- Steve Penny, the former president and chief executive of USA Gymnastics, was led away in handcuffs Wednesday after being accused of trying to cover up the repeated sexual abuse of dozens of young women by Larry Nassar, the imprisoned former doctor for the national gymnastics team. ABC News reports that U.S. Marshals arrested Penny following his indictment on a charge of tampering with evidence.
- [image-2] Boise Police detectives say they have reason to believe that a Tuesday night stabbing of one man and beating of another are connected. The former incident occurred just before midnight on Oct. 16 near 17th Street and Shoreline Drive, and police said the two men knew each other. The stabbing victim was taken to a Boise hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect in the stabbing fled the scene, but a short time later, BPD received a report of a battery, also on 17th Street. The victim in that incident was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police said that victim was likely the suspect in the earlier stabbing, but now police are on the lookout for the suspect in the battery incident. Anyone with information is asked to call the BPD Violent Crimes Unit at 208-377-6790.
- Parents of students at Boise's Fairmont Junior High School have been notified that elevated levels of lead have been detected in the water at the school. The Idaho Press reports school district officials say that "all water faucets and fixtures which failed testing were immediately taken out of service, and are being replaced." Officials said 2017 tests at Fairmont didn't indicate any lead levels above the EPA threshold.
- White House counsel Don McGahn is the latest staffer to exit the Trump White House. CNN reports that McGahn had a 20-minute farewell meeting with the President on Wednesday. McGahn had played a critical role in trying to steer the White House's handling of the ongoing Russia investigation.
- The Boston Red Sox beat the Houston Astros last night, 8-6, and took a 3-to-1 lead in the American League Championship Series. In the National League, the Los Angeles Dodgers are one win away from going to the World Series after beating the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday, 5-2.
- Reboots are all the rage on network television lately with Murphy Brown, Magnum P.I., Hawaii Five O, Will and Grace and a retooled Roseanne returning to the primetime schedules of ABC, CBS and NBC. Deadline Hollywood reports that the latest high-profile reboot will be NYPD Blue, the controversial cop drama that ran for 12 seasons on ABC. In its heyday, NYPD Blue stunned audiences and network censors with its regular use of profanity and occasional flashes of semi-nudity. The original series' Emmy-winning star Dennis Franz, who has since retired to north Idaho, says he won't be part of the new series. "I did receive a call, and I'm flattered but not interested," Franz told Deadline Hollywood.