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October 29th

Woman saved from California chimney, then arrested

October 29, 2014

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A woman stuck in the chimney of a Southern California house has been rescued and arrested.
Ventura County fire Capt. Ron Oatman says firefighters responding to neighbors' reports of a woman crying had to chisel away much of the chimney and lubricate it with dish soap Sunday to free 30-year-old Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa.
The Ventura County Star reports she was arrested on suspicion of illegal entry and giving false information to police.
Police say Nunez-Figueroa knows the owner of the home in Thousand Oaks, who wasn't there. They wouldn't elaborate.

October 28th

CDT resumes weekly dinners

October 28, 2014

Men, women and children of all ages filed into Jason Lee Memorial Methodist Church in Blackfoot on Tuesday evening to enjoy the company of one another and a hot meal as the Community Dinner Table (CDT) hosted its first dinner of the season. This marks the seventh year that the CDT has hosted the Tuesday night dinners at the church to help fight hunger and loneliness in the community.

Drunken Santa zombie enters St. Paul home

October 28, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Police have cited a 21-year-old man they say entered a St. Paul home drunk and dressed as a Santa Claus zombie, terrifying a 16-year-old girl who locked herself in a bathroom.
St. Paul police said Monday the University of St. Thomas student was cited for trespassing and taken to a detoxification center Saturday. Police found him asleep in the house hours after a Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis.

October 27th

BPAC to offer discount tickets

October 27, 2014

Starting with the performance of the Presidio Brass band on Nov. 8, the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center will be offering discount tickets starting as low as $5 per seat.
Programming director Susan Mann said the lower ticket prices are in response to the community's request for lower ticket prices and to increase attendance at the shows.
"So many people have come to me and said 'they would bring more of their family members to the shows if the ticket prices were lower.' We are responding to the community's request."

Man sends newspaper check years after rack thefts

October 27, 2014

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Some 54 years after stealing several newspaper racks, a U.S. Navy veteran has sent a letter of apology and a check for $200 to The Ledger of Lakeland, Florida.
Bernard Schermerhorn says he's followed the rules for most of his 73 years, but caved to peer pressure as a teenager and went along with a friend's scheme to steal several racks from The Ledger.
In a Sept. 30 letter to the newspaper, Schermerhorn says they took a handful of change and then dumped the racks.

October 26th

Lots of root beer sold at Elmer’s

October 26, 2014

BLACKFOOT – Interested in taking a quick trip across the United States? Check out the variety of root beers and sodas offered for sale at Elmer’s, 223 NW Main St. in Blackfoot.
Interested in a Halloween surprise? Sample these sodas—Bug Barf, Kittle Piddle and Brain Wash.
“Elmer’s offers the largest selection of root beers and other sodas in the state of Idaho,” said Todd and Elesha (Paulsen) Denson, managers of Elmer’s. (Elesha is the granddaughter of Elmer and Lucile Stecklein, owners of Elmer’s.)

Motto engraved on library gets lost in translation

October 26, 2014

MOORESTOWN, N.J. (AP) — The Latin motto engraved on the wall of a new library in southern New Jersey got lost in translation.
Officials had thought the phrase "Nos Secundus Coniecto Omnia" meant "we confirm all things twice." But it actually means "we second-guess all."
Moorestown architect Rick Ragan tells the Burlington County Times he learned of the problem from residents who translated it online.
Ragan says he'll pay a stone cutter to change the phrase to "We encourage all." He'll also have the Roman numerals fixed to reflect the proper year.

October 24th

Phillips found with fully loaded weapon — facing misdemeanor

October 24, 2014

BLACKFOOT—Blackfoot Police Captain Scott Gay confirmed on Friday that Scott Phillips, the man behind the 14-hour standoff at Blackbird Produce on Thursday, was found armed with a loaded weapon and over 400 rounds of ammunition.
"Did he have a loaded weapon on him? That's the question that everyone wants to know," said Gay. "And, the answer is, yes - with 10 loaded magazines."
However, at this point, Phillips, 45, is just facing a misdemeanor charge of resisting and obstructing a police officer.

Cold Burger King onion rings sparked attack

October 24, 2014

BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is suing Burger King after he says a manager attacked him for complaining about cold onion rings.
KRQE-TV reports the lawsuit filed in state district court says Robert Deyapp was assaulted in June 2013 when he told a manager at the fast-food restaurant in the northwestern New Mexico city of Bloomfield about his cold order.
The lawsuit claims that when Deyapp asked for a refund, manager Francisco Berrera lunged at him with a stun gun and switchblade.
Court records show Berrera later pleaded no contest to aggravated assault.

Hunter rescues hunter by chance

October 24, 2014

SWAN LAKE (AP) — Aaron Larson thinks some things happen for a reason.
That's how he looks at his decision to go hunting Tuesday in the mountains east of his Swanlake area home in southern Bannock County.
Not only did he shoot a three-point buck but his decision to look for game likely saved another man's life.

 

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