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Tuesday 100918

Authorities say a suspicious letter mailed to Sen. Mike Crapo's Lewiston office on Friday didn't contain any hazardous materials. The letter had indications on the envelope that caused staff to believe it could possibly contain dangerous materials.

Who is responsible for the explosion that destroyed a mailbox Friday a mile north of Shoshone?  That’s what authorities want to know.  The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office responded to a 10:40 p.m. call and found the mailbox still on fire at a home on West Huyser Drive.

Two people are missing in Idaho's largest county. Officials from Idaho County are looking for a 76-year-old Idaho woman who was reported missing from a hunting camp and a 27-year-old Maryland man who got separated from a video crew.

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has approved a 20-year ban on new mining claims in the mountains north of Yellowstone National Park after two proposed gold mines raised concerns the area could be spoiled. Zinke signed the mineral ban that extends a temporary ban imposed in 2016.

Domestic violence victims in rural communities face unique challenges. Idaho Legal Aid Service, Inc. was awarded a federal grant of $480,014 last month from the Office on Violence against Women's to help victims in those rural communities.

Robert Stuart Middle School in Twin Falls recently received a $27,400 grant from the Dart Foundation, a private family foundation that serves communities nationwide.  The money will be used for technology upgrades for the STEM classroom, including computers, several sets of robotics kits and 3D printers.

A defense attorney says a man charged with first-degree murder in northern Idaho shouldn't face the death penalty due to his young age.  Attorney R. Keith Roark filed a motion on behalf of Jacob Coleman.  Coleman was 19 when authorities say he stabbed to death 22-year-old cab driver Gagandeep Singh in Kootenai in August 2017.

A safety team is recommending improvements in communication tactics and training after a state wildlife helicopter crash that that severely burned two volunteer firefighters trying to rescue the crash victims.  The team reviewing the Aug. 18 Sheep Creek Fire north of Battle Mountain said the rescue was hampered by the complexity of the response to the incident.

In local sports, first to boys soccer, it  was Bliss 1 Buhl 0 and the Sun Valley Community School outlasted Filer 4 to 0. 

In Girls Soccer it was Kimberly 3 Wendell 2 and the Sun Valley School 5 Declo 0.

In Volleyball, Declo outlasted Oakley 3 to 0.  It was the same score with Shoshone outlasting Valley 3 to 0.  


Today:  Rain showers early will evolve into a more steady rain for the afternoon. High 49F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.

Tonight:  Steady light rain this evening. Showers continuing overnight. Low 39F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

Tomorrow:  Considerable cloudiness. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 51F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Partly cloudy.

Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Low: 36 (Mountains: 31)

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 55 (Mountains: 49)

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 61 (Mountains: 54)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 57 (Mountains: 53)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 57 (Mountains: 52)

MONDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 63 (Mountains: 55)

October 9th: On this day


Hank Snow was at #1 on the Country music singles charts with "I'm Moving On". The song, stayed at the top of the charts for 21 weeks and was the first of seven #1 Billboard country hits Snow scored throughout his career.


Johnny Cash played the first night of a week long tour appearing with Elvis Presley, Floyd Cramer, Jimmy Newman and Porter Wagoner at the Cheery Springs Dance Hall, Cherryspring.


Born on this day in Austin, Texas, was Tommy Shane Steiner, country music artist. He made his debut in 2001 with the single "What If She's an Angel", which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts.


Elvis and Priscilla Presley were granted a divorce after six and half years of marriage. She was given property along with $725,000 and an additional $4,200 a month for the support of their five-year old daughter, Lisa Marie. The settlement also included half the proceeds from the sale of an L.A. home and five percent of the total outstanding stock in two publishing companies. The couple emerged from a Santa Monica, California courthouse arm in arm, kiss and depart separately.


Johnny Cash hosted the 12th annual Country Music Association Awards Show, broadcast live from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee on the CBS-TV network. Dolly Parton won Entertainer Of The Year and Grandpa Jones was inducted into the Hall Of Fame.


Willie Nelson was at #1 on the country album chart with Always on My Mind, which became the Billboard #1 country album of the year. The album spent 22 weeks at the top of the charts and stayed for a total of 253 weeks on the Billboard Top Country Albums charts. The title track was originally recorded by Brenda Lee in 1972 and has since been recorded by dozens of performers including Elvis Presley in 1972 and John Wesley Ryles in 1979.


Born on this day in Raleigh, North Carolina, was Scotty McCreery who won the tenth season of American Idol on May 25, 2011. His debut studio album, Clear as Day, includes the top 20 country songs, "I Love You This Big" and "The Trouble with Girls".