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Thursday 061622

Police in Star were called to a home around 8 yesterday morning after being told a 39 year old man was acting erratically and would not leave a family’s house.  Later after leaving it was determined he was in possession of a stolen weapon and was likely intoxicated.  In a nearby parking lot he became uncooperative when the shooting occurred.  The suspect died at the scene.

Organizers for a drag queen book reading at Barnes and Noble this Saturday say the event has been canceled.  The event was going to be part of pride week.  The cancellation comes after many calls and emails complaining about the event.

More details have been released after an incident that caused the evacuation of a Mountain Home neighborhood Tuesday evening.  Police say a man pointed a gun at officers and then ran into a home.  After negotiations Nicholas Hoover was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault.  No injuries were reported.

A judge has dropped a cannibalism charge against a northern Idaho man after finding that there wasn’t enough evidence to move forward to a trial, but said the man will still face a first-degree murder charge.  40 year old James David Russell was arrested Sept. 10, 2021, and charged with killing 70 year old David Milton Flaget. Prosecutors later added the cannibalism charge, writing in court documents that Russell believed he could “cure his brain” by eating some of the victim.

Idaho schools are in the middle of a system wide, unprecedented teacher hiring “crisis,” according to State Board of Education member Linda Clark. At a state board meeting it was revealed there are at least 700 public school teacher vacancies open right now.  Combine that with school bus drivers, cafeteria staff and other classified workers.

There is a flood advisory for the Big Wood River in Blaine county this morning.  The weather service said that it will remain in effect until further notice due to rain and snowmelt. 

SPORTS

More than 200 athletes from around the world will be in Banks this weekend for the North Fork Championship.  The North Fork Championship kicks off today and world-class white water kayakers will visit Idaho to test their skills on the Payette River. The three-day event brings people from all over the world. 

WEATHER

Today:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 91. East wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Tonight:  Mostly clear, with a low around 57. South wind 5 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

 

Friday: Patchy blowing dust after noon. Sunny and hot, with a high near 92. Breezy, with an east southeast wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 16 to 21 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 37 mph.

Friday Night:  Patchy blowing dust before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 56. Southwest wind 9 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 33 mph.

 

Saturday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. Southwest wind 5 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

Saturday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.

 

Juneteenth:  A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.

Sunday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.

 

Monday:  Sunny, with a high near 70.

Monday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 48.

 

Tuesday:  Sunny, with a high near 80.

Tuesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 52.

 

Wednesday:  Sunny, with a high near 87.