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Fire investigators are sifting through the evidence to determine what caused the fire at Guppies Hot Rod Grille late Sunday night.  The blaze gutted the building destroying much of the first and second floor.  It appears it started in the kitchen area.  Nearby business owners say they are grateful and that it could have been much worse.

A former employee of an Idaho state-run center for people with serious developmental disabilities and mental health disorders has taken the first step toward suing the state, saying she was pulled from her job after reporting abuse and neglect.  Kelly Hardy filed a tort claim against the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare and the Southwest Idaho Treatment Center in July.

The College of Idaho ranks as the best higher education school in the state.  That is according to the 2019 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education U.S. College Rankings.  Nationally C of I is number 383 on the list, rising 18 spots. It's the only Idaho school to appear in the top 500.

The Idaho Supreme Court has upheld a lower court's ruling rejecting a request for a new trial by a man convicted of killing his estranged wife and covering up her murder. The Idaho Supreme Court in a ruling agreed with the lower court's decision that new evidence offered by Charles Capone even if allowed wouldn't have led to an acquittal.

A federal judge has rejected a mining company's request to extend a deadline to pay a $251,000 fine for not doing enough to stop or slow the flow of arsenic into streams that supply some of Boise's drinking water.  Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald Bush says the court doesn't have any confidence in the company's plan to raise money by selling a cryptocurrency that would exist electronically.  He ordered Atlanta Gold to pay the fine by Friday.  The company says the area it wants to mine contains up to $5 billion in gold and silver.

In local sports, Boys Soccer, it was Buhl over Wendell 2 to 0.  Bliss tied it up with Filer 3 each.  The community School outlasted Gooding 4 to zip. 

In girls soccer, it was Wendell 3 Buhl  1, Kimberly 3 Declo 0 and it was the Community School 6 Gooding Zero. 

In volleyball action in the Snake River Conference it was Shoshone 3 Glenns Ferry 0, Carey 2 Shoshone 1 and Carrey 2, Glenns Ferry 0. 

Elsewhere Twin Falls Christian Academy outlasted the Community School 3 to 1. 

Today:  Mostly sunny.  Winds: NW 5-10 mph.  High: 78 (Mountains: 74)

Tonight:  Generally clear skies. Low near 51F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Abundant sunshine. High near 73F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Mostly cloudy.

Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Low: 50 (Mountains: 45)

THURSDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 73 (Mountains: 66)

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 75 (Mountains: 68)

SATURDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 79 (Mountains: 73)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 74 (Mountains: 70)

MONDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 74 (Mountains: 70)

September 11th: On this day


Born on this day, was Jimmie Davis, singer, songwriter, who served two nonconsecutive terms as the 47th Governor of Louisiana (1944–1948 and 1960–1964). Davis was a nationally popular country music and gospel singer from the 1930s into the 1960s, occasionally recording and performing as late as the early 1990s. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. Davis died on November 5, 2000.


Born on this day, was Blake Chancey American record producer and music business executive, (the son of record producer and label executive Ron Chancey, who signed George Strait and Jimmy Buffett, and produced the Oak Ridge Boys). Chancey worked with and developed Dixie Chicks, Ricochet, Montgomery Gentry, as well as overseeing the A&R of many other artists on the roster. He went on to produce Waylon Jennings, Billy Ray Cyrus, Little Big Town and Mary Chapin Carpenter and many other Sony artists.


Born on this day in Augusta, Georgia, was Charles Kelley, country music singer-songwriter with Lady Antebellum, who scored the 2009 US #1 Country hit “I Run To You.” The group won five awards at the 2011 Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year for "Need You Now." Lady Antebellum was also awarded the Best Country Album award at the 54th Grammy Awards.


Barbara Mandrell was seriously injured in a car accident. She suffered multiple injuries and severe concussion that caused temporary memory loss, confusion, and speech difficulties. She took an 18-month sabbatical from performing to recover.


Merle Haggard married Theresa Ann Lane.  They have two children, Jenessa and Ben. Haggard has been married five times.


Filmmaker and music video director Carolyn Mayer Beug, was one of the passengers who died when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center. Also on the plane with her was her mother, Mary Alice Wahlstrom. Beug had directed several music videos for country singer Dwight Yoakam.