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Exorcist called after boy 'walked up the wall backwards'

January 31, 2014

The story of an exorcism and strange incidents at a house in Gary, Ind. is getting attention from around the world. Some are even calling the home the "portal to hell."

FOX's Bill O'Reilly interviewed the Rev. Michael Maginot, who talked about performing exorcisms on Latoya Ammons. The woman claimed she and her three children were possessed by demons in their home.

After the family fled the house, a police officer took a photo of it from the outside. It was empty, but the photo appeared to show someone standing in the window.

Young couple takes over iconic Blackfoot bar

January 31, 2014

BLACKFOOT—Young business partners Chase Bloom, 23, and Mandi Jensen, 22, aren't much older than the legal drinking age, but as of this month, they are the new owners of one of Blackfoot oldest bars - the Tumbleweed. The Tumbleweed building was built in 1890 at 40 W. Pacific Street.
"What a way to kick off the new year! This is my new year resolution," Bloom exclaimed.

January 30th

Iconic restaurant sign comes down

January 31, 2014

Out with the old and in with the new. A piece of Blackfoot history came down on Wednesday as workers took down the iconic Stan's Restaurant sign that has been a beacon along Highway 91 for nearly 50 years. In its place will be new signage for Stingers Bar & Grill.

January 29th

BMH installs advanced patient monitoring system

January 30, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Bingham Memorial Hospital (BMH) in Blackfoot is one of the first hospitals in Southeast Idaho to offer the Patient SafetyNet Monitoring System.
Patient SafetyNet is a remote monitoring system that uses bedside oxygen monitors and medical staff notification system to alert healthcare providers to dangerous changes in patient oxygen levels.
Using some of the latest technology from Masimo corporation, almost every hospital bed at BMH is equipped with a new bedside screen to monitor vitals through a new oximeter. (The Women's Center will be added in the coming months.)

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State Hospital South patient captured in IF

January 29, 2014

IDAHO FALLS — A man who had escaped from State Hospital South over a week ago was captured in Idaho Falls Monday night.
Jeremy Johnson, 26, was arrested on multiple felony warrants.
Idaho Falls police officers had responded to the 1000 block of Lovejoy around 8 p.m. and found Johnson at the home. The residence did not belong to Johnson.
At first, Johnson came out of the house, but went back inside when police told him to come out.

January 28th

Local woman seeks yarn donations for blankets

January 29, 2014

Through the years, longtime Blackfoot resident Pauline Sweet has crocheted nearly 500 afghans for babies, veterans, senior citizens and others in need, and she's still going strong. She started making the blankets in the 1980s for babies in the small Mexican fishing village of Kino Bay, where she and her husband Dwain spent months away from the cold Idaho winters for many years.
These days, Pauline's focus is crocheting lap blankets for veterans and senior citizens in the area; however, she is running low on yarn and is hoping that anyone with yarn to spare will donate some to her.

January 27th

Legislators comment on Luna announcement

January 28, 2014

BOISE — On Monday Bingham County legislators shared their thoughts on Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna's decision not to run for reelection.
Representative Neil Anderson said, "Tom Luna has been a progressive yet controversial leader in our state's Department of Education. 
"He has proposed actions that have sparked intensive debate during a time of transition regarding education in Idaho. Hopefully, that debate will yield improved solutions and the new Idaho Superintendent of Schools can move us forward in a more united yet still progressive effort." Anderson said. 

January 26th

Fresh produce and other goods roll through town

January 27, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Fresh produce, eggs, bread and other wholesome products are now rolling through Blackfoot, Springfield and other area communities weekly on a 53-foot trailer - all for the ever growing frugal and health conscious consumer. This new delivery service - Provident Produce - is manned by husband and wife team John and Kasenya Fisher of Pocatello, and is similar to Bountiful Baskets, but with some marked differences.

January 24th

2014 Relay for Life theme announced

January 25, 2014

BLACKFOOT — "Be Someone's Hero" is the 2014 Relay for Life theme and the team in charge of decorating the Luminaria bags is hard at work making sure the bags are as special as ever.
"This event is so important for our community here in Blackfoot and we want to help make this year's Relay for Life extra special," said Relay for Life committee member Suzette Martinez.
Families or individuals purchase these special bags to honor loved ones who have lost the battle against cancer or for those who are still battling, by choosing a bag and putting the name of the loved one on the back.

Texas hospital ordered to remove life support from pregnant, brain-dead woman

January 24, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas – A judge on Friday ordered a Texas hospital to remove life support for a pregnant, brain-dead woman whose family had argued that she would not want to be kept in that condition.
Judge R. H. Wallace Jr. issued the ruling in the case of Marlise Munoz. John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth has been keeping Munoz on life support against her family's wishes. The judge gave the hospital until 5 p.m. CST Monday to remove life support.

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