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Authorities in Blaine County say a Hailey man was taken to the hospital for medical treatment after the vehicle he was driving collided head on with an ITD snowplow on Highway 75 north of East Fork Road.  The accident happened just after midnight yesterday.  25 year old Corban James Napualani McBride is facing possible criminal charges pending lab results.  It’s believed Alcohol is a factor.

Three adults are dead and three children are safe after a standoff at a home in Meridian on Sunday afternoon.  Police say the suspect went to the home and shot and killed a 47-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman after a fight started.  A 13-year-old girl was able to escape the home and ran to a neighbor's house and called for help. Police say two other children - an 11-year-old and a 10-year-old - were held hostage but were eventually released after police negotiations.  After the children were released, the suspect killed himself.

A fire scorched through some recreational vehicles and a camp trailer Sunday afternoon along Harrison Street in Twin Falls just after 1 pm.  The fire started on a side-by-side power sport vehicle and then spread to the trailer, causing damage to some snowmobiles as well.

Idaho farm income fell for a second straight year in 2018 largely due to overproduction by dairy farmers, according to a recent economic report.  The U of I report shows total net farm income declined 27 percent to $902 million.

An Aberdeen man has pleaded guilty to killing his wife.  Sixty-three-year-old Eugene Ralph Ruff pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 6th District Court in the shooting death of 62-year-old Bettilee Paulie Ruff.  Authorities say that the couple had been drinking and got into an argument.  He faces at least 10 years in prison before he’s eligible for parole.

Gas Prices tumbled both nationwide and Idaho in 2018 according to triple A.  The trend of seasonal savings continued into January thanks to the abundance of global crude oil and the lowest fuel demand in nearly two years. 

A Juvenile pedestrian was injured when they attempted to cross Main street in Wendell was struck by a semi-truck pulling triple trailers yesterday afternoon.  Idaho state police say the victim was transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus in Boise.  The intersection was blocked for about two hours. 


In local sports, first to High School Boys Basketball where it was Lighthouse defeating Wendell 40 to 36.  The Lions host Sun Valley Community School today and The trogans host American Falls On Thursday. 

In Girls High school basketball, It was Gooding over Wood River 57 to 50 last night in Overtime.  Wood River will host Jerome and Gooding will meet up with Wendell tomorrow.  Elsewhere it was Shoshone over Hansen 47 to 37.  The Huskies will battle Richfield tonight and the Indians will play Oakley on Thursday.


Today:  A mix of clouds and sun during the morning will give way to cloudy skies this afternoon. High 38F. Winds E at 15 to 25 mph.

Tonight:  Cloudy skies. chance of a rain or snow shower and breezy Low 29F. Winds E at 15 to 25 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain Wednesday night High 43F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny skies. Valleys - High: 40 Low: 26 Mountains - High: 37 Low: 15

FRIDAY: Sunny skies. Valleys - High: 39 Low: 25 Mountains - High: 35 Low: 17

SATURDAY: Sunny skies. Valleys - High: 38 Low: 24 Mountains - High: 35 Low: 19

SUNDAY: Sunny skies. Valleys - High: 39 Low: 25 Mountains - High: 35 Low: 17

MONDAY: Partly sunny. Valleys - High: 36 Low: 26 Mountains - High: 33 Low: 19.

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January 8th: On this day

Born on this day in Tennessee, was Luther Perkins, guitarist who played an essential role in defining Johnny Cash's "boom-chicka-boom" rockabilly sound. Perkins is lauded in the title of Cash's Top 10 1959 single "Luther Played The Boogie". Perkins died in a house fire on Aug 3rd 1968 after he apparently went to sleep in the living room of his home while holding a lit cigarette.
Born on this day in East Tupelo, Mississippi, was Elvis Presley. Before emerging as the "King of Rock & Roll," Presley made inroads in country, where he returned during his latter years. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1998. Presley died on Aug 16th 1977.

Born on this day, was Cristy Lane, country music and gospel music singer, best known for a number of major country hits in the late 70s and the early 1980s, including her cover version of the song, "One Day at a Time".

American country music musician, singer, and songwriter Sara Carter died aged 80. She was the lead singer on most of the recordings of the historic Carter Family act in the 1920s and 1930s. In 1993, her image appeared on a US postage stamp honoring the Carter Family. In 2001 she was inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor.

Special guests on this week's syndicated US music television series The Glen Campbell Music Showincluded Ray Stevens, who performed "Proud Mary" and "My Window Faces the South" and then with Glen Campbell played "Everything Is Beautiful."

Faith Hill’s first single release, "Wild One" was at #1 on the US Country chart. The song spent four weeks atop the Billboard chart, the longest for a debut release by a female artist since Connie Smith's debut "Once a Day" in 1964.
Faith Hill took home three trophies at the American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Tim McGraw won Favorite Country Male, The Dixie Chicks were named Favorite Country Band, and Billy Gilman won Favorite New Country Artist.

The 10 most-played country songs on US radio during 2013, in descending order, were Darius Rucker's "Wagon Wheel," Lady Antebellum's "Downtown," Miranda Lambert's "Mama's Broken Heart," Florida Georgia Line's "Get Your Shine On," Brett Eldredge's "Don't Ya," The Band Perry's "Done," Randy Houser's "Runnin' Outta Moonlight," Easton Corbin's "All Over the Road," Jake Owen's "Anywhere With You" and Blake Shelton's "Sure Be Cool If You Did."

The funeral for Little Jimmy Dickens was held at the Grand Ole Opry House, who had died on Jan 2nd aged 94. Dickens was entombed in the Cross Mausoleum at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Nashville. He started as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1948 and became a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983. At the time of his death, he was the oldest living member of the Grand Ole Opry.

American country singer-songwriter Red Simpson, best known for his trucker-themed songs died aged 81. His first #1 hit was with "Sam's Place," recorded by Buck Owens. In 1979, Simpson appeared for the last time on the charts with "The Flying Saucer Man and the Truck Driver."