Pocatello, IDeastidahonews.com

Police say this man spit on officer, tried to take gun

POCATELLO — A local man has been charged with two felonies after he allegedly attacked a police officer. Jeremy Kyle Hughes, 26, is charged with attempted battery on an officer and attempting to remove a firearm from an officer, according to court documents. The attack occurred at 4 p.m. on...
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Pocatello Daily Weather Forecast

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Pocatello: Sunday, August 1: Showers And Thunderstorms Likely; Monday, August 2: Chance of showers and thunderstorms then showers and thunderstorms likely during the day; while chance of showers and thunderstorms then mostly cloudy overnight; Tuesday, August 3: Mostly sunny during
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Pocatello, IDIdaho State Journal

Pocatello eliminates left turns at Flandro/East Quinn intersection

POCATELLO — The City of Pocatello has eliminated left turns at an intersection prone to accidents. Drivers are no longer allowed to turn left from Flandro Drive onto East Quinn Road or from Quinn to Flandro. The change went into effect on Wednesday. “The safety improvement was made because of...
Blackfoot, IDPost Register

Snake River Fun Run contested Friday

BLACKFOOT — The third annual Snake River Fun Run, presented by the Snake River High School Cross Country team, was held on Friday morning and drew around 60 runners, including some from Blackfoot High School. The course was around some of the ponds at the Rose Pond area and was...
Pocatello, IDIdaho State Journal

First witnesses testify in retrial of Fort Hall man accused of beating bouncer to death

POCATELLO — The first week of the second trial for a Fort Hall man accused of beating a local bar bouncer to death about 12 years ago concluded Friday evening. Martin Edmo Ish, 64, was found guilty of manslaughter in 2017 and sentenced to 15 years in prison in the 2009 death of 56-year-old Lorne Red Elk, a bouncer at Duffy’s Tavern at the time. But the Idaho Supreme Court tossed the conviction last year and ordered a new trial, saying technical errors were made during the process of selecting a jury.
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Weather Forecast For Pocatello

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Pocatello: Saturday, July 31: Slight chance of rain showers then chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight; Sunday, August 1: Showers and thunderstorms likely during the day; while showers and thunderstorms likely
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Pocatello native Zeb Sion coaching top U.S. discus thrower in Olympics

Night had fallen over Eugene, Ore. and the calm inside Hayward Field was almost too unassuming. For 10 days in mid-June, the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials transfixed the sparkling new Northwest coliseum into a no-fun zone. Coronavirus precautions were strict to the point that walking in a certain direction in the open-air stadium was forbidden.
Idaho StatePost Register

Looking back: This week in eastern Idaho history

A “moonshine party” turned ugly this week in 1921, with one man charged with shooting and killing another in a field on the west side of the Snake River on July 28. According to the report in the Idaho Republican of Blackfoot, Elmer E. Dory, proprietor of the U.S. Feed Barn in Idaho Falls, and his employee, Roy Pernell, had gone to Blackfoot the previous evening to look at some ponies. On the return trip Thursday, they picked up a man named D. Saunders, and the three men managed to buy some liquor from an unidentified source. “They drove their car into the weeds a short distance from the road, where the shooting took place,” the newspaper report said. “Two boys heard the shot and saw a man throw a gun toward a canal. They rushed immediately to police headquarters and notified the officers, who rushed to the scene and placed the two men under arrest. A physician was called, but Dorey apparently died a few moments after being shot. According to Chief of Police Carlson, Pernell admits firing the shot, claiming that Dorey had made a remark about his wife.”
Bannock County, IDIdaho State Journal

New Bannock County Event Center director eager to take facility to 'new heights'

POCATELLO — Scott Crowther took great pleasure in helping inmates turn their lives around as warden of the prison in Draper, Utah. Now the retired warden — who most recently served as chief of staff for the Bannock County Commission — is tasked with ensuring two county facilities live up to their full potential. On July 1, Crowther was named the new business manager and event director for Bannock County Event Center & Portneuf Wellness Complex.
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Saunders' perseverance bringing TWTH

BLACKFOOT — The Wall That Heals (TWTH), a Washington, D.C., Vietnam Memorial scale replica, will visit Jensen Grove Sept. 16-19. The event is meant to honor Vietnam veterans that paid the ultimate sacrifice while allowing their surviving loved ones and surviving veterans to heal from their losses within the familiarity of their own community. Admission will be free to the public thanks to local sponsors.