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Wednesday 062718

A Twin Falls Man was sentenced to 15 years in prison earlier this week after being found guilty of having sex with a teenage girl in 2016.  36 year old Juan Luis Torres-Jurarez will serve a 10 year fixed 5 year indeterminate sentence. 

In a Twin Falls courtroom this week 41 year old Leon Cazier of Buhl was found guilty of strangling his wife and causing her to suffer severe brain damage.  In 2017 Cazier called 911 to say his wife had fallen in the shower and was having trouble breathing.  Later he admitted to setting on her and covering her mouth with his hand.

Crista Kim Charlton of Twin Falls was honored for reporting a suspicious person to police.  In September of last year she spotted a little girl talking to a male near Harrison elementary.  Later she noticed a Facebook post where authorities were looking for the suspect after a reported child enticement and reported it to police.  At this week’s city council meeting authorities thanked her for speaking up. 

A court has ruled that a federal agency's justifications for killing coyotes and mountain lions and other predators in Idaho to protect livestock and other wildlife such as elk violates environmental laws because they lack a scientific review.  The judge delayed entering a judgment while the opposing sides try to reach an agreement.

Idaho's highest court has been called upon to look over motions to dismiss a man's murder charge for the alleged beating death of a Texas couple. Mark Lankford has twice been convicted of killing Robert and Cheryl Bravence of El Paso, Texas, in 1983. Lankford's attorney claims the case should be dismissed due to prosecutorial misconduct.

Authorities say a Boise couple was arrested after their six children were found in "filthy and dangerous living conditions." The Ada County Sheriff's Office arrested 43-year-old Lawrence Rose and 42-year-old Jamie Rose last week on a single count each of felony injury to a child.

Law enforcement officials say a 21-month-old boy has died after being found in a canal near Kuna.  The child was soon found in the Mora Canal near his house.

The number of inmate beds rented out at the Mini Cassia Criminal Justice Center will be trimmed.  This action is needed to comply with state requirements. 

In local sports, A group of local athletes have made it to a national track competition. 12 members of the T and T track team booked a trip to the USA Hershey National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships.  Payton Bair from Kimberly, Keely Cranney a junior from Oakley and Bradley Beaver.  One month remains until the junior olympic track and field championships in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Some of the biggest names in Boise State Football history will be in town this week for a camp.  Twin Falls High School is once again partnering with Gridiron Dreams Football Skills Camp. The Bruins camp goes from Wednesday through Friday and the Gridiron Dreams runs the final day.  Some of the big names coming Friday, Super Bowl Champion Matt Paradis, Kamalei Correa of the Baltimore Ravens, Jeremy McNichols and Ian Johnson.

In legion baseball, it was the Twin Falls Blackhawks 11 Burley Green Sox 0 in the first game and the Green Sox then flipped the table on the Blackhawks with a 7 to 6 win.  The Windell Trojans will host the Declo Sting on Monday after their win Over the Kimberly Astros 15 to 10 in the first game while the Astros beat the Trojans 9 to 5 in the second game on Monday. 

Today:  Lots of sunshine, heat returns Winds: Light and variable  High: 92 (Mountains: 84)

Tonight:  Patches of clouds and warm. Low 58F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:   Breezy, cooler and mostly sunny  Winds: WSW 10-20 mph  High: 79 (Mountains: 73)

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny skies, isolated mountains storms

High: 73 (Mountains: 68)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny skies

High: 78 (Mountains: 73)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny

High: 83 (Mountains: 77)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny

High: 85 (Mountains: 78)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny

High: 83 (Mountains: 77)

June 27th: On this day


Born on this day in Marshall, Arkansas was Elton Britt, country music guitarist and singer-songwriter. He recorded over 60 albums for RCA and other labels in more than a 30-year span, and is best known for such hit songs as "Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You)," "Detour," "Chime Bells," "Maybe I'll Cry Over You," "Pinto Pal," and the million-selling wartime hit "There's a Star-Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere". Britt died on June 22, 1972.


Born on this day in Nashville, Tennessee, was Lorrie Morgan, country music singer, (the daughter of George Morgan, the country music singer who charted several hit singles between 1949 and his death in 1975). Lorrie scored the 1989 single, "Trainwreck of Emotion," and since then, has charted more than 25 singles on the Billboard Hot Country hits including three #1 hits: "Five Minutes," "What Part of No" and "I Didn't Know My Own Strength." Morgan has been married to three different country singers: Keith Whitley, Jon Randall and Sammy Kershaw.


Hank Snow recorded "I've Been Everywhere" at RCA Studio B in Nashville. The song which was written by Australian country singer Geoff Mack in 1959, was also made popular by Lucky Starr in 1962 and has been covered by Lynn Anderson, Asleep at the Wheel and Johnny Cash.


Born on this day in Dallas, Texas, was Christian Kane, actor and singer and songwriter and lead singer of the country-southern rock band Kane. He is known for his roles in the television shows Angel, Leverage and Into the West, and the movies Just Married and Secondhand Lions.


Waylon Jennings was at #1 on the country chart with "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)". Released at the height of outlaw country movement, from his hit album Ol' Waylon, the song was written by Chips Moman and Bobby Emmons.


Billy Ray Cyrus was at #1 on the US Country music chart with his breakthrough hit "Achy Breaky Heart". Written by Don Von Tress it was originally titled "Don't Tell My Heart" and recorded by The Marcy Brothers in 1991, its name was later changed to "Achy Breaky Heart" In the US it became a crossover hit on pop and country radio, peaking at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topping the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, becoming the first Country single to be certified Platinum since Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's "Islands in the Stream" in 1983.


"Common Thread: Songs Of The Eagles" went triple-platinum. The tribute album to the American rock band The Eagles features:Clint Black, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, Little Texas, John Anderson, Tanya Tucker, Suzy Bogguss, Vince Gill, Billy Dean, Diamond Rio, Trisha Yearwood, Brooks & Dunn and Lorrie Morgan.