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Wednesday 01/10/18

Fifth District Judge Randy Stoker passed away from cancer late Monday morning.  The 67 year old was appointed to the court in 2007 by Governor Butch Otter and was re-elected in 2014.

Magic Valley Mall owners are asking the city to change their zoning agreement to allow changes in the future.  They have operated under the Planned Unit Development and now with the loss of Macy’s and Sears they see a need for change.

Twin Falls is working to address concerns about odors along Hankins Road that some say could be coming from Chobani’s wastewater treatment facility.  City officials say they have contacted Chobani and the DEQ but could be difficult to go after because the emission doesn’t have a permit associated with it.

A federal judge has signed off on a plan to spill more water over the Columbia and Snake River Dams to help protect the salmon and steelhead.  The order calls for engineers to spill more water through spillways without creating unintended negative consequences.

A former Idaho Lawmaker who was under investigation for possible sexual abuse was found by authorities after he had shot himself to death in his Canyon County home.  Caldwell Representative Brandon Hixon’s body was discovered by family members early Tuesday morning.  

Twin Falls Police say they have arrested 47 year old Efrain Diaz in connection to several burglaries in the city.  Now, police are asking victims of burglaries who have not filed a police report to do so as soon as possible.

The North Canyon Medical Center in Gooding has announced the plan to open a Buhl Clinic in 2018.  The hospital said it has acquired 17 acres near the intersection of Clear Lakes Road and Burley Avenue. 

Nampa Officials are treating the death of two men in a Nampa Home as a double homicide.  The two suffered multiple gunshot wounds on Saturday near the campus of Northwest Nazarene University.  22 year old Dagoberto Lopez and 21 year old Esiel Jesus Oseguera were identified as the victims.

Today:  A mix of clouds and sun with gusty winds. High 38F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies Staying Dry.  LOW: 26 (Mountains: 18)Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Overcast. Slight chance of a rain shower in the afternoon. High near 45F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

FRIDAY: AM Showers

HIGH: 44 (Mountains: 40)

SATURDAY: Mostly Sunny

HIGH: 44 (Mountains: 37)

SUNDAY: Mostly Sunny

HIGH: 44 (Mountains: 42)

MONDAY: Partly Sunny

HIGH: 45 (Mountains: 43)

TUESDAY: Chance of Showers

HIGH: 45 (Mountains: 41)

January 10th: On this day


Loretta Webb married Oliver Vanetta Lynn, commonly known as "Doolittle", "Doo" or "Mooney" (for running moonshine), after courting for a month. Mooney was 21 years old; Loretta was 15. In an effort to break free of the coal mining industry, the couple moved from Butcher Hollow to the logging community of Custer, Washington when she was 16 years old and seven months pregnant with the first of their six children. Over the course of their often-tumultuous nearly 50-year marriage, Doolittle was instrumental in developing Lynn's musical talent and country music career.


Audrey Williams filed for divorce from Hank Williams for the second time in four years.


Patsy Cline released “She’s Got You” as the follow-up to her last hit “Crazy”. Penned by Hank Cochran, the single peaked at #1 on the Country charts and has since been covered by many artists including Rosanne Cash, Ricky Van Shelton, LeAnn Rimes, and Jimmy Buffett.


Johnny cash was at #1 on the US Country charts with his version of the Carl Perkins song, “Daddy Sang Bass.” The record was nominated in the CMA awards category of Single of the Year by the Country Music Association in 1969.


"I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink" by Merle Haggard was at #1 on the US Country charts. Taken from his from the album, Back to the Barrooms it became Merle Haggard's twenty-sixth #1 country hit. The single stayed at #1 for one week and spent a total of twelve weeks on the country chart.


Retro Country USA, a weekly two-hour syndicated radio program spotlighting major country hits of the 1980s (along with some from the 1970s and early 1990s), premiered. The show was hosted by Tampa radio personality Ken Cooper.


Charley Pride received a lifetime achievement award from the Mississippi Arts Commission. In the early to mid-1970s Pride became the best-selling performer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley, scoring 39 #1 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.


Taylor Swift performed two songs - "Love Story" and "Forever & Always" as the musical guest on NBC's TV Saturday Night Live.