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Area Missionary Dies in Nicaragua

Area Missionary Dies in Nicaragua

(JACKSON, WY) – A Jackson Hole woman died on a mission trip in Nicaragua last week.  Karen Colclough of Wilson was serving her second mission for the Presbyterian Church in Jackson. After Colclough failed to show up for a dinner appointment Friday night, team members began coordinating search and rescue operations, which ended when her […]

Teens Lose Six Family Members in Mexico Crash

Teens Lose Six Family Members in Mexico Crash

(BURLEY, ID) – A southern Idaho high schooler is now taking care of two brothers after losing six family members in a car accident in Mexico. Nineteen-year-old Jasmin Gomez of Paul lost her mother, brother, sister-in-law, and three nieces in February when a drunk driver hit their car. Gomez, who has had to take two […]

Another Earthquake Hits Custer County

Another Earthquake Hits Custer County

(CHALLIS, ID) – A magnitude 4.4 earthquake hit the Challis area Monday afternoon. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the temblor hitting a rural area about 14 miles north of Challis at 2:16 p.m. Monday’s tremor was the latest in a swarm of seismic activity in recent weeks, which included a magnitude 4.9 quake on Saturday. […]

Explosive Material Found at Park

Explosive Material Found at Park

(REXBURG, ID) – Authorities are investigating an explosive substance that was found at Beaver Dick Park west of Rexburg Sunday.  A man reportedly found some material and threw it in the water where it exploded. On Monday, deputies found more explosive material and immediately notified the Idaho Falls Bomb Team before proceeding. Experts say it […]

Stallings Opens Campaign HQ in Pocatello

Stallings Opens Campaign HQ in Pocatello

(POCATELLO, ID) – Former U.S. Rep. Richard Stallings is opening up his campaign headquarters in Pocatello Wednesday. Stallings, who served in the House from 1985 to 1993, is the leading Democratic nominee to represent Idaho’s 2nd Congressional District. The headquarters at 600 East Oak will also hold the eastern Idaho offices of all statewide Democratic […]

Rexburg Man Sentenced for Illegal Firearm Sales

Rexburg Man Sentenced for Illegal Firearm Sales

(REXBURG, ID) – A Rexburg man will serve two years in federal prison for illegally selling firearms, among other charges.  Fifty-nine-year-old Harold Baker is accused of selling at least eight guns, along with ammunition and methamphetamine, to a person he knew was legally barred from possessing firearms. The alleged sales occurred between May and July […]

Man Charged With Theft

Man Charged With Theft

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls man has been linked to the theft of at least four snowmobiles.  Thirty-four-year-old James Williams is accused of taking a truck with a snowplow and a loaded snowmobile trailer from B&K Professional Services in the 800-block of Mercury in Idaho Falls last November. Williams was arrested on six […]

Jerky Company Breaks Ground in Shelley

Jerky Company Breaks Ground in Shelley

(SHELLEY, ID) – Golden Valley Natural broke ground on a new multi-million-dollar facility in Shelley Monday. The meat production company, which already has a plant in Idaho Falls, will expand its jerky making operation through a 200,000-square-foot building that could bring as many as 200 new jobs to the area. Executives say they’re already accepting […]

Hit-and-Run Suspect Arrested

Hit-and-Run Suspect Arrested

(MCCAMMON, ID) – A man has been arrested in connection with a near-fatal hit-and-run in McCammon last week.  Authorities identified 38-year-old Chancy Lancaster of Arimo as the person allegedly responsible for hitting a man who was jogging along Center Street Thursday afternoon. Lancaster reportedly fled the scene after striking 48-year-old Mark Haddock with his SUV. […]

Another Earthquake Strikes Challis

Another Earthquake Strikes Challis

(CHALLIS, ID) – A magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit central Idaho Saturday night, the strongest of its kind since 2005. More than 20 small temblors have hit the area north of Challis in the past two weeks. Residents reported having picture frames and other items rattle off of walls, but no significant damage otherwise. Geologists say […]

Teen Breaks into Neighbor’s Home

Teen Breaks into Neighbor’s Home

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – An Idaho Falls teen was arrested early Friday after he was caught breaking into a neighbor’s home. Police say 18-year-old Chance Pettingill attempted to enter a home on the 300-block of Sunterra Drive around 3:40 a.m. The homeowner found Pettingill in a window well and held him at bay with a […]

Jackson Landslide Inching Toward Homes, Businesses

Jackson Landslide Inching Toward Homes, Businesses

(JACKSON, WY) – A slumping hillside in Jackson is continuing to threaten several homes and businesses. Following a disaster declaration by the town council last week, officials determined that the mass of rock and soil is slowly creeping about two inches per day. About 60 people have been evacuated so far, and a Red Cross […]

Bodies Found in Separate Incidents in Bannock County

Bodies Found in Separate Incidents in Bannock County

(POCATELLO, ID) – Bannock County authorities are working to determine what took the life of two women in separate incidents Thursday.  Reports indicate that a body was found inside a vehicle in the Mink Creek area just after 7 p.m. A preliminary investigation concluded that the woman may have taken her own life. Around the […]

Jogger Injured in Hit-and-Run

Jogger Injured in Hit-and-Run

(MCCAMMON, ID) – A jogger was injured during a hit-and-run in McCammon Thursday afternoon. Idaho State Police say 48-year-old Mark Haddock was jogging southbound along Center Street when he was hit by what they believe was a dark-colored SUV. Haddock was taken by ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center. The vehicle sustained front-end damage and is […]

City of Jackson Declares State of Emergency

City of Jackson Declares State of Emergency

(JACKSON, WY) – Several more families in Jackson have been asked to evacuate their homes as a landslide continues to threaten neighborhoods on the west end of town. On Thursday, the Jackson Town Council declared a state of emergency, freeing up thousands of dollars to help stabilize the hillside near Budge Drive. A business evacuation […]

Pocatello Getting Semi-Pro Baseball Team

Pocatello Getting Semi-Pro Baseball Team

(POCATELLO, ID) – Pocatello is getting a semi-professional baseball team. The Gate City Grays could be cracking bats at Halliwell Park this summer, provided that a schedule can be arranged with the American Legion. Terry Fredrickson, who has been making arrangements for the team to play, says the Grays are just below the minor leagues […]

Smith Declines Debate with Simpson

Smith Declines Debate with Simpson

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Attorney Bryan Smith has declined an invitation to debate incumbent U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson in Idaho Falls. The debate would’ve been put on by the City Club, which has held political forums since 2007. Smith says he didn’t want to debate Simpson because of the City Club’s choice for a moderator, […]

Another Earthquake Reported Near Challis

Another Earthquake Reported Near Challis

(CHALLIS, ID) – Another earthquake hit central Idaho early Thursday. A magnitude 4.1 temblor was reported just before 6:30 a.m. about nine miles northwest of Challis. Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey say it was the largest quake to hit the area in recent weeks, with about a dozen small rumblings since mid-March. No structural […]

Yellowstone to Upgrade Power Grid

Yellowstone to Upgrade Power Grid

(WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT) – Yellowstone National Park officials have signed off on a plan to make improvements to the park’s electrical grid. The proposal calls for new electrical towers for transferring more power to substations. Spokesman Al Nash says an increased demand for electricity has caused some power outages over the past few years, stressing […]

Pocatello Convenience Store Robbed

Pocatello Convenience Store Robbed

  (POCATELLO, ID) – A Pocatello convenience store was robbed early Wednesday.  The robbery happened at about 3:30 a.m. at the Jackson’s Food Store on Pocatello Creek Road. The suspect entered the store and demanded cash and merchandise, fleeing the scene before police arrived. He’s described as white, in his early 20s, between 5’7″ and […]

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