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Recommendations for Idaho Schools in Post-Shooting Report

RIGBY, Idaho (KIFI) - The actions of Rigby Middle School on May 6, 2021 demonstrate the effectiveness of a practiced emergency operations plan, but the Idaho School Safety and Security Program says there are lessons to be learned in any incident. Their 11 page report instructs Idaho schools to have a confidential tip line, and students should be well aware of it. The student detained in the shooting did show [...]

By |September 27th, 2021|Regional News|

Trailer unhooks from semi-truck

Todd KunzA trailer unhooks from the semi-truck at Ammon and Lincoln Roads Monday night. Todd KunzA trailer unhooks from the semi-truck at Ammon and Lincoln Roads Monday night. AMMON, Idaho (KXPI/KIFI) - Some extra congestion Monday night at a roundabout in Ammon. Just before 8 p.m., a semi-truck was going west on Lincoln Road. A witness said the trailer was loaded, but it was not hooked-up properly. When the driver [...]

By |September 27th, 2021|Regional News|

Progress being made on new police station in Chubbuck

CHUBBUCK, Idaho (KIFI) - Construction crews have began the process of a total remodel of the Chubbuck Police Station.  The Chubbuck Police Station was originally just a segment of the old City Hall building. The City opened its doors to its brand-new City Hall building on Sept. 14. The Chubbuck Police Department will inhabit the entire space once the remodel is complete.  "Our police were in what I termed just a small [...]

By |September 27th, 2021|Regional News|

Pfizer COVID-19 booster available for specific groups

https://youtube.com/watch?v=oVY_7RiemJs&feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&embed_config=%7B%22disableRelatedVideos%22%3Atrue%2C%22adsConfig%22%3A%7B%22adTagParameters%22%3A%7B%22iu%22%3A%22%2F6123%2Fkifi%22%2C%22cust_params%22%3A%22category%3Dcoronavirus%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - The third dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is now available in our area. Those eligible can get one at local pharmacies, doctors offices and the district health departments. Lori Shaver from Shaver Pharmacy in Pocatello says they have been extremely busy with the rush of people wanting the booster doses. "Since the news came out on Thursday, Friday morning that the booster was approved [...]

By |September 27th, 2021|Regional News|

COVID-19 UPDATES: 2,638 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 37 new deaths

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho officials reported 2,638 new COVID-19 cases and 37 new deaths over the weekend. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March 2020 to 252,378. There are a total of 200,507 confirmed cases and 51,871 probable cases in all 44 of the 44 counties in Idaho, according to numbers released from the local health districts and the state. See the chart below. [...]

By |September 27th, 2021|Regional News|

Preview of Planet Doom in Idaho Falls

https://youtube.com/watch?v=gs9US40FH40&feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&embed_config=%7B%22disableRelatedVideos%22%3Atrue%2C%22adsConfig%22%3A%7B%22adTagParameters%22%3A%7B%22iu%22%3A%22%2F6123%2Fkifi%22%2C%22cust_params%22%3A%22category%3Didaho-falls%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Are you ready to get scared for a good cause? Jeff Roper gives us preview of Planet Doom in Idaho Falls. And perhaps one of the best parts of this seasonal attraction, it raises money for the Bonneville County D.A.R.E. program.  "This is the primary fundraising thing that keeps our D.A.R.E. program running," Bryan lovell said. "We teach D.A.R.E. in the District 93 schools, [...]

By |September 27th, 2021|Regional News|

Monument Ridge project underway

BIG PINEY, Wyo. (KIFI) — Phase two of the Monument Ridge Vegetation and Recreation Management project is currently underway. The project area is located on the Big Piney Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest near the town of Bondurant. The habitat/fuels treatment area is within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) where Monument Ridge borders the western edge of the treatment area and the residential area along the Hoback River [...]

By |September 27th, 2021|Regional News|

Idaho gas prices hold steady

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho gas prices are unchanged in the past week, averaging $3.70/g Monday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 802 stations in Idaho. Gas prices in Idaho are 2.6 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand $1.32/g higher than a year ago. According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Idaho is priced at $3.27/g today while the most expensive is $4.79/g, a difference [...]

By |September 27th, 2021|Regional News|

3 Yellowstone wolves killed in Montana during first week of Montana’s hunting season

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. (KIFI) - Yellowstone National Park wolf biologists report the park’s Junction Butte Pack (27 wolves) lost three wolves to Montana hunters during the first week of Montana’s wolf hunting season. The Junction Butte Pack transcends Yellowstone’s northern range and is the most viewed wolf pack in the world. Multiple recent overflights conducted by the park confirmed the pack size has been reduced from 27 to 24 animals, losing two [...]

By |September 27th, 2021|Regional News|

Ex Idaho lawmaker charged with rape is arrested in Georgia

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A former Idaho state lawmaker charged with rape earlier this month has been arrested in Georgia. Aaron von Ehlinger is being held without bond in the Clayton County, Georgia jail on a “fugitive from justice” charge. He was arrested Saturday in connection with the Idaho warrant. Von Ehlinger was a Republican state representative from Lewiston, Idaho when a 19-year-old legislative intern reported that he brought her [...]

By |September 27th, 2021|Regional News|

Boundary Fire grows to 80,818 acres

SALMON, Idaho (KIFI) - The lightning caused Boundary Fire that started on August 10 has burned 80,818 acres and is 58% contained. A point protection strategy is being applied to the Boundary Creek Fire, which is burning in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. The desired end state for this incident is that the fire will have taken its natural course while values-at-risk and firefighters have been protected. [...]

By |September 27th, 2021|Regional News|

Emergency blood shortage: Red Cross supplies drop to lowest post-summer levels since 2015

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) — The American Red Cross is experiencing an emergency blood shortage and must collect 10,000 additional blood products each week over the next month for the blood supply to recover and meet hospital and patient needs.  Donors of all blood types – especially type O – and are urged to make an appointment to give now and in the weeks ahead to overcome this current shortage. Blood donor turnout has reached [...]

By |September 27th, 2021|Regional News|

Salmon-Challis National Forest detects 2 new fires

SALMON, Idaho (KIFI) - The Salmon-Challis National Forest has detected two new fires since the last fire summary dated September 20, 2021.  Copper Knob Fire (September 23): The human caused fire was located approximately 15 miles southwest of Mackay on the Lost River Ranger District.  The 0.10 acre fire burning in spruce and fir was called out on September 23.  Antelope Fire (September 20): The human caused fire was located approximately nine (9) [...]

By |September 27th, 2021|Regional News|

Liz Cheney: `I was wrong’ in opposing gay marriage in past

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican congresswoman Liz Cheney tells CBS News’ “60 Minutes” she was wrong to have opposed gay marriage. In the interview aired Sunday night, Cheney also says that her 2022 reelection campaign is the country’s most important House race because the issue is support for the Constitution or for former President Donald Trump. Forces aligned with Trump are trying to unseat Cheney. The daughter of former Vice President [...]

By |September 27th, 2021|Regional News|

Fatality bicycle vs. vehicle crash near Victor

VICTOR, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho State Police investigated a fatality crash on 8000 S between 1000 W and 2000 W, just outside of Victor Sunday around 2:33 p.m. According to police, a 67 year-old-male from Victor was riding his bicycle westbound on 8000 S when he failed to yield to traffic and attempted to cross the roadway. He was struck by a 1994 Chevrolet pickup driven by a juvenile. The [...]

By |September 27th, 2021|Regional News|

What we know about Gabby Petito’s final days

By Christina Maxouris, CNN Over the summer, Gabby Petito set out with her fiancé, Brian Laundrie, to travel across the country in her white Ford van, planning to hit national parks throughout the western United States. For the past year, the young woman regularly posted pictures with Laundrie on her Instagram account, sharing last May she couldn’t wait to start “traveling the world” with him and several weeks later, in [...]

By |September 27th, 2021|Regional News|

Police ask for personal items of Gabby Petito’s fiancé for DNA matching, attorney says

By Madeline Holcombe, Alison Kosik and Sarah Jorgensen, CNN As authorities keep scouring swampland for Gabby Petito’s fiancé, Brian Laundrie, the FBI has asked for items that might have his DNA, the Laundries’ family lawyer said. During the FBI’s visit to the family home, “The FBI requested some personal items belonging to Brian Laundrie to assist them with DNA matching and Brian’s parents provided the FBI with what they could,” [...]

By |September 27th, 2021|Regional News|

Major Cold Front Coming

https://youtube.com/watch?v=-7Oo7VRTyMw&feature=oembed&enablejsapi=1&embed_config=%7B%22disableRelatedVideos%22%3Atrue%2C%22adsConfig%22%3A%7B%22adTagParameters%22%3A%7B%22iu%22%3A%22%2F6123%2Fkifi%22%2C%22cust_params%22%3A%22category%3Dnews%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D We get one more day of warm, dry sunshine with a breezy afternoon. Highs today with some patchy smoke will hover around 82. A cold front will cut through northern Idaho tonight and into southeastern Idaho by tomorrow afternoon, keeping highs in the 50's for Tuesday and Wednesday! Winds will be 30-40mph. Shower chances are good for Salmon and around 20% for the eastern highlands. Red Flag conditions [...]

By |September 27th, 2021|Regional News|

Idaho State-Civic Symphony opens its season

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - The stringing of violins echoed through the Stephens Performing Arts Center on Saturday night. The Idaho State-Civic Symphony held its opening concert of the 2021-22 season. It was a long-awaited chance for violinist Kaiden Nicholls to get back on stage.  "It's my first time performing this season since 2019," Nicholls said. "I actually left school for a little bit, and so this is my first semester back. I believe it was [...]

By |September 27th, 2021|Regional News|

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