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COVID-19 UPDATES: 651 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho officials reported 651 new COVID-19 cases and 6 new deaths Wednesday. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March 2020 to 310,661. There are a total of 246,356 confirmed cases and 64,305 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 |December 8th, 2021|Regional News|

Sheriff’s office talks about the importance of Shop with a Cop

AMMON, Idaho (KIFI) - Law enforcement agencies in eastern Idaho are getting ready for the annual Shop with a Cop event Saturday. Sergeant Bryan Lovell, with the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office, explained they teamed up with Target in Ammon again. "And we go and take them shopping, and help them budget out a Christmas list for their families," Lovell said. About 30 kids will take part in the annual event, [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Regional News|

Watch video of burglars try to steal money out of ATM

https://youtube.com/watch?v=JhnQkenUB6Y&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 IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Surveillance cameras catch burglars trying to break in to a local credit union's ATM. On November 19th, burglars drive up to the Members Preferred Credit Union's ATM in a white pickup truck at 2 in the morning.  The ATM is located in the back lot of their building on Hoopes Ave. The truck was reported stolen earlier in the evening. The video shows [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Regional News|

Live nativity in Pocatello Wednesday

https://youtube.com/watch?v=wKmEpz200bs&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%3Dpocatello%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - The story of the birth of Jesus Christ is being told in a unique way Wednesday night in Pocatello. Grace Lutheran Church is putting on the production, which includes more than 70 volunteers and live animals. Besides the live animals, what also makes this different is it's a drive-in type of event. "So our style is a little different then some because you pull in and drive [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Regional News|

Idaho education official applauds vaccine mandate injunction

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A top Idaho education official says a preliminary injunction blocking President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors will give colleges and universities time to plan a path forward without forcing employees to either be vaccinated or possibly lose their job. Idaho State Board of Education President Kurt Liebich in a statement Tuesday says the injunction is what the board was hoping for when it [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Regional News|

Pay It Forward: Shelley High School food pantry

SHELLEY, Idaho (KXPI) - Lockers at any high school are a common sight. But we found a pair of lockers at Shelley High School that are unique for a very good reason. We wanted to show what's inside and Pay It Forward. "It's been a real asset to everyone," said Teresa Dye. She has been a teacher and advisor at Shelley High School for more than 12 years. One of [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Regional News|

Crapo honors 16 Idaho veterans and volunteers with Spirit of Freedom Award

https://youtube.com/watch?v=cV_jUAShx-E&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%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) - US Senator Mike Crapo is honoring 16 Idaho veterans with the 2021 Spirit of Freedom Award. Three of those are from east idaho. Michael Crowley of Idaho Falls served in the US Marine Corps in the Vietnam War. He is recognized as a true community servant dedicated to helping veterans of all ages.  Todd Johnson of Pocatello was an airborne infantryman in the US Army who now helps veterans succeed after service. Paul [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Regional News|

Red Cross: Donors needed now to address historically low blood supply

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – The American Red Cross is facing historically low blood supply levels. The Red Cross says it provides 40% of the country's blood, and if more donors don’t come forward to give blood, some patients requiring a transfusion may potentially face delays in care. Donors are urged to schedule an appointment now by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). There is [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Featured, Regional News|

Final version of Imagine IF plan released for review

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - The City of Idaho Falls Community Development Services Department (CDS) has released the final version of the city’s new roadmap for future growth, called the Imagine IF plan, for final review and public comment prior to the public hearing for adoption on Dec. 16. “Since the first public hearing, we have received public comments and have been working on making final edits to the text [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Regional News|

Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel announced Entertainment Line Up

FORT HALL, Idaho (KIFI) – Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel announced Wednesday the Entertainment Line Up of concerts and shows. It is as follows: Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding  Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 6:00 pm | Chiefs Event Center | Ticket Pricing: $39  Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding is a one-of-a-kind night theatrical experience like no other! It’s an Off-Broadway comedy staged as a festive celebration in which the audience doesn’t just watch the [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Regional News|

Pocatello firefighters provide new coats and gloves to local children

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - Continuing a tradition of community service, Pocatello firefighters gave new coats and gloves to children in need at the Lincoln Head Start Wednesday. Pocatello firefighters partnered with local businesses to raise money to purchase new coats for children.  This year, firefighters made a special effort to purchase new weatherproof mittens for every child in the Lincoln Head Start program. The firefighters' Union, IAFF Local 187 matched [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Regional News|

Wyoming lawmakers again oppose Trump-backed election changes

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers have again decided against major election changes supported by former President Donald Trump. A state legislative committee voted Thursday to indefinitely to set aside a bill that would establish runoff elections. Proponents of the change point out that some candidates in Wyoming win crowded primaries with less than a majority of the vote. The Casper Star-Tribune reports Trump supports the change while he backs [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Regional News|

Why Dollar Tree’s price hike to $1.25 could be ‘one of the worst decisions in retail history’

By Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business In 1986, three retail veterans opened a chain of stores in the southeast named Only $1.00. They were building upon the concept of a store they had stumbled across called Everything’s A Dollar, and thought they could do it better. But Everything’s A Dollar wasn’t so thrilled to welcome the competition, so the company sued, forcing Only $1.00 to change its name. The executives came [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Regional News|

AARP names Idaho Falls as one of top places to live, retire in America

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has named the City of Idaho Falls as one of their best places in America to live and retire, citing attractive amenities such as parks and trails and overall cost of living. The organization said the criteria for many Americans has changed when determining a place to live, work and retire and said while reliance on the internet, [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Regional News|

Federal judge to decide if transgender athlete case is moot

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman says her lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on transgender athletes should continue moving through the court system because she is enrolled as a student at Boise State University and plans to play soccer on the school’s club team next spring. Lindsay Hecox, a transgender athlete, sued last year after Idaho passed a law barring transgender women from playing on women’s sports teams sponsored [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Regional News|

Costco is offering a new perk to club members

By Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business Costco is searching for ways to make paying $60 for a membership every year worth more to online shoppers — and keep them away from Amazon. So it’s expanding an online perk available only to club members: Buy stuff from around 35 brands’ websites and save 20% or more. The program, called Costco Next, first launched in 2017 with just a few brands. But Costco [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Regional News|

A reminder to be safe as we drive on the roads this winter

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - After an accident involving a Bonneville County deputy early Tuesday morning, law enforcement is taking the opportunity to remind us we should be extra careful this time of year. It may take longer than we all would like, but give some time to warm up the car and scrape the entirety of the vehicle's windshield. Jessica Clements shared why this is so important. "There's a [...]

By |December 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Remembering Pearl Harbor

https://youtube.com/watch?v=6liXOLInGIk&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%3Dpocatello%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - It has been 80 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor. The Bannock County Veterans Services honored those lost on Tuesday by reviving an old local tradition. They gathered at the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in Pocatello to toss flower petals in the river. They also read the names of all the Idahoans killed in the attack. This was a tradition started years ago by [...]

By |December 7th, 2021|Regional News|

COVID-19 UPDATES: 696 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 18 new deaths

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho officials reported 696 new COVID-19 cases and 18 new deaths Tuesday. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March 2020 to 310,010. There are a total of 245,848 confirmed cases and 64,162 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 |December 7th, 2021|Regional News|

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