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AMERICAN FALLSâ€” On October 22nd at approximately 2:40pm, Idaho State Police conducted a traffic stop on a 2007 Chrysler Town and Country van, on Interstate 86 near milepost 29, near American Falls in Power County, Idaho.
The vehicle was traveling east and was stopped for a traffic violation. The driver was identified as 26 year old Michael Torgerson, from Leeds, North Dakota.
Pursuant to the traffic stop, 6 pounds of suspected marijuana was found and seized.
FORT HALLâ€” Fort Hall inmate Nathaniel Yabenay was captured by Bannock deputies on Vaughn street near a rest home in Pocatello on Oct 21 at 9:30 p.m..
Find out more information regarding the capture and collaboration of both departments in pursuing federal charges against Yabenay for his escape from lawful custody in tomorrow's paper.
BLACKFOOTâ€” Reports indicate that the Sparks Middle School shooting took place outside of the building rather than inside the building, a heroic story unravelled as the situation escalated.
The boy, whose name has not been released, began by shooting a fellow student in the shoulder on Oct 21, then shot and killed teacher Mike Landsberry before shooting a second student in the abdomen, Washoe County School District Police Chief Mike Mieras said at a news conference.
He then shot himself to death, according to police.
The first of a series of town hall meetings to introduce Blackfoot residents to the candidates running in the upcoming city election will be Wednesday at the Blackfoot Senior Citizen Center (20 E. Pacific St.).
Pam Beus executive director of the senior center said that a luncheon will be served at noon (for a $4 donation) followed by the forum which will begin at 12:30.
Blackfoot resident Karole Honas, anchor of KIFI Local News 8, will moderate the meeting.
BLACKFOOTâ€”With the federal government open for business after a 16-day shutdown, we asked our Facebook friends' opinion regarding the situation.
We asked: The first government "shutdown", in nearly 20 years, is now "over." What are your thoughts and feelings about this?"
"We have no leadership in this nation. The debt ceiling being raised will only add to the problems. Obama says we got to get the trust of the people again. Too late for that," said Arlen Arlen Arlen.
Washington, D.C. â€“ Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch voted against legislation to delay the nationâ€™s borrowing limit until February 7, 2014, and temporarily fund government operations until January 15, 2013.
Included in the agreement is a requirement for both chambers of Congress to go to conference on a budget with a reporting deadline of December 13, 2013, as well as new safeguards to ensure people who receive federal subsidies to purchase health insurance under Obamacare are eligible to receive them.
Washington, D.C. â€“ Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today voted to re-open the federal government, avoid default on our nationâ€™s debt, and preserve the historic spending cuts Republicans have won in Congress over the last three years.
"There has to be a way to address our nationâ€™s fiscal problems without making them worse in the process,â€ť says Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson
While acknowledging his vote in favor of the bill might be unpopular with some of his constituents, Simpson said the potential economic consequences of continued stalemate outweighed any political consideration.
THOMAS â€” Wednesday was graduation day for Mona Vee Carter. Her diploma was dated June 2, 1954.
Carter and her younger sister, Sonia (Carter) Merrill, went through 12 years of school together. When it came to their graduation in 1954, Sonia received a diploma; Mona received a blank piece of paper because school officials said she hadn't completed the required work.
"We are able to right a wrong," said Wally Aldous, the Snake River school board chairman.
Carter, who will turn 80 on Nov. 6, said she was very excited about receiving her diploma.
It's the "Buck Bowl" this Friday, featuring the Blackfoot Broncos vs. the Madison Bobcats.
Stan Buck is the coach of the Broncos football team; his brother, Mitch Buck, coaches the Bobcats.
This contest is also used to raise funds for breast cancer awareness.
Football moms Tawni Lewis and Karen Hoskins came up with this idea four years ago. Originally, the plan was to honor breast cancer survivor Kim Buck who is Stan Buck's wife.
"Now, each year Kim Buck selects three local women who are going through breast cancer treatments," said Lewis.