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Firefighters from Twin Falls, Filer, Rock Creek and Jerome spent over three hours battling a blaze that ripped through Guppies Hot Rod Grille at 110 Main Avenue in downtown Twin Falls late last night.  When crews arrived flames were coming from the restaurant.  No one was injured but there was significant damage to the structure. 

18 year old Cyrus Sandmeyer of Twin Falls is facing a misdemeanor charge of vehicular manslaughter.  Last Wednesday he is charged with running a stop sign in the vehicle he was driving and collided with a motorcycle driven by 58 year old Michael Mum of Twin Falls.  Mumm died at the scene.

Gerado Chavez, a 21 year old Buhl man pleaded guilty for his part in the drive by shooting that claimed the life of 15 year old Vason Widaman.  The incident happened on May 7 2016 near north College Road West and Northern Pine Drive.  He faces life in prison with a minimum of 20 years.

The Mormon Church has announced plans to build a new Pocatello temple.  This will be the sixth temple in Idaho in a state with nearly a half a million LDS church members.  Construction expected to begin next year and will take two years to complete. 

State School Superintendent Sherri Ybarra will ask the legislature for a 6-point 8 percent increase for Idaho’s Public Education with the majority going to teacher pay.  That will bump up the budget to 2-point 8 billion.  Ybarra said she wanted 40-thousand dollars minimum salary with a $58-thousand dollar max.  A news reporter pointed out the budget had a hundred million dollar error bringing the projected salaries to 37 to 50-thousand dollars if approved.

The Idaho Supreme Court held up a Jury’s decision to award Rodney and Joyce Herrett 3-point 85 million dollars in damages in a malpractice case against St. Lukes.  The couple filed suit after the woman was injured by the removal of a catheter.  The removal lead to a stroke and permanent brain damage.

The Better Business bureau is warning millennials they are the target of scams simply because they write fewer checks.  Check scams are increasing according to the BBB.  The bureau suggests you verify the check with the bank before attempting to cash it – if you have any questions.

High School Seniors should look for direct admissions postcards.  The cards are designed to alert students the college admission letter will soon be on its way.

Today:  Partly cloudy. High near 85F. ESE winds shifting to WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  Generally clear skies. Low near 55F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Abundant sunshine. High near 80F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear.

Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Low: 51 (Mountains: 46)

WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 72 (Mountains: 67)

THURSDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 73 (Mountains: 66)

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 76 (Mountains: 70)

SATURDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 77 (Mountains: 74)

SUNDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 81 (Mountains: 76)

In local sports, Carey Football hasn't missed a beat since last year's perfect season.  The reigning 1A D-II state champion is 3–0 so far with two shutout games, including last week's 44-0 drumming of Camas.  They've outscored their opponents, 38–8.


Garden Valley 54, Glenns Ferry 34

Raft River 44, North Gem 6

Murtaugh 42, Dietrich 14:

Lighthouse Christian 44, Hagerman 8

Oakley 62, Mackay 20

Castleford 56, Richfield JV 18

Rockland 40, Shoshone JV 12

The No. 4 CSI Volleyball team wrapped up the Starr Corporation invite this weekend, never losing a set.  CSI beat Treasure Valley in three sets with both Leta Mose and Alexis Mareko pacing the team with eight kills.

September 10th: On this day


Born on this day in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma was country singer Tommy Overstreet, Often known simply as "T.O." His highest charting hit was 1972's "Ann (Don't Go Runnin')," which went to #2. He died on Nov 2 2015.


Lynn Anderson recorded "Rose Garden" at the Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville. Anderson's version of "Rose Garden" remains one of the most successful country crossover recordings of all-time. The track topped the US Billboard country chart for five weeks, reached No.3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 pop chart and was a major hit in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, Norway and the UK.


Born on this day in Knoxville, Tennessee, was Ashley Monroe, singer-songwriter who became a member of Pistol Annies with Miranda Lambert and Angaleena Presley.


Randy Travis was back at #1 on the country chart with Always & Forever, his second album. Released from this album were the singles "Too Gone Too Long", "I Won't Need You Anymore (Always and Forever)", "Forever and Ever, Amen" and "I Told You So", all of which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.


Garth Brooks released his third studio album, Ropin' the Wind, which became his first album to debut at #1 the Billboard 200 chart and the Top Country Albums chart. There it enjoyed four runs at #1 spending a combined 18 weeks at the top of the charts.


Brooks & Dunn were at #1 on the US Country charts with, "Brand New Man" the duo’s debut single. It was also the first single from their album, Brand New Man, and their first #1 single on the country charts.


MCA records released George Jones' "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair," with a star studded line up of vocal guests: Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt, Mark Chesnutt, Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Alan Jackson, T. Graham Brown, Joe Diffie, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless and Pam Tillis.


To aid victims of Hurricane Katrina, ReAct Now: Music & Relief was held where various Country performers appeared at the 4-hour concert — which aired live on CMT. Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, Paul McCartney, Big & Rich, Hank Williams Jr., The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Neil Young, Sheryl Crow, Sugarland and Emmylou Harris all appeared.