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AAA: Record road travel will pack Idaho highways starting Thursday

TWIN FALLS — Idaho roads will be filled to record capacity over the Memorial Day weekend, according to projections by AAA Id… Read more

Jobless rate drops to 2.4% in Magic Valley

TWIN FALLS — Thirty consecutive months. Read more

Report: Sheriff's deputy who shot himself at TF jail probably caught gun on elastic strap

TWIN FALLS — A sheriff’s deputy who accidentally shot himself at the Twin Falls County Jail in December has been cleared of … Read more

1 dead, 1 injured after pickup hits tree, jumps canal near Hagerman

HAGERMAN — One person has died and another was in serious condition after a vehicle struck a tree and jumped a canal Wednesd… Read more

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This week's most-read stories

Southern Idaho Local News

Fish and Game employee dies in I-84 crash

One Fish and Game employee was killed and another was injured in a crash that also sent two other people to hospitals. Read more

Southern Idaho Local News

Small plane crashes at Jerome County Airport

JEROME — A vintage aircraft didn’t quite make it off the runway at the Jerome County Airport early Tuesday morning. Read more

National News

After a school said students with lunch debt will get jelly sandwiches, Chobani offers to pay the bill

A school district in Rhode Island caused an uproar this week when it announced that any students with unpaid lunch balances would receive a sunflower seed butter and jelly sandwich. But now someone has stepped up to help. Read more


Burley man charged with rape of 12-year-old

BURLEY — An 18-year old man was charged with rape after police said he had sex with a 12-year old Burley girl. Read more


Report: Burley jail staff didn't check on inmate before his death

BURLEY — Thomas M. Rettew lay in a jail cell suffering the effects of a meth overdose for 95 minutes before guards checked o… Read more

Southern Idaho Local News

Crash blocks westbound lanes of I-84 near Hazelton

HAZELTON — Shortly after 3 p.m., Idaho State Police reported officers are investigating a multiple vehicle crash in the west… Read more


Snake River sturgeon poachers sentenced

RUPERT — During the fall of 2018, Fish and Game Conservation Officer John Beer investigated a report about two Minidoka Coun… Read more

Southern Idaho Local News

Congo immigrant drowns Sunday in Dierkes Lake

TWIN FALLS — A 20-year-old man died during a family Mother's Day outing late Sunday afternoon at Dierkes Lake.Twin Falls Cou… Read more

Southern Idaho Education

Twin Falls High School closed after social media threat

TWIN FALLS — Classes were canceled Friday at Twin Falls High School after two of the school’s students threatened via social… Read more


Letter: Sharp contrast in treatment by Twin Falls Police

I attended the Canyon Rim Soccer tournament over the weekend to watch my granddaughter play. On Sunday afternoon, my wife an… Read more


Security solutions to keep your Magic Valley family and home safe this spring

Talk to a local expert about a digital alarm system that will protect your family and belongings.

This week's Photo Galleries

The 15 cities with the best work-life balance

When it comes to keeping a healthy balance between your work life and your home life, location matters. Read more

PHOTOS: 2019 Graduates from the Magic Valley

Students from around the Magic Valley are profiled for graduation.  Read more

Recent Videos

Illegal killings endanger two wolves species

Illegal killings and political resistance have endangered two species of wolves despite more than $80 million in government spending. (May … Read more

Dr. Ruth: 'OK, I'm a feminist!'

Famed sex therapist Dr. Ruth shares her story in new documentary, "Ask Dr. Ruth." The film's director enlisted Westheimer's daughter and gr… Read more