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October 27th, 2014
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) â€” 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.
BLACKFOOT â€“ Interested in taking a quick trip across the United States? Check out the variety of root beers and sodas offered for sale at Elmerâ€™s, 223 NW Main St. in Blackfoot.
Interested in a Halloween surprise? Sample these sodasâ€”Bug Barf, Kittle Piddle and Brain Wash.
â€śElmerâ€™s offers the largest selection of root beers and other sodas in the state of Idaho,â€ť said Todd and Elesha (Paulsen) Denson, managers of Elmerâ€™s. (Elesha is the granddaughter of Elmer and Lucile Stecklein, owners of Elmerâ€™s.)
MOORESTOWN, N.J. (AP) â€” 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.
BLACKFOOTâ€”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.
BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) â€” 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.
SWAN LAKE (AP) â€” 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.
BLACKFOOT â€” The standoff between a Blackfoot man and the police was resolved peacefully after a 14-hour standoff in Blackfoot on Thursday. The man had barricaded himself in the Blackbird Produce building at the corner of East Alice and Northeast Main.
Scott Phillips, 45, came out about 5 p.m. A crowd gathered around Sunset Manor (about a block away from the incident), clapped and cheered as he exited the warehouse.
â€śWe were able to protect the community and have a peaceful outcome,â€ť said Blackfoot Police Capt. Scott Gay.
LEWISTON (AP) â€” A Boise filmmaker says one of Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's campaign advertisements uses footage he filmed of gay rights protests during the 2014 Idaho Legislature.
The Lewiston Tribune reports that Otter's ad uses leftover footage that didn't make it into the feature-length movie highlighting the multiple demonstrations that took place at the Idaho Statehouse urging lawmakers to add protections for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people.
Michael Gough says he put the footage cut from the documentary on his website to sell.
TWIN FALLS (AP) â€” A life-sized, molded plastic horse that vanished from atop a south-central Idaho store in Twin Falls earlier this week has been recovered.
Vickers Western Store owner Jim Vickers tells The Times-News that a young man called Thursday morning to say they spotted the horse near Devil's Corral in Jerome County.
Vickers says he went out and retrieved the horse that needs a few repairs but will soon be back atop the store.
The horse that's been on the store's roof in Twin Falls since 1962 vanished Monday night.