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Wednesday 10/11/17

A northern Idaho lawmaker is joining the race to win the state's open lieutenant governor seat in 2018. GOP Sen. Bob Nonini of Coeur d'Alene filed to run for the position on Tuesday.

Police in the eastern Idaho town of Blackfoot say a man has been charged with several misdemeanors after his dogs mauled a woman and killed her pet. The woman was injured on Sept. 25 after she saw her dog being attacked by three pit bull mixes in her yard. Police say she was trying to save her own dog when the three attacking dogs turned on her.

Police in the eastern Idaho town of Chubbuck are investigating after a woman was injured in a drive-by shooting. Police say the woman was inside a home with other people when she was wounded Monday evening. She was treated and released at a local hospital.

A skier died in a weekend avalanche in southwestern Montana. Officials say two skiers approached a steep, narrow gully, triggering a slide that bully buried one of the skiers and partially buried the other.

Don't do any hemming and hawing if you're trying to invoke your right to an attorney. That's the message in an Idaho Court of Appeals ruling handed down in the case of a Missouri man convicted of robbing an eastern Idaho business.  Yesterday Samuel J. Davis was convicted of robbing a check-cashing business in Post Falls.  According to the ruling, Davis had traveled to Spokane for a child custody hearing when he realized he didn't have enough money to complete the trip. Prosecutors said that's when he robbed the business.

Police and family are still searching for answers after the people who robbed an Idaho convenience store and killed an employee have remained on the loose for nearly three years.  25-year-old Christopher Reese was shot and killed in December 2014 when two armed suspects robbed Jacksons Food Store in Notus. The suspects who police were not able to identify took a safe and fled in Reese's vehicle.  The convenience store is still offering a $50,000 reward for information that would lead authorities to the suspects.

A Canyon County Sheriff's Office deputy was injured Monday when two inmates attempted to escape from the Canyon County Jail.  The assault and escape attempt happened at about 1:15 a.m. at the main jail building.  The inmates were not able to get out of the secure part of the facility before other deputies caught them.

Today:  Sunny. HIGH: 57 (Mountains: 54)WINDS: NW 10-20 MPH

Tonight:  Mainly clear. Low 30F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy skies, with gusty winds developing during the afternoon. High 50F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph.

FRIDAY: Good chance PM showers
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October 11th: On this day

Born on this day near McMinnville, Tennessee, was Dottie West, country music singer and songwriter. Along with Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, West is considered one of the genre's most influential and groundbreaking female artists. Her career started in the early 1960s, with her Top 10 hit, "Here Comes My Baby Back Again," which won her a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 1965. She died in hospital on September 4, 1991 after being involved in a car crash a few days earlier when she was on her way to perform at the Grand Ole Opry.

Born on this day, was Gene Watson, country singer, best known for his signature song "Farewell Party" and the 1975 hit "Love in the Hot Afternoon," and his 1982 hit "Fourteen Carat Mind." Watson has scored six Country #1’s, 23 top tens and over 75 charted singles.

Born on this day in Northfield, Minnesota, was Paulette Carlson, country singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the 1980s as the founder and lead vocalist for the country band Highway 101. With Highway 101, she charted four #1 hit singles, and seven Top 10 hits.

Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash kicked off an eleven date tour of the Southern US states in Abilene, Texas.

Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar was released in the US. The singer’s debut album contained four of his hit singles: "I Walk the Line," "Cry! Cry! Cry!," "So Doggone Lonesome," and "Folsom Prison Blues." This was the first LP ever issued on Sam Phillips' Sun Records label.

Born on this day was Josh Kear American songwriter. His credits include Lady Antebellum's #1 "Need You Now", for which Kear won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year and Best Country Song at the 53rd Grammy Awards and Carrie Underwood's #1 "Before He Cheats." Kear was award "Songwriter of the Year" at the 2013 ASCAP Country Music Awards, where he was also awarded "Song of the Year", along with Chris Tompkins, for Luke Bryan's "Drunk on You".

American Western swing musician Tex Williams died. Williams is best known for his talking blues style and had the 1947 novelty hit with "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)" which he co-wrote with Merle Travis.

Benjamin David Hodges was freed on $5,000 bond after police in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, arrested him for shooting out the window of a tour bus used by Pat Green's band. He was charged with shooting a gun into an occupied vehicle, while the bus was parked on the street which shattered the driver's side window.

Billboard changed its Hot Country Songs from an airplay-only chart to one that reflected both airplay and music downloads. As a result of the new methodology, Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" – which had previously peaked at #13 – rebounded back up the chart and became the first #1 single under the new methodology. In the process, the song became the first to top both the country and Billboard Hot 100 charts since "Amazed" by Lonestar in March 2000 and – with nine weeks at #1 – was the longest running chart-topper on the country chart since "Almost Persuaded" by David Houston in 1966.

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Kenny Rogers to Be Inducted Into the Music City Walk of Fame

Following in the footprints of country stars like Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Randy Travis and more, Kenny Rogers will be inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame on Oct. 24 at 1 p.m.

The Music City Walk of Fame—created in 2006—is a tribute to artists of all genres who have contributed to the world through song and made a significant contribution to the music industry with a connection to Music City. Sidewalk medallions line the one-mile stretch with the names of the inductees etched in a star and guitar design. Past inductees include Johnny Cash, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Keith Urban, Hank Williams, Trisha Yearwood, Little Big Town and more.

Kenny will receive the 80th star on the Music City Walk of Fame one day prior to his farewell concert celebration at Bridgestone Arena on Oct. 25, which will include performances by Dolly Parton, The Flaming Lips, Jamey Johnson, Elle King, Alison Krauss, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, Wynonna Judd and more.

In Kenny’s nearly six decades on the charts, the Country Music Hall of Fame member has sold more than 120 million albums and recorded hit songs such as “The Gambler,” “Lady,” “Islands in the Stream,” “Lucille,” “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town” and more.