Idaho couple and Sun Valley in Twitter tussle
An Internet entrepreneur and former Wall Street derivatives analyst contends central Idaho's Sun Valley resort and Twitter heisted his handle.
Leonard Barshack and his wife are suing Twitter and the Sun Valley resort demanding they return the handle "SunValley."
Barshack says he began using the Twitter handle in April 2010 and wants to use it to promote his business in the region.
In the suit, Twitter claimed he was violating the San Francisco-based company's policies against impersonation.
Sun Valley's lawyer, Brent Lorimer, in Salt Lake City, declined to comment, citing company policy regarding lawsuits. Twitter did not comment.
Boise-area man gets prison in 2011 toddler death
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A Garden City man convicted last fall for beating to death the child of his girlfriend has been ordered to serve a life prison term.
Fourth District Judge Patrick Owen sentenced 22-year-old Jordan Everhart to a life term Monday in the toddler's death. Owen's sentence requires Everhart to serve at least 20 years before being eligible for parole.
Everhart was convicted by a jury of first-degree murder of 18-month-old Alaija Corbin. During the trial, Ada County prosecutors pointed out how the young girl died from a head wound, but also had fresh injuries to her feet, ankles and shins.
Prosecutors say the injuries occurred on Oct. 8, 2011 when Everhart was watching the girl as her mother worked a double shift.
Barn fire claims 14 calves
WENDELL, Idaho (AP) - A weekend barn fire in south-central Idaho claimed the lives of 14 calves.
Wendell Fire Department Assistant Chief Crystal Houser tells The Times-News the fire appeared to have been caused by a controlled burn that spread to the concrete and wooden barn Sunday afternoon. Eight calves escaped and 14 died. The barn about five miles west of Wendell was a complete loss.
Houser says there probably won't be an investigation or criminal charges. She says the calves that died were worth between $250 and $300 each.
Animal-rights worker arrested for taping rodeo
JORDAN VALLEY, Ore. (AP) - An animal-rights activist has been arrested after refusing to quit videotaping at an Eastern Oregon rodeo with an event where contestants rope horses by the legs.
The Malheur County sheriff's office says 30-year-old Adam Fahnestock (fawn-stock) of Vancouver, Wash., was accused Saturday of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The group Showing Animals Kindness and Respect says he is a volunteer.
Undersheriff Travis Johnson told the Ontario Argus Observer the Jordan Valley Big Loop Rodeo was on private property, so it could refuse to allow videotaping.
The rodeo in far southeast Oregon is the only one in the state known to hold an event that sponsors call horse roping and opponents call horse tripping.
The Oregon Senate has voted to ban the event. The House is considering the bill.
YELLOWSTONE BOAT INSPECTIONS
Yellowstone inspecting boats for invasive species
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - All watercraft entering Yellowstone National Park's lakes must first pass an inspection for invasive species.
National Park Service staff will also conduct daily inspections for all boats that launch from Bridge Bay, Grant Village and Lewis Lake boat ramps.
They will be looking for invasive species, such as New Zealand mudsnails, that can have significant destructive impacts on the park's natural resources.
Motorized boating is allowed on Yellowstone and Lewis lakes. Only non-motorized boating is allowed on most other park lakes, and permits are required for all boats and float tubes.
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