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Parkinson K's 13 in Panther win

May 17, 2012

ONTARIO, OR – Senior hurler Shane Parkinson struck out thirteen Tigers and Zane Stephenson drove in three runs as the Snake River Panthers advanced to the winners side of the state baseball tournament bracket with a 5-0 victory over Timberlake on Thursday morning.
“This was big,” Parkinson said. “This is my senior year and I definitely didn’t want anything but the winners bracket this year.”
Parkinson was big all day long as he limited the Timberlake lineup to just two hits on the day in the complete game victory.

Execution date set for Leavitt, convicted of 1984 Blackfoot Murder

May 17, 2012

(Boise) – Seventh District Judge Jon J. Shindurling issued a death warrant today for Richard A. Leavitt for the July 1984 murder of Danette Elg in Blackfoot, Idaho.  The execution date is set for June 12, 2012.

Leavitt, convicted of the brutal murder of 31 year old Danette Elg in 1984, will be given lethal injection.
Elg was murdered in her home after being attacked with a knife, sustaining 15 separate stab and slash wounds and sexually mutilated. Prosecutors say that Leavitt cut out her sexual organs while she died or shortly after.

Shelley Fire District bond fails; school bond passes

May 17, 2012

Needing two-thirds of the vote to pass, the Shelley-Firth fire district bond failed by 32 votes or 0.35 percent.
Fire district administrators had asked voters to pass a $1.7 million bond to build a new fire station in Shelley.
The Firth Fire District would also have benefited with $300,000 for its needs.
"We're disappointed we didn't win," said Shelley fire chief Mike Carter. "We want to thank everyone who worked really hard on the bond and thank everyone who voted for it.
"Maybe we will try again," said Carter.
The vote by precinct for and against the fire district bond:

Republicans turn out in Bingham County

May 17, 2012

A strong Republican showing in Tuesday's primary election propelled candidates into the general eection in Bingham County.
"We are very happy with the high turnout," said Dan Cravens, Bingham County Republican Central Committee secretary. "In six precincts, more ballots needed to be supplied.
"That speaks highly of a lot of enthusiasm for Republican candidates and is a positive sign for the Fall," Cravens said.
Congressman Mike Simpson will face Nicole LeFavour in the November election.

Protestors bring message to Blackfoot

May 17, 2012

Set up in front of the U.S. Post Office in Blackfoot Wednesday afternoon were Gene Schenk and Steve DeMartini who represent the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee (PAC).
"Lyndon LaRouche is the intellectual, i.e., the Benjamin Franklin of this generation," said Schenk. LaRouche's last run for the Presidency was in 2004.
"We are Democrats after the likeness of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and John Fitzgerald Kennedy," he said.

 

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