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Wednesday 072929

Prosecutors in Utah say they plan to pursue the death penalty against a California man who is accused of shooting and killing a motorist last year.  46 year old Jonathan Llana is accused of fatally shooting Dennis Gwyther.  He was arrested near Burley following a two day manhunt in Southern Idaho in May of 2019.

123 inmates and 8 staff members at the Twin Falls County Jail have tested positive for COVID 19.  Earlier about 300 were tested.  The jail is waiting for the last batch of test results to be returned.  All the staff members with the positive results are asymptomatic officials say.

Heyburn’s city wastewater treatment plant overflowed this week releasing about 5-thousand gallons of partially treated sewage into the Snake River.  Workers say a clarifier failed.  The same problem occurred last year.

Idaho has paid for a sex change for one of the inmates at the department of correction.  Officials confirm 32 year old Adree Edmo who identified as a female but born a male, underwent the surgery and will now be transferred to the women’s correctional facility in Pocatello.  Edmo is in prison for sexually abusing a 15 year old boy.   

Organizations that advocate for schools, counties, county sheriffs and businesses said yesterday they want lawmakers called back into session to create a liability shield for protection against COVID-19-related lawsuits.  The Judiciary and Rules Working Group took no action but plan to meet again this week to consider possible legislation to be sent to Republican Gov. Brad Little.

Health district officials say they are seeing a disproportionate number of COVID-19 cases in the Hispanic and Latino population.  In Southern Idaho they make up 29-percent of the population but account for just over 35-percent of the confirmed and probable cases.  Officials say food processing plants are giving excellent opportunities for the coronavirus to spread. 

SPORTS

The American Legion baseball state championship games are wrapping up.  Twin Falls took the win over Burley yesterday 18 to 8.  Burley will now play Blackfoot today at 1 p.m. in a loser-out game, Twin Falls takes on the Idaho Falls Tigers at seven in the quarterfinal.  Other scores from yesterday’s game finds Idaho Falls Tigers 9 Pocatello 2.  The Skyline Grizzlies 5 Madison 4 and Idaho Falls Bees 10 Thunder Ridge Titans 0 in five innings. 

WEATHER

Today:  Sunny. High near 95F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 64F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny skies and hot. High: 99. Low: 66.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny skies, hot and a little bit breezy. High: 100. Low: 68.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny skies and hot. High: 96. Low: 65.

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny skies and hot. High: 96. Low: 64.

MONDAY: Mainly sunny skies, hot and a little bit breezy. High: 94. Low: 62.

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny skies and not quite as warm. High: 87.

July 29th: On this day

1961
Patsy Cline appeared at The Cimarron Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The show was recorded and later released in 1997 as the album Live At The Cimarron Ballroom. The ticket price for the show was $1.50.

1965
Buck Owens was at #1 on the US Country charts with "Before You Go ". The single was Owens' seventh release to hit #1 on the US country singles chart where it spent six weeks at the top and total of twenty weeks on the chart.

1966
Born on this day in Sharon, Kansas, was Martina McBride, country music singer and songwriter who scored the 1996 US Country #1 single "Wild Angels". McBride has been called the "Celine Dion of Country Music" for her big-voiced ballads and soprano range.

1968
Johnny Cash was at #1 on the US Country music singles charts with "Folsom Prison Blues". Cash was inspired to write the song after seeing the movie Inside The Walls of Folsom Prison (1951) while serving in West Germany in the United States Air Force.

1973
Born on this day was James Otto, country music singer, songwriter, who is a member of the MuzikMafia, a group of country musicians known for their "country music without prejudice". Otto began his career on Mercury Nashville Records in 2002, charting three minor singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts and recording his debut album Days of Our Lives. He scored the 2008 US Country #1 hit "Just Got Started Lovin' You."

1983
Born on this day in Waldron, Arkansas was country music singer-songwriter Ashley Mcbride. Her major label debut album Girl Going Nowhere which includes the single "A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega", was released through Warner Music Nashville to critical acclaim and earned her a Grammy nom for Best Country Album.

1985
Randy Travis released his debut single, a cover of the Paul Overstreet and Don Schmitz song "On the Other Hand" which was only a minor hit. The track was re-released in April 1986 when it became a #1 hit on the Country chart.

1986
Singer Paul Davis (who scored 2 Country #1 hits with Marie Osmond and Tanya Tucker), survived a shooting in Nashville, Tennessee. He was leaving a hotel on Music Row with a female companion when an unidentified man walked up, demanded his wallet, and shot him in the abdomen.