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November 25th, 2014

Chubbuck woman busted for Blackfoot shoplifting spree

November 26, 2014

A Chubbuck woman apparently thought Blackfoot's Walmart would be an easy place to load up a cart and leave without paying. She was wrong.
Blackfoot police say Jennifer Stowell, 41, took 77 items valued at more than $900 from the Blackfoot Walmart on Nov. 19.

Maine flower shop break-in a stunt gone wrong

November 25, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who authorities originally said fell to the sidewalk while rappelling down a fire escape after breaking into a Portland flower shop was actually part of a stunt that had gone awry.
Ronald Podlaski told the Portland Press Herald on Monday he was trying to surprise a friend Saturday by sneaking up the fire escape and climbing in her apartment window. The 29-year-old Podlaski, an artist who uses the name RookSye, says he got the wrong building and ended up in the florist.

November 24th

Maine teen charged with naked break-ins

November 24, 2014

FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) — Police say an 18-year-old Maine man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into two homes while naked, at about the same time his own home was destroyed in a fire.
Logan Valle faces charges including burglary, theft and attempted theft.
Police allege Valle forced his way into two homes late Saturday night looking to steal car keys. He was found in the attic of one of them.
At about the same time, the nearby home owned by his parents was destroyed in a fire. No one was injured.

Study finds Idaho Superfund cleanup is working 


November 24, 2014

BOISE (AP) — Water quality in the Coeur d'Alene and Spokane river basins in northern Idaho and eastern Washington state is improving due to ongoing efforts to clean up one of the nation's largest Superfund sites, scientists say, a federal agency reported Monday.
The U.S. Geological Survey said concentrations of cadmium, lead and zinc decreased significantly since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began the cleanup in the 1990s.
"I was really pleased when I started looking at the data," said USGS hydrologist Greg Clark. "We just saw these dramatic decreases."

November 21st

Panthers are state champs

November 22, 2014

BOISE — As he stood cradling the Real Dairy Milk Bowl trophy, Snake River’s Sean Miller was all smiles.
Moments before he had passed for 247 yards and three touchdowns as the Panthers defeated Fruitland 36-21 to claim the state Class 3A football championship.
“It feels amazing,” Miller said. “It’s what we’ve been working for.”
Although Snake River (10-1) hasn’t been known as a passing team, coach Jeff Dalley knew that would be the secret to the Panthers’ success in Boise State’s Albertsons Stadium on Friday.

Man killed by bear likely came across feeding

November 21, 2014

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A panel of wildlife experts has concluded that a Utah man mauled to death in a remote area of northwest Wyoming in September likely happened upon a bear feeding on a deer.
"We think the attack was a combination of two things — that the bear was on a carcass and the bear was surprised at close range," Chris Servheen, grizzly recovery coordinator with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and a member of the panel, said Friday. "Either one of those types of encounters can provoke a charge and an attack by the bear."

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November 21, 2014

Former BMH employee sentenced

November 21, 2014

BLACKFOOT — The final wiretapping case involving Bingham Memorial Hospital (BMH) has come to an end—finally.
Jack York, 46, was the former director of information technology at the BMH. He was convicted of one count of felony wiretapping and sentenced Friday morning to three years of probation and fined $1,000.
Seventh District Judge David Nye also ordered York to serve 300 hours of community service—100 hours each year—for his role in a wiretapping case at BMH.
York was employed at BMH between 2009-2010 when the crime occurred.

United Way gives grants to schools

November 21, 2014

The United Way is awarding "Rainy Day" grants to four school districts in Bingham County.
The school districts at Snake River, Blackfoot, Firth and Shelley will each receive a $500 grant.
"We are excited to award these grants," said Robin Nelson, the United Way Resource Development and Office Manager. "The donations are made from the United Way 'Rainy Day Fund' that is used to purchase coats and hats for needy people.

November 19th

Pool committee decides recommendation

November 20, 2014

BLACKFOOT - The Blackfoot Pool Committee passed a resolution on Wednesday night to invest approximately $2 million into the existing swimming pool within the next five years. The investment would pay for the needed repairs to bring the pool back up to top standards. The pool, built in the 1970s, is in dire need of repairs and is currently draining the city of around $200,000 every year.

 

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