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Thursday 111622

Idaho authorities issued a death warrant yesterday for a terminally ill man who is facing execution for his role in the 1985 slayings of two gold prospectors.  The warrant sets 66 year old Gerald Pizzuto’s execution by lethal injection on Dec. 15, but officials said they don’t have the chemicals needed to carry out the execution, and are trying to obtain them.

For a second time, Lori Vallow has been found competent to stand trial in connection with the deaths of two of her children and the late wife of her current husband.  The district judge issued a decision lifting the stay that was issued on Oct. 6, when proceedings in Vallow's case were suspended over questions about her mental competency. Before the stay, Vallow was scheduled to stand trial with her husband, Chad Daybell, in January.

Police in Moscow said in a news conference yesterday they have not identified a suspect or found a weapon in the weekend slayings of four University of Idaho students in a rental house near campus.   Authorities continue to believe the attack was targeted but walked back a previous statement that there was no threat to the public.

Police are continuing to excavate the backyard of a home in Fruitland in connection with the disappearance of 5-year-old Michael Vaughan a year ago. Fruitland Police Chief JD Huff said the excavation will continue until police are confident the search is complete.  Police previously arrested 35-year-old Sarah Wondra, who lived at the House. She is charged with failing or delaying notification of a death.

Motorists using the Perrine Bridge after about 9 tonight will see some delays.  Crews will be replacing the bridge lights with LED’s.  All roads will have their lights replaced by January of next year.  The road is expected to be clear for tomorrow morning’s commute.

Thanksgiving travel will continue to rebound in a big way this year.  According to AAA, 54.6 million Americans, including nearly 312,000 Idahoans, will hit the road or head to the airport for a Turkey Day trip this year, an increase of 1.5% from a year ago.

SPORTS

Kaleb Higgins scored 18 points as CSU Bakersfield beat Idaho 52-43 last night as the Idaho campus mourned the loss of four students murdered over the weekend.  Admission to the night’s men’s basketball game, as well as tonight’s volleyball game is free and open to all that may wish to attend for an outlet and to support our Vandal student athletes.

Boise State Athletics surpassed its all-time best NCAA Graduation Success Rate and was within one percentage point of the all-time Mountain West record. The latest figures include the cohort that entered college during the 2015-16 academic year, while the four-class average includes student-athletes who entered college between the 2012-13 and 2015-16 academic years. The Broncos recorded a four-class average GSR of 93 percent. Boise State has set or tied its department record in each of the last 14 reports, raising its GSR 23 percentage points in the process.

On today’s girls’ basketball schedule, Glenns Ferry travels to Camas County.  Shoshone heads to Wendell for a 6 pm game. Twin Falls boards the bus to Bishop Kelly.  Canyon Ridge travels to Buhl for a game at 7:30.  Preston will be at Burley.  Castleford travels to Dietrich.    Jerome goes to Filer.  Carey to Hagerman and Wood River travels to Kimberly.  Raft River will be at the Valley High school.  All those games start at 7:30.

WEATHER

Thursday:  Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 35. East wind 9 to 14 mph.

Thursday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 15. East southeast wind 8 to 13 mph.

 

Friday:  Sunny, with a high near 28. East southeast wind 5 to 8 mph becoming light and variable in the afternoon.

Friday Night:  Clear, with a low around 13. Light and variable wind becoming east 5 to 7 mph after midnight.

 

Saturday:  Sunny, with a high near 33.

Saturday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 17.

 

Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 35.

Sunday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 14.

 

Monday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.

Monday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.

 

Tuesday:  A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.

Tuesday Night:  A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.

 

Wednesday:  A 30 percent chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38.