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Tuesday 061119

Police are investigating the shooting death of a 11 year old Blackfoot resident.  Authorities were dispatched to a location just off Highway 30 in Bingham county Sunday.  The girl had suffered a single gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities have confirmed a second case of measles in the Idaho panhandle.  The patient in Latah County is a family member of a young child who was confirmed as the first case last week.  The child had had one measles vaccine but had not had the second dose due to age.

The family of an Idaho woman who died after her hair got caught in machinery at a seed plant has taken a lawsuit back to the state Supreme Court after it ruled against them last year.  The attorney for the family of 63-year-old Francisca Gomez argued before the court that the Crookham Company committed an “unprovoked physical aggression” against Gomez of Parma, who died in January 2016 after her hair became entangled in the assembly line, scalping her and causing asphyxiation.

Idaho State Police confirms 34 year old Cedric Mitchell of Twin Falls is in the Ada County Jail this morning.  Mitchell was driving the vehicle that rear ended another vehicle Friday evening on Blue Lakes.  Four vehicles collided at the intersection of Heyburn Avenue and claimed the life of 60 year old Maryann Steiner.  She was a passenger in the vehicle with her husband.  Mitchell was taken by air ambulance to Boise.  He has been charged with battery against healthcare workers.  Additional charges still may be filed. 

A plan to kill wolves and other predators that attack livestock, deer and elk in Idaho is the subject of an environmental study that will include public comment according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  A federal judge ordered the review last year after ruling the Agriculture Department’s Wildlife Services agency violated environmental laws by not providing the justification to expand killing of mountain lions, coyotes, bears and other predators.

Idaho transportation officials say commuters will again be able to use an overpass that’s been closed since a deadly crash last year on Interstate 84.  The Cloverdale Road overpass was severely damaged in the June 2018 crash that occurred below it.  Three airmen from Mountain Home Air Force Base and a tractor-trailer driver were killed in the crash.


In sports from around the area, the National Junior College Athletic Association has named three College of Southern Idaho Softball players to their All American list.  Sophomore Tristin Evans, Freshman Kalena Shepherd and Sophomore Hannah Peterson were announced yesterday.


Today: Sunny skies, nice and warm. Winds: WNW 3-8 mph. Highs - Valleys: 84 Mountains: 79

Tonight:  A few clouds. Low around 55F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Very warm with lots of sunshine. Winds: Light & Variable High: 88 Low: 58 Mountains - High: 82 Low: 52

THURSDAY: Sun and clouds, chance of PM storms. High: 86 Low: 56 Mountains - High: 80 Low: 48

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny skies and warm. High: 85 Low: 54 Mountains - High: 81 Low: 47

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny skies and warm. High: 84 Low: 55 Mountains - High: 80 Low: 50

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and warm. High: 87 Low: 55 Mountains - High: 83 Low: 51

MONDAY: Mostly sunny and warm. High: 84 Low: 60 Mountains - High: 81 Low: 50

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June 11th: On this day

25 year-old Hank Williams made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry, where he became the first performer to receive six encores.

Buck Owens had the #1 country album with I've Got A Tiger By The Tail. Owens later said he got the idea for "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail" after seeing an Esso gas station sign with the company's slogan at the time, "Put a tiger in your tank."

True Grit the American western film directed by Henry Hathaway, starring John Wayne and Glen Campbell was released. The film gave Campbell a Golden Globe nomination for 'Most Promising Newcomer'.

Willie Nelson's remake of Hoagy Carmichael's "Georgia On My Mind" was at #1 on Billboard country singles chart. Nelson won a Grammy award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for the song.

Reba McEntire was at #1 on the country chart with Reba the singer’s fifteenth studio album, the title signifying that she had become so well known that she could be identified by first name alone, but also signaling an entirely different style to her music. Gone were the steel guitars and fiddles of My Kind of Country and Have I Got a Deal for You, to be replaced by a highly produced and orchestrated sound. Two of its tracks, ‘I Know How He Feels’ and ‘New Fool at an Old Game’, reached #1 on the Billboard country singles charts.

Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard made their way back to the top of the charts. Their duets album, Django and Jimmie, debuted at Number One on the Billboard Country Albums chart, and in the Number Seven spot on the all-genre Billboard 200. The album's title is a reference to Nelson and Haggard's heroes’ jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and one of country's first stars, Jimmie Rodgers.

The Grand Ole Opry's Jim Ed Brown died from lung cancer at the age of 81. Brown was a country music singer and TV and radio host who first found fame as a member of The Browns, a country music group he started with his two sisters in the 1950s. Later, he managed a successful solo career for decades, which included hits like "I Don't Want to Have to Marry You," and TV successes like You Can Be a Star. He is perhaps best known as the voice of Grand Ole Opry radio's Country Music Greats Radio Show, which he hosted for more than a decade.

Country singer Randy Howard was killed in a gunfight with a bounty hunter at the age of 65. According to Tennessee authorities, the bounty hunter arrived at Howard's home to take him into custody after a missed court appearance, when Howard opened fire. The bounty hunter shot back, killing Howard. The warrant for Howard's arrest was initially issued for DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm while intoxicated, and driving on a revoked license.