Man arrested for allegedly showering with teenage girl

Iona — An Iona man is facing sexual abuse charges after allegedly showering with a teenager. Bonneville County Sheriff’s detectives were called to a local hospital in March after Brian Packer, 53, disclosed to staff he had been accused of taking a shower with a 14-year-old girl, according to an affidavit of probable cause obtained by Packer is now charged with felony sex abuse of a child under 16.
Picture for Man arrested for allegedly showering with teenage girl
Idaho Falls,

Good Samaritans rescue intoxicated woman from the Snake River in Idaho Falls

IDAHO FALLS — Good Samaritans pulled an intoxicated woman from the Snake River in Idaho Falls Wednesday night. Idaho Falls Police Department spokeswoman Jessica Clements says an unidentified woman became intoxicated downtown before wandering away from her group towards the river. Around 11:20 p.m., a group of friends riding electric...
Picture for Good Samaritans rescue intoxicated woman from the Snake River in Idaho Falls
Idaho Falls,

Deputy reportedly catches man assaulting woman near landfill

IDAHO FALLS — A deputy reportedly caught a Firth man attacking a woman alongside a Bonneville County road Monday afternoon. Bonneville County Sheriff’s dispatchers got a 911 call around 4:30 p.m. about a possible domestic disturbance near the Bonneville County Landfill east of Idaho Falls. The caller reported they had dropped off a hitchhiker along the road where a visibly agitated man was waiting in a pickup truck.
Picture for Deputy reportedly catches man assaulting woman near landfill

Second annual Bingham Ag Day happening in Blackfoot this weekend

BLACKFOOT – The second annual Bingham Ag Day is returning this weekend at Spudnik Equipment Co. in Blackfoot. Bingham Ag day will kick off Saturday. It’s a chance for people to network with businesses in the area as well as sample food from local vendors and participate in a variety of activities.
Idaho Falls, IDIdaho State Journal

Idaho Falls woman in critical condition after house fire

An Idaho Falls woman was taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in critical condition after she was caught in a house fire early Thursday morning. According to a news release, the Idaho Falls Fire Department and Idaho Falls Police Department responded around 2:45 a.m. to the fire. Two men who were also in the house were able to escape and call 911 to report the fired and that the woman was trapped inside.

Man sentenced for exposing himself at the DMV

REXBURG — A Rexburg man has been sentenced for exposing himself at the Madison County Department of Motor Vehicles in December. Jake Sperl, 36, was ordered to serve 23 days at the Madison County Jail, followed by four years of probation. Sperl has already spent the last 187 days at the jail because he did not post bail following his arrest in December. During his incarceration, he pleaded guilty to felony indecent exposure as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Idaho Falls, IDIdaho State Journal

East Idaho man who stalked, beat woman sentenced to prison

An Idaho Falls man who stalked his ex and attacked her was sentenced to prison Monday. District Judge Joel Tingey ordered Jared Keating, 36, to serve two-to-five years in prison for first-degree stalking and four to 10 years for felony domestic battery. Several other felony charges, including one for second-degree kidnapping and one for video voyeurism, were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
Idaho Falls,

Video captures burglars breaking into local office building

IDAHO FALLS — A surveillance camera at an Idaho Falls insurance company shows multiple people breaking into their office Thursday night. Page Insurance on Park Avenue shared the video showing suspects arriving at the business around 8:30 p.m. After looking into windows for about a minute, a bearded man with a red shirt kicks in the door.

Rexburg police searching for C-A-L Ranch theft suspect

The Rexburg Police Department is searching for a man suspected for theft of items valued at $4,500 from C-A-L Ranch. According to a press release from the police department, a man who used the name of Troy Carlson entered C-A-L Ranch on April 15 at approximately 8:00 p.m. He purchased a Black 5x10 wood deck trailer valued at $1,500 and an Orange Husqvarna zero turn lawn mower valued at $3,000.
Idaho Falls,

City of Idaho Falls Celebrates Passage of Juneteenth National Independence Day Act

IDAHO FALLS - Mayor Rebecca Casper issued the following statement this evening regarding the signing of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act:. “We rejoice with people everywhere in the creation of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. The City of Idaho Falls proudly joins President Biden, Governor Brad Little and all America in celebrating the elimination of slavery in the United States and celebrating the immense contributions made by African Americans to our nation, our state and our community.

Police seek information about man who made fraudulent purchases with fake checks

REXBURG — The Rexburg Police Department is investigating the theft of two high-valued items from the Cal-Ranch store at 530 North 2nd East. Investigators say an unknown male entered the store around 8 p.m. on April 15. He purchased a black 5×10 wood deck trailer valued at $1,500 and an orange Husqvarna zero-turn lawn mower valued at $3,000, according to an RPD news release.
Idaho Falls,

Summer Activities for the Family

Now that Idaho has warmed up and the school season is wrapping up, there are even more opportunities to have fun as a family. From keeping cool indoors with crafts to exploring the outdoors, there’s an abundance of options for your next family night!. Stargazing. Relax in your own backyard...
Idaho Falls,

Summer 2021 Bucket List

Do downtown this summer? Historic Downtown Idaho Falls offers a host of activities that will keep you busy throughout the entire season. Shop until you drop, eat until your stuffed, or get a long walk in as you complete the following activities. 1. Enjoy a walk on the Snake River...
Idaho Falls,

IDA to Celebrate Inaugural Alaska Airlines Flight to Seattle

IDAHO FALLS – The Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) will celebrate the inaugural flight of Alaska Airlines from IDA to Seattle (SEA) with a traditional “water salute” on Friday, June 18 at 8:00 a.m. A water salute is a traditional aviation ceremony to welcome a new flight. The salute consists...