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County prosecutor asks AG to intervene in hospital investigation

June 12, 2012

Bingham County Prosecuting Attorney Scott Andrew hand delivered a letter to the Idaho Attorney General's (AG) office on Tuesday asking that the AG's office take over the prosecutorial responsibilities regarding activities that have occurred at Bingham Memorial Hospital (BMH, Inc.)
The letter has also been sent to BMH, Inc.'s attorney, Andrew said.

Cancer survivors celebrate life

June 12, 2012

Blackfoot woman's killer executed

June 12, 2012

Nearly three decades have  passed since the mutilation and murder of 31-year-old Danette Elg of Blackfoot. Her body was found July 21, 1984.
At 10:25 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, Richard Albert Leavitt died for her murder.
Was justice served? a reporter asked former Bingham County Prosecuting Attorney Tom Moss. He had successfully argued that Leavitt was guilty of murder during Leavitt’s 1985 trial.
“Yes,” Moss said in answer to that question during a press conference following the execution. “Do you want more? Yes, I think justice was served.”

Idaho Falls Police seeks suspect

June 12, 2012

IDAHO FALLS— Idaho Falls Police Department is seeking help in finding information on a man reportedly breaking into vehicles at the Winco parking lot on June 7th.

If you recognize the man in the photos or have any information that may be helpful please contact the I.F. Police Department at 612-8655.

Leavitt pronounced dead at 10:25 am.

June 12, 2012

Boise— Convicted killer Richard a leavitt of Blackfoot died at 10:25 a m in the death chamber at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution. Leavitt asked for sedatives several times during the night before execution Tuesday morning. 
Leavitt was convicted of the 1984 mutilation and murder of Danette Elg in Blackfoot.

Read Wednesday's Morning News for a complete story.

Leavitt execution update

June 12, 2012

Boise— Convicted killer Richard A. Leavitt asked for sedatives several times during the night before execution Tuesday morning.
Leavitt was convicted of the 1984 mutilation and murder of Danette Elg in Blackfoot.
Read Wednesday's Morning News for a complete story.

Bingham fires back with notice of tort claim

June 12, 2012

BLACKFOOT — Bingham Memorial Hospital announced Monday the filing of a Notice of Tort claim against County Commissioner Ladd Carter and Bingham County Planning and Zoning Commissioner Chairman Lee Hammett.
A tort is anything that is not a contract. In general terms, a tort is a civil wrong, involving a breach of duty or a negligent act by one person which results in injury or loss to another, and gives the injured party the right to bring a legal action for damages. Personal injury claims are tort claims.

 

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