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Four people from Burley have been charged with stealing from the Mini-Cassia Christmas Council.  Authorities say they burglarized the building over the past weekend taking thousands of dollars’ worth of toys.  The oldest with charges of burglary, grand theft and conspiracy to commit burglary is 20 year old Kaden Clark.  The others were 2-14 year olds and a 15 year old.  A suspicious Burley Idaho Buy Sell or Trade ad led authorities to the suspects.

Idaho is the second fastest growing state in the nation for housing units.  Utah is number one.

A man in Gooding County was hospitalized Tuesday night after being shot in the eye with a BB gun.  Authorities say the victim and person reporting the incident were intoxicated at the time.

Don’t expect to go swimming at Dierkes Lake as the city of Twin Falls waits for test results to find out why the water has a strange greenish color.  The park was closed Friday of last week while samples were shipped to Moscow for testing.

Should Twin Falls County build a new judicial complex that would include a jail?  That’s what county commissioners are asking after forming a committee to find out what people think.  The comment period goes through July 2nd.

Emmett Police are investigating an incident where a school bus driver is seen on surveillance video verbally and physically confronting a 9 year old student.  On the video the driver said she does not care if she hurts the students as she attempts to pull the child out of the bus seat.  The driver has since resigned. 

Idaho officials are planning to hold meetings across the state next month to generate solutions to the problems that emergency medical agencies face in rural areas.  The meetings will address concerns that include lacking funding and a shrinking pool of volunteers.  State Sen. Carl Crabtree says some agencies depend on bake sales and donations just to keep fuel in their vehicles.

Today:  Mostly cloudy skies. Scattered thunderstorms this evening. A few storms may be severe. Low around 55F. Winds SE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy skies. Scattered thunderstorms this evening. A few storms may be severe. Low around 55F. Winds SE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Tomorrow:  Increasing clouds with showers arriving sometime in the afternoon. High 73F. SE winds shifting to W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Clear skies.

WINDS: SW 5-10 mph

LOW: 46 (Mountains: 40)

SATURDAY: Sunny skies.

HIGH: 78 (Mountains: 70)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny.

HIGH: 85 (Mountains: 77)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny.

HIGH: 80 (Mountains: 73)

TUESDAY: Partly sunny.

HIGH: 76 (Mountains: 70)

WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny.

HIGH: 80 (Mountains: 74)

May 31st: On this day


Born on this day in Greenfield, Ohio, was Johnny Paycheck, (Donald Eugene Lytle), singer and Grand Ole Opry member most famous for recording the David Allan Coe song "Take This Job and Shove It", which was a US Country #1 in 1978. Paycheck died on February 19, 2003.


Born on this in Denver, Colorado was Wayne Carson, country musician, songwriter, and record producer. He played percussion, piano, guitar, and bass. His most famous songs as a writer include "Neon Rainbow", "The Letter", and "Always on My Mind" (written with Mark James and Johnny Christopher). Carson died on July 20, 2015, aged 72


Born on this day in Detroit, Michigan, was Paul Franklin, multi-instrumentalist, known mainly for his work as a steel guitarist. Franklin has worked with many well known acts during his career, including Barbara Mandrell, Rodney Crowell, George Strait, Alan Jackson, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Reba McEntire, Patty Loveless, and Kathy Mattea.


Johnny Cash appeared at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. The Grand Ole Opry started as the WSM Barn Dance in the new fifth-floor radio studio of the National Life & Accident Insurance Company in downtown Nashville on November 28, 1925.


Del Reeves was at #1 on the country charts with “Girl on the Billboard". The novelty song was Reeves' fourth entry on the country chart and his only #1 single. "Girl on the Billboard" which spent two weeks at the top of the charts has become one of many country standards about lust.



Kenny Rogers and Dottie West held the top position on the Country chart with Every Time Two Fools Collide, the duo's first album together. The album spawned two big country hits: the title track went to #1 followed up by the #2 hit "Anyone Who Isn't Me Tonight".


Born on this day in Plano, Texas, was Casey James singer and guitarist who was the third-place finalist on the ninth season of American Idol. He released his eponymous album in March 2012 which peaked at #2 on the US Country chart.


Tim McGraw was at #1 on the country chart with "Don't Take The Girl". Written by Craig Martin and Larry W. Johnson, the song was Tim's fifth single overall, and his first #1 single on the Hot Country Songs chart, it was also a successful pop song, reaching #17 on the Hot 100.


71 year-old songwriter Hal Bynum, (whose credits include Kenny Rogers "Lucille,") and his wife were arrested and charged with growing marijuana inside their Nashville home and possessing hallucinogenic mushrooms. After receiving a tip, police searched the couple's home and confiscated 256 marijuana plants, 7.5 pounds of harvested marijuana, 14 grams of hallucinogenic mushrooms, growing lamps and other drug paraphernalia. Bynum, and his wife were released on $73,500 bond each.