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Local man reportedly choked woman because she asked him to do the dishes

An Idaho Falls man has been arrested after he reportedly choked a woman in response to her asking him to help clean dishes. Idaho Falls Police Department officers responded to the home of James Anderson, 56, after receiving reports of a domestic disturbance at the residence. Both Anderson and the victim originally told police nothing had happened. When the victim was questioned separately from Anderson, however, she said Anderson choked...
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Pocatello police asking for public's help as invesitgation into fatal I-15 pedestrian crash intesifies

POCATELLO — The Pocatello Police Department is asking for help from the public concerning a fatality crash that occurred in the evening hours on the June 23 on Interstate 15 between the Pocatello Creek Road exit and the exit to the north, which exits onto Interstate 86. If you were in that area between 10:00 p.m. and midnight on the June 23 and have any information about a subject walking on the interstate, please call 208-234-6121. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Pocatello PD needs help identifying vehicle that hit man on I-15

POCATELLO — Police are asking for the public’s help as they search for a driver who struck and killed a pedestrian on Interstate 15 last week. Idaho State Police requested support from Pocatello Police restraining a man walking on I-15 near Pocatello Creek Road just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

At least six ambulances respond to Pocatello women's prison after inmates reportedly suffer medical emergency

POCATELLO — Several Pocatello Fire Department ambulances as well as other emergency vehicles responded to the Pocatello Women's Correctional Center on Monday evening. Reports indicate that multiple inmates at the prison suffered a medical emergency around 7:30 p.m. Pocatello police said the inmates possibly overdosed on drugs. At least six Pocatello Fire Department ambulances along with fire trucks subsequently responded to the prison, located on Fore Road on the city's west bench. As of 8 p.m. five people had been transported from the prison to Portneuf Medical Center for treatment. Authorities are expected to provide more information soon about the incident so stay with for updates on this story.

City of Pocatello announces new Chief Financial Officer

The following is a news release from the city of Pocatello. The city of Pocatello announces Eugene “Gene” Hill as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the City. Hill will oversee the city’s Finance Department. “We are excited to have Gene on our team. He brings...

'Cheapest craft sodas in town': SodaCADE, a retro video game-themed drink shop opens in Downtown Pocatello

POCATELLO — A new specialty soda joint that harnesses the nostalgia of retro video game characters has opened in the Gate City. After launching Idaho Grocery Outlet a little over three years ago, RJ Miller recently opened SodaCADE right next door. The address for both businesses is 1435 N. Main St., the building that formerly housed the Pocatello Athletic Club gym for many years. “These are the best and definitely...

Wildfire burning on Chubbuck's north side

CHUBBUCK — Firefighters are battling a wildfire on Chubbuck's north side. The fire ignited around 5 p.m. Monday and is burning near a home and farm buildings off of Bringhurst Street. The flames have destroyed a shed on the property but thus far no one has suffered any injuries. Chubbuck police and firefighters and Bannock...
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Melaleuca Freedom Celebration geared to be one of nation's largest fireworks shows

Melaleuca is promising pyrotechnics fans that its 29th annual Melaleuca Freedom Celebration will be one of the largest fireworks shows in the nation. The 2022 Melaleuca Freedom Celebration will feature more than 18,000 fireworks that will start lighting up the sky at 10:03 p.m., Monday, July 4th at Snake River Landing. Melaleuca said in a news release the number of shells to be launched in the air rivals other large fireworks shows in Boston, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.

Pro-Choice Southeast Idaho plans rallies, fundraisers

Pro-Choice Southeast Idaho has planned several events and fundraisers in the coming weeks in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. The pro-choice group is urging the community to help with the statewide “Day of Action,” which is a Democratic canvassing effort that will take place in the Idaho State University area of Pocatello this Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Participants in the canvassing...