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Authorities continue to investigate what appears to be a murder of Tiffani Streling.  Jerome county officials are searching for additional evidence including the rest of her remains. Her skull was discovered in Jerome County in November.

An investigation is underway after a Gooding High school employee who was listed as a teacher, is facing felony sexual battery charges of a child.  26 year old Ann Kuroki was arrested Friday night.  Authorities say Kuroki could have been in a relationship with a male Student.

The FDA’s new product safety rule for large farms is in effect.  U of I officials says that most farms will be impacted.  The rule calls for minimum standards for safe growing, harvesting, packing and holding of fruits and vegetables.

 Idaho taxpayers could end up paying roughly $100 million more next year as a result of the Republican tax overhaul that President Donald Trump signed into law last month.  Ken Roberts, chairman of the Idaho State Tax Commission, estimated Idaho could see a boost of more than $97 million in tax collections if the state chooses to fully conform to the new federal tax code changes.

Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro who declared a mistrial last month could end the much-watched criminal prosecution of a Nevada rancher accused of leading an armed uprising against federal authorities.  The judge has asked the government to respond to what she called willful violations of constitutional due process.

44 year old John Greber Junior of Hazelton died Saturday after bales of hay fell on him.  Rescue workers say it happened 875 South 2400 East in Jerome County around 10 am.    

Law enforcement officials in Nampa say they are investigating a double homicide after discovering two bodies in an apartment complex.  Saturday police were called after receiving reports of two men who appeared to be deceased.

State officials say five prisons south of Boise have been placed on secure status following a second altercation between prison gangs that involved multiple inmates.

Today  Some early morning breaks in the overcast, otherwise cloudy. High 44F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight  Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. Low 36F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Tomorrow  Cloudy with showers. High 43F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

WEDNESDAY: AM Shower chances

HIGH: 38 (Mountains: 39)

THURSDAY: PM Shower Chances

HIGH: 47 (Mountains: 39)

FRIDAY: Scattered Showers

HIGH: 45 (Mountains: 39)


HIGH: 44 (Mountains: 39)

SUNDAY: Mostly Sunny

HIGH: 43 (Mountains: 38)

January 8th: On this day

Born on this day in Tennessee, was Luther Perkins, guitarist who played an essential role in defining Johnny Cash's "boom-chicka-boom" rockabilly sound. Perkins is lauded in the title of Cash's Top 10 1959 single "Luther Played The Boogie". Perkins died in a house fire on Aug 3rd 1968 after he apparently went to sleep in the living room of his home while holding a lit cigarette.

Born on this day in East Tupelo, Mississippi, was Elvis Presley. Before emerging as the "King of Rock & Roll," Presley made inroads in country, where he returned during his latter years. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1998. Presley died on Aug 16th 1977.

Born on this day, was Cristy Lane, country music and gospel music singer, best known for a number of major country hits in the late 70s and the early 1980s, including her cover version of the song, "One Day at a Time".

American country music musician, singer, and songwriter Sara Carter died aged 80. She was the lead singer on most of the recordings of the historic Carter Family act in the 1920s and 1930s. In 1993, her image appeared on a US postage stamp honoring the Carter Family. In 2001 she was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor.

Special guests on this week's syndicated US music television series The Glen Campbell Music Showincluded Ray Stevens, who performed "Proud Mary" and "My Window Faces the South" and then with Glen Campbell played "Everything Is Beautiful."

Faith Hill’s first single release, "Wild One" was at #1 on the US Country chart. The song spent four weeks atop the Billboard chart, the longest for a debut release by a female artist since Connie Smith's debut "Once a Day" in 1964.

Faith Hill took home three trophies at the American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Tim McGraw won Favorite Country Male, The Dixie Chicks were named Favorite Country Band, and Billy Gilman won Favorite New Country Artist.

The 10 most-played country songs on US radio during 2013, in descending order, were Darius Rucker's "Wagon Wheel," Lady Antebellum's "Downtown," Miranda Lambert's "Mama's Broken Heart," Florida Georgia Line's "Get Your Shine On," Brett Eldredge's "Don't Ya," The Band Perry's "Done," Randy Houser's "Runnin' Outta Moonlight," Easton Corbin's "All Over the Road," Jake Owen's "Anywhere With You" and Blake Shelton's "Sure Be Cool If You Did."

The funeral for Little Jimmy Dickens was held at the Grand Ole Opry House, who had died on Jan 2nd aged 94. Dickens was entombed in the Cross Mausoleum at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Nashville. He started as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1948 and became a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983. At the time of his death, he was the oldest living member of the Grand Ole Opry.

American country singer-songwriter Red Simpson, best known for his trucker-themed songs died aged 81. His first #1 hit was with "Sam's Place," recorded by Buck Owens. In 1979, Simpson appeared for the last time on the charts with "The Flying Saucer Man and the Truck Driver."