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Jan. 23, 2018: What to Know


  • Bingo Barnes
  • The federal government shutdown has, at least for now, ended; but the showdown between Congress and President Donald Trump, particularly over immigration, is far from over. The New York Times reports U.S. government workers returned to their jobs this morning after Senate Democrats agreed to another short-term spending deal, which will fund the government only through Thursday, Feb. 8.
  • The National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration reports an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.9 struck 170 miles off the southern coast of Alaska this morning, prompting a tsunami warning that was later rolled back. A strong quake also struck off the southern coast of the Indonesian island of Java, rocking buildings in the capital of Jakarta.
  • Chantel Martin, 41 - ADA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
    • Ada County Sheriff's Office
    • Chantel Martin, 41
    A Boise woman is behind bars, accused of heroin trafficking.  Boise Police responded to a a report of a driver asleep behind the wheel of a vehicle at a gas station on the 6000 block of State Street early Monday morning. BPD found that the driver was in possession methamphetamine, heroin and morphine. Chantel Martin, age 41, of Boise was booked into the Ada County Jail and charged with felony counts of trafficking in heron and possession of a controlled substance.
  • CNN reports a Michigan man was arrested after he allegedly called CNN and threatened to kill employees at the network. Investigators said Brandon Griesemer made a total of 22 calls to CNN on January 9 and 10, and made disparaging remarks against African-Americans and Jewish people. He has been charged with transmitting interstate communications with the intent to extort and threat to injure.

  • Just few days shy of being honored with a lifetime achievement award at the Grammy Awards, Neil Diamond has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and decided to retire from touring. Page Six reports that the 77-year-old Diamond made the decision "with great reluctance and disappointment."

  • It's National Pie Day, and there are plenty of places that are celebrating. Marie Callender's is offering a free slice of pie with an entree, as are Bob Evans restaurants.