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November 4th, 2014
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.
IDAHO FALLS (AP) â€” A southeastern Idaho man has filed a claim against the Idaho Falls Police Department contending he was a victim of brutality.
Kegan Kinghorn, 26, of Rigby, filed the claim late last month in 7th District Court, The Post Register reports.
The lawsuit names as defendants the city of Idaho Falls, Police Chief Mark McBride, Capt. Darren Cook and Sgt. Scott Killian. Attorneys for those named as defendants in the case have filed a response to the lawsuit denying wrongdoing by their clients.
The chapel at State Hospital South now houses a beautiful old cabinet grand piano thanks to the generous donation of longtime Blackfoot residents Donavan and Jackie Harrington.
SHS assistant hospital administrator Diane Yarrington said the piano replaces a "very old piano that would not hold a tune."
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) â€” Biologists are making their first use of electroshock in their efforts to save native cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park from another voracious species of trout.
The electroshock treatment is being done to kill off lake trout that have invaded Yellowstone Lake when the unwanted fish is still spawning and in the earliest stages of its life.
Adult lake trout in Yellowstone can top 30 pounds, living almost exclusively on a diet of cutthroat trout, according to researchers.
THOMAS â€“ If you can judge a concert by the number of people who were tapping their toes or Â bouncing up and down in their seats or keeping time with the music, then Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband fulfilled all those requirements and then some.
Shupe and the Rubberband performed at the Snake River High School auditorium on Saturday night.
Band members were Ryan Shupe on violin and mandolin; Craig Miner on banjo and mandolin; Roger Archibald, guitar; Peter Jensen, bass; and Nate Young, drums.
BLACKFOOT â€” After months of studying the issues facing the Blackfoot pool, committee members summarized their thoughts at a meeting Wednesday night as they get closer to making a recommendation to the city council about what should become of the aging pool.
Built in the 1970s, the pool is in dire need of costly repairs and is currently costing the city about $200,000 a year to subsidize. It's estimated that it will cost at least $2 million to bring the pool back up to standards.
CLARKSTON, Wash. (AP) â€” A Clarkston, Washington, attorney sued the city and four city councilors who voted to prohibit retail marijuana sales within city limits. And he did it in a Jedi costume.
Rick Laws says the city's ban is unconstitutional. He filed the motion on Halloween on behalf of Canna4life LLC, which is scheduled to open Nov. 25, provided the business can submit a retail marijuana license to the state of Washington.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) â€” A Missouri funeral director is sending his father out with a bang. His father's ashes, anyway.
Greenlawn Funeral Homes will hold its first Firework Memorial program on Saturday night, when fireworks packed with James Carver's cremated remains will be launched skyward as part of his family's goodbye.