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A Twin Falls man was arraigned earlier this week on one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and jailed on a hundred thousand dollar bond.  The charges stem from an incident where the man admitted to trying to cut his neighbors head off during a dispute.  64 year old Bruce Anthony Bowser was arrested Sunday after the neighbor reported the suspect cut his hand with a knife.

44 year old Isaac Douglas Brewer is accused of breaking into a stranger’s house.  While inside police allege he took a shower, ate a steak and then stole irrigation pipes and wiring.  The victim, who lives on China Creek Road in Twin Falls County, said he confronted Brewer who said another man said he could have the pipes. 

An Idaho group known as Idaho United against Prop 1 made up of state and local political leaders have launched a statewide effort to oppose a ballot initiative seeking to legalize so-called "historical horse racing."  The group said it released ads urging Idahoans to vote no on the ballot initiative in November.

An Idaho prison inmate charged with raping a woman while working at a wildfire base camp in Utah has invoked his right to a speedy trial. Prosecutor Kevin Daniels said 27-year-old Ruben Hernandez made his first court appearance in Utah's Sanpete County in a short hearing on Wednesday. Daniels says he did not formally enter a plea, but the request to move quickly typically indicates a defendant disputes a charge.

An Idaho man, who authorities say admitted to killing his wife, has pleaded not guilty to the crime. The Idaho State Journal reports Eugene Ruff was charged with first-degree murder in July after officers found his wife, Bettilee Ruff, dead at the couple's Aberdeen home.

If your dog is running loose in Lincoln County, it could cost you money.  Earlier this week Lincoln County Commissioners passed a dog at large ordnance that could end up with a misdemeanor citation to its owner.

There’s a new interim fire chief for the Rock Creek Rural Fire Protection district.  Jason Keller’s last day was Friday.   Stacey Thomas will fill in until commissioners decide who will finally fill the position. 

In local sports, the number 4 College of Southern Idaho Volleyball team opened the Starr Corporation invitational with a sweep over Casper College yesterday.  The eagles will now take on Northwest College tonight at 7 pm. 

In Volleyball, it was Canyon Ridge 3 Mountain Home 2.  Canyon Ridge will host cross-town rival Twin Falls on Tuesday. Mountain Home will participate in tomorrow’s Skyline Invitational. 

Twin Falls shut out Jerome 3 to 0.  Twin Falls is at Canyon Ridge and Jerome travels to Wood River on Tuesday.

It was Burley 3 Wood River 0 and Shoshone 3 Hagerman 2.  Shoshone hosts Glenns Ferry and Carey on Monday, while Hagerman will face Lighthouse Christian at home on Tuesday.

It was Filer 3 Wendell 0 and in the Sawtooth Conference, it was Murtaugh 2 Community School 0.  Twin Falls Christian Academy 2 Murtaugh 0 and Community School 2 Twin Falls Academy 1.  Murtaugh hosts Hansen and TFCA on Saturday and is at Hansen on Tuesday. Twin Falls Christian Academy hosts Community School on Monday.

Valley 3 Glenns Ferry zip and it was Oakley 3 Raft River 1.

Turning to Boys Soccer Wood River 9 Pocatello 1, and it was Canyon Ridge 1 Preston zip. 

As far as Girls Soccer, Twin Falls 11 Burley 0. 

WEATHER

Today:   Mostly sunny.  Winds: NW 5-10 mph  High: 90 (Mountains: 83)

Tonight:  Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low around 60F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny skies. High 85F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Clear skies.

Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Low: 55 (Mountains: 47)

SUNDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 84 (Mountains: 77)

MONDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 85 (Mountains: 78)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 78 (Mountains: 74)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 75 (Mountains: 71)

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 75 (Mountains: 73)

September 7th: On this day

1949
"Lovesick Blues" by Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys was at #1 on the US singles chart. The song first appeared in the 1922 musical Oh, Ernest and was recorded by Emmet Miller in 1928 and later by country music singer Rex Griffin.

1961
George Jones scored his second Country #1 single with “Tender Years.” The famous French singer Johnny Hallyday recorded the original song during a Nashville session and afterward he recorded a French version Tes Tendres Années.

1977
Crystal Gayle was at #1 on the US Country chart with “Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue". The song was written by Richard Leigh and first appeared on Gayle's 1977 album, We Must Believe in Magic. The song became Gayle's first, (and biggest), crossover pop hit, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 3 weeks, and won the singer a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. In 1999, the song was recognized by ASCAP as one of the ten most-performed songs of the 20th century.

1985
Rosanne Cash was at #1 on the Billboard country chart with I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me, a song she wrote with her then-husband Rodney Crowell. Her fourth Country #1 later won a Grammy Award.

2003
The Farm Aid 03, benefit concert took place at the Germain Amphitheater, Columbus, Ohio. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Emmylou Harris, Hootie & the Blowfish, Los Lonely Boys, Sheryl Crow, Brooks & Dunn, Titty Bingo, Trick Pony, Billy Bob Thornton and Daniel Lanois.

September 8th: On this day

1897
Born on this day in Geiger, Alabama, was Jimmie Rodgers, singer, songwriter, who was among the first country music superstars and pioneers, Rodgers was also known as "The Singing Brakeman", "The Blue Yodeler", and "The Father of Country Music." Rodgers sold over 12 million records and was the first person to be elected into the Country Music Hall Of Fame. Rodgers died on 26th May 1933.

1927
Born on this day, in Detroit, Michigan, was Harlan Howard, American songwriter. In a career spanning six decades, Howard wrote songs, recorded by a variety of different artists including “Fall to Pieces", co-written with Hank Cochran and recorded by Patsy Cline. Howard was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1997. He died on March 3, 2002.

1932
Born on this day in Winchester, Virginia, was Patsy Cline, country music singer. Her hits began in 1957 with Donn Hecht's and Alan Block's "Walkin' After Midnight", Hank Cochran's and Harlan Howard's "I Fall to Pieces", Hank Cochran's "She's Got You", Willie Nelson's "Crazy" and ended in 1963 with Don Gibson's "Sweet Dreams". She died aged 30 on 5 March 1963 at the height of her career in a private plane crash. She was one of the most influential, successful and acclaimed female vocalists of the 20th century. Ten years after her death, in 1973, she became the first female solo artist inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

1952
Born on this day in Niagara Falls, New York, was Gary Baker, country music singer and songwriter who was once a member of The Shooters. He has written songs for John Michael Montgomery, Alabama and others. His song "I swear", recorded by both All 4-One and John Michael Montgomery has sold more than 20 million copies internationally, and won the 1995 Grammy for "Best Country Song."

1996
In a rare double bill, Johnny Cash and George Jones performed at the Oakdale Music Theatre, Wallingford, Connecticut.

2017
Don Williams died at his home in Alabama aged 78. Williams, who was known as “the Gentle Giant” because of his easygoing temperament, died after a short illness. Williams had 17 #1 hits in the US and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010, before he retired in 2016. His career started as a musician in Portland, a city he moved to from his native Texas, where he was born in 1939. He moved to Nashville in the late 60s and wrote songs for some of country’s biggest names, including “Cowboy” Jack Clement.

September 9th: On this day

1947
Born on this day in Atlanta, Georgia, was Freddy Weller, country music artist. His biggest solo hit as an artist was "Games People Play," which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1969; "Promised Land" and "Indian Lake," both 1971, peaked at #3.

1951
Born on this day Lodi, Wisconsin, was Tom Wopat, actor and singer. He first achieved fame as Luke Duke in the long-running 1979 television series The Dukes of Hazzard. He scored a handful of hits on the country charts including the 1988 "A Little Bit Closer."

1954
Elvis Presley played at the opening of the Lamar-Airways Shopping Center in Memphis Tennessee. Johnny Cash was in the audience and after the show met Elvis for the first time.

1975
Born on this day in Alexandria, Indiana was American country music singer and songwriter Joey Feek. From 2008 to 2016, the duo Joey + Rory comprised of Joey and her husband, Rory Lee Feek. She died from cancer on March 4, 2016.

1991
Born on this day in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, was Hunter Hayes, American country music singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. His self-titled debut album released in 2011 included the Top 20 country single "Storm Warning" and the #1 singles "Wanted" and "Somebody's Heartbreak".

2005
To aid victims of Hurricane Katrina, Dixie Chicks, Garth Brooks, Emmylou Harris and Trisha Yearwood were among the artists participating in Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast, which aired live on cable and broadcast television stations in the United States and worldwide.

2007
Farm Aid 2007: A Homegrown Festival, took place at Randall's Island, New York City, New York. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews with Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Billy Joe Shaver, Tim Reynolds, Gregg Allman, The Allman Brothers Band, Counting Crows, Matisyahu, Guster, The Derek Trucks Band, Warren Haynes, Supersuckers, The Ditty Bops, Montgomery Gentry, Jimmy Sturr, Danielle Evin, Jesse Lenat, Pauline Reese, Paula Nelson, Titty Bingo, and 40 Points.