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Â A roomful of jurists, lawyers, clerks and guests filled courtroom three in the Bingham County Courthouse on Friday to participate in the naming of a courtroom in honor of Judge Robert C. Brower.
What was known as courtroom three will now be called the Judge Robert C. Brower Courtroom.
"I would argue it is the highest honor to be bestowed upon a jurist or lawyer by their peers upon death: the naming of a courtroom in honor of service," said Roger Burdick, Chief Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court.
It's not often that Blackfoot is treated to a live performance of movie tunes from blockbusters like Star Wars, Fantasia and West Side Story, but that's exactly what the five-man band Presidio Brass is bringing to Blackfoot Performing Arts Center stage on Saturday night with their "Sounds of the Cinema" performance.
The band's tuba player Scott Sutherland told the Morning News on Thursday that they are finishing some performances in Tennessee and "can't wait to roll into Blackfoot on Saturday."
HOUSTON (AP) â Houston-area authorities say they believe a school district police officer who pulled over a motorist and then asked to smell her feet may have made similar demands of others.
Twenty-six-year-old Patrick Quinn is charged with two counts of "official oppression." He's free on $2,000 bond.
The Harris County district attorney's office says Quinn stopped the woman in August and said he found marijuana paraphernalia. Authorities say Quinn told her he has a foot fetish and would release her if she let him smell her feet.
Tammie Winkler Baker needs financial help to pay medical bills. Fundraisers are planned through November to help raise money for these medical needs.
Two bake sales are planned from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on two Saturdays â Nov. 8 and Nov. 15âat Kesler's in Blackfoot.
The fundraiser, "Tacos for Tammie," is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29, at Mama Inez in Pocatello. Tickets are $17 at the door or $15 in advance.
The price includes one raffle ticket and dinner to be redeemed the night of the event.
Local Election Results
COUNTY COMMISSIONER DIST 1
Mark R. Bair (REP) . . . . . . . 9,086
COUNTY COMMISSIONER DIST 2
Whitney Manwaring (REP). . . . . . 9,135
Pam Wray Eckhardt (REP). . . . . . 9,257
Tanna Beal (REP) . . . . . . . . 9,181
Ronald J. Simmons (REP). . . . . . 9,314
Mike Gardner (REP) . . . . . . . 9,194
7TH DIST CRT JUDGE - Jon J. Shindurling
Bruce L. Pickett . . . . . . . . 4,829
It's no surprise, Bingham County votes Republican.
The election for officers Bingham County was determined in the primary election. No county officer had opposition in the general election. All were elected on Tuesday.
By 11 p.m., 28 of the 29 precincts in Bingham County had reported.
Election totals for county officers were:
Steve Bair was reelected as the State Senator from District 31 (Bingham County). He received 8,148 votes.
Neil Anderson was reelected State Representative in District 31, position A. He received 8,187 votes.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) â Idaho Republicans aren't at risk of losing their supermajority control after Tuesday's general election, but a handful of Democratic challengers have ponied up big money and released critical campaign ads in hopes of defeating their GOP opponents.
At stake: superintendent of public instruction, control of the Idaho Land Board and the loss of key GOP allies if Democrats win vulnerable seats in both legislative and statewide races.
(Boise) â Attorney General Lawrence Wasden is warning Idahoans about a telephone-related voting scam unfolding across the state on Election Day.
Complaints reported to the Attorney Generalâs Consumer Protection Division indicate that someone is calling potential voters and offering to pay them $25 for their votes.
âBribing someone for their vote is a crime,â Wasden said. âIf anyone receives a call like this, I urge you not to engage the caller and to hang up the phone immediately.â
Remember to vote, then check back here after county officials release the results at 9 p.m. We will have statewide results as they become available, too.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) â A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights.
Dwight Pink Jr., 44, says in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in July that guards have used the policy to deny him an art book, "The Atlas of Foreshortening," which uses nude models to help show how to draw the human form.
Pink says the ban is a violation of his free speech rights and serves no meaningful objective in prison.