January 22nd, 2014
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.
POCATELLO â€” Two words describe the Blackfoot Lady Broncos 68-55 loss to the top ranked team in 4A the Century Diamondbacks.
Those words, foul trouble.
From the opening tip the Lady Broncos struggled defending the paint and dealing the with Diamondbacks 6-foot-2 post Henny Hearn.
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.
Blackfoot resident Dennis Lake, the former chairman of the Idaho House Revenue and Taxation committee, has been appointed to serve as chairman of an 8-person group started by Governor Butch Otter to study ways to improve the Idaho Tax Commission.
Lake was born in Rigby and was a Republican Idaho State Representative since 2003 representing District 28 in Seat A. He served consecutively in the Idaho House of Representatives from 1997 to 2002 when the seat was in District 31.
IDAHO FALLS â€” After two days and hundreds of matches wrestlers from 30 high schools were working towards reaching the big stage and the final mat and the shot to crowned Tiger/Grizz Invitational champion.
Two wrestlers from Bingham County would survive the weekend and get the chance to win the elusive title on the single mat in the center of gym at Skyline High School on Saturday.
When the day was done, just one took home a title.
The one, Snake River's Treyton Nilsson.
SHELLEY â€“ In a game that featured all the momentum swings you would expect between the Snake River and Shelley boys basketball teams a couple of questionable calls in the final 7.6 seconds of the game proved to be the difference.
A foul called on an attempted steal by the Panthers Kade Keller sent the Russets Blaine Rumsey to the free throw line for what turned out to be the game-winning points as the Russets handed the Panthers their second loss of the season 48-46 Saturday night.
THOMAS â€” If you were one of the fans in attendance at Snake River High School Friday night and were hoping to see an offensive show, you went home disappointed.
Instead fans were witness to another strong defensive effort from the Lady Panthers as the earned a hard fought 30-25 win over fifth district rival Marsh Valley.