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Aug. 14, 2017: What to Know

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- More than 200 people attended a Boise vigil for events in Charlottesville, Virginia, at the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial. -  - HARRISON BERRY
  • Harrison Berry
  • More than 200 people attended a Boise vigil for events in Charlottesville, Virginia, at the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial.
  • Bloody clashes between white nationalist demonstrators and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday left one demonstrator dead and many others wounded in what The New York Times called "one of the bloodiest fights to date over the removal of Confederate monuments across the South." Heather Heyer, 32, of Charlottesville, was killed after being struck by a Dodge Charger driven by James Alex Fields, Jr., 20, of Maumee, Ohio, when Fields plowed into a crowd of demonstrators protesting the white nationalist rally. Two Virginia State Troopers observing events in Charlottesville from the air were killed in a helicopter crash. President Donald Trump condemned the violence in a statement Sunday, stressing the blame for the events Saturday falls "on many sides." His comments drew fire from both sides of the aisle for not specifically condemning white supremacists at the rally, which included members of the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis, for the violence.

  • The bloody fight in Charlottesville cast ripples across the U.S. In Seattle, Wash., three were arrested Sunday during a "Patriot Prayer" rally, where pro-Trump supporters and counter-demonstrators sporadically scuffled, The Stranger reports. Meanwhile, more than 200 people attended a vigil in Boise inspired by events in Virginia. Attendees listened to comments from Idaho Black History Museum Board President and Director Phillip Thompson and United Action for Idaho Executive Director Adrienne Evans, who said the vigil was a moment to "reflect on the systemic racism that continues to afflict our country, and our state, and to come together in a moment and realize that this is the America that we live in."

- The person wanted in connection with the shooting Sunday is approximately 5'11", 170 pounds and has blondish-brown hair. -  - BOISE POLICE DEPARTMENT
  • Boise Police Department
  • The person wanted in connection with the shooting Sunday is approximately 5'11", 170 pounds and has blondish-brown hair.
  • Boise police are asking for help from the public in identifying an adult male in connection with a shooting in the North End neighborhood of Boise Sunday morning. Officers responded to a report at the 2600 block of Regan Avenue. That's where a homeowner was shot during a confrontation with a burglar, who has been described as a white male, approximately 170 pounds and 5'11" tall, with medium-length, blondish-brown hair and a goatee. At the time of the incident, the burglar was wearing a black t-shirt or hooded sweatshirt, jeans and a tactical backpack. The homeowner was able to return to his home, where he and the police made contact. Members of the public with information about the crime or the suspect are encouraged to call dispatch at 208-377-6790. The police investigation into the shooting continues.

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