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10 things to know about Monday

April 27, 2015

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

1. 'THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY AFTERSHOCKS. IT DOESN'T STOP'

That's how Rajendra Dhungana of Kathmandu describes the horror and exhaustion in Nepal as the death toll from the massive earthquake soars above 3,200.

2. MOURNERS GRIEVE ANOTHER BLACK MAN WHO DIED AFTER POLICE ENCOUNTER

In Baltimore, a stream of people file past the casket of Freddie Gray, who lost his life after suffering spinal injuries following an arrest.

Exchange student program seeks host families

April 27, 2015

BLACKFOOT – EF High School Exchange Year has launched a search for host families in Blackfoot as part of its annual efforts to welcome international exchange students into communities across the United States.
Last year EF connected nearly 3,000 exchange students from around the world with caring host families across the country, and they are expecting to place the same number for 2015-16.
According to Jennifer Alder, an International Exchange Coordinator who helps find homes for EF exchange students in Blackfoot, host families come in all shapes and sizes.

Feeling peckish for pesto? Don't limit yourself to basil!

April 25, 2015

Associated Press

Fresh herbs are one of nature's best low-cal flavor sources. And as the weather warms up, we'll transition from buying herbs in cute little clamshells costing a couple bucks each to scooping large bunches of soft-leaved herbs into our carts for pennies on the dollar. Or perhaps you have an herb garden and you'll find yourself inundated with a cilantro or parsley plant that takes over a small section of your backyard.

Final update on Interstate 15 crash

April 24, 2015

The final update released by the Idaho State Police states that on April 24, 2015, at 3:57 p.m., ISP investigated an injury crash southbound on I15 at mile marker 103, near the Blackfoot Rest Area.

Accident on I-15

April 24, 2015

Both southbound lanes are currently closed on Interstate 15 at milepost 103 due to an accident involving a semi-trailer.
The Idaho State Police reports that traffic is being diverted off the freeway at the Shelley exit 108. Motorists are advised to find an alternate route of travel.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 5 worst #1 picks in NFL draft history

April 24, 2015

All about pets

April 24, 2015

5 fabulous ingredients for your pet's diet
(MS) -- We've all heard about super foods that we should be adding to our diet because of their antioxidant and nutrient-rich properties, but did you know there are similar foods for our pets, too?
Michele Dixon, a health and nutrition specialist with Petcurean, offers her list of five ingredients to consider for your pet's diet. Some can be found in premium quality recipes for cats and dogs, like NOW FRESH, which is available at pet specialty stores.

Weekend calendar

April 23, 2015

Saturday, April 25
• Walk a mile in her shoes at 11 a.m. at Jensen Grove. Registration opens at 10 a.m. at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, 1110 Parkway Dr. in Blackfoot. A cake auction begins at 11:30 a.m. at the church. Proceeds go to support the Bingham Crisis Center. For more information, go to www. walkamileinhershoes.org.

Abraham Lincoln misquoted again on Ohio Statehouse banner

April 22, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio Statehouse banner marking the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's death includes his famous words "With malice to no one, with charity for all."

Except that's not exactly what Lincoln said in his second inaugural address. What he said was, "With malice toward none, with charity for all."

Train derailed at Rich Lane

April 21, 2015

A train has derailed at the Rich Lane crossing blocking the crossing. Crews are working to get the train back on track.

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