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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|

Reptiles surrendered by Idaho Falls resident

Idaho Falls IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho Department of Fish and Game officers recently took possession of several exotic reptiles from an Idaho Falls area residence. This is the second investigation of its type to occur this September following the seizure of several dozen venomous snakes from a Boise home earlier in the month. The owner of the reptiles voluntarily surrendered eight specimens from his possession that were not properly [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Regional News|

Police arrest man for robbery, battery

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) – Idaho Falls Police arrested a 30-year-old Idaho Falls resident on multiple charges Wednesday. At approximately 2:45 p.m., officers and detectives located Aqwane Reeves near 3rd Street. They had been looking for Reeves after receiving a warrant for his arrest on charges of robbery and battery with the intent to commit a serious felony. Reeves also had a misdemeanor warrant out of Bannock County. An Idaho [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Regional News|

D93 schools to stay in Phase 2 next week

Education BONNEVILLE COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Bonneville School District 93 schools will stay in Phase 2 next week (Sept. 28 through Oct. 2).  On Monday, K through sixth grade schools are closed for a teacher collaboration day. Middle school students have a two hour online learning day, and high school students have a four hour learning day. This week, the district has had confirmed positive cases for COVID-19 at the [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Regional News|

491 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho officials reported 491 new COVID-19 cases and 3 new deaths on Thursday. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March to 39,234. There are a total of 35,764 confirmed cases and 3,470 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 24th, 2020|Regional News|

Wyoming health officials urge flu vaccinations

Local News JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI/KIDK)-Flu shots are more important than ever this year.   That is the warming from the Wyoming Department of Health. State Health Officer Dr. Alexia Harrist said everyone six months of age and older should receive one. “We consider flu shots to be the first and most important step in flu protection,” said Harrist.  “Flu vaccines are safe and reduce illness, hospitalizations, and deaths.” The flu shot won’t [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Regional News|

Vigil to remember Tylee Ryan set for Thursday at 8 p.m.

Rexburg Missing Children REXBURG, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Thursday is a sad day in an already sad murder case of Tylee Ryan and Joshua "JJ" Vallow. A memorial across the street from Chad Daybell's Salem home is growing on what would have been Tylee's 18th birthday on Sept. 24. Mourners plan to gather at Porter Park in Rexburg at 8 p.m. to honor the teenager's short life. For many of us [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Regional News|

46 new COVID-19 cases in Southeastern Idaho

SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 46 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There are 22 new cases in Bannock County, 15 in Bingham County, 1 in Butte County, 4 in Caribou County, 3 in Franklin County and 1 in Power County. This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 2,566. Out of the 2,566 cases, 2,160 have recovered from COVID-19. For more information, click HERE. [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Regional News|

Fairview Elementary School recognized as National Blue Ribbon School

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos recognized two Idaho schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Fairview Elementary School in the Bonneville Joint District was recognized as an Exemplary High Performing School, among Idaho’s highest performing schools. Of Fairview Elementary students, 71.9% were proficient in English language arts [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Regional News|

Backing The Blue with BBQ

IDAHO FALLS - Idaho (KIDK/KIFI) - Two local businesses come together to show appreciation for area law enforcement. Trimp Wealth Management hosted lunch Thursday with food from Pitmaster BBQ Company to say thank you to Bonneville County deputies, Idaho Falls police officers, and Idaho state troopers. KIDK Eyewitness News 3 anchor Todd Kunz asked owner Pat Trimp why he hosted this event? "There's a lot of, obviously, a lot of [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Regional News|

Jackson Airport receives FAA grants

Local News JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI/KIDK)-The Jackson Hole Airport will receive a Federal Aviation Administration grant.   The funding comes through a combination of resources including the ongoing Airport Improvement Program and the CARES Act Coronavirus Aid package.  Together, they represent 100% federal funding. The Jackson airport will receive $28,534,399 to pay for reconstruction of the airport runway. News / Top Stories

By |September 24th, 2020|Regional News|

Grid Kid football team to benefit Primary Children’s Hospital

Local News BONNEVILLE COUNTY, Idaho (KIDK/KIFI) - The Thunder Ridge 6th Grade Grid Kid Blue Team is once again reaching out to the public to benefit Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City. The team will be hosting the Ririe Bulldogs 6th Grade Team Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 at 9 a.m. at Thunder Ridge High School Stadium in Bonneville County. The team is asking for those in attendance to either [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Regional News|

Pedestrian hospitalized after hit by vehicle on US 20

Idaho Falls IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho State Police report a 42-year-old Rexburg man was hospitalized after a vehicle vs pedestrian crash on US 20 Wednesday. ISP said Arthur Morales was walking across US 20 around 6:30 a.m. at milepost 308.95, near Idaho Falls from the median to the right shoulder working on setting up construction signage for the work zone. 19-year-old Neil Sanchez of Idaho Falls was traveling [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Regional News|

Police arrest man for attempted strangulation, domestic battery

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) – Idaho Falls Police arrested a 25-year-old Idaho Falls resident for strangulation, domestic battery with traumatic injury and resisting or obstruction arrest on Sunday around 10 p.m. While officers were enroute to an address in the 200 block of 3rd Street for a domestic disturbance in progress, Idaho Falls Police dispatch relayed to officers that a male, later identified as Zacery Farley, was reportedly attacking a [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Regional News|

Stage One fire restrictions eased

Local News IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-Federal and state land managers are lifting Stage One Fire Restrictions on eastern Idaho public lands beginning Friday.   The order affects lands administered by the Idaho Falls District Bureau of Land Management, Fort Hall Agency, Idaho Department of Lands, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. “With the recent rains we’ve received across the area, our wildfire potential has [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Regional News|

New bridge improves hospital access

Local News IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-Completion of a new bridge will give first responders more direct access to Idaho Falls Community Hospital from 25th Street. The hospital extended East 25th Circle and built a bridge to increase access to its emergency care.   Ambulances started using the route last week. “When a patient is seriously injured or sick, we know what a difference a few seconds can make in their treatment [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Regional News|

Pocatello/Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce cleanup Hiline Road ahead of fall event

Local News CHUBBUCK, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The Pocatello and Chubbuck region may be getting a bit of a makeover. The Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce's Community Beautification Committee cleaned up areas alongside Hiline Road in Chubbuck on Wednesday. The Committee wanted to get a head start before their annual Fall Cleanup taking place next Saturday, Oct. 3.  "Traditionally, we have cleaned up on Bannock Highway," said Chamber of Commerce member Lisa Armijo. [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Regional News|

Pocatello/Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce clean up Hiline Road ahead of fall event

Pocatello CHUBBUCK, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - The Pocatello and Chubbuck region may be getting a bit of a makeover. The Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce's Community Beautification Committee cleaned up areas alongside Hiline Road in Chubbuck on Wednesday. The Committee wanted to get a head start before their annual Fall Cleanup taking place next Saturday, Oct. 3.  "Traditionally, we have cleaned up on Bannock Highway," said Chamber of Commerce member Lisa Armijo. "For [...]

By |September 24th, 2020|Regional News|
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