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Highway 31 from Swan Valley to Victor will be closed Tuesday for snow removal

The following is a news release from the Idaho Transportation Department. VICTOR – The Idaho Transportation Department will temporarily close ID 31 from Swan Valley to Victor starting Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In order to safely move…

Man walks into Rexburg Police Department and holds woman hostage

The following story courtesy of EastIdahoNews.com. It is used here with permission. REXBURG — An unknown man is in custody after holding a woman hostage at the Rexburg Police Department Wednesday. Rexburg Police Assistant Chief Gary Hagen tells EastIdahoNews.com around…

Snowboarder dies at Grand Targhee Resort

This story courtesy of EastIdahoNews.com. It is used here with permission. DRIGGS — A Florida man vacationing at the Grand Targhee Resort was found dead Saturday. Jay Jurgens, 47, of Coral Springs was found unresponsive at about 2:30 p.m. in…

Washington abduction suspects could be in Idaho

This story courtesy of EastIdahoNews.com. It is used here with permission. UPDATE: YAKIMA, Washington – A second suspect has been identified in a Washington Amber Alert. The Yakima, Washington Police Department reports 34-year-old Eric Landeros may also be involved. His…

18-year-old killed in US-89 crash near Paris

This story courtesy of EastIdahoNews.com. It is used here with permission. Idaho State Police are investigating a three-vehicle, fatality crash in the northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 89. The crash occurred at 8 a.m. Thursday at milepost 14, one mile…

Evacuations underway as large fire breaks out near Idaho State University

This story courtesy of EastIdahoNews.com. It is used here with permission. POCATELLO — Firefighters are responding to a raging fire near Idaho State University. The university sent an emergency message to the campus community notifying them of the fire. “There…

88-year-old Bear Lake County man charged with first-degree murder

This story courtesy of EastIdahoNews.com. It is used here with permission. EDITOR’S NOTE: This story contains graphic details of an alleged attempted murder-suicide. It is disturbing and may upset readers. MONTPELIER — An 88-year-old Bear Lake County man is charged…

Investigation underway after deer is illegally shot

This story courtesy of EastIdahoNews.com. It is used here with permission. BEAR LAKE — Idaho Department of Fish and Game is seeking information regarding the illegal shooting of a white-tailed deer doe near Dingle Pond approximately 4 miles east of…

3,000 gallons of gas spills in Yellowstone semi-truck crash

———– This story courtesy of EastIdahoNews.com. It is used here with permission. WEST YELLOWSTONE, Montana — A road in Yellowstone National Park is still closed as around 3,000 gallons of gasoline spilled out of a semi-truck tanker Thursday. Park officials…

Investigators searching for missing and possibly endangered teen

————- This article courtesy of EastIdahoNews.com. It is used here with permission. FIRTH — The Bingham County Sheriff’s Office is looking for information about a missing teenager who may be in danger. Family posted on social media that 17-year-old Billie…