January 27th, 2015
BLACKFOOT-There was a train derailment in Blackfoot involving several cars on Tuesday evening. The derailment, which happened at around 5:45 p.m., caused headaches for evening commuters blocking the crossings at Highway 91/ South Broadway and Judicial Street.
Blackfoot Police officials said that it could take several hours for all of the crossings to open.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) â€” A Hillsboro, Oregon, man arrested after playing a violin while naked outside the federal courthouse in Portland last year is suing police.
The Oregonian reports that 25-year-old Matthew T. Mglej claims authorities used excessive force and violated his First Amendment rights. He named the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office and Portland Police Bureau as defendants in a lawsuit filed last week, and he's seeking $1.1 million in damages.
This week is National School Choice Week. Many activities and celebration are scheduled in Idaho from Monday through Saturday.
Today, 100 individualsâ€”both students and chaperonesâ€”will attend a rally in Boise for Capitol Day for School Choice.
"We are leaving at 4:15 a.m.," said Fred Ball, director of the Blackfoot Charter Community Learning Center (BCCLC). We will meet at the Basque Cultural Center at 9 a.m. to explore the center.
"After lunch, we will march to the Capitol Building where we will hear different speakers," he said.
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Steven Atwood, 53, of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away Monday, January 26, 2015 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
The Firth girls basketball team lost to Ririe 59-32 Saturday night in Firth. For more on the game pick up Monday's print oe e-editions.
Challis defeated Firth 55-30 on the wrestling mat on Thursday. For more on the match pick up the print or e-edition
Some Boise State University (BSU) students from East Idaho had what will likely be a "once in a lifetime experience" - the opportunity to hear U.S.President Barack Obama speak live and in person. Just one day after his State of the Union speech, Obama spoke to a full house at the Caven-Williams Sports Complex on Wednesday afternoon.
Blackfoot native Nick Hall, 20, Â (BHS Class of 2012) who is a junior at BSU studying supply chain management and marketing said he "wouldn't have missed the opportunity to see the president" nailing a spot only 30 yards away from him.
The Blackfoot wrestling team defeated Century 71-3 on Wednesday. For more on the match pick up the print or e-editions.