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Noon: Have You Had A Concussion?

A new program being used by the Kellogg High School football and soccer teams called Impact looks to help diagnose concussion victims and ensure those who are concussed don't return too early and risk further brain damage. Cory Lewis, a physical therapist at Shoshone Medical Center, introduced the program — which is already being used across the country, to SMC and Kellogg High School. Lewis said as concussion management has become a big issue in all of sports — from the NFL to peewee football — the program has been developed to test potential concussion victims with a series of test on a computer/Bobby Atkinson, Shoshone News-Press. More here. (SR file photo: The Priest River Spartans booster club sold buttons to raise money for the family of Bobby Clark, a football player who received a severe head injury during a 2011 game)

Question: I've never had a concussion. Have you? What's it feel like?

Kellogg Bus Attackers Get Diversion

Three high school softball players accused of stripping off a teammate's clothing against her will during a bus ride from a game earlier this month have been referred to a community-based program outside the courts. The Kootenai County Sheriff's Department recommended battery charges against the three girls who came under investigation last week. But the Kootenai County prosecutor's office has since referred the case to a community diversion board for consideration/KHQ. More here. Also: No answers on hazing incident/Andie Tessler, Shoshone News-Press

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Victim’s Mom Calls Bus Attack Criminal

The mother of a Kellogg High School student who was allegedly stripped by other girls during a bus ride earlier this month said she’s angry that her daughter’s assailants might not be adequately punished. Heidi Hershly of Rapid City, S.D., said the Kootenai County Prosecutor’s Office told her Wednesday that her daughter’s case would be heard by a “diversion board” Tuesday. “They’re going to determine whether it’s suitable for diversion,” said Hershly, who drove 1,000 miles from South Dakota Tuesday night so she could be in Kellogg Wednesday for a school board meeting at which she said the incident would be discussed. “I don’t want diversion,” Hershly said. “I want a message sent loud and clear to everybody. What they did to my daughter was criminal. It was assault. It was battery”/Alison Boggs, SR. More here. (KXLY photo, of Heidi Hershly)

Question: Would you support a diversion program for the girls who assaulted Heidi Hershly's daughter?

Stripped Kellogg Girl’s Mom Furious

Three students from Kellogg High School in North Idaho could face criminal charges after they stripped the clothes off of another student. That girls mother spoke exclusively to KHQ about the incident, and her side of the story. Heidi Hershly says her 17-year-old daughter was asleep on the bus ride back from a softball game against Potlatch, when three of her teammates assaulted her and ripped her clothes off. “They literally took her bra off, pulled her pants off, ripped her underwear off her body, left her naked, and she wrapped a blanket around herself,” says the mother. Hershly says she is furious that it took the school 3 days to notify her, and that the girls aren't being punished more harshly. She also claims the parents of the other girls are not taking the incident seriously/Mike Perry, KHQ. More here. And: SR story here.

Question: Now what do you think of this attack?

Hucks Poll: More Wolves, Or Less

  • Tuesday Poll: In a strange vote, as many Hucksters voted to reduce the state's wolf population to 150 or less as they did to increase the population to 1000 or more — 39 of 112 (34.82%). The rest of the votes were divide among these options for number of wolves to be allowed in Idaho: 10 (8.93%) wanted 500 to 750 wolves; 9 each (8.04%) wanted 150 to 300 and 300 to 500 wolves; and 6 (5.36%) wanted the approximate current number of 750 to 1000 wolves.
  • Today's Poll: What should be done to the girls who stripped their softball teammate on a school bus?

Kellogg Players Strip Teammate On Bus

During a bus ride back from a game in Potlatch, three members of the Kellogg High School softball team stripped one of their teammates on the bus. And yet, despite the severity of the incident, and a criminal investigation, the students responsible haven't been expelled from school.The bus ride started as a night of celebration for the Kellogg High School girls softball team after they won their game against Potlatch and were celebrating on the bus ride home.”The girls were just fooling around tugging each other's clothes celebrating kind of loud,” School Superintendent Sandra Pommerening said. But it went much further than that Tuesday when three girls stripped another teammate of her clothes in the back of the bus/Anusha Roy, KXLY. More here.

Question: What should be the penalty for those involved in this incident?

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