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April 1st, 2015
BLACKFOOT â€” April is Autism Awareness Month and one local mother hopes people will take notice and be more understanding toward children with autism.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and autism are terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development in varying degrees causing difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication behaviors. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 68 is on the autism spectrum. One in 42 boys and 1 in 89 girls are diagnosed with some level of autism, which is nearly a 20 percent increase compared to 40 years ago.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) â€” A northeast Ohio woman has been charged with felonious assault for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend after yelling at him for eating all of the couple's salsa.
Distinguished dudes will be held Friday night at 7 p.m. at the BPAC. Tickets will be $5 per person at the door.
Distinguished dudes is a fundraiser for the Distinguished Young Women program. This year their will be 13 contenders vying for the Distinguished dude. Last years winner was Benji Bigler.
An Ashton man was cited for unsafe equipment following an accident on Interstate 15 just north of Blackfoot on Tuesday.
According to the Idaho State Police, Joseph Pilgrim, 19, was northbound in a Ford pickup towing a trailer. His trailer came unhooked and struck a northbound semi tractor-trailer being driven by Warren Jones, 53, of Pennsylvania.
The trailer came to rest in the northbound lanes. Officers closed down the road in the area of milepost 96 for approximately one hour to remove the vehicles and clean up debris. Neither driver was injured and both were wearing seatbelts.
BLACKFOOT â€”The Community Dinner Table (CDT) will serve its last meal of the season this evening from 5-6:30 p.m. at Jason Lee Memorial United Methodist Church.
This last supper will be prepared and served by the Blackfoot Rotary Club and will conclude the CDT's seventh season of feeding those in the community who are hungry and lonely.
Morning News â€“ Leslie Mielke
The top three contenders at the Snake River Distinguished Young Women program salute the audience. From left are First Alternate Natalie Henicksman, SR DYW Joslyn Phillips, and Second Alternate Rylee Miller.
AKRON, Ohio (AP) â€” The stars of a charity calendar are in their 80s and 90s, but that didn't stop the men and women from an assisted living facility in Ohio from showing a little skin.
Miss March, who's 88, wears a green top hat and not much else in the calendar from Pleasant Pointe Assisted Living, and the centerfolds are two women in their 90s who seem to be playing poker with strategically placed oversize cards.
Flip to February and you'll see a smiling, white-haired Dottie Rutter soaking in a bubble bath and flower petals, with chocolates and lingerie nearby.
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.
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.