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Body found at Idaho Falls house fire

IFFD IFFD Idaho Falls, Idaho (KIFI) - The Idaho Falls Fire crews were called to a jeffefrson Ave. home around 2:30 Sunday afternoon. The caller reported seeing heavy smoke coming from the roof. Arriving firefighters found smoke coming from the attic of the single story home with a basement. They tell us the majority of the fire was in one bedroom at the back of the home. The body of [...]

By |January 23rd, 2022|Regional News|

St. Anthony Police Department raising funds to bring in a four legged officer

ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (KIFI)- It's been close to four years since St. Anthony had a K-9 officer in the department. Now there is a need for a K-9 unit once more. The new K-9 will allow for the department to detect drugs coming through the area, says Officer Hunter Gregory, who will be the dog's handler. Gregory says while they are close to reaching their goal, they're still hoping to [...]

By |January 23rd, 2022|Regional News|

Rexburg Winter Fest returns after 5-year break

REXBURG, Idaho (KIFI)- The Rexburg Winter Fest made its return Saturday, taking place at the Teton Winter park, in the Teton Lakes Golf Course. People from the surrounding area came to experience what Rexburg has to offer in the great outdoors during the winter. The fest included cross country skiing, a sled hill and to kick off the afternoon, a polar plunge. Jon Faldmo from the city's Parks and Recreation [...]

By |January 22nd, 2022|Regional News|

ISU gets new Athletic Training Center

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - Student athletes at Idaho State University are getting pumped up over a new addition to their athletic program. Thanks to Portneuf Medical Center, the space at the Sports and Orthopaedic Center has been transformed into a brand new Athletic Training Center. "The athletic training room is really important for treating student athletes, preparing them for games and matches, and we didn't have a very adequate space for them," [...]

By |January 22nd, 2022|Regional News|

Idaho’s December unemployment rate reaches historic low of 2.4%

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 2.4% in December, an historic low and one-tenth of a percentage point below the state’s previous record of 2.5% in December 2019. "Idaho's economy is booming and people are working at historic rates, proving that the conservative principles of cutting taxes, slashing regulations, and making investments where they matter most lead to opportunity and prosperity for the people. Thank [...]

By |January 22nd, 2022|Regional News|

Idaho Falls High School Multi-Cultural Celebration

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho Falls High School capped off a week of multi-cultural activities with a celebration in the civic auditorium. Students, faculty, and staff all gathered to witness the different performances, songs, and dances from various cultures. Performances involved many of the clubs of the high school. This included the choir, band, and Spanish club. Even specific individuals had the stage all to themselves. Brock Pedersen danced [...]

By |January 21st, 2022|Regional News|

Idaho Falls Community Food Basket warehouse mortgage paid off

https://youtube.com/watch?v=MO7XnzCOp5E&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-falls%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - The Idaho Falls Community Food Basket announced it has been able to pay-off the mortgage for its warehouse. Help came from donations around the community including Melaleuca which donated the final $51,500 needed. Now that the building is paid for, the Food Basket will be able to use the money that would have gone toward the mortgage, to buy more food and supplies to [...]

By |January 21st, 2022|Regional News|

Firehouse Subs to donate sales to Firth Fire Department

https://youtube.com/watch?v=ECt_SpchQRk&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%3Dtop-stories%22%7D%2C%22nonPersonalizedAd%22%3Afalse%7D%7D FIRTH, Idaho (KIFI) - Support continues to pour in for the Firth Fire Department after a fire severely damaged its building and equipment earlier this month.     On Saturday, Firehouse Subs in Ammon, Idaho Falls and Pocatello will donate 100-%of their sales to help the Firth Fire Department recover.  A GoFundMe account has also been set up if you wish to donate that way. Firth has already seen donations come in [...]

By |January 21st, 2022|Regional News|

COVID-19 UPDATES: 3,701 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 6 new deaths

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho officials reported 3,701 new COVID-19 cases and 6 new deaths Friday. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March 2020 to 356,112. The state reports data for the most recent 2-week period are incomplete. Due to the recent surge in cases, approximately 35,400 outstanding positive laboratory results are pending local public health district review and follow-up. There are a total of [...]

By |January 21st, 2022|Regional News|

2021 was busiest year on record for Yellowstone

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. (KIFI) - Yellowstone National Park hosted 4,860,537 recreation visits in 2021, up 28% from 2020 (3,806,306 visits), making it the busiest year on record. In 2021, visitation for May, June, July, August, and September were the busiest on record. July was also the most-visited month on record in Yellowstone’s history and the first time visitation exceeded 1 million visits in a single month. The list below shows the year-to-date trend for recreation visits [...]

By |January 21st, 2022|Regional News|

Lawmaker sued under public records act for ethics documents

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho lawmaker who was censured after publicizing the name of a 19-year-old intern who reported being raped is being sued under the state’s public records act. Attorney Erika Birch filed the lawsuit against Republican Rep. Priscilla Giddings earlier this month. Birch contends Giddings wrongly denied access to public records related to the ethics investigations against Giddings and Aaron von Ehlinger, the former lawmaker who is [...]

By |January 21st, 2022|Regional News|

Ammon man announces candidacy for Bonneville County Treasurer

Craig TibbittsCraig Tibbitts announces his candidacy for Bonneville County Treasurer AMMON, Idaho (KXPI/KIFI) - Craig Tibbitts of Ammon announces his candidacy for Bonneville County Treasurer following the announcement this week that Mark Hansen said he would not see re-election. Tibbitts, a self-described life-long Republican, has spent his entire career in the finance industry. He graduated college with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He later began a banking career at [...]

By |January 21st, 2022|Regional News|

George Vander Meer appointed to vacant Ammon council seat

https://youtube.com/watch?v=GkbVyLgR1i0&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 AMMON, Idaho (KIFI) - Ammon Mayor Sean Colleti has appointed a new council member. George Vander Meer will fill the city council seat left vacant when Byron Wiscombe resigned in December. The Ammon City Council agreed to the mayor's appointment Thursday. Vander Meer has been in the insurance industry for more than 30 years and volunteered for Bonneville County Sheriff Search and Rescue from 2003 to 2013. He also severed as s reserve [...]

By |January 21st, 2022|Regional News|

FBI: Brian Laundrie claimed responsibility for Gabby Petito’s death

By Randi Kaye, CNN Before taking his own life, Brian Laundrie wrote in a notebook he was responsible for Gabby Petito‘s death, according to the FBI. “A review of the notebook revealed written statements by Mr. Laundrie claiming responsibility for Ms. Petito’s death,” the FBI’s Denver Field Office said in a statement released Friday. The notebook was discovered in October, in the same area as Laundrie’s remains, in Florida’s Myakkahatchee [...]

By |January 21st, 2022|Regional News|

Podcast bringing attention to cold cases in Idaho

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho cold cases will soon be getting more attention, thanks to a new podcast. The Deck podcast features cold cases from across the country, including Idaho. For years, law enforcement agencies have been replacing traditional playing cards with cards featuring cold cases in that state, which are then given out to inmates in jail and prison, in hopes that someone with information will come forward. [...]

By |January 21st, 2022|Regional News|

Marshall Public Library hours change next week due to staffing shortages

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - The Marshall Public Library is changing its hours of operation for the week of January 24, 2022. Due to a temporary staffing shortage, the Library’s hours Monday through Saturday next week will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Library officials hope to restore regular hours the following week. For more information about Library programs and hours, call 208-232-1263 or visit marshallpl.org/. The post Marshall Public Library hours change next week due to [...]

By |January 21st, 2022|Regional News|

Man shoots hotel because of smoking fee charge, Manager says

UPDATE 2:15 P.M. - REXBURG, Idaho (KIFI) - A suspect is in police custody for allegedly shooting a gun at a Rexburg hotel. Rexburg Police Asst. Chief Gary Hagan reported the man was arrested in Alpine, Wyo. early Friday afternoon. His name was not released and a motive was given by Hagan. The manager of the Motel 6 said the man was upset because he was charged a smoking fee. [...]

By |January 21st, 2022|Regional News|

Police looking for suspect involved in drive-by shooting at Rexburg hotel

REXBURG, Idaho (KIFI) - Rexburg police are investigating an apparent drive-by shooting at a local motel Friday morning. Rexburg Police Asst. Chief Gary Hagan said the incident happened around 10 a.m. at the Motel 6 on South 12th West. The suspect left in a new model black pickup hauling a gooseneck trailer, he said. The driver was described as an African-American man. As a precaution, nearby schools were placed in [...]

By |January 21st, 2022|Regional News|

Energy entities eye clean-energy strategy for western states

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two public electric utilities and a federal energy agency with millions of customers in eight western states have reached a tentative agreement centered on a proposed energy transmission line connecting their power grids. Idaho Power, PacifiCorp and the Bonneville Power Administration say the plan announced Wednesday will help them meet increasing demand and support their clean-energy goals. The plan anticipates the 2026 completion of a 500-kilovolt, [...]

By |January 21st, 2022|Regional News|

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