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A search is underway for a man accused of fleeing state troopers in a stolen pickup truck, and then stealing a motorcycle.  Idaho State Police say they have recovered the Chevrolet Silverado used in Sunday's chase.  The man, who has not been identified, later stole a small red and white Honda motorcycle, police said. He was last seen shortly after 9 a.m. Monday at a convenience store in Osgood north of Idaho Falls.

Twin Falls Police are reminding pedestrians of the Closure order that exists on Canyon Springs Grade because of construction.  Complaints of pedestrians failing to obey the closure order and continuing to walk the Canyon Springs Grade are being lodged with the city. Falling rocks, narrow roadway and working heavy construction equipment have created hazardous conditions for pedestrians. 

The Splash Pad at the First Federal bank park is open for the summer.  The park is located at North College road is open from dawn to dusk.  Dogs are not welcome unless they are ADA Certified, no smoking or vaping and no Alcoholic Beverages.

Parents in the Twin Falls School district will be able to track their children using a electronic device.  Earlier this week the school board approved the use.  The new policy says parents must get permission from a principal and disable listen-in technology features while their student is in class.

The Idaho Supreme Court will decide soon if several adults who say they were sexually abused as kids at a juvenile detention center should have filed a tort claim against the state agency before they sued.  The attorney representing the survivors, told the justices that applying the 180-day notice period created under the Idaho Tort Claim Act would gut Idaho’s Child Abuse Act, rendering it useless for some victims. The juvenile corrections department said all statutes require people to follow the rules of the tort claim act if they want to sue a government entity, and sex abuse claims shouldn’t be treated differently.

An Idaho teenager has been charged as an adult in connection with five sexual assaults, and law enforcement officials say they believe there may be more victims.  17-year-old Cory R. Campbell was arrested May 30 and charged with four counts of rape and one count of forcible penetration. Prosecutors say Campbell “forced himself” on five teenage girls between September 2018 and March 2019.


Former College of Southern Idaho Men’s Basketball Coach Lester Stewart is headed to Wyoming.  Casper College said he will be an assistant coach for the Thunderbirds.  At CSI, he worked on player development, on the floor coaching and spent time recruiting. He guided the 2017-18 team to Academic All-American status and a national runner-up finish.  CSI will soon announce additions to their coaching staff.

Longtime Boise resident and former Red Sox great Bill Buckner will be laid to rest in Boise on Saturday.  The pro baseball legend died at the age of 69 on May 27 after a long battle with Lewy body dementia.  He is survived by his wife, Jody, and their three children, as well as many legacies he funded in Boise, including the practice baseball facility at Fort Boise which bears his name.  Buckner's family says a memorial to celebrate his life will be held starting at 11 a.m. at Calvary Chapel in Boise. 


Today:  Sunshine and clouds, scattered to isolated showers and storms. Winds: SSW 5-15 mph. Highs - Valleys: 84 Mountains: 78

Tonight:  Partly to mostly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 61F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mostly sunny skies, breezy and warm. Winds: WSW 10-15 mph High: 84 Low: 54 Mountains - High: 79 Low: 48

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny skies and warm. High: 84 Low: 53 Mountains - High: 80 Low: 49

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and warm. High: 86 Low: 55 Mountains - High: 81 Low: 51

MONDAY: Mostly sunny and warm. High: 85 Low: 53 Mountains - High: 78 Low: 48

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny and warm. High: 83 Low: 51 Mountains - High: 75 Low: 43

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and warm. High: 79 Low: 50 Mountains - High: 72 Low: 41

June 13th: On this day

Born on this day in Hazard, Kentucky, was Mary Lou Turner, country music artist. Between 1976 and 1977, she recorded two duet albums with Bill Anderson, and charted four duets with him. One of their duets, "Sometimes", reached #1 in 1976.

Born on this day in Turkey, Texas, was American country music singer-songwriter Joe Barnhill who along with Wayne Perry wrote "Not a Moment Too Soon," a #1 hit for Tim McGraw in 1994.

Dolly Parton recorded "I Will Always Love You" which was released as the second single from Parton's thirteenth solo studio album, Jolene. Parton wrote the song for her one-time partner and mentor Porter Wagoner, from whom she was professionally splitting at the time. Singer Whitney Houston recorded a hugely successful version of the song for the 1992 film The Bodyguard.

Born on this day in Youngsville, North Carolina, was Jason Michael Carroll, American country music artist. His debut album Waitin' in the Country produced three consecutive Top 40 country hits for him on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts: "Alyssa Lies", "Livin' Our Love Song" and "I Can Sleep When I'm Dead".

Randy Travis' "Forever and Ever, Amen" spent three weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. It is the first multi-week chart-topping song since "Lost in the Fifties Tonight (In the Still of the Night)" by Ronnie Milsap spent two weeks atop the chart in September 1985.

Jimmy Dean the American country music singer, television host, and businessman died at the age of 81. Dean who had the 1961 country crossover hit "Big Bad John", became a national television personality in the late 50’s with his television series, The Jimmy Dean Show and was also famous as the creator of the Jimmy Dean sausage brand.