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Arrest Made after Shooting Threat on Facebook

Arrest Made after Shooting Threat on Facebook(REXBURG, ID) —  The Rexburg Police Department has a person in custody Monday morning after a shooting threat was made on social media. Police say the suspect posted on Facebook that he would “shoot up BYU-I Monday.” The threat is being described as a bad joke and not considered serious. BYU-Idaho officials are assuring students […]

Body Found in Idaho Falls Park

Body Found in Idaho Falls Park(IDAHO FALLS, ID) — The body of a woman was found in Central Park in Idaho Falls around 2 pm Sunday afternoon. Idaho Falls Police have identified the 40 year old woman, but have not released her identity while they are contacting family. Police believe she may have died of suicide or exposure to the […]

Police: Educator Sent Nude Images to Student

Police: Educator Sent Nude Images to StudentPOST FALLS, Idaho (AP) – A 40-year-old northern Idaho educator police say sent nude photos of herself to a 16-year-old male high school student has been issued a misdemeanor citation. The Coeur d’Alene Press reports (http://bit.ly/1z4eIsI) in a story on Friday that the citation received by Bobbi Deitz is for sending harmful material to a […]

ACLU Not Challenging N. Idaho Chapel Over Gay Marriage

ACLU Not Challenging N. Idaho Chapel Over Gay MarriageUNDATED (AP) – The ACLU of Idaho says it will not challenge a Coeur d’Alene wedding chapel’s refusal to conduct gay marriages because the chapel falls under a religious exemption. A Christian religious rights legal group filed a federal lawsuit against the city contending the chapel could be compelled to perform gay marriages under the […]

Stolen Plastic Horse Found

Stolen Plastic Horse Found(TWIN FALLS, ID) – A life-size plastic horse stolen from a Twin Falls store earlier this week has been recovered. The horse vanished from the roof of Vicker’s Western Store, where it had been since 1962. Owner Jim Vickers says he got a call Thursday morning that the horse was found in Devil’s Corral in […]

Behavioral Crisis Center to Add Jobs

Behavioral Crisis Center to Add Jobs(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Rehabilitation and Health Services in Idaho Falls will be handling social work and clinical services at the Behavioral Health Center. Officials with RHS tell Local News 8 that they’re accepting applications for new positions at the crisis center, and Bonneville County commissioners have already hired a coordinator to oversee the new […]

Cannon Shell Found at Pacific Recycling

Cannon Shell Found at Pacific Recycling(POCATELLO, ID) – An unexploded cannon shell was found at Pacific Recycling in Pocatello Thursday. The Idaho State Journal reports that the live 20mm shell is normally fired out of the Gatling guns of F-15 fighter jets. A bomb squad from Mountain Home Air Force Base was called in to secure the scene. Officials are […]

Call Center Coming to Idaho Falls

Call Center Coming to Idaho Falls(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A new call center is opening up in Idaho Falls. Utah-based Progrexion hopes to add about 150 jobs by the end of the year. KIDK reports that the company already has about 200 people working at a call center in Rexburg. Progrexion helps consumers understand and repair their credit. Site director […]

Pocatello Superintendent to Resign

Pocatello Superintendent to Resign(POCATELLO, ID) – Pocatello School District 25 Superintendent Mary Vagner is stepping down. Her resignation will take effect in June. Administrators say Vagner has been at the helm for nine years, and was Idaho’s Superintendent of the Year in 2012. Officials maintain that Vagner’s resignation has nothing to do with controversies involving basketball coach Laraine […]

Blackfoot Standoff Ends Peacefully

Blackfoot Standoff Ends Peacefully(BLACKFOOT, ID) – A 14-hour standoff in Blackfoot ended peacefully Thursday night. Officials say a man barricaded himself in the Blackbird Seven Fruit and Vegetable building across from Rupe’s Burgers. The standoff began at around 3 a.m. A SWAT team eventually rammed the door of the building and the suspect surrendered at around 5 p.m. […]

Idaho Trucker gets Prison Time in Fatal ND Crash

Idaho Trucker gets Prison Time in Fatal ND CrashMINOT, N.D. (AP) – An Idaho truck driver convicted in a fatal crash in North Dakota has been sentenced to serve three years in prison. A jury in August convicted 58-year-old Clark Christensen, of Shelley, Idaho, of negligent homicide. He initially had faced a more serious charge of manslaughter. Authorities say Christensen was driving a […]

County Approves Budget for Tapp Investigation

County Approves Budget for Tapp Investigation(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Bonneville County is spending $25,000 to hire an independent investigator to review the Angie Dodge murder case. Prosecutor Bruce Pickett says a report issued by Judges for Justice raises several questions about the 1997 conviction of Christopher Tapp. Tapp’s attorney claims his client’s confession was coerced. Pickett hopes the investigation will […]

Woman Charged with Investment Fraud

Woman Charged with Investment Fraud(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls woman has been indicted for her role in an alleged investment fraud scheme. Lois Davis reportedly started the scheme when she lived in St. Anthony. She’s accused of falsely claiming to invest money from her clients, but instead used the funds for personal expenditures. Authorities say 59-year-old Davis […]

Elk Poached in Grand Teton National Park

Elk Poached in Grand Teton National Park(JACKSON, WY) – Two western Wyoming men have admitted to poaching a bull elk in Grand Teton National Park Sunday. Twenty-eight-year-old Rex Geldert and 22-year-old Tyson Lopez, both of Lyman, were intoxicated when they shot the elk early Sunday near Moran Junction. Geldert shot the animal at the request of Lopez as the elk was […]

Pocatello Police Getting New Rifles

Pocatello Police Getting New RiflesPOCATELLO, Idaho (AP) – A southeast Idaho police department is getting a discount on 10 new assault rifles by trading confiscated, turned-in or donated guns to a firearms maker in Boise. The Idaho State Journal reports in a story on Wednesday that the Pocatello Police Department is getting a $3,600 discount from Primary Weapons Systems […]

Typically Quiet Idaho Treasurer Race Heats Up

Typically Quiet Idaho Treasurer Race Heats UpBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho’s normally quiet race for state treasurer is heating up during the last leg of the midterm election as four-term incumbent Ron Crane faces off against political newcomer Deborah Silver. Republican Crane has held the office since 1998 with few viable Democratic opponents. However, this year he’s defending his 16 years […]

Romney Visits Idaho to Stump for Otter, Risch

Romney Visits Idaho to Stump for Otter, RischBOISE, Idaho (AP) – Mitt Romney is stumping for Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter and U.S. Sen. Jim Risch just two years after he won more than 60 percent of the vote in Idaho during the 2012 presidential race. The former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential nominee joined Otter and Risch on Wednesday at a Five […]

Veteran Gets OK to be Buried with Gay Partner

Veteran Gets OK to be Buried with Gay PartnerBOISE, Idaho (AP) – A U.S. Navy Veteran has received permission to be buried with the ashes of her late wife in a southwest Idaho veterans cemetery following the legalization of gay marriage in the state. The Spokesman-Review reports that 74-year-old Madelynn Taylor on Wednesday successfully completed paperwork to be buried at the Idaho State […]

BYU-Idaho Hits Pre-Missionary Enrollment Levels

BYU-Idaho Hits Pre-Missionary Enrollment Levels(REXBURG, ID) – BYU-Idaho enrollment is back to where it was nearly two years ago. School officials say enrollment is up 3.9 percent compared to last year. When the LDS Church lowered its age requirements for men and women to serve missions, enrollment dropped about 10 percent. Spokesman Marc Stevens says flexibility in scheduling made […]

Bus Cameras Target Illegal Passers

Bus Cameras Target Illegal Passers(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Those who pass stopped school buses could face fines and a trip to court. KPVI reports that buses in the Bonneville School District are equipped with cameras, which can identify drivers who disregard stop arms when they’re deployed. Passing a stopped bus is a misdemeanor that requires a mandatory court date. […]

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