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School Broken Into

School Broken Into

(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  – Hope Lutheran School was broken into over the 4th of July holiday.  Idaho Falls Police are investigating the incident that occurred at 2071 12th Street.  No suspects are identified at this time and nothing was taken from the school.  According to reports, someone broke into the school sometime after 3 p.m. […]

Crickets Damaging Crops in Oneida County

Crickets Damaging Crops in Oneida County

(MALAD, ID) – Crickets are causing damage to crops and pastures in Oneida County. Federal officials have counted as many as 15 crickets per square yard in some areas. The bugs don’t fly, but are known to destroy crops when found in migrating swarms. The crickets have also been observed in western Idaho where they’re […]

Central Idaho Fire 60 Percent Contained

Central Idaho Fire 60 Percent Contained

(STANLEY, ID) – The Hell Roaring Fire south of Stanley is more than 60 percent contained. The fire, which started Friday, grew to more than 320 acres Sunday morning. An estimated 170 firefighters have been brought in to help battle the blaze, which is consuming dead and downed trees in an area that is prone […]

Brush Fire Prompts Evacuations

Brush Fire Prompts Evacuations

(FORT HALL, ID) – A brush fire prompted the evacuation of a few homes on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation Friday night. Crews from at least eight area fire and police departments responded to the scene near Siphon and Laughran roads. Officials were able to keep the flames at bay while several nearby roads were […]

Idaho State Police Runs Food Drive

Idaho State Police Runs Food Drive

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Idaho State Police were at Melaleuca Field Saturday night to collect donated food for a soup kitchen. Local News 8 reports that the patrolmen wanted to do something special in honor of ISP’s 75th year in operation. The agency has lost five troopers in the line of duty during that time. […]

Moose Cause I-15 Accident

Moose Cause I-15 Accident

(INKOM, ID) – Four people were hospitalized early Friday following a three-car crash along I-15 near Inkom. Idaho State Police say at least two moose wandered onto the freeway late Thursday night, causing two direct collisions, and third involving a moose carcass. The occupants of all three vehicles were wearing seat belts, and none of […]

Two Die in Salmon Crash

Two Die in Salmon Crash

(SALMON, ID) – Two eastern Idaho residents were killed in a car accident near Salmon Saturday night. Authorities say the driver of a pickup failed to negotiate a curve along State Highway 28 south of Salmon, causing the vehicle to overturn.  Rosalva Campos, 52, of Firth died at the scene. Antonio Campos, 51, of Iona […]

Woman Dies in Two-Vehicle Collision

Woman Dies in Two-Vehicle Collision

(RIRIE, ID) – A woman was killed in a two-car crash along U.S. Highway 26 near Ririe Sunday.  Idaho State Police say 29-year-old Ty Nichols of Pocatello succumbed to her injuries at the scene. The victim’s husband, Josh Nichols, reportedly lost control of his pickup as he was towing a camp trailer and began to […]

Man Brandishes Gun at Bar

Man Brandishes Gun at Bar

(POCATELLO, ID) – A man was arrested last month after pulling a gun on patrons at a Pocatello bar.   Authorities say 27-year-old Omar Essam Mahmoud, an Egyptian national, was thrown out of the Chalk Horse bar on June 22, following a dispute with another customer. He returned a short time later and reportedly pointed […]

Keeping Pets Safe During Fireworks Season

Keeping Pets Safe During Fireworks Season

  On the Thursday edition of Idaho’s Morning News with Tim Lewis, Dylan Carder talked with Irene Brown from Idaho Falls Animal Services to find out how we can take care of our pets during this Fourth of July week.

US Army: Bergdahl Venturing Out in Public

US Army: Bergdahl Venturing Out in Public

HOUSTON (AP) – A U.S. Army spokeswoman says Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been a prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five years, is being allowed to venture off the Texas military base where he is receiving care as part of his “reintegration process” into society. The 28-year-old Bergdahl has been receiving care at Fort […]

Madison County Youngest in the Nation

Madison County Youngest in the Nation

(REXBURG, ID) – Madison County has the youngest median age of any county in the United States. Local News 8 reports that the county’s median age is 23, compared to 38 nationally. An estimated 70 percent of the county is under the age of 30, and Madison Memorial Hospital reports as many as 1,600 births […]

Dem Candidates Visit Blackfoot

Dem Candidates Visit Blackfoot

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate AJ Balukoff was in eastern Idaho Wednesday. Balukoff and Lieutenant governor candidate Bert Marley visited the Blackfoot Senior Center to talk about the issues of most concern to participants. Both candidates tell KIDK that they’re committed to improving Idaho’s education system, specifically by providing more funding for programs that […]

Drug Crimes on the Rise

Drug Crimes on the Rise

(POCATELLO, ID) – Drug-related crimes are on the rise in Idaho. KPVI reports that 2013 had the highest number of drug violations in the last five years. That amounted to an estimated 8,700 reported offenses, nearly half of which were committed by people under the age of 24. Idaho State Police say marijuana seizures are […]

Risch, Simpson Call Aug 2. GOP Meeting

Risch, Simpson Call Aug 2. GOP Meeting

(BOISE, ID) – U.S. Sen. Jim Risch and Congressman Mike Simpson want to bridge the divide in Idaho’s Republican Party. They’ve called a meeting of party leaders on August 2, to determine who will become the next party chairman. Last month’s state convention ended in a meltdown between the establishment and the Tea Party, without […]

No “Staking” for Firework Show

No “Staking” for Firework Show

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – People are already reserving spots along the Idaho Falls Greenbelt for the Melaleuca Freedom Celebration. City officials have already reported seeing spraypaint on the grass with spaces outlined, a practice that is illegal. All stakes, blankets, and roped off areas will be removed for lawn mowing prior to Friday’s firework show. […]

Pocatello Home Burns

Pocatello Home Burns

(POCATELLO, ID) – A Pocatello home caught on fire Wednesday afternoon.  Crews responded to the fire on the 100-block of Washington Avenue just before 12:30 p.m. The fire started in a bush outside the home, and caused a limited amount of damage to the exterior. The cause of the fire remains under investigation and authorities […]

Man Gets Prison for Repeated DUI Offenses

Man Gets Prison for Repeated DUI Offenses

(POCATELLO, ID) – A Fort Hall man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for multiple drunk driving offenses. Leland Ponzo was arrested last fall for driving under the influence. It was Ponzo’s third felony DUI, and his seventh drunk driving conviction in the past fifteen years. Ponzo’s attorney noted his desire to change […]

Idaho Vandals Join Big Sky Conference for Most Sports

Idaho Vandals Join Big Sky Conference for Most Sports

(MOSCOW, ID) –  The University of Idaho is back in the Big Sky Conference to compete in all sports except football. The football team will join the Sun Belt Conference. Idaho will play its first Big Sky Conference volleyball match on Sept. 25 at Northern Colorado and its first league soccer match the next day, […]

Fire Rekindles Along Blackfoot River

Fire Rekindles Along Blackfoot River

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – A small wildfire rekindled along the Blackfoot River in Bingham County Tuesday night. Fire officials say the original 800-acre fire was put out Monday, but it kept smoldering on some inaccessible cliffs in the Presto area. The flames had all but burned out by midnight, but crews will monitor the site today […]

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