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October 24th, 2014

Phillips found with fully loaded weapon — facing misdemeanor

October 24, 2014

BLACKFOOT—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.

Cold Burger King onion rings sparked attack

October 24, 2014

BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — 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.

Hunter rescues hunter by chance

October 24, 2014

SWAN LAKE (AP) — 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.

VIDEO: Student opens fire at a Washington state high school

October 24, 2014

October 23rd

Standoff finally ends

October 23, 2014

BLACKFOOT — 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.
“We were able to protect the community and have a peaceful outcome,” said Blackfoot Police Capt. Scott Gay.

Otter ad uses cut footage from gay rights film

October 23, 2014

LEWISTON (AP) — 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.

Stolen life-sized plastic horse recovered

October 23, 2014

TWIN FALLS (AP) — 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.

UPDATED — Police involved with standoff near Rupe's Burgers

October 23, 2014

About 8:30 a.m. Lavern Johnson got an unexpected knock on his apartment door.
"The cops knocked on my door and told me to leave," Johnson said. "When I asked why, they told me a guy had barricaded himself in a building across the street."
Johnson lives in the small apartment complex next to Rupe's Burgers, which is on Alice Street.
Benjamin Stewart lives a couple of blocks further away. He decided to find out what was happening after seeing a police officer in the alley near his home.

October 22nd

Mayor proclaims Disability Employment Awareness month

October 23, 2014

BLACKFOOT — A large crowd gathered at Dawn Enterprises in Blackfoot on Wednesday to celebrate the company's 40 years in business and to witness Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis sign a proclamation declaring October "Disability Awareness Month."
Dawn Enterprises, a sewing production company, employs those in the community who have social, mental and physical disabilities.

Dead dog's owner seeks $350,000

October 22, 2014

COEUR D'ALENE (AP) — A $350,000 claim has been filed against the city of Coeur d'Alene by a man whose dog was shot and killed by one of the city's police officers.
The claim filed Tuesday by Craig Jones also names the Coeur d'Alene Police Department and Officer David Kelley in seeking damages for loss and pain in the July 9 killing of a 2-year-old black Labrador mix named Arfee.
The claim gives the city 90 days to settle or Jones and his attorney, Adam Karp of Bellingham, Washington, say they will file a federal lawsuit.

 

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