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6.5 quake hits 45 miles west of Challis, Idaho

A major 6.5 magnitude earthquake shook virtually the entire Gem State Tuesday evening, and aftershocks continued well into the evening. The original quake happened just before 6 p.m. and originated about 45 miles west of Challis, and 20 miles northwest…

Total COVID-19 cases in Idaho now at 430

This story courtesy of EastIdahoNews.com. It is used here with permission. Three Idaho counties reported their first positive tests for coronavirus on Monday and the statewide total saw its largest single-day jump, with 109 new confirmed cases for a total…

What’s coming and going on Netflix in April

If you’re like pretty much everyone in the United States right now, you’re probably not able to do much more than sit around at home. For those starving for content during the coronavirus quarantine, Netflix has some good news. The…

Stimulus checks not likely to arrive until May

Lawmakers struck a $2 trillion stimulus deal early Wednesday that includes sending checks directly to individuals amid the coronavirus crisis — but it will likely take until at least May before the money goes out. Under the plan as it…

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bringing home nearly 20,000 missionaries

Some missionaries serving in or returning to the United States and Canada will end their missions earlier than planned, according to a letter regional leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent to local leaders. Elders, or…

Jury convicts local man of drug trafficking and judge sends him to prison

This story courtesy of EastIdahoNews.com. It is used here with permission. IRWIN — A local man has been sentenced to prison after being convicted by a jury for trafficking methamphetamine. Dwayne C. Christiansen, 45, appeared before District Judge Dane Watkins…

Man shot gun at home multiple times, and one bullet hit mattress where couple was lying, documents say

*This story courtesy of EastIdahoNews.com. It is used here with permission. BLACKFOOT — An Idaho Falls man is behind bars after law enforcement says he shot up a home in January. Kaden Scott Guymon, 24, was booked Feb. 25 into…

Lori Daybell arrested in Kauai

UPDATE: The Kauai Police Department says Lori Daybell was arrested at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. They will be holding a news conference Friday on Lori Daybell’s arrest and upcoming arraignment. Prosecutors are working to schedule a court hearing for her, which…

East Idaho man sentenced after abusing young girl

This story courtesy of EastIdahoNews.com. It is used here with permission. RIGBY — A man convicted of sexually abusing a young girl may spend up to 20 years in prison. James Gordon Davis, 40, will spend a minimum of three…

Woman swims to safety after crashing into icy river

* This story courtesy of EastIdahoNews.com. It is used here with permission. SWAN VALLEY — A woman is recovering after driving into a frigid river Tuesday morning near Swan Valley. The driver was in the eastbound lanes of US Highway…