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The Twin Falls City Council has approved requested changes for the Magic Valley Mall.  The mall asked the city to change the regulations so they would be consolidated into one document. 

The American Cancer Society is asking legislators to raise the age people can purchase tobacco products to 21.  This would include vaping and e-cigarettes.  This is an effort to fight the number one cause of death in the state…Cancer. 

Concerned citizens once again urged Idaho lawmakers not to join fellow Republican-dominated states calling for a constitutional amendment to limit federal government power.  Previous attempts to approve calling for a convention of states have failed to take hold in the Idaho Legislature. Critics have argued there's no way to control a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution.

A group of Idaho lawmakers say they will be studying possible changes to the state's licensing laws by creating their own committee to tackle the issue.  Some of the most heated debates during the 2017 legislative session involved tweaks to state cosmetology licensing from lawmakers who used the argument to criticize government overregulation.

Authorities in Jerome are investigating a murder today.  On Monday at around 4:45 am the body of 21 year old Jesus Alejandro Perez-Cervantes was found in the road at 200 East and 400 North.  The Jerome Sheriff’s office is asking anyone who can assist with their investigation to call 324-1911. 

Idaho fire and law enforcement agencies are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person who started a fire in a vacant Burley building.  Firefighters who responded to the blaze also found an unexploded pipe bomb in the door handle of a new, unopened restaurant across the street from the building. 

One of the largest tax reduction bills ever proposed in Idaho's history is headed to the House floor for debate.  If approved, the plan would reduce personal income and corporate tax rates and create a $130 Idaho child tax credit.

Where’s that smell coming from?  The Twin Falls City Council wants to know.  An environmental engineer with the city said they have been working to reduce smells near Chobani.  So far, so good.

Today:  Partly cloudy skies. High near 55F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  A few clouds. Low 39F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 64F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

FRIDAY: Sunny

HIGH: 49 (Mountains: 46)

SATURDAY: Chance Mountain Showers

HIGH: 40 (Mountains: 36)

SUNDAY: Mostly Sunny

HIGH: 46 (Mountains: 39)

MONDAY: Partly Sunny

HIGH: 40 (Mountains: 40)

TUESDAY: Sunny

HIGH: 40 (Mountains: 42)

February 7th: On this day

1921

Born on this day in Valley Head, West Virginia, was Wilma Lee Cooper American bluegrass-based country music entertainer. Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper had success in the late 1950s and early 1960s scoring seven hit records between 1956 and 1961, with four top ten hits on Billboard charts, notably "Big Midnight Special" and "There's a Big Wheel." He died on Sept 13 2011 aged 90.

 

1962

Born on this day Tulsa, Oklahoma, was Garth Brooks, country singer, who had the 1991 US #1 album Ropin' The Wind which spent 70 weeks on the US chart, and the 1994 UK #13 single "The Red Strokes." Brooks is the biggest selling artist of the 90's with over 60 million sales. According to the RIAA he is the second best-selling solo albums artist in the United States of all time behind Elvis Presley (overall is third to the Beatles and Elvis Presley) with 128 million units sold.

1962

Patsy Cline made her debut on Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry when she performed her 1961 Top 10 hit "Crazy" (written by a little-known songwriter named Willie Nelson), as well as her 1962 hit "She’s Got You."

1971

Dolly Parton was at #1 on the Country chart with "Joshua" her first single to reach #1 on the US country charts. Parton received her first Grammy nomination in the Best Country Female Vocal category for the song, (losing to Lynn Anderson).

1980

Kenny Rogers was at #1 on the country album charts with Greatest Hits, (the album reached #1 on both the Pop and Country charts in the US), and featured three singles that were not included on any of Rogers' studio albums: "Lady" (written and produced specifically for Rogers by Lionel Richie), "Love The World Away" (a top five country and top 20 pop hit that was featured on the soundtrack of the box-office smash Urban Cowboy) and "Long Arm of the Law". This was also Rogers’ third #1 album of the year. (the other two being Kenny and Gideon).

1989

Randy Travis was at #1 on the US country album chart with his third album Old 8 x 10, which featured the three #1 country singles "Honky Tonk Moon", "Deeper Than the Holler", "Is It Still Over.” The album earned Travis three American Music Awards for Favorite Country Male Artist, Favorite Country Album, and Favorite Country Single ("Deeper Than the Holler").

1995

Shania Twain released her second studio album The Woman in Me, which went onto become her biggest-selling recording at the time of its release, selling 4 million copies by the end of the year.