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Tuesday 061218

Will nuclear waste from Hanford Washington be brought to the Idaho National Laboratory near Idaho Falls?  Not if a group who rallied against the shipment have their way.  Twin Falls City Councilman Chris Talkington said the proposal to import roughly 34-thousand gallons of deadly radioactive waste may never be removed.  Protestors believe the shipments can violate the 1995 Idaho Nuclear Waste Settlement agreement.

During training at the Lincoln County’s gun range over the past weekend one person was injured from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Sheriff Rene Rodriguez said the student refused to ride in an ambulance. 

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $750,000 grant to University of Idaho researcher studying biofuels. The grant is part of a $115 million project involving 60 people in 17 institutions, aimed at creating a new generation of sustainable and cost-effective bio products.

The body of an Idaho man who had been missing for more than five days has been found. The body of Shayne Upshaw, of McCall, was found around 6:30 p.m. Friday in an area south of Payette Lake. Family members reported Upshaw missing on Wednesday. Upshaw's family said no one had seen him in more than five days. Authorities say a note also was found that indicated Upshaw may have intended to harm himself.

Two bounty hunters were arrested in Caldwell for impersonating police, though a lawyer representing one of the men says that they were just doing their jobs. Caldwell police arrested Kevin Ratigan and David Manery for chasing down a man on behalf of Viper Bail Bonds in Nampa.

Officials in northern Idaho say a body has been pulled from the Coeur d'Alene River. The Shoshone County Sheriff's office says the remains have not yet been identified, but the body is being sent to a medical examiner for further investigation.

In local sports, CSI Baseball features not just one All–American, but two.  Sophomore pitcher Dylan Steen earned third–team honors, while freshman outfielder Hayden Leatham picked up honorable mention recognition.  Region 18 Coach of the Year Boomer Walker attributes the recognition to the team's success.

Canyon Ridge High School has two new head coaches next year.  For baseball, Chris Waitley will replace Dave Slotten who's stepping down after many years with the program. Heather Webb replaces Michelle Glass as the volleyball coach. Glass moved to Iowa to pursue a junior college coaching position. Webb has coached at Wendell and more recently Jerome High School.

Today:  Sunny skies.  WINDS: NE 5-10 mph  HIGH: 78 (Mountains: 72)

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 50F. SW winds at 15 to 25 mph, decreasing to 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:   Mostly sunny.  WINDS: SE 5-10 mph  HIGH: 92 (Mountains: 83)

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear.

WINDS: SW 5-10 mph

LOW: 58 (Mountains: 53)

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny.

HIGH: 77 (Mountains: 73)

FRIDAY: Partly sunny.

HIGH: 79 (Mountains: 70)

SATURDAY: Chance isolated t-storms.

HIGH: 75 (Mountains: 70)

SUNDAY: Chance AM showers.

HIGH: 73 (Mountains: 68)

MONDAY: Partly sunny.

HIGH: 74 (Mountains: 70)

June 12th: On this day

1937

Born on this day, was Chips Moman, American record producer, guitarist, and songwriter. As a record producer, Moman is known for recording Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Gary Stewart, Tammy Wynette and Ronnie Milsap.

1952

Born on this day in Kirksville, Indiana, was Junior Brown, country guitarist and singer. Brown's signature instrument is the "guit-steel" double neck guitar, a hybrid of electric guitar and lap steel guitar. In 1996 he won the CMA Country Music Video of the Year for his video, "My Wife Thinks You're Dead," which featured 6-foot-7-inch Gwendolyn Gillingham.

 

1977

Waylon Jennings was at #1 on the US country album charts with Ol' Waylon. The album features one of his signature songs, a track featuring Willie Nelson called "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)", as well as the Neil Diamond song "Sweet Caroline", a version of Kenny Rogers' "Lucille" and a medley of the two Arthur Crudup songs previous recorded by Elvis.

1978

Johnny Bond died aged 63. Best known for his 1947 hit "Divorce Me C.O.D.", one of his seven top ten hits on the Billboard country charts. In 1965 at the age of 50, he scored the biggest hit of his career with the comic "Ten Little Bottles", which spent four weeks at #2. Bond's other hits include "So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed" (1947), "Oklahoma Waltz" (1948), "Love Song in 32 Bars" (1950), "Sick Sober and Sorry" (1951) and "Hot Rod Lincoln" (1960).

1985

Born on this day, was Chris Young, country music artist who in 2006 was declared the winner of the television program Nashville Star, a singing competition which aired on the USA Network. His self-titled debut album produced two singles: "Drinkin' Me Lonely" and "You're Gonna Love Me". From his second album, "Voices", "Gettin' You Home (The Black Dress Song)", and "The Man I Want to Be"; reached #1 on the country singles chart. He scored another #1 with "Tomorrow" off his Neon album and in February 2012 he had his fifth straight #1 with "You".

1988

Randy Travis was at #1 on the US Country charts with, "I Told You So", taken from his 1988 album Always & Forever. Carrie Underwood released a cover version of the song on her 2007 album Carnival Ride.