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A Buhl woman is dead following a fiery crash yesterday.  23 year old Cassidee Kippes was westbound on 3800 North just after 7 pm when failed to yield at a stop sign and entered the intersection of U.S. Highway 93 where she collided with a semi-truck.  The collision caused the semi to roll and erupt into flames.  Kippes was not wearing a seatbelt and succumb to her injuries.  The truck driver was transported to St. Luke’s.  Crews remain at the scene this morning as they work to clean up the site.

Twin Falls Police say they have arrested 42 year old Shawn Hatfield charging him with lewd conduct, sexual abuse of a minor child and battery with intent to commit a serious felony.  Multiple victims have been identified throughout this investigation authorities say.  The suspect lived in California and Nevada before moving to Twin Falls. 

Twin Falls State of the City will be presented tomorrow morning.  Council members will make their presentation at the Orpheum Theatre at 11 am.

Twin Falls Bureau of Land Management firefighters are helping surrounding states battle flames.  A crew of five arrives in Central Colorado today to help with wildfires.  A crew with a bulldozer has been in Texas working on flames for weeks.

State education officials have selected the new presidents of Idaho State University and Lewis-Clark State College. The Idaho State Board of Education said Kevin Satterlee will lead the university in Pocatello and Cynthia Pemberton will take charge of the college in Lewiston.

The U.S. Forest Service has expanded the Sawtooth National Forest through the acquisition of a ranch in Stanley. 368 acres of the Goat Falls Ranch adjacent to the forest were acquired last month.

The state department of education’s latest bullying data show there’s an increase in student bullying.  According to information reciently released, incidents in Public Schools climbed from 2162 in 2015-16 to 3578 in 2016-17.  25 percent of Idaho students polled said they have been bullied.

Today:  Sunny. High 62F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Mainly clear. Slight chance of a rain shower. Low near 40F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly sunny and warm, slight chance of a rain shower. High 69F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy, PM rain

High 64 (Mountains: 54)

THURSDAY: Scattered showers.

High 48 (Mountains: 43)

FRIDAY: Mostly to partly sunny

High 52 (Mountains: 46)

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy

High: 59 (Mountains: 49)

SUNDAY: Sun & Clouds

High: 60 (Mountains: 53)

April 9th: On this day

Born on this day, was "the King of Rockabilly", Carl Perkins, American musician who recorded most notably at Sun Records Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, and is known for his song "Blue Suede Shoes". Perkins' songs were recorded by many artists including: Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Johnny Cash. He died on January 19, 1998.

Born on this day in Knox City, Texas, was singer Kay Adams. In the 1960s, Adams arrived on the country scene with the songs "Six Days a Waiting," "Old Heart Get Ready," "Anymore," "Honky Tonk Heartache" and "She Didn't Color Daddy." At the inaugural Academy of Country Music Awards , in 1965, Adams was named Top New Female Vocalist.

Born on this day in Dayton, Ohio, was Margo Smith, singer who in the 1970's scored two US #1 Country hits, "Don't Break the Heart That Loves You" and "It Only Hurts for a Little While." She is also considered a "world class yodeler".

Born on this day in Greenwich, New York, was Hal Ketchum, country singer, songwriter. His 1991 album Past the Point of Rescue is his most commercially successful, having been certified gold and between 1991 and 2006, Ketchum scored seventeen entries on the Hot Country Songs charts.

Bob Dylan released his ninth studio album Nashville Skyline, which embraced country music. Twenty seven minutes long and with liner notes by Johnny Cash, (who also appeared on the record), at the time of release it was dismissed by some critics as lightweight, but included "Lay, Lady, Lay", a major hit single for Dylan.

Songwriter Mae Boren Axton died aged 82 after drowning in her bath at her home in Hendersonville, Tennessee after an apparent heart attack. Known as the 'Queen Mother of Nashville' she wrote over 200 songs including a co-writing credit on the Elvis Presley hit "Heartbreak Hotel". She worked with Mel Tillis, Reba McEntire, Willie Nelson, Eddy Arnold, Tanya Tucker, Johnny Tillotson, and Blake Shelton. She was the mother of country singer, songwriter Hoyt Axton.

A public tribute memorial service for Tammy Wynette was held at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium featuring performances by Randy Travis, Lorrie Morgan, Rudy Gatlin, The Judds, and Dolly Parton who performed "I Will Always Love You."

Country singer Tanya Tucker was sued by her manicurist for $300,000 over claims the star's dog attacked and injured her. Danielle Hobbs stated in court papers that she was bitten by Bella at the singer's Nashville home and also claimed that the alleged attack, had left her with painful and disfiguring scars on her leg. She stated that Tucker's assistant told her the dogs were "just babies" and said "they will not hurt you".

Singer Doug Stone, who charted four #1 country hits in the '90s, was arrested in Panama City, Florida, for domestic violence against his 21-year-old son, Dustin Brooks, (who played in Stone's road band in the 2000s). They reportedly engaged in a heated dispute over his son's car and Stone's drinking.