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Fire burning north of Salmon at 320 acres

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The Comet fire north of Salmon was possibly sparked by lightning.

Gewarges back in court for sexual abuse of a minor

Julie Gewarges was back in court Wednesday on charges of sexual abuse of a minor.

Courtroom named to honor retiring county clerk Ron Longmore

Longmore retires

7th District Bonneville County elected clerk Ron Longmore was honored Wednesday with a retirement ceremony at the Bonneville County Court house.

Madison Memorial teams up with Huntsman Cancer Institute on clinic

Madison Memorial teams up with Huntsman Cancer Institute

Madison Memorial Hospital and the the Huntsman Cancer Institute have teamed up to better provide cancer patients with convenient and closer services.

Local twins' clothing line featured in Western Horse & Gun magazine

Local twins are featured in this month's issue of Western Horse & Gun. Caryl and Cheryl Wilson are profiled for their western-inspired clothing line.

Wildfire preparedness kits given to Pocatello community

Allstate Insurance says about 85 percent of people are not prepared for a disaster. The insurance company is helping the community take charge to be less vulnerable to wildfires.

Update: Box Canyon fire nearly contained, burned 21 acres

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Update: The Bureau of Land Management says that the Box Canyon fire burning near Inkom is nearly contained. The fire has burned 21 acres.

Man sentenced for scratching initials into Roosevelt Arch

Roosevelt Arch Vandalism

A Texas man has been sentenced to three days in jail and ordered to pay $250 in restitution for carving his initials into the iconic Roosevelt Arch at the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park.

Utah Planned Parenthood pulls condoms with Mormon symbol

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Utah's Planned Parenthood branch won't hand out condom packages printed with a symbol associated with Mormon children's teachings after an image of the wrappers on its Facebook page generated backlash.

Investigation shows 2015 dorm fire was started by suicide attempt

One man killed in dorm fire at Grand Teton NP

After nearly a year of investigation, the National Park Service says that a fire in the employee dorms in July of 2015 was caused by an employee who committed suicide.

One woman dies in single vehicle crash near Aberdeen

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Idaho State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Highway 39 south of Aberdeen that sent two to the hospital late Tuesday evening.

Two small wildfires burning near Wyoming Idaho border

Big Elk Fire 7-27-2016

Firefighting teams with Caribou-Targhee National Forest are monitoring two smaller wild fires near the Idaho Wyoming border.

Update: South Mink Creek fire contained

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Update: The South Mink Creek fire has now been fully contained. Officials with the BLM say that firefighters are now working to put out any hot spots.

Lava Mountain fire threatens evacuations near Dubois, Wyoming

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Firefighters are working to protect structures in the Union Pass and Teton Valley Ranch areas from the growing Lava Mountain fire.

Mountain Home priest charged with rape

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Authorities in south-central Idaho have charged a Mountain Home priest with raping a Mountain Home Air Force airman after he passed out.

Rally planned for Utah man jailed in Venezuela

The mother of an American jailed in Venezuela is planning a rally to support him.

Update: Cliff Creek fire grows to 21,438 acres

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Update: The Cliff Creek fire near Bondurant, Wyoming continues to grow. The Forest Service now estimates that the fire is 21,438 acres in total.

Two charged in Pocatello murder investigation

Michael and Janeal Miera

Michael Miera and Janeal Miera are being charged for the murder of a Pocatello man earlier this year.

ITD reminds people to follow ATV and UTV safety guidelines

Riding off-road vehicles is one of the best things for summer fun in eastern Idaho, but the Idaho Transportation Department said unsafe practices are too common.

Teton County seeks input on rewriting land development rules

Teton County building

Teton County is currently in the process of rewriting all of the land use codes and wants public input.

Harvest season causing heightened allergies

Allergies are flaring up this time year because of the harvest. Harvest season started a couple of weeks ago, and people are already feeling the irritation in the air.

Local democrats talk keeping Hillary in the lead

Local Idahoans are hopeful that Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders can help Hillary
Clinton stay on top of the general election.

Idaho Lottery returns $49.5M dividend to state

Big jackpot attracts lottery players to Malad

The Idaho Lottery is returning more than $49.5 million to the state after seeing a record high in the lottery's history of end-of-the-year dividends.

Pregnant woman killed, baby survives crash with train

Police say a pregnant woman has died after a crash with a commuter train, but her infant survived.

Don't stop to gawk at the wildfire

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With two major routes in and out of Jackson Hole near major wildfires, wildland firefighting teams are cautioning drivers to travel carefully, slow down, and avoid stopping to gawk or take photos.

Solar roadway panels to go on display in Idaho city

Solar Road

A northern Idaho city will be the first to get a demonstration of high tech hexagonal paving panels that can melt snow, among other features.

Rancher's family initiates wrongful death lawsuit

Court gavel

The family of a rancher authorities say was shot and killed by two Adams County Sheriff's deputies has filed a legal notice of their intent to sue the county.

Woman gets 2020 parole date in son's potty-training death

Court gavel

A woman convicted of lying to police after her boyfriend allegedly beat her 2-year-old son to death over potty training will serve at least four years in prison.

Wyoming teen pleads no contest to sexual assault of toddler

A Wyoming teenager has pleaded no contest to molesting a toddler at his mother's day care.

Mormon church fights subpoena for president Monson

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Attorneys are battling over whether Mormon Church President Thomas S. Monson should be required to testify in a case about alleged sexual abuse that occurred within a now-defunct church program that placed thousands of American Indian children with Mormon families.

Power County announces burn ban

The Power County Rural Fire Department has announced that the entire county is now under a burn ban.

Boy Scouts of America growing one year after allowing gay leaders

Boy scouts of America seeing increased participation in ID

Regional boy scouting council says organization is still growing.

Pocatello holds open house for bridge replacement plan

The Lewis Street Bridge was originally built in 1948 and the bridge has now run its course.

Poll shows increasing support for stricter gun laws

An AP/GfK poll has been asking people if they would support stricter gun laws since the Sandy Hook shooting.

Pocatello woman accused of murder appears in court

Kristina May Juarez

A Pocatello woman accused of murder had her first appearance in court.

Update: Murder victim identified, 2nd death investigated as suicide

Home investigation

Update: Bannock County Sheriff Lorin Nielsen has confirmed the identity of the 2nd man found dead at the home on Jefferson Avenue. Sheriff Nielsen says the man is 45-year-old John Edward Kautz.

Public input wanted on groundwater management

Public meetings to begin to consider new ground water district

The Idaho Department of Water Resources wants input on a proposed groundwater management plan.

National Federation of the Blind hosts kids training camp

Blind training camp

Monday in Idaho Falls, a group of visually impaired kids started their second week of a camp that teaches them life skills.

New boat ramp opens at Blacktail recreation area

Boating at the Blacktail Recreation Area is going to be a little easier now that the new boat ramp is open.

Update: Power restored to all Rexburg customers

Power Outage

Update 7-25-2016 5:52 p.m: As of 5:52 p.m. Rocky Mountain Power reports that power has been restored to all customers.

Trailer involved crash blocks lane on Highway 20

Rigby accident blocks highway 20

Crews are responding to a crash on Westbound Highway 20 that is block one lane of the road.

Grand Teton National Park launches new Tribal Youth Corps program

Tribal Youth Corps

Grand Teton National Park is launching the new program to help tribal youth reconnect with their culture and to learn about careers in the National Park Service.

1st US system to keep drones away from wildfires kicks off

Drone

Federal authorities say they've launched the first national system intended to prevent hobby drones from interfering with planes and helicopters fighting wildfires.

The Latest: Train worker's family reacts to suspect's death

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The Latest on the jail cell death of a man charged in the kidnapping and murder of a Utah train worker.

Plastic bag producer accused of failing to report toxins

Plastic bag ban

An Idaho environmental group is accusing a nationwide plastic bag producer of violating federal laws on toxic waste reporting.

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