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County library district leases space for Ammon and west Idaho Falls branches

The Bonneville County Library District has finalized leases for two upcoming library branches in Ammon and west Idaho Falls. The library district announced the branch locations on its Facebook page on Thursday. The Ammon branch will be in a 7,000-square-foot space in the Teton Spectrum building on 3015 South 25th East. The space was formerly occupied by Lane Bryant and is adjacent to Bed Bath and Beyond and Deseret Book.
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Grand jury indicts man on murder charges

IDAHO FALLS — A grand jury has indicted a man who is accused of shooting and killing another individual in March. The grand jury determined on June 17, that there was sufficient probable cause to charge Jake Eilander, 37, with second-degree murder for the death of 44-year-old Ulises Rangel.
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Local man reportedly choked woman, threatened to kill her children

An Idaho Falls man was arrested June 16 after he reportedly choked a woman and threatened to kill her children. The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office responded to the home of Jason Burnside, 44, after one of the children called 911 to report the incident. A deputy wrote in a probable cause affidavit that the victim said she remembered Burnside grabbing her by the neck, but that she does not remember...

Driver arrested for aggravated DUI after hitting pedestrian

Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies and Idaho Falls Fire responded to the intersection of 1st St. and Nassau Dr. just before 8 p.m. Wednesday to a reported vehicle versus pedestrian crash. Deputies arrived finding a vehicle, driven by 32-year-old Leana Irma Rodriguez, had left the roadway and struck a 14 year old pedestrian. The pedestrian suffered a broken arm and other minor injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment. In talking with Ms. Rodriguez, Deputies observed signs of impairment and conducted field sobriety testing on scene.Ms. Rodriguez denied using alcohol before driving, however the results of breath testing on scene indicated a level just over 1.5 times the legal limit. Ms. Rodriguez was placed under arrest and transported to the Bonneville County Jail where she was booked for Aggravated Driving Under the Influence, a Felony. Deputies are continuing to investigate the crash and no further information is available.

Man pleads not guilty to rape during court hearing

IDAHO FALLS — A local man has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a woman in January. Erik Butts, 38, appeared in court Tuesday, alongside his public defender to enter the plea for the charge of felony rape. A jury trial has now been set for Aug. 15. The...
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i-STEM workshop gives passionate Idaho teachers new skills

Eastern Idaho K-12 educators have given up some of their summer break and gathered together this week for a four-day workshop put on by Idaho STEM Action Center at the College of Eastern Idaho. For the first time since 2019, the i-STEM institutes have been held in person. Due to...

Local man arrested for stalking for second time in a week

An Idaho Falls man who was arrested on June 14 for stalking a woman was again arrested three days later for the same crime against the same victim. According to a probable cause affidavit, police responded to the home of a woman Friday who said Alexus Mojica, 25, had knocked on her door around 7:31 p.m. Police located Mojica at a store near the victim’s residence. He at first denied...