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Mom guilty of killing children

AN IDAHO woman was convicted Friday of killing two of her children (Shutterstock).

A jury in Boise, Idaho on Friday convicted Lori Vallow Daybell of murdering her two youngest children and a woman she considered a rival.

According to the Associated Press, Daybell believed that her children were zombies and she was a goddess sent down to Earth to begin the Apocalypse predicted in the Bible.

She has not been sentenced, and another trial waits her for planning to kill her fourth husband. Her fifth husband, Clay Daybell must now stand trial on the same murder charges as Lori Vallow Daybell.

Migrant surge at border didn’t happen

The expected surge of migrants from Mexico into the United States the day after Title 42 restrictions lapsed didn’t materialize on Friday.

According to United Press International, the border was quiet and there was no substantial increase noted by customs and immigration officials.

Also in the news … The new CEO of Twitter has been announced as Linda Yaccarino, formerly of NBCUniversal …

Sports: Lakers close out the Warriors

The Los Angeles Lakers advanced to the NBA Western Conference finals with their 122-101 win over the Golden State Warriors Friday night.

LeBron James scored 30 points as the Lake Show won the semifinal series four games to two. Austin Reaves had 23 and D’Angelo Russell scored 19. 

Stephen Curry scored 32 to lead the Warriors.

LAL will play the Denver Nuggets in a best-of-seven series starting on Tuesday.

Also on Friday night the Los Angeles Angels rallied with two runs in the ninth inning to defeat the Guardians 5-4 in Cleveland.

With the win, the Halos are 21-18 and still in second place in the American League West.

The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated San Diego Padres 4-2 to improve to 24-15, still leading the National League West.

Weather: The slow warm-up

It might be nice to have the thermometer hit the 80s in the West Orange County area this weekend, but it looks like we will have to wait. Saturday’s forecast calls for partly cloudy skies and a daytime high of 72 with an overnight low of 59.  Sunday will be similar with a high of 73 (59). Monday will see the arrival of mostly sunny skies and a high of 76 (60), followed by 81 (61) on Tuesday. 

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