Friday, August 1, 2014

Fire controlled Southeast of Idaho Falls - LocalNews8

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BONNEVILLE COUNTY, Idaho -

MORNING UPDATE: The East Bench Fire Southeast of Idaho Falls has been controlled.


Precautionary evacuations have ended in the 1 mile radius of Henry Creek Road and Long Bow Bend.


Officials say those living in the area can return home if they decided to leave.


Officials say no homes were threatened.


Fire crews from Bonneville County, Idaho Falls, Ammon, Shelley, Ucon and the BLM helped fight the fire.


Fire officials now estimate the size of the fire was over 1,000 acres.



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Grand Junction's Kyle Freeland earns first win, topping Idaho Falls 8-5 - KJCT8

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Kyle Freeland got his fifth start of the season in Thursday night's game against the Idaho Falls Chukars, leading the Grand Junction Rockies to the 8-5 win.


Aside from a couple unearned runs given up by Idaho Falls, Grand Junction earned their way to a four-run start topped by Forrest Wall's first home run of the season.


Though they wouldn't score again until the sixth inning, Rockies pitching kept the Chukars in check.


Freeland had an impressive line, going through five innings while giving up three hits, no runs and striking out five. He dropped his ERA to 1.56 on the way to his first win of the season.


Right-handed pitcher James Lomangino came in on relief, keeping the pace of no runs allowed going. It wouldn't be until the seventh inning that the Chukars were finally able to get through.


But for every run they scored, the Rockies had a response. And in the end their five runs and 11 hits wouldn't be enough to take the win as Grand Junction tops Idaho Falls 8-5. They improve to 3-2, playing again Friday night at 6:30.



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E. Idaho boys find device, both injured in blast - The Idaho Statesman

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— Authorities in Jefferson County in southeast Idaho say an explosive device severed a 14-year-old boy's left hand and injured another 14-year-old boy after they found the object and picked it up.


Sheriff Blair Olsen tells KIFI-TV (http://bit.ly/1tykOyR) that the boys found the device Wednesday evening behind a granary.


Both boys were taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.


One was treated and released and the other transferred to Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah.


Olsen says suspicious objects should be left alone and reported to his office.


Information from: KIFI-TV, http://ift.tt/RQfCTr



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Boat explosion injures Idaho Falls man and his grandson - Idaho State Journal

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Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 6:19 pm | Updated: 12:11 pm, Thu Jul 31, 2014.





An Idaho Falls man and his 8-year-old grandson were severely burned Tuesday afternoon when the boat they were in exploded in Bayview on Lake Pend Oreille.



The vessel owner, Richard Wagner, 70, had just started the 1966 Tollycraft cabin cruiser when the incident occurred, reported the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office.


“According to witness accounts, the boat was in one of the boat houses and when they were backing out, there was some sort of explosion,” said Timberlake Fire Chief Kevin Kleinworth. “The boy and the older man jumped out into the water.”


Several people assisted the two victims and also pushed the boat out of the slip as it was still on fire.


Kleinworth said his agency responded to the initial call and witnessed a large “header” of smoke coming from the scene.


Medical personnel arrived and transported the victims for medical care.


Timberlake Fire extinguished the boat fire.


According to the sheriff’s office, the initial investigation revealed that the probable cause of the explosion and fire was due to built up fuel vapors in the engines’ bilge that had not been properly evacuated prior to starting the vessel.


A crew from Lake City Marine was called to the scene in an effort to recover the mostly sunken boat.


The Sheriff’s Recreation Safety Section is continuing the investigation.




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Dodgers rookie-level Ogden brawls with Idaho Falls, 8 ejected - True Blue LA

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Benches emptied a few times in Idaho Falls on Tuesday night. - MiLB



For the second time in four days a Dodgers minor league affiliate was engaged in a massive brawl. Six players and both managers were ejected in the 10th inning on Tuesday night's game between the Ogden Raptors and Idaho Falls Chukars in rookie-level Pioneer League action in Idaho.


The fracas began when Justin Chigbogu struck out for the second out of the top of the 10th inning, and said something to Idaho Falls (a Royals affiliate) catcher Pedro Gonzalez. Things escalated, thanks in part to both managers, Jack McDowell for Ogden and Omar Ramirez for Idaho Falls leading the arguments.


The brawl caused a 25-minute delay in the game, thanks in part to a secondary brawl erupting as players were leaving the field. Brett Hein of the Ogden Standard-Examiner has more information:



As teams finally returned to their dugouts, another confrontation happened near the clubhouses as the ejected personnel were leaving the field. Benches cleared again, but order was eventually restored without any further incident reported.



After the dust settled five Raptors were ejected: McDowell, Chigbogu, catcher Julian Leon, right fielder Colin Hering and left fielder Theo Alexander.


Three Chukars were tossed in the 10th: Ramirez, pitcher Brooks Pounders and right fielder Brawlun Pounders. The coincidence of the names involved on the Idaho Falls side was not lost on Raptors announcer Brandon Hart.


The Raptors ultimately lost 9-8 in 16 innings, but they did briefly lead in the 14th inning thanks to a bizarre play, sort of a 2006 NLDS Game 1 at Shea Stadium, only with a happier ending. Per Hein:



With two runners on base, Cody Bellinger hit a deep double to center field. Having to wait to see if the ball would be caught, baserunners Ahart and Mike Ahmed ended up rounding third base one right after the other. Ahart was tagged out, but Ahmed slid in safe behind him for an 8-7 lead.



This is the second Dodgers minor league brawl in five days. Five Isotopes were suspended a total of 21 games for their role in Triple-A Albuquerque's brawl in Reno on Saturday night, with an Erisbel Arruebarrena suspension forthcoming once the Pacific Coast League figures out how to deal with the major league service time for punitive action taken from an incident while on a rehab assignment.


In Idaho Falls, a total of 42 players were used, including 13 pitchers, in Tuesday night's game.



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Grand Junction's Kyle Freeland earns first win, topping Idaho Falls 8-5 - KJCT8

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Kyle Freeland got his fifth start of the season in Thursday night's game against the Idaho Falls Chukars, leading the Grand Junction Rockies to the 8-5 win.


Aside from a couple unearned runs given up by Idaho Falls, Grand Junction earned their way to a four-run start topped by Forrest Wall's first home run of the season.


Though they wouldn't score again until the sixth inning, Rockies pitching kept the Chukars in check.


Freeland had an impressive line, going through five innings while giving up three hits, no runs and striking out five. He dropped his ERA to 1.56 on the way to his first win of the season.


Right-handed pitcher James Lomangino came in on relief, keeping the pace of no runs allowed going. It wouldn't be until the seventh inning that the Chukars were finally able to get through.


But for every run they scored, the Rockies had a response. And in the end their five runs and 11 hits wouldn't be enough to take the win as Grand Junction tops Idaho Falls 8-5. They improve to 3-2, playing again Friday night at 6:30.



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Fire Breaks Out in Residential Area of Idaho Falls - KPVI News 6

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A fire is burning East of Ammon Road in the foothills.

Residents in a one mile radius of Longbow Bend and Henry's Creek Drive are suggested to evacuate the area. The houses are not threatened yet, this is just a precaution. There is no estimate on acreage burned yet, or how the fire started. Crews are on the scene. Winds are moderate in the area and

are pushing the flames.



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