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Celtic Group to perform at the BPAC

News Release The Blackfoot Performing Arts Center will be filled with toe-tapping, laughter, and a heavy dose of Celtic music when the Black Irish Band takes the stage Friday, July…

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Sgt. 1st Class Erin Smith of the Idaho Army National Guard maneuvers an Abram’s M1A2 tank at the Orchard Combat Training Center south of Boise, Idaho during a live fire exercise June 23.

First female enlisted armor soldier serves in Idaho National Guard

Idaho National Guard press release Sgt. 1st Class Erin Smith of the Idaho Army National Guard became the nation’s first female enlisted soldier to graduate from the U.S. Army’s M1…

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Infighting in the Idaho GOP has ideology at its root

For those who follow Idaho political news, it seems there is not a shortage of secret recordings when it comes to the Idaho Republican Party’s leadership and elected officials. Recently,…

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A plane drops fire retardant on the recent wildfire near Inkom.

Officials urge people to take precautions this fire season

By Journal Staff and wire reports Officials are reminding people to fully extinguish camp fires or other controlled burns following a human-caused wildfire near Inkom earlier this month. Lynn Ballard,…

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Area law enforcement officers and firefighters responded to multiple accidents, some involving fatalities, over the weekend. This photo shows a boat that caught fire after it was filled with fuel at a convenience store in Pocatello on Saturday. A local man was seriously burned in the incident.

Six fatalities, many injury wrecks reported over weekend

By Kendra Evensen, kevensen@journalnet.com The timeframe between Memorial Day and Labor Day is often referred to as the “100 Deadliest Days” due to the number of fatal accidents that occur, and…

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Ex-soccer coach’s sexual contact plea deal rejected

By Debbie Bryce/Idaho State Journal POCATELLO — Last week, Judge Jon Shindurling rejected a proposed plea agreement in the case of a former Blackfoot High School girls’ soccer coach accused…

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Jerry Hong, Blackfoot businessman William “Bill” Kay Hong’s oldest son, holds a photo of his deceased father during funeral services in Blackfoot on Friday. For video with this story, visit idahostatejournal.com.

Well-loved Blackfoot businessman laid to rest

  By Debbie Bryce, For the Journal   BLACKFOOT — Immigrant, patriot, father, husband, grandfather, gambler, humanitarian, restaurateur and savvy businessman: All these terms describe William “Bill” Kay Hong. Bill,…

Police issue warning about dangers of synthetic opioid U-47700; drug is present in Southeast Idaho and can be lethal

Pocatello Police Press Release A synthetic opioid, linked to serious health issues, is present in southeastern Idaho. The drug, known as U-47700, is currently not a controlled substance and is…

Fort Hall man sentenced to 33 months for assaulting police officer

News Release POCATELLO – Lyle Plentywounds, Sr., 60, of Fort Hall, Idaho, was sentenced today to a total of 33 months in prison for assault on an officer and for…

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Elderly woman found dead in canal; no cause of death yet from coroner

Idaho Falls Police Department press release The body of a missing Idaho Falls woman has been recovered from a canal in Bingham County early this morning. A canal worker found…