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February 7th, 2012

Police Log

February 7, 2012

Police Log

Items of note from Jan. 30 - Feb. 6.

Blackfoot Police

PORNOGRAPHY: Jan. 30, 10:03 a.m.: A woman said she believes there is sexual pornography going on in her daughter's boyfriend's home and his parents are aware of the activity in the home.

RUNNING WITH THE BULL: Jan. 30, 12:12 p.m.: A caller said a truck driver let a bull run loose and they need assistance getting the bull back to the livestock.

Buford M.Cornelison, 90

February 7, 2012

Buford M.Cornelison, 90, of Blackfoot died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at his home from causes incident to age.
Services will be conducted Wednesday, Feb.8, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the Blackfoot Idaho Stake Center, 1650 Highland Drive with Bishop Dale Cunningham officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. this evening in the Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling, Blackfoot, and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be in the Grove City Cemetery, Blackfoot.

Katherine L. Churchill, 46

February 7, 2012

BLACKFOOT – Katherine L. Churchill, 46, passed away Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, unexpectedly following a brief illness at a local hospital.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Wilks Funeral Home, 211 W. Chubbuck Road, 238-8000. Condolences may be sent to her family online at

Donner ‘Rusty’ Houtz, 88

February 7, 2012

Donner “Rusty” Houtz, 88, passed away at the Idaho State Veterans Home on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. There will be no services at this time, but we will have a memorial at a later date.
Friends can offer online condolences to the family by visiting

Christopher W. Seratt, 23

February 7, 2012

Christopher W. Seratt, 23, of Blackfoot, passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2012 from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle rollover.
Chris was born Oct. 11, 1988 in Blackfoot to Richard Wayne Seratt,II and Sirrinda Lee Gerstlauer. He was raised in the Blackfoot area and attended schools in the Blackfoot and Snake River districts.

February 6th

Three sentenced in Simpson court

February 7, 2012

Seventh District Judge Darren Simpson had a full calendar Monday.

BRIAN KEITH BLACK, age 45 from Gillette, Wyo., was sentenced to at least four years and no more than nine years in the Idaho Department of Corrections (IDOC) on a felony charge of burglary. He will pay an $800 fine, court costs of $225.50 and $36.86 restitution to WalMart.
Black was credited 120 days served on this charge.
In Black’s case, Judge Simpson had rejected the plea deal agreed to by the state and the defense.

Taking advantage of the weather

February 7, 2012

LEAD granted BSA Venturing charter

February 7, 2012

BLACKFOOT — The Latino Economic and Development Center was granted a charter from the Boy Scouts of America as the sponsoring organization for Venturing Crew 256.
Venturing is a Boy Scouts of America youth development program for young men and women who are 14-20 years old. Students from Blackfoot High School, Independence Alternative High School and Mountain View Middle School currently participate in the after-school program.
There are several aspects to the venturing program including leadership development, service, outdoor adventures and citizenship.

Autopsies: Powell boys suffered 'chop injuries'

February 7, 2012

GRAHAM, Wash. (AP) — Josh Powell's boys were coming for a visit, and he had preparations to make.
He boxed up their books and toys and took them to a charity. He carried heavy cans of gasoline inside his house and set aside a hatchet.
He thought about what to write in the final emails he'd send out: where people could find his financial accounts, how they could shut off his utilities. He didn't mention his wife, Susan Powell, missing for the past two years.

BHS recording a mistake

February 6, 2012

An automated call from Blackfoot High School went out Monday afternoon stated that school has been cancelled tomorrow. That call is incorrect. There will be school at Blackfoot High School tomorrow.
According to Blackfoot School District officials there will be school at Blackfoot High School tomorrow and they are looking into the problem.
A second automated call was sent at approximately 2:25 p.m. apologizing for the mistake and said "they were testing the system."

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