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Man dies, 4 students injured after school bus collision

Sep. 13, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A man died and at least four students were hospitalized after a school bus and pickup truck collided in eastern Idaho on Monday morning. The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office said the collision happened around 8 a.m. when the driver of a...

Pack rat middens reveal south-central Idaho plant history

Sep. 03, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Scientists studying pack rat middens at the City of Rocks National Reserve in south-central Idaho have determined that the area’s iconic pinyon pine trees first arrived about 2,800 years ago and became prevalent about 700 years ago. That's...

Fish salvage order for 2 southeastern Idaho reservoirs

Aug. 26, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — State wildlife officials have authorized a fish salvage and eliminated limits on how many fish can be taken at two southeastern Idaho reservoirs that are being drained due to irrigation demands. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game issued the...

Idaho man electrocuted after jumping on power transformer

Aug. 16, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Authorities in eastern Idaho say a man was electrocuted after jumping on a power transformer in Idaho Falls. The Idaho Falls Fire Department said in a prepared statement the man died from the electrocution. Police and firefighters were sent to...

Most Idaho residents live in areas with mask recommendation

Jul. 28, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — About 89% of Idaho residents live in communities where officials say masks should be worn again. The Post Register reports Wednesday that 27 of Idaho’s 44 counties have substantial to high transmission of COVID-19. The Centers for Disease...

Eastern Idaho nuclear project goes from 12 to six reactors

Jul. 19, 2021 14:50 PM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A Utah energy cooperative said it will reduce the number of small modular nuclear reactors it will build in Idaho from 12 to six for a first-of-a-kind project that is part of a federal effort to reduce greenhouse gasses that cause climate change. ...

Idaho woman sentenced to up to 20 years in torture case

Jul. 09, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho Falls woman has been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison in connection with a kidnapping and torture case, a judge said. Sasha Dee Martinez, 34, will be eligible for parole after serving at least five years, Judge Bruce Pickett said...