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Wednesday 091218

One person was injured when a Tour Bus collided with a semi-truck near Hagerman in Twin Falls County.  ISP says the bus driver was using a turnout in the road to turn the vehicle around when a semi struck the vehicle.  The truck driver was taken to the hospital for treatment.  Highway 30 was blocked for about 5 hours yesterday morning. 

Twin Falls Police say 28 year old Gustavo Ceron-Maciel was taken into custody yesterday morning after he lost control of his vehicle in front of Lincoln Elementary school.  A female pedestrian was taken to the hospital after being struck.  The driver left the scene of the accident with minor injuries.

Some on the Twin Falls city council wants to continue giving to nonprofits but want to ensure that money will be used to further the city’s mission.  Since 2003 the city has given grants that total more than 1-point 5 million dollars to 21 organizations.

The Twin Falls School district says they need an emergency 2-point 5 million dollar levy.  Monday the board approved the levy that they described as taxpayer money but will not come before voters.  This after the district saw a 522 student increase in average daily attendance. 

The city of Twin Falls said they are going to ask the Idaho Transportation Department to reroute highway 30 that goes through downtown.  Instead of second avenues the road would run from Washington Street, Sixth avenue west and Minidoka Avenue. 

Idaho officials say a U.S. District Court judge made a legal error and should reverse his ruling that Idaho violated the U.S. Constitution by forcing several landowners to sell their natural gas and oil to a Texas company. The Idaho attorney general's office in documents filed Monday says Chief U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill "was clearly erroneous" in a ruling last month that could have significant ramifications for Idaho's oil and gas industry.

An investigation revealed that a truck driver who authorities say caused a crash that killed him and three Idaho airmen had more than 20 traffic violations in several states. Illya Tsar was driving a tractor-trailer east on Interstate 84 on June 16 when he slammed into the back of a Jeep that was stopped in traffic.

In local sports, first to Volleyball action the Twin Falls bruins took crosstown Riverhawks 3 to 0.  Elsewhere, it was Burley 3 Minico 1.  Wood River beat Jerome 3 to 0.  It was Filer 3 Gooding 0.  Kimberly outlasted Buhl 3 to 1 and it was Wendell 3 Glenns Ferry 2.  Hansen said no to Murtaugh 3 to 1.  It was Lighthouse Christian 3 Hagerman 0.  Dietrich said no to Camas County 3 to zip and it was Castleford 3 The Community School 0. 

In Girls Soccer Twin Falls 6 Jerome 0.  And in Boys Soccer it was Jerome 5 Twin Falls 3, Wood River 3 Canyon Ridge 0. 

Today:   Partly cloudy.  Winds: NW 5-15 mph  High: 71 (Mountains: 69)

Tonight: Mostly cloudy  Winds: SW 5-10 mph  Low: 50 (Mountains: 46)

Tomorrow:  Partly to mostly cloudy. High 72F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Partly cloudy.

Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Low: 45 (Mountains: 41)

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 76 (Mountains: 69)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 79 (Mountains: 71)

SUNDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 76 (Mountains: 71)

MONDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 76 (Mountains: 70)

TUESDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 78 (Mountains: 72)

September 12th: On this day

Born on this day in Saratoga, Texas, was George Jones the country music singer who has scored more than 150 hits during his career, both as a solo artist and in duets with other artists. Jones who married Tammy Wynette in 1969, and has had 15 US #1 country hits, is celebrated by some of his fans as the hard-drinkin', fast-livin' spiritual-son of his idol, Hank Williams. Jones missed so many engagements that he gained the nickname of "No-Show Jones." Jones died on 26th April 2013 aged 81.

Born on this day, was Jennifer Nettles, American Grammy winning country music artist, lead vocalist with the duo Sugarland who scored the 2009 US #1 album Live on the Inside’.

The Farm Aid 99' benefit concert took place at the Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, Virginia. 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: Susan Tedeschi, Keb' Mo', Deana Carter, Barenaked Ladies, Dave Matthews Band, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson and Neil Young.

Johnny Cash, US singer songwriter died of respiratory failure aged 71. Widely considered one of the most influential American musicians of the 20th century, he was known as The Man in Black. Cash traditionally started all his concerts by saying, "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash." His best-known songs included "I Walk the Line", "Folsom Prison Blues", "Ring of Fire", "Get Rhythm" and "Man in Black." Cash also had his own US TV show in late 60's - early 70's.

Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing documentary film produced and directed by Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck (daughter of actor Gregory Peck) had its world premier at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film followed the Dixie Chicks over a three-year period of intense public scrutiny, fan backlash, physical threats, and pressure from both corporate and conservative political elements in the United States after lead singer Natalie Maines publicly criticised then President of the United States George W. Bush during a live 2003 concert in London, England.

Lynn Anderson was arrested and charged with a DUI in Nashville, Tennessee. This was the singer's third offense since 2004.