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February 8th, 2015
BLACKFOOT â€” At least three Eastern Idaho RadioShack stores are scheduled for closure between now and March 31. They're among 1,784 which will be closed as a result of the corporate filing for bankruptcy on Feb. 5. Those stores are in Pocatello, Chubbuck and Rexburg.
Vern's RadioShack of Blackfoot is among 800 independently owned stores which will not be affected by the corporate closures.
For Vern Murray and his six employees, the closures are a good news, bad news situation.
BLACKFOOT â€” State champs again! For the eighth year in a row, Blackfoot High School's "We The People" competitive government students claimed the first place trophy at the We The People: Citizen and Constitutional Congressional State Competition" in Boise on Thursday.
With government teacher Holly Kartchner leading the way, the 23 seniors have spent many hoursâ€”before school, during school, after school and on the weekends studying and working with their local coaches preparing for the state competition.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) â€” Professional wrestling star Mick Foley was ejected from the Wing Bowl eating contest Friday after stuffing uneaten chicken wings into a fanny pack.
People following the event on social media dubbed Foley's attempt at boosting his wing total "inflate gate," a play on the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots' deflated football controversy.
Chicago's Patrick Bertoletti won with a Wing Bowl record 444 wings in 26 minutes. He edged out 2014 champion Molly Schuyler, of Bellevue, Nebraska, who eclipsed her record 363-wing mark with 440 wings.
BLACKFOOT-Blackfoot city leaders are considering "requiring the town's landlords to take on the responsibility of paying the utility bills at their rental properties." The motive behind the idea is to cut down on down on city collections and lost revenue primarily due to renters who leave a residence and then skip out on their water bill.
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BOISE (AP) â€” Last fall, a camera dealer in Ohio contacted Levi Bettweiser to tell him he had come across 31 rolls of undeveloped black-and-white film at an auction. The dealer wondered whether Bettweiser was interested in them.
For two years, Bettweiser, 28, of Boise, had scoured Treasure Valley camera stores, flea markets and yard sales looking for old, neglected rolls of undeveloped film. Whenever he came across a roll, he took it home and processed it to see what images the negatives held.
BLACKFOOT â€” Two men were arrested for the burglary at RadioShack in Blackfoot. The burglary took place on Monday, Jan. 26.
The two are facing felony charges for allegedly stealing two items.
The men are Joshua J. Hart, age 32, and Jeremy L. Croft, age 31. Both are residents of Idaho Falls.
Hart is facing one count of burglary, a felony. He has bonded out of the Bingham County Jail.
Croft is charged with one count of burglary and possession of a controlled substance. He is still in the Bingham County Jail as of this date.
Jason D. Landphair was one of three American civilian contractors killed by a Taliban terrorist Thursday, Landphair was raised in Chubbuck and graduated from Idaho State University.
FIRTH â€“ Honoring superheroes was the goal of Ashli Finckâ€™s FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) project.
Ashli is a freshman at Firth High School (FHS). For her STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) project, she decided to design and sew superhero capes for the children at Primary Childrenâ€™s Hospital in Salt Lake City.
FCCLA advisor Janice Anthony said she heard on the radio the Primary Childrenâ€™s was having a superhero day.
â€śI wondered if they could use superhero capes,â€ť she said. â€śI contacted them to find out.â€ť