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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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Bridge closed in Jefferson County due to surface damage

MENAN – A bridge on Idaho Highway 48 between Roberts and Menan is out of commission until further notice, which will have a significant impact on traffic in the area. Jefferson County Emergency Manager Rebecca Squires tells some pretty significant surface damage to the bridge was reported Sunday afternoon.
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'They're going to tax us out of here': Residents react to property assessments

When Carole Pruett and her husband Tom bought their home in the Bel Aire neighborhood in Idaho Falls more than 30 years ago, it cost $15,000. In the last 10 years, she’s watched her property value go up at about the same amount as that initial purchase price, until this year when her property assessment increased by $55,000. Pruett’s home was recently appraised at $255,000, she said. Idaho residents won’t...

Daytripper: A Beer-Lover’s Weekend in Southeastern Idaho

I enjoyed a recent trip back “home” to St. Louis, where I remember the fact that STL’s brewing scene is among the best and deepest in the country. While new entries into the market have seemingly slowed in the COVID era (after a decade of non-stop growth) the town continues to make great, varied beer within the same market as the birthplace of Anheuser-Busch.

GALLERY: Photos from the Idaho Falls Pride Celebration

IDAHO FALLS – The 10th annual Idaho Falls Pride celebration got underway at the Greenbelt Riverwalk Saturday morning. Hundreds descended on downtown Idaho Falls as the parade got underway at 10 a.m. A festival will continue until 3 p.m. RELATED | ‘We are really excited!’ Idaho Falls Pride is...

Four local men die in two unrelated crashes on same night

Four local men died in two separate crashes on East Idaho roads Thursday night including a fatal hit-and-run accident in Pocatello involving a pedestrian. Robert Thomas Sequints, 30, of Pocatello, was fatally struck by a vehicle on the northbound lanes of Interstate 15 just north of the Pocatello Creek Road exit around 11:25 p.m. Pocatello police on Friday morning issued a statement saying they were called out to Interstate 15...

7 Things To Know Before Buying A Home In Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls is a terrific city in the county seat of Bonneville County in the U.S. state of Idaho. The city marries excellent education, a low crime rate, exciting recreation, a family-friendly environment, and excellent public transportation. Idaho Falls is a diverse city along the Snake River banks. It has gorgeous scenery and a vibrant food scene.

Local art museum hosting retrospective of local sisters’ art careers

IDAHO FALLS – The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho is currently exhibiting a career-spanning collection of art by two local sisters. “Sisters Retrospective” chronicles over sixty years of creative work by Gloria Miller Allen and Sherian Miller Lewis. The exhibit includes artwork created in multiple mediums, from sketches and paintings to sculptures and pillows. Through the art, museum visitors get a feel for the life stories of Allen and Lewis.

Chukars end five-game skid with win over Range Riders

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - The Idaho Falls Chukars got back into the win column on Friday night, defeating the Glacier Range Riders 6-3. After falling behind 1-0 in the top of the second, the Chukars tallied four runs in the bottom half of the inning and never looked back.

Chukars fall in Range Riders in back-and-forth contest

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Despite scoring runs in the first three innings, the Idaho Falls Chukars failed to record a hit after the fourth inning and fell to the Glacier Range Riders 4-3 on Saturday night. Both teams finished the night with seven hits, with the Range Riders striking...

East Idaho Renaissance fair returns

Knights, swords, and princesses surrounded the people of Rigby on Friday. The Renaissance fair returned to East Idaho this weekend. Live performers traveled across the country and through time to display their skills. The post East Idaho Renaissance fair returns appeared first on Local News 8.
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Crash Claims Motorcycle Rider

Idaho State Police are investigating a vehicle collision that occurred on June 26, 2022, at 8:44 p.m. on State Highway 48 at 150 N., just north of Ririe in Jefferson County. The driver of a Ford F250 pickup was traveling east on highway 48 near the intersection of 150 N, while a rider on a 2013 Victory Motorcycle was traveling west. The two vehicles collided head-on while negotiating the curve.

Man sentenced to up to 67 years in prison for murdering stepfather

IDAHO FALLS — Westley Hightower, 19, was sentenced to prison Friday as his adoptive mother, Larry Powell's widow, Carol Powell, cried from the opposite side of the courtroom. She cried for her husband who had been murdered and her son who had murdered him. Hightower pleaded guilty to the first-degree murder of Larry Powell last July and was sentenced Friday after a long-awaited court date. Judge Dane Watkins Jr. gave...