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January 16th, 2015

Metal garbage can causes gas leak in alleyway

January 16, 2015

BLACKFOOT — Emergency units responded to a gas leak in the alleyway between Broadway/Ash and Bridge/Judicial streets around 7:45 a.m. on Friday.
According to Blackfoot Police Chief Kurt Asmus, it appears that a garbage truck going through the alley around 7:15 a.m. inadvertently dropped or bumped a large metal garbage can which hit a gas meter, causing the leak.
Businesswoman Gracie Sanchez, owner of Flower Budz Daycare on Ash Street, and her manager could smell gas and hear the gas leaking shortly after the garage truck made its way through the alley.

Olympic champ Farrington retires due to spine condition

January 16, 2015

(AP) — Kaitlyn Farrington, the American snowboarder who pulled off one of the biggest surprises at the Sochi Olympics, is retiring because of a degenerative spine condition.

The 25-year-old raised in Bellevue, Idaho, won the gold medal on the halfpipe last year, defeating previous champions Torah Bright and Kelly Clark.

Farrington, whose family sold livestock from their ranch to bankroll her career, fell while riding last October and went numb.

Principal: Let students hurl food at intruders

January 16, 2015

VALLEY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama middle school principal wants to stockpile cans of corn and peas in classrooms for students to hurl at possible intruders as a last resort defense.
In a letter Friday, W.F. Burns Middle School Principal Priscella Holley asked parents to have each student bring an 8-ounce canned item.
"We realize at first this may seem odd; however, it is a practice that would catch an intruder off guard," she wrote in the letter, published by TV station WHNT in Huntsville.

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January 16, 2015

Blackfoot police, firemen respond to gas leak in downtown Blackfoot

January 16, 2015

Members of the Blackfoot police and fire departments responded to a report of a gas leak about Judicial and Ash streets early Friday morning. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

January 15th

Blackfoot School District to seek levy

January 16, 2015

The Blackfoot School District will be asking patrons to support a $2.6 million levy in March based on a recommendation by the district's "finance advisory committee." The request was unanimously approved by all board members at the school board meeting on Thursday night.
Blackfoot patrons have supported a supplemental levy since 1981. The levy needs to be approved every two years. The last levy, for $1.975 million, was approved by voters in March of 2013. This will be the first request for an increase in the levy since 2007.

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January 14th

Bring the heat for the big game

January 15, 2015

(Family Features) When your friends and family gather around the screen for game day, you can give your favorite fans an extra reason to get rowdy and cheer. Take your game day menu to the next level with crowd-pleasing buffalo flavor-inspired appetizers.

The buffalo flavor has been a game day staple since 1964 when the first-ever buffalo wings were developed by Teressa Bellissimo at her Buffalo, N.Y., establishment, Anchor Bar. The wings featured one key ingredient - Frank's RedHot Cayenne Pepper Sauce.

Boise officer to speak

January 14, 2015

BLACKFOOT—Boise Police Officer Jermaine Galloway will give the first of two "You Can't Stop What You Don't Know," presentations tonight from 6-7:30 p.m. at Blackfoot Sixth Grade School.
Galloway, a highly trained officer who has worked on the front lines for over 10 years, will talk about the changing drug and alcohol trends affecting communities throughout the state.
Parents, educators and law enforcement officials are encouraged to attend the session and learn more about this important subject..

January 13th

Black lab likes to take solo bus ride to her dog park stop

January 14, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — A black Labrador named Eclipse just wants to get to the dog park. So if her owner takes too long finishing his cigarette, and their bus arrives, she climbs aboard solo and rides to her stop — to the delight of fellow Seattle bus passengers.
KOMO-TV reports (http://is.gd/R9Fa86 ) that local radio host Miles Montgomery was amazed to see the pooch get off the bus, without an owner, at a dog park last week.
The dog and her owner, Jeff Young, live right near a bus stop.

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