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January 20, 2012

Items of note from Jan. 13-16.

Blackfoot Police

NARCOTIC THEFT: Jan. 13, 12:52 p.m.: A caller said a hospice worker is stealing narcotic medication.

SHOPLIFTING: Jan. 13, 1:03 p.m.: A caller at Ridley's said they have a female detained for shoplifting.

PROPERTY DAMAGE: Jan. 13, 3 p.m.: A caller at Taco Bell said some gang members were at the business and damaged some property.

CAT EMERGENCY: Jan. 13, 9:40 p.m.: A caller at Bingham Memorial said that there is a cat that keeps entering the emergency room through the patient doors.

Jobless rate drops for fifth straight month

January 20, 2012

BOISE — Stronger than expected job growth in December drove the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate down another tenth of a percent to 8.4 percent. December was the fifth straight month Idaho's unemployment rate has fallen, hitting its lowest level since September 2009.
December also saw a one percent year-over-year increase in jobs with 13,000 more people working than in the previous year—the largest total since March 2009 and the largest year-over-year growth in total employment since mid-2007 before the recession officially began.

Fugitive arrested in Blackfoot

January 20, 2012

BLACKFOOT — The U.S. Marshals arrested a fugitive early Thursday morning at the Best Western Blackfoot Inn.
Nicodemos Adermann, 38, of Pocatello, was arrested just after 1 a.m. Thursday on a warrant for a parole violation by the U.S. Marshals and the Fugitive Task Force.
On Wednesday the U.S. Marshals received information that Adermann and a companion was staying at the Best Western in Blackfoot, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Darrin Lambert said. It is unknown how long Adermann was in the Blackfoot area.

Study to assess health effects of FMC plant

January 20, 2012

FORT HALL — An outside consulting firm is planning to study whether releases from the FMC plant can be tied to higher occurrences of cancer, childhood asthma and mortality on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.
The Fort Hall Environmental Health Assessment Study is a provision of the 1998 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Consent Decree between FMC and the Environmental Protection Agency that requires FMC to work with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes to determine the potential health effects caused by releases from the FMC phosphorus plant.

 

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