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At tonight’s Twin Falls City Council meeting, the Twin Falls Police Department is asking the Operations Building be renamed the “Craig T. Bracken Public Safety Operations Building.”  On May 8th, 1939 officer Bracken was killed in a shootout while attempting to arrest two convicted felons who had stolen a vehicle and robbed a service station. 

Owners of Box Canyon Dairy in Wendell have filed a lawsuit against its former bookkeeper claiming 34 year old Stephanie Diane Wells embezzled more than 700-thousand dollars.  Wells faces 19 felony counts of grand theft.  In court documents, the money was used to pay off credit card debts. 

More Idaho High School Seniors are planning on enrolling in college or a career technical program come this fall.  That’s what a couple of key early indicators tracked by the Idaho State Board of Education suggest.  More than 93-hundred Idaho Seniors have completed their Federal Student Aid which is 2-percent more than this time last year.  Then nearly 11-thousand seniors have applied to college in Idaho an increase of 28-hundred students.

The man injured when a tree fell on him in Jerome last Thursday passed away Sunday.  The Twin Falls Coroner’s office says 74 year old Hubert Johnson from Gooding County died.  The victim was helping to remove trees behind the Clover Creek apartment complex in the 1200 block of South Davis in Jerome when the accident occurred. 

Idaho State Controller Brandon Wolfe said a new upgrade to the open data transparency website will make it easier for people to get a look at the state’s financial information.  The upgrade which will go live on June 1 will include improved research tools.  Woolf said he felt this will open the books to all to read. 

Sleep in Heavenly Peace the Twin Falls based group that builds beds for children to make sure no child sleeps on the floor hopes to break a Guinness World Record.  The hope is for over 6-thousand volunteers nationwide to build more than 25-hundred beds on June 15th.  In Twin Falls they will be at the Twin Falls Visitors center parking lot to build possibly 100 beds that day. 


In sports from around the area, the baseball and softball coaches polls are out.  For High School Baseball, Minico tops the 4A category while Twin Falls comes in at 5 on the list.  Kimberly is number 3 in 3A and coaches say one of the teams to watch is Filer.

As far as Girls High School Softball, Twin Falls is tied for number one with Ridgeview for four –A.  Gooding is number 2 and Filer is 4 in 3-A.  Declo is in 5th place for 2-A play.

One baseball score to report from the weekend.  Declo defeated Wendell Friday 4 to 3. 


Today:  Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 76F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  A few clouds. Low 51F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly sunny with a slight chance of rain showers and an isolated thunderstorm in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley. Breezy in the Magic Valley.   High: 68 Low: 45  Mountains: 63 Low: 40

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny with a slight chance of rain showers in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley.  High: 68 Low: 44   Mountains: 60 Low: 39

THURSDAY: Partly sunny with a slight chance of rain showers in the Wood River Valley.

High: 68 Low: 42  Mountains: 59 Low: 36

FRIDAY: Sunny.   High: 73 Low: 45  Mountains: 64 Low: 40

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny.  High: 75 Low: 48  Mountains: 70 Low: 42

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny.  High: 77 Mountains: 71


May 6th: On this day

Born on this day in Taylorsville, Kentucky, was Cliff Carlisle, American country and blues singer. Carlisle was a yodeler and was a pioneer in the use of the Hawaiian steel guitar in country music. He died on April 5th 1983.

Born on this day in Amarillo, Texas, was Jimmie Dale Gilmore, country singer, songwriter. In 1994, Gilmore teamed up with Willie Nelson to contribute "Crazy" to the AIDS benefit album Red Hot + Country produced by the Red Hot Organization.

Marty Robbins was at #1 on the US Country chart with, "My Woman, My Woman, My Wife", his fourteenth #1 hit on the country chart. The song won Robbins a Grammy Award for Best Country Song the following year.

Merle Haggard appeared on the cover of Time Magazine in the US.

Bob Kingsley took over hosting American Country Countdown, a stint that would last for 27 years. He had been a producer of the radio countdown show since 1974.

Winners at the 20th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards hosted by Glen Campbell, Janie Frickie and Loretta Lynn included: Top Female Vocalist of the Year - Reba McEntire, Top Male Vocalist of the Year - George Strait, Top Vocal Group - Alabama, Top New Female Vocalist of the Year - Nicolette Larson, Top New Male Vocalist of the Year - Vince Gill and Single Record of the Year went to Julio Iglesias & Willie Nelson for "To All The Girls I've Loved Before."

Canadian singer Shania Twain scored her third #1 country hit with "You Win My Love", the fifth single released from her 1995 album The Woman in Me. The song was written solely by producer Mutt Lange, making it one of the very few Shania songs which she did not co-write.

After the controversy regading Dixie Chicks member Natalie Maines’ comments about President George W. Bush and the Iraq war, a Colorado radio station suspended two of its disc jockeys for playing music by Dixie Chicks.

Mindy McCready was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after being pulled over for speeding in the Belle Meade area of Nashville. The 29-year-old singer was already on three years of supervised probation after pleading guilty to a drug charge in 2004.

Luke Bryan topped a list of the biggest grossing Country Music tours in 2014 published in the Nashville Business Journal with over 1.2m tickets sold, grossing $62.8m. George Strait came in second with $61.8m, and Jason Aldean third with $52.5m.Bottom of Form