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St. Luke’s is investigating an employee after a photo was released on social media where he made an inappropriate hand gesture that is often associated with white supremacy.  The hospital would not comment on the employee.

The Idaho Chiefs of Police association issued a statement following the release of police video in the deadly assault of 29 year old Tyre Nichols from Memphis Tennessee.  The association said it was a horrendous criminal act. 

With about 30 young people in the audience looking on, House Judiciary, Rules and Administration Committee Chairman Bruce Skaug announced Friday he is modifying his ban on accepting testimony from people under 18.  Skaug said he will now allow young people to testify in the committee if they have parental permission or are accompanied by a parent or guardian.

New data released by the White House this week shows that 79,000 people in Idaho were on track to have at least some of their student loan debts washed away under a debt-forgiveness executive order. Another 47,000 had pending applications or would have been automatically eligible for the debt forgiveness program.  However, in November of last year the Department of Education was required to stop accepting applications as a result of lawsuits.

Caldwell Police have arrested a Syringa Middle School substitute teacher after multiple fights in the classroom Thursday.  Officers say fights between two male students and two female students were encouraged by Mr. Ettson Arreola.  Caldwell Police say Arreola encouraged the students to fight for ten seconds while he recorded it and posted on social media.

The State Department of Education seeks sponsors for this year's Summer Food Service program. The department hopes with the help of these sponsors they can help curb hunger over the summer.  According to the Idaho Food Bank, over 46,800 kids struggle with food insecurity in Idaho. During last year's Summer Food Service Program, nearly 900,000 meals and snacks were served.

SPORTS

Brock Mackenzie scored 30 points as Idaho State beat Idaho 95-91 in overtime on Saturday.  Mackenzie was 11-of-19 shooting, including 3 for 8 from distance, and went 5 for 5 from the free-throw line for the Bengals.  Up next for Idaho State is a Saturday match-up with Weber State at home, while Idaho visits Portland State on Thursday.

Boise State's offense was firing on all cylinders to defeat Colorado State by 21 points in front of a sold-out crowd of 12 thousand at Extra Mile Arena.  The Broncos shot 59% from the field and led by double digits for 26-minutes and 37 seconds to win its fifth conference game by at least 15 points.

The number 1 ranked College of Southern Idaho men’s basketball team opened a two-game lead atop the Scenic West Athletic Conference standings while running its record to 24-0 on Saturday, knocking off No. 4 Salt Lake Community College 86-77 on the road.  The No. 6 CSI women took the win as well 77-58 over the Bruins.

The North Fork Championship is an extreme kayaking race that brings the best paddlers in the world to Idaho to take Jacob's ladder on the North Fork of the Payette River.  The announcement came on Friday that the race is cancelled in 2023 and it might never return.  Insurance is the biggest reason for the cancelation as the American Canoe Association's insurance dropped them earlier this year, this has caused a domino effect for class five whitewater races, the Gore Canyon race in Colorado got cancelled in August, the Feather Fest race in California was cancelled in September.

On Friday for boys’ basketball from the local high schools, Kimberly downed Buhl 70 to 46.  Minico defeated Canyon Ridge 46 to 36.  Mountain Home for the win over Wood River 56 to 49, Twin Falls outlasted Burley 59 to 42 and Filer took the win over Gooding 68 to 47.  For the Girls Burley defeated Wood River 40 to 33 and Wendell outlasted Richfield 44 to 39.

From the local hardwood on Saturday, for high school boys Richfield took the win over Raft River 70 to 63.  West Jefferson defeated Declo 67 to 53.  Marsh Valley defeated Buhl 68 to 42.  Valley outlasted Dietrich 81 to 44 and Wendell topped Carey 62 to 57.  For the girls it was Century for the win over Twin Falls 63 to 43.

On today’s schedule for the boys, Valley travels to Wendell.  For the girls, Castleford travels to Glenns Ferry, Wood River goes to Burley Gooding to Filer, Buhl to Kimberly and Hansen boards the bus and heads to Valley.

WEATHER

Monday:  Sunny, with a high near 15. Wind chill values between -3 and -13. East wind 5 to 8 mph.

Monday Night:  Increasing clouds, with a low around 4. Wind chill values between -8 and 2. East wind 7 to 9 mph.

 

Tuesday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 24. East wind 8 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.

 

Wednesday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 28.

Wednesday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 13.

 

Thursday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 34.

Thursday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21.

 

Friday:  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 37.

Friday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.

 

Saturday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 38.