The Daily Press Blackfoot Morning News | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2014-10-23T01:03:18-04:00 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
Woman says she dug up dad's grave 'with respect' 2014-10-20T13:40:23-04:002014-10-20T13:40:11-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsProsecutors allege Melanie Nash, 52, conspired with others to remove her father's remains from the Colebrook Village Cemetery in May. The vault of businessman Eddie Nash, who died in 2004, was found cracked with the casket opened and his remains searched through.The Caledonian Record reports Melanie Nash's lawyer, William Albrecht, filed a motion last month arguing statements made after her arrest and before she was advised of her Miranda rights should be excluded because they violate her right against self-incrimination.Coos County Attorney John McCormick said Nash showed her "free will" in coming to police and waiving her Miranda rights.Police believe the casket was pulled out after Melanie Nash commented about her father being buried with "the real will." A police affidavit said she didn't find a will, only a pack of cigarettes in her father's hand.Nash told police she did not receive anything when her father died and had been thinking of digging up the grave for years to prove her sister, Susie Nash, "hid the will." Susie Nash has said there was only one will when her father's estate plan was done in 1995 and everyone involved knew about it.In her June 11 written statement to police, Melanie Nash wrote that she met up with others to go to the cemetery to go dig up her father's grave. Four people have been indicted in the case.She wrote: "All this was done for the right reasons and I know my father would be OK with it."She ended her statement with: "What we all did was to dig up my father's coffin, Eddie Nash, looking for documents. We did it with respect."Blackfoot, IDMORNING NEWS
Woman says she dug up dad's grave 'with respect' Blackfoot Morning Enterprises partners with local entrepreneurs2014-10-19T20:25:10-04:002014-10-19T20:25:10-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsFour Pocatello entrepreneurs: brothers Joe and Ruben Arzola and husband and wife Rory and Jennifer (Jen) Erchul have developed a golf training aid called the "Chute Trainer." It is a simple, parachute-like device that attaches to a golf club. Its use strengthens fast twitch muscles vital to a golf swing through wind resistance."The Chuter Trainer is perfect for any ability, age or gender," said Joe. "It doesn't matter if you're a pro, amateur, young or old golfer...this product will improve your game and take strokes off your score."Blackfoot, IDLISA LETEDawn Enterprises partners with local entrepreneursBlackfoot Morning accused of 'mopping aggressively' 2014-10-19T13:59:37-04:002014-10-19T13:38:33-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsPolice say 30-year-old John Thornton, of Southington, was arrested Monday night and charged with breach of peace and threatening.Officers responding to the Bristol hotel were told a man had become "unruly," grabbed the mop and swept it back and forth over the woman's shoes. When the employee asked the man to stop, police say he turned his back and pushed her into a corner. Police say the woman was shaken and crying.Authorities say Thornton insulted and swore at officers during the arrest, threatening them with bodily harm.Blackfoot, IDMORNING NEWSMan accused of 'mopping aggressively' Blackfoot Morning Turtle-masked teen accused of store robbery 2014-10-18T13:38:17-04:002014-10-18T13:36:59-04:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsA Louisiana teen is behind bars after police say he donned a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle mask and used a stick wrapped in plastic to rob a convenience store Thursday morning.Lafayette police say 18-year-old Lacorrion Detron Turner is charged with first-degree robbery. Police say he was able to force his way behind the counter with the stick. He then tried -- and failed -- to open the register.Police say Turner fled on foot after taking two wallets from underneath the counter.Officers arrested Turner a short time later.It was unclear whether he has an attorney.Blackfoot, IDMORNING NEWSNinja Turtle-masked teen accused of store robbery Blackfoot Morning