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BLACKFOOT â€” Members of the Bingham County Sheriff's Department and Blackfoot City Police cooked, served and bussed tables at Rupe's Burgers on Thursday in hopes of earning some generous tips for the Santa's Helpers program.
Sponsored by the Bingham County Sheriff's Department, Santa's Helpers is a program that helps assist families in need with Christmas gift giving. Up to 100 families are selected to receive help with the program each year.
WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) â€” Oregon police agree it was a bad first date.
They say a 23-year-old man met a woman for the first time in person Monday night after they talked online. She hopped into his vehicle at a drive-through restaurant in Wilsonville, south of Portland, and suggested he buy her a milkshake.
Sgt. Dan Kraus says the man got two $1 bills in change and put them into his wallet, which he left on the center console. Kraus says the woman grabbed the wallet, got out of the car and ran off.
On Saturday open enrollment in the Obamacare exchanges begins again.
To help people understand what's available, a free Health Insurance Exchange Forum is scheduled from 7-9 p.m. this evening at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center (BPAC).
Today and Friday, Idaho residents may anonymously shop www.YourHealthIdaho.org or call 1-855-YHIdaho (1-855-944-3246) to examine plans and rates before the enrollment period opens.
The enrollment period opens Saturday and will close on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) â€” A federal judge sentenced a West Virginia woman to five years in prison for trafficking nearly 300 pounds of marijuana in a recreational vehicle through Yellowstone National Park on the last of several trips she said she made between California and West Virginia.
Daphne Watkins, 53, pleaded guilty to one felony count. U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl on Friday recommended imprisonment at a minimum-security facility in West Virginia.
He ordered Watkins to forfeit the RV, a 2003 Monarch Monaco, and $3,500 in cash found inside.
MERIDIAN â€“ Samantha Lange, 24, had a good reason to miss her departmentâ€™s new student orientation at Idaho State University-Meridian in late August.
AMSTERDAM (AP) â€” If you're caught short on Amsterdam's historic Dam Square, the Dutch government has a message for you: Don't pee on the palace.
The Dutch royal family uses the stately Royal Palace in downtown Amsterdam as a working palace, not a residence. But the building's dark arches provide a favored spot for urination, often at night, out of sight of police who regularly patrol the palace vicinity.
After a multimillion-euro renovation ended in late 2011, people began urinating against the palace's sandstone facade. That prompted authorities to put up a fence.
FIRTH â€” Speaking at the 21st annual Firth High School Veterans Day assembly on Tuesday, Col. Guy Hollingsworth said, "please understand, freedom is hard to come by and even harder to hold on to."
Quoting a former Secretary of Agriculture he didn't name, Hollingsworth pointed out that only one-half of one percent of the men and women who have been and are now on the Earth have enjoyed the freedom "that you and I enjoy today. Many people are envious of what we have."
Is it Wooton Way or Wooten Way? Actually, neither is correct. The spelling of the peaceful residential street that runs north of Blackfoot was recently a topic of discussion on Facebook. It was discovered that the street has been spelled incorrectly for over 40 years. The street signs (on both ends of the street) read "Wooton," while the city maps in the local phone books have it spelled "Wooten." However, the correct spelling should be "WOOTTON" after its namesake local farmer and former Bingham County Clerk Vincent Fredrick (V.F.) Wootton.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) â€” A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary after a Wichita woman found him eating cookie dough from her freezer in the early-morning hours.
The Wichita Eagle reports the woman came out of her bedroom shortly before 3:30 a.m. Thursday and found the stranger in her kitchen.
Wichita police spokesman Lt. James Espinoza says the man told police he thought he was at his aunt's house and was hungry.
Police say the man entered the home through an unlocked back door. The 52-year-old woman who lives there was not hurt.
Veterans and their families are special guests at the Veterans' Day Assembly at Firth High School (FHS). The assembly begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Firth High School gymnasium, 101 N. Park Ave. in Firth and is open to the public.
The Community Orchestra at Firth will begin playing prelude music at 9:30 a.m.
"This is our way of honoring the heroes who have given us our freedoms so that we can exercise our liberties," said FHS military history teacher Stewart Portela.
This the the 21st year FHS has hosted a Veterans' Day Assembly.