Jan. 18, 2018: What to Know 

  • Bingo Barnes
  • President Donald Trump is once again at odds with a member of his inner circle. The New York Times reports that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told members of Congress on Wednesday that Trump's campaign promise to build a physical wall across the entire stretch of the U.S./Mexico border was not "fully informed." But Trump turned to Twitter this morning to contradict Kelly, writing, "The Wall is the Wall, it has never changed or evolved from the first day I conceived of it."
  • Idaho State Police report that a pedestrian was struck and killed overnight while walking across U.S. 95 near 9th Street in Parma. 72-year-old Lawrence Handel of Hermiston, Oregon, was struck and killed by a northbound vehicle driven by a 22-year-old from Caldwell. The crash shut down northbound lanes of the highway for nearly two hours. The incident is still under investigation.

  • Boise Police aren't sharing many details, but officers took a suspect into custody Wednesday night after reports of a shots fired on the 9000 block of West Cory Street.
    UPDATE 12 P.M.: On Thursday afternoon, Boise Police said that when officers were performing a safety check on a Cory Street residence Wednesday evening, they located a rifle believed to have been fired earlier that evening. Evidence gathered at the scene indicated that a male suspect had fired several shots from the rifle at a neighboring residence as three occupants were outside. 61-year-old Jason Evans of Boise was taken into custody and charged with three felony counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. BPD said the investigation indicates that the suspect knew the victims but no one was injured.

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    The Boise State men's and women's basketball teams had a very good night Wednesday, each defeating Utah State. The men's squad beat Utah State 71-67 at Taco Bell Arena, adding to the Broncos perfect record at home of 11 wins in a row this season. The men take on Nevada in Reno this Saturday, Jan. 20. Meanwhile, the Lady Broncos were in Logan, Utah, where they beat Utah State 64-42.

  • Food & Wine magazine is out with its list of America's favorite Valentine's Day candies, by state. While conversation hearts are the big seller nationwide, slightly outpacing heart-shaped boxes of chocolates, Valentine's Day-themed M&Ms are the favorite Valentine's Day candy in Idaho. Oregon reportedly loves chocolate roses, Washington prefers heart-shaped boxes of candy, Montana likes conversation hearts and Wyoming loves chocolate roses.

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