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Friday 110118

Officials at the Xavier Charter School are considering armed school resource officers on campus.  The discussion could come up next February when the next budgeting cycle starts. 

The national weather service has issued a Wind Advisory for parts of the area.  The advisory is in effect from noon till 9 pm today for Eastern Magic Valley, Shoshone Lava Beds, South Hills and the Albion Mountains.  Forecasters say expect gusts near 45 miles per hour.

Yellowstone National Park officials will close most of the park’s entrances Monday morning as they prepare for the winter season.  The park now begins to prepare for snowmobile and coach travel which starts December 15th

 Today is known as the Day of the Dead and Students at the College Of Southern Idaho Diversity Council is celebrating with several campus events.  Day of the dead pays honor to those who passed away by creating an altar.

A Nampa man who police say entered a Burley woman’s apartment while she was showering and threatened her with a knife has taken a plea deal.  23 year old Rogelio Gonzalez-Huerta pleaded guilty to felony aggravated assault.  The prosecutor and defense will both recommend a sentence of three to five years in prison and ask that the sentence be suspended and for Gonzalez-Huerta to be placed on probation.

A Moscow jury has found Patrick Nuxoll of Lewiston guilty of First degree murder of his friend David Cramer.  The jury deliberated for about four hours earlier this week before handing down the verdict.  A scheduling conference to determine a sentencing hearing was set for November 7th.

Today is retirement day for Magistrate Judge Thomas Borreson.  An open house will be held from 3 to 5 pm at the Jerome county annex and is open to the public.  Stacey DePew and John Lothspeich, both longtime Jerome attorneys, were selected by the Fifth Judicial District Magistrates Commission last month to fill two open judge seats. DePew will replace Judge Thomas H. Borresen after his upcoming retirement, while Lothspeich takes on a new position created to alleviate the heavy magistrate judge workload.

Today:  Windy with showers developing this afternoon. Thunder possible. High 63F. Winds WSW at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Tonight:  A few passing clouds. Low around 40F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy skies. High 52F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Increasing clouds. Winds: SW 5-15 mph. Low: 38 (Mountains: 32)

SUNDAY: Scattered rain showers with mountain snow showers. High: 51 Low: 34 (Mountains: 48 Low: 27)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny and cool. High: 48 Low: 32 (Mountains: 40 Low: 24)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny and cool. High: 50 Low: 28 (Mountains: 41 Low: 23)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and cool. High: 47 Low: 29 (Mountains: 39 Low: 22)

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 51 Low: 31 (Mountains: 42 Low: 28)

November 2nd: On this day

1926

Born on this day in Copeville, Texas, was Charlie Walker country musician, Walker worked as a disc jockey in the early 1950s before signing with Decca Records. His first hit, "Only You, Only You" was co-written with Jack Newman and reached #9 on the country chart in 1956. Walker later reached #2 with a Harlan Howard song, "Pick Me Up On Your Way Down". He died on September 12, 2008.

1961

Born on this day in Edmonton, Alberta, was k.d. lang, Canadian pop and country singer-songwriter who won a Grammy Award in 1989 for Best Country Vocal Collaboration for "Crying" (shared with Roy Orbison) and in 1990 for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "Absolute Torch and Twang."

1983

Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton were at #1 on the US Country charts with, "Islands In The Stream". Written by the Bee Gees it was the first single from Rogers' album Eyes That See in the Dark and the second pop #1 for both Rogers and Parton (Rogers having been there with 1980's "Lady" and Parton with 1981's "9 to 5").

2007

The Johnny Cash Flower Pickin' Festival was held in Starkville, Mississippi. Starkville, where Cash was arrested over 40 years earlier and held overnight at the city jail on May 11, 1965, inspired Cash to write the song "Starkville City Jail". The festival, where he was offered a symbolic posthumous pardon, honored Cash's life and music, and was expected to become an annual event.

2013

Betsy Smittle died aged 60. Smittle was Garth Brooks' half-sister and a longtime member of his band and released a solo album of her own, titled Rough Around the Edges.

2015

American country singer Tommy Overstreet died aged 78. He had five top five hit singles in the Billboard country charts and 11 top 10 singles. His highest charting hit was 1972's "Ann (Don't Go Runnin')," which went to #2.

2015

American country singer Tommy Overstreet died aged 78. Known simply as "T.O." by fans and radio disc jockeys, Overstreet had five top five hit singles in the Billboard country charts and 11 top 10 singles.