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Pocatello firefighters provide new coats and gloves to local children

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - Continuing a tradition of community service, Pocatello firefighters gave new coats and gloves to children in need at the Lincoln Head Start Wednesday. Pocatello firefighters partnered with local businesses to raise money to purchase new coats for children.  This year, firefighters made a special effort to purchase new weatherproof mittens for every child in the Lincoln Head Start program. The firefighters' Union, IAFF Local 187 matched [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Regional News|

Wyoming lawmakers again oppose Trump-backed election changes

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers have again decided against major election changes supported by former President Donald Trump. A state legislative committee voted Thursday to indefinitely to set aside a bill that would establish runoff elections. Proponents of the change point out that some candidates in Wyoming win crowded primaries with less than a majority of the vote. The Casper Star-Tribune reports Trump supports the change while he backs [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Regional News|

Why Dollar Tree’s price hike to $1.25 could be ‘one of the worst decisions in retail history’

By Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN Business In 1986, three retail veterans opened a chain of stores in the southeast named Only $1.00. They were building upon the concept of a store they had stumbled across called Everything’s A Dollar, and thought they could do it better. But Everything’s A Dollar wasn’t so thrilled to welcome the competition, so the company sued, forcing Only $1.00 to change its name. The executives came [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Regional News|

AARP names Idaho Falls as one of top places to live, retire in America

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has named the City of Idaho Falls as one of their best places in America to live and retire, citing attractive amenities such as parks and trails and overall cost of living. The organization said the criteria for many Americans has changed when determining a place to live, work and retire and said while reliance on the internet, [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Regional News|

Federal judge to decide if transgender athlete case is moot

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman says her lawsuit challenging the state’s ban on transgender athletes should continue moving through the court system because she is enrolled as a student at Boise State University and plans to play soccer on the school’s club team next spring. Lindsay Hecox, a transgender athlete, sued last year after Idaho passed a law barring transgender women from playing on women’s sports teams sponsored [...]

By |December 8th, 2021|Regional News|

Mail truck runs over Idaho Falls woman

BONNEVILLE COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) - A 25-year-old Idaho Falls woman was ran over by a mail truck Monday night. Just after 5:30 p.m., Bonneville County Sheriff's deputies and Idaho Falls Fire responded to a report of an injury crash in the cul-de-sac of Barberry Ln. involving a US Post Office mail carrier and a pedestrian.  Deputies and Idaho Falls Fire crews arrived on the scene to find the woman underneath [...]

By |December 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Amber Alert issued for 15-year-old

LEWISTON, Idaho (KIFI) - The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and the Lewiston Police Department (Idaho) are seeking the public’s help in finding a critically missing 15-year-old girl.  An Amber Alert has been issued for Lillian Dixon who has been missing since Friday, Dec. 3, 2021 from Lewiston, Idaho. It is believed Dixon is with 36-year-old Jonathan Bowles. The Lewiston Police Department have been actively searching for Dixon and [...]

By |December 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Shop with a Cop set Saturday

https://youtube.com/watch?v=fFkX13k1otg&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) - Shop with a Cop returns Saturday morning. The event begins at 7 a.m. at the Idaho Falls Eagles Lodge. Children will be paired up with law enforcement at breakfast. Then at 8 a.m., they will turn on lights and sirens and head to the Ammon Target. Children will meet with Santa and get some gifts for their families. The post Shop with a Cop set Saturday appeared [...]

By |December 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Gov. Little declares this week Computer Science Education Week

https://youtube.com/watch?v=VUvL0UB2B58&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 BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) - This week is Computer Science Education Week. Idaho Governor Brad Little made the proclamation in Caldwell where he even coded with some middle school students Monday. He said, "Introducing our students to computer science early on will expose them to real-world experiences and strengthen critical thinking skills that will serve them throughout their lives." The Idaho Stem Action Center is giving educators a certificate of achievement [...]

By |December 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Annual winter restrictions on the Targhee Forest

EASTERN IDAHO (KIFI) - Days are becoming shorter, and we are trading in our tennis shoes for snow boots as we make way for winter recreation opportunities in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. In response to seasonal changes, and to protect winter range, some roads and areas on the Targhee Forest have already closed or will close beginning Dec.15. “The forest has numerous seasonal wildlife closures areas,” Forest Recreation Program Manager [...]

By |December 7th, 2021|Regional News|

COVID-19 UPDATES: 645 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho officials reported 645 new COVID-19 cases and 8 new deaths over the weekend. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March 2020 to 309,314. There are a total of 245,338 confirmed cases and 63,976 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. [...]

By |December 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Deputy investigating crash hit in patrol car

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - A Bonneville County sheriff's deputy was not seriously injured when a pickup was struck his patrol car Monday morning. It happened near US 26 and 97th North between Idaho Falls and Ririe. The deputy was investigating a crash of a car rollover that happened just before 7 a.m. While in his SUV doing paperwork, a Black Dodge pickup hit him on the side of the [...]

By |December 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Best public high schools in Idaho

Canva Best public high schools in Idaho As filmmaker and writer Nora Ephron said during a ’96 commencement address at Wellesley College, “Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead.” If that’s the case, high school may be one of the greatest dress rehearsals of all. It’s a place where students explore their interests, dive into extracurricular activities, finally get the freedom to choose [...]

By |December 6th, 2021|Regional News|

Annual winter restrictions on the Targhee Forest

EASTERN IDAHO (KIFI) - Days are becoming shorter, and we are trading in our tennis shoes for snow boots as we make way for winter recreation opportunities in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. In response to seasonal changes, and to protect winter range, some roads and areas on the Targhee Forest have already closed or will close beginning Dec.15. “The forest has numerous seasonal wildlife closures areas,” Forest Recreation Program Manager [...]

By |December 7th, 2021|Regional News|

COVID-19 UPDATES: 645 new Idaho COVID-19 cases, 8 new deaths

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho officials reported 645 new COVID-19 cases and 8 new deaths over the weekend. That brings the total confirmed and probable cases reported since March 2020 to 309,314. There are a total of 245,338 confirmed cases and 63,976 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. [...]

By |December 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Deputy investigating crash hit in patrol car

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - A Bonneville County sheriff's deputy was not seriously injured when a pickup was struck his patrol car Monday morning. It happened near US 26 and 97th North between Idaho Falls and Ririe. The deputy was investigating a crash of a car rollover that happened just before 7 a.m. While in his SUV doing paperwork, a Black Dodge pickup hit him on the side of the [...]

By |December 7th, 2021|Regional News|

Best public high schools in Idaho

Canva Best public high schools in Idaho As filmmaker and writer Nora Ephron said during a ’96 commencement address at Wellesley College, “Your education is a dress rehearsal for a life that is yours to lead.” If that’s the case, high school may be one of the greatest dress rehearsals of all. It’s a place where students explore their interests, dive into extracurricular activities, finally get the freedom to choose [...]

By |December 6th, 2021|Regional News|

Lawsuit seeks to stop wolf trapping and snaring in Idaho

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than a dozen environmental groups are asking a federal court to block Idaho's recently expanded wolf trapping and snaring regulations. The Center for Biological Diversity and others in the lawsuit filed Monday against Republican Gov. Brad Little and state wildlife officials say the new regulations violate the Endangered Species Act because federally protected grizzly bears and lynx could be killed. The groups want wolf trapping [...]

By |December 6th, 2021|Regional News|

Idaho Falls airport preparing for the return of winter weather

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI)- Like it or not, snow is on the way, and the facilities crew at the Idaho Falls Regional Airport is ready. Facilities manager Kenny Buttars says they take the job seriously. "We don't want any delays," Buttars said. "We don't want any, you know, anybody to say, 'Well, it was your problem, your fault', you know, because we have a reputation that we don't close here. [...]

By |December 6th, 2021|Regional News|

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