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Thursday 01/04/18

Shawn Barigar will continue to serve as the Twin Falls Mayor.  At this week’s city council meeting, he garnered the support of the city council.  Nikki Boyd will serve as Vice Mayor.  The council determines who will serve in those positions. 

Authorities in Shoshone are investigating the report that a 9 year old girl was offered 14-dollars to get into a Hispanic male’s car in front of the Sinclair Gas Station.  The incident happened around 1 pm Tuesday. The girl screamed and ran away unharmed.

Jerome County sheriff Doug McFall will reportedly step down the end of February.  According to Commissioner Cathy Roemer on Facebook the Jerome County Central Committee will choose candidates to replace him.

Blaine County Commissioners say they are withdrawing from the state’s Capital Crimes Defense Fund.   The reason commissioners say, will stop local prosecutors from seeking the death penalty.

Five new reports of deaths because of an influenza related illness have been reported to Idaho Health officials.  That brings the seasons total to 13 deaths.  72 people died last season in Idaho.

The National Labor Relations Board has approved the settlement for the Lamb Weston Plant in Twin Falls.  In part the company agreed to post notices informing employees of their rights.  The union involved plans to appeal the decision.

Someone has swiped the star on top of Boise’s official Christmas tree.  It vanished on New Year ’s Day.  Security footage shows the branches swaying then the star’s white light went dark.  Police are investigating.

An avalanche has claimed the life of a Minnesota man while he was snowmobiling north of West Yellowstone Montana.  The accident happened Tuesday afternoon.

And then there were six.  The final six candidates for the next Twin Falls Fire Chief have been announced.  Those on the list are from Denver, Washington state, Caldwell, Virginia and Chicago.  Noticeably missing was anyone from inside the Twin Falls Fire Department. 

Today:  A mix of clouds and sun. Small Chance mountain showers High 39F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Some clouds. Low 28F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly to mostly cloudy. High 42F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY: Rain and Snow

HIGH: 41 (Mountains: 39)

SUNDAY: Partly Sunny

HIGH: 42 (Mountains: 35)

MONDAY: Partly Sunny

HIGH: 42 (Mountains: 37)

TUESDAY: Chance PM Showers

HIGH: 43 (Mountains: 37)

WEDNESDAY: Rain and Snow

HIGH: 40 (Mountains: 36)

January 4th: On this day

1937

Born on this day in Huntland, Tennessee, was Lorene Mann, American country music singer and songwriter. She is known for her duets with Justin Tubb and Archie Campbell. Mann was a co-founder of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI). She appeared in the movies Music City USA and W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings. Mann died aged 76 on May 24, 2013.

1953

The funeral of Hank Williams took place at the Montgomery Auditorium. An estimated 20,000 to 25,000 people passed by the silver coffin, and the auditorium was filled with 2,750 mourners. His funeral was said to have been far larger than any ever held for any other citizen of Alabama. Williams had died in the back of his Cadillac travelling to a concert in Ohio.

1957

Born on this day near Pikeville, Kentucky, was Patty Loveless, country music singer, songwriter who has scored over. To date, Loveless has charted more than forty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including five #1’s including the 1988 “Timber, I'm Falling in Love.”

 

1966

Born on this day in Nashville,Tennessee, was Deana Carter country music artist who broke through in 1996 with the release of debut album Did I Shave My Legs for This?, which has seen sales of over five million in the US.

1969

Dolly Parton became a member of The Grand Ole Opry.

1983

Alabama were at #1 on the US Country music album chart with Mountain Music, released in 1982, it is the award-winning third studio album by the country music group.

2006

The house where Johnny Cash lived for 35 years was bought by Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb. The rustic house near Nashville, Tennessee went on the market in June 2005 with an asking price of $2.9m (£1.7m). Gibb said he planned to preserve the house to honour the Cash memory. Unfortunately Gibb's ownership of the house was short-lived. In April 2007, the house burned to the ground. Gibb was having the house renovated when a flammable spray sealer caused fire to break out during construction.

2014

Country music mogul Ronnie Gant died at the age of 69. He signed singers like Patty Loveless and Skip Ewing, and songwriting duo Mike Geiger and Woody Mullis, while he famously brought the tune “Elvira” to The Oak Ridge Boys, earning them a massive hit and a Grammy Award in 1981.