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Potato harvest going strong

REXBURG, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Farmers are hoping this year's potato harvest will be better than last year. A manager at Wilcox Fresh potato company says this year we are seeing a good start to the harvest season. "So far, it's been a really nice fall. The weather's cooperated really well with us for harvest and we've been able to get started. We're probably approaching halfway hoping to finish strong this [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

Potato harvest in full swing

REXBURG, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Potato harvest is in full swing, and farmers are hoping this year's season will do better than last year. A manager at Wilcox Fresh Potato Company says this year we are seeing a good start to the harvest season. "So far, the it's been a really nice fall the weather's cooperated really well with us for harvest," Derek Peterson said. "We've been able to get started. [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

422 new Idaho COVID-19 cases

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho officials reported 422 new COVID-19 cases on Monday as some health experts are warning the state is entering its third wave of new infections. Idaho ranks 11th in the nation for new confirmed cases per capita, according to Johns Hopkins University, and the rolling average number of newly confirmed daily cases was nearly 200 for the past two weeks. That's an increase of more [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

Budget tweak aimed at bringing more medical residencies to Idaho

Local News BOISE, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-The State Board of Education has approved a budget revision aimed at bringing more physicians to Idaho. The Fiscal Year '22 budget request includes a $900,000 expansion to the Board’s 10-year graduate medical education plan (GME). The purpose of the program is to increase the number of physicians practicing in the state. The goal of the ten-year plan is to have more than 20 medical residency programs [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

Grizzlies killed in attacks on 2 bow hunters in Wyoming

Wyoming CODY, Wyo. (AP) - One hunter was injured and another unhurt by grizzly bears in two separate attacks in Wyoming. Neither bear survived the encounters, according to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The department gave few other details about the attacks in a statement Monday but said it was helping the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service investigate. A bow hunter injured Thursday in the Thorofare region southeast of Yellowstone National Park was [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

Fire breaks out at IF storage facility

News Crews made quick work of the apparent truck fire at "All Season Rental Space" on St. Leon road. The call came in at 3:10. A witness at the scene told investigators her friend was working on the truck and it broke out into flames when he started it up. we are told there is damage to a truck and tools inside the unit. Still, crews were able to keep [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

“Completely out of the blue;” local woman shares story of postpartum heart attack

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Bridget Klassen never had a heart issue before 2020. “I just woke up sweating, and I don’t sweat. My heart was racing, so I thought, ‘Well, I must be hot.’ I tried to get out of our bedroom and down the hall, and woke up on the floor a few times because I had collapsed,” Bridget said. She and her husband, Brandon welcomed their baby girl [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

50 new COVID-19 cases in Southeastern Idaho

SOUTHEAST IDAHO (KIFI/KIDK) - Southeastern Idaho Public Health has 50 new confirmed cases of COVID-19. There are 19 new cases in Bannock County, 16 in Bingham County, 2 in Butte County, 2 in Caribou County, 5 in Franklin County and 6 in Power County. This brings the total of confirmed and probable cases to 2,792. Out of the 2,792 cases, 2,278 have recovered from COVID-19. For more information, click HERE. [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

2 arrested during search warrant regarding stolen vehicle

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - On Friday, Idaho Falls Police officers received information that a vehicle reported as stolen from Boise may be located on 8th Street in Idaho Falls. An IFPD officer had stopped the vehicle earlier in the day on a traffic stop before the vehicle had been reported as stolen. When the vehicle was reported stolen, the Boise Police Department identified the vehicle had been stopped earlier [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

Spay/neuter clinic benefits pets in Fort Hall

Local News CHUBBUCK, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Our pet population is getting curbed in Chubbuck. The All About the Animals Coalition held a spay/neuter clinic Saturday at Alpine Animal Hospital. The clinic helped benefit pets of Fort Hall residents and Shoshone-Bannock tribal members. The coalition hopes to reduce the number of homeless animals on reservation lands. Kristin Sanger says that help from non-profits help make this become a reality. "We were [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

Idaho is entering 3rd coronavirus wave, health experts say

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho now has more than 40,500 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, and some health experts are warning that the state is entering its third wave of new infections. "I think we are a week into our third spike that is going to be bigger than either of the ones before," Dr. David Pate, a member of the state's coronavirus task force and the former CEO [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

One person dead in Bonneville County shooting

Top Stories AMMON, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - UPDATE: 3:30 p.m. -- Bonneville County deputies are investigating a shooting incident at South Ammon Road, just south of First Street. One person was found dead at the scene.  All others believed to be involved in the incident are either accounted-for or are being detained.   They say there are no further threats to the community. Idaho State Police and Bonneville County Deputies have blocked [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

Police block Ammon Road near Country Corner for incident

News AMMON, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Police have blocked off a portion of South Ammon Drive for some type of incident happening. Emergency personnel have been called to the 290 S. Ammon Road for possible shooting or stabbing. It's unclear exactly what it is. The address is just south of the Country Corner store. Bonneville County Sheriff sent out an phone alert message to nearby homes to remain inside and lock [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

Pipeline maintenance at Pocatello trail areas

Pocatello POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - You could see a little maintenance happening in two popular Pocatello places beginning Monday. A contractor with Williams Pipeline will be maintaining the right of way for their natural gas pipeline in the City Creek Trail area and Cusick Creek Trailhead. Trails adjacent to the work will be closed, including the City Creek Trail between bridges four and five and potentially the Bench to City [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

5 injured in Idaho sugar beet factory explosion

Idaho NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - Five people sustained minor injuries in an explosion at an Idaho sugar beet processing facility. Amalgamated Sugar spokeswoman Jessica Anderson says four workers received first aid at the Nampa plant after the Monday morning explosion, and the fifth worker was taken to a nearby hospital as a precaution. "They had very minimal injuries. Only one person was sent to the hospital, and they were able to walk [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

Snake River Bridge repairs start tonight

News JACKSON, Wyo. (KIFI/KIDK)-Repairs to the Snake River Bridge near Wilson will begin Monday night. The bridge was restricted to modified load restrictions for trucks after a safety inspection earlier this year.  The new roadwork is expected to allow the bridge to return to unrestricted condition until it is completely replaced in 2023. The Wyoming Department of Transportation and Reiman Corp. will be working on the bridge between 8:30 p.m. [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

Wildfires in southern Idaho affect hunting opportunities

Outdoor Games TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Wildlife officials in Idaho have closed some forest areas statewide, affecting hunters and other recreationists during record-breaking fires across the West. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game announced closures south of Twin Falls in the Sawtooth National Forest, affecting big game hunts for hundreds with tags for deer, elk and pronghorn, the Boise State Public Radio reported. More than 139 square miles have burned [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

Idaho officials seek cleanup help amid rise in park visits

Local News KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) - National park and forest officials in Idaho have reported an increase in trash and waste at public lands across the state since the coronavirus pandemic pushed more people outside. The national parks and national forests around the United States are experiencing the same problem, including the Sawtooth National Recreation Area in central Idaho, east of Boise, The Times-News reported. The National Forest Foundation, Sawtooth Society, [...]

By |September 28th, 2020|Regional News|

205 new Idaho COVID-19 cases

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - Idaho officials reported 205 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March to 40,501. There are a total of 36,899 confirmed cases and 3,602 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 Public Health only issues [...]

By |September 27th, 2020|Regional News|
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