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July 23, 2018: What to Know


  • Two people were killed and 12 more were injured Sunday night when a gunman opened fire in a Toronto neighborhood. Later on, the suspect was also found dead. The New York Times reports that gun violence is quite rare in Canada, compared to the U.S., but the number of shootings in Toronto has doubled in recent years.

  • Courtni Verity, 23, is charged with vehicular manslaughter. - ACSO
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    • Courtni Verity, 23, is charged with vehicular manslaughter.
    A Meridian woman is behind bars, charged with a felony count of vehicular manslaughter. Meridian Police say the woman rear-ended another driver on Ten Mile Road early Sunday morning. The second vehicle then crashed into another vehicle, ejecting the driver. Emergency responders attempted life-saving efforts, but the second driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. Courtni Verity, 23, is at the Ada County Jail where she awaits arraignment later today. Police said they don't believe either driver was wearing a seat beat at the time of the incident.

  • The investigation continues into the drowning of 17 people who were aboard a duck boat near Branson, Missouri, last week. Nine of the 17 victims were from the same family. Duck boats are a common tourist attraction in a number of U.S. cities, and a little more than a decade ago, the city of McCall had duck boat tours through the town and onto Payette Lake (the McCall duck boats ceased operations several years ago). USA Today reports that the former chairman of the National Transportation Board is calling for the outright ban of duck boats, saying that the vehicle are unregulated amusement rides because the amphibious vehicles don't fall in the category of a boat or a bus.

  • Officials with the Canyon County Mosquito Abatement District announced this morning that mosquitoes in a third trap have tested positive for West Nile Virus. This time the location was the Roswell Marsh area off Highway 18 near the Oregon State line. Two previous West Nile confirmations were reported in the Parma area. Officials are warning anyone that may be performing any outdoor activity in the area to use mosquito repellent.
  • Fans at Comic-Con International: San Diego were bombarded with a flood of trailers of much-anticipated superhero films this past weekend.  One of the more buzz-worthy titles was Aquaman.  Take a look:

  • Entertainment Weekly reports that Equalizer 2, Denzel Washington's first sequel, was No. 1 at the North American box office, earning $35.8 million and edging out Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

  • Francesco Molinari won the 147th British Open Sunday. NBC Sports says that Molinari is the first Italian golfer to win one of the four majors (U.S. Open, British Open, The Masters, PGA Championship).

  • There was a reversal of fortune at yesterday's Chicago Cubs baseball game. A first base coach tossed a foul ball to a young fan for a much-coveted souvenir. But when the boy bobbled the ball and dropped it, an uncool adult sitting behind the child grabbed the ball and kept it. Seeing what the jerk had done, the Chicago Cubs made sure that the young boy not only received another foul ball, but a second ball autographed by Cubs infielder Javier Baez.