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September 12th, 2014

Cops photograph alleged sleeping Florida burglar

September 12, 2014

NOKOMI, Fla. (AP) — Talk about a heavy sleeper.
Police say an accused burglar continued snoozing next to a bag of jewelry he was allegedly planning to swipe even after deputies began snapping pictures of him.
According to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, a cleaning lady discovered 29-year-old Dion Davis on a bed inside the victim's home Monday.
Deputies say they took several photographs of the sleeping Davis, but he didn't wake up.
The Herald Tribune reports Davis was charged with burglary and booked into jail on $10,000 bail.

September 11th

VIDEO: Obamas, Americans Remember Victims of 9/11 Attacks

September 11, 2014

VIDEO: Obamas, Americans Remember Victims of 9/11 Attacks

September 10th

Author speaks on getting published

September 10, 2014

Aspiring authors can learn more about writing and getting published at a free workshop hosted by local author Linda Gatewood, tonight at 7 p.m., at the Blackfoot Public Library.
Gatewood, a longtime Blackfoot resident, has three published novels of suspense and romance ("Winter Secret," "Spring Promise" and "Summer Truth") under her belt since 2012. She is gearing up to write the fourth and final novel of the series titled "Autumn Hush."

Illinois volunteers grill 100-foot-long bratwurst

September 10, 2014

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — About 50 people volunteered to carefully grill a 100-foot bratwurst without burning or breaking it at a bar in Illinois.
Silver Creek Saloon hosted the practice run Tuesday to prepare for the city's 200th anniversary celebration, where the volunteers will attempt to grill a 200-foot-long bratwurst, the Belleville News-Democrat reported. The Bicentennial Oktoberfest Weekend Celebration is set to be held Sept. 19-21 in downtown Belleville.

September 9th

Canada finds 1 of 2 explorer ships lost in Arctic 


September 9, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — One of two British explorer ships that vanished in the Arctic nearly 170 years ago during a search for the fabled Northwest Passage has been found, Canada's prime minister announced Tuesday in a discovery that could unlock one of history's biggest mysteries and swell Canadian pride.
Last seen in the 1840s while under the command of Rear Adm. Sir John Franklin, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror have long been among the most sought-after prizes in marine archaeology and the subject of songs, poems and novels.

House condemns Obama for prisoner swap 


September 9, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday to condemn President Barack Obama for failing to give 30-day notice to Congress about the exchange in May of American prisoner Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The vote was 249-163, with 22 Democrats — many locked in tough re-election races — breaking ranks and backing the nonbinding resolution.
"By setting free five top Taliban commanders from U.S. custody, the Obama administration made Americans less safe," Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said in a statement.

VIDEO: Apple Announces iPhone 6

September 9, 2014

VIDEO: Apple Announces iPhone 6
In the highly anticipated announcement, Apple unveils a bigger, better, thinner, and expensive iPhone. Jen Markham has all the details.

Stoddard teacher needs help to win $100,000 for school

September 9, 2014

BLACKFOOT — A Stoddard first grade teacher is one of the 15 nationals finalists in Farmers Insurance "Dream Big Challenge."
First grade teacher Melissa Hunt was notified Tuesday morning that she was one of the national finalists by officials from Farmer's Insurance who attended an assembly at Stoddard Elementary in Blackfoot.
Hunt is one of over 3,000 teachers who were invited to submit a proposal to "Dream Big," said Randy Rice, National Manager of Education Programs for Farmers Insurance.

September 8th

Commissioners approve county budget

September 8, 2014

Bingham County commissioners approved the county budget recently. The county's budget is lower than the final 2014 budget. 
The county's fiscal year is from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30 each year. 
"This is the commissioners' budget," said Bingham County Clerk Sara Staub. "They make the decisions about where the money will be allocated. 
"The commissioners have always been conservative about the budget," she said. 
"We anticipate a 3 percent increase from sales tax that is distributed from the state which is a good indication that the economy is improving," said Staub. 

September 7th

Blackfoot boy among 9 Hometown Heroes

September 7, 2014

Tears of joy and pride rolled down the cheeks of Angelina Quilimaco of Blackfoot as her son Alec Carlson, 11, was presented with his Idaho's Hometown Hero medal at a poignant and patriotic ceremony on Saturday at the Stephens Performing Arts Center.
With this year's 4th Annual Idaho's Hometown Hero Medal theme, being youth involvement, Alec, a student at Blackfoot Sixth Grade School, is the youngest recipient to date to receive one of the coveted medals.

 

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