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Thursday 111419

The mayor for the community of Eden has passed away.  Services for 77 year old Larry Craig is scheduled for this Friday at 10am at Parke’s Magic Valley Funeral Home.  Craig did not seek another term in November’s election.  Blaine Campbell was the only person on the ballot. 

A Meridian man is in custody after police say he ran into two Idaho State Police Vehicles.  Authorities say they responded to a crash Monday morning where one of the vehicles left the scene.  They tracked down the driver who they identified as 28 year old Jesse Pina. The suspect rammed a patrol car and backed into another trooper’s patrol car as he was trying to get away.  No injuries were reported.

Staff Sgt. Jesse Cottle who served four tours of duty with the Marines and lost both of his legs has been awarded a house thanks to actor Gary Sinise.  The Eagle resident will be able to live a life of independence thanks to the Oscar nominated star of Forrest Gump and other films.  Cottle was given keys to his new home on Veterans.

Federal land managers have released a final plan for a phosphate mine with five open pits as well as reclamation work proposed by Idaho based Simplot Company.  The five pits, disposal areas, tailing ponds and other workings would cover about 4-point three miles east of Soda Springs.  Phosphate mining is a major business in Southeastern Idaho.

Twin Falls residents can take advantage of leaf pickup.  The city said customers can discard up to eight bags of leaves and other yard debris on their regularly scheduled collection day.  Place those next to the trash bins.

Pocatello resident William Randall Davis has been sentenced to five years in prison for multiple felony charges.  The 29 year old man initially faced life in prison after he was charged with 10 felony crimes that included robbery, second degree kidnapping, and aggravated assault, possession of Meth, eluding a police officer and owning a firearm. 


Tis the season of signings.  Several local students have announced their next moves.  In Minico, Kasen Carpenter will be playing for the College of Southern Idaho Eagles.  In Burley, Jace Whiting signed his letter of intent to play college basketball at Boise State University.  Another Burley student Makayla Tolman will play volleyball at BYU.

CSI’S Mike hood a Sophomore guard signed his letter yesterday to play for Montana State next season. 

As far as the games this week, first to basketball where Boise State will take on U.C. Irivine at Taco Bell Arena 7 pm tonight.

Other games find Idaho State Bengals playing Montana Western 7 pm tonight and Idaho plays U.C. Davis today at 4 in Jonesboro Arkansas. 


Today:  Partly cloudy this morning, then becoming cloudy during the afternoon. High around 60F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy skies. Low 36F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mostly cloudy skies. High: 59. Low: 36.

SATURDAY: After a slight chance of a shower, decreasing clouds, cooler and breezy. High: 50. Low: 31.

SUNDAY:  Partly cloudy skies. High: 54. Low: 35.

MONDAY:  Partly sunny skies. High: 56. Low: 33.

TUESDAY:  Partly sunny skies with isolated showers and breezy with cooler temperatures. High: 46. Low: 27.

WEDNESDAY:  Mostly sunny skies with a slight chance of a shower. High: 40.

November 14th: On this day

Hank Williams made his first national TV appearance, on CBS-TV's The Perry Como Show, performing "Hey, Good Lookin'". The following week, Perry Como opened his show by doing his own version of "Hey Good Lookin'" and then apologized to Hank for doing so.

Born on this day in Bronxville, New York, was Gretchen Peters, singer and songwriter. She moved to Nashville in the late 1980s and there, she found work as a songwriter, composing hits for Martina McBride, Etta James, Trisha Yearwood, Patty Loveless, George Strait, Anne Murray and others. Peters has released studio albums of her own, the title track of her 1996 debut album The Secret of Life was recorded by Faith Hill in 1999.

Loretta Lynn was at #1 on the US Country chart with You Ain't Woman Enough. The lead single, and title track became Lynn's biggest hit up to that point peaking at #2. Martina McBride covered the song for her 2005 album Timeless.

Merle Haggard was at #1 on the country music album chart with The Fightin' Side of Me. The title track (like the song "Okie from Muskogee") became a success and gave Haggard a #1 hit single.

Born on this day in Franklin, Tennessee, was Will Hoge, a Grammy nominated American singer, songwriter and musician. Hoge co-wrote "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" the #1 hit for the Eli Young Band.

Mel McDaniel had a near-fatal fall into an orchestra pit while he was performing at the Heymann Performing Arts Center in Lafayette, Louisiana. The accident ended his touring career and he underwent several surgeries thereafter. He scored the 1985 #1 "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On".

CBS-TV aired Garth Brooks: Coast To Coast Live from the Los Angeles' Great Western Forum. This was the first of three consecutive Wednesday-night concert specials, the show also featured Keb' Mo' and Trisha Yearwood. Brooks would see his latest album Scarecrow top the Country charts the following month.

Taylor Swift set a record for the most songs on the Billboard Hot 100 by a female artist at the same time with eight singles from the re-release of her 2008 album Fearless.

Country music artist Holly Dunn died of ovarian cancer aged 59. She first found fame with her 1986 Top-10 hit "Daddy's Hands" from her self-titled debut album. Dunn charted more than a dozen country singles, two of which ("Are You Ever Gonna Love Me", "You Really Had Me Going") reaching the #1 spot.