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Wednesday 01/03/17

A Toyota 4-Runner made quite an entrance at Papa Murphy’s pizza Monday afternoon.  The vehicle crashed through the front windows causing the restaurant to close down until further notice.  The crash caused additional damage to Magic Nails and Spa, the business next door.  No injuries were reported.

Residents of Twin Falls can have their old Christmas tree picked up.  Residents need to make sure they have removed all decorations and cut the trees in 4-foot section before placing it near the garbage bins.

Authorities say police found a knife near where a Boise police officer shot a 57-year-old man who refused to show his hands. The man shot by an officer Monday morning was suffering from what appeared to be previously inflicted knife wounds.

Tracking statistics from the moving company United Van Lines indicate that Americans are still heading west, while parts of the Northeast and Midwest are losing people. The Missouri-based moving company released its 41st annual National Movers Study yesterday. The top four destination states are Oregon, Idaho, Nevada and Vermont.

Police say a Boise man received minor injuries after crashing a small airplane in western Idaho.  A Cessna 150 crashed in northern Nampa Monday night while flying from Burley to Caldwell. Nampa police say the 28-year-old pilot became disoriented and apparently believed he was landing at the Caldwell airport.

An Idaho man has pleaded not guilty after he was charged with firing a gun at people walking along a road. 75-year-old William J. Juettner was charged with a misdemeanor count of discharging a firearm at a person without causing harm following an incident on Thanksgiving Day. Juettner told authorities that a trespasser confronted him.

The Ada County Coroner’s Office has identified a man whose body was found Saturday, near the Diversion Dam southeast of Boise.  39-year-old Jamas Deek Kluza of Pocatello was pronounced dead about 4:20 p.m. Saturday. The cause of death is pending toxicology results.

WEDNESDAY: Partly Sunny

WINDS: Light

HIGH: 36 (Mountains: 41)

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Clear and Cold

WINDS: Light

LOW: 20 (Mountains: 17)

 

THURSDAY: Chance of Mountain Showers

HIGH: 38 (Mountains: 42)

 

FRIDAY: Partly Sunny

HIGH: 42 (Mountains: 40)

 

SATURDAY: Rain and Snow

HIGH: 37 (Mountains: 38)

 

SUNDAY: Partly Sunny

HIGH: 39 (Mountains: 34)

 

MONDAY: Mostly Sunny

HIGH: 41 (Mountains: 36)

 

TUESDAY: Mostly Sunny

HIGH: 43 (Mountains: 36)

January 3rd: On this day

1917

Born on this day in Houston, was Leon McAuliffe who played steel guitar for Bob Wills' Texas Playboys from 1935-1942. He scored his own instrumental hit in 1949 with "Panhandle Rag."

1950

Sun Studio was opened by Sam Phillips at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee. It was originally called Memphis Recording Service, sharing the same building with Sun Records. Rock-and-roll, country music, and rockabilly artists, including Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Charlie Feathers, Ray Harris, Warren Smith, Charlie Rich, and Jerry Lee Lewis, recorded there throughout the mid to late 1950s

1966

Jack Greene was at #1 on the US Country charts with “There Goes My Everything”, which spent 7 weeks at the top of the chart. The song won several awards, including "Single of the Year" and "Song of the Year" at the very first CMA Awards.

1969

Born on this day in La Mesa, California, was Nikki Nelson, country music singer who replaced Paulette Carlson as lead vocalist in Highway 101, (featuring on their album Bing Bang Boom).

1976

C.W. McCall was at #1 on the US country album chart with Black Bear Road, which included the #1 hit novelty song, "Convoy". The song itself was largely responsible for starting a nationwide citizens' band radio craze. The song "Black Bear Road" in turn popularized the now-infamous road itself, along with its "You don't HAVE to be crazy to drive this road - but it helps" sign.

1991

Billy Ray Cyrus signed his first recording contract with Mercury Records.

2009

Taylor Swift was at #1 on the country chart with Fearless. The album won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year and Best Country Album. Swift's Album of the Year win made her the youngest person ever at the age of 20 to receive that award. Fearless was also the first album in history to win the American Music Award, Academy of Country Music Award, Country Music Association Award, and Grammy Award for Album of The Year in the same year making it the most awarded album in the history of country music.

2014

Phil Everly died at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, California, just sixteen days prior to his 75th birthday. The cause of his death was complications attributed to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (a combination of emphysema and bronchitis), brought on by a lifetime of smoking. The Everly Brothers were elected to Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001.

2017

Producer Sam Lovullo died aged 88. He was responsible for bringing country music to mainstream television and produced Hee Haw which premiered on CBS in June of 1969, and ran on the network until 1971, after which it ran for another two decades in syndication. Anchored by veteran country stars Roy Clark and Buck Owens, the show featured a regular cast, as well as weekly guest appearances from the biggest stars, legends and most up-and-coming names in the genre.