March 2nd, 2012
Items of note from Feb. 24-29.
DUMPSTER FIRE: Feb. 24, 5:36 p.m.: A woman said she is driving on Camas Street and there is a metal dumpster on fire.
MISSING WALLET: Feb. 24, 6:18 p.m.: A caller reported a missing wallet. They said it is zebra-striped and there is $400 inside.
PATIENT LEAVING: Feb. 25, 7:22 a.m.: A caller at Bingham Memorial Hospital said a man is attempting to leave. They said he is getting dressed and determined to leave when he is dressed.
MERIDIAN â€“ The Snake River Panthers rode the broad shoulders of Jacoby Johnson and his 25 point performance to a 56-49 semi final victory over the Weiser Wolverines on Friday night.
â€śI thought that I had a bad game on Thursday night and I just wanted to come out and play like I know that I can,â€ť Johnson said. â€śI took the advice of my coaches and just took the ball to the hole. My teammates did a great job of giving me great passes and with teammates like I have its pretty easy.â€ť
Snake River Panthers vs Weiser Wolverines
(Winner faces Fruitland at 3:50 p.m. Saturday for state championship)
Snake River advances to the 3A state championship game with a 56-49 win over Weiser.
The Panthers re-take the lead over Weiser, 40-35 after the third quarter.
Snake River only scores one basket in the second quarter and Weiser takes a 25-22 lead at halftime.
Snake River leads 18-15 after the first quarter.
Firth Cougars vs Cole Valley Chargers
(Winner faces Kamiah at 1:40 p.m. Saturday for state championship)
Cole Valley sends Firth to the third place game 66-54.
IDAHO FALLS - On Thursday afternoon, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney attended a rally at Skyline High School. A flood of Southeast Idaho residents crowded into both of Skyline's gymnasiums to see the presidential hopeful. Despite the close quarters, spirits were high. Amy Sorensen, a member of the Bingham County GOP and an attendee of the rally, was excited that a candidate visited this area. "A lot of the time we are ignored, so it is nice to have a candidate who cares about what we think," said Sorensen.
MERIDIAN â€“ The Snake River Panthers got 16 points from senior Shane Parkinson and a double-double by Jacoby Johnson with 10 points and 10 rebounds as the Panthers advanced to the 3A state semi finals with a heart stopping 48-43 overtime victory over the Filer Wildcats.
Snake River vs Filer
Panthers advance with a 48-43 win over Filer.
Snake River is headed to overtime as the fourth quarter ends 38-38.
Filer leads Snake River 26-25 at the end of three quarters.
Filer leads 21-15 at the half.
Filer leads Snake River 8-6 after one quarter of play.
Firth vs Soda Springs
Firth survives 58-56 against Soda Springs.
Firth heads to overtime tied 52-52 with Soda Springs.
Firth leads 45-37 after the third quarter.
The score is tied at 27-27 at the half.
Firth ends the quarter on a 12-0 run for a 20-16 lead.
Sho-Ban vs Dietrich
BLACKFOOT â€” In the Christopher Cox case, Magistrate Judge Charles Roos unsealed most of the documents regarding this case.
The 38-year-old Cox is the former Snake River Junior High School principal who is accused of three counts of sexual abuse of a child under age 16. It is alleged the victim was 14-years-old at the time of the incidents. She has since left the area.
Judge Roos said he was going to vacate the order [to seal the case] because it "was not properly done."
A group of citizens has submitted a recall petition against Blackfoot school board member Peter Lipovac to the Bingham County Clerk's office .
The Idaho Code refers to this recall petition as a "prospective petition."
The determination by the clerk triggers a 75-day deadline for whomever is behind the recall effort to submit the required number of signatures to the clerk's office, said Bingham County Prosecuting Attorney Scott Andrew. (This is called "perfecting" the petition.)
On Tuesday, Feb. 28, at 4:18 p.m., the Blackfoot Police Department responded to an apartment complex on South Broadway in Blackfoot reference a possible explosive device.
When officers arrived on scene, they found the device in a vacant apartment. Officers sent a picture and description to the Idaho Falls bomb squad who later came to the scene.
The neighboring apartments were evacuated, said Blackfoot Police Captain Kurt Asmus.
The device was made safe and is being examined by the bomb squad. No one was injured.
The officers were on the scene for four hours, Asmus said.
Blackfoot businessman, rancher and philanthropist Neil Anderson filed Wednesday to run for the Idaho House of Representatives District 31 Seat A.
"I am running for this office because I love Idaho and I have an affinity for the people who live here," Anderson said. "I've spent 40 years making a living and now that living is secure, I'm able to help in other ways.
"I believe I have the ability, the experience and the moral compass to provide competent, effective representation to my fellow residents in Bingham County and my neighbors throughout the state."