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Tuesday January 2, 2018

It started out as an attempted traffic stop near the Perrine Bridge early yesterday morning.  It turned into a pursuit by the Jerome County Sheriff’s department.  It ended when the suspect drove into the canyon near Golf Course Road where he crashed near Yingst grade and had to be rescued from the wall of the canyon.  Details are being sorted out by authorities and nothing more has been released.

Police in Boise say a man was hospitalized after he was shot by authorities.  Yesterday morning police were called to investigate the report of a man with a gun.  It happened around 7:30 am in a Boise neighborhood.

Twin Falls Police continue their investigation after two people broke into D&B supply.  It happened on December 19th and now police are asking for the public’s help by posting surveillance video on their Facebook page.  The store is conducting an inventory to determine if anything was stolen.

Former state legislator Brandon Hixon was arrested for the second time in a month for driving under the influence.  The 36-year-old, a Caldwell Republican, was arrested Saturday night.

Authorities from Ada County are investigating the discovery of a body along the Greenbelt near the Diversion Dam along Highway 21.  Saturday shortly before 3 p.m. Kayakers found the remains. 

The teenage son of an Idaho county sergeant was killed in a two-car wreck. 16-year-old Jacob Leeder, died at the scene of a crash on Interstate 90 Friday night in Coeur d'Alene. Leeder was a passenger in a vehicle driven by his brother, 20-year-old Jonah Leeder, who was seriously injured in the wreck.

A bicyclist has been seriously injured and the driver of a pickup truck has been arrested for aggravated drunk driving.  Pocatello police say the truck collided with the bicyclist Sunday evening.

Two commercial truck drivers died in a head on collision on U.S. 20 just west of the Idaho border.  The crash about 9 am Saturday near Harper Oregon happened after one of the vehicles crossed the center line.  Both vehicles burst into flames.   About 400 gallons of diesel spilled onto the road.

Today:  Sunny. High near 35F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Clear to partly cloudy. Low 18F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy skies. High 38F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY: Partly Sunny Chance of Mountain showers

HIGH: 38 (Mountains: 39)

FRIDAY: Partly Sunny Chance of Mountain showers

HIGH: 43 (Mountains: 42)

SATURDAY: Rain and Snow

HIGH: 35 (Mountains: 39)

SUNDAY: Partly Sunny

HIGH: 38 (Mountains: 36)

MONDAY: Chance of Showers

HIGH: 38 (Mountains: 37)

January 2nd: On this day


Born on this day was Harold Bradley, American country and pop guitarist. As a session musician into the 1970s, he performed on hundreds of albums by country stars such as Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley and Slim Whitman. Bradley was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006


Born on this day in Fort Worth, Texas, was Roger Miller the singer, songwriter, musician and actor, best known for his honky tonk-influenced novelty songs. His best known songs included the chart-topping country/pop hits "King of the Road", "Dang Me" and "England Swings", all from the mid-1960s. A lifelong cigarette smoker Miller died on October 25, 1992 of lung and throat cancer at the age of 56.


Born on this day in Indiana, was Don Von Tress, singer, songwriter who wrote Achy Breaky Heart." Originally titled "Don't Tell My Heart" it was recorded by The Oak Ridge Boys and The Marcy Brothers, its name was later changed to "Achy Breaky Heart" and recorded by Billy Ray Cyrus on his 1992 album Some Gave All.


Tex Ritter, the American country music singer and movie actor died 10 days before his 69th birthday. Ritter who was popular from the mid-1930s into the 1960s scored over 15 US country hits including "I'm Wastin' My Tears on You" and ‘You Two-Timed Me One Time Too Often".


Kenny Rogers was at #1 on the country album charts with Greatest Hits, (the album reached #1 on both the Pop and Country charts in the US), and featured three singles that were not included on any of Rogers' studio albums: "Lady" (written and produced specifically for Rogers by Lionel Richie), "Love The World Away" (a top five country and top 20 pop hit that was featured on the soundtrack of the box-office smash Urban Cowboy) and "Long Arm of the Law". This was also Rogers’ third #1 album of the year. (the other two being Kenny and Gideon).


Garth Brooks was at #1 on the US Country chart with his fourth studio album The Chase. The album featured his version of the Little Feat song "Dixie Chicken", and "Night Rider's Lament" the classic cowboy song that had been previously recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker and Chris LeDoux.


Shania Twain was at #1 on the US Country chart with her fourth studio album Up! The album debuted at #1 on both the Top Country Albums chart and the Billboard 200, after selling 874,000 copies in its first full week of release, it then stayed in the Top 100 of the Billboard chart for more than 60 weeks.


Little Jimmy Dickens died aged 94 of cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke a few days earlier. The American country music singer was famous for his humorous novelty songs, his small size, 4'11" (150 cm), and his rhinestone-studded outfits (which he is given credit for introducing into country music live performances). At the time of his death, he was the oldest living member of the Grand Ole Opry.


Why Haven’t Blake Shelton’s Winners Been Winning?

A contestant from Blake Shelton‘s team recently won The Voice. Again. He has amassed six wins in the 13 seasons of the TV talent show, more than any other one coach. And yet, not one of those champions have gone on to true fame and fortune yet.

“My last two winners never even had an album released,” Shelton said of Sundance Head and Craig Wayne Boyd (Editor’s note: Boyd’s full-length debut Top Shelf arrived Oct. 27). His very last winner, Chloe Kohanski, won a record deal with Universal Music Group, but that’s no guarantee of anything. Shelton’s first three winners — Jermaine Paul, Cassadee Pope, and Danielle Bradbery — have had some success, but not the kind that Carrie Underwood had right out of the American Idol gate when she was crowned the winner of that show in 2005.

In a new story in Parade, the coaches talked openly about why stardom is so elusive for the winners on The Voice.

“We give these guys this incredible platform and this really rare thing, a lot of exposure and airtime. Once we pass the torch, it is the record label that completely destroys that. They have a fan base by the time this show is over and the hardest thing, as all four of us know, is to have fans,” Adam Levine said. “Every single one of those guys have fans and (the record label) manages to take a gimme and completely ignore it and do it the wrong way. It is their fault.” Levine’s been vocal about blaming the record labels for years.

Miley Cyrus, who is the newest girl on the block, just focused on the fun she is having. “It is very self-explanatory if you are on set the first hour. They have been doing this together for so long, they have their dynamic, they have their shtick,” Cyrus said of sitting between Shelton and Levine.

The Voice will return for its 14th season on February 26.