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Wednesday 061219

The Twin Falls Salvation Army said they will close their doors to the thrift store this Friday.  The manager said the 2nd Avenue South store simply didn’t attract enough customers.  The store closed three years ago for an extensive remodel that cost more than 200-thousand dollars. 

Employees at the Canyon County Jail are notifying Federal Immigration officials when they suspect an inmate is violating immigration laws they will continue to notify them.  Three lawsuits that have been filed saying staff turn inmates over to immigration officials even after inmates have posted bond and should be released under Idaho law. 

The family of a mentally ill man who died in the Bannock jail after not eating or drinking for several days has taken the first steps toward filing a lawsuit against County officials.  Kim and Shauna Quick filed the notice of tort claim saying Sheriff Lorin Nielsen and several jail employees were responsible for their son’s death because they knew he was in the midst of a mental health crisis and wasn’t consuming food or water, and yet failed to bring him to a hospital for treatment, instead watching him die.

A Rupert man is dead following a crash yesterday afternoon just east of Hazelton on I-84.  38 Year old Marty Lowder was westbound when he left the road, crossed the median and went into the eastbound lanes.  His car collided with a Semi Truck loaded with Potatoes’.  The collision caused the vehicle to burst into flames.  Lowder died at the scene while the truck driver, 38 year old Rosalio Llamas of Washington state was transported by air ambulance for treatment.  The freeway in the area closed for about five hours.

59-year old Ron Holder of Rupert died yesterday morning following a hang glider crash at Point of the Mountain Flight Park near Salt Lake City. Witnesses at the scene told emergency responders that as the man was flying, the wind changed, and he turned to drop into the wind. Instead Holder dropped straight down about 50 feet.  He suffered serious head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. 


In sports from around the area, College of Southern Idaho volleyball player Sasha Legros signed to the University of Providence in Great Falls, Montana.  She helped CSI to its 12th national championship and a national runner-up finish during her two years in Twin Falls.

Idaho State University announced that Burley standout Kennedee Tracy has signed with the volleyball program.  The 5'9" outside hitter was a four-year starter for the Bobcats. She earned first-team all-conference, second-team all-state and made the all-tournament team on three occasions.  She also had an offer from Snow College and a walk-on spot at Utah State.


WEDNESDAY: Lots of sunshine and hot. Winds: West 3-8 mph. Highs - Valleys: 90 Mountains: 82


WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Patchy clouds. Winds: South 5-10 mph. Lows - Valleys: 60 Mountains: 53


THURSDAY: Mix of sunshine and clouds, scattered to isolated storms afternoon. High: 83 Low: 57 Mountains - High: 79 Low: 50


FRIDAY: Mostly sunny skies and warm. High: 85 Low: 55 Mountains - High: 78 Low: 51


SATURDAY: Mostly sunny skies and warm. High: 83 Low: 55 Mountains - High: 77 Low: 47


SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and warm. High: 84 Low: 57 Mountains - High: 78 Low: 50


MONDAY: Mostly sunny and warm. High: 83 Low: 55 Mountains - High: 78 Low: 44


TUESDAY: Mostly sunny and warm. High: 80 Low: 53 Mountains - High: 75 Low: 50

June 12th: On this day

Born on this day, was Chips Moman, American record producer, guitarist, and songwriter. As a record producer, Moman is known for recording Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Gary Stewart, Tammy Wynette and Ronnie Milsap.

Born on this day in Kirksville, Indiana, was Junior Brown, country guitarist and singer. Brown's signature instrument is the "guit-steel" double neck guitar, a hybrid of electric guitar and lap steel guitar. In 1996 he won the CMA Country Music Video of the Year for his video, "My Wife Thinks You're Dead," which featured 6-foot-7-inch Gwendolyn Gillingham.

Waylon Jennings was at #1 on the US country album charts with Ol' Waylon. The album features one of his signature songs, a track featuring Willie Nelson called "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)", as well as the Neil Diamond song "Sweet Caroline", a version of Kenny Rogers' "Lucille" and a medley of the two Arthur Crudup songs previous recorded by Elvis.

Johnny Bond died aged 63. Best known for his 1947 hit "Divorce Me C.O.D.", one of his seven top ten hits on the Billboard country charts. In 1965 at the age of 50, he scored the biggest hit of his career with the comic "Ten Little Bottles", which spent four weeks at #2. Bond's other hits include "So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed" (1947), "Oklahoma Waltz" (1948), "Love Song in 32 Bars" (1950), "Sick Sober and Sorry" (1951) and "Hot Rod Lincoln" (1960).

Born on this day, was Chris Young, country music artist who in 2006 was declared the winner of the television program Nashville Star, a singing competition which aired on the USA Network. His self-titled debut album produced two singles: "Drinkin' Me Lonely" and "You're Gonna Love Me". From his second album, "Voices", "Gettin' You Home (The Black Dress Song)", and "The Man I Want to Be"; reached #1 on the country singles chart. He scored another #1 with "Tomorrow" off his Neon album and in February 2012 he had his fifth straight #1 with "You".

Randy Travis was at #1 on the US Country charts with, "I Told You So", taken from his 1988 album Always & Forever. Carrie Underwood released a cover version of the song on her 2007 album Carnival Ride.