Archive - Nov 6, 2012
Items of note from Oct. 16-24.
ONLINE CHAT: Oct. 16, 4:38 p.m.: A man said his daughter has been in contact with a boy in Georgia who may be 18 and has been involved in gang activity.
SHEARS: Oct. 16, 6:53 p.m.: A caller at Fantastic Sam's reported the theft of a pair of cutting shears.
HARASSMENT: Oct. 16, 7:56 p.m.: A woman said there was a threatening letter left on her door and her tires have been slashed.
BLACKFOOTâ€”An impromptu poll in Bingham County showed that most residents are voting no to propositions 1, 2 and 3 for Idaho's education reform. "The hardest part in voting no was that there was good in with the bad." said Bonnie Hepworth, "We need reforms, that is fact. I did vote no because I couldn't abide the bad that went with the good." Others are hoping that perhaps the propositions could be repackaged in a more reasonable manner.
BLACKFOOTâ€” Long lines were reported this morning at Riverside Elementary, home to voting districts 17 and 24. With the clock ticking on voting time, lines are expected to get longer as voters show up after work to give their voice to the polls.
Jonathan Swain voted at Mountain View Middle School just before lunch time. "It was steady, but very little wait." said Swain. "It always feels like a well-oiled machine when I've gone. Props to the poll workers!!"
Marvin Miles was the first to cast his vote at the BPAC early this morning as the polls opened.
POCATELLO â€” Stopping at railroad crossings when a train approaches was the lesson "Idaho Operation Lifesaver" wanted motorists to learn. Motorist safety was first and foremost as Union Pacific (UP) conducted "Officer On A Train" last Friday.
"We're only trying to save their life," said Patrolman Akilah Lacy of the Pocatello Police Department.
During the "Officer On A Train" enforcement effort, one officer is placed in the lead locomotive of a train as a spotter. This officer observed traffic approaching the highway rail intersections as the train proceeded down the tracks.