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January 24th, 2014
BLACKFOOTâ€”Blackfoot woman Melissa Martinez was shocked and disgusted to find globs of what appeared to be mold or fungus in her daughter's Capri Sun juice pouch on Tuesday.
Martinez said her daughter Millie (4) took a Capri Sun foil pouch from one of the two boxes that she had purchased at Ridley's in Blackfoot. Upon taking a sip, Millie turned up her nose and said, "This tastes gross!"
BLACKFOOT â€” Co-founder and director of the Blackfoot Community Center (BCC), Ashlee Howell, came forth during the school board meeting, on Thursday, to report that their 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program grant is coming to a close.
The 21st CCLC is authorized under Title IV, Part B, of the No Child Left Behind Act. It is conducted through the Idaho State Department of Education, as funding allows.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -A woman died in a one-vehicle crash early Friday morning.
Around 12:50 a.m., a 2007 silver Toyota Scion was traveling south down South Fifth West at a high speed. A male and female were inside the car.
The driver lost control and struck landscaping boulders on the east side of the road.
The female was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the crash. The male was taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center by ambulance and is in critical condition, Idaho Falls police said.
Police said they do not know who was driving the car. The crash is under investigation.
BLACKFOOT â€” Collecting a dollar at a time, Ly Young at Ly's Nail Salon and her customers raised money to buy winter coats for students at Ridge Crest Elementary in Blackfoot.
"We live right behind the school," Young said. "Some kids couldn't come outside the school to play because they didn't have a winter coat."
That's when she decided to sponsor this fund raiser.
Young asked her patrons if they would contribute $1 toward purchasing coats for Ridge Crest students. The fund raiser started the week before Christmas and concluded Thursday.
BLACKFOOTâ€” Blackfoot's classic bar Cowboy Haven, now has rock-n-roll in its name and rock-n-roll playing inside. Musician, businessman and ex-cop Cole Johnson took over the bar in November and changed the name to CJ's 'Rock n Roll' Cowboy Haven.
Johnson, a retired police officer from the Seattle area, took over the bar in November with the intention of turning it into fun, clean and safe place for live music, dancing, karaoke, darts and pool - geared around classic 'rock n roll.'
In a brief noontime meeting called by Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis on Wednesday, city leaders unanimously passed a resolution supporting a construction project for Shilling Street to the state highway.
The city will submit the project request to the Local Highway Technical Assistance Council (LHTAC) in hope of getting federal aid for the project which is estimated to cost about $1,835,000. The city will be required to pay matching funds of $134,690.
Last Saturday evening, a Blackfoot police officer conducted a routine traffic stop on Interstate 15 that resulted in seizure of approximately 150 pounds of marijuana.
"This is the largest single seizure of marijuana by the Blackfoot Police Department in 30 years," said Capt. Scott Gay. "With a street value of about $1,000 per pound, the drug seizure is valued at approximately $150,000."
At 6:21 p.m. Cpl. Chad Braswell made the traffic stop near Blackfoot. Arrested at the scene was the driver, Pao Xiong Xiong, a male, 29 years of age, of Sacramento, Calif.
(CNN) â€” A woman who says a female teacher from middle school sexually abused her for years decided to confront the teacher â€” and post video of the exchange on YouTube.
Within hours, the educator resigned from her job at another school in California. Police launched an investigation. And the former student, who once felt powerless, now says she feels vindicated knowing the ex-teacher is no longer working with children.
The video (scroll to the bottom of this post to watch)
The former student, who calls herself â€śJamie,â€ť said the abuse started when she was 12 years old.
(Reuters) - One person was shot to death on the campus of Indiana's Purdue University on Tuesday, and a male suspect was in custody, authorities said.
The shooting took place around noon local time (1800 GMT) in a basement classroom of the university's electrical engineering building. The shooter seemed to have had only the victim as his intended target, leaving the building immediately after the shooting, said Purdue University Police Chief John Cox.
"It's just a tragic situation," Cox said, adding that the shooter was taken into custody without a struggle.
BLACKFOOT â€” Children from throughout the area gathered in Blackfoot to celebrate friendship, peace and equality for all at the Blackfoot Community Center's "Martin Luther King Day" event on Monday.
The event, sponsored by AmeriCorps, Modern Woodmen Youth Service Clubs and the Blackfoot Community Center (BCC), is the first of its kind in Blackfoot to commemorate MLK Day. Organizers hope it will become an annual event.