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REXBURG, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a man who robbed a Rexburg drugstore at gunpoint was killed in a shootout with police. The Post Register reports that the man fired first as he was fleeing the store Saturday. No police officers or bystanders were hurt. Rexburg Police declined to say how many shots were fired or how many times the gunman was struck by bullets. The man's name was not immediately known.
BLACKFOOT, Idaho (AP) — A southeast Idaho charter school that purchased a second-hand bus from a public school has discovered it's the same bus used in the 2004 quirky comedy movie "Napoleon Dynamite." A Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center bus driver made the connection after recently watching the cult favorite and spotting a bus that looked familiar. The School transportation director says kids love riding in the bus and it will continue to be used for that purpose.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Hunters have killed about 300 bison in the Jackson Hole region during the just-completed hunting season. The number eclipses the all-time high and helps reduce the number of wild bison to levels closer to where wildlife managers prefer. The five-month bison hunt season ended Jan. 18.
ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A bigger share of the money hunters pay for Nevada elk tags could be used to compensate ranchers and others for property damage caused by elk herds under a new proposal backed by state wildlife officials. Currently, only $5 of each elk tag can be devoted to mitigation. The Elko Daily Free Press reports that cap would be doubled to $10 under the bill.
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