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October 30th, 2014
Blackfoot's Citizens On Patrol will be assisting law enforcement in helping to keep the streets safe on Halloween night and they'll also be offering some fun along the way.
Blackfoot COP public relations officer Lucien Frederick said the the COP cars will be out on patrol starting at around 5:30 p.m. and will particularly be focusing on areas where there are "Trunk or Treat" events going on.
"We'll be passing out candy and stickers and kids will have an opportunity to come into the COP car and play with the lights," Frederick said, adding that "all of the COP cars are clearly marked."
GATES, N.Y. (AP) â€” Police say a woman wearing a zombie costume and makeup was charged with drunken driving twice within three hours after attending an upstate New York bar's "zombie prom" party.
Police in the town of Gates tell the Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester that 26-year-old Catherine Butler, of Rochester, was arrested around 2 a.m. Saturday when an officer spotted her driving without her headlights on.
She was taken to the police department, where a friend picked her up.
The Blackfoot Senior Citizens' Center was filled as people celebrated the facility's 45th birthday.
"This is how we would like to see the Senior Center alwaysâ€”filled with people," said one volunteer.
"One hundred ten people signed in," said Pam Beus, director of the Blackfoot Senior Citizens' Center. "It's a good turnout; you just never know what will happen when you plan something like this."
"I like the Senior Citizens' Center because it's an inexpensive lunch," said Kelly Byers. "I can become a member of the center on Saturday, Nov. 1, when I turn 60."
(AP) â€” Fewer threatened grizzly bears are being killed in and around Yellowstone National Park, and scientists said Wednesday their numbers appear to be holding stable as officials consider lifting protections for the animals.
If the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service eliminates protections, it would open the door to limited hunting in the Yellowstone region of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.
At least 757 bears inhabit the region, although researchers say that's a highly conservative figure.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) â€” A woman stuck in the chimney of a Southern California house has been rescued and arrested.
Ventura County fire Capt. Ron Oatman says firefighters responding to neighbors' reports of a woman crying had to chisel away much of the chimney and lubricate it with dish soap Sunday to free 30-year-old Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa.
The Ventura County Star reports she was arrested on suspicion of illegal entry and giving false information to police.
Police say Nunez-Figueroa knows the owner of the home in Thousand Oaks, who wasn't there. They wouldn't elaborate.
Men, women and children of all ages filed into Jason Lee Memorial Methodist Church in Blackfoot on Tuesday evening to enjoy the company of one another and a hot meal as the Community Dinner Table (CDT) hosted its first dinner of the season. This marks the seventh year that the CDT has hosted the Tuesday night dinners at the church to help fight hunger and loneliness in the community.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) â€” Police have cited a 21-year-old man they say entered a St. Paul home drunk and dressed as a Santa Claus zombie, terrifying a 16-year-old girl who locked herself in a bathroom.
St. Paul police said Monday the University of St. Thomas student was cited for trespassing and taken to a detoxification center Saturday. Police found him asleep in the house hours after a Zombie Pub Crawl in Minneapolis.
Starting with the performance of the Presidio Brass band on Nov. 8, the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center will be offering discount tickets starting as low as $5 per seat.
Programming director Susan Mann said the lower ticket prices are in response to the community's request for lower ticket prices and to increase attendance at the shows.
"So many people have come to me and said 'they would bring more of their family members to the shows if the ticket prices were lower.' We are responding to the community's request."
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) â€” Some 54 years after stealing several newspaper racks, a U.S. Navy veteran has sent a letter of apology and a check for $200 to The Ledger of Lakeland, Florida.
Bernard Schermerhorn says he's followed the rules for most of his 73 years, but caved to peer pressure as a teenager and went along with a friend's scheme to steal several racks from The Ledger.
In a Sept. 30 letter to the newspaper, Schermerhorn says they took a handful of change and then dumped the racks.