October 24th, 2014
THOMAS â€” With 13.7 seconds left in the first half Friday night the Marsh Valley Eagles lined to up to punt to Snake River for what seemed like the 100th time in the opening half.
But what the Panther faithful did not know was that the fail 13.7 seconds would feature a games worth of craziness.
On the punt return the Panthers Wyatt Vogler was picked up and body slammed to the ground by the Eagles Seth Hansen.
As Vogler hit the turf, the benches emptied on both sides of the field as a half worth of frustration had come to a head.
BLACKFOOTâ€”Blackfoot Police Captain Scott Gay confirmed on Friday that Scott Phillips, the man behind the 14-hour standoff at Blackbird Produce on Thursday, was found armed with a loaded weapon and over 400 rounds of ammunition.
"Did he have a loaded weapon on him? That's the question that everyone wants to know," said Gay. "And, the answer is, yes - with 10 loaded magazines."
However, at this point, Phillips, 45, is just facing a misdemeanor charge of resisting and obstructing a police officer.
BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) â€” A New Mexico man is suing Burger King after he says a manager attacked him for complaining about cold onion rings.
KRQE-TV reports the lawsuit filed in state district court says Robert Deyapp was assaulted in June 2013 when he told a manager at the fast-food restaurant in the northwestern New Mexico city of Bloomfield about his cold order.
The lawsuit claims that when Deyapp asked for a refund, manager Francisco Berrera lunged at him with a stun gun and switchblade.
Court records show Berrera later pleaded no contest to aggravated assault.
SWAN LAKE (AP) â€” Aaron Larson thinks some things happen for a reason.
That's how he looks at his decision to go hunting Tuesday in the mountains east of his Swanlake area home in southern Bannock County.
Not only did he shoot a three-point buck but his decision to look for game likely saved another man's life.
THOMAS â€”Â When Snake River and American Falls met in the 3A District 5 volleyball tournament on Tuesday the Panthers had their hands full with the feisty Beavers squad that had nothing to lose.
The two teams met again on Thursday with the district championship and state berth on the line and for the Panthers fans in attendance the result was a much better one.
The Lady Panthers win the match in straight sets 25-21, 25-18, 25-19 at Snake River High School on Thursday.
The first half of the opening set was a battle as neither team was able to take a lead more than three points.
POST FALLS â€”Â The Blackfoot Broncos fell in the opening round of the 4A state soccer tournament 2-1 to Canyon Ridge Thursday at Post Falls High School.
Jordan Garcia got the Broncos on the board with a goal in the 20th minute.
But Canyon Ridge scored a pair of goals in a five minute stretch of the second half to take the lead for good.
"We played pretty well today," Blackfoot head coach Liam Pope said. "That is a very good Canyon Ridge team and we did a lot of good things against them."
Blackfoot takes on Bishop Kelly today at 9 a.m. at Coeur d'Alene High School in an elimination game.
BLACKFOOT â€” The standoff between a Blackfoot man and the police was resolved peacefully after a 14-hour standoff in Blackfoot on Thursday. The man had barricaded himself in the Blackbird Produce building at the corner of East Alice and Northeast Main.
Scott Phillips, 45, came out about 5 p.m. A crowd gathered around Sunset Manor (about a block away from the incident), clapped and cheered as he exited the warehouse.
â€śWe were able to protect the community and have a peaceful outcome,â€ť said Blackfoot Police Capt. Scott Gay.
LEWISTON (AP) â€” A Boise filmmaker says one of Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's campaign advertisements uses footage he filmed of gay rights protests during the 2014 Idaho Legislature.
The Lewiston Tribune reports that Otter's ad uses leftover footage that didn't make it into the feature-length movie highlighting the multiple demonstrations that took place at the Idaho Statehouse urging lawmakers to add protections for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people.
Michael Gough says he put the footage cut from the documentary on his website to sell.
TWIN FALLS (AP) â€” A life-sized, molded plastic horse that vanished from atop a south-central Idaho store in Twin Falls earlier this week has been recovered.
Vickers Western Store owner Jim Vickers tells The Times-News that a young man called Thursday morning to say they spotted the horse near Devil's Corral in Jerome County.
Vickers says he went out and retrieved the horse that needs a few repairs but will soon be back atop the store.
The horse that's been on the store's roof in Twin Falls since 1962 vanished Monday night.