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CONSUMER ALERT

November 4, 2014

(Boise) – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden is warning Idahoans about a telephone-related voting scam unfolding across the state on Election Day.
Complaints reported to the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division indicate that someone is calling potential voters and offering to pay them $25 for their votes.
“Bribing someone for their vote is a crime,” Wasden said. “If anyone receives a call like this, I urge you not to engage the caller and to hang up the phone immediately.”

Today is election day

November 4, 2014

Remember to vote, then check back here after county officials release the results at 9 p.m. We will have statewide results as they become available, too.

Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban 


November 4, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights.
Dwight Pink Jr., 44, says in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in July that guards have used the policy to deny him an art book, "The Atlas of Foreshortening," which uses nude models to help show how to draw the human form.
Pink says the ban is a violation of his free speech rights and serves no meaningful objective in prison.

VIDEO: The Midterm Election Races to Watch

November 4, 2014

Ignacio Ramirez, Jr., 37

November 4, 2014

Ignacio Ramirez, Jr., 37, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at his home.
He was born June 19, 1977 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Ignacio Ramirez, Jr. and Rose Mary Ramirez. He grew up in Blackfoot and attended schools in this area.  
On July 3, 2003, he married Cecilia Perez in Idaho Falls.
Ignacio worked for King B, Spudnik, Jiffy Lube and Simplot.
He enjoyed fishing, camping, dancing, hunting, cooking, listening to music and watching scary movies.

Lawsuit contends police brutality in eastern Idaho

November 4, 2014

IDAHO FALLS (AP) — A southeastern Idaho man has filed a claim against the Idaho Falls Police Department contending he was a victim of brutality.
Kegan Kinghorn, 26, of Rigby, filed the claim late last month in 7th District Court, The Post Register reports.
The lawsuit names as defendants the city of Idaho Falls, Police Chief Mark McBride, Capt. Darren Cook and Sgt. Scott Killian. Attorneys for those named as defendants in the case have filed a response to the lawsuit denying wrongdoing by their clients.

November 3rd

State Hospital South receives donated piano

November 4, 2014

The chapel at State Hospital South now houses a beautiful old cabinet grand piano thanks to the generous donation of longtime Blackfoot residents Donavan and Jackie Harrington.
SHS assistant hospital administrator Diane Yarrington said the piano replaces a "very old piano that would not hold a tune."

Yellowstone tries to shock lake trout to death

November 3, 2014

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Biologists are making their first use of electroshock in their efforts to save native cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park from another voracious species of trout.
The electroshock treatment is being done to kill off lake trout that have invaded Yellowstone Lake when the unwanted fish is still spawning and in the earliest stages of its life.
Adult lake trout in Yellowstone can top 30 pounds, living almost exclusively on a diet of cutthroat trout, according to researchers.

Katherine Morgan Tovey, 85

November 3, 2014

Katherine Morgan Tovey, 85
Katherine Morgan Tovey was born Jan. 31, 1929, the ninth of 12 children, to Ed and Cassie Morgan in Malad, Idaho. She graduated from Malad High School in 1947, attended BYU for a year before marrying Terrel R. Tovey on June 14, 1949. She and Terrel lived in Logan, Utah until 1952 while he completed his MS degree at Utah State, and where she proudly received her PHT (Putting Hubby Through) degree.

Louis Adam Tauscher, 91

November 3, 2014

Louis Adam Tauscher, 91
Louis Adam Tauscher, 91 of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Friday October 31, 2014 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
Louis was born April 9, 1923, in Ogallah, Kansas, the 4th child, (the second of twins with Edward being 1st) of 17 born to Frank Joseph Tauscher and Regina Honas Tauscher. At the age of 13 the Tauscher family moved to Pocatello, Idaho, were Louis attended St. Joseph grade school. He worked at Elmer’s Fish Market along with his 6 brothers until April of 1943 when he enlisted in the Army. 

 

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