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October 29th, 2013
(CBS News) CBS News has learned more than two million Americans have been told they cannot renew their current insurance policies -- more than triple the number of people said to be buying insurance under the new Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.
As the moderator of "Meet the Candidates" night at the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Blackfoot Mayor Mike Virtue will be posing questions about the future of the city to the six men who want his job.
Virtue, who is not running for re-election, will address mayoral candidates Rick Bigler, Dan Cravens, Paul Loomis, Carlos Martinez, Carlos Mercardo and John Hoobler.
All Blackfoot City Council candidates are invited to the forum as well. Incumbent Chris Jensen, Andy Hasselbring and Kenneth Ashcraft are vying for Seat #1. All other seats are unopposed.
If there's somethin' strange in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? How about Blackfoot's own ghost busters - Michelle and Tanner Morgan? The mother/son team, otherwise known as "paranormal investigators" have been investigating strange happenings and conjuring up spirits in neighborhoods throughout the region for about six years now.
Shoshone-Bannock tribal member Donna E. Houtz McArthur grew up hearing the stories of her grandfather Edward Edmo Sr. The stories, handed down orally from generation to generation, as is the tradition of tribes, inspired McArthur to write and publish a book this spring called: "When The Smoke Goes Straight Up"
- a compilation of 27 of her beloved grandfather's tales.
McArthur said her grandfather Edmo, a Shoshone-Bannock tribal member, was a grandson to Chief Arimo. He was a horseman and a cowboy who "had a love for telling stories."
BLACKFOOT â€” All six Blackfoot mayoral candidates and seven candidates for the four councilman positions took part in the forum at the American Legion on Thursday.
Each candidate was given five minutes to introduce himself or herself and then questions were taken from the audience.
The mayoral candidates are Carlos Mercado, Dan Cravens, Paul Loomis, Carlos Martinez, John Hobbler and Rick Bigler.
Running for the Blackfoot City Council are:
Seat 1-Ken Ashcraft, Andy Hasselbring and Chris Jensen, who is the incumbent.
Seat 2-Layne (Skip) Gardner
Seat 3-Bart Brown
Ashlee Howell, a co-founder of the Blackfoot Community Center, received the Extraordinary Under 40 award at the Idaho State Journal's Business & Achievement Awards on Wednesday.
"Lots of days I don't feel extraordinary," Howell said as she thanked her husband, Casey, and their four children for their support.
"I wish there could be two names on this plaque," Howell said, recognizing co-founder Sandra Weston.
Howell and Weston founder the center in 2007. It now serves over 400 children in the Blackfoot area.
BLACKFOOT â€” No one in Bingham County should have to go without a warm coat this year thanks to the success of the 6th annual 'coat drive' spearheaded by Blackfoot's "Bingham County Chiropractic." Organizers wrapped up the coat drive on Tuesday calling it "the most successful one yet."
"This was a great coat drive, better than years past," said Cari Garrett, office manager of Bingham County Chiropractic. "More businesses participated this year and we've received hundreds of clean, gently used coats and jackets."
AMERICAN FALLSâ€” On October 22nd at approximately 2:40pm, Idaho State Police conducted a traffic stop on a 2007 Chrysler Town and Country van, on Interstate 86 near milepost 29, near American Falls in Power County, Idaho.
The vehicle was traveling east and was stopped for a traffic violation. The driver was identified as 26 year old Michael Torgerson, from Leeds, North Dakota.
Pursuant to the traffic stop, 6 pounds of suspected marijuana was found and seized.
FORT HALLâ€” Fort Hall inmate Nathaniel Yabenay was captured by Bannock deputies on Vaughn street near a rest home in Pocatello on Oct 21 at 9:30 p.m..
Find out more information regarding the capture and collaboration of both departments in pursuing federal charges against Yabenay for his escape from lawful custody in tomorrow's paper.
BLACKFOOTâ€” Reports indicate that the Sparks Middle School shooting took place outside of the building rather than inside the building, a heroic story unravelled as the situation escalated.
The boy, whose name has not been released, began by shooting a fellow student in the shoulder on Oct 21, then shot and killed teacher Mike Landsberry before shooting a second student in the abdomen, Washoe County School District Police Chief Mike Mieras said at a news conference.
He then shot himself to death, according to police.