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October 11th, 2011
BOISE, Idaho (AP) â€” The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider the case of Idaho death-row inmate Paul Ezra Rhoades, effectively ending the appeals of his death sentence.
Rhoades was convicted of three murders in Idaho Falls and Blackfoot in 1988 and sentenced to death for two of them. In his petition to the U.S. Supreme Court, Rhoades said a lower court judge was wrong to refuse to have an evidentiary hearing on claims that his attorneys were ineffective when it came time to present evidence of mental illness during his sentencing.
BLACKFOOT â€” Tickets for David Archuleta's "My Kind of Christmas" concert sold quickly Saturdayâ€”but there are still a few hundred tickets available to those still wishing to attend.
Susan Mann, programming director for the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center, said tickets for the Dec. 9 show sold quickly Saturday morning, but that approximately 200 of the 1,200 tickets available for the show were still available Monday afternoon. Tickets are $31.
BLACKFOOT â€” During the winter, the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds (EISF) has over 100,000 square feet of indoor storage for vehicles or recreational vehicles.
Included in this list are performance cars, trailers, boats, vans, motor homes, fifth- wheelers, Skidoos and/or "any recreational vehicle you can bring in on a trailer," said Stan Osburn who is part of the EISF maintenance crew.
Storage space is limited and is on a first-come-first-serve basis. Storage will be taken from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday.
By MELANIE MOORE
BLACKFOOT â€” October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and two local events are planned in Blackfoot and Fort Hall for Thursday.
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Tribal Health and Human Services Victims Assistance Program is conducting a mile walk, breakfast and program to raise awareness of domestic abuse. Registration for the walk will begin at 8 a.m. at Timbee Hall, with the walk beginning at 8:30 a.m. Following the walk, breakfast will be served followed by a presentation from Domestic Abuse Judges David Hooste and Brandelle Whitworth.
A former Moreland resident is among the 25 most powerful women in finance.
Thatâ€™s according to American Banker magazine, which included American Express Centurion Bank president and CEO Andrea Moss on that list in its October issue.
â€śIâ€™m quite surprised and happy about the award,â€ť Moss said during a recent telephone interview.
BLACKFOOT â€” In preparation for the 4-H National Livestock Judging Competition, Extension Educator and livestock coach Scott Nash takes his team "to as many farms and ranches as possible, to find as many good animals as we can." Thursday, team members Jake Johnson from Blackfoot and Katie Isom from Snake River, along with Nash, were heading to Burley. Other team members are Carsey Kofford and Colter Carter. Both attend Snake River High School.
BLACKFOOT â€” The eighth annual Bingham County Stone Soup will be Tuesday from 5:30-8 p.m. at Mountain View Middle School. Stone Soup is a fundraiser to benefit the Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency in Bingham County.
There will be 12 different soups from various local businesses and individuals to taste and vote for. There will also be a raffle, silent auction, entertainment and a free children's carnival.
All funds raised at Stone Soup are used locally for various SEICAA programs and supports SEICAA's GED program.
IDAHO FALLS â€” Idaho Falls Police arrested a Shelley man Thursday after he allegedly raped an 18-year-old woman back in September.
Clay J. Heline, 18, of Shelley, was arrested and booked into the Bonneville County Jail. According to police reports, the victim reported to police on Sept. 22 that she had been raped at a park in Idaho Falls on Sept. 21. The victim said she met Heline online and agreed to meet him at Tautphaus Park. The victim and a friend met with Heline at the park.
BLACKFOOT â€” Byron Delray Crofts appeared before magistrate Judge Robert C. Brower Thursday to answer to the charges of first degree kidnapping, rape and battery with intent to commit a serious crime and, in a separate charge, injury to jail.
Crofts had broken a window in the county jail in that charge.
Last week, Magistrate Judge James Martsch had added a persistent violator enhancement to Crofts' charges.
The alleged victim of the more serious charge of first degree kidnapping, rape and battery with intent to commit a serious crime was in the courtroom Thursday.
THOMAS â€” Brigham Young University's a cappella group Vocal Point has been delivering show-stopping performances on NBC's "The Sing-Off" the past two weeks, and they will be bringing their high-energy, entertaining show to Bingham County Nov. 5.
Sponsored by Snake River Fine Arts, Vocal Point will perform at Snake River High School at 7 p.m. that day. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling 684-9684.