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Add another name to the pool of governor candidates in Idaho.  Transgender Democrat Melissa Sue Robinson said this week she is running to help save the educational system and fight fascism.  Robinson is 70 years old. 

In Burley, a Malta man who is charged with attempted murder after a birthday party stabbing is set to enter an Alford plea to Felony aggravated battery in Cassia County district court.  Nolverto Jorge Casas-Inga was arrested in October after authorities say he stabbed a man nine times with a large kitchen knife.

Strike up the band.  The Twin Falls Municipal band’s 116th annual concert series begins tonight at 7:30 at the Twin Falls park bandshell and will continue every Thursday evening through August 5th.  The concerts are free to attend.

Over the last two weeks in May, Idaho State Police say they wrote 233 citations to motorists for not wearing seatbelts.  Through Memorial Day weekend troopers responded to seven fatal crashes that left 12 people dead.  Police say those numbers are up compared to previous years as Idaho heads into what is called the 100 deadliest days of summer.

So far, about 43-percent of adult Idahoans are fully vaccinated against covid-19 according to state epidemiologist Dr. Christine Hahn.  About 75-percent of Idaho’s seniors have received the vaccine.

Sheep rancher Rocky Matthews is losing sheep.  The culprit: a large eagle flock that is attacking his animals.  Matthews said since the first death 54 lambs have been killed.  One of the few ways to control the problem is apply for a depredation permit that calls for harassment of the birds that includes loud noises, dogs and trained raptors.  The government will pay 75-percent of market value for the animals.

The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning as temperatures are expected to soar above 100 degrees today.  For the record, summer officially starts on June 21. 

SPORTS

Former Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore's name will be on the 2022 College Football Hall of Fame ballot, the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced Wednesday.  Moore will be one of 78 former student-athletes on the ballot. The winningest quarterback in the history of college football, Moore is now the offensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys. He was already inducted into the Boise State Athletics Hall of Fame.

Summer sports camps are starting up.  At CSI two of the newest signees are on campus helping with basketball.  Chris James and Robert Whaley are working with youth.  James wants to win Newcomer of the Year for CSI this coming season.  Whaley comes to CSI from Bountiful, Utah where he played his high school ball and is also the son of former NBA player Robert Whaley.

The Twin Falls Bruins have set the time and date for the annual football skills camp.  They will be held June 14 through the 16th and start at 9:00 am.  The three-day no pad football camp is for all athletes entering 4th – 9th grades in the fall of 2021.

WEATHER

HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING.  Unseasonably high temperatures peaking at 94 to 99 degrees.

 

Today:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 97. South wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable.

Tonight:  Mostly clear, with a low around 64. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph after midnight.

 

Friday:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 91. South wind 6 to 11 mph becoming west northwest 12 to 17 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 63. West southwest wind 12 to 17 mph decreasing to 6 to 11 mph in the evening.

 

Saturday:  Sunny, with a high near 87. West southwest wind 6 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

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

 

Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 84.

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

 

Monday:  Sunny, with a high near 79.

Monday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 51.

 

Tuesday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

Tuesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 50.

 

Wednesday:  Sunny, with a high near 82.

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Idaho Governor Brad Little has named a member of the Attorney General’s office to a position on the Idaho Supreme court.  Colleen Zahn will replace Justice Roger Burdick who is retiring June 30th.  Zahn will serve out the remainder of Justice Burdick’s unexpired Term which ends January 2023.

An early morning crash yesterday west of Fairfield has claimed the life of an Oregon City Oregon resident.  52 year old Crag Caldwell was traveling east on U.S. 20 when his vehicle crossed over the center line and struck a westbound pickup.  Two of the three other people involved in the crash were taken by air ambulance for treatment.  The third sent to the Gooding hospital.  The road was completely blocked for six hours. 

Triple A is reporting Idaho ranks 23rd in the U.S. for the most teen involved crash deaths per capita.  The news comes as Idaho enters the 100 deadliest days on the road.  Montana and Wyoming rank 1st and 2nd.

A Gooding county deputy has been suspended after an elderly man was shot with a stun gun and thrown to the ground.  Video taken by family members shows the deputy handcuffing 78 year old John Hall while he was face down in gravel.  The deputy was responding to a report of road rage claiming the driver tried to run him off the road.  An outside law enforcement agency is investigating the incident. 

The Burley fire department say fire has damaged a structure at 743 Elba Avenue.  The building had been turned into several small studio apartments.  The building was unoccupied at the time and the electricity to the building had been turned off.  Authorities say they uncovered evidence of squatters at the property.  The fire was reported just before 4 yesterday morning.

A judge has dismissed a civil lawsuit brought against Highland Estates of Burley.  The suit filed last fall by a family who claimed the facility failed to call an ambulance for a woman resident after family members requested it.  The resident later died at the hospital.

SPORTS

The Northwest Nazarene baseball program has a new single-season home run record-holder.  Senior first baseman John Gonzalez launched his 16th and 17th home runs during the Nighthawks 12-6 victory over Western Oregon on Saturday, surpassing Zach Aakhus' previous program-best of 16 hits in 2008.

If you are looking to watch a Boise Hawks game, now you can simply go to the internet.  Yesterday the Hawks said all games will be streamed on Play sight and Facebook Live.  Playsight.com will host online streams for all 48 home games this season. Road games this season will have the voice of the Hawks, Leonard Barry, for radio-style broadcasts on Facebook Live.

The College of Idaho has earned third place at the NAIA World Series, after falling to conference foe Southern Oregon 9-0.  The national championships started May 18 and they went 6-3 at the event held in Columbia, Missouri and Columbus, Georgia. The Yotes finished the year with a 44-19 record.

WEATHER

Heat Advisory

HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY.  High temperatures 94 to 99 degrees.

Today:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 92. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:  Clear, with a low around 59. South wind 3 to 7 mph.

 

Thursday:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 96. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Thursday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 64. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph after midnight.

 

Friday:  Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 91. South southwest wind around 6 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Friday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 63.

 

Saturday:  Sunny, with a high near 89.

Saturday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 55.

 

Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 87.

Sunday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 53.

 

Monday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

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

 

Tuesday:  Sunny, with a high near 78.

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The past Memorial Day weekend marked the unofficial beginning of summer and the 100 deadliest days on Idaho roads.  Over the weekend, near Marsing on Highway 95 four people were killed in a head on collision while three were taken to the hospital for treatment.  Meanwhile, 46 year old Todd Bell of Hazelton was traveling on a motorcycle Saturday afternoon when he collided with a semi-truck that pulled into his path.  He died at the scene.  That accident happened on Highway 25.  One person died in a single vehicle accident just North of Richfield.  That accident happened just before 9 on Sunday.  Yesterday an Idaho Falls man died after losing control and crashing  into a concrete wall on U.S. 20 north of Sugar City.

A Twin Falls man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for distribution and possession of child pornography.  Forty-seven-year-old Miles Patrick Barclay must serve 25 years of supervised release following his prison sentence. Authorities said that in June 2019 he began communicating with an undercover detective posing as a 14-year-old girl.

Fire destroyed a Twin Falls county home over the weekend.  The salmon Tract Rural Fire Department was called to the fire at 2300 East 3200 North around 2:30 Sunday Morning.  The family was able to get out safely.

The parents of a Twin Falls school student has filed a tort claim against the district after their daughter was injured after being rolled down some stairs while wrapped in a sheet.  The incident happened at the South Hills Middle School.  Reports say the child suffered from a concussion, a deep scalp laceration, knee and foot injuries along with damages to her right elbow and hand.  The incident happened on November 20th.  The family said they have incurred more than 30-thsouand dollars in Medical costs so far. 

A pilot and passenger miraculously survived when their small single-engine plane crashed while attempting to make an emergency landing at the Montpelier airport on Saturday afternoon.  The 58 year old Pilot Todd Eldredge and his passenger 59 year old Heidi Eldredge, both of Draper, Utah, walked away from their crashed plane following the incident.

SPORTS

One game to report from over the weekend.  The Boise Hawks baseball team knocked in 10 runs to beat Grand Junction Colorado.  The win finishes the six game series.  The Hawks took the game 10 to 8 yesterday afternoon.  It also will help the Hawks who are currently last in the southern division. The Hawks next three home games will be against the northern division first place Missoula Paddleheads.

WEATHER

Excessive Heat Watch

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EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

Unseasonably hot temperatures peaking at 98 to 103 degrees From Thursday morning through Thursday evening.  Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.

 

Today:  Sunny, with a high near 86. South southwest wind around 7 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon.

Tonight:  Mostly clear, with a low around 56. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable.

 

Wednesday: Sunny and hot, with a high near 92. South wind around 6 mph becoming calm.

Wednesday Night:  Clear, with a low around 58. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph after midnight.

 

Thursday:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 98. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Thursday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 65.

 

Friday:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 95.

Friday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 63.

 

Saturday:  Sunny, with a high near 88.

Saturday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 55.

 

Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 79.

Sunday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 50.

 

Monday:  Sunny, with a high near 81.

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Lori Vallow Daybell has been declared not competent to stand trial in Idaho, according to an order filed in a Fremont County court. Daybell now needs restorative treatment and must be returned to competency before her criminal case in Idaho can move forward according to reports.

Meanwhile authorities in Arizona are calling for additional charges be filed following the death of Daybell’s estranged husband in 2019.  Charles Vallow, died in Chandler, Arizona, months before his son, 7-year-old Joshua Vallow, and stepdaughter, 17-year-old Tylee Ryan, went missing. 

Kay and Larry Woodstock, JJ Vallow’s grandparents hope that both Chad and Lori eventually get the death penalty after murder charges were filed.  The Woodstocks are the focus of an investigation discovery broadcast set for Sunday.

With the governor out of the state, Idaho’s lieutenant governor issued an executive order yesterday banning mask mandates in schools and public buildings, saying the face-covering directives threatened people’s freedom.  Republican Lt. Gov. Janice McGeachin is acting governor while Gov. Brad Little is at the Republican Governors Association conference in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her order could bolster her support as a candidate for governor.

Republican House Speaker Scott Bedke announced yesterday he’s running for lieutenant governor.  Bedke, the longest serving speaker in state history, made the announcement in the Statehouse..

Nate Silvester, the Bellevue Deputy Marshal has been terminated from duty.  City leaders say he violated several city and state policies last week. Silvester gained national attention following a viral TikTok video in April where he mocked NBA player LeBron James.

The College of Southern Idaho has become the first in the state to be a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, officials said.  The designation means that at least a quarter of full-time students at higher-education institutions are Hispanic,  

SPORTS

The Boise State football team will open the season in the national spotlight.  ESPN said that the Broncos’ season opener at UCF has been moved to Thursday, Sept. 2, and will kick off at 5 p.m. Mountain time.  The ESPN family of networks also will carry Boise State’s game at BYU on Oct. 9, but neither the specific channel nor the kickoff time was announced.  The Mountain West also released its national Fox television package Thursday, but the Broncos don’t have games scheduled to air on the network’s broadcast channel yet.

WEATHER

Today:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 13 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  Clear, with a low around 41. West northwest wind 7 to 17 mph becoming south southwest after midnight.

 

Saturday:  Sunny, with a high near 74. South southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.

Saturday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph after midnight.

 

Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 79. Light and variable wind becoming northwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night:  Clear, with a low around 50.

 

Memorial Day:  Sunny, with a high near 84.

Monday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 56.

 

Tuesday:  Sunny, with a high near 88.

Tuesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 59.

 

Wednesday:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 93.

Wednesday Night:  Clear, with a low around 62.

 

Thursday:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 94.

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Chad Daybell made his first appearance in Idaho court Wednesday on three murder charges in connection with the deaths of his late wife and his new wife’s two children. Meanwhile, the mother of the two slain children, Lori Vallow Daybell, had her first appearance on murder charges postponed.  Prosecutors have about two months to decide if they will seek the death penalty in the case.

Duke Edward Wilson of Nampa who is accused of assaulting U.S. Capitol Police offers during the riot at the U.S. Capitol has pleaded not guilty to the charges.  Wilson was seen on body camera footage, surveillance footage and videos on YouTube assaulting an officer.

It’s been five months since a helicopter crash claimed the life of three Idaho National Guardsmen.  Now, the Tunnel to Towers Foundation said it has paid off their homes in honor of Memorial Day.

Twin Falls police say they are investigating a robbery that occurred just before midnight on Monday in the 17-hundred block of Kimberly road.  A male had entered the business and demanded money.  The male was last seen running northbound on Madrona St.  Call the police if you can help their investigation.

Wildlife advocates pressed the Biden administration yesterday to revive federal protections for gray wolves across the Northern Rockies after Republican lawmakers in Idaho and Montana made it much easier to kill the predators.  The groups filed a legal petition asking Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to use her emergency authority to return thousands of wolves in the region to protection under the Endangered Species Act.

While Boise State University has allowed 1300 students to resume their studies for the diversity class, the college isn’t saying who filed a complaint that caused them to stop it down.  According to reports a community leader claimed to have seen video evidence of a student being harassed during a class.  The college said it will not identify that person.

SPORTS

Bronco fans listen up!  The Boise State Football team will play at least two Mountain West games on network television this fall.  The Mountain West released its 2021 CBS Sports television package Wednesday, and two of the Broncos’ road games will air on CBS: at Utah State on September 25 and the regular-season finale at San Diego State, which has been moved to Friday, Nov. 26. The games will begin at 10 a.m. Mountain time.  Boise State’s games at Colorado State is set for October 30th and at Fresno State on November 6th will kick off at 5 p.m. and air on CBS Sports Network.  The Broncos went 5-2 last fall in a season that was shortened because of COVID-19. They were scheduled to play eight regular-season games, but a home contest against San Jose State and a road game at UNLV were canceled because of the virus.

WEATHER

Today:  Sunny, with a high near 79. Light and variable wind becoming west northwest 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. Light southwest wind becoming west 6 to 11 mph after midnight.

 

Friday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. West wind 13 to 15 mph.

Friday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 41. Southwest wind 8 to 16 mph.

 

Saturday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon.

Saturday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.

 

Sunday:  Sunny, with a high near 80.

Sunday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 51.

 

Memorial Day:  Sunny, with a high near 83.

Monday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 55.

 

Tuesday:  Sunny, with a high near 87.

Tuesday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 58.

 

Wednesday:  Sunny and hot, with a high near 92.

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Lori Vallow Daybell and her husband Chad Daybell have been indicted by a grand Jury of conspiracy, murder and grand theft in connection with the deaths of Lori Daybell’s two youngest children, 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan.  Chad Daybell was also charged with one count of murder and insurance fraud in connection with the death of his late wife, Tammy Daybell.

The judge in Lori Vallow’s case has declared her indigent which means she is no longer able to afford her attorney.  Defendants are typically declared indigent near the beginning of court proceedings so that they may apply for a public defender paid by the county government.

Local health officials are warning residents of a harmful algi blooms after several dogs became sick while playing in local lakes.  Those lakes: Penny and Dollar Lake in Blaine County.

Gilberto Flores Rodriguez has been found guilty of First Degree murder in the 1995 slaying of 14 year old Regina Krieger.  The jury returned the verdict 3 and half hours of deliberation yesterday. 

As the unofficial kick off to summer approaches triple a said motorists will be paying for the most expensive gas since 2014.  For Memorial Day weekend, the U.S. price is 3-04 a gallon.  Idaho’s average price is 3-24.

The U.S. Navy said it has met a deadline for treating spent nuclear fuel from its fleet of nuclear-powered warships that’s stored at its eastern Idaho facility.  The U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program said it has completed putting into dry storage all the spent fuel that was in water pool storage before Jan. 1, 2017.

7th District Judge Steven Boyce had to declare a mistrial in a three-year-old rape case after 11 people failed to show up for jury duty.   The mistrial came after just 38 out of 60 potential jurors called for jury selection showed up for duty.   Those who failed to show up could face fines or jail time. The mistrial means the trial for Ryan Richard Berry of Tetonia will be rescheduled.

SPORTS

Jeremiah Dickey announced that Bronco Nation will be able to pack Albertsons Stadium to maximum capacity when the 2021 football season begins.  Dickey is the new athletic director for the school.    It’s been 535 days since the broncos hit the field since there were limitations to attending the game.  Many of the players have yet to play before a normal crowd.  The first game finds Oklahoma State coming to town September 18.  Dickey hopes the university can sell out all six of their home games. Other opponents include UTEP, Nevada, Air Force, Wyoming and New Mexico.

WEATHER

Today:  Sunny, with a high near 68. West southwest wind 9 to 13 mph.

Tonight:  Clear, with a low around 43. West northwest wind 5 to 9 mph becoming south after midnight.

 

Thursday:  Sunny, with a high near 78. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming west in the afternoon.

Thursday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 51. West southwest wind 5 to 13 mph.

 

Friday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. West southwest wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph.

Friday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 44.

 

Saturday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 74.

Saturday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.

 

Sunday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

Sunday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 51.

 

Memorial Day:  Sunny, with a high near 82.

Monday Night:  Mostly clear, with a low around 54.

 

Tuesday:  Sunny, with a high near 86.