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One person has died while five others remain hospitalized at last check following a four vehicle pileup Friday evening on Blue Lakes North in Twin Falls.   Police say 60 year old Maryann Steiner passed away Sunday.  She was a passenger in a vehicle driven by her Husband.  Steiner’s car was rear-ended by another truck.  The crash pushed the Steiner’s vehicle into the intersection where it struck two more vehicles.

Police in Pocatello arrested 22 year old Brandon Straitiff following a six hour standoff.  The man is accused of opening fire on his neighbors.  No one was injured in the shooting that started Saturday night.  Straitiff was taken into custody just after midnight this morning.  Several departments and a SWAT team were on scene at the mobile home park in the 63-hundred block of South Fifth Avenue in Pocatello. 

While the design won’t be complete until 2022 and construction in 2024 the Idaho Transportation Department has started planning their next phase of the U.S. Highway 93 expansion between Jerome and Twin Falls.  Crews are currently fixing the 300 road intersection in Jerome County.  The six-mile stretch is near the fish and game office and the railroad to the highway 25 junction. 

69 year old Darrel Rich of Emmett who set four police cars on fire has been sentenced to five years in prison.  Authorities say he set four Emmett Police Department vehicles on fire just after midnight on July 26, 2017, by pouring gas behind each of them and igniting it.

A federal judge says his decision on whether Idaho’s laws banning some health care providers from performing abortions is legal will likely hinge on the tension between two potentially conflicting U.S. Supreme Court decisions.  Planned Parenthood filed the lawsuit against Idaho state officials in December, contending that a nearly two-decade-old state law that states only licensed physicians can perform abortions makes access to the procedure too difficult for rural and low-income women.


The new assistant softball coach for the CSI Golden Eagles has been announced.  Brittany Gonzales will take over the duties replacing Cortney Clark who had been an assistant for 8 years.  Gonzales played for CSI in 2009 and 2010 before transferring to Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. 

A former Coach at Wendell High School allegedly provided false information to Nampa Police during an Amber Alert investigation earlier this year.  The incident involved Johathan Helmandollar’s daughter who went missing with her mother Brooke on March 20th.  They were both located safely in Cheney Washington.  In addition, police say they received evidence that Helmandollar was attempting to illegally obtain prescription drugs. The case was forwarded to the Canyon County Prosecutor's Office and authorities arrested him Friday.

The head football coach at Burley High School comes from within the Cassia County School District.  Former Burley defensive coordinator Dylan Corless is taking over the reins, marking his second year with the program.  The 24-year old is a Minico graduate and previously spent time with the freshman and JV Spartan programs.


Today:  Sunny to partly cloudy. High near 80F. E winds shifting to WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  Mainly clear. Low 53F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny skies and warm. High: 84 Low: 53 Mountains - High: 79 Low: 48

WEDNESDAY: Sunny skies and hot. High: 89 Low: 57 Mountains - High: 82 Low: 52

THURSDAY: Sun and clouds, chance of a shower or storm. High: 87 Low: 56 Mountains - High: 83 Low: 51

FRIDAY: Sun and clouds, chance of a shower or storm. High: 85 Low: 58 Mountains - High: 80 Low: 50

June 10th: On this day


Four months following her death, Decca Records released The Patsy Cline Story, a double album compilation consisting of Patsy Cline's best-known songs between 1961 and 1963.


Johnny Cash was presented with the United Nations Humanitarian Award at the annual United Nations Citation Dinner in New York City.


Born on this day, in Sumter, South Carolina. was Lee Brice, country music singer signed to Curb Records. His highest-charting single "A Woman Like You", reached #1 in April 2012. He also scored Billboard's Top Country Song of 2010 with "Love Like Crazy", the title track to his 2010 debut album; the song spent 56 weeks on the Hot Country Songs chart, peaking at # 3 and setting a record for the longest run in the chart's history.


Dwight Yoakam scored his second consecutive #1 album with Hillbilly Deluxe. Four of its tracks would find their way into the Top 40 of the Hot Country Singles chart in 1987 and 1988, all topping out in the lower half of the Top Ten. Chronologically, they were "Little Sister", "Little Ways" "Please, Please Baby" and "Always Late with Your Kisses".


Former Oak Ridge Boys singer and guitarist, Steve Sanders died from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head in an apparent suicide in Cape Coral, Florida. Sanders sang lead vocals on such hits as "Gonna Take A Lot Of River" and "Bridges And Walls". He was 45.


Ray Charles died due to acute liver disease at his home in Los Angeles, California. Charles helped racially integrate country and pop music during the 1960's. His 1962 album, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music and its sequel Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Vol. 2, helped to bring country into the mainstream of music. His version of the Don Gibson song, ‘I Can't Stop Loving You’ topped the Pop chart for five weeks.


Just two weeks after winning American Idol, Carrie Underwood made her Grand Ole Opry debut, singing the Roy Orbison classic "Crying".


Wynonna Judd married musician Cactus Moser, best known as the drummer for Highway 101 at her home in Leiper's Fork, Tennessee.


Emmylou Harris was praised by Barack Obama as she received the 2015 Polar Music Prize. The US president sent congratulations adding: "Music brings people together in an increasingly interconnected world." Harris, from Birmingham, Alabama, has recorded more than 25 albums over four decades and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.