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Officials try to calm mask face-offs

Local News POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-Pocatello Police and businessmen are calling for civility after conflicts with customers over the use of face masks. In a joint statement, Police Chief Roger Schei and Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce President Matt Hunter point out that businesses are free to set the conditions for a customer to enter or receive service at their establishment.   Businesses are within their rights to ask patrons to leave if [...]

By |September 21st, 2020|Regional News|

Blackfoot charter school closes due to COVID-19

Local News BLACKFOOT, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-The Idaho Science and Technology Charter School in Blackfoot canceled school Monday.   The action came after school officials said a number of individuals associated with the school had been exposed to positive COVID-19 cases over the weekend. All of the exposures happened after school let out on Thursday, school officials said.   The school said no one was exposed to COVID-19 at the school. The school planned [...]

By |September 21st, 2020|Regional News|

Pocatello man killed while trying to summon help

Local News POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-A Pocatello man was killed when he was struck by a car while trying to flag down help on Interstate 15 at around 10:18 p.m. Sunday.  Idaho State Police say Andrew Delacruz, 24, was involved in a rollover crash on the Old Malad Highway.   After the crash, he climbed up a hill to Interstate 15, where he attempted to flag down help.  A 2009 Ford Flex, [...]

By |September 21st, 2020|Regional News|

244 new Idaho COVID-19 cases Saturday, 2 new deaths

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho officials reported 244 new COVID-19 cases and 2 new deaths on Sunday. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March to 37,491. There are a total of 34,368 confirmed cases and 3,123 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 20th, 2020|Regional News|

288 new Idaho COVID-19 cases Saturday, 3 new deaths

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho officials reported 288 new COVID-19 cases and 3 new deaths on Saturday. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March to 37,247. There are a total of 34,149 confirmed cases and 3,098 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 19th, 2020|Regional News|

SIPH confirms another death due to COVID-19

Coronavirus Coverage POWER COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Southeastern Idaho Public Health (SIPH) has confirmed another death associated with COVID-19 in Power County. The individual was a male in his 60s. This brings the total to 15 deaths due to COVID-19 in southeast Idaho. Out of respect to these individuals’ families, no additional details will be released. Eastern Idaho Public Health has reported a total 20 deaths in its health district. [...]

By |September 19th, 2020|Regional News|

59 new COVID-19 cases in Southeastern Idaho

SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 59 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There are 18 new cases in Bannock County, 3 in Bear Lake County, 18 in Bingham County, 1 in Butte County, 3 in Caribou County, 7 in Franklin County and 9 in Power County. This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 2,333. Out of the 2,333 cases, 1,738 have recovered from COVID-19. [...]

By |September 19th, 2020|Regional News|

Share a memory of a favorite teacher on social media to raise money for student scholarships

Education POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - We all have memories of that favorite teacher who made learning come alive for us. Well, now you can share that memory and help earn scholarships for Idaho State University students. Education Appreciation Week is September 28 through October 5 which is a perfect time to honor those who give so much to help our students. We are all invited to share appreciation or a [...]

By |September 18th, 2020|Regional News|

Compass Academy student tests positive for COVID-19

Coronavirus Coverage IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - A Compass Academy student has tested positive for COVID-19. Director Smede said in a letter Eastern Idaho Public Health will be working with the affected individual and those who have been in contact with that individual. You can view the full letter that was sent out to parents and guardians Friday below. Dear Parents/Guardians, We have learned that a student at Compass has [...]

By |September 18th, 2020|Regional News|

470 new Idaho COVID-19 cases Friday, 4 new deaths

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho officials reported 470 new COVID-19 cases and 4 new deaths on Friday. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March to 36,959. There are a total of 33,901 confirmed cases and 3,058 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 18th, 2020|Regional News|

Pocatello and Chubbuck consolidation talk intensifies

Local News POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Talk of consolidating the cities of Pocatello and Chubbuck seems to be intensifying. Chubbuck has always fiercely resisted, but now the question is expected to be on the November ballot as an advisory question. Chubbuck Mayor Kevin England says the majority of the neighbors he has talked to in Chubbuck want to keep their city. He also says he thinks the ballot question that [...]

By |September 18th, 2020|Regional News|

Construction zone crashes on the rise

Pocatello POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho State Police said construction zone crashes are happening more often because people are not paying attention. In fact, they have been responding to at least one crash per day, most of them rear-end collisions. Some of them have been very serious or like Friday morning's, a deadly accident. You can read more about that HERE. Troopers remind us to follow at a safe distance [...]

By |September 18th, 2020|Regional News|

15 new COVID-19 cases reported at ISU

Coronavirus Coverage POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho State University is reporting 15 new cases of COVID-19 this week. The Pocatello campus has 14, and there is one new case on the Idaho Falls campus. A cluster was identified in the College of Technology. The affected individuals have been notified. The medical staff at Idaho State say they are pleased with the efforts of the students and staff in keeping the [...]

By |September 18th, 2020|Regional News|

Hunters with bear spray survive attack in Island Park

Breaking News ISLAND PARK, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho Department of Fish and Game report an archery hunter was attacked by a bear while pursuing elk Friday morning in a remote area of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest south of Two Top Mountain in Island Park.  The victim and his hunting companion encountered the bear from a close distance while in thick brush. Though not confirmed by Fish and Game, the hunters described the bear as [...]

By |September 18th, 2020|Regional News|

41 new COVID-19 cases in Southeastern Idaho

SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 41 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There are 13 new cases in Bannock County, 19 in Bingham County, 3 in Caribou County, 1 in Oneida County and 5 in Power County. This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 2,272. Out of the 2,272 cases, 1,729 have recovered from COVID-19. For more information, click HERE. The SIPH counties in [...]

By |September 18th, 2020|Regional News|

Wyoming begins early voting for Nov. 3 general election

Wyoming Politics CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - General election voting is underway in Wyoming. Counties mailed out just over 75,000 absentee ballots on Friday, said Ross Breedlove, the election records and research analyst with the Secretary of State's Office. People were also able to go to their county elections office starting Friday to vote an in-person absentee ballot. Registered voters can still request absentee ballots, which will continue to be mailed out daily, or [...]

By |September 18th, 2020|Regional News|

PCSD 25 moves forward with new mascot selection

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The Pocatello/Chubbuck School District 25 Board of Trustees took action to approve an administrative recommendation to retire the Pocatello High School Indians mascot Tuesday. The mascot will be retired effective June 1, 2021. In total, PCSD 25 received 172 emails regarding the issue, with 108 voting in favor of retiring the mascot, 56 against retiring the mascot, and 8 neutral. Several community members also spoke at Tuesday’s Board [...]

By |September 18th, 2020|Regional News|

Gallatin County seeks missing woman

Breaking News BOZEMAN, Mont. (KIFI/KIDK) - The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate a woman reported missing September 14. JaVonne Marie Justice, 44, is 5’5” tall, 140 to 160 pounds, and blue eyes.  According to the Sheriff’s Office, she currently has blonde hair but has been known to dye it different colors in the past.   She usually wears her hair in a ponytail. Authorities said she does not have [...]

By |September 18th, 2020|Regional News|

You might be surprised who’s moving into those sad, abandoned malls

Consumers will still be heading to malls in the future. But their trips might have little or nothing to do with shopping. With mall vacancies accelerating at a rapid clip amid a surge in online shopping, landlords are quickly looking for other ways to reuse the glut of empty stores that will help boost traffic to shopping centers. According to data from research firm (REIS) Moody’s Analytics, the rate of [...]

By |September 18th, 2020|Regional News|
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