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June 12th

Blackfoot woman's killer executed

June 13, 2012

Nearly three decades have  passed since the mutilation and murder of 31-year-old Danette Elg of Blackfoot. Her body was found July 21, 1984.
At 10:25 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, Richard Albert Leavitt died for her murder.
Was justice served? a reporter asked former Bingham County Prosecuting Attorney Tom Moss. He had successfully argued that Leavitt was guilty of murder during Leavitt’s 1985 trial.
“Yes,” Moss said in answer to that question during a press conference following the execution. “Do you want more? Yes, I think justice was served.”

Clara W. Lent, 97

June 12, 2012

Obituary

 
       Clara Wernette Hobley Lent, 97, of West Valley City, Utah formerly of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away peacefully, Friday, June 8, 2012 at the Pioneer Valley Hospital in West Valley City, Utah.
                She was born on Sept. 21, 1914 at home, 2 ½ miles S.E. of Firth, Idaho, the first of four children born to Eugene and Flora (Handwerk) Wernette. 

Evelyn K. Hansen, 93

June 12, 2012

Obituary

            Evelyn K. Hansen, 93, of Idaho Falls, and former resident of Blackfoot, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at her home in Idaho Falls. 

Connie Virginia Smith , 75

June 12, 2012

Connie Virginia Smith, 75, passed away, Wednesday, June 6, 2012, peacefully with her children by her side at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello. 
She was born Nov. 24, 1936 in Shelley to loving parents, V. Melvin and Emma V Bradley.
She was the first of four precious children, followed by sister, Nina, sister LaRene, and only brother, Carl.  She was raised and educated in Bingham County, completing her education at Shelley High School in 1954.  Connie grew up learning the value of hard work and honest ethics , which she passed on to her children.

Robert “Keith” Pendlebury, 83

June 12, 2012

Obituary

            Robert “Keith” Pendlebury, 83, of lifetime resident of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, May 4, 2012 at his home in Blackfoot.
            Keith was born on December 2, 1928 in Blackfoot, Idaho to John Henry and Cecile Nell Harper Pendlebury.  He attended Blackfoot schools and graduated from Blackfoot High School in 1947. 

Marian Jensen, 88

June 12, 2012

Obituary

 
        Marian Jensen, 88, of Blackfoot passed away Friday, May 4, 2012 at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, Idaho.

Idaho Falls Police seeks suspect

June 12, 2012

IDAHO FALLS— Idaho Falls Police Department is seeking help in finding information on a man reportedly breaking into vehicles at the Winco parking lot on June 7th.

If you recognize the man in the photos or have any information that may be helpful please contact the I.F. Police Department at 612-8655.

Leavitt pronounced dead at 10:25 am.

June 12, 2012

Boise— Convicted killer Richard a leavitt of Blackfoot died at 10:25 a m in the death chamber at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution. Leavitt asked for sedatives several times during the night before execution Tuesday morning. 
Leavitt was convicted of the 1984 mutilation and murder of Danette Elg in Blackfoot.

Read Wednesday's Morning News for a complete story.

Leavitt execution update

June 12, 2012

Boise— Convicted killer Richard A. Leavitt asked for sedatives several times during the night before execution Tuesday morning.
Leavitt was convicted of the 1984 mutilation and murder of Danette Elg in Blackfoot.
Read Wednesday's Morning News for a complete story.

June 11th

Bingham fires back with notice of tort claim

June 12, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Bingham Memorial Hospital announced Monday the filing of a Notice of Tort claim against County Commissioner Ladd Carter and Bingham County Planning and Zoning Commissioner Chairman Lee Hammett.
A tort is anything that is not a contract. In general terms, a tort is a civil wrong, involving a breach of duty or a negligent act by one person which results in injury or loss to another, and gives the injured party the right to bring a legal action for damages. Personal injury claims are tort claims.

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