The Daily Press http://am-news.com http://am-news.com/apfeed.xml--1 Blackfoot Morning News | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-10-24T20:42:33-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:9719Cold Burger King onion rings sparked attack 2014-10-24T20:42:33-04:002014-10-24T20:42:33-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsKRQE-TV reports the lawsuit filed in state district court says Robert Deyapp was assaulted in June 2013 when he told a manager at the fast-food restaurant in the northwestern New Mexico city of Bloomfield about his cold order.The lawsuit claims that when Deyapp asked for a refund, manager Francisco Berrera lunged at him with a stun gun and switchblade.Court records show Berrera later pleaded no contest to aggravated assault.Ronald Adamson, an attorney for Berrera, did not immediately return a phone message from The Associated Press.Blackfoot, IDMORNING NEWSCold Burger King onion rings sparked attack Blackfoot Morning Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:9719Change0Usable2014-10-24T20:42:33-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:9718Hunter rescues hunter by chance2014-10-24T20:12:21-04:002014-10-24T20:12:21-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsThat's how he looks at his decision to go hunting Tuesday in the mountains east of his Swanlake area home in southern Bannock County.Not only did he shoot a three-point buck but his decision to look for game likely saved another man's life.On his journey back home Tuesday evening, the 25-year-old Larson was riding his four-wheeler when something caught his eye in the ravine adjacent to the mountain trail he was taking to Stockton Road. It's likely that because Larson stopped to investigate a dull light he saw shining at the bottom of the darkened ravine, Larry McClanahan, 74, of Forks, Washington, is alive today.McClanahan had been hunting in the same mountains where Larson bagged his buck and was heading back to Stockton Road when disaster struck. McClanahan's all-terrain vehicle slipped off the trail and down a 30-foot ravine. He and the ATV rolled down the steep embankment and the vehicle ended up landing on top of him.The impact severely injured McClanahan's head and neck. The good news is that although he spent most of Wednesday in surgery at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello, he's expected to recover, said his son, Ray McClanahan of Scappoose, Oregon."My dad was trapped under a four-wheeler out in the middle of nowhere," Ray McClanahan said. "He couldn't move his arms or legs and would have froze to death or a predator would have gotten him. He was in an area where there weren't any people. I consider it a miracle that someone was in the right spot at the right time to find him."Larson said he wasn't sure what he saw at the bottom of the ravine around 7:20 p.m. that made him stop his ATV."I just so happened to glance over and see what turned out to be his headlight pressed up against the side (of the ravine)," said Larson, who farms with his father-in-law outside of Swanlake. "I asked if anyone was down there and thought I heard something, so I shut off my four-wheeler. I asked again and he said 'help.'"Larson carefully made his way on foot to the bottom of the ravine and saw that Larry McClanahan was pinned under an ATV. Larson freed the man and tried to assess his injuries."I asked if he was OK and he said he was paralyzed," Larson said. "He didn't think he could move his legs or his hands."Larson then realized that he had left his cell phone at home on Stockton Road about three miles away."I said 'Sir, I'm going to have to leave you for 20 minutes' and I grabbed my four-wheeler and went back to the house," Larson said. "I got the phone and dialed 911 and then grabbed a couple blankets to take up to him."When Larson got back to the ravine Larry McClanahan had taken a turn for the worse."He slowly lost energy and didn't want to talk and then he stopped talking and all he could do was groan," Larson said. "I thought he was going downhill really fast."Larson decided to head back to Stockton Road because he thought he might run into emergency responders and be able to guide them to the ravine. He figured correctly and met up with Monte Henderson, an emergency medical technician for Downey Ambulance, at the trailhead just off the roadway.He gave Henderson a ride to the victim and the EMT began to immediately provide emergency treatment to keep the injured man alive. More emergency responders arrived soon after and the Life Flight emergency helicopter was called in to transport Larry McClanahan to PMC.The helicopter initially landed on Stockton Road but emergency responders decided that it would be better if Life Flight landed in a clearing about 300 yards from the ravine because it would be a much closer place to pick up the victim.Larson's father-in-law Glen Merrill then showed up in a pickup truck, which responders used to transport Larry McClanahan to the new landing zone. At this point Larson thought the ordeal was finally over and he headed home."I still had my deer on my ATV and (the responders) said they didn't need my help, so I came down the mountain with my deer," Larson said.He was surprised to see his father-in-law arrive at the trailhead shortly behind him. The news wasn't good — the Life Flight helicopter suffered a breakdown after landing closer to the ravine and could not take off."I felt bad for Larry," Larson said. "I was thinking if he was going to have a chance, it would be darn faster to get him to the hospital in the helicopter. When I was in the ravine I couldn't get him to move his feet or hands. Larry was pretty calm but he was in a lot of pain."Emergency responders ended up bringing Larry McClanahan off the mountain in a special trailer towed by an ATV. He was loaded onto a waiting ambulance and made it to PMC around 11:30 p.m.Life Flight's crew worked on the helicopter for a couple hours and finally made enough repairs to fly it back to PMC early Wednesday morning.Larson said it was a stroke of luck that Life Flight "broke down on the ground rather than in the air."But he said he's convinced much of what happened on that mountain near Swanlake Tuesday night was something more than luck.Blackfoot, IDMORNING NEWSHunter rescues hunter by chanceBlackfoot Morning Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:9718Change0Usable2014-10-24T20:12:21-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:9717VIDEO: Student opens fire at a Washington state high school2014-10-24T16:33:59-04:002014-10-24T16:33:59-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBlackfoot, IDNo author availableVIDEO: Student opens fire at a Washington state high schoolBlackfoot Morning Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:9717Change0Usable2014-10-24T16:33:59-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:9713Standoff finally ends2014-10-24T00:43:40-04:002014-10-24T00:43:40-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsScott Phillips, 45, came out about 5 p.m. A crowd gathered around Sunset Manor (about a block away from the incident), clapped and cheered as he exited the warehouse. “We were able to protect the community and have a peaceful outcome,” said Blackfoot Police Capt. Scott Gay. As Phillips came out of Blackbird Produce, he approached police officers with his hands up; the officers asked him to turn around and put his hands behind his back, which he did. Officers then forcefully took Phillips down to the ground. See Friday's Morning News for the full story.Blackfoot, IDLESLIE MIELKEStandoff finally endsBlackfoot Morning Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:9713Change0Usable2014-10-24T00:43:40-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:9712Otter ad uses cut footage from gay rights film2014-10-24T00:37:09-04:002014-10-24T00:37:09-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsThe Lewiston Tribune reports that Otter's ad uses leftover footage that didn't make it into the feature-length movie highlighting the multiple demonstrations that took place at the Idaho Statehouse urging lawmakers to add protections for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people.Michael Gough says he put the footage cut from the documentary on his website to sell."All of a sudden I was like, 'Wait a minute,'" said Gough, calling back when he was watching one of Otter's ads. "I rewound it and said, 'Oh my God, that's my shot.'"Gough added that Otter's campaign paid $75 to use his five-second shot of the interior view of the Idaho Capitol dome. At the time, however, Gough didn't know it was going to be used in a political campaign."I was excited because somebody actually paid $75 for it," he said.Otter has publicly opposed gay marriage in Idaho and has continued to fight the federal courts despite the ban being overturned last week.Otter has also recently defended the owners of a for-profit wedding chapel in northern Idaho who said they will not conduct same-sex marriage ceremonies even though the city has an anti-sexual-orientation discrimination ordinance.The governor is running for his third term against Democratic opponent A.J. Balukoff and several other challengers.Otter's campaign did not respond to the Lewiston Tribune's request for comment.Gough said he was at first uneasy with the idea his work was being used to promote Otter, but believes he can't pick and choose who gets to use his footage.Blackfoot, IDMORNING NEWSOtter ad uses cut footage from gay rights filmBlackfoot Morning Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:9712Change0Usable2014-10-24T00:37:09-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:9711Stolen life-sized plastic horse recovered2014-10-24T00:32:15-04:002014-10-24T00:32:15-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsVickers Western Store owner Jim Vickers tells The Times-News that a young man called Thursday morning to say they spotted the horse near Devil's Corral in Jerome County.Vickers says he went out and retrieved the horse that needs a few repairs but will soon be back atop the store.The horse that's been on the store's roof in Twin Falls since 1962 vanished Monday night.Blackfoot, IDMORNING NEWSStolen life-sized plastic horse recoveredBlackfoot Morning Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:9711Change0Usable2014-10-24T00:32:15-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:9710UPDATED — Police involved with standoff near Rupe's Burgers2014-10-23T17:23:20-04:002014-10-23T13:36:22-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning News"The cops knocked on my door and told me to leave," Johnson said. "When I asked why, they told me a guy had barricaded himself in a building across the street."Johnson lives in the small apartment complex next to Rupe's Burgers, which is on Alice Street.Benjamin Stewart lives a couple of blocks further away. He decided to find out what was happening after seeing a police officer in the alley near his home. He said the man is reportedly suicidal and is barricaded inside the Blackbird Produce building. He said that if the man is the person whose name he has heard connected to the incident, "he is a really nice guy. I bought produce from him during the produce season."I hope it all ends with him surrendering and nobody getting hurt," Stewart said.For more on this story, check back later and read the story in our print or e-editions.2:30 p.m.Blackfoot, IDBOB HUDSONUPDATED — Police involved with standoff near Rupe's BurgersBlackfoot Morning Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:9710Change0Usable2014-10-23T13:36:22-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:9707Mayor proclaims Disability Employment Awareness month2014-10-23T01:03:18-04:002014-10-23T01:03:18-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsDawn Enterprises, a sewing production company, employs those in the community who have social, mental and physical disabilities. Vocational coordinator Sindi Crosland praised those in attendance at the event, saying, "You have truly embraced and recognized people with disabilities in the workplace and the community. The care and service you show them is amazing."Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis congratulated those at the gathering, saying, "This shows the great strength and diversity of our community." Loomis encouraged employers to hire those with disabilities calling some of the "most committed and motivated employees that you will find."Blackfoot, IDLISA LETEMayor proclaims Disability Employment Awareness monthBlackfoot Morning Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:9707Change0Usable2014-10-23T01:03:18-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:9706Dead dog's owner seeks $350,0002014-10-23T00:59:56-04:002014-10-23T00:59:56-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsThe claim filed Tuesday by Craig Jones also names the Coeur d'Alene Police Department and Officer David Kelley in seeking damages for loss and pain in the July 9 killing of a 2-year-old black Labrador mix named Arfee.The claim gives the city 90 days to settle or Jones and his attorney, Adam Karp of Bellingham, Washington, say they will file a federal lawsuit."I do think it's a very reasonable offer given the history of other cases around the country, given the epidemic of police killing people's companion dogs, and the failure of police departments to take this seriously as they should and to rectify it," Karp, who specializes in animal law, told The Spokesman-Review.City Attorney Mike Gridley said the City Council will discuss the claim in an upcoming executive session."I look forward to talking with Mr. Karp regarding this and the damages in the case," Gridley said.The lawsuit would be filed in federal court, Karp said, because Coeur d'Alene violated his client's right of protection against unlawful property seizure under the Fourth Amendment.Coeur d'Alene police on July 9 put out a statement that an officer responding earlier that day to a report of a suspicious van shot and killed a "vicious pit bull" that lunged for an officer's face. An internal police review released in September found Kelley violated police policy."The potential for injury to citizens, including a potential suspect in the vehicle, does not appear to have been factored in to the decision prior to using deadly force," the report said.Jones has said he had parked behind a coffee shop so Arfee would have shade, and he left the window halfway down. Jones was inside the coffee shop, unaware of what was happening outside.Blackfoot, IDMORNING NEWSDead dog's owner seeks $350,000Blackfoot Morning Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:9706Change0Usable2014-10-23T00:59:56-04:00 urn:publicid:dailypress.com:9705New Mexico hopes 'singing road' curbs speeding 2014-10-23T00:57:31-04:002014-10-23T00:57:31-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsTigress Productions is creating the road between Albuquerque and the mountain community of Tijeras for a new National Geographic Channel series dubbed "Crowd Control" that will debut in November.The road uses a series of rumble strips to create music. The driver will hear the tune as long as the speed limit is obeyed.There are only a few such "singing roads" in the world.Aside from getting drivers to slow down, state Transportation Secretary Tom Church says the rumble strips will keep drowsy drivers from falling asleep at the wheel.Blackfoot, IDMORNING NEWSNew Mexico hopes 'singing road' curbs speeding Blackfoot Morning Newsurn:publicid:dailypress.com:9705Change0Usable2014-10-23T00:57:31-04:00