July 19, 2018: What to Know 

  • Facing growing criticism, Facebook announced Wednesday that it would begin removing misinformation that could lead to people being physically harmed, an expansion of its rules about the type of content it will take off its website. But The New York Times reports that Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg created an uproar Wednesday when he said he would not automatically remove content denying that the Holocaust took place.

click to enlarge Tyler Bergin, 32, is charged with evidence destruction. - ACSO
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  • Tyler Bergin, 32, is charged with evidence destruction.
  • A Boise man is behind bars, charged with tampering with evidence in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman. Boise Police were summoned to an area near Annett Street and Cherry Court Wednesday to assist paramedics after a woman was found unresponsive inside a vehicle. Unfortunately, the woman was deceased when emergency personnel arrived on the scene. The Ada County Coroner has yet to publicly identify the woman or determine a cause of death. But a man was arrested because BPD said evidence indicated that he tampered with evidence at the scene. Tyler Bergin, 32, of Boise was booked into the Ada County Jail on a felony charge of evidence destruction, alteration or concealment. He's being held with no bail.
  • A blue-green algae bloom has triggered a closure of the pond at Eagle Island State Park. Officials with the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation say high levels of potential toxins from the algae might sicken people or animals who ingest the contaminated water. While further tests are conducted, park officials have restricted access to the water at the park. Test results are expected within a few days.

  • A new study published in Science Advances indicates that air pollution in 33 of America's most-visited national parks is on par with air quality in the nation's 20 largest cities. Some of the national parks included in the study are Yellowstone, Acadia and the Great Smoky Mountains.

  • The top male and female athletes from every major sport were honored last night at the annual ESPY awards, televised on ABC-TV. But the high-spirited festivities came to a chilling halt when, in the final half of the broadcast, 141 women filled the stage. Each was a victim of Dr. Larry Nasser, the team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, who has since been sentenced to life behind bars for sexually abusing young women over two decades. While some of the planet's greatest athletes wiped a steady stream of tears, the women were presented the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Take a look:
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