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Dave Stamey to perform at the BPAC

Blackfoot Performing Arts Center news release Popular western singer, Dave Stamey, will be performing at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center, on Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are $20,…

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Man convicted in Angie Dodge murder to be resentenced, released from prison

By Kendra Evensen, IDAHO FALLS — A man convicted in the 1996 rape and murder of Angie Dodge is expected to be resentenced and then released on Wednesday pending…

Martin Edmo Ish

More motions filed in Red Elk murder case

By Debbie Bryce, For the Journal POCATELLO — Additional motions were filed Monday in the first-degree murder case against Martin Edmo Ish, 59, of Fort Hall. Ish is charged in…

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From left, Emergency Management Director Scott Reese, Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis and Bingham County Commissioner Whitney Manwaring talk about the group effort to shore up the levee on the Snake River on Blackfoot’s north side. There’s concern the levee might fail as waters rise in the coming weeks.

Groups rush to strengthen Blackfoot levee as waters rise

By Kendra Evensen,  BLACKFOOT — Multiple organizations are working together to quickly strengthen a levee holding back rising waters from the Snake River on the north side of Blackfoot….

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Michael H. O'Donnell pictured at his 2016 retirement party at the Idaho State Journal, where he was the newspaper's assistant managing editor for many years. O'Donnell died Monday from an apparent heart attack.

Longtime Idaho journalist Michael O’Donnell dies from apparent heart attack

By Journal Staff POCATELLO — Idaho State Journal columnist and reporter Michael H. O’Donnell has died. O’Donnell, 63, was found dead in his Pocatello home Monday afternoon. Authorities said he…

Misty Kaye Barrett

Prostitution ring hearings held

  By Debbie Bryce, For the Journal POCATELLO — Two people charged in connection to an alleged prostitution ring in Southeast Idaho were in court Monday for separate hearings. Theron…

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Jaysin Torres, 3, gives his sisters, 6-week-old conjoined twins Callie and Carter, a hug after the family returned from Texas, where the twins were born. Also pictured are their parents, Nick and Chelsea.

Former Blackfoot couple’s conjoined twin daughters are doing well

Chelsea and Nick Torres were able to move back to Eastern Idaho this month with not only their young son, but also their newly born twin daughters. That’s a miracle…


The ‘new guy’ is bombing

OK, I agree with conservative columnists and pundits who urge all of us to cut the new president of these United States some slack. It’s tough being the “new guy.”…

Jake Erickson

Bingham Memorial Hospital announces new CEO

Bingham Memorial Hospital news release BLACKFOOT — The Board of Directors at Bingham Memorial Hospital (BMH, Inc.) announced today that after two years as Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and ten…

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Canyon mansfield, 14, holds up the collar of his dog, Casey, who was killed by a cyanide bomb Thursday near their residence.

Family speaks out after pet dog killed by ‘cyanide bomb’

By Shelbie Harris, POCATELLO — As he walked his dog along the ridgeline of the hillside just south of his family’s home on West Buckskin Road, 14-year-old Canyon Mansfield…