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Ridge Crest Elementary traffic concerns draw a large crowd at public hearing

October 21, 2014

A large crowd gathered at Ridge Crest Elementary School on Thursday to discuss traffic concerns around the school and the possibility of adding a bicycle/pedestrian path around the area of the school that connects with the city's greenbelt system.
The City of Blackfoot received a technical assistant grant from the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) for $14,800 to study the area around Ridge Crestand explore safer options for pedestrians and drivers. David Doran, ITD Highway District Mobility Manger, said the overall intent of the study is "for the safety of the community."


Woman says she dug up dad's grave 'with respect'

October 20, 2014

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A lawyer for a woman accused of ransacking the New Hampshire grave of her father in search of his "real will" wants a judge to suppress her written statement to police that she dug it up "with respect" and he "would be OK with it."
Prosecutors allege Melanie Nash, 52, conspired with others to remove her father's remains from the Colebrook Village Cemetery in May. The vault of businessman Eddie Nash, who died in 2004, was found cracked with the casket opened and his remains searched through.

Dawn Enterprises partners with local entrepreneurs

October 19, 2014

The product is a simple one; golfers love it and it's helping to provide jobs for workers with mental and physical challenges at Blackfoot's Dawn Enterprises.
Four Pocatello entrepreneurs: brothers Joe and Ruben Arzola and husband and wife Rory and Jennifer (Jen) Erchul have developed a golf training aid called the "Chute Trainer." It is a simple, parachute-like device that attaches to a golf club. Its use strengthens fast twitch muscles vital to a golf swing through wind resistance.

Man accused of 'mopping aggressively'

October 19, 2014

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man is facing charges after police said he grabbed a mop out of a hotel employee's hands and was "mopping aggressively" over the worker's shoes.
Police say 30-year-old John Thornton, of Southington, was arrested Monday night and charged with breach of peace and threatening.

Ninja Turtle-masked teen accused of store robbery

October 18, 2014

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — "Cowabunga!"
A Louisiana teen is behind bars after police say he donned a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle mask and used a stick wrapped in plastic to rob a convenience store Thursday morning.
Lafayette police say 18-year-old Lacorrion Detron Turner is charged with first-degree robbery. Police say he was able to force his way behind the counter with the stick. He then tried -- and failed -- to open the register.
Police say Turner fled on foot after taking two wallets from underneath the counter.
Officers arrested Turner a short time later.

Deputy's design wins national contest

October 18, 2014

A new insignia designed for the Bingham County Sheriff’s Office has won the first place in the contest sponsored by “Law and Order-- The Magazine for Police Management.”
This design won first place for sheriff offices with over 25 deputies, east and west.
“We won nationally,” said Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland.
Bingham County Sheriff’s Sgt. David Johnson and his wife, Lori, designed the insignia.
“The sheriff wanted to have something that represents what the county means to us,” said Johnson. “I chose a flag and eagle.
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October 17, 2014


Travelers can't find out-of-the-way Hawaii airport

October 17, 2014

HONOLULU (AP) — An airline is complaining that passengers are getting lost and missing their flights because of a lack of road signs helping them find an out-of-the way Hawaii airport.
Mokulele Airlines is the first commercial airline to offer service out of a west Oahu airport that's at a former naval air station. On July 1, the airline began offering three roundtrip flights a day to Kahului, Maui, out of the Kalaeloa Airport.
"We've had a lot of no-shows because people miss the flight because they can't find the airport," said CEO Ron Hansen.

Moran will receive NAACP award

October 17, 2014

POCATELLO — Two Blackfoot women will be honored at the Pocatello NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday.
educator Corina Moran will receive the John Purce President's Award. This award is the local Branch's highest honor and is given annually to an individual, organization or business that has made considerable strives in his or her community to elevate the status of individuals through advocacy, education, outreach, collaborated partnerships and social justice.

Cops: Woman stole $520 from jury on another trial

October 17, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman made jury duty even worse than usual for nine people by stealing their money while they were hearing a different case.
The Allegheny County sheriff on Thursday charged 38-year-old Jawanda Tench, of Swissvale, with stealing $520 from the jurors' purses.
Deputies reviewed surveillance video and saw a woman who appeared to have court papers sticking out of her pocket enter the jury room on Tuesday around the time the money went missing.

 

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