January 16th, 2015
(AP) â€” Kaitlyn Farrington, the American snowboarder who pulled off one of the biggest surprises at the Sochi Olympics, is retiring because of a degenerative spine condition.
The 25-year-old raised in Bellevue, Idaho, won the gold medal on the halfpipe last year, defeating previous champions Torah Bright and Kelly Clark.
Farrington, whose family sold livestock from their ranch to bankroll her career, fell while riding last October and went numb.
VALLEY, Ala. (AP) â€” An Alabama middle school principal wants to stockpile cans of corn and peas in classrooms for students to hurl at possible intruders as a last resort defense.
In a letter Friday, W.F. Burns Middle School Principal Priscella Holley asked parents to have each student bring an 8-ounce canned item.
"We realize at first this may seem odd; however, it is a practice that would catch an intruder off guard," she wrote in the letter, published by TV station WHNT in Huntsville.
Members of the Blackfoot police and fire departments responded to a report of a gas leak about Judicial and Ash streets early Friday morning. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
THOMAS â€”Â Early in the fourth quarter the Snake River Panthers held a 21-point lead over the top ranked team in 2A in the visiting Soda Springs Cardinals.
But the top ranked Cardinals did not just roll over, in fact they went on a 13-1 run to pull within 10 points.
The Panther lead shrunk to as small as six in the final two minutes before the Panthers closed out the game at the free throw line to earn a 63-55 win over Soda Springs handing the Cardinals just their second loss of the season.
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Snake River 63, Soda Springs 55
The Blackfoot School District will be asking patrons to support a $2.6 million levy in March based on a recommendation by the district's "finance advisory committee." The request was unanimously approved by all board members at the school board meeting on Thursday night.
Blackfoot patrons have supported a supplemental levy since 1981. The levy needs to be approved every two years. The last levy, for $1.975 million, was approved by voters in March of 2013. This will be the first request for an increase in the levy since 2007.
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(Family Features) When your friends and family gather around the screen for game day, you can give your favorite fans an extra reason to get rowdy and cheer. Take your game day menu to the next level with crowd-pleasing buffalo flavor-inspired appetizers.
The buffalo flavor has been a game day staple since 1964 when the first-ever buffalo wings were developed by Teressa Bellissimo at her Buffalo, N.Y., establishment, Anchor Bar. The wings featured one key ingredient - Frank's RedHot Cayenne Pepper Sauce.
BLACKFOOT â€” Thanks to four forfeits in the first six matches Wednesday night the Blackfoot Broncos wrestling team built a 30-6 lead over visiting Preston in the District 5/6 opener for the Broncos.
But as the night came to an end a mere 40 minutes later the visiting Indians had narrowed the gap, but not close enough as Blackfoot took down Preston 51-36 at Blackfoot High School.
The Broncos got forfeits at 98, 106, 113 and 132 pounds to start the night.
Marcus Menefee was the first Bronco to hit the mat Wednesday when he took on Preston's Kieton Keller in the 120 pound class.
BLACKFOOTâ€”Boise Police Officer Jermaine Galloway will give the first of two "You Can't Stop What You Don't Know," presentations tonight from 6-7:30 p.m. at Blackfoot Sixth Grade School.
Galloway, a highly trained officer who has worked on the front lines for over 10 years, will talk about the changing drug and alcohol trends affecting communities throughout the state.
Parents, educators and law enforcement officials are encouraged to attend the session and learn more about this important subject..