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VIDEO: I-84 crash near Mountain Home shows danger of not moving over for tow trucks

MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (CBS 2) — A Mountain Home tow truck driver is hoping a crash on Interstate 84 yesterday will be a lesson for tomorrow. Shocking dashcam video of the incident shows a pickup truck lose control on slick roads and slam into the back of a tow truck.


Idaho Falls police officer killed in Utah home invasion was facing felony charges

IDAHO FALLS — It’s not clear what events led up to the death of Idaho Falls Police Officer Blaine Reed at the hands of a Utah homeowner Thursday night, but there is some indication Reed was having difficulty in his personal life.


Mistrial declared in Elmore County murder case

MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho — The murder trial against an Elmore County man accused of stabbing his landlady to death will start over from scratch after the judge declared a mistrial in the case.


Idaho couple sues Planned Parenthood after failed abortion procedure results in ‘unplanned child’

An Idaho couple is suing Planned Parenthood after they say a failed abortion procedure led to the birth of “an additional unplanned child.” The Albuquerque Journal reported Wednesday that Bianca Coons and her partner, Cristobal Ruiz, have named two Planned Parenthood branches, a Boise hospital and “


Two Killed on Idaho Roads Thursday

(KLIX)-Two deadly crashes were reported by Idaho State Police on Thursday, one in west Idaho the other on the eastern side of the state. At around 9:23 a.m. a 63-year-old man was killed on Interstate 84 west of Caldwell when his Ford Explorer slid across the median into the westbound lanes and rolle


City Council meets to discuss airport lease

The Mountain Home City Council met on Feb. 11. During the meeting Sheriff Mike Hollinshead presented MHPD Chief of Police Conner an award, a public hearing about a waste water increase was held and a presentation regarding leasing ground at the city airport was given.


East Idaho man dies in two-vehicle crash northwest of Idaho Falls

A 25-year-old East Idaho man died Thursday evening in a two-vehicle crash on State Highway 33 east of Terreton, which is about 37 miles northwest of Idaho Falls, according to Idaho State Police.


Missing foothills hiker's mother speaks out for the first about continuing the search

BOISE, Idaho — After an official search party was called off due to poor weather conditions, Janet Coupe hasn't given up on looking for her missing 27-year-old son. Kyle Crowden, of Mountain Home, has been missing since Saturday, Feb. 9 after going for a hike in the Boise foothills, on the Dry Creek


Idaho lawmakers push for hemp legalization

BOISE -- A house bill that would legalize hemp in Idaho had a hearing in the House Agricultural Affairs Committee on Monday, Feb 18. Reps. Caroline Nilsson Troy (R-Genesee) and Dorothy Moon (R-Stanley), and Sen. Abby Lee (R-Fruitland) are sponsoring H 122, also known as the Hemp Research and Develop


Daylight Saving Time Survives Idaho House Vote

If you’re a fan of working on your tan well into the night, you’re in luck. Idahoans will keep springing forward and falling back when it comes to setting their clocks. A bill would’ve kept Idaho on standard time year-round, meaning sunset would come an hour earlier during the summer. It failed in t


'We'd love to keep this place secret': Why southern Idaho's Camas Prairie provides perfect conditions for snowkiting

MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho — In the world of snowkiting, it doesn't get much better than southern Idaho's Camas Prairie. The high desert plain nestled between Mountain Home and Fairfield provides the ideal conditions for this wind-powered sport: 5,000 feet in elevation with gentle, rolling hills and wide


Quinoa craze: East Idaho becomes North America's largest producer of ancient superfood

IDAHO FALLS -- Famous for its potatoes, Eastern Idaho can now lay claim to being North America's major producer of a lesser-known crop -- an ancient pseudo-cereal called quinoa.


Investigators: Self-Defense Possible In Layton Shooting Of Idaho Cop

LAYTON Utah – Investigators are looking into the possibility that a homeowner who shot and killed an Idaho police officer in Layton Thursday night was acting in self-defense.


Idaho Farm Bureau commits $100,000 to CAFE

The Idaho Farm Bureau Federation announced on Thursday that it will contribute $100,000 to the University of Idaho’s Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment (CAFE). The commitment followed quickly on the heels of the Idaho State Board of Education’s approval of the university’s purchase of


'It's a godsend': Idaho SNAP recipients turn to food pantries after government shutdown ripple effect

BOISE, Idaho — Some people across the nation and here in Idaho are still feeling the effects of the recent partial government shutdown - especially those who received Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program benefits (SNAP), or food stamps, weeks early.


Idaho trims behavioral health spending

BOISE — Projected savings from Medicaid expansion helped the Legislature’s joint budget committee trim nearly $4.5 million in state support from next year’s behavioral health budget.


Idaho Falls Zoo William J. Maeck Education Center opens

Twenty years ago, Idaho Falls Zoo education curator Sunny Katseanes was teaching kids about local wildlife at picnic tables. Now, she has her own office and a little more room to teach children about conservation and wildlife.


Black ice, multiple wrecks reported east of Boise

Wintery conditions and slick pavement is causing issues for a number of drivers on Interstate 84 between Boise and Mountain Home. Emergency responders are dealing with several crashes and slide-offs on both the eastbound and westbound side of the interstate. At least one of the wrecks is an injury c


Idaho Black History Museum is celebrating its 20-year anniversary

BOISE — Phillip Thompson goes to work almost every day in the church where his great-great-grandfather preached, but he’s not a minister. Thompson, 42, is the executive director of the Idaho Black History Museum in Julia Davis Park, which tells stories of the Gem State’s tight-knit black community f


Education news from around Idaho

A Hailey athletic director earns a national certification, grants are open for preschool expansion plans and some Idaho students are getting ready to showcase their innovations.