The Daily Press Blackfoot Morning News | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-10-24T00:43:40-04:00 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 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 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 — 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 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 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 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 pro in favor of proposed changes 2014-10-22T00:35:35-04:002014-10-22T00:35:35-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsTraditionally, the golf pro owns and operates the golf shop and golf equipment, while running the golf tournaments. The city keeps the revenue from the green fees. City leaders are considering taking over the course by buying out the golf shop and equipment and hiring the golf pros on as city employees. Dayley, along with Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis, city councilman Chris Jensen and parks Blackfoot, IDLISA LETEGolf pro in favor of proposed changes Blackfoot Morning
Bigfoot believers gather in Washington state 2014-10-21T14:30:14-04:002014-10-21T13:41:33-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsThe Yakima Valley Museum is hosting a Bigfoot Round-Up.The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the event will honor Yakima's own Bob Gimlin and the late Roger Patterson, who filmed what they say was a Bigfoot encounter in 1967 in Northern California.The well-known footage since has been debated and scrutinized, with some calling the filmmakers Bigfoot research pioneers and other saying the video shoes a man in an ape suit.Blackfoot, IDMORNING NEWS
Bigfoot believers gather in Washington state Blackfoot Morning Crest Elementary traffic concerns draw a large crowd at public hearing2014-10-21T00:01:04-04:002014-10-21T00:01:04-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsThe City of Blackfoot received a technical assistant grant from the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) for $14,800 to study the area around Ridge Crestand explore safer options for pedestrians and drivers. David Doran, ITD Highway District Mobility Manger, said the overall intent of the study is "for the safety of the community."For more on this story, turn to our print or e-editions.Blackfoot, IDLISA LETERidge Crest Elementary traffic concerns draw a large crowd at public hearingBlackfoot Morning