Presentence investigators play key role in court system

Presentence investigators work from the District 7 Parole and Probation Office in Idaho Falls. The investigators work behind the scenes to gather much of the information judges use to determine an offender’s sentence. “I give (presentence investigation reports) great weight because that’s almost my only source of facts,” District Judge Gregory Moeller said. John Roark/ jroark@postregister.com

When a court case is nearing its conclusion, and the defendant is found guilty either by a jury or their own guilty plea, presentence investigators go to work. 

Civic committee hires project manager

The Idaho Falls City Council will be reviewing ways to reduce the roughly $100,000 annual deficit created by operating the Civic Auditorium.

Monte LaOrange/mlaorange@postregister.com, Camera NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D3S, Lens 19, Aperture 10, Shutter 1/200, ISO 200,

A project manager will oversee renovations to the Idaho Falls Civic Auditorium, which during a Nov. 9 city council meeting was officially renamed the Idaho Falls Civic Center for the Performing Arts.

Car found in Snake River was stolen

Members of the Idaho Falls Police Department and Idaho Falls Fire Department had this empty SUV pulled out of the Snake River on Sunday. The vehicle had been stolen. Courtesy city of Idaho Falls

The Idaho Falls Police Department confirmed Monday that an SUV found Sunday afternoon in the Snake River was stolen.

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