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Overall Crime Rate Down Slightly in Idaho

Overall Crime Rate Down Slightly in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho law enforcement officials say the state’s overall crime rate declined slightly for the second year in a row but the number of drug violations and assaults on police officers climbed in 2013. According to the Idaho State Police’s annual crime report, the number of reported hate crimes decreased more than […]

Pocatello City Council Calls for Audit

Pocatello City Council Calls for Audit

(POCATELLO, ID) – The Pocatello City Council has called for an audit of the Street Department. The council issued a statement on Mondayexpressing frustration about the lack of transparency involved in an ongoing investigation regarding Mayor Brian Blad. The mayor authorized the use of city equipment and supplies to pave streets in other southeast Idaho communities, […]

Jackson Lawyer Loses License

Jackson Lawyer Loses License

(JACKSON, WY) – A Jackson attorney has lost her license to practice law for the next three years.  On Monday, the Wyoming Supreme Court ruled that Andrea Richard failed to properly respond to requests for evidence and didn’t follow procedural rules or court orders. The court cited seven cases in which Richard made errors that […]

Asmus to Pursue Lawsuit Against Snake River

Asmus to Pursue Lawsuit Against Snake River

(BLACKFOOT, ID) – Tenured Snake River High School science teacher Elaine Asmus is considering a lawsuit to keep her job. Asmus, who was put on probation earlier this year following a dispute with a co-worker, asked the school board to review the terms of her probation before renewing her contract. KIDK reports that the school […]

Idaho Falls Bike Shop Burglarized

Idaho Falls Bike Shop Burglarized

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Two boys are in custody and another is at large after a burglary at Dave’s Bike Shop in Idaho Falls. The incident happened early Sunday morning. Police recovered an estimated $2,000 in cash and a laptop. The back door to the business on West Broadway was shattered. Two suspects, aged 16 and 12, […]

Areva Building New INL Facility

Areva Building New INL Facility

  (IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Areva has announced plans to build a new, $34 million waste disposal facility at the Idaho National Laboratory. Officials confirmed Monday that the building will be constructed near the Advanced Test Reactor Complex, replacing a waste-disposal site currently in use. The building will be designed over the next year, with construction slated […]

Fort Hall Crash Blocks Freeway

Fort Hall Crash Blocks Freeway

(FORT HALL, ID) – A crash in Fort Hall blocked northbound traffic along I-15 for more than an hour Monday afternoon. Idaho State Police say 52-year-old Bertrand DeSilva of Yorba Linda, California lost control of his 2007 Winnebago and overturned. He and three passengers, including two young children, were taken by ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center. Traffic […]

Feds Seeking Comment on Sheep Station

Feds Seeking Comment on Sheep Station

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Federal officials are seeking public comments about whether to keep open a sheep research facility that has operated for about a century on the Idaho-Montana border near Yellowstone National Park. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is holding listening sessions on Wednesday and Thursday concerning the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station near Dubois […]

Sportsman’s Warehouse Opening in Pocatello

Sportsman’s Warehouse Opening in Pocatello

(POCATELLO, ID) – Sportsman’s Warehouse is coming back to the Gate City. Store Manager Jamie Rietmann tells Local News 8 that the store will hold its grand opening on August 11. The company had previously had a store where Dick’s Sporting Goods is now located. The new store is located next to Fred Meyer on […]

Sho-Ban Festival Celebrating 51 Years

Sho-Ban Festival Celebrating 51 Years

(FORT HALL, ID) – The 51st-annual Shoshone-Bannock Festival kicks off this week. The Bannock Reunion starts today, followed by two parades on Thursday morning. Organizers anticipate that more than ten thousand people will take part in this year’s festivities, including several drummers and dancers from around the U.S. and Canada. U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson will be […]

Former MSNBC Reporter Headlining Dem Fundraiser

Former MSNBC Reporter Headlining Dem Fundraiser

(POCATELLO, ID) – Former MSNBC reporter David Neiwert will headline a fundraiser for Democratic congressional candidate Richard Stallings this week. The Idaho State Journal reports that Neiwert, whose work on hate groups is nationally-recognized, is a fourth-generation Idahoan who grew up in Idaho Falls. The banquet will take place on Thursday, August 7th at the […]

College Student Numbers Dropping

College Student Numbers Dropping

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – The number of Idaho high school graduates going on to pursue a college education is dropping. Experts tell Local News 8 that about 56 percent of students in Bonneville County are enrolling in postsecondary courses, a rate that is nearly identical to the state average. The Albertson Foundation is hoping to […]

Yates Elected GOP Chair

Yates Elected GOP Chair

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls man will serve as the new chairman of the state Republican Party. Businessman Steve Yates was elected by a secret ballot at a meeting in Boise on Saturday, following several weeks of infighting and lawsuits among former state leaders. Yates defeated Mike Duff of Blackfoot and Doug Pickett […]

Base Jumper Killed in Canyon

Base Jumper Killed in Canyon

(JEROME, ID) – A BASE jumper died in south-central Idaho over the weekend. The accident happened Friday evening when the jumper’s parachute failed to properly deploy. The man, whose name has not been released, attempted to jump the Snake River Canyon near Shoshone Falls. Witnesses say the parachute became tangled and the man struck boulders […]

Fatal Crash Near Idaho Falls

Fatal Crash Near Idaho Falls

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A California man was killed in a crash along I-15 south of Idaho Falls Sunday morning. Idaho State Police say 66-year-old Roger Gibson of Grass Valley was headed southbound on a motorcycle when he lost control of his bike, overcorrected, and struck a guardrail. The accident happened shortly before 9 a.m. […]

Idaho GOP Plans to Elect New Leader Saturday

Idaho GOP Plans to Elect New Leader Saturday

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Idaho Republicans are poised to elect a new party leader after spending months entrenched in political infighting over who should have control of the state’s GOP. The state central committee, which serves as the Republican Party’s governing body, will meet Saturday in Boise to vote on new party officers, including a […]

Man Shot by Stranded Motorist

Man Shot by Stranded Motorist

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) – Police in southwest Idaho say a 39-year-old man reported being shot by a stranded driver Thursday morning after he stopped to help. The man reported the shooting north of Caldwell occurred at about 2 a.m. when he stopped to assist a person in a silver truck. The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office […]

El Nino Could Impact Farmers Next Year

El Nino Could Impact Farmers Next Year

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – El Nino will impact farming conditions around eastern Idaho next spring. The National Weather Service reports that it will likely reduce the snowpack in higher elevations, meaning that more water will be stored in Jackson and Palisades over the winter, then moved downriver to fill American Falls next summer. Experts tell […]

Poll: Otter Ahead of Balukoff

Poll: Otter Ahead of Balukoff

(BOISE, ID) – Gov. Butch Otter has a solid lead in the polls ahead of Election Day in November.   A CBS/New York Times poll conducted in July shows that 56 percent of those surveyed would vote to elect Otter to his third term, while only 34 percent would punch the ticket for Boise businessman […]

Officer Taze Man Who Asked For It

Officer Taze Man Who Asked For It

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) – A south-central Idaho man who authorities say refused police commands and taunted police by telling them to use a stun gun on him got exactly that. The Times-News reports that 23-year-old Michael K. Brubaker of Twin Falls earlier this week pleaded not guilty to resisting or obstructing officers and battery […]

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