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American Falls Mom Wants Dog Declared Vicious

American Falls Mom Wants Dog Declared Vicious

(AMERICAN FALLS, ID)  - An American Falls woman wants the dog who bit her son to be declared vicious. Katrina Evans tells Local News 8 that her 17-year-old son, Robert Odom, was bit by a pit bull-mastiff mix during a party July 5. Evans asked the city council to act, but authorities say it’s up […]

Earthquake Hits Teton Valley

Earthquake Hits Teton Valley

(DRIGGS, ID) – A small earthquake rattled parts of eastern Idaho Thursday night.   Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey say the magnitude 3.1 temblor struck the Teton Valley just after 5:30 p.m., about four miles north of Driggs. Several residents reported feeling the quake, but no damage was reported. The valley is considered to […]

Reed’s Dairy Issues Recall

Reed’s Dairy Issues Recall

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Reed’s Dairy has issued a recall on certain milk products.  All half-gallon containers of one percent milk with a code date of July 30 printed near the bottom can be exchanged or returned for a refund. Officials say those containers were sold this week at their store on West Broadway in […]

Vigil Honors 2 Victims of Logan Murder-Suicide

Vigil Honors 2 Victims of Logan Murder-Suicide

  SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Dozens of people gathered outside a Logan apartment to honor two young people killed there in a murder-suicide earlier this week. Relatives joined Utah State University students and Logan police at a candlelight vigil Tuesday night in memory of 19-year-old Mackenzie Madden and 25-year-old Johnathon Sadler. Authorities say 23-year-old […]

New Exhibit Comes to Natural History Museum

New Exhibit Comes to Natural History Museum

(POCATELLO, ID) – A new exhibit has arrived at the Idaho Museum of Natural History in Pocatello. “When Giants Roamed” features the skeletons of mammoths, camels, bison, and giant sloths that once inhabited eastern Idaho and the Snake River Plain. The displays feature some artifacts dating back as far as 45 million years. The museum […]

Sheep Station to Remain Open

Sheep Station to Remain Open

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Republican Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho says a sheep research facility on the Idaho-Montana border will remain open. Simpson in a statement on Wednesday says the chairman of a House agriculture appropriations subcommittee denied a move to close the facility by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack […]

ACLU Calls on Boise State to Fix Event Policies

ACLU Calls on Boise State to Fix Event Policies

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – The American Civil Liberties Union of Idaho has joined the Idaho Freedom Foundation urging Boise State University to reconsider its on-campus event policies. Earlier this month, IFF officials said they were willing to pursue all options, including a lawsuit, against BSU unless the school revises its event polices. The IFF objects […]

Subway Launches “Playin’ it Safe” Campaign

Subway Launches “Playin’ it Safe” Campaign

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Area law enforcement agencies are teaming up with Subway Restaurants for the “Playin’ Safe” campaign. KIDK reports that starting July 21, Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputies and Pocatello Police will be handing out $3 Subway cash cards to kids they find playing safely. That includes riding a bike with a helmet on, crossing […]

Rexburg Residents Recover from Flood

Rexburg Residents Recover from Flood

(REXBURG, ID) - Tuesday’s torrential downpour has left some Rexburg residents scratching their heads about what to do next.  The storm’s hail damage left several farmers with hundreds of thousands of dollars in open insurance claims. Some homeowners say the city of Rexburg is partly to blame for not having adequate measures in place to keep a […]

Wildfire Burns 600 Acres in Bannock County

Wildfire Burns 600 Acres in Bannock County

  (ARIMO, ID) – A wildfire in south Bannock County has burned more than 600 acres.  The Cambridge Fire, which started shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday, is located about seven miles southeast of Arimo. It is believed to have been caused by lightning strikes, and is being fueled by dry grass, sagebrush, and juniper. At least […]

Budweiser Clydesdales Coming to Town

Budweiser Clydesdales Coming to Town

(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  –  Watkins Distributing would like to welcome the public to come view the Budweiser Clydesdale team on Saturday July 19th at Snake River Landing. The Clydesdales will begin at 1:00 and parade through the landing & will be available for photos until 3:00.On April 7, 1933, August A Busch, Jr. and Adolphus Busch […]

Coeur d’Alene Had Top Score for Crisis Center Awarded to Idaho Falls

Coeur d’Alene Had Top Score for Crisis Center Awarded to Idaho Falls

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) – Northern Idaho lawmakers opposing a bill to fund three mental health crisis centers is part of the reason Coeur d’Alene didn’t get a $1.5 million behavioral-health crisis center. Information obtained by the Coeur d’Alene Press (http://bit.ly/1jxuOVR) through a public records request shows that a committee gave the city a higher […]

Ping Pongs Accidentally Dropped on Highway

Ping Pongs Accidentally Dropped on Highway

  BLACKFOOT, Idaho (AP) – A pilot who dropped 3,000 pingpong balls that were redeemable for prizes missed a crowd assembled for the stunt and instead hit a nearby interstate. Organizers immediately called off the contest. Aaron Moon and helpers on Saturday told revelers at Blackfoot Pride Days not to risk retrieving the pingpong balls […]

Former Gov. Andrus Recovering after Cancer Surgery

Former Gov. Andrus Recovering after Cancer Surgery

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – Former Idaho Gov. Cecil Andrus says doctors removed part of his right lung earlier this month after finding a malignant tumor. Andrus tells the Idaho Statesman in a story on Monday that doctors found no sign of any other cancer after the five-hour surgery on July 3 and there are no […]

Wildfires Leaving Eastern Idaho Hazy

Wildfires Leaving Eastern Idaho Hazy

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Several regional fires are leaving a smoky haze throughout eastern Idaho. Officials with the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality tell Local News 8 that the smoke is coming from smaller fires in central Idaho, and could also be drifting in from larger blazes in Canada and Oregon. Those with respiratory problems […]

Jackson Airport Remains Busy

Jackson Airport Remains Busy

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) – The busiest airport in Wyoming is on track to have its busiest year on record. Nearly 33,000 people boarded a commercial jet at the Jackson Hole Airport in June. That’s up 8 percent compared to the same month a year ago. The number of air travelers taking off from Jackson Hole […]

Idaho Ends FY 2014 with Balanced Budget

Idaho Ends FY 2014 with Balanced Budget

  BOISE, Idaho (AP) – State officials say Idaho closed the 2014 fiscal year with $7.2 million more than anticipated. The Idaho Division of Financial Management reports that June’s general fund receipts of $294.4 million were $8.4 million above economists’ projections. Overall, last month’s boost helped raise the final fiscal year totals to $2.81 billion. […]

Idaho Gas Prices Soar

Idaho Gas Prices Soar

(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Gas prices around the Gem State are soaring. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is now $3.77, about two cents higher than it was at this time last year, and about 15 cents higher than it was a month ago. Idaho Falls and Pocatello are both about 10 […]

Horse Hurt in Highway Collision

Horse Hurt in Highway Collision

(LAVA HOT SPRINGS, ID) – A horse was hurt in a collision along U.S. Highway 30 near Lava Hot Springs Tuesday night. Idaho State Police say someone was riding the horse when it was hit by a car just outside of town shortly before 10 p.m. Neither the driver or the rider were hurt in […]

Storm Floods Rexburg

Storm Floods Rexburg

(REXBURG, ID) – Several Rexburg homes and businesses were flooded during heavy rains Tuesday evening. Police say nearly two inches of rain fell on the city, with extensive flood damage reported along Main Street and Pioneer Road. A natural floodplain cuts diagonally through the city, and dozens of basement apartments adjacent to the BYU-Idaho campus […]

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