Archive - Dec 18, 2012
Items of note from Nov. 28-Dec. 5.
BIRD HUNTERS: Nov. 28, 7:53 a.m.: A man said a group of juveniles go around the neighborhood shooting birds with BB guns and they have shot his dog as well.
SEX OFFENSE: Nov. 28, 11:43 a.m.: A caller said a man did not want to go to the Willow's because he was sexually assaulted by his roommate.
CANDY BARS: Nov. 28, 12:14 p.m.: A caller at the Short Stop said a male took one or two candy bars without paying for them.
# 12 P&Z ordinance controversial
By Lisa Lete
BLACKFOOT - Tempers flared between county residents and county commissioners following a 'standing room only' work session on Nov. 14 The commissioners unanimously approved wording changes to the controversial planning and zoning ordinance. The ordinance will be in effect at the first hearing of the new year on Jan. 9, 2013.
BLACKFOOT â€” Bingham County Sheriff Dave Johnson said deputies have gone into every school in the county this school year. He noted those visits when questioned about safety measures in light of the elementary school shooting tragedy in Connecticut last Friday.
"We have trained administrators and teachers throughout the county," Johnson said. "We teach people what to watch for and how to report any action â€” whether that action be a weapon or verbal threat â€” until we can get there to take over security of the buildings.
BLACKFOOT â€” The horrific event Friday morning at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, where a gunman killed 7 adults and 20 children, shocked the nation and has everyone talking and asking about the safety of the schools in their own communities. Local superintendents say the tragedy has greatly impacted the teachers, students and staff at every school and that student safety is always of top concern.
Bryan Jolley, superintendent of Shelley School District, assured the public that school safety is always on the mind of the district, not just in the wake of a tragedy.