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Members of the Blackfoot Urban Redevelopment Agency (BURA) approved extending their purview on Tuesday. It will now include additional property beyond the Downtown area.
Pursuant to Idaho Code, BURA voted to extend the boundaries of the parts of the city eligible for the funding of projects designed "to prevent and arrest decay."
They also voted to extend the time frame for the existence of the BURA project for 10 more years. It was originally scheduled to expire later this year.
The Blackfoot City Council has the final say and will vote on BURA's actions on March 6.
Items of note from Feb. 6-12.
THEFT: Feb. 6, 10:28 p.m.: A woman said she was at Ridley's and a juvenile stole $125 from her purse.
DOESN'T LIKE DONUTS: Feb. 7, 6:56 p.m.: A woman said she nearly hit a vehicle that came onto the interstate and did a "donut" in the middle of the ramp.
EMPLOYEE THEFT: Feb. 8, 12:09 p.m.: A caller at Maverik requested an officer because they have a video of an employee stealing $250.
Cass William Tendore, age 27, of Pocatello, appeared with his attorney Monday before Senior District Judge Gregory Anderson on a motion to suppress charges against him.
Count two, possession of a controlled substance, was dismissed. The report from the State Lab said there was no controlled substance in the baggy found on Tendore's person.
Tendore was arrested at the Eastern Idaho State Fair in September 2011. He was charged with trafficking a controlled substance, three counts of carrying a concealed weapon without a license and criminal trespass from the fairgrounds.
Have you ever seen the police in your neighborhood and wondered why? A new virtual community watch program can give you that information and more. Multiple Bingham county law enforcement agencies have partnered with AlertID to provide the new system that is available now.
The AlertID program provides near real-time crime and threat advisories, online community watch programs and a crime map for everyone in Bingham County when they sign up.
A steady stream of people flowed through the Meridian Center on Monday, buying goodies for their favorite people during SweetFest.
SweetFest is a fundraiser for Soroptimist International of Blackfoot, a women's service organization.
Linda DeRoche, president of the local chapter, noted that they conduct a few fundraisers a year so they can award scholarships to deserving women.
A power outage Monday morning affected nearly 1,100 customers in west Blackfoot for approximately 30 minutes.
The outage occurred at 10:24 a.m. Monday. An Idaho Power representative said they believe something hit a power line causing the outage, but the cause was not immediately determined. A crew responded, checked the line and restored power at 10:53 a.m.
The outage affected 1,100 customers from Broadway to Riverside Plaza including the Jensen Grove area. The areas impacted include Meridian Street, Parkway Drive and Jensen Grove Drive.
BLACKFOOT â€” Former Blackfoot resident Martha Bean wanted to find a position where she could have many opportunities, meet interesting people, and work on stimulating projects. That is why she applied at Google. Much to her delight, Bean obtained the job and now works for the multinational internet corporation.
(AP)Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, died Saturday. She was 48.
Beverly Hills police Lt. Mark Rosen told KABC-TV that Houston was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m. in her room on the fourth floor of the Beverly Hilton. Her body remained in the hotel and Beverly Hills detectives were investigating.
Houston's publicist, Kristen Foster, said Saturday that the cause of her death was unknown.
Blackfoot snowmobiler Kyle Pratt is a self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie. So, when he narrowly escaped riding off a cliff in Wyoming last month it was the adventure of a lifetime â€“â€“ and he's got video to prove it.
Pratt, who was wearing Liquid Image video goggles, was riding ahead of his group in unfamiliar territory. The terrain was steep and he was riding through trees when he suddenly found himself on the edge of a cliff. Pratt's video shows the snow break away beneath the sled and documents the moment that could have ended different.
An auction is planned today to help pay medical expenses for Daniel and Rachel Carter of Blackfoot.
Daniel suffers from primary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS).
"MS hit me about four or five years ago," he said. "Now I can't walk without a walker and am pretty well bound to this wheelchair."
Carter qualifies for Social Security disability and Medicare, however, his wife's physical needs must be paid "out of pocket."
Rachel was born with cerebral palsy and scoliosis. Her doctor has recommended surgery to help her with the scoliosis.