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January 18th, 2015

Family enjoys creating sets for Nuart production

January 18, 2015

Bringing a magical underwater kingdom to the stage is a labor of love for Eric Bucklein, his wife Kathy and son Phillip. they have volunteered to help create the set for the Blackfoot Community Players (BCP) upcoming presentation of the beloved tale "Little Mermaid Jr." The musical will open on Friday at Blackfoot's Historic Nuart Theater.
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Woman finds python during potty visit

January 18, 2015

SHARON, Pa. (AP) — A 62-year-old woman says she discovered a python on her bathroom floor when she went to take an overnight potty break.
Debbie LaMotte tells The (Sharon) Herald that she first thought the snake was a scarf lying on the floor "because it had such a beautiful pattern." But when she prodded it with her cane, the snake's head moved.
The incident happened about 4 a.m. Tuesday at her apartment in Riverview Manor in Sharon. That's about 60 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

January 17th

'In Dog We Trust' rug to be auctioned for animal group 


January 17, 2015

LARGO, Fla. (AP) — Is "In Dog We Trust" your motto?
If so, a sheriff's office in Florida has a rug for you. The Pinellas County sheriff's office said Thursday it will auction off a rug that had "In Dog We Trust" on it instead of "In God We Trust."
The forest green rug with the sheriff's gold badge was in the entrance area for a couple of months when the error was discovered Wednesday by a deputy.
Proceeds from the auction will go to Canine Estates, a local animal rescue organization.

January 16th

Metal garbage can causes gas leak in alleyway

January 16, 2015

BLACKFOOT — Emergency units responded to a gas leak in the alleyway between Broadway/Ash and Bridge/Judicial streets around 7:45 a.m. on Friday.
According to Blackfoot Police Chief Kurt Asmus, it appears that a garbage truck going through the alley around 7:15 a.m. inadvertently dropped or bumped a large metal garbage can which hit a gas meter, causing the leak.
Businesswoman Gracie Sanchez, owner of Flower Budz Daycare on Ash Street, and her manager could smell gas and hear the gas leaking shortly after the garage truck made its way through the alley.

Olympic champ Farrington retires due to spine condition

January 16, 2015

(AP) — Kaitlyn Farrington, the American snowboarder who pulled off one of the biggest surprises at the Sochi Olympics, is retiring because of a degenerative spine condition.

The 25-year-old raised in Bellevue, Idaho, won the gold medal on the halfpipe last year, defeating previous champions Torah Bright and Kelly Clark.

Farrington, whose family sold livestock from their ranch to bankroll her career, fell while riding last October and went numb.

Principal: Let students hurl food at intruders

January 16, 2015

VALLEY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama middle school principal wants to stockpile cans of corn and peas in classrooms for students to hurl at possible intruders as a last resort defense.
In a letter Friday, W.F. Burns Middle School Principal Priscella Holley asked parents to have each student bring an 8-ounce canned item.
"We realize at first this may seem odd; however, it is a practice that would catch an intruder off guard," she wrote in the letter, published by TV station WHNT in Huntsville.

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January 16, 2015

Blackfoot police, firemen respond to gas leak in downtown Blackfoot

January 16, 2015

Members of the Blackfoot police and fire departments responded to a report of a gas leak about Judicial and Ash streets early Friday morning. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

January 15th

Blackfoot School District to seek levy

January 16, 2015

The Blackfoot School District will be asking patrons to support a $2.6 million levy in March based on a recommendation by the district's "finance advisory committee." The request was unanimously approved by all board members at the school board meeting on Thursday night.
Blackfoot patrons have supported a supplemental levy since 1981. The levy needs to be approved every two years. The last levy, for $1.975 million, was approved by voters in March of 2013. This will be the first request for an increase in the levy since 2007.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 Oscar Nominations Announced

January 15, 2015

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