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POSTED September 7, 2012 9:05 p.m.

MAN ARRESTED AFTER METH OFFER TEXTED TO OFFICER: LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man apparently trying to get the most bang for his drug-purchasing buck accidentally texted a narcotics detective while he searched for people to join him in a methamphetamine buy.

Police in Lewiston arrested 37-year-old Aaron D. Templeton Wednesday on suspicion of conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine.

Court records say one of the police detectives received a text Wednesday morning asking if he knew anyone looking for drugs. After determining it wasn't his co-workers playing a joke, the detective arranged to meet the man to deliver $150 that would be pooled with money from other buyers to enable a bulk purchase of meth.

Templeton was arrested when he arrived at the designated meeting place.

MAN TO SING PATRIOTIC SONG 911 TIMES TO MARK 9/11: WASHINGTON CITY, Utah (AP) — A southern Utah man plans to commemorate the anniversary of the 9-11 attacks with a musical tribute — one that will last two days.

Alan Foote of Washington City says he will perform Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the U.S.A." 911 times in a two-day marathon performance beginning before dawn Sunday morning at Staheli Family Farms.

Following a morning prayer and remarks by Veterans Coalition of Southern Utah Chairman William Toole, Foote says he will perform the patriotic song at a rate of about 19 times per hour, with 15-minute intervals to rest his voice.

He told The Spectrum of St. George that his goal is to finish by 6:46 a.m. Tuesday, the anniversary of when the first hijacked plane struck the World Trade Center.

"I would love for the community to stop whatever they're doing at 6:40 a.m. on Tuesday and sing with me that 911th time," Foote said, adding the event will be a low-key opportunity for people to reaffirm their patriotism.

RI NEIGHBORS: CUSSING COCKATOO VIOLATES NOISE LAW: WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman has been accused by her neighbors of violating an animal-noise ordinance by training her cockatoo to cuss.

The Providence Journal reports that Lynne Taylor is accused in Warwick municipal court of training the bird, Willy, to say expletives.

The bird allegedly aimed the invectives at the neighbors, who happen to be Taylor's ex-husband and his girlfriend.

A municipal judge on Thursday denied Taylor's request to dismiss the case.

The neighbors, Kathleen Melker and Craig Fontaine, say they have been subjected to repeated curses from the bird, at one point for 15 minutes at a time.

The animal noise ordinance imposes a small fine on any pet owner whose animal creates habitual noise.

A judge has issued restraining orders telling both women to have no contact.

 

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