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Twin Falls Police is investigating a shooting at Skin FX Tattoo at 639 Washington Street in Twin Falls just after 7 pm Monday.  Police are talking to who they believe to be a person of interest.  The victims condition hasn’t been released.

The Cassia County School District is testing a new security system called Raptor, where visitors have to scan their government ID for a visitor’s badge.  Cassia High School is the first school in their district to pilot the system.

Authorities continue to investigate a fire that destroyed an abandoned downtown Burley building early Monday.  A Pipe Bomb was found across the street and now it’s being suspected as an arson case.  A white Nissan pickup truck that was seen in the area that might be connected to the pipe bomb was located but no arrests were announced.

Idaho's House Democrats have released some of their personal financial information after a legislative committee recently refused to consider legislation requiring elected officials disclose their financial assets. Ten of the 11 House Democrats on Monday voluntarily publicized information about their employer, occupation and sources of income worth $5,000 or more.

Authorities are investigating a shooting in Lincoln County.  A police officer in Shoshone stopped 30 year old Jesus Malagon of Hollister at about 1 am.  The driver sped away crashing near the intersection of 450 West and 580 North in Lincoln County.  When Malagon exited his vehicle he fired shots.  The officer returned fire striking the suspect.  Malagon was sent by air ambulance to Boise for treatment. 

The Idaho House came to a brief halt Monday after a handful of Republican lawmakers attempted to upend the process used to determine which bills advance inside the state Capitol. The 20-minute delay was part of an ongoing struggle between lawmakers unhappy their bills are being blocked and legislative leadership who counter they're protecting a system that has been in place for decades.

An Idaho House panel has introduced legislation encouraging public schools to offer gun safety courses as electives.  According to the legislation, firearms would be permitted to be used in primary and secondary schools during the course, but live ammunition would be banned.

Today:  Partly cloudy WINDS: W 10-15 MPH HIGH: 41 (Mountains: 37)

Tonight:  A few clouds. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of late night rain/snow WINDS: SW 5-10 MPH LOW: 30 (Mountains: 17)

Tomorrow:  Sunshine and clouds mixed Passing Rain/Snow Shower. High 43F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

FRIDAY: Scattered Showers

HIGH: 53 (Mountains: 46)

SATURDAY: Chance AM Showers

HIGH: 53 (Mountains: 46)

SUNDAY: Mostly Cloudy

HIGH: 54 (Mountains: 48)

MONDAY: Partly Sunny

HIGH: 53 (Mountains: 48)

TUESDAY: Mostly Sunny

HIGH: 55 (Mountains: 46)

January 31st: On this day

1973
Merle Haggard was at #1 on the Billboard Country album chart with It's Not Love (But It's Not Bad). The title track was the lead off single which also reached #1 and gave Haggard his thirteenth #1 on the country chart.

1977
Winners at this years American Music Awards included: Loretta Lynn, Glen Campbell, Conway Twitty, Charley Pride, Willie Nelson, Olivia Newton-John and The Eagles. Johnny Cash became the first country artist to win the Award of Merit.

1987
Born on this day, was Tyler Hubbard, Country pop artist who is one half of the platinum-selling duo Florida Georgia Line who scored the 2012 Country #1 album Here's to the Good Times. He shared the New Artist of the Year Award from the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2013.

2006
The Johnny Cash biopic Walk The Line received five Oscar nominations, with Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon up for best actor and actress.

2010
Taylor Swift became the youngest country music artist and also the youngest person to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for her album Fearless. Swift also won three more awards that night for Best Country Album (Fearless), Best Female Country Vocal Performance ("White Horse"), and Best Country Song ("White Horse").

2013
Randy Travis pleaded guilty to his August 7 incident (when he was found lying in the road, unclothed and smelling of alcohol). He received two years probation, a $2,000 fine and a 180-day suspended jail sentence.