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Idaho State Police report two people died in separate accidents over the weekend.  On Saturday, a car traveling south on Northside Boulevard in Nampa struck and killed 39 year old Jessica Justice of Nampa while she was attempting to cross the road.  Later that day another person was killed in a rest area a mile east of the Idaho Oregon border along I-84.  A car drove through the median and into the rest area colliding with two parked trailers.  The driver died at the scene. 

The Twin Falls Police department is continuing their investigation after a County Detention Staff Deputy was injured when his gun was accidently discharged.  The incident over the past weekend happened in the Auto Sally where prisoners are transferred from vehicles to the jail.  The deputy was sent to the hospital.  No one else was injured in the shooting. 

It’s well known that the housing market in Idaho is booming especially in Lava Hot Springs area where houses are being purchased before they’re even listed and sometimes for well-above asking price.  Real Estate agents say most are looking for a second home. 

Boise police have arrested a man, charging him with taking another man’s wallet from an X-ray bin while going through the security screening line at the Boise airport.  27 year old Yousef Jamal Ramadan after watching him on security footage take the wallet and enter a restroom where it was found.  The money had been removed.  He has been charged with felony grand theft. 

While Century Link hasn’t said much about the nationwide outage of their internet and some of their phone system, U.S. officials are saying it was completely unacceptable.  FCC officials with the homeland security bureau are investigating the cause and effect of the outage.  Century Link officials say the outage was not related to hacking but have declined further comment.  

One of the new laws in effect for Idaho is that ignition interlocks be installed for first time offenders who have been found guilty of Driving while Under the Influence.  The car will not start without the driver doing the test.  Offenders will be required to pay for the device to be installed on their vehicle.


Today:  Sunny in the Magic and Wood River Valley.  Winds: Light and variable

High: 25 Mountains: High: 24

Tonight:  Partly cloudy.  Winds: E 5 mph.   Low: 14 Mountains: 12

Tomorrow:  Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 28F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy.  Winds: E 7 mph   Low: 20 Mountains: 16

FRIDAY: Partly sunny.  High: 36 Low: 25 Mountains: High: 32 Low: 19

SATURDAY: Partly sunny. Chance of p.m. snow showers in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley.  High: 39 Low: 28 Mountains: High: 34 Low: 20

SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley.   High: 39 Low: 30 Mountains: High: 31 Low: 20

MONDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers in the Magic Valley. Chance of snow showers in the Wood River Valley.   High: 42 Low: 32 Mountains: High: 34 Low: 23

TUESDAY: Partly sunny. Chance of rain and snow showers in the Magic Valley. Chance of snow showers in the Wood River Valley.  High: 40 Low: 31 Mountains: 35 Low: 26

WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers in the Magic Valley. Chance of p.m. snow showers in the Wood River Valley.  High: 42 Mountains: 36.

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January 2nd: On this day

Born on this day was Harold Bradley, American country and pop guitarist. As a session musician into the 1970s, he performed on hundreds of albums by country stars such as Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley and Slim Whitman. Bradley was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006

Born on this day in Fort Worth, Texas, was Roger Miller the singer, songwriter, musician and actor, best known for his honky tonk-influenced novelty songs. His best known songs included the chart-topping country/pop hits "King of the Road", "Dang Me" and "England Swings", all from the mid-1960s. A lifelong cigarette smoker Miller died on October 25, 1992 of lung and throat cancer at the age of 56.

Born on this day in Indiana, was Don Von Tress, singer, songwriter who wrote Achy Breaky Heart." Originally titled "Don't Tell My Heart" it was recorded by The Oak Ridge Boys and The Marcy Brothers, its name was later changed to "Achy Breaky Heart" and recorded by Billy Ray Cyrus on his 1992 album Some Gave All.

Tex Ritter, the American country music singer and movie actor died 10 days before his 69th birthday. Ritter who was popular from the mid-1930s into the 1960s scored over 15 US country hits including "I'm Wastin' My Tears on You" and ‘You Two-Timed Me One Time Too Often".

Kenny Rogers was at #1 on the country album charts with Greatest Hits, (the album reached #1 on both the Pop and Country charts in the US), and featured three singles that were not included on any of Rogers' studio albums: "Lady" (written and produced specifically for Rogers by Lionel Richie), "Love The World Away" (a top five country and top 20 pop hit that was featured on the soundtrack of the box-office smash Urban Cowboy) and "Long Arm of the Law". This was also Rogers’ third #1 album of the year. (the other two being Kenny and Gideon).

Garth Brooks was at #1 on the US Country chart with his fourth studio album The Chase. The album featured his version of the Little Feat song "Dixie Chicken", and "Night Rider's Lament" the classic cowboy song that had been previously recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker and Chris LeDoux.

Shania Twain was at #1 on the US Country chart with her fourth studio album Up! The album debuted at #1 on both the Top Country Albums chart and the Billboard 200, after selling 874,000 copies in its first full week of release, it then stayed in the Top 100 of the Billboard chart for more than 60 weeks.

Little Jimmy Dickens died aged 94 of cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke a few days earlier. The American country music singer was famous for his humorous novelty songs, his small size, 4'11" (150 cm), and his rhinestone-studded outfits (which he is given credit for introducing into country music live performances). At the time of his death, he was the oldest living member of the Grand Ole Opry.Bottom of Form