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November 17th, 2014


81-year-old charged with looting tangerine grove

November 17, 2014

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Deputies in Florida say an 81-year-old man picked thousands of tangerines — 11 truckloads worth — and then sold the stolen bounty at a nearby market.
Herman Southall was charged Wednesday with 11 counts of transporting citrus without a certificate, grand theft of more than 2,000 pieces of citrus and trespassing. He is being held at the Polk County Jail on an $8,500 bond.
Southall and another man were found by deputies Wednesday picking fruit in a Dundee grove after a Sheriff's Office helicopter pilot saw them. It's unclear if he has retained an attorney.

Study finds Americans using less water 


November 17, 2014

BOISE (AP) — Americans are using less water, though people in the Northwest individually use more than the national average and Idahoans use more than people in any other state.
A study by local, state and federal officials tracking everything from collective sips at the public fountain to irrigating crops to water used to cool nuclear power plants has found that water usage has dropped to levels of at least 40 years ago.

More grizzlies eating moths south of Yellowstone

November 17, 2014

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Those army cutworm moths are a nuisance to people, but they are an important nutritious snack for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Researchers say more grizzly bears are congregating each summer on steep rocky slopes in the southeastern portion of the 9,210-square-mile ecosystem in search of the moths.

November 16th

St. John's parishioners prepare for bazaar

November 17, 2014

PINGREE — A dozen or so members of St. John's Catholic Church have spent the last three Sundays preparing for their annual Christmas noodles bazaar.


Owl attacks hawk at store display

November 16, 2014

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The grand opening of an L.L. Bean store in Vermont has ruffled some feathers, with an owl attacking a hawk in a shopping mall display.
Officials say a European eagle owl attacked a Harris's hawk Friday in Burlington's Town Center Mall.
The Burlington Free Press reports witnesses said the owl squeezed the hawk in its claws for several minutes, causing the hawk to shriek.
Workers at the mall display for the Freeport, Maine-based outdoors outfitter separated the birds.

November 14th

Great Deer Hunts Begin with Doughnuts

November 15, 2014

Great things come in little packages. Take 11-year old Hailey Transtrum from Blackfoot. This tiny-framed huntress harvested her first deer in October. Though she herself is pint-sized, her story -- and the exuberance she uses to tell it -- is larger than life.
When recounting that exciting day on Oct. 17, Hailey doesn’t immediately jump to the blood-pumping moment the deer came into view or that breathless moment when she settled in and took her shot. She starts at the beginning.
“We had to get up "really" early,” Hailey starts. “But, my dad had bought doughnuts for breakfast!”


Man arrested after calf found in car

November 14, 2014

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Police in Southern California have arrested a suspected calf rustler after the animal was found in the back seat of his car.
Riverside Animal Services spokesman John Welsh says an officer approached Cesar Zamora Santana early Wednesday when the man was spotted loitering outside an auto shop.
When the officer looked inside Santana's vehicle, he saw the calf lying in the back seat. Santana told police that he bought the animal for $200 at a gas station.
Animal control officers found that the bovine's ear identification tag had been forcibly removed.

VIDEO: Rubik's cube, green plastic soldiers, and bubbles in Toy Hall of Fame

November 14, 2014

November 13th

Santa's Helpers work at Rupe's

November 14, 2014

BLACKFOOT — Members of the Bingham County Sheriff's Department and Blackfoot City Police cooked, served and bussed tables at Rupe's Burgers on Thursday in hopes of earning some generous tips for the Santa's Helpers program.
Sponsored by the Bingham County Sheriff's Department, Santa's Helpers is a program that helps assist families in need with Christmas gift giving. Up to 100 families are selected to receive help with the program each year.

Bad first date: Woman takes Oregon man's wallet

November 13, 2014

WILSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon police agree it was a bad first date.
They say a 23-year-old man met a woman for the first time in person Monday night after they talked online. She hopped into his vehicle at a drive-through restaurant in Wilsonville, south of Portland, and suggested he buy her a milkshake.
Sgt. Dan Kraus says the man got two $1 bills in change and put them into his wallet, which he left on the center console. Kraus says the woman grabbed the wallet, got out of the car and ran off.

 

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