ISU hearing study pays participants who enter

Idaho State University's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has received funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to determine age-related changes in the middle ear function. And with that funding, researchers are planning to pay participants who enter. 

Broken medical device leaks mercury, prompts evacuation

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The Pocatello Fire Department responded to a hazmat situation Friday after a medical device broke and leaked mercury.

Pocatello City Council to consider changing zoo name

At Thursday’s Pocatello City Council Study Session, the Council will be asked to consider a name change for the Pocatello Zoo.

Update: Second suspect in armed robbery case arrested

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Update: The Idaho Falls Police Department and the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office have arrested the man they say robbed another man at gun point earlier this year.

Anaya agrees to plea deal in kidnapping case

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The Bonneville County Prosecutor has negotiated a plea agreement with Faustino A. Anaya. He appeared for criminal mediation Friday.

Idaho panel introduces public records exemption bill

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A bill that would allow public utilities to keep blueprints and other documents secret from the public has passed is first hurdle in the Idaho Legislature.

Update: Misdemeanor battery charge against David Hadley dropped.

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Update: The misdemeanor battery charge against former Shelley High School Athletic Director David Hadley has now been dropped.

Judge denies bid to halt Yellowstone bison slaughter

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A federal judge has denied a request to halt the planned capture and slaughter of bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park.

Madison County Sheriff Roy Klingler not running for re-election

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Madison County Sheriff Roy Klingler says he will not be seeking re-election for office in 2016. Klingler cited an recent accident and resulting injuries as part of his decision not to run for re-election.

Nuclear waste cleanup contract given to Fluor Idaho, LLC

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The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that they have awarded a nuclear waste cleanup contract to Fluor Idaho, LLC to address the removal of waste from the Idaho National Laboratory site.

Teton County Sheriff's Office makes 5-year-old's birthday wish come true

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Who says birthday wishes can't come true? The Teton County Sheriff's Office granted the wish of a 5-year-old boy come true when they gave him a ride in one of their vehicles.

Review: Errors led to parole of man who later killed officer

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The Utah Department of Corrections says communication breakdowns led a parole board to release a man from prison who later killed a police officer despite his recent arrest on drug and weapons charges.

Avalanche in Grand Teton National Park injures man

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A Jackson resident has been injured after a wind slab avalanche in Grand Teton National Park partially buried him.

Proposal would shift ISP funds to Idaho roads, bridges

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The Idaho State Police budget would see a dramatic $16.7 million drop in funding under a new bill headed to the Senate floor. Instead, those funds would be shift to repair the state's aging roads and bridges.

Speed trap in Utah generates 40 percent of city's money

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A small town in northern Utah generates almost 40 percent of the money in its general fund from speeding ticket fines.

Utah lawmaker: Pornography a public health crisis

A Republican state senator in Utah is pushing a resolution to declare pornography a public health crisis.

Wyoming sees record number of tourists in 2015

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Wyoming attracted a record number of tourists — and their money — in 2015.

Sculptor's work showcased throughout the nation

Daniel Borup, Sculptor

You can find Daniel Borup's work all over Idaho and in different places throughout the country. His ultimate dream is to see his work in galleries such as those in Carmel, California. 

Addressing the problems with high-traffic intersections

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We all know where those traffic choke points are. Often we go to great lengths to avoid them. Almost every city of a decent size has that one area of traffic. Some in particular stand out as being particularly awful, especially during rush hour.

Students learn from professional puppeteers

Salzburg Marionette Theater held a workshop for Brigham Young University-Idaho theater students.

Winter weather not the only cause of slide-offs

People travel everyday on the highways and still going the speed limits, regardless of how bad the weather is. But there's another cause to slide-offs other than icy weather. 

Idaho Water Resource Board set recharge objectives

The Idaho Water Resource Board is working to move access water from the Eastern Snake River out onto the plains to recharge the aquifer.

Governor's auction may auction more big game tags

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The Idaho Fish and Game Commission discusses whether or not to auction off more big-game tags at the governor's auction. 

Sub shop donates to first responders

Firehouse Subs made donations to local police and fire departments as part of the fast food chain's Public Safety Foundation.

Ape at Utah zoo predicts Panthers to win Super Bowl

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An ape at the Salt Lake City zoo has predicted the Carolina Panthers will win the Super Bowl.

Utah lawmakers debate 2 medical marijuana proposals Thursday

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Lawmakers on Thursday will debate two programs that seek to allow more people to use marijuana products to treat medical conditions.

Utah lawmaker wants to revive polygamy ban with revisions

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In the wake of a court decision that de-criminalized polygamy in Utah, a state lawmaker wants to revive the ban on living with multiple so-called spiritual wives.

Policy for public access to Legislature is established

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The State Building Commission has approved a temporary policy that will allow fewer opportunities for the public to lobby state lawmakers over the next three years.

New bill would allow ISP to use unmarked patrol vehicles

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An Idaho Senate panel has taken the first step to allow Idaho State Police officers to use unmarked patrol vehicles for traffic law enforcement.

Highway 26 closes temporarily for elk migration

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US Highway 26 near Ririe was closed for about ten minutes Thursday morning while a herd of about 100 elk crossed the road.

Truck falls off of I-15, driver walks away with just minor injuries

Truck falls off I-15 in accident near Inkom

The driver of a pickup truck walked away with just minor injuries after an accident caused by slippery road conditions near Inkom.

Local doctor fights to break Medicaid gap

Local Doctor Fights to Break Medicaid Gap

 A local doctor claims Idaho lawmakers are responsible for 1,000 deaths. Lawmakers refuse to vote on sending a Medicaid expansion measure forward.

Idaho 20/20: Improving lawmaking by using just the facts

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A team of business leaders in Idaho have banded together and founded a new policy group called Idaho 20/20. They intend to improve lawmaking in the state by using just the facts.

Rexburg woman shares why she created Walmart petition

Rexburg woman shares why she created Walmart petition

Cindy Lemon, who started a petition to have the Walmart Supercenter in Rexburg close on Sundays, is getting some backlash on the issue.

Phone scam is costing businesses

A phone scam is asking employees to test their fire suppression systems. 

BYU-Idaho reaches largest winter semester enrollment in school history

Enrollment numbers are the highest they've ever been for a winter semester at Brigham Young University-Idaho according to a press release sent out by the school.

Old bus station may be restored

The Historic Preservation Commission is hoping to restore the old Greyhound bus station in Pocatello.

1,100 children die each year from burns and fires

During this week of National Burn Awareness Week, the Pocatello Fire Dept. has offered education and safety tips on how to stay burn-free from everyday activities. 

Newly released details explain how Jamaican man died from hypothermia

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The Teton County Sheriff's office has released more details about the circumstances that led up to a Jamaican man's death by the side of a Jackson Road.

Man ordered to trial in shootout after crash

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An Idaho man accused of shooting at emergency crews after his car crashed into a natural gas line in northern Utah is set to stand trial on an attempted murder charge.

Police investigate possible homicide in Twin Falls

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Police are investigating the death of a 38-year-old man in downtown Twin Falls as a possible homicide.

Idaho House OKs bill to block local plastic bag bans

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Cities and counties in Idaho would need state approval to enforce plastic bag bans under a new proposal currently making its way through the Idaho Statehouse.

Homeowners association prohibits yew plants after elk deaths

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A central Idaho homeowners association is taking steps to eliminate a poisonous plant that has been killing elk in the area.

Officer's ear sliced in half during Salt Lake City arrest

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A police officer in Salt Lake City has been hospitalized after part of his ear was cut off during an arrest.

Idaho Water Resource board lays out aquifer recharge plans

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The Idaho Water Resource Board hopes to recharge 80,000 acre-feet of water into the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer this winter.


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