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January 4th, 2015

Discussing firearms safety

January 4, 2015

Because of the tragic accident in northern Idaho in which a 2-year-old son shot and killed his mother in a Walmart in Hayden, Idaho, gun safety is again a topic of discussion.
“[The incident] is tragic; it could have been prevented,” said Tim Jenneiahn, owner of A to Z Guns and Pawn, LLC, 30 W. Bridge in Blackfoot. “Gun safety is really common sense.
“It’s not a pistol problem but a user problem,” he said. “Most revolvers do not have a safety.
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January 3rd

Pair of defensive stops give Firth win over rival Shelley 55-48

January 3, 2015

FIRTH — For the opening three plus quarter Saturday night Firth's Dallan Bingham was MIA.
The senior post was in foul trouble early ink the first quarter and spent a good chunk of the game on the bench.
But when the Cougars needed a spark the senior stepped up.
Nursing a three point lead over county rival Shelley Bingham scored six straight points as Firth held a two-point lead with a little more than a minute remaining in the game.

January 2nd

Flu hitting area with a vengeance

January 2, 2015

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January 1st

Teacher shares ride on Rose Bowl float

January 2, 2015

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December 30th, 2014

Woman killed in accidental shooting

December 31, 2014

HAYDEN, Idaho — A toddler accidentally shot and killed his mother in a northern Idaho Walmart store on Tuesday morning.
The woman was later identified by authorities as Veronica Jean Rutledge, 29, from Blackfoot, Idaho.
She was shopping with her son and three other children, said Lt. Stuart Miller, Kootenai County Sheriff's spokesman. Rutledge and her family had come into the area to visit relatives over the holidays.

Lady Panthers use big second half to down Malad

December 31, 2014

THOMAS — Snake River head coach Rich Dunn refers to his yearly Christmas break game as the holiday ham game and for good reason.
As most teams in the area enjoy a few weeks away from playing games and just practice, the Panthers play at least one game during the break to keep in basketball mode prior to the second half of the season beginning.
In years past it took the Panthers a quarter or two or sometimes the entire game to get into the flow of the game.
Tuesday night against visiting Malad it took just two quarters for the Panthers to earn a huge 56-33 win at Snake River High School.

December 29th

Idaho's top news of 2014

December 29, 2014

BOISE (AP) — For some, the wait had lasted decades. Others thought they would never see the day that in conservative Idaho —one of the most Republican-dominated states in the nation— same-sex marriage would be legalized.
But after a complicated legal battle, Idaho's gay marriage ban was overturned in federal court and gay couples began legally receiving marriage licenses on Oct. 15.

December 28th

Another explosion

December 28, 2014

BLACKFOOT - For the second time in less than a week, the Bingham County Sheriff's Office is investigating an unexplained explosion-like sound in the Blackfoot area.
Many residents in the Riverside area reported hearing a loud BOOM that actually shook their homes and rattled windows at around 6 p.m. on Sunday.
James Davis of Riverside described it as "a loud boom, that made his whole house jump, but not an earthquake."
See Monday's Morning News for more on this story.

December 26th

All-Bingham County volleyball team

December 26, 2014

BLACKFOOT — I hope the Christmas holiday was a good one for all of you readers out there, it was definitely a memorable one for my family and I.
It has been awhile since I released the All-Bingham County soccer teams and over the next few days we will wrap up the all-county teams for the fall sports.
Today we will take a look at the all-county volleyball team.
The team is made up of the top players in the county based on the performances I saw during the season.

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December 26, 2014

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