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The first 2019 baby born in the Magic Valley has arrived.  Just after 4 pm on January 1st, Amyiah Cortez was born at the Cassia Regional Hospital.  In Twin Falls at St. Luke’s, the first baby arrived Wednesday morning at 6:41 a.m. 

What police officers are calling a gang related drive by shooting has injured a 14 year old Caldwell resident.  The child, authorities say suffered serious injuries.  The incident reported at 3:40 am Wednesday has the FBI offering a reward of up to 5-thousand dollars for information leading to the arrests and convictions of those involved. The home was struck multiple times. 

An anonymous landowner donated a quarter mile of mule deer winter range in Pocatello to a local land trust.  The donation to the Sage Brush Steppe Land Trust ended previous plans of converting the property into a subdivision.

No injuries were reported after a pickup truck struck a house Wednesday afternoon near Grandview Drive South in Twin Falls.  The accident on Highway 74 happened with the driver of the truck apparently failed to slow down for the car in front of him, swerved left and hit the home. 

Tax season is going to be here before you know it and with that comes a warning from the Idaho State Tax Commission to review your W-4 forms so you’re not paying more taxes next year.  The change from the way your paycheck is calculated comes from the recent federal tax reform and some changes in Idaho at the state level. 

Today at noon Governor Elect Brad Little and all the state constitutional officers will be sworn in.  The ceremony will take place on the south steps of the state Capitol building in Boise. 

A Caldwell man has been accused of trying to burn his girlfriend’s trailer down early New Year’s Day.  34 year old T.J. Grove is charged with felony first degree arson and misdemeanor malicious injury to property.  The victim’s daughter had called 911 to report the suspect had punched holes in the walls and was setting fires around the trailer.  Police obtained a voicemail to the victim allegedly from Grove to say “her house was on fire.”  Crews quickly doused the flames and Grove was located in a nearby field where he was arrested. 


In local sports, first to CSI women basketball, where the Eagles trounced Wyoming 77 to 69. 

In High School Basketball, first to the girls it was Shoshone outlasting Raft River 53 to 46 and Carey beat Camas 62 to 34. 

On the boys side Number 4 ranked Century upset Number one ranked Twin Falls in a close one 45 to 44.  Burley defeated Jerome 66 to 41.  Kimberly outlasted Canyon Ridge 73 to 64 and Filer won over Gooding 49 to 30.  In another game, it was Camas County beating Carey 52 to 43. 


Today:  Warmer with more clouds than sunshine  Winds: ENE 5-15 mph.   Highs - Valleys: 37 Mountains: 35.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy this evening with more clouds for overnight. Low near 20F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly to mostly cloudy. High 37F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.

SUNDAY: Scattered snow showers.

Valleys - High: 37 Low: 27

Mountains - High: 32 Low: 18

MONDAY: Mix of rain and snow showers.

Valleys - High: 41 Low: 31

Mountains - High: 34 Low: 21

TUESDAY: Clouds and sun, chance of rain and snow mix

Valleys - High: 43 Low: 35

Mountains - High: 37 Low: 22

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy, slight chance of rain and snow

Valleys - High: 44 Low: 29

Mountains - High: 38 Low: 20

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy, slight chance of rain and snow

Valleys - High: 40 Low: 29

Mountains - High: 33 Low: 15

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January 4th: On this day

Born on this day in Huntland, Tennessee, was Lorene Mann, American country music singer and songwriter. She is known for her duets with Justin Tubb and Archie Campbell. Mann was a co-founder of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI). She appeared in the movies Music City USA and W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings. Mann died aged 76 on May 24, 2013.

The funeral of Hank Williams took place at the Montgomery Auditorium. An estimated 20,000 to 25,000 people passed by the silver coffin, and the auditorium was filled with 2,750 mourners. His funeral was said to have been far larger than any ever held for any other citizen of Alabama. Williams had died in the back of his Cadillac travelling to a concert in Ohio.

Born on this day near Pikeville, Kentucky, was Patty Loveless, country music singer, songwriter who has scored over. To date, Loveless has charted more than forty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including five #1’s including the 1988 “Timber, I'm Falling in Love.”

Born on this day in Nashville,Tennessee, was Deana Carter country music artist who broke through in 1996 with the release of debut album Did I Shave My Legs for This?, which has seen sales of over five million in the US.

Dolly Parton became a member of The Grand Ole Opry.

Alabama were at #1 on the US Country music album chart with Mountain Music, released in 1982, it is the award-winning third studio album by the country music group.

The house where Johnny Cash lived for 35 years was bought by Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb. The rustic house near Nashville, Tennessee went on the market in June 2005 with an asking price of $2.9m. Gibb said he planned to preserve the house to honor the Cash memory. Unfortunately Gibb's ownership of the house was short-lived. In April 2007, the house burned to the ground. Gibb was having the house renovated when a flammable spray sealer caused fire to break out during construction.

Country music mogul Ronnie Gant died at the age of 69. He signed singers like Patty Loveless and Skip Ewing, and songwriting duo Mike Geiger and Woody Mullis, while he famously brought the tune “Elvira” to The Oak Ridge Boys, earning them a massive hit and a Grammy Award in 1981.Bottom of Form