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March 22nd, 2012

Ex-principal waives preliminary hearing

March 22, 2012

Christopher Cox, 38, the former principal at Snake River Junior High School, waived his preliminary hearing Thursday morning as he appeared before Seventh District Magistrate Judge Charles Roos.
Cox will appear before District Judge Darren Simpson for his arraignment at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 2.
Cox is accused of three counts of sexual abuse of a child under 15. It is alleged the victim was 14 years old at the time of the incidents. She has since left the area with her family.

Police Log

March 22, 2012

Items of note from March 6-12.

Blackfoot Police

WELFARE CHECK: March 6, 11:35 a.m.: A caller requested to have an officer check on a woman who is sitting out in the cold and may possibly be homeless.

FOOTPRINTS: March 7, 9:16 a.m.: A woman said there are some suspicious footprints outside her window and she is concerned because she believes she is being stalked.

BURGLARY: March 7, 10:02 a.m.: A caller at El Vaquero reported that the back door to the business was open and there is money missing.

Ed Jenkins, 74

March 22, 2012

Ed Jenkins was born April 30, 1937 in Victor to Clyde and Blenda Jenkins. He passed away March 17, 2012 in Pocatello.
Ed was the 10th of 13 children. His twin brother Fred died in 1970. Ed was born with severe cognitive and health problems including hearing loss. Ed received treatment at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, until he was five years old.

March 21st

Machinists donate to SEICAA

March 22, 2012

Bill Duke, president of Grand Teton Local Lodge 2006 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers presented a check for nearly $2,000 to the Bingham County SouthEastern Idaho Community Action (SEICAA) Agency on Wednesday.
Staff members Angel Pitchford and Ofelia Osegura accepted the donation on behalf of the agency. Program coordinator Bobette Beasley was out of the office for training.
"We don't get a lot of cash donations this time of year," Beasley said. "To get a nice chunk in the spring will help build up our bank account a little bit.

Blackfoot Police looking for robbery suspects

March 22, 2012

MORNING NEWS
Blackfoot Police are seeking four to six suspects who pulled off a brazen daylight robbery at Vern's RadioShack of Blackfoot last Friday.
Capt. Kurt Asmus said the suspects worked as a team in distracting the clerk and concealing different items of merchandise.
"I have great video surveillance but it doesn't prevent theft," said owner Vern Murray.
He said he spent all of Sunday putting that video together so law enforcement could use its tools to identify the suspects.
Murray said the thieves targeted a variety of high-end items, concealing them before leaving the store.

Rockford Elementary conducts read-a-thon

March 22, 2012

Students, parents, grandparents and teachers filled every couch and chair and most floor space in classrooms at Rockford Elementary Wednesday afternoon as they took part in the all-school Reading with Relatives.
"This is what education is all about," said Rockford principal Ed Jackson, "parents, grandparents, students and high school students involved with each other.
"This is incredible," he said.
"Don't you like the buzz?" asked Rockford PTA president Julie Wada.

Snake River School Board adopts kindergarten schedule

March 22, 2012

New kindergarten schedule approved at Snake River

Snake River trustees approved a new schedule for kindergarten beginning in the 2012-2012 school year.
There will be four half days of instruction. There will be no mid-day kindergarten busings. It is the parents' responsibility to provide the transportation for the middle of the day.
Changing kindergarten to half days will add 40 minutes of instruction each week, said Moreland teacher Lisa Warren. That change will make a big impact on student achievement and will not cost the district one penny, she said.

Eighth inning blunders sting Broncos

March 21, 2012

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Broncos opened their conference slate on Wednesday afternoon as they welcomed the Bonneville Bees to town for the first game in the home and home series.
A disappointing top of the second inning as the Bronco defense made an uncharacteristic 4 errors in the frame led to 7 Bonneville runs and as it turned out, the first run was all the Bees needed as they left Blackfoot with an 8-0 victory.

Bronco tennis dominates Trojans

March 21, 2012

BLACKFOOT — The Blackfoot Bronco tennis squad turned in a dominating performance on Wednesday afternoon as they dispatched with a Rigby Trojan squad by the final combined score of 11-1 between the boys and girls squads.
"This was a nice, decisive win today which shows just how hard we've been working," Blackfoot head coach Brint Jeffris said. "I think that this was one of those matches which gives us a brief picture of how districts should look like."

Potato Truck overturns on I-15

March 21, 2012

A loaded potato truck overturns on Southbound I-15 just before the Hwy 20 exit. Check back later for more details.

 

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