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Shelley coach adjusts to life after Afghanistan

November 11, 2011

Lt. Col. Dwight Richins is one of thousands of brave men who served his country and recently returned home after a year-long deployment in Afghanistan with his unit in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Dwight Richins, like many of our brave soldiers, volunteered to serve his country, a noble and very brave decision for one of the finest high school football coaches in all of Idaho.

Sodium fire reported at INL Materials & Fuels Complex

November 11, 2011

Update 4:00 p.m.:

Employees are now allowed to leave their buildings and will be boarding buses home at the usual time.

Everyone examined for potential injury has been cleared to return to work.

Emergency response personnel responded to Friday’s event at the INL’s Materials and Fuels Complex. It is believed that a sodium reaction resulted in a sudden pressure increase which compromised the system integrity. The compromise in the system set off fire alarms in the vicinity. An investigation is continuing.

US judge plans Monday ruling on Rhoades execution

November 11, 2011

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge told attorneys for a condemned Idaho inmate that he'll try to decide by Monday whether to postpone an execution scheduled to take place in one week.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Bush said Thursday night that he was concerned that the Idaho Department of Correction seemed to be "playing catch-up" when it came to planning for Paul Ezra Rhoades' execution, set for Nov. 18. Rhoades, who was convicted of murdering three people in 1987 and sentenced to die for two of the murders, has sued over Idaho's lethal injection protocol.

School honor local heroes

November 11, 2011

FIRTH — The student population of both Firth High School and Firth Middle School joined together to honor veterans Thursday.
Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Les Chapman headlined the assembly. He was a Green Beret during the Vietnam conflict.

Man walking 3,000 miles for hospice awareness

November 11, 2011

BLACKFOOT — If you were traveling on Highway 91 between Idaho Falls and Blackfoot Thursday, chances are you saw a man in a red jacket walking along the side of the road with a sign that reads "walking for hospice care."
What you may not know is that the short 28-mile journey is part of a 3,000 mile walk Dr. Colin Skinner is making that began in Devil's Lake, North Dakota and continues to San Francisco. And its all to raise awareness of hospice care.

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