February 6th, 2015
The Blackfoot Broncos fell to the top ranked Preston Indians 72-43 Friday night. For more on the game pick up Saturday's Morning News of visit the e-edition.
BLACKFOOT â€” State champs again! For the eighth year in a row, Blackfoot High School's "We The People" competitive government students claimed the first place trophy at the We The People: Citizen and Constitutional Congressional State Competition" in Boise on Thursday.
With government teacher Holly Kartchner leading the way, the 23 seniors have spent many hoursâ€”before school, during school, after school and on the weekends studying and working with their local coaches preparing for the state competition.
The Blackfoot wrestling team took down city rival Snake River 41-39 on Thursday night. For more on the match pick up a copy of Friday's Morning News or visit the e-edition.
Blackfoot fell to Rigby 61-47 Wednesday night at Blackfoot High School. For more on the game pick up Thursday's Morning News or read the e-edition.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) â€” Professional wrestling star Mick Foley was ejected from the Wing Bowl eating contest Friday after stuffing uneaten chicken wings into a fanny pack.
People following the event on social media dubbed Foley's attempt at boosting his wing total "inflate gate," a play on the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots' deflated football controversy.
Chicago's Patrick Bertoletti won with a Wing Bowl record 444 wings in 26 minutes. He edged out 2014 champion Molly Schuyler, of Bellevue, Nebraska, who eclipsed her record 363-wing mark with 440 wings.
BLACKFOOT-Blackfoot city leaders are considering "requiring the town's landlords to take on the responsibility of paying the utility bills at their rental properties." The motive behind the idea is to cut down on down on city collections and lost revenue primarily due to renters who leave a residence and then skip out on their water bill.
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BOISE (AP) â€” Last fall, a camera dealer in Ohio contacted Levi Bettweiser to tell him he had come across 31 rolls of undeveloped black-and-white film at an auction. The dealer wondered whether Bettweiser was interested in them.
For two years, Bettweiser, 28, of Boise, had scoured Treasure Valley camera stores, flea markets and yard sales looking for old, neglected rolls of undeveloped film. Whenever he came across a roll, he took it home and processed it to see what images the negatives held.
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BLACKFOOT â€” Two men were arrested for the burglary at RadioShack in Blackfoot. The burglary took place on Monday, Jan. 26.
The two are facing felony charges for allegedly stealing two items.
The men are Joshua J. Hart, age 32, and Jeremy L. Croft, age 31. Both are residents of Idaho Falls.
Hart is facing one count of burglary, a felony. He has bonded out of the Bingham County Jail.
Croft is charged with one count of burglary and possession of a controlled substance. He is still in the Bingham County Jail as of this date.