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A pair of budget related committees has accepted Governor Brad Little’s projected revenue of 3-point 75 billion for the current fiscal year but reduced it for the following year.  Lawmakers reduced revenue projections by about $100 million to $3.96 billion for fiscal year 2020 compared to Little’s projections.

A government board that makes recommendations on U.S. Department of Energy facilities plans to hold a public hearing concerning the rupture of four barrels containing radioactive sludge at an eastern Idaho nuclear site.  The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board will meet in May in Washington, D.C., to discuss the ruptures at the Energy Department’s site in eastern Idaho.

The Twin Falls Police Department is utilizing a new tool to help keep in touch with victims of crime.  The platform called Spidr Tech, Sends a message to victims their report was received along with other details to the case.

Twin Falls Police are still looking for a County teen who has been missing for more than two months and are asking for the public's help to search for her.  Jessie Kristine Clark was last seen Nov. 5.  She is 5 feet 4 inches, 105 pounds, with blond hair and green eyes. She was last seen wearing a black shirt and black leggings.

29 year old Dillon Dugger a Twin Falls man involved in an armed standoff in November in Blaine County has cleared a mental health evaluation and now faces three felony charges, aggravated assault, attempted strangulation and unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  On November 16th, Police were called to the Rancher’s Supply store in Picabo after a woman said Dugger attempted to strangle her.

Former Bannock County Public Works Director Dan Copeland allegedly misappropriated public assets and labor worth at least $6,814 for his own benefit, according to the results of a fraud examination triggered by County Clerk Robert Poleki.  But Poleki, will escape any criminal charges, given that the statute of limitations has expired on the alleged crimes.

A bank informed the Teton School District that a portion of funds recently stolen from the district has been recovered.  The district’s bank, Bank of Commerce, announced the return of approximately $484,000.”  That amount is part of $784,833.71 stolen from the district after its former business manager submitted an electronic payment to what he purportedly thought was a construction company under contract with the district.


In local sports, first to CSI where the men’s Basketball team lost to Utah State University Eastern 76 to 75.  The women were defeated by Utah 70 to 62. 

In boys high school basketball, Twin Falls bruins toppled Idaho Falls 60 to 49.  Wood River defeated Gooding 63 to 42.  Declo took Wendell 53 to 26.  Grace outlasted Valley 54 to 53 and Glenns Ferry defeated Dietrich 84 to 60.  It was Hansen 59 Shoshone 42 and Raft River defeated Murtaugh 54 to 43. 

In girls basketball Sugar Salem overpowered Filer 62 to 32 and Valley outlasted Grace 44 to 43 and it was Raft River 44 Castleford 28. 



Today:  Mostly sunny. High 37F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies early will give way to cloudy skies late. Low 23F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Snow showers early. Peeks of sunshine later. High near 35F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy, slight chance of snow showers in the Magic Valley. Mostly cloudy, with snow likely in the Wood River Valley.

High: 40 Low: 32  Mountains: 33 Low: 22

THURSDAY: Cloudy with rain likely in the Magic Valley. Cloudy with snow likely in the Wood River Valley.

High: 41 Low: 31  Mountains: 34 Low: 19

FRIDAY: Chance of rain and snow in the Magic Valley. Chance of snow in the Wood River Valley.

High: 34 Low: 19  Mountains: 32 Low: 14

SATURDAY: Slight chance of snow in the Magic Valley, followed by partly sunny skies. Chance of snow in the Wood River Valley, followed by partly sunny skies.

High: 40 Low: 28  Mountains: 31 Low: 14

SUNDAY: Partly sunny, with a slight chance of snow showers in the Magic Valley. Mostly cloudy in the Wood River Valley with a chance of snow.

High: 38 Low: 29   Mountains: Low:

MONDAY: Cloudy.

High: 36 Low: 31   Mountains: 31 Low: 20

January 14th: On this day

Born on this day in Ralls, Texas, was William Marvin Walker, better known as Billy Walker the country music singer and guitarist. He is best-known for his 1962 hit, "(I'd Like to Be In) Charlie's Shoes". Nicknamed The Tall Texan, Walker had more than 30 charted records during a nearly 60-year career and was a longtime member of the Grand Ole Opry. Walker was killed on May 21, 2006 in a car accident when the van he was driving back to Nashville after a performance in Foley, Alabama veered off Interstate 65 in Fort Deposit and overturned.

Born on this day in Beaumont, Texas, was Billie Jo Spears, country music singer who reached the top-10 of the Country music charts five times between 1969 and 1977, her biggest hit being the 1975 "Blanket on the Ground." She died of cancer aged 73 on December 14th, 2011.

Born on this day in St. Louis, Missouri, was Joseph Henry "T Bone" Burnett, musician, songwriter, and record producer. Burnett has produced artists such as Roy Orbison, Lisa Marie Presley, John Mellencamp, Los Lobos, Counting Crows, Elton John & Leon Russell, Elvis Costello and his wife Diana Krall, Natalie Merchant and The Wallflowers as well as Tony Bennett and k.d. lang. Burnett won Grammy Awards for the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack and for his work with Alison Krauss and Robert Plant on the 2007 album Raising Sand.

Glen Campbell's signature song "Rhinestone Cowboy" was up for nominations for a Grammy Award for Best Country Song as well as for Record of the Year, (but didn't win). Written by Larry Weiss, Campbell first heard the song on the radio during a tour of Australia and decided to record it.

The Trio collaboration album, by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris, received a Grammy nomination for Best Album. Parton, Ronstadt and Harris first attempted to record an album together in the mid-1970s, but scheduling conflicts and other difficulties prevented its release.

Tim McGraw was at #1 on the US Country chart with "Not A Moment Too Soon," the singers fourth release from the album of the same name.

With the song, "She Let Herself Go," George Strait scored his 40th #1 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, all of them solo. It tied him with a 20-year-old record for most #1's on the country chart, held by Conway Twitty (35 solo, five duet with Loretta Lynn).Bottom of Form