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Idaho Home Prices Brighter Than Most
WASHINGTON (AP) — Idaho's housing rebound over the 12 months ending in July was among the most robust in the country. CoreLogic says Idaho posted a 10 percent increase in home prices in that time, second only to Arizona. Nationwide, home prices jumped 3...
Investigators Looking into Death of Three By Electrocution
BLACKFOOT, Idaho (AP) — Officials from several agencies are still working to determine just what caused the water in an eastern Idaho irrigation ditch to become electrified, killing three people. Bingham County Sheriff Dave Johnson says his office, state and private investigators and Idaho Power Com…
Fire Fighting C-130s Head Home
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two military transport planes that are specially equipped to fight wildfires have returned to their home base in Cheyenne. The two C-130 planes operated by the Wyoming Air National Guard have been flying out of Boise, Idaho, for the past several weeks...
Air Show Profit Set Aside for Next One
(KLIX)- The Magic Valley Air Show came away with a $53,000  profit and cost just $261,000 . The event organizer Jim O’Donnell gave the report to the Twin Falls City council telling them another show needs to be done. O’Donnell says many area businesses helped mak…
Fire Threatens North Idaho Town
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Firefighters are working to protect homes from a wildfire in remote Idaho County as wind gusts pushed the blaze toward the community of Dixie. Some residents fled Tuesday under a voluntary evacuation order. The U.S. Forest Service began asking residents to leave Monday a…
Plane Crash in South Hills Kills 1
(KLIX)- A pilot was killed Monday evening after his plane went down in the South Hills just south of Murtaugh. According to the Cassia County Sheriffs office says Joseph Edgar Tugaw, 81, was killed in the crash. No one else was on-board. The single engine Savannah ADV fixed wing plane was found 18 m…
New Deal Reached for Fish Conservation
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials with the Nature Conservancy say they have reached an agreement to protect more than 1,600 acres critical to protecting fish and restoring stream flows in the Pashimeroi River. The conservation group announced the deal late last month to set aside land at Big Creek…
Millions Lost to Fraudulent Unemployment Benefits
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho employers facing high unemployment insurance costs can, in part, blame those who get fraudulent benefits. Getting that money back can often prove fruitless. The Idaho Department of Labor has clawed back some $24.8 million since 2007, but more than $20 million is still…
Teen Killed in Rollover
MENAN, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State Police say one person was killed when six teenagers were thrown from a pickup truck in a crash in Menan, Jefferson County. It happened at 11:45 p.m. Sunday on the Menan-Lorenzo Highway when police say the driver lost control on a curve...
UofI Freshman Drowns
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — An 18-year-old University of Idaho freshman has drowned in Dworshak Reservoir. Authorities tell the Lewiston Tribune that Preston W. Vorhauer of Kamiah died Saturday afternoon trying to swim to a small island near the Freeman Creek Boat Launch during a fraternity camping…
$6 Million Worth in Pot Found
JEROME, Idaho (AP) — Officers with the Idaho State Police and the Gooding County Sheriff's Office have raided a marijuana grow operation in a corn field in Gooding County. Officers located 11 marijuana grow sites Friday that contained over 3,000 plants with an estimated street value of ov…
Nampa Woman Killed after Car Hydroplaned
BOISE -- The Idaho State Police says a Nampa woman died Saturday night after a crash near Burley. Police say Rosemarie Edvalson, 56, of Eagle and her passenger Juanita Spitzer, 75, from Nampa were traveling westbound on Interstate 84 near milepost 225, when Edvalson changed lanes after passing anoth…
Kid Charged After Stealing Mini-Car
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Police in north-central Idaho say a 9-year-old boy has been charged with petit theft after his neighbor's toy ride-on car was reported stolen. The Lewiston Tribune reports the neighbor bought the Power Wheels car, valued at about $450, for her kids two months ago an…
Not as Many Out of State Hunters Coming to Idaho
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Fewer out-of-state hunters are traveling to Idaho and Montana in search of deer and elk, costing fish and game agencies millions of dollars in fees. The Spokesman-Review said Thursday that weather, wolves, politics and the economy are depressing the number of out-of-state…
2 Killed on I84
(KLIX)-Two people were killed in a car crash yesterday afternoon on I-84 near Bliss. Idaho State Police say it happened just before 4pm at the Biss rest stop area. Police say a Mazda sedan was parked on the median side partially in the lane of travel when a small Ford car rear ended it...
More Face Charges in Buhl Burglary
(KLIX)- The Twin Falls County sheriff’s office says a third suspect in the home robbery that took place in Buhl on August 7th has been charged. Luis Alfredo Sotelo is being held in the Twin Falls County Detention Facility with a $100,000 bond on charges of robbery and conspiracy to…
Cassia Man Wanted for Murder
CASSIA COUNTY -- An arrest warrant has been issued for a man wanted for first-degree murder at a Burley motel earlier this year. The body of 54-year-old Russ Taft was found in crawl space at the Alpine Garden Motel on May 18, 2012. The coroner determined that Taft died from blunt force trauma and a …
Local Movie Listings – August 31st through September 6th
It's the final weekend for the drive-ins 2012 season, but Interstate Amusement is going out with a bang! They have four of the summer's biggest films packed into two amazing features.
For one last weekend see Walt Disney's 'Brave' with Marvel's 'The Avengers', and Sony Picture's 'The Amazing Spider-m…
Boise Teen Found Safe
BOISE -- The Ada County Sheriff's Office is reporting that 17-year-old Lee Roy Center has been found safe in a Boise home with no apparent injuries.
Deputies activated an Amber Alert for Center on Wednesday night after they feared he may have been endangered by his father...
Wind Engergy Developers Weary of Idaho Power Companies
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A fight over Idaho alternative energy rules is sending out international shockwaves, with a Greek construction company saying utilities' demands to skirt their contractual obligations to buy power from wind farms are a threat to its business...

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