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Tuesday 091923

Authorities are investigating whether the attempted robbery at CSI and the death of a resident on Bob Barton Road in Jerome county are connected.  Sunday afternoon a person was found dead.  Later some near the pickle ball courts at CSI thwarted the attempted robbery when a man demanded money, a phone and a car from a woman.

Idaho’s unemployment rate rose to 3% in August, up from 2.8% in July, marking the first time it has been at or above 3% since November 2021, according to the Idaho Department of Labor.  The total number of people employed in Idaho increased by 121, making it 938,190. There are nearly 29 thousand out of work.

Idaho drivers saw little change at the pump this week, but with the cost of crude oil now at a 10-month high, gas prices could be on the move soon – for the worse.  According to AAA, the West Texas Intermediate benchmark for crude oil is currently trading near $91 per barrel, the most since November of last year.

Gov. Brad Little defended the University of Idaho’s proposed University of Phoenix purchase and told three U.S. senators to butt out of the debate.  In a letter sent Friday the governor called out Sens. Richard Durbin, Elizabeth Warren and Richard Blumenthal.

Longtime Jerome businessman LeRoy Craig has passed away.  He served 36 years on the CSI board of trustees and has been part of Prescott and Craig insurance in Jerome  He was 89. 

A 52 year old former Kuna Middle School teacher will spend at least 13 years in prison after having sexual contact with a minor.  Cory Gaylor pled guilty to lewd conduct with a child under 16. 

A routine traffic stop by Blaine County deputies Friday led to drug charges for the driver.  Police stopped 32 year old Gabriel Toscano near Treasure Lane, north of Hailey.  They discovered that he was driving on a suspended license which led to his vehicle being towed.  Later they found drug paraphernalia.  He was also charged with possession of Meth. 

A 56 year old man and his horse died when they were struck by a semi truck.  The incident happened last night just after 8 on Old Butte Highway north of Hamer in Jefferson County.   


Taking a look at the local High School games from yesterday, first for boys soccer where Wood River and Burley tied it up with 2 each.  Canyon Ridge took the win over Jerome 4 to 2.  Mountain Home outlasted Minico 6 to 0. 

For the girls, Canyon Ridge for the win over Jerome 6 to 1 and it was Wood River 6 Burley 0. 

On the high school schedule for today, first for boys soccer, Gooding travels to Kimberly, Buhl heads to Bliss, Filer will head to the Sun Valley Community School and Declo travels to Wendell.

For girls soccer Gooding will head to Kimberly, Filer to the Sun Valley community School, Declo to Wendell and Buhl to Bliss.

As for Volleyball, Oakley will board the bus to Carey, The sun Valley Community School goes to Declo, Valley to Raft River and Minico to Wood River.  Hansen will head to Dietrich and Glenns Ferry goes to Murtaugh.  Lighthouse Christian will travel to Shoshone.  Jerome goes to Burley. 


Today:  Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then becoming sunny, with a high near 77. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.

Tonight:  Patchy smoke. Partly cloudy, with a low around 47. West northwest wind 6 to 13 mph becoming south southwest after midnight.


Wednesday:  A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. Southwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

Wednesday Night:  A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, then a chance of showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. West southwest wind 10 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.


Thursday:  A 40 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 60. West southwest wind around 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

Thursday Night:  Showers likely, mainly after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.


Friday:  A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60.

Friday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 41.


Saturday:  Sunny, with a high near 70.

Saturday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 42.


Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 74.

Sunday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 45.


Monday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.