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Wednesday 061318

The Twin Falls sheriff’s office is continuing the investigation where a woman reported she was assaulted at knifepoint last week.  The incident occurred at Rock Creek Park.  The sheriff’s office has posted an image on the web of the alleged suspect described as 6-2 long light colored hair and blue eyes.  Call the police if you can help identify the suspect.

Idaho officials are considering spending $500 million on a prison expansion and a new state prison to ease inmate overcrowding. State Board of Correction officials have said that the expansion is needed because all of Idaho's prisons are above capacity, county jails are packed and hundreds of Idaho inmates are being held temporarily at a private jail in Texas.

Idaho police say a 24-year-old Boise man has died after a fistfight outside the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa. Pedro A. Fernandez-Ramirez as at an event at the center when the fight occurred early Saturday. Police broke up the fight and Fernandez-Ramirez was taken to a regional hospital where he died of his injuries.

An Arizona man has become the final person sentenced for participating in the armed takeover of a wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon.  Blaine Cooper of Humboldt was sentenced Tuesday to time already served in prison. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy nearly two years ago.

Police in  Pocatello say that  an attempted abduction last week didn’t happen after the brother of the 3 year old girl who was nearly taken, screamed, causing the man to run.  The incident happened at Raymond Park.

A stop-work order has been declared for some work at the Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project facility at the U.S. Department of Energy’s site in Eastern Idaho after a cleanup employee was injured this week.  A worker was performing cleanup activities when he felt a prick in the forearm.  The employee found a puncture wound that had penetrated the protective equipment. Medical attention was provided.

Warm weather and the onset of summer in the Treasure Valley means pool days, barbecues, camping - and the return of warnings about West Nile Virus.  Officials in Canyon County said the mosquitoes collected near Parma have tested positive for the virus, the first such positive reading this year.

In local sports, Legion Baseball, the Twin Falls Cowboys outlasted the East Idaho Rockies 8 to 6 in Rexburg in the First game of a double header.  The second game the Cowboys defeated the Rockies 8 to 5. 

The Twin Falls Blackhawks beat Kimberly 16 to 2.  Twin Falls will host Wendell in a doubleheader today.

The CSI softball team has two All-Americans.  Freshman Tristin Evans and Sophmore Melanie Groenewegen.  For Evans, a first-team All-American, she belted a team-best 24 home runs and drove in 71, all while producing a .485 batting average.

Groenewegen, a second-team selection smacked 17 home runs and produced 82 RBI's. She recorded an impressive .518 batting average.

Today:  Sunny. High 93F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: A clear sky. Low 58F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky. High 78F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear.

WINDS: SW 5-15 mph

LOW: 52 (Mountains: 46)

FRIDAY: Partly cloudy. Isolated PM storms.

HIGH: 75 (Mountains: 67)

SATURDAY: Scattered storms.

HIGH: 74 (Mountains: 68)

SUNDAY: Scattered storms.

HIGH: 72 (Mountains: 68)

MONDAY: Isolated storms.

HIGH: 74 (Mountains: 69)

TUESDAY: Partly cloudy.

HIGH: 82 (Mountains: 73)

June 13th: On this day

1947

Born on this day in Hazard, Kentucky, was Mary Lou Turner, country music artist. Between 1976 and 1977, she recorded two duet albums with Bill Anderson, and charted four duets with him. One of their duets, "Sometimes", reached #1 in 1976.

1965

Born on this day in Turkey, Texas, was American country music singer-songwriter Joe Barnhill who along with Wayne Perry wrote "Not a Moment Too Soon," a #1 hit for Tim McGraw in 1994.

1973

Dolly Parton recorded "I Will Always Love You" which was released as the second single from Parton's thirteenth solo studio album, Jolene. Parton wrote the song for her one-time partner and mentor Porter Wagoner, from whom she was professionally splitting at the time. Singer Whitney Houston recorded a hugely successful version of the song for the 1992 film The Bodyguard.

1978

Born on this day in Youngsville, North Carolina, was Jason Michael Carroll, American country music artist. His debut album Waitin' in the Country produced three consecutive Top 40 country hits for him on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts: "Alyssa Lies", "Livin' Our Love Song" and "I Can Sleep When I'm Dead".

1987

Randy Travis' "Forever and Ever, Amen" spent three weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. It is the first multi-week chart-topping song since "Lost in the Fifties Tonight (In the Still of the Night)" by Ronnie Milsap spent two weeks atop the chart in September 1985.

2010

Jimmy Dean the American country music singer, television host, and businessman died at the age of 81. Dean who had the 1961 country crossover hit "Big Bad John", became a national television personality in the late 50’s with his television series, The Jimmy Dean Show and was also famous as the creator of the Jimmy Dean sausage brand.