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Train Derails Near Minidoka Spilling Grain
MINIDOKA, Idaho (KLIX) - A train carrying grain derailed mid-morning Thursday near the small community of Minidoka. According to Union Pacific Railroad Spokesperson Justin Jacobs eight rail cars toppled over and one remained upright. The cars were carrying corn that spilled on the tracks...
Former Minidoka County Sheriff Sentenced To Jail Time
RUPERT, Idaho (AP) — The former Minidoka County sheriff has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for using a county credit card to buy less than $300 worth of gas for a female county employee.
Fifth District Judge Casey Robinson ordered Kevin Halverson to begin serving that time next February...
Magic Valley Sheriffs Race
!!Unofficial Results!!
Sheriff Race
Jerome County Sheriff
Douglas J McFall (REP) .  .  .  .  .  .     5,014
Kenneth R. Rushing (IND)  .  .  .  .  .     1,428
 
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New Magic Valley Judges
(KLIX)- The Magic Valley has two new magistrate judges. On Friday the Fifth Judicial District announced Blaine Cannon and Calvin Campbell as judges. Campbell will replace former judge Nicole Cannon who resigned amid DUI charges in June. He will serve Twin Falls as judge...
Man on ATV Killed After Being Hit by Truck
(KLIX)- A 24 year old Paul man died after being struck by a pickup on his ATV. Idaho State Police say Kenny Stevenson of Paul was headed down 1100 North in a Polaris Ranger RZR. Marcus Newton, 30 of Rupert, was headed down 400 West in a 2008 Dodge Pickup...
Road Work Extended on Minidoka Ave.
(KLIX) Drivers in Twin Falls will have to make their way around Minidoka Avenue. The city has extended its closure into next week.  Work is being done on Minidoka between Jerome and Murtaugh Streets. Crews are taking out old roadway along with an old rail road spur track...
One Killed In Minidoka County Crash
(KLIX)   Idaho State Police say one person died in an early morning crash on I-84 in Minidoka County.  The crash occurred just before 6 a.m. Monday.  Police say 28 year old Andrew Castello of Eden was traveling east on Interstate 84 in a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt when his vehicle travelle…
Minidoka School District Releasing 11 Teachers
The Minidoka County School District is reeling from state budget cuts in education and the “Students Come First” initiative.  At a school board meeting this week board members approved the layoffs of 11 teachers in the district.  The board was hoping that attrit…
Access At Walcott State Park Concerns Officials
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There are new concerns growing over the future access of Lake Walcott in Minidoka County and County Commissioners are becoming concerned as a management plan is being developed for the Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge.  The Times News reports today that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Se…
Hunt Internment Camp To Get Federal Grant
National Park Service grants will help preserve two Idaho sites that remind us of a difficult time in our nation's history.  Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar has announced two grants totaling more than $300,000 for preservation and interpretive projects at World War II-era Japanese-Americ…
Supplemental Levies Pass In Magic Valley
Tuesday was a good day for school supplemental levies in the Magic Valley.  Hansen School District voters passed a $190,000 levy for one year.  Kimberly voters approved a $300,000 levy with 69% voting in favor.  Murtaugh voters passed a 3-yar $150,000 per year levy by 83%...

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