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Texas teen's fatal DWI defense: 'Affluenza'

December 12, 2013

HOUSTON (AP) — "Affluenza," the affliction cited by a psychologist to argue that a North Texas teenager from a wealthy family should not be sent to prison for killing four pedestrians while driving drunk, is not a recognized diagnosis and should not be used to justify bad behavior, experts said Thursday.

Vicki Bullock Williams, 61

December 12, 2013

Vicki Bullock Williams, 61, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at her home, surrounded by her loving family and friends.
Vicki was born May 13, 1952 in Pocatello to Leo Everett Bullock and Helen Mar Romriell.  Vicki graduated from Marsh Valley High School.  She has lived the past 30+ years in Blackfoot. 
On March 23, 1984, Vicki married Lynden Williams in Pocatello. 

Leathie Valarie Dixey, 65

December 12, 2013

Leathie Valarie Dixey, 65, of Blackfoot passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at  Quinn Meadows in Pocatello.
She was born Nov.29, 1948 in Pocatello to Ralph Frances Dixey, Sr. and Virgie Gibson Dixey.
She attended school in Blackfoot and has lived her entire life in the area.
She married Marvin Lee Tissidmit in August 1965.  He preceded her in death on June 12, 2008.
Leathie taught school at Sho-Ban school and drove school bus as well.  She was bilingual and taught the Shoshone language. She worked as a teacher's aide for Blackfoot School District for several years.

Panther grapplers earn split

December 12, 2013

POCATELLO — Snake River opened wrestling season at Highland with a bang on Wednesday. The Panthers beat Pocatello 39-37 and dropped a 50-26 decision to Highland.

City Council makes alleyway a one-way

December 12, 2013

In an effort to help ease evening congestion in downtown Blackfoot, the Blackfoot City Council unanimously approved a recommendation to make the alley between Broadway and Ash - running from Pacific to Bridge Street - a one-way street at its meeting on Tuesday.
Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue explained that a traffic problem is created in the area when evening activities are going on, particularly dance lessons at Downtown Dance studio.

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