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Mayor: Blackfoot’s population will grow in future

By Kendra Evensen/Idaho State Journal BLACKFOOT — Mayor Paul Loomis believes Blackfoot’s population could significantly increase, possibly even double, over the next 10 years, and he wants to make sure…

Blackfoot teen crashes vehicle while attempting to avoid dog in road

By Journal Staff A Blackfoot teen suffered injuries Wednesday morning when he crashed his vehicle to avoid running over a dog on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, state police reported….

One killed in two-vehicle crash on Highway 26 west of Blackfoot

IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Shortly before 7 p.m. this evening, February 10, 2016, a two-vehicle crash claimed the life of one motorist. Gayle Giles, age 73, of Shelley, was…

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Carbon monoxide leads to Blackfoot man’s death

By Kendra Evensen kevensen@journalnet.com BLACKFOOT — Carbon monoxide tragically claimed the life of another Eastern Idahoan over the weekend. Bingham County Sheriff Craig T. Rowland said Tyson Gillins, 28, of…

Preston, Snake, Firth top latest boys media poll

By Journal Staff Three southeast Idaho prep boys basketball teams are at the top of their respective classifications in the latest boys basketball media poll, released Tuesday. Preston and Snake…

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Jim Dalton, right, east Idaho's newest federal prosecutor, introduces himself while flanked by U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson and Pocatello Mayor Brian Blad on Monday at the federal courthouse in Pocatello.

East Idaho gets extra federal prosecutor

By Journal Staff In an attempt to coordinate law enforcement efforts and stop complex criminal activities with ties to federal jurisdiction, a new special assistant U.S. attorney has been selected…

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Ririe man pleads not guilty to burglary charges

By Idaho State Journal Staff BLACKFOOT — A Ririe man facing two felony burglary charges in Bingham County has pleaded not guilty. Jimmy Reed Griffith entered the pleas during his…

Fort Hall man pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

By Journal Staff POCATELLO — A 19-year-old Fort Hall man pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter on Tuesday as part of a plea agreement. Joaquin Broncho, who was originally charged with…

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No charges filed in death of Shelley woman who exited moving car

By Debbie Bryce For the Journal BLACKFOOT — Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland said the investigation into the death of a Shelley woman who died after her husband reported that…

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Gun epidemic hyperbole

On the first day of the year, President Obama declared that he could “no longer sit around and do nothing about the epidemic of gun violence” in this country. The…