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Woman Charged with Felony Forgery

Woman Charged with Felony Forgery

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls woman was arrested last week on multiple felony forgery charges. Thirty-three-year-old Stacy Harrison allegedly filed “forged and falsified documents” with the state Housing and Finance Association in order to secure nearly $6,000 for daycare over the past two years. Authorities had been investigating Harrison since August.

500 Protest Removal of Ten Commandments Monument

500 Protest Removal of Ten Commandments Monument

(SANDPOINT, ID) – More than 500 people protested the proposed removal of a Ten Commandments monument at a public park in Sandpoint last week. City officials are considering plans to move the monument to private property after atheist and group filed a formal complaint, alleging a violation of the separation between church and state. The […]

Former Gitmo Guard Now Proselytizes for Islam

Former Gitmo Guard Now Proselytizes for Islam

(POCATELLO, ID) – A former Guantanamo Bay prison guard shared his experiences with a small group of Pocatello residents Sunday night. Terry Holdbrooks lectures against American foreign policy at various venues around the country. Holdbrooks, who converted to Islam after supervising detainees, says Guantanamo needs to be closed, citing concerns about due process and the […]

Bull Rider Banned from Streets

Bull Rider Banned from Streets

(POCATELLO, ID) – A Pocatello man who made headlines for riding his longhorn bull around the Gate City Wednesday won’t be doing it again anytime soon. Although Conn Mcdevitt and his bull, Torro were let go without a ticket, city officials are now pointing to an ordinance that bans large animals in public places. There […]

Idaho Falls, Feds Reach Agreement on Greenbelt Management

Idaho Falls, Feds Reach Agreement on Greenbelt Management

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – The Idaho Falls city council has approved a $6,000 agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services to help manage waterfowl along the Greenbelt. Authorities say many of the geese and ducks have lost their fear of humans, which can cause major problems, including the spread of diseases. A large […]

LDS Missionary Dies in Micronesia

LDS Missionary Dies in Micronesia

(SALT LAKE CITY, UT) – A 20-year-old Mormon missionary was killed in a fatal accident in Micronesia Thursday. Miller Toa of Layton, Utah had been serving in the Guam area since April of last year. LDS Church officials say Toa died after falling from a tree. Toa’s parents indicated that their son was helping someone […]

Otter Signs Campus Gun Bill

Otter Signs Campus Gun Bill

(BOISE, ID) – Gov. Butch Otter signed the controversial campus gun bill Wednesday night.  The bill allows people with the enhanced concealed carry permit to bring guns onto the campuses of Idaho’s public colleges and universities. Dormitories and stadiums would still be off limits. The measure drew strong criticism from Democrats, school administrators, and some […]

Man Rides Bull Through Pocatello

Man Rides Bull Through Pocatello

(POCATELLO, ID) – A Pocatello man turned plenty of heads when he went out for a joy ride on a bull Wednesday night. Conn McDevitt was pulled over by Pocatello Police after he was spotted riding bareback along the sidewalk over the Benton Street overpass. KPVI reports that the animal had a friendly demeanor, and […]

Chubbuck Police Still Looking for Missing Woman

Chubbuck Police Still Looking for Missing Woman

(CHUBBUCK, ID) – Chubbuck Police are still seeking information about a woman who went missing Jan. 30.  Forty-eight-year-old Jadzia (Shannon) Von Tobel moved to Chubbuck last September after spending most of her life in Las Vegas, Nevada. Authorities called off their search a few weeks later, acting on a tip that Von Tobel may have […]

Open Enrollment Soon Ending for YourHealthIdaho

Open Enrollment Soon Ending for YourHealthIdaho

(BOISE, ID) – Those seeking health insurance through YourHealthIdaho have until March 31 to enroll without getting a tax penalty. Open enrollment helps people get insurance through an online marketplace without a qualifying event, such as marriage, divorce, childbirth, or unemployment. However, if they enroll after March 31, the penalty on their 2014 federal income […]

Add the Words Protest Comes to Idaho Falls

Add the Words Protest Comes to Idaho Falls

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – About 40 protesters stood on the Broadway Bridge in Idaho Falls Wednesday to raise awareness for gay rights. Organizers wanted to show solidarity with the Add the Words activists in Boise, dozens of whom have been arrested multiple times for trespassing at the Capitol. Former state Sen. Nicole LeFavour, who has […]

Twin Falls Woman Denies Attacking Dementia Patient

Twin Falls Woman Denies Attacking Dementia Patient

(TWIN FALLS, ID) – The owner of an assisted living facility in Twin Falls has denied that she hit a patient with a metal pipe. Sixty-two-year-old Jordana Bryan entered a not guilty plea on Monday. Bryan’s former daughter-in-law reported the incident after finding that a dementia patient suffered significant head trauma. Bryan allegedly hit the […]

Help With Utility Bills Still Available

Help With Utility Bills Still Available

  (IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Low income families still needing help paying their winter utility bills can apply for assistance through the Eastern Idaho Community Action Partnership. Officials say the Low Income Energy Assistance Program helps qualifying residents by paying one utility bill per year. Although the program officially ended last month, there are still some […]

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Assault on Officer

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Assault on Officer

(POCATELLO, ID) – A Fort Hall man has pleaded not guilty to felony charges after he was shot by deputies during a high-speed chase last November.  Thirty-three-year-old Kevin Toane was suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run when an officer tried to pull him over in Chubbuck. Toane, however, continued speeding onto the reservation. Once […]

Chamber of Commerce Scam Targeting Gate City

Chamber of Commerce Scam Targeting Gate City

(POCATELLO, ID) – The Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce is warning area residents about a phone scam. Executives say someone calling from a 402 area code in Nebraska is asking for personal banking information. In order to deceive local citizens, they’re falsely claiming to represent the Chamber of Commerce. Officials say they would never use an […]

D. 93 Sends Out False Alarm Over Lunch Balances

D. 93 Sends Out False Alarm Over Lunch Balances

(AMMON, ID) – Parents of students in Bonneville School District 93 received a false alarm from the school lunch program Monday night. The district sent out a message to every parent indicating that their family’s lunch balances were overdrawn. The error came as a result of a software glitch through PowerSchool, the district’s internet information system. […]

Voters Reject $90 Million Bond

Voters Reject $90 Million Bond

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Voters in District 93 rejected a $90 million bond Tuesday. The measure failed 3,578 to 2,719, and would’ve helped finance the construction of a new high school and football stadium. A $2.5 million levy for a plant facility in the Madison School District also failed. However, smaller supplemental and plant facility […]

Wyoming Man Charged With Attempted Strangulation

Wyoming Man Charged With Attempted Strangulation

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A Wyoming man is in the Bonneville County Jail on charges of attempted strangulation. Idaho Falls Police say 27-year-old Andrew Chatterton of Rock Springs was involved in a domestic dispute on the 1200-block of South Boulevard early Saturday morning. Investigators indicated that Chatterton allegedly pushed and choked a 26-year-old woman during […]

Area Skier Injured in Avalanche

Area Skier Injured in Avalanche

(JACKSON, WY) – A local skier was hurt in an avalanche in Grand Teton National Park Sunday afternoon.  Forty-three-year-old Greg Epstein of Wilson, Wyoming was carried over a thousand feet down one of the Air Force chutes in Granite Canyon. Officials say Epstein and his friends were well-equipped with the appropriate safety gear, which included […]

Sobriety Testing Bill Passes Senate Panel

Sobriety Testing Bill Passes Senate Panel

(BOISE, ID) – A bill requiring twice-daily breathalyzer tests for some people on probation has passed a Senate panel. The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Luke Malek of Coeur d’Alene gives counties the option to put breathalyzer testing units in police stations and courthouses. Probationers for alcohol-related crimes would then be required to prove their […]

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