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Burley is saying that allegations made by one of its former mayors that officials violated the Idaho Constitution and dealt favorably with The LDS church are not true.  Former Burley Mayor Jon Anderson said the city violated the state Constitution by entering into a development agreement with the church and nearby landowners to share the cost of extending water and sewer lines to the site of the LDS Temple and by allowing the church to grant a sole vendor to bid.

A group of Republican lawmakers are expected to introduce legislation this session that will open the door for universal school choice in Idaho, and allow public education dollars to follow the students and not the public education institutions. Lawmakers plan on introduce an Education Freedom Bill this session. It will pave the way to an Education Savings Account of roughly $6,000 per child.

The city of Twin Falls said that due to a billing error, the City did not include sanitation services on some utility billing accounts for the month of January. The City has sent effected customers a second bill for the total amount due.  Customers who are on auto pay, or who have elected to include the sanitation payment with their next month's payment, will not incur late charges.

A man who served as a detention deputy for the Ada County Sheriff's office for nearly two decades has been arrested and charged with eight counts of lewd conduct with a minor and two charges of child sex abuse.  Gerald Fairbanks is being held in Mountain Home and his preliminary hearing is on January 30th.

Investigators seized stained bedding, strands of what looked like hair and a single glove but no weapon when they searched the Washington state apartment of a graduate student charged with stabbing four University of Idaho students to death, according to newly unsealed court documents.   The search warrant for Bryan Kohberger’s home and office was unsealed by a Washington state judge.

Cassia County Commissioners voided action taken a week ago after declaring the meeting was illegal.  It’s over testimony on proposed zoning changes subdivision amendments and special use permits in agriculture zones.  The County attorney said the meeting was not properly noticed. 


Boise State Men's Basketball is riding a three-game winning streak making them 3-1 in the Mountain West Conference. That record puts them in third place early in Mountain West competition.  On Saturday, they travel to Laramie to face off against Wyoming. The Cowboys have had a rough season so far. With a record of 5-11, all of their wins have come outside of conference games. They are the only team in the conference to not earn a victory yet.

Here is a look at Local sports from yesterday.  First for Boys prep basketball where Richfield downed Hagerman 70 to 38.  Oakley took the win over the Shoshone JV’s 58 to 22.  Carey for the win over Hansen 69 to 59.  Declo 52 over Gooding 46.  Lighthouse Christian bested Valley 55 to 52.  Murtaugh for the win over Raft River 59 to 51 and Castleford defeated Glenns Ferry 50 to 33.

For the girls, Jerome squeaked by Minico 51 to 50.  Mountain Home for the win over Burley 49 to 28.  Canyon Ridge overpowered Wood River 46 to 14 and  American Falls defeated Buhl 43 to 14. 

On today’s schedule for the boys, Pocatello travels to Burley, Canyon Ridge to Jerome, Minico to Mountain Home, Twin Falls heads to Wood River, the Sun Valley Community School goes to Wendell,  Buhl to Filer, Camas County to Richfield, Declo to Soda Springs and Mackay to the Twin  Falls Christian Academy.

For the Girls, Dietrich heads to Hagerman, Hansen to Valley, Filer to Aberdeen, Camas County to Richfield, Shoshone to Castleford, Raft River to Carey, Kimberly to Gooding, Murtaugh to Lighthouse Christian and Glenns Ferry to Oakley.

There is one wrestling meet.  Oakley Melba and Valley will be at Glenns Ferry.


WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON.  Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches with 2 to 4 inches along the Idaho-Nevada border above 5000 feet.  Portions of south central and southwest Idaho.  Until 5 PM MST this afternoon.  Plan on slippery road conditions.


Thursday:  Snow. High near 30. East northeast wind 8 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

Thursday Night:  A 30 percent chance of snow showers before 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 22. North northwest wind 6 to 8 mph becoming west after midnight. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.


Friday:  Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 28. West southwest wind 9 to 11 mph.

Friday Night:  Partly cloudy, with a low around 15. West wind 6 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight.


Saturday:  Mostly sunny, with a high near 28.

Saturday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.


Sunday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 30.

Sunday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 16.


Monday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 28.

Monday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.


Tuesday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 28.

Tuesday Night:  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.


Wednesday:  Partly sunny, with a high near 29.