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Man Drowns in Blackfoot Reservoir

Man Drowns in Blackfoot Reservoir

(SODA SPRINGS, ID) – A man drowned in the Blackfoot Reservoir Tuesday. The Caribou County Sheriff’s Office says the elderly victim was found lying face down in the water by a group of fishermen. His boat was left running about 100 yards away. The fishermen were able to pull the man out of the water, but […]

Idaho Falls PD Seeking Forgery Suspect

Idaho Falls PD Seeking Forgery Suspect

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Idaho Falls Police are on the lookout for a woman who they believe is writing bad checks. Peggy Rodriguez, 39,  is wanted on suspicion of violating her probation and forgery, among other charges. A social media post on her Facebook page claims that Rodriguez moved to North Carolina about two weeks […]

Police Arrest Alleged Rec Center Burglar

Police Arrest Alleged Rec Center Burglar

(POCATELLO, ID) – Pocatello Police have arrested a man accused of breaking into the Community Rec Center. Authorities responded to a report of a burglary on the 400-block of North 6th Avenue just after 2 a.m. Tuesday. Landen Fergus, 23, of Downey allegedly broke into the building, and had to be flushed out with a K-9 […]

Richard Stallings Touts Raising Minimum Wage

Richard Stallings Touts Raising Minimum Wage

(POCATELLO, ID) – Democrat Richard Stallings is all in when it comes to raising the minimum wage.  Stallings spoke in support of raising the minimum wage to $10.10 during a rally in Pocatello on Tuesday. Local News 8 reports that Stallings maligned his Republican opponents as “mean-spirited villains” and “bad guys” who want to “punish poor […]

Daredevils Face Delay in Snake River Canyon Jump

Daredevils Face Delay in Snake River Canyon Jump

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – Two daredevils hoping to succeed where Evel Knievel failed 40 years ago in jumping the Snake River Canyon in southern Idaho are looking at delays due to television scheduling. The Times-News reports that the dates for the jumps are being pushed back to late September or October. Texas motorcycle daredevil […]

Idaho Republican Chairman Calls for Special Meeting

Idaho Republican Chairman Calls for Special Meeting

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho Republican Chairman Barry Peterson is calling for a special meeting to settle the party’s leadership. Republicans failed to elect a new chairman or any party officers at their state convention earlier this month. Later, the state central committee decided that Peterson would lead the party for two more years. The […]

Deputies Best Fireman in Rib-Eating Contest

Deputies Best Fireman in Rib-Eating Contest

  (AMMON, ID) – Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputies and Ammon firefighters squared off in a homestyle rib-eating contest at Texas Roadhouse in Ammon Monday. KIDK reports that the 45-minute relay featured two five-member teams, and is part of the restaurant’s annual Rib Fest. The Sheriff’s office won this year’s “High on the Hog” trophy. Idaho […]

Pocatello Residents, Businesses Complain About Noise, Traffic

Pocatello Residents, Businesses Complain About Noise, Traffic

(POCATELLO, ID) – Construction on Yellowstone Avenue in Pocatello is causing major traffic congestion and leaving some residents with headaches. KPVI reports that the work near the Fresh Start car dealership is going late into the night in order to avoid traffic when it’s the busiest. For those living nearby, the pounding jackhammers can be […]

Yellowstone Seeks to Compost More Waste

Yellowstone Seeks to Compost More Waste

(WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT) – Administrators at Yellowstone National Park want to do more to compost organic waste. Nearly 3,000 employees work in the park during the summer, and are responsible for most of the waste taken from the park annually. The National Park Service is launching a new initiative to have employees separate organic materials […]

Man Seriously Hurt in Desert Crash

Man Seriously Hurt in Desert Crash

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A man was injured in a two vehicle collision along U.S. Highway 20 west of Idaho Falls Monday. Adam Robinson, 32, rear-ended a semi-trailer about 20 miles west of town just after 10:00 a.m. Robinson, who was not wearing a seat belt, had to be airlifted to EIRMC with serious injuries. […]

Housing Scam Targets East Idaho

Housing Scam Targets East Idaho

(REXBURG, ID) – A Craigslist scam is targeting would-be renters in eastern Idaho. KIDK reports that a home in Rexburg was rented out without the authorization of the homeowner. Someone on the Internet claiming to be Reverend Scott James in Africa reportedly gained access to keys, which were then transferred to the renters. Real estate […]

Chubbuck Woman Charged After Hitting Crossing Guard

Chubbuck Woman Charged After Hitting Crossing Guard

(POCATELLO, ID) – A Chubbuck woman faces a felony charge of driving under the influence after hitting a school crossing guard last month with her car.  Amy Smith, 46, reportedly hit the crossing guard in the Edahow Elementary School parking lot May 20. Smith later admitted to using Valium before leaving her house that morning. […]

Speed Limit Increasing July 1

Speed Limit Increasing July 1

(POCATELLO, ID) – Freeway speed limits are about to go up around southeast Idaho.  Most rural sections of I-15, I-84, and I-86 will go up to 80 miles per hour. Truck speed limits will increase to 70 miles per hour. Reduced speed limits will remain the same through Pocatello and Idaho Falls. The new law, […]

Fort Hall Woman Charged with Murder

Fort Hall Woman Charged with Murder

(FORT HALL, ID) – A Fort Hall woman has been charged with first degree murder in the death of an eastern Idaho man. Josephine Theboy is also accused of burglary and robbery. Officials say she’s responsible for a house fire that killed 47-year-old Martin Anderton last month. The blaze started at a home on the […]

Second Man Linked to Pocatello Robbery

Second Man Linked to Pocatello Robbery

(POCATELLO, ID) – Authorities have arrested a second man in connection with a robbery at U.S. Bank in Pocatello last week. Police say 51-year-old John Stoor of Pocatello drove the getaway car following Tuesday’s incident.  Ronald Schumaker, 60,  walked into the branch on Yellowstone and demanded money. He left with an undisclosed amount of cash. […]

State on Track for Prison Takeover

State on Track for Prison Takeover

(BOISE, ID) – The Idaho Department of Corrections is finalizing preparations to take over the state’s largest prison south of Boise. The 2,000-bed facility will transfer over from private management starting July 1. That’s when Corrections Corporation of America loses its $29 million annual contract. Administrators hope the transfer will be seamless in a way […]

ISU Establishing TelePharmacy

ISU Establishing TelePharmacy

(ARCO, ID) – ISU’s Bengal Pharmacy is conducting video consultations for customers in rural areas. Local News 8 reports that the new tele-pharmacy is in operation at Lost Rivers Medical Center in Arco. Paul Kady of the College of Pharmacy says it’s crucial for rural pharmacies to adapt in order to give reliable care to […]

Progress Made on Cheyenne Connector

Progress Made on Cheyenne Connector

(POCATELLO, ID) – The Pocatello City Council has approved a plan to finalize the Cheyenne Connector on the south end of town. The construction project will provide a much needed direct link between South 5th Avenue, I-15, and Bannock Highway. Officials say the project could be completed by the end of 2015, and the bidding […]

Drowning Victim Recovered at Bear Lake

Drowning Victim Recovered at Bear Lake

(MONTPELIER, ID) – A body was pulled from Bear Lake last week. Officials say 37-year-old Justin Petersen of Layton, Utah fell from the dock at the Bear Lake State Park marina Wednesday night. Petersen’s body was located in about 15 feet of water Thursday evening. He is presumed to have drowned, but the death is […]

Unemployment Drops Statewide

Unemployment Drops Statewide

  (POCATELLO, ID) – Idaho’s unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level in six years. State authorities say the number of Idahoans receiving unemployment benefits is now under 38,000, or just under five percent. Dan Cravens with the Idaho Department of Labor says Idaho now ranks fifth in the nation for the highest growth […]

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