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January 6th, 2015

Good news for gamers: Video scholarships at Kentucky college

January 6, 2015

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A private liberal arts college in Kentucky says it will make video games an official sport and start offering scholarships to gamers in the fall.

The move makes the University of Pikeville one of only a few schools in the nation to provide scholarships to those who play "League of Legends," a multiplayer online battle arena game, according to WYMT-TV (http://bit.ly/1tLGEB2).

January 5th

Broken pipe, flood cause $30K damage at Senior Center

January 6, 2015

It has not been business as usual at the Bingham County Senior Citizens Center the past few days. Eleven water pipes burst on Friday due to the sub-zero temperatures last week, causing major damage throughout the whole building and forcing the center to close over the weekend. It also disrupted the in-house senior luncheon on Monday.
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January 4th

Discussing firearms safety

January 4, 2015

Because of the tragic accident in northern Idaho in which a 2-year-old son shot and killed his mother in a Walmart in Hayden, Idaho, gun safety is again a topic of discussion.
“[The incident] is tragic; it could have been prevented,” said Tim Jenneiahn, owner of A to Z Guns and Pawn, LLC, 30 W. Bridge in Blackfoot. “Gun safety is really common sense.
“It’s not a pistol problem but a user problem,” he said. “Most revolvers do not have a safety.
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January 2nd

Flu hitting area with a vengeance

January 3, 2015

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January 1st

Teacher shares ride on Rose Bowl float

January 2, 2015

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December 30th, 2014

Woman killed in accidental shooting

December 31, 2014

HAYDEN, Idaho — A toddler accidentally shot and killed his mother in a northern Idaho Walmart store on Tuesday morning.
The woman was later identified by authorities as Veronica Jean Rutledge, 29, from Blackfoot, Idaho.
She was shopping with her son and three other children, said Lt. Stuart Miller, Kootenai County Sheriff's spokesman. Rutledge and her family had come into the area to visit relatives over the holidays.

December 29th

Idaho's top news of 2014

December 29, 2014

BOISE (AP) — For some, the wait had lasted decades. Others thought they would never see the day that in conservative Idaho —one of the most Republican-dominated states in the nation— same-sex marriage would be legalized.
But after a complicated legal battle, Idaho's gay marriage ban was overturned in federal court and gay couples began legally receiving marriage licenses on Oct. 15.

December 28th

Another explosion

December 28, 2014

BLACKFOOT - For the second time in less than a week, the Bingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating an unexplained explosion-like sound in the Blackfoot area.
Many residents in the Riverside area reported hearing a loud BOOM that actually shook their homes and rattled windows at around 6 p.m. on Sunday.
James Davis of Riverside described it as "a loud boom, that made his whole house jump, but not an earthquake."
See Monday's Morning News for more on this story.

December 26th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Tips and Tricks for Christmas Leftovers

December 26, 2014

December 25th

Wisconsin boys dial 911 in search of Santa

December 26, 2014

MAYVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Two young brothers from southeastern Wisconsin are likely hoping they haven't landed on Santa's naughty list after police showed up at their doorstep.
The boys, ages 3 and 6, thought the best way to get in touch with the North Pole was by phone. And for youngsters of that age, their Christmas lists could be considered an emergency.
So, the brothers used their Dad's cellphone to place a 911 call, hoping to be connected with the North Pole and the big guy himself.

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