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A California man could spend life in prison after being convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm for a Twin Falls incident where shots were fired on December 6th 2016.  38 year old Eric Courtney Hunter will be sentenced May 11th.

Monday the Twin Falls city manager will recommend that the city council approve the appointment of Les Kenworthy as fire chief.  He started as a firefighter in 1977.  He was selected from 32 applicants from 17 states. 

North Valley Academy in Gooding is closed today because of so many students and employees with flu-like symptoms.  Upwards to 20 percent of the student body has been absent with many staff members as well.  The Valley school district also announced that they will be closed today as well due to the flu. 

An Idaho political action committee backed by a top Republican strategist and fundraiser has dissolved. GOP operative Carl Forti terminated Building Idaho's Future, Inc. on Feb. 5. Forti's office has not responded to repeated requests for comment.

An Idaho Senate panel has introduced a Democrat's bill to allow women to receive up to a 12-month supply of prescribed birth control. Currently, many Idaho insurance providers currently have a one-month or three-month limit.

State authorities say the carcasses of nearly three dozen Canada geese were found dumped near Kuna.  Idaho fish and Game officer discovered the dead geese near Swan Falls Road Monday.

The Better Business Bureau is warning residents to keep an eye out as you are doing your taxes this year.  Identity theft is ramping up so the BBB reminds all to be careful with your social security number and file your taxes early as possible.

A Nampa man who broke into his estranged wife's home and fatally shot another man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and assault on a law enforcement officer.  39-year-old Phillip Cabrera of Meridian pleaded guilty Wednesday as part of a deal that eliminated the death penalty.  In April Police say he broke down the front door of his estranged wife's home in and fatally shot 34-year-old Andrew L. Shepard of Caldwell.  He also pointed a gun at a police officer and fired several shots out the front door.

Today:  Partly cloudy and windy. High near 50F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies. Low 28F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy. High 42F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

SUNDAY: Sun & clouds

HIGH: 47 (Mountains: 36)

MONDAY: Sun and clouds - Chance of morning rain and snow then sunshine

HIGH: 41 (Mountains: 37)


HIGH: 43 (Mountains: 39)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny

HIGH: 50 (Mountains: 43)

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny

HIGH: 45 (Mountains: 43)

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February 9th: On this day

Born on this day, was Ernest Tubb, nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, who was an American singer and songwriter and one of the early pioneers of country music. His biggest hit song, "Walking the Floor Over You" from 1941, marked the rise of the honky tonk style of music. Tubb died on September 6th 1984.

Born on this day in Saint John, New Brunswick, was Stompin' Tom Connors one of Canada's most prolific and well-known country and folk singer-songwriters. He is credited with writing more than 300 songs and released four dozen albums, with total sales of nearly 4 million copies. Connors died aged 77 in his home in Ballinafad, Ontario on March 6, 2013.

Born on this day in Brooklyn, New York, was Barry Mann, songwriter, and part of a successful songwriting partnership with his wife, Cynthia Weil. The pair wrote "Here You Come Again" a hit for Dolly Parton in 1977.

Mercury Records released “White Lightning” by George Jones, which became the first #1 single of his career. In his 1997 autobiography, I Lived To Tell It All, Jones mentions the fact that the recording process of "White Lightning" was extremely lengthy after he arrived for the recording session under the influence of a great deal of alcohol and it took him approximately 80 takes just to record his vocals.

Born on this day, in Marietta, Georgia, was Travis Tritt, Grammy winning, country music singer who has charted more than forty times on the Hot Country Songs charts, including five #1’s: "Help Me Hold On," "Anymore," "Can I Trust You with My Heart," "Foolish Pride" and "Best of Intentions." He received two Grammy Awards, both for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals: in 1992 for "The Whiskey Ain't Workin'," a duet with Marty Stuart, and again in 1998 for "Same Old Train", a collaboration with Stuart and nine other artists.

The Oak Ridge Boys reached the top of the Billboard country chart with the Rodney Crowell-penned "Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight". The song was initially covered by Emmylou Harris (in whose band Crowell had played during the late 1970s), who included it on her 1978 Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town album.

On the 80th Anniversary of Bob Wills' first performance at the Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Historical Society and the Oklahoma Museum of Popular Culture announced plans to create a feature-length documentary about the life and music of Bob Wills. The documentary will be titled Still the King. Bob Wills: The Man. The Music.

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Dierks Bentley Launches New “Desert Son” Clothing Line

Dierks Bentley is embracing his Arizona roots with the launch of his new clothing line, Desert Son.

Dierks partnered with Flag & Anthem to create the new lifestyle collection that features vintage-washed tees, raglans, hoodies and hats.

“This has been such a fun thing to create and develop,” says Dierks. “I love clothes that are perfectly worn-in like you’ve had them a lifetime, but can also take the wear and tear that comes from an active lifestyle. I’ve learned over the last few months that there’s a real art to getting that just right. The Flag & Anthem guys have been doing it at the highest level and have helped me put together a collection that I think is totally authentic to me and one that hopefully people all over the country will dig too.”

February 10th: On this day

Born on this day in Gallipolis, Ohio, was Lionel Cartwright, country music artist. Between 1988 and 1992, Cartwright charted twelve singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts, including the 1991 #1 "Leap of Faith". He also charted in the Top Ten on the same chart with "Give Me His Last Chance", "I Watched It All (On My Radio)" and "My Heart Is Set on You".

Glen Campbell was at #1 on the US Country music chart with his seventh album By the Time I Get to Phoenix. The title track which was written by Jimmy Webb was originally recorded by Johnny Rivers in 1965. Campbell's version reached #2 on the US Country charts in 1968, and won two Grammy Awards, for Best Vocal Performance, Male and Best Contemporary Male Solo Vocal Performance.

Born on this day in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was Dude Mowrey country music artist. His song "Cowboys Don't Cry", was later a Top 40 hit when Daron Norwood recorded it for his debut album three years after Mowrey's version.

"How Do I Live," written by Diane Warren and performed by Trisha Yearwood in the movie Con Air, received an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song. Originally recorded by LeAnn Rimes in 1997, her version of "How Do I Live" spent 34 weeks on the UK singles chart, ending up as the 6th best selling UK single of 1998.

The Eagles won a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for "How Long". It was the band's fifth Grammy Award.

February 11th: On this day

Born on this day was Roba Stanley, country music singer who has been said to be the first woman to record country music, (others have pointed out that Samantha Bumgarner and Eva Davis recorded a session three months before Roba). She died on June 8, 1986.

Born on this day in Chicago, Illinois, was Wesley Rose, music industry executive and record producer. Rose was a important part of the development of the country music industry. He was a driving force behind the creation of the Country Music Association.

Born on this day in Kennett, Missouri, was Sheryl Crow, singer, songwriter and actress. In 2013, Crow signed a recording contract with Warner Music Nashville and, a few months later, released "Easy", the first single from the upcoming album, which became her first top twenty country radio hit.

Special guests on this week's Johnny Cash ABC television music variety show included, Ray Charles, Neil Diamond and Tammy Wynette. Ray Charles performed a version of “Ring Of Fire”, and a short version of “Walk The Line.”

Willie Nelson recorded “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” which went on to become his first #1 hit as a singer. Written by songwriter Fred Rose the song was originally performed by Roy Acuff and later by Hank Williams.

Kenny Rogers was at #1 on the US Country music chart with his sixth studio album, The Gambler which has now sold over 35 million copies world wide.

Merle Haggard reached #1 on the Billboard country chart with the Lefty Frizzell song "That's The Way Love Goes". At the Grammy Awards of 1985, "That's the Way Love Goes" won the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.

The Dixie Chicks won three awards at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles: Record of the Year and Song of the Year (both for "Not Ready to Make Nice," the latter shared with songwriter Dan Wilson) and Album of the Year (Taking the Long Way). Carrie Underwood took the Best New Artist Award and Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "Jesus, Take the Wheel"; the song also earned a Best Country Song award for songwriters Brett James, Hillary Lindsey and Gordie Sampson. Also, country music pioneer Bob Wills - the longtime leader of the Texas Playboys - was a posthumous recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award. Wills was recognized 32 years after his death.