February 2nd, 2012
Dallas Michael Hartson, 19, from Blackfoot appeared before Magistrate Judge Charles Roos Thursday for his preliminary hearing.
Hartson is charged with rape with a female under the age of 16. It is alleged the perpetrator is 18 years of age or older.
Defense attorney Ron Bird requested a reduction of Hartson's bond.
Prosecuting attorney Randy Smith countered, asking Judge Roos to increase Hartson's bond for two reasons.
First, Hartson was ordered to provide a DNA sample which he has refused to do until his attorney was present, which is his legal right.
The Bingham County Farm Bureau Federation is offering $8,000 worth of scholarships to local high school and college students as well as $500 grants to each of the five school districts located in Bingham County.
â€śWe want a lot of people to apply,â€ť said Joyce Dalley, Bingham County Farm Bureau Scholarship Chair.
Six scholarships will be offered. Three are agriculture related scholarships; three are non-agriculture related scholarships.
Awards for the agriculture related scholarships are 1st place $2,500; 2nd $1,500 and 3rd $1,000.
Margaret A. Williams, 73, of Pocatello, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at Emeritus at Highland Hills from natural causes.
She was born Aug. 12, 1938 to Pearl L. and Josephine Loe in Greeley, Colo. Her family moved to Pocatello when she was a small child. She attended schools in Pocatello, graduating from Pocatello High School in 1956. She married Douglas D. Williams in 1957 and was later divorced.
SHELLEY â€” Paul Cannon drilled a three ball from the wing to open the overtime period, propelling the Broncos on a 12-0 run to open the extra frame as the visiting Broncos evened the season series with the Shelley Russets with a 64-53 overtime victory at Shelley High School on Wednesday evening.
"In the break before the overtime the kids were just all keyed up telling each other to go out and get the win and get out of here," Blackfoot head coach Dan Hale said. "They came out and did what they did all night by playing tough defense, rebounding and hit a couple of big shots. They really gutted it out and this is a very good win for us."
POCATELLO â€”Â Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter toured the Research and Innovation in Science and Engineering (RISE) Complex at ISU and promoted the Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) Wednesday.
"I am passionate about IGEM because it's our future," Otter said. "We are engaging university campuses because from universities come the workforce of the next generation.
"IGEM combines investors with our research brain power to help Idaho become a major player in the world as we establish intellectual property," Otter said.
Items of note from Jan. 24-30.
BEER IN HIS PANTS: Jan. 24, 5:38 p.m.: A caller at White Eagle said a man came in and put a 40 ounce bottle of beer in his pants. They said they asked the man to put the beer back and he did. They then asked him to leave the store.
BOMB THREAT: Jan. 25, 3:47 p.m.: A woman said her sister's ex-boyfriend is threatening to put a bomb in her trailer.
STRAY DOG: Jan. 25, 5:52 p.m.: A caller at Bingham Memorial Hospital said a stray dog is running the halls of the hospital. They said he looks like Benji.
Three individuals were arrested in Shelley Tuesday for drug trafficking after six grams of heroin were discovered on a routine traffic stop.
Detectives from the Bingham County Sheriff's Office and the Shelley Police Department arrested Liisa Kay Mills, 41, of Shelley, Duane Gene Harpe, 43, of Idaho Falls, and Timothy Sean Daugherty, 41, of Boise, after a traffic stop for displaying fictitious license plates at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday.
A search of the vehicle and the three subjects revealed six grams of heroin, 10 hits of LSD, methamphetamine and marijuana.
ST. ANTHONY â€” A slow first quarter start spelled doom and gloom for the Firth Lady Cougars as they opened the sixth district 2A Nuclear Conference basketball tournament with a disappointing 51-27 loss to North Fremont at South Fremont High School on Tuesday evening.
"We played like a young team playing their first district tournament game," Firth head coach Sharla Cook said. "We will need to fix that before tomorrow night or our season will be over."
The 13th annual Quilt Show continues today at the North Bingham County District Library, 197 W. Locust in Shelley. The library is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Classes begin at 10:15 and conclude at 4 p.m. Classes on disappearing blocks, good things come in small packages, a trunk show, pillow take and a valentine surprise. The last class at 3 p.m. will answer question about quilting problems.
Quilts can be picked up at 7 p.m. today.
On Tuesday, presenter Mona Taylor from Firth spoke about labeling quilts.