Jonathon Folk represented himself in hearings and during his trial where he was charged with sexual abuse of a child under 16. Folk has been tried three times for the incident which occurred in 2007. He was found guilty for the third time Wednesday night. Monte LaOrange /

Jonathon Folk on Wednesday tearily pleaded with the jury to see him as the victim of a vicious judicial system. He was standing trial for the third time for the same crime and he fought... More >>

Presidential candidate Rand Paul speaks to a crowd between 400 and 500 people during the Region 7 GOP Barbecue Thursday at Riverbend Ranch in Idaho Falls. Pat Sutphin /

Presidential candidate Rand Paul says the Republican Party must become “the party of justice” in order to win the presidency in 2016. The first-term Republican senator from... More >>

Hillcrest senior Trey Geyer weaves his way through the Blackfoot defensive line Friday at Thunder Stadium. For a gallery of images, visit Pat Sutphin /

Bridger Blakeslee had a feeling his Hillcrest High School football team was capable of something special in Friday’s season opener against Blackfoot at Thunder Stadium. But even... More >>

The wheels are all that it is visible of a small plane that crashed in the South Fork of the Snake River on Thursday. Two men escaped the crash unharmed.

Two adult men swam away from an airplane accident on the South Fork of the Snake River on Thursday. At 5:05 p.m., the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a... More >>

Adrian Bang, associate director of the Women’s Center at Boise State University, instructs residence assistants on ways to prevent situations that might lead to physical abuse and rape on campus. The training was held Tuesday Aug. 11, 2015 at River Front Hall on the BSU campus. DARIN OSWALD / Idaho Statesman

It’s not a statistic that parents want to hear as their kids are packing off for school: One in five women will be sexually assaulted during college, and it’s most likely to... More >>
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On Aug. 29, 1945, some 250,000 pounds of TNT were ignited in the desert west of Idaho Falls. The blast created a mushroom cloud more than a mile high.

Seventy years ago today, military officials, scientists, photographers and local residents...

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partners in the Cocoa Bean. The company started in Rexburg and now has stores in Idaho Falls and Provo.

The Idaho Stores have Ice Cream with Cocoa Bean signature flavors, frappes, milk shakes, Italian cream sodas, hot chocolate and of course cupcakes.

, Camera NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D90, Lens 35, Aperture 9, Shutter 1/160, ISO 800,

The Idaho Falls Chukars lead the Pioneer League South Division second-half standings for...

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In this July 15, 2015 photo, Michael Alt, director of Eastman Business Park, walks between buildings on the Eastman Business Park campus in Rochester, N.Y., that housed Kodak founder George Eastman's office. Kodak considered selling its 1,250-acre business park to a smaller company after emerging from bankruptcy, but has instead been courting new businesses to the site, with the promise of access to plentiful utilities, infrastructure and Kodak's specialty technical and industrial capabilities. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The chemical know-how and machines that spooled out countless...

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In this July 13, 2015 photo, Melanie Martin, of the Tar Sands Resistance Movement, looks over the Book Cliffs, in eastern Utah. The impending opening of the nations first tar sands mine has become another front in the battle across the West between preservationists and the energy industry. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

BOOK CLIFFS, Utah (AP) — On a remote Utah ridge covered in sagebrush, pines and wild...

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The Framing Corner shop manager Dan-O Snarr strikes a pose Thursday afternoon. Snarr already had worked at the shop for 10 years when his sister bought the business in 2011.

It’s not hard to find a picture frame to hang a photo on the wall — cheap,...

Food & Home

This July 27, 2015, photo shows chipotle barbecue turkey burgers in Concord, N.H. If you dont wish to grill them, the burgers can be cooked in a lightly oiled skillet or under the broiler for roughly the same amount of time. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

It really is time for all of us to get over our hesitation about turkey burgers. I get...

 OUTDOORS                              Idaho Trails | In the Woods

President Jimmy Carter casts a fly on Crane Creek in Jackson, Wyoming on August 28, 1978 during a morning fishing trip. The president and his family are enjoying outdoor recreational activities in this scenic area. (AP Photo)

Dear President Carter, I would like to extend an invitation to float and fish. I...



In this Tuesday, July 15, 2014 photo, actor Gabriel J. Iglecias, known professionally as Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias, poses for a photo in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Comedian Gabriel Iglesias will perform at the Eastern Idaho State Fair at 8 p.m. on Sept....

Farm & Ranch

Bill Aller has fond memories of War Bonnet

Bill Aller cradles the custom-carved gun he won at the 2000 War Bonnet in steer wrestling. Bill Aller turns a steer in Lewistown, Mont., back in 1968 when he was riding the PRCA circuit full time.

Bill Aller has been rodeoing a long, long time, and even though he won’t be competing in this year’s War Bonnet Rodeo, he credits staying active as a rodeo participant with enhancing his life into his 70s.

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