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Remembering those injured in the Rigby Middle School shooting

https://youtube.com/watch?v=-k3oY5areiM&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 RIGBY, Idaho (KIFI) - We are learning more about those injured in Thursday's school shooting at Rigby Middle School. That's where a sixth grade girl pulled a handgun out of her bag and began firing. On Friday, a group of teenage boys and their mothers spoke about the shooting while practicing for a baseball game. One of the mothers gave us an update on the 11-year-old girl who [...]

By |May 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Expert talks about how to talk to children after Rigby shooting

RIGBY, Idaho (KIFI) - Parents and the community as a whole are reeling after a shooting at Rigby Middle School Thursday morning. This may be leaving some to wonder about how to talk about it with their kids. Karl Winegar, the chief administrative officer, and a licensed clinical social worker at America Health said kids under the age of eight don't need to know too much. "If it's not directly [...]

By |May 7th, 2021|Regional News|

COVID-19 UPDATES: 187 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho officials reported 187 new COVID-19 cases and 8 new deaths Friday. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March to 188,788. There are a total of 151,224 confirmed cases and 37,564 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. googletag.cmd.push(function () { [...]

By |May 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Suspicious death in Jefferson County

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) - Jefferson County deputies received a call in reference to a missing 43-year-old female Wednesday. Deputies completed a missing person report and started making inquiries to try and locate the female. On Thursday, deputies responded to 531 N. 4200 E. located in Jefferson County to follow up on the report. The female was known to frequent that location. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); Upon arrival, the [...]

By |May 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Guns-in-schools bills won’t move this legislative session

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) - Lawmakers will not be addressing bills concerning guns in school this session. The Senate State Affairs Committee chair told Idaho Education News the session is over, and she will not have another committee hearing. Two bills are in committee. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); House Bill 122, proposed by Rep. Chad Christensen, would allow any staff member with an enhanced concealed weapons permit to carry on [...]

By |May 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Teton County, Wyo. mask order rescinded Friday

JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI) - The Teton County, Wyo. order to wear face coverings in certain places was rescinded Friday at noon. The 26th continuation of Statewide Health Order 1 will remain in place through May 16, 2021 and requires mask usage while on K-12 school or college property. You can read all current health orders in place and to see the rescinded mask order HERE. googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); [...]

By |May 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Portion of I-15 closed due to high winds

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - The Idaho Transportation Department reports Interstate 15 from Idaho Falls to Roberts is closed due to high winds and low visibility. Idaho State Police said the closure is from 119 to 135. There are detours in place. You can check http://511.idaho.gov for current road conditions. The post Portion of I-15 closed due to high winds appeared first on Local News 8.

By |May 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Idaho May 2021 Water Supply Outlook Report

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Idaho has released the May Water Supply Outlook Report for the 2021 water year. This spring has continued to be exceptionally dry with well below normal precipitation across Idaho. A few storms during April brought minimal snowpack (SWE) increases to the highest elevation sites, but overall, this frozen water resource is transitioning to its liquid form. Throughout Idaho, the snowpack [...]

By |May 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Jefferson schools closed Monday

RIGBY, Idaho (KIFI) - Jefferson School District Superintendent Chad Martin announced Friday all schools in the district will also be closed Monday. He said in a letter," In meeting with these professionals, it was recommended that we use Monday as a day to prepare staff for students returning to the classroom on Tuesday, May 11th. Therefore, all schools in Jefferson School District #251 will not be in session for students [...]

By |May 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Idaho shooting: Very few school incidents committed by girls

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say they are trying to determine what prompted a young girl to open fire at a rural Idaho middle school, one of the few school shootings in which the suspect is female. The shooting happened around 9 a.m. Thursday, when police say the girl pulled a handgun out of her backpack and shot two other students and an adult custodian before she was disarmed by a [...]

By |May 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Police investigate shooting fatality

BONNEVILLE COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) - Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputies and Idaho Falls Fire responded to a residence in the 500 N. block of Lakewood Wednesday night to a reported disturbance and shooting.  Dispatch received the call around 10:30 p.m. advising two men were involved in the disturbance, one of which was injured by gunfire.  As deputies arrived, they discovered a 58-year-old male resident deceased from apparent gunshot wounds.  googletag.cmd.push(function () { [...]

By |May 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Bill to kill up to 90% of Idaho wolves signed by governor

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law a measure that could lead to killing 90% of the state's 1,500 wolves in a move that was backed by hunters and the state's powerful ranching sector but heavily criticized by environmental advocates. The Republican governor signed the bill on Thursday that had passed the Senate and House with enough votes to overcome a veto. Lawmakers who sponsored the measure [...]

By |May 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Idaho finalists for highest STEM teaching honor

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – Six outstanding Idaho math and science teachers have been named as the 2021 state finalists for the national Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra announced. These secondary-school teachers were selected by a panel of mathematics and science education experts. Their applications will now be sent to the National Science Foundation, competing to become Idaho’s national awardees -- [...]

By |May 7th, 2021|Regional News|

IDWR to change water administration of water rights in the Portneuf Basin

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – Seven irrigation districts and canal companies representing the Snake River Surface Water Coalition (SWC) sent a letter on April 23 to the Director of the Idaho Department of Water Resources (IDWR) requesting the Director instruct Watermasters in the Portneuf River Basin to regulate surface water rights in the Portneuf River Basin during the 2021 irrigation season in priority with Snake River water rights, IDWR officials said [...]

By |May 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Lawsuit challenges Idaho’s new ballot initiative process

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A lawsuit challenging Idaho's new law making it more difficult to get initiatives or referendums on ballots has been filed with the Idaho Supreme Court. A group that has had ballot initiative success and another comprised of attorneys committed to defending Idaho's Constitution filed the lawsuit Friday against Secretary of State Lawerence Denney. Reclaim Idaho and the Committee to Protect and Preserve the Idaho Constitution say the new [...]

By |May 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Reclaim Idaho files lawsuit

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – Reclaim Idaho filed suit in the Idaho Supreme Court Friday to strike down Idaho’s recently enacted anti-initiatives law as unconstitutional. The Committee to Protect and Preserve the Idaho Constitution—a committee of distinguished Idaho lawyers—is serving as a plaintiff in the case alongside Reclaim Idaho. The anti-initiatives law, signed by Governor Little on April 17, requires ballot-initiative campaigns to collect signatures from at least 6% of registered [...]

By |May 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Burn permits required in Idaho May 10 to October 20

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) - Burn permits are required in Idaho from May 10 to October 20 each year. The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) issues an averages about 18,000 a year in Idaho, and that number continues to rise. Who needs a permit googletag.cmd.push(function () { googletag.display("div-gpt-ad-6"); }); Idaho law (38-115) requires any person planning to burn outside city limits within Idaho, including crop residue burning, to obtain a state burn permit during this [...]

By |May 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Crash on US 26 near Swan Valley

SWAN VALLEY, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho State Police said crews were busy early Friday morning to upright a semi trailer after its load of cheese was offloaded. The crash happened on US 26 nine miles west of Swan Valley. Crews were busy early this morning to upright a semi trailer after its load of cheese was off loaded. Crash happened on US26 9 miles west of Swan Valley. pic.twitter.com/2dO1j8ukHH— Idaho [...]

By |May 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Freezin’ for a Reason set for Saturday

AMMON, Idaho (KIFI) -The first Annual Freezin’ for a Reason Swimming Pool Fundraiser is to be held on Saturday, May 8th at 3:00 p.m. The Ammon pool will be filled Friday with water that is approximately 45 degrees. On the day of the event, Natural Spring Ice will dump 10,000 pounds of ice in the pool.  The cost to participate is $10. All participants receive a Freezin’ for a Reason [...]

By |May 7th, 2021|Regional News|

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