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Pocatello Police looking suspect with pistol

Breaking News POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - A number of police officers are searching a Pocatello neighborhood for a man who was seen breaking into homes. Police have blocked off an area around Greenacres Elementary near the intersection of East Walnut Street and Hyde Avenue. They say the suspect is a man in his 20's and may have stole a pistol from a home. They say he was wearing black clothing [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Regional News|

“Whole-y Cow!” one non-profit beefs up fundraising during the pandemic

Top Stories IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Shepherd's Inn in Idaho Falls is hoping to beef up their fundraising effort, after multiple events were cancelled this year due to the pandemic. Shepherd's inn is a non-profit, and a support center for first-time mothers. About 30% of their budget is covered by fund-raisers each year, so they are hoping to make up for lost ground with their "Whole-y Cow" fundraiser. The [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Regional News|

D25 recall effort gaining ground

Pocatello POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - An effort is gaining ground to recall three board members from the Pocatello/Chubbuck school board. Critics are upset that board members voted to keep the current learning hybrid model in place. The group "Concerned Parents of Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25" says the board members are not representing the wants of their constituents. Organizers have collected enough signatures to put the recall on the ballot for [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Regional News|

I-15 shut down due to reduced visibility from high winds

Breaking News IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The Idaho Transportation Department and Idaho State Police are in the process of shutting down Interstate 15 from Idaho Falls to Roberts. ISP reports the area has reduced visibility from high winds blowing dust/dirt across the roadway. 🚨🚨Pending Road Closure🚨 Interstate 15 near milepost 129, north of Idaho Falls, has reduced visibility from high winds blowing dust/dirt across the roadway. ITD and ISP [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Regional News|

BYU-Idaho warns of campus closure if COVID-19 cases increase

Coronavirus Coverage REXBURG, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Brigham Young University Idaho has issued a warning of a potential campus closure if COVID-19 cases continue to increase. As of Thursday, BYU-Idaho reported 43 active cases among students and 11 active cases among employees. "BYU-Idaho is deeply concerned by the increase of active COVID-19 cases in our region and on campus," the university said in a statement. "Students and employees are asked to [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Regional News|

523 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho officials reported 523 new COVID-19 cases and 1 new death on Friday. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March to 39,757. There are a total of 36,232 confirmed cases and 3,525 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. Southeastern Idaho [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Regional News|

Bonneville Democrats open party headquarters

Local News IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-The Bonneville County Democratic Party formally opened its campaign headquarters Friday.   A formal “grand opening’ will come later.    The office is located at 110 North Holmes, the former Washington Federal Building.  The opening featured Vietnam era combat artist and art professor Vic Reynolds, whose work is being featured at the office.  The office will be open from 10 a.m. to Noon and 2 p.m. [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Regional News|

ISU COVID-19 cases jump

Coronavirus Coverage POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho State University saw a big jump in COVID-19 cases this week, almost doubling the numbers from last week. School health officials say there were 25 new cases on campus this week. 22 of them students and 4 cases among staff. A cluster was identified in students living on campus. These students have been isolated, and other affected individuals have been notified. You can [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Regional News|

Haunted History Walking Tours to begin in October

Pocatello POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KDIK) - Whether you are a history buff or just love a good scare, Old Town Pocatello has something that will do the trick. The Haunted History Walking Tours are sure to add a spirited experience to your Halloween season. The tours through some of Pocatello's oldest and most haunted buildings start next weekend and run through October 24. They are following social distancing guidelines, but they [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Regional News|

PCSD 25 to release COVID-19 weekly case status report

Coronavirus Coverage POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25 has introduced a weekly COVID-19 case status report on its website. You can view the report HERE. The report will be updated every Friday with the total number of active COVID-19 cases at PCSD 25 schools. As of Friday, the district has reported 6 cases among students and 4 cases among staff. Working in consultation with Southeastern Idaho Public Health [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Regional News|

69 new COVID-19 cases in Southeastern Idaho

SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 69 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There are 27 new cases in Bannock County, 20 in Bingham County, 3 in Butte County, 2 in Caribou County, 10 in Franklin County, 2 in Oneida County and 5 in Power County. This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 2,657. Out of the 2,657 cases, 2,183 have recovered from COVID-19. For [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Regional News|

COVID-19 hits Teton school district hard

Local News DRIGGS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-The Teton School District #401 is reporting that 77 of its students and staff are currently in quarantine due to COVID-19.    They were placed in quarantine from either their own positive case or because of a possible exposure to someone who tested positive. District officials said there may be others affected, as principals of each school works with Eastern Idaho Public Health on contact tracing and [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Regional News|

Grizzly relocated to Moran backcountry

Local News JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI/KIDK)-Wyoming Game and Fish personnel captured a sub adult female grizzly bear Tuesday on private land west of Cody.  The bear had become habituated to private land. The bear was relocated to Squirrel Meadows about 27 miles northwest of Moran, Wyoming. Game and fish explains, bears that are considered a threat to human safety are not relocated.  Relocation is a management tool large carnivore biologists can [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Regional News|

Sleep in Heavenly Peace founder’s smile to appear on Lay’s chip bags

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - A familiar smile will be seen around the country as part of Lay's chip smile bags. With people's faces being hidden behind face masks, it's nice to see a smile every once in a while, and this year, Lay's potato chip bags will be featuring 30 everyday smilers from across the nation. They are also people who put smiles on other faces through their charitable [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Regional News|

Child safety seat inspections offered Saturday

Local News IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-As part of Child Passenger Safety Week, the Idaho Office of Highway Safety is holding free, in-person child safety-seat checks Saturday. In Idaho last year, 9 children aged 13 and younger were killed and 49 moe suffered serious injuries as occupants in motor-vehicle crashes. “When it comes to keeping your child safe while driving, making sure the car seat or booster seat is properly installed [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Regional News|

Potatoes boast big sales growth

Local News DENVER, Co. (KIFI/KIDK)-Potatoes USA, the official marketer of American potato growers, reports that since public health restrictions were put in place, retail potato sales have soared well above historical levels. According to the group, the strong sales continued throughout the summer, as some COVID-19 restrictions were relaxed.  Between March 16 and September 6, sales have been up every week.  The total value and volume are up 22% over [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Regional News|

Moran paintings to be displayed in Washington

Local News WASHINGTON D.C. (KIFI/KIDK)-Two Thomas Moran landscapes that have been touring the country for 50 years are returning to the Department of Interior Museum in Washington D.C. The masterpieces, “The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone” (1872) and “The Chasm of the Colorado” (1873-1874), were purchased by the U.S. Congress in the early 1870’s.   The seven-foot by twelve-foot landscape paintings are now part of a new Interior Museum exhibit, titled [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Regional News|

New Idaho unemployment claims decline

Local News BOISE, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-The Idaho Department of Labor reports initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits last week dropped 6% to 3,437.    The ongoing number of people who requested benefit payments was 10,708, a 7% drop from the previous week. The department paid out $7.8 million in claims during the week.  That was down by $15 million from the previous week, primarily due to expiration of the Lost Wages Assistance [...]

By |September 25th, 2020|Regional News|

Idaho Falls plans to facilitate multi-unit housing development

News IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - As housing prices continue to rise in Idaho Falls, city officials are working out plans to facilitate multi-unit housing developments. The city has created a special committee, called IDAhome, which is tasked with addressing the housing crisis. They say the city needs to offer a greater variety of housing options. As of right now 91% of housing in Idaho falls consists of single unit [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Regional News|
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