American Falls, ID

Police: Local man faces another DUI charge after his car leaves roadway, gets stuck on boulder

POCATELLO — A local man wanted on a warrant for drunk driving was again cited for DUI on Saturday morning after his car left the roadway and became stuck on a boulder along one of Pocatello's busiest streets, police said. Chad Whitworth, 42, of Blackfoot, was arrested by Pocatello police after his car left Yellowstone Avenue around 8:45 a.m. and became stuck on a roadside boulder near the Goodwill Store, police said. Whitworth was the only occupant of the car and was not injured, police said. Whitworth was wanted on a drunk driving charge out of Bingham County and was cited for another drunk driving charge as a result of Saturday's accident, police said. He was booked into Bannock County Jail following Saturday's accident and was later released after posting bond, authorities said.
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Pedestrian airlifted to local hospital after being struck by semi on Interstate 86 in Southeast Idaho

Idaho State Police are investigating an incident that occurred at 3:20 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2022, on I-86 at milepost 37, in American Falls. A 67 year old male from Pocatello was driving westbound on I-86 in a 2012 Peterbuilt semi truck when the truck struck a 42 year old male from Pocatello who was on foot on the roadway. The pedestrian was transported via air ambulance to a local hospital. The westbound lanes were blocked for approximately one hour while crews worked to clear the lanes. The incident remains under investigation by Idaho State Police.
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Motorcyclist hospitalized after crash on Flying Y interchange in Pocatello

POCATELLO — A motorcyclist has been hospitalized after a crash on the Flying Y interchange in north Pocatello. The man was injured after his Harley-Davidson motorcycle left the roadway around 4 p.m. Sunday while he was entering Interstate 86 westbound from Interstate 15's southbound lanes. His motorcycle came to a stop about 25 yards from the roadway. The man was transported via Pocatello Fire Department ambulance to Portneuf Medical Center for treatment. His name and an update on his condition have not yet been released. The crash remains under investigation by state police.

Pocatello Man Walking On Interstate Struck by Truck

AMERICAN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)-A Pocatello man was taken to a hospital after he was hit by a semi-truck Friday afternoon near American Falls. According to Idaho State Police, the 42-year-old Pocatello man was walking on Interstate 86 at around 3:20 p.m. just west of the town when he was hit by a semi-truck headed westbound. The man was flown by helicopter to an area hospital. The driver of the truck was not injured. ISP said the incident is under investigation. The roadway was blocked for about an hour.

Pocatello suspect found with ‘dirty 30’ fentanyl pills

POCATELLO, Idaho (ABC4) – Officers struggled to place charges on a Pocatello man who was allegedly found in possession of “dirty 30” fentanyl pills at the time of a warrant arrest. Despite Idaho law enforcement’s struggle to determine punishments for fentanyl crimes, court documents state that Andrew Brady Farnsworth, 26, faces a felony for possession […]

Pedestrian flown to hospital after being hit by semi-truck

The following is a news release from Idaho State Police. Idaho State Police are investigating an incident that occurred at 3:20 p.m. on Friday, May 13, on I86 at milepost 37, in Power County. A 67-year-old male from Pocatello was driving westbound on I86 in a 2012 Peterbuilt semi-truck when...

Suspect strikes UTA bus in string of crashes

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (ABC4) – A suspect of a string of crashes involving multiple vehicles is facing numerous charges after attempting to flee the scene of the crime.  Kaleb Evans-Cook, 18, is facing one count of failure to respond to an officer’s signal to stop, two counts of failure to remain at the scene of an […]

Pocatello man gets probation for battery on an officer, marijuana possession

POCATELLO — A man accused of kicking and spitting on officers was sentenced to probation following plea deal. Shane Bradley Johnson, 40, received two years of felony probation for misdemeanor charges of marijuana possession and battery on an officer. District Judge Todd Garbett also ordered Johnson to pay a total of $455 in fees and fines, according to court documents.
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Upcoming events at the Bannock County Event Center

There are lots to do at the Bannock County Event Center this summer. Bring the family to a showing of Movies at the Port, Pocatello Downs horse races and much more!. The Event Center, located at 10588 Fairgrounds Drive in Pocatello, comprises the Portneuf Wellness Complex, Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre, indoor arena, grandstands, soccer fields and RV park. Often referred to as the Bannock County Fairgrounds, this complex can host a wide variety of events.

Local couple to build wellness plaza in Chubbuck

CHUBBUCK — A local couple is bringing something new and fresh to the Pocatello-Chubbuck area — a multi-floor wellness plaza that will house nontraditional medical providers and fun, health-focused businesses. The plaza, to be built on the corner of Olympus Drive just past Portneuf Wellness Complex, will be called Immortal Plaza. Immortal Plaza is the brainchild of nurse and fitness trainer Noelle Gilbert and her partner Andrew Blaser. Gilbert and...

Pro-choice rally outside Pocatello City Hall attracts hundreds

POCATELLO — At least 200 people rallied outside Pocatello City Hall on Saturday evening in support of Roe v. Wade amid concerns that the U.S. Supreme Court could overturn the constitutional right to abortion. Rally-goers lined the street in front of City Hall holding signs and chanting through megaphones as motorists passed by honking their car horns and revving their engines. The rally, called “Abortion Is Healthcare: Bans OFF Our...

Where are they now, Helena Capital's Elena Carter

Montana State University trackster Elena Carter collected three gold medals and a silver at the Big Sky Outdoor Track & Field meet in Pocatello, while leading the Lady Bobcats to the conference runner-up trophy. Carter broke two school records and was part of another (based on web site stats at...

At district track meet, Mangum shows her speed and Highland girls earn team title

Matejah Mangum has a way of making everything sound so simple. She blazes through races, a blur of Pocatello navy and red zooming away from the pack in the 100, a slender sophomore burning competitors multiple years her elder. But she makes it all sound so straightforward — like she’s baking a cake or filling up her gas tank. “I fixed my blocks a couple days ago,” she says, right after she clocked an 11.97 100-meter dash, good for first at the 4A District 5...