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Monday July 10, 2017

Authorities say a Weiser man has died after a farm tractor ran over him. 69-year-old Lynn Evans had just put a new motor in the tractor in his repair shop when it apparently slipped into gear and ran over him.

Officials in Ketchum have passed an ordinance banning gas stations on Main Street. The city council unanimously approved the ban and waived a provision requiring the ordinance be read at two more council meetings.

Prosecutors in Lewiston say they will retry a man after the Idaho Supreme Court ruled he's entitled to a new trial following a murder conviction. The County Prosecutor plans to retry Mark Lankford.

Idaho State Police say the state's crime rate remained mostly stable last year. The report shows that there were more than 5,000 crimes reported for every 100,000 Idaho residents in 2016, though drug crimes showed an increase of more than 15 percent.

A federal judge is striking down a Utah law banning secret filming at farm and livestock facilities as an unconstitutional violation of free speech rights.  The law known as 'ag-gag' rules, including one in Idaho was struck down last year.

An Idaho man has been resentenced for killing his ex-wife in 2011.  43-year-old Joseph A. Thomas Jr. was sentenced to 24 years to life in prison.  He was originally sentenced in 2011 to 25 years to life in prison.

Native American tribes, clans and leaders from seven states and Canada say the U.S. government's recent decision to lift protections for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area violates their religious freedom.  The tribes consider the grizzly sacred.

The national weather service has issued both a flood warning and a heat advisory for parts of Idaho.  Because of snowmelt a flood warning is out for parts of Blaine, Butte and Custer counties.  Meanwhile with temperatures that could possibly reach 104, officials are reminding residents in western Idaho to stay hydrated.

 Federal prosecutors are about to try again to prove that four men should go to prison for stopping federal agents at gunpoint from rounding up cattle near Cliven Bundy's ranch. Jury selection begins today for the retrial of four defendants whose cases weren't decided in April, when two other defendants were found guilty.

Today:  Sunny. High around 95F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 62F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Coolest day of the week.  Sunny. High 92F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Heat returning
HIGH: 96 (Mountains: 87)

THURSDAY: Mostly Sunny and hot
HIGH: 99 (Mountains: 90)

FRIDAY: Mostly Sunny and hot
HIGH: 100 (Mountains: 91)

SATURDAY: Sunny and Hot
HIGH: 101 (Mountains: 93)

SUNDAY: Sunny and Hot
HIGH: 100 (Mountains: 95)

July 10th: On this day

1955
Born on this day in Easton, Pennsylvania, was Stan Munsey, songwriter and one of several writer-musicians to emerge out of the Muscle Shoals, Alabama music scene. His songs have sold more than 12 million worldwide and has penned tunes for Alabama, Shenandoah, The Statler Brothers, Glen Campbell, Shania Twain, Tim McGraw, The Kinleys, Butch Baker, Lorrie Morgan, Suzy Bogguss, Barbara Mandrell, Lee Greenwood, Jonathan Edwards, Mel McDaniel, Charly McClain, Wayne Massey, Ty Herndon, Collin Raye, John Michael Montgomery, Marty Raybon, and Marie Osmond.

1961
"Heartbreak U.S.A." by Kitty Wells was at #1 on the US Country singles chart. The track became Kitty Wells third and final #1 staying at the top spot for four weeks and spending twenty-three weeks on the chart.

1970
Born on this day in Columbus, Ohio, was Gary LeVox, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter with the American country trio Rascal Flatts who have scored 11 US Country #1’s.

1991
Alan Jackson was at #1 on the US Country charts with, "Don't Rock the Jukebox", the lead single from the album of the same name. His second consecutive #1 single on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles also received an ASCAP award for Country Song of the Year in 1992. That same year, the song was covered by Alvin and the Chipmunks, featuring commentary by Alan Jackson himself, for their 1992 album Chipmunks in Low Places.

2002
Dolly Parton kicked off her first major concert tour in 10 years at the Irving Plaza in New York City. The Halos & Horns Tour was to promote the release of her latest album Halos & Horns.

2010
Carrie Underwood and Ottawa Senators player Mike Fisher married in a private ceremony in Georgia.

Dolly Parton’s Former Nashville Home Is On the Market for $1.2 Million [Photo Gallery]

You can own the former home of Dolly Parton and husband Carl Dean for $1.2 million.

The four-bedroom, three-bath stucco house sits on 2.4 acres in Nashville’s Glencliff neighborhood. Carl and Dolly owned the 4,795-square-foot home, which was built in 1941, between 1980–1996.

Located in a gated neighborhood, the home features an eat-in kitchen, walk-in closets, covered patio, four-car garage, out building, possible air bnb and more.

 

Maren Morris Is Engaged

Ryan Hurd Has Popped the Question.

Maren Morris isn’t just country music’s newest sweetheart. She’s also country singer-songwriter Ryan Hurd’s sweetheart. And it looks like the two are making it official.

On Sunday (July 9), Morris posted an Instagram photo of herself sitting on Hurd’s lap, with a Corona in her right hand and a diamond ring on her left hand. And her caption just read “Yes.”

The two have been dating for a year and a half and started growing closer and closer when they initially met to collaborate on music. Together, Morris and Hurd wrote Tim McGraw’s “Last Turn Home.”

Morris told People earlier this year, “We had been friends for only a couple of years, but there was always this writing chemistry in the room, and eventually, the timing of it was undeniable. We had such a foundation built off writing so many songs over the years that we were like, ‘Why are we avoiding this.”

And in the latest issue of Cosmopolitan, Morris said the best thing about a country guy is that “He respects women, and he is rugged but isn’t afraid to be vulnerable.” Which sounds just like Hurd.

Looking for something to do with the kids to beat the heat? The Twin Falls Public Library is hosting a "Saturday Movie Matinee" on the big screen in library’s Program Room. This Saturday at 3pm, they’ll be showing “Monster Trucks,” rated PG. Call 733-2964 ext. 200 for more information. Remember, all Library programs are free and open to the public.

Twin Falls Parks & Rec has kicked off their Summer Movies in the Park. Every Friday night in July at 9:30pm they’ll be screening a different movie for free! This Friday, see Disney’s “Moana,” rated PG, at the historic band shell inside of Twin Falls City Park. “Secret Life of Pets,” rated PG, and “Ghostbusters,” rated PG-13, round out the featured Movies in the Park series this year. Contact Twin Falls Parks and Rec at (208) 736-2265 for more information.

 

The Cassia County Sheriff’s Office & Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation will be offering a FREE Responsible Rider ATV class for kids on Friday, July 14h, at North Freedom Park in Burley. This class will give students ages 6 and up a basic understanding of ATV operation and Idaho Laws. Successful graduates will receive their Off-highway vehicle proof of completion that is required for anyone under 16 who operates an Off-highway vehicle on Federal Land. Class size is limited to 10 students.  Pre-registration is required. Get more info and register at cassiasheriff.com.

 

Want to watch some races, or get in on the action yourself? The Oakley Pioneer Days Bump-N-Rub 4-Cylinder Car Race is coming up this weekend, July 14th and 15th in Oakley. Event organizer Colt Robinson says this isn’t a demolition derby, but there is usually quite a few bumps and scrapes between vehicles. Need more info? Call Colt Robinson at 208-431-9068.

 

The Magic Valley Arts Council is gearing up for the 58th Annual Arts in the Park! The event is scheduled for July 28th and 29th in the Twin Falls City Park. The festival weekend opens Friday, July 28th, at 5pm with a wine tasting event, artists’ booths, food trucks. Spend your weekend enjoying live music and great food while visiting arts and craft vendors, ranging from ceramics, paintings, jewelry and wood carvings. Need more info? Head to magicvalleyartscouncil.org or call the Magic Valley Arts Council at 734-2787.

 

(Note: “Killebrew” is pronounced “kill-EE-brew”)

The Killebrew-Thompson Memorial is proud to announce the 2017 Benefit Concert featuring Grammy Award winners Huey Lewis & The News! Huey Lewis & The News, known for their hits “The Power of Love,” “Heart of Rock N Roll,” and “I Want A New Drug,” will take the stage Saturday, August 19th in Sun Valley at the Sun Valley Pavilion. Proceeds from this concert benefit leukemia and cancer research at St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute, making this the perfect opportunity to listen to amazing music while supporting a great cause. Tickets start at $25 and can be purchased online at www.sunvalley.ticketfly.com.

 

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL): SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING, DESPICABLE ME 3, THE HOUSE, BABY DRIVER, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST NIGHT, CARS 3, WONDER WOMAN

CENTURY STADIUM 5: SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING, DESPICABLE ME 3, BABY DRIVER, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, WONDER WOMAN

BURLEY THEATER: Smurfs: THE LOST VILLAGE

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS: SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING, THE BEGUILED, THE HOUSE, DESPICABLE ME 3, BABY DRIVER, WONDER WOMAN

For showtimes and advance tickets, visit the Broc On The Morning page at Hot100Now.com.

***Magic Lantern Theaters – http://www.mlcinemas.com

***Magic Valley Cinema 13 - https://cinemawest.com/location?house_id=7482

***Century Stadium & Burley Theater – http://www.centurycinema5.com
 

HOLLYWOOD HEADLINES

The latest cinematic depiction of the webbed-hero, “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” webbed up a massive $120 million domestic opening from 4,348 locations. $10.6 million of the domestic total came from Imax screens alone. This is a huge win for Sony, Columbia Pictures, and Marvel Studios. The opening weekend was even higher than industry estimates, which were in the $90 million to $110 million range, while the Marvel cautiously predicted $80 million. The family friendly “Spider-man: Homecoming,” rated PG-13, is still racking up glowing reviews with some calling it the best superhero movie in years. Spidey himself was quoted as saying “THWIP! THWIP!”

 

Sad news from Hollywood: Nelsan Ellis, famous for his role as Lafayette Reynolds on HBO’s “True Blood,” passed away over the weekend at age 39. The actor died after complications from heart failure. “We were extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Nelsan Ellis,” HBO said in a statement. “Nelsan was a long-time member of the HBO family whose groundbreaking portrayal of Lafayette will be remembered fondly within the overall legacy of ‘True Blood.’ Nelsan will be dearly missed by his fans and all of us at HBO.”

 

Jeremy Renner, known to movie fans as “Hawkeye” from Marvel’s Avengers films, revealed that he broke both arms during a movie stunt on the movie “TAG.” The actor said he fractured his right elbow and his left wrist, but it was just part of the job and he was doing fine. Renner also noted that the injury wouldn’t affect his work. He is currently due to star in the next “Bourne” movie, and just completed work on the third “Avengers” movie, “Avengers: Infinity War.” “I’ll heal fast. I’m doing everything I can to heal faster.”

 

The battle between Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna rages on. Chyna has retained a high-powered civil rights attorney and is seeking restraining orders against her ex after his explosive social media rampage. Last Week, Kardashian took to Instagram and Twitter to post graphic and expletive-ridden contents about Chyna, in which he accused her of drug and alcohol abuse, infidelity, and shared three nude photos of Chyna. His Instagram page was subsequently shut down. Chyna initially responded to the onslaught of messages in a Snapchat post, alleging that Kardashian hit her, but that has also been taken down. A legal expert told PEOPLE magazine that Rob Kardashian could be subject to criminal charges for sharing the explicit photos on social media, in what has now come to be known as “revenge porn.”