year-old Vandalia Waterhouse was arrested in October following an report from Child Protective Services. The alleged incident occurred last August. Waterhouse, who had previously served prison time for felony burglary, pleaded […]

Man Arrested for Meth

Man Arrested for Meth

    (IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls man was arrested Monday on meth charges. Police received a call on Monday about a suspicious man jumping  in and out of the back of a pickup parked near the intersection of Chamberlain Avenue and Short Street. 33-year-old Nicholas Watkins was reportedly combative with officers when […]

ACLU Suing Against Ag Gag Bill

ACLU Suing Against Ag Gag Bill

(BOISE, ID) – The ACLU of Idaho is suing the state over the new “ag gag” law.  The measure, which goes into effect July 1, makes it illegal to secretly film alleged animal abuse at dairies, feedlots, and other farming facilities. Lobbyists with Idaho’s $2.5 billion dairy industry claim undercover videos released by animal rights […]

Pocatello Man on “Naked and Afraid”

Pocatello Man on “Naked and Afraid”

(POCATELLO, ID) – A Pocatello man is the new star of the hit Discovery Channel series “Naked and Afraid.”  Twenty-seven-year-old Jeff Zausch grew up hunting and fishing in the Gem State, and wanted to put his skills to the test for an international audience. Zausch and his assigned partner, Eva Rupert of Arizona, spent 21 […]

Man Charged with Attempted Strangulation

Man Charged with Attempted Strangulation

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – A Blackfoot man is in custody on a felony charge of attempted strangulation.  Twenty-six-year-old Pedro Maldanado-Barrera was arrested Sunday following a domestic dispute. Court records indicate that Maldanado-Barrera is accused of domestic battery resulting in traumatic injury. A child was also in the home at the time of the incident. Authorities declined […]

LDS Church Pulls All Foreign Missionaries From Venezuela

LDS Church Pulls All Foreign Missionaries From Venezuela

(SALT LAKE CITY, UT) – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced that it is pulling all foreign missionaries out of Venezuela due to safety concerns. All 152 being moved will either be transferred to other missions or released early. Civil unrest has been rampant in the region since early February due […]

Warren Jeffs Hospitalized

Warren Jeffs Hospitalized

(GALVESTON, TX) – Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs was hospitalized last week. Officials say Jeffs remains in stable condition at a hospital in Galveston, Texas. Jeffs has required emergency care several times since his capture in 2006 because of hunger strikes. Jeffs, who was given a life sentence on sexual assault charges in 2011, remains the […]

Roberts Man Fatally Struck by SUV

Roberts Man Fatally Struck by SUV

(ROBERTS, ID) – A Roberts man was killed Saturday after being struck by an SUV.  Idaho State Police say 65-year-old Allen Clayton was walking eastbound along state Highway 48 when he was hit by 23-year-old Shawn Meier of Menan. The accident happened at around 2:45 p.m. Meier reportedly tried to swerve to miss Clayton, who […]

Plane Crashes Near Rigby

Plane Crashes Near Rigby

(RIGBY, ID) – A crop duster crashed in a field near Rigby Sunday.  Twenty-two-year-old pilot Rhys Wilson of Cozad, Nebraska attempted to make an emergency landing on cultivated ground southeast of town shortly before 11 a.m. Investigators believe Wilson was trying to land at the Rigby Airport when his engine failed. The plane landed on […]

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