[Morning Briefs] You Can’t Always Get What You Want

13 Dec

Judge George Southworth is our hero of the day after assigning $1 million bail to an alleged horrible monster.

You know that feeling when you would study super hard for an exam, just to get a C on it? Maybe you don’t, and I guess you’re the smartest person ever, but the rest of you normals out there know what I’m talking about. You can’t do anything about it! You can just shrug and say “well sometimes things don’t work out.” Sometimes you can’t embezzle a ton of money and get away with it. Sometimes you can’t make an awesome breakfast-dinner without setting fire to your home. These people know what I’m talking about.

  • The former CEO of Pocatello’s New Day Products and Resources has pleaded not guilty to embezzling over $100,000 from the non-profit group she oversaw. Nancy K. John ran New Day, which helps locals with disabilities, until she was charged with 35 counts of embezzlement back in July. She appeared in court Monday for her arraignment, where she entered her plea of not-guilty. If found guilty, however, she could face a prison sentence of one to 14 years and a fine of up to $100,000. [KPVI]
  • Pocatello Firefighters put out a house fire on the the 1200 block of Meadow Brook Lane on Monday evening, that started with some seemingly harmless breakfast options. Firefighters said two plastic cereal bags were ignited when an unsupervised child turned on a toaster next to them. The mother and two kids, who were inside the home when the fire started, evacuated safely. The only remaining question is why the cereal bags were leaning against the toaster and what kind strange breakfast-dinner this kid was trying to make. I’m imagining waffles covered in fruit loops. Maybe a Pop Tart/Frosted Flakes soup of sorts. The world will never know. [LN8]
  • A state judge has set a $1 million bail for a Nampa man accused of setting his girlfriend on fire. Jesus Montes, 32, allegedly poured lighter fluid on his girlfriend during an argument, then actually set her on fire Saturday evening. If convicted, he could spend 25 years in prison. His girlfriend remains in critical condition, while Montes remains locked up. The hero in all of this is 3rd District Judge George Southworth, who delivered this Batman-esque line during the arraignment: “I am and do believe that a high bond is necessary to protect society.” BOOM. Idaho’s protector in the night! [KBOI]
  • Somebody stole a car from the 100 block of Toponce Street in Pocatello just after 11 last night, which is total bad news. The suspect(s) then were involved in a hit and run on West Carson Street minutes later, which is even worse news. Then they had what I imagine to be a very exasperated conversation that ended with a “well, you know, I just don’t think this is really worth it after all,” and dumped the car at Carson and Grant. I hope some valuable lesson came out of all that.
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