October 20th, 2014
A large crowd gathered at Ridge Crest Elementary School on Thursday to discuss traffic concerns around the school and the possibility of adding a bicycle/pedestrian path around the area of the school that connects with the city's greenbelt system.
The City of Blackfoot received a technical assistant grant from the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) for $14,800 to study the area around Ridge Crestand explore safer options for pedestrians and drivers. David Doran, ITD Highway District Mobility Manger, said the overall intent of the study is "for the safety of the community."
LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) â€” A lawyer for a woman accused of ransacking the New Hampshire grave of her father in search of his "real will" wants a judge to suppress her written statement to police that she dug it up "with respect" and he "would be OK with it."
Prosecutors allege Melanie Nash, 52, conspired with others to remove her father's remains from the Colebrook Village Cemetery in May. The vault of businessman Eddie Nash, who died in 2004, was found cracked with the casket opened and his remains searched through.
Tanda Kay Pratt, 60, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2014, near Baker City, Oregon, from injuries sustained in a wildlife-caused traffic accident. Â
Tanda was born on May 15, 1954, in Boise, Idaho, to David and Wilma Ogle.Â She was the oldest of four children and the first grandchild on both the Ogle and Waite sides of the family.Â Her two sisters and brother always looked up to her as their strong, brave big sister who inspired them and looked out for them.
Julia Ann Bithell Sconiers Winn, 81
Lorenzo Alejandro Martinez, 84, of Blackfoot, Idaho, was called home on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 surrounded by his loving family and his sweetheart of 58 years, Lucy Belle.
Lorenzo was born Aug. 10, 1930 in Laredo, Texas, the youngest child of Juan Martinez and Catarina Soto.Â Lorenzoâ€™s childhood was spent attending school in Laredo, Texas. Â
In later years Lorenzo served in the United Sates Army during the Korean Conflict from 1952-1954.
The product is a simple one; golfers love it and it's helping to provide jobs for workers with mental and physical challenges at Blackfoot's Dawn Enterprises.
Four Pocatello entrepreneurs: brothers Joe and Ruben Arzola and husband and wife Rory and Jennifer (Jen) Erchul have developed a golf training aid called the "Chute Trainer." It is a simple, parachute-like device that attaches to a golf club. Its use strengthens fast twitch muscles vital to a golf swing through wind resistance.
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) â€” A Connecticut man is facing charges after police said he grabbed a mop out of a hotel employee's hands and was "mopping aggressively" over the worker's shoes.
Police say 30-year-old John Thornton, of Southington, was arrested Monday night and charged with breach of peace and threatening.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) â€” "Cowabunga!"
A Louisiana teen is behind bars after police say he donned a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle mask and used a stick wrapped in plastic to rob a convenience store Thursday morning.
Lafayette police say 18-year-old Lacorrion Detron Turner is charged with first-degree robbery. Police say he was able to force his way behind the counter with the stick. He then tried -- and failed -- to open the register.
Police say Turner fled on foot after taking two wallets from underneath the counter.
Officers arrested Turner a short time later.
A new insignia designed for the Bingham County Sheriffâ€™s Office has won the first place in the contest sponsored by â€śLaw and Order-- The Magazine for Police Management.â€ť
This design won first place for sheriff offices with over 25 deputies, east and west.
â€śWe won nationally,â€ť said Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland.
Bingham County Sheriffâ€™s Sgt. David Johnson and his wife, Lori, designed the insignia.
â€śThe sheriff wanted to have something that represents what the county means to us,â€ť said Johnson. â€śI chose a flag and eagle.
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FIRTH â€” Just before halftime Friday night one of the light banks on the Firth High School football field went out with North Fremont setting up for a First and goal from the Cougar five yard line.
After as brief discussion between Firth head coach Keith Drake and the officials the teams moved down to the other end of the field to continue play while the lights came back on.
The Huskies punched the ball in two plays later from three yards out to take a 16-8 lead heading into halftime.