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Fire on 2nd-floor roof of Joseph Smith Memorial Building

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2021 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.The Joseph Smith Memorial Building on Temple Square. SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (KXPI/KIFI) - It was business as usual Thursday at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, but there were some tense moments Wednesday night when a fire started on the second floor rooftop. The official cause of the [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

Two small earthquakes felt in SE Idaho

Todd KunzTwo small earthquakes reported Wednesday night (Oct. 20, 2021) east of Georgetown, Idaho according to the U.S. Geological Survey. One was 2.4 magnitude. The other a few minutes later at 3.4 magnitude. GEORGETOWN, Idaho (KXPI?KIFK) - Two small earthquakes Wednesday evening east of Georgetown, Idaho according to the U.S. Geological Survey. One of the quakes was 2.9 magnitude at 8:26 p.m. The other one shortly after was 3.4 magnitude at [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

Crapo joins colleagues in introducing Prohibiting IRS Financial Surveillance Act

https://youtube.com/watch?v=RC9gEAT6L5k&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-politics%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) - US Senator for Idaho, Mike Crapo, and other republicans are introducing the Prohibiting IRS Financial Surveillance Act. They say it's a bill to prevent the Internal Revenue Service from implementing a plan to give the agency access to transaction information of virtually every American. "Every american should be wary of giving the IRS more power and more tentacles into private financial transactions,” Crapo said. The Biden Administration had [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

D93 stays in yellow phase next week

BONNEVILLE COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) - Bonneville School District 93 will stay in the Moderate Risk phase next week.  The district said while face coverings will not be required in this phase, they still strongly encourage students and employees to continue to wear them. In this phase: All Green Phase strategies are required in the Yellow Phase.Teachers and staff will actively monitor students for symptoms using thermometers and physical cues.Non-immune staff [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

COVID-19 UPDATES: 1,328 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 31 new deaths

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho officials reported 1,328 new COVID-19 cases and 31 new deaths Thursday. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March 2020 to 282,798. There are a total of 225,089 confirmed cases and 57,709 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. The state [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

Studying Idaho’s white sturgeon fishery in the upper Snake River

Ben Anderson : Idaho Fish and Game Nate Tillotson, Fish Tech with the Magic Valley Region with a white sturgeon in the Snake River 2021 Joe Thiessen : Idaho Fish and Game Recreational sturgeon fisherman on the Snake River 2021 Terry Thompson:Idaho Fish and Game As part of the suite of data collection blood is drawn from a Snake River white sturgeon below Minidoka Dam in Aug 2021 Terry Thompson:Idaho [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

US to give nuclear waste plant in Idaho another try

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials say problems plaguing a nuclear waste treatment plant in eastern Idaho appear to be solved, and converting high-level radioactive liquid waste into safer, more easily managed solid material could start early next year. Joel Case of the U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday that a test startup without waste will begin next week at the Integrated Waste Treatment Unit at the Energy Department's 890-square-mile [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

Report: Far-right anti-government group grows significantly

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A new report from the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights says a far-right group launched by anti-government activist Ammon Bundy is rapidly expanding nationwide and making inroads into Canada. The report found the organization has grown by roughly 53% in the past year in large part because of continued anti-public health sentiment, despite the legal woes of some group leaders. IREHR research director [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

Fugitive Deon Waynewood located, arrested in Arizona

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – Deon Waynewood, who was previously arrested by Idaho Falls Police Investigators for multiple child sex crimes and fled the state before trial, has been apprehended. Waynewood was previously arrested in 2019 for two counts of Felony Lewd Conduct with a Child Under 16 and two counts of Sexual Battery on a Child 16 to 17 years of age, with each of those four charges carrying [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

CDC vaccine advisers vote to recommend booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines

By Maggie Fox, CNN Vaccine advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted on Thursday to recommend booster doses of both Moderna’s and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. The CDC’s Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices accepted the US Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorizations for each vaccine — after considerable discussion about whether such broad authorization was needed for Moderna’s. Members broadly agreed that people who [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

Dental records show remains found at Carlton Reserve are those of Brian Laundrie, FBI says

[Breaking news update, published at 5:48 p.m. ET] The FBI's Denver office said Thursday that remains found in a Florida nature reserve are those of Brian Laundrie, who went missing last month. The FBI said dental records confirmed the identification. [Previous story, published at 5:33 p.m. ET] Police in Florida said Thursday that skeletal remains found during the search for Brian Laundrie at the Carlton Reserve on Wednesday are of a human. [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

Flags to be flown at half staff Saturday in honor of Rylee McCollum

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (KIFI) - Governor Mark Gordon has ordered both the United States and Wyoming State Flags be flown at half staff statewide on Saturday, October 23, 2021 in honor of the service of Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum. McCollum, a Teton County resident, was killed in the terrorist attack on August 26, 2021, in Kabul, Afghanistan. A public memorial service for McCollum will take place on Saturday at the Gill family's Jackson Hole Hereford Ranch, accessed [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

Judge Noah Hillen named to ABI’s “40 Under 40”

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – The United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Idaho announced Bankruptcy Judge Noah G. Hillen has been named one of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s “40 Under 40” industry professionals for 2021. The ABI’s “40 Under 40” initiative identifies 40 top insolvency professionals under the age of 40 each year with exemplary accomplishments in both their careers and communities. This year’s 40 honorees were [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

Ammon Pumpkin Walk set Saturday

AMMON, Idaho (KIFI) - The City of Ammon will kick off the annual Pumpkin Walk Saturday. The walk is at McCowin Park from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be food, music, vendors and approximately 35 pumpkin displays from local organizations. Pumpkin displays will remain through Halloween.  The post Ammon Pumpkin Walk set Saturday appeared first on Local News 8.

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

Florida nature reserve’s swampy landscape made the search for Brian Laundrie treacherous

For more than a month, investigators spread out across a sprawling, swampy Florida nature area known as the Carlton Reserve in search of Brian Laundrie, the missing man whose fiancée Gabby Petito was fatally strangled. The investigators waded through near chest-high waters. They rode on swamp buggies and air boats and called in underwater dive teams to explore the reserve's 25,000 acres. And they tried to avoid the many poisonous snakes, gators, palmetto [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

Idaho Lottery $1,000,000 Raffle on sale

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – Thursday marks the fifteenth year of the popular Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle. The game features a guaranteed top prize of $1,000,000. Sales on the game began Thursday morning at 4:00 a.m. Mountain Time, and just like past years, there are only 250,000 tickets at $10 each for this year’s Idaho $1,000,000 Raffle and when they’re gone, they’re gone. “Idaho Lottery players enjoy games sold only in Idaho,” Idaho Lottery Director Jeff Anderson said. “The Idaho [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

Teton County outdoor rodeo arena to closed to horseback riders for winter

TETON COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) – The Teton County Fairgrounds outdoor rodeo arena is closed to horseback riders now through the end of winter to transition the arena into the Fairgrounds ice-skating rink. Water to the arena has been turned off, and the facility has been winterized. The arena has also been rolled, hard-packed and not in condition to accommodate horses. The Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department will convert the [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

BLM seeks public comment on proposed phosphate mine

SODA SPRINGS, Idaho (KIFI) — The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on a draft environmental impact statement that analyzes a plan submitted by Itafos Conda, LLC for the proposed Husky 1 North Dry Ridge Phosphate Mine. Itafos is proposing to develop several phosphate leases the company holds approximately 16 miles northeast of Soda Springs.  Phosphate is an essential mineral for food production that is used in a variety [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

Bannock County held annual health fair for employees, families

Bannock CountyStaff from Portneuf Medical Center offer blood work and flu shots to the employees of Bannock County. Bannock CountyCommissioner Ernie Moser speaking with the men and women from the Pocatello Fire Department at the Annual Health Fair. Bannock CountySalem, the Bannock County Courthouse dog, enjoys a new stuffed bear from Idaho Central Credit Union that he got at the Annual Health Fair. BANNOCK COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) – On Wednesday, Bannock [...]

By |October 21st, 2021|Regional News|

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