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A settlement agreement has been reached with former Jerome County Sheriff Doug McFall who was scheduled to sit in front of a jury trial yesterday.  McFall’s attorney said he pleaded guilty to using a Costco gift certificate in the name of the Jerome County Sheriff’s Office for personal use in the amount of $79.  As the result of the agreement, the petit theft charges were dropped and McFall will not face any jail time.  He will have to pay restitution.

Idaho prison officials are deciding on possible disciplinary action against 11 of its inmates housed in a Texas prison after a correctional officer's shoulder was injured during a group disturbance. The incident took place Friday evening at the Eagle Pass Correctional Facility in Texas, which houses 548 Idaho inmates.

35 year old Antonio Otaegui of Twin Falls has been accused of beating an acquaintance with a metal bat, breaking his nose and rib and several lacerations to his face.  Aotaegui has been jailed on a $250-thousand dollar bond with a preliminary hearing set for next Friday.

Republican Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra has been re-elected, narrowly defeating a challenge from Democrat Cindy Wilson. The race was too close to call for hours after polls closed on Tuesday night, but Ybarra pulled ahead as election officials continued to tally votes early Wednesday morning. This will be Ybarra's second term in Idaho's top education post.

Republican Congressman Mike Simpson has won an 11th term representing Idaho's 2nd Congressional District. Simpson defeated Democratic challenger Aaron Swisher, a Boise economist, to retain the seat. Republican Russ Fulcher has won Idaho's 1st Congressional District, defeating Democrat Cristina McNeil and six other candidates.

Longtime Republican lawmaker Brad Little defeated Democratic challenger Paulette Jordan on Tuesday to become Idaho's next governor, immediately saying he'd assert the state's independence from federal authority. Little's win came as no surprise, despite significant national media attention given to his opponent.

Today:  Sunny. High 44F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low 19F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky. High 49F. Winds light and variable.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Cold, mostly clear and patchy clouds. Winds: SW 3-8 mph Low: 25 (Mountains: 22)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 48 Low: 23 (Mountains: 45 Low: 17)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 44 Low: 23 (Mountains: 42 Low: 16)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 47 Low: 24 (Mountains: 43 Low: 20)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 51 Low: 29 (Mountains: 48 Low: 23)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 52 Low: 27 (Mountains: 50 Low: 22)

November 8th: On this day


Born on this day was Patti Page. Page's signature song, "Tennessee Waltz", recorded in 1950, was one of the biggest-selling singles of the 20th century, and is also one of the nine official state songs of Tennessee. She was the best-selling female artist of the 1950s and sold over 100 million records. Page died aged 85 on Jan 1st 2013.


Born on this day in Florence, Alabama, was Donnie Fritts, session musician and songwriter. Fritts has been Kris Kristofferson's keyboardist for over forty years as of 2013. In 2008, he was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Songs which he wrote have been recorded by Charlie Rich and Jerry Lee Lewis.


During recording sessions, Patsy Cline laid down four songs including Walkin' After Midnight, which was written for and rejected by singer Kay Starr. Originally Cline was not fond of Walkin' After Midnight, but after making a compromise with her label, she recorded it and it became Cline's first major hit single.


Born on this day in Rockingham, North Carolina, was Bucky Covington, country music singer. He placed eighth on the 5th season of American Idol. His self-titled debut album, released on April 17, 2007 debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, and produced three hit singles: "A Different World", "It's Good to Be Us", and "I'll Walk".


Born on this day in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was Lauren Alaina, who was the runner-up on the tenth season of American Idol. Her debut studio album, Wildflower, released on October 11, 2011 reached #2 on the US Country chart and featured the singles "Like My Mother Does", "Georgia Peaches"and "Eighteen Inches."


Dixie Chicks released "Cowboy Take Me Away" from their album, Fly. The song's title is derived from a famous slogan used in commercials for Calgon bath and beauty products. It went on to reach #1 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in February 2000.


Charlie Dick, the widower of Patsy Cline, and a man who was very much responsible for helping to keep the artistic legacy of his late wife intact over the years, died in his sleep aged 81. Dick married Cline on Sept. 15, 1957, after meeting her the year before at a local dance.