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Colorado Man Identified as Pilot Killed in Collision

Colorado Man Identified as Pilot Killed in Collision

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Authorities have released the name of a Colorado pilot killed in a midair collision involving two small private planes in central Idaho. Valley County Coroner Nathan Hess on Thursday told the Idaho Statesman that 45-year-old Michael A. Bond died in the Monday morning crash about 30 miles east of Cascade. Authorities […]

AMBER ALERT FOR ETHAN AND HANNA ANDERSON

AMBER ALERT FOR ETHAN AND HANNA ANDERSON

AMBER ALERT: UPDATE 8/9/13 12:10pm Ada County Sheriff PIO Andrea Dearden has reported that a car matching the description related to San Diego Amber Alert was found in the River of No Return Wilderness area in Cascade, Idaho. The area is extremely remote and investigators may have to accessit with helicopter or via horseback. There […]

Man Who Shot Burglar Makes Plea Deal

Man Who Shot Burglar Makes Plea Deal

(LAYTON, UT)  —  A Layton , Utah  man who was arrested after shooting at a man who burglarized his home has reached a plea deal with prosecutors. Clare Niederhauser agreed to a lessened charge of a class B misdemeanor for discharging his weapon within city limits. He will also have to pay $700 in fines […]

Logan Man Dies After Hit With Stun Gun

Logan Man Dies After Hit With Stun Gun

(LOGAN, UT)  —   A Logan, Utah man died Thursday after he was hit with a stun gun twice in less than five hours. Police responded to a report of a man screaming outside his home. Officials say the man was yelling at what he thought was “Satan.” He was then tased after he claimed to […]

Wyoming Bill Pushes for Bible Study in Class

Wyoming Bill Pushes for Bible Study in Class

(CHEYENNE, WY)  —   Wyoming lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it clear that public schools have the right to teach classes about the Bible.  The measure’s proponents say it would make high school classes on the Bible available as electives, though the classes can’t be used for devotional purposes, and wouldn’t advocate for […]

Icy Weather Closes SLC Airport, Flights Diverted to Idaho

Icy Weather Closes SLC Airport, Flights Diverted to Idaho

(SALT LAKE CITY, UT)  —  A major winter storm in Salt Lake City has created dozens of accidents as the streets and freeways are like a sheet of ice.  A Frontier Airlines jet slid on the taxiway at the SLC International Airport.  There were no reported injuries.    All runways there have been closed and […]

Environmental Group Buys Hoback Oil Leases

Environmental Group Buys Hoback Oil Leases

(JACKSON, Wyo.) – An environmental group is buying more than 58,000 acres of oil leases in the Upper Hoback Basin in western Wyoming. The Trust for Public Land raised nearly $9 million for the project, which purchased the land from the Plains Exploration and Production Company. Officials say they worked for nearly a decade to […]

WYDOT Plans Improvements on Teton Pass

WYDOT Plans Improvements on Teton Pass

(JACKSON, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Department of Transportation has announced plans to make Teton Pass a little safer for truck drivers. Local News 8 reports two arrester systems will be installed on the east side of the pass near Wilson. The systems will feature a series of nets designed to catch runaway trucks. Still, budgeting […]

Wyoming Braces for New Colorado Marijuana Law

Wyoming Braces for New Colorado Marijuana Law

(CASPER, Wyo.) – Marijuana crimes are expected to rise in Wyoming following the recent legalization of the drug in Colorado. Officials predict increased drug traffic through the state because of Colorado’s new law, which legalized the drug for anyone over the age of 21. Wyoming lawmakers aren’t expected to change existing drug laws in the […]

Snowboarder Hurt in Jackson Hole

Snowboarder Hurt in Jackson Hole

(JACKSON, Wyo.) – A snowboarder suffered a serious head injury in a crash at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Sunday. Officials say the man went off a cliff on Rendezvous Mountain and crashed into a rocky outcropping. Ski patrollers were on the scene within minutes and the man was rushed to a clinic in Teton […]

Jackson Bank Robbed on Monday

Jackson Bank Robbed on Monday

(JACKSON, Wyo.) – A Jackson bank was robbed shortly after noon Monday. Police say a man who goes by the name “Charlie” walked into the US Bank on Powderhorn Lane and demanded cash. After securing an undisclosed amount of money, the man left in a blue SUV. The suspect is a white male, 6’2” tall, […]

Group Offering Weapons Training for Utah Teachers

Group Offering Weapons Training for Utah Teachers

(SALT LAKE CITY) – A Utah organization is offering free concealed weapons permit training for teachers in the Beehive State. The Utah Shooting Sports Council is holding the course today at the Maverick Center in West Valley City. As one of only two states to allow properly-permitted teachers to carry weapons on school grounds, the […]

Montana Man Arrested for Threatening Wyo. School

Montana Man Arrested for Threatening Wyo. School

(MISSOULA, Mont.) – A Montana man is in custody after he allegedly made threats against a school in Gillette, Wyo. Erik Sven Wengren, 19, used Facebook to claim that he was going to come to the school and shoot people. He also responded to the inquiries of students by claiming that he was serious. He […]

Teton County Wyo. Commissioners Oppose Forest Merger

Teton County Wyo. Commissioners Oppose Forest Merger

(JACKSON, Wyo.) – Commissioners in Teton County, Wyo., and the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance are voicing concerns about a potential merger between the Caribou-Targhee and Bridger-Teton national forests. The merger could save taxpayers millions of dollars, but opponents don’t like the idea of moving the supervisor’s office away from Jackson. Federal officials are expected to […]

Police Kill Man Who Stabbed Woman in Parking Lot

Police Kill Man Who Stabbed Woman in Parking Lot

(SALT LAKE CITY) – Police in the Salt Lake City suburb of Taylorsville shot and killed a man Thursday morning that was holding a woman hostage at knife point. Authorities say officers shot the man to disarm him in a parking lot when it became apparent that he would likely kill the woman. The shooting […]

Group Seeking Wolf Buffer Zone

Group Seeking Wolf Buffer Zone

(YELLOWSTONE, N.P.) – Wildlife activists are asking Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead to create a buffer zone around Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks to reduce the number of wolves killed in the region. Nearly 60 wolves have been killed in the state since federal protections for wolves were lifted in October. Advocates believe there are […]

FBI Offers Reward in Honey Bun Bank Heist

FBI Offers Reward in Honey Bun Bank Heist

(SALT LAKE CITY) – A pair of robbers used glazed pastries while holding up a bank in Utah earlier this week. Salt Lake City Police say the pair held up a Zions Bank using Honey Buns. The robbers allegedly placed a package inside the bank covered with blue wrapping paper that they claimed was a […]

KSL Pulls Gun Classifieds

KSL Pulls Gun Classifieds

(SALT LAKE CITY) – KSL has temporarily suspended firearms sales on its popular classifieds website. Company managers say the move came out of respect for the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting, which raised broad questions about the site’s largely unregulated gun sales. Other companies have made similar decisions in recent days. Dick’s Sporting Goods […]

Harvests Down at National Elk Refuge

Harvests Down at National Elk Refuge

(JACKSON, Wyo.) – The number of elk killed during this year’s hunt in the National Elk Refuge is the lowest on record. Hunters killed 87 elk this year, less than half of the average of 180 killed each year over the past two decades. Last year’s hunt killed only 110. Wildlife biologists say it’s possible […]

Utah Funeral Set for Conn. Shooting Victim

Utah Funeral Set for Conn. Shooting Victim

(OGDEN, Utah) – Officials for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints say funeral services for a girl killed in last week’s school shooting in Connecticut will be held later this week in Utah. The body of 6-year-old Emilie Parker will be brought back to Ogden today, with funeral services set for Saturday at […]

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