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November 4th, 2014

Firth’s Thompson named Nuclear Conference Player of the Year

November 4, 2014

FIRTH — After a solid senior season for the Firth Cougars Jackson Thompson was names the 2014 Nuclear Conference Player of the Year Tuesday by the league's coaches.
Thompson was one of nine different Cougars to earn all-conference honors for their play during the season.
Quarterback Brodie Cate was named to the first team. Lucas Orme was named a first team wide receiver and a first team defensive back.
On defense the Cougars got at least one player to each position of the all-conference team.
Dallan Bingham was named to the second team offensive line and the first team defensive line

Senior Games placewinners

November 4, 2014

Marcia Davis Fernandes of Tarzana, Calif., and Jeannette Detmer Seamons of Bozeman, Mont. teamed to earn bronze medals at the women’s doubles table tennis competiton at the Huntsman World Senior Games competition in St. George, Utah, early last month. The two women are 1957 graduates of Blackfoot High School.

CONSUMER ALERT

November 4, 2014

(Boise) – Attorney General Lawrence Wasden is warning Idahoans about a telephone-related voting scam unfolding across the state on Election Day.
Complaints reported to the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division indicate that someone is calling potential voters and offering to pay them $25 for their votes.
“Bribing someone for their vote is a crime,” Wasden said. “If anyone receives a call like this, I urge you not to engage the caller and to hang up the phone immediately.”

Today is election day

November 4, 2014

Remember to vote, then check back here after county officials release the results at 9 p.m. We will have statewide results as they become available, too.

Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban 


November 4, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights.
Dwight Pink Jr., 44, says in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in July that guards have used the policy to deny him an art book, "The Atlas of Foreshortening," which uses nude models to help show how to draw the human form.
Pink says the ban is a violation of his free speech rights and serves no meaningful objective in prison.

VIDEO: The Midterm Election Races to Watch

November 4, 2014

Ignacio Ramirez, Jr., 37

November 4, 2014

Ignacio Ramirez, Jr., 37, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at his home.
He was born June 19, 1977 in Blackfoot, Idaho to Ignacio Ramirez, Jr. and Rose Mary Ramirez. He grew up in Blackfoot and attended schools in this area.  
On July 3, 2003, he married Cecilia Perez in Idaho Falls.
Ignacio worked for King B, Spudnik, Jiffy Lube and Simplot.
He enjoyed fishing, camping, dancing, hunting, cooking, listening to music and watching scary movies.

Lawsuit contends police brutality in eastern Idaho

November 4, 2014

IDAHO FALLS (AP) — A southeastern Idaho man has filed a claim against the Idaho Falls Police Department contending he was a victim of brutality.
Kegan Kinghorn, 26, of Rigby, filed the claim late last month in 7th District Court, The Post Register reports.
The lawsuit names as defendants the city of Idaho Falls, Police Chief Mark McBride, Capt. Darren Cook and Sgt. Scott Killian. Attorneys for those named as defendants in the case have filed a response to the lawsuit denying wrongdoing by their clients.

November 3rd

State Hospital South receives donated piano

November 4, 2014

The chapel at State Hospital South now houses a beautiful old cabinet grand piano thanks to the generous donation of longtime Blackfoot residents Donavan and Jackie Harrington.
SHS assistant hospital administrator Diane Yarrington said the piano replaces a "very old piano that would not hold a tune."

Yellowstone tries to shock lake trout to death

November 3, 2014

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Biologists are making their first use of electroshock in their efforts to save native cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park from another voracious species of trout.
The electroshock treatment is being done to kill off lake trout that have invaded Yellowstone Lake when the unwanted fish is still spawning and in the earliest stages of its life.
Adult lake trout in Yellowstone can top 30 pounds, living almost exclusively on a diet of cutthroat trout, according to researchers.

 

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