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Thursday 10/5/17

The Ada County Coroner's Office has identified the pedestrian who was hit and killed by a vehicle.  According to the coroner's office, 33-year-old Menite Millien of Boise died from blunt force trauma after she was struck by a white pickup truck on Sunday.  Police say the driver, who has not been identified, is cooperating with investigators and was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries. No charges have been filed.

Is it possible that the Olive Garden is considering a restaurant in the Twin Falls area?  The Times-News is reporting they have an e-mail the company is exploring several locations including Twin Falls.  No decision has been made

The father of a baby who died in June after being left for hours inside a hot car was arrested Tuesday. 29-year old Richard Ross of Twin Falls is facing involuntary manslaughter charges.  The baby that died was 10 months old.

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission postponed the decision on a staff proposal to reopen hatchery steelhead harvest with reduced bag limits. The commission plans to vote on Oct. 13.  The proposal is to reduce the traditional daily bag limit from three to two in the Snake River and Salmon River, with additional restrictions in the Clearwater and lower Snake River, limiting harvest to two steelhead smaller than 28 inches.

Western governors say electric vehicles will be able to travel easier across 5,000 miles of highway under a new agreement promising to build a network of charging stations in seven states.  The governors of Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico and Wyoming announced Wednesday they had signed a memorandum of understanding to create a regional electric vehicle plan.

Federal wildlife officials say a cat-sized predator that lives in old-growth forests of the Northern Rockies is not in danger of extinction despite worries about habitat loss and accidental trapping. The Trump administration announced Wednesday that the Northern Rockies fisher was among 25 species that do not merit protection under the Endangered Species Act.

A former Idaho school bus driver has pleaded guilty to inattentive driving after crashing a bus that rolled over and injured more than a dozen students in April. 67-year-old Richard Mecham was sentenced last week to a year of unsupervised probation and a $300 fine.

Police in northern Idaho say they are actively reviewing false flyers depicting racist images that target key leaders in Sandpoint.  Mailings have been distributed to businesses and residents falsely representing the views of Mayor Shelby Rognstad and his family.Top of FormBottom of Form

Today:  A good deal of sunshine. High 61F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: A clear sky. Low 39F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mainly sunny. High 68F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

SATURDAY: Sunny and Windy
HIGH: 66 (Mountains: 59)

SUNDAY: Partly sunny with PM Mountain snow
HIGH: 53 (Mountains: 51)

MONDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 56 (Mountains: 50)

TUESDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 59 (Mountains: 53)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny
HIGH: 64 (Mountains: 57)

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October 5th: On this day

1935
Born on this day in Coushatta, Louisiana, was Margie Singleton, country music singer and songwriter. In the 1960s, she was a popular duet and solo recording artist, working with country stars George Jones and Faron Young. Singleton had her biggest hit with Young called "Keeping Up With The Joneses" in 1964.

1938
Born on this day in Dublin, Texas, was Johnny Duncan singer who scorded the 1977 US #1 Country hit "It Couldn't Have Been Any Better." In his career, he released fourteen studio albums, producing more than thirty chart singles, including, "She Can Put Her Shoes Under my Bed (Anytime)." Duncan died on August 14, 2006.

1965
Johnny Cash was arrested crossing the Mexican border into El Paso, Texas after customs officials found 100's of pills in his guitar case. He received a suspended jail sentence and a $1,000 fine.

1975
Willie Nelson was at #1 on the Country singles chart with “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain”. Written by songwriter Fred Rose and originally performed by Roy Acuff, the song taken from his 1975 album Red Headed Stranger became Nelson's first #1 hit as a singer.

2001
Reba an American sitcom starring Reba McEntire aired for the first time. The show was set in Houston, Texas, and featured Reba McEntire as a wisecracking single mother Reba Nell Hart, whose dentist ex-husband Brock (Christopher Rich) has left her to marry young, ditzy Barbra Jean (Melissa Peterman). The final episode aired on February 18, 2007.

2011
Lady Antebellum were at #1 on the US County chart with Own the Night which won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album at the 54th Grammy Awards. Four singles were released from Own the Night, "Just a Kiss", "We Owned the Night", "Dancin' Away with My Heart" and "Wanted You More".

Jason Aldean Cancels California Concerts

They Don’t Know Tour Resumes Oct. 12 in Oklahoma

Jason Aldean has canceled shows in Los Angeles (Oct. 6), San Diego (Oct. 7) and Anaheim, California (Oct. 8) this weekend out of respect for the victims of the tragedy at the Route 91 Harvest music festival. Refunds are available at point of purchase.

Aldean’s They Don’t Know Tour will resume Oct. 12 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“It has been an emotional time for everyone involved this week, so we plan to take some time to mourn the ones we have lost and be close with our family and friends,” Aldean said in a statement. “Our first time back onstage will be a very tough and emotional thing for us, but we will all get through it together and honor the people we lost by doing the only thing we know how to do — play our songs for them. I hope everyone understands why we can’t play this weekend and I’m sorry if anyone is disappointed.

“I want to say thank you for the outpouring of love from my friends and fans we have received over the last couple days. You guys have no idea how much you have helped get us through this tough time.”

Aldean is among 2017 CMT Artists of the Year along with Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban and Luke Bryan.

The special airs live from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. ET.

Around the Valley

The City of Las Vegas is in need of blood following the horrific massacre late Sunday night.  If you're willing and able, PLEASE donate blood.  Your next chance in Southern Idaho is TOMORROW at Peace Lutheran Church in Filer from 9a 'til 2p.  Get scheduled for your donation now at redcrossblood.org.  Note that if you recently donated at our Bleed For The Need event - THANK you - but you're not eligible to donate again for eight weeks, or 56 days following your previous donation.

CSI Community Education, The Dilettantes, and Magic Valley Little Theater present Chicago today through Saturday at the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium.  Tickets are fourteen bucks and available for purchase at tickets.csi.edu, or buy in person at the CSI Box Office.

It's the 21ST ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST DINNER AND AUCTION tomorrow at the Clover Trinity Lutheran Church in Buhl.  the event features a German dinner and live auction, with all proceeds going to benefit the Clover Trinity LUtheral School.  The event gets underway at 5p.

Cohorts Carnival in the Corn kicks off this Saturday on the Breckenridge Endowment Farm across from the CSI Expo Center on North College in Twin.  Five bucks includes access to food vendors, outside board games, a petting zoo, music, entertainment, carnival games, educational stations, a bounce house and a straw bale fort - or ten bucks includes everything in the $5 package but also unlimited shots at the giant sling shot range, a ride on a horse-drawn carriage to get a pumpkin to take home, and one raffle ticket to win fabulous prizes from the Council of Horticulture Students at CSI.  The Cohorts Carnival will be held EVERY Saturday this month.

MOVIES TONIGHT

MAGIC VALLEY CINEMA 13 (MAGIC VALLEY MALL):  American Made, Flatliners, Friend Request (Unfriend), Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, American Assassin, mother!, Home Again, It & Despicable Me 3

CENTURY STADIUM 5 (BURLEY): American Made, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie, Home Again, American Assassin and IT.

MAGIC LANTERN THEATERS (KETCHUM):  The 28th Annual Film Festival wraps up this week at the Magic Lantern Theater.  There’s a TON of great movies showing along with the festival.  For a full list, visit my blog at Hot100Now.com.  You can also catch American Made, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, The Lego Ninjago Movie & Wind River

For showtimes and advance tickets, visit the Broc On The Morning page at Hot100Now.com.

For showtimes and advance tickets, CLICK ON THE NAME OF THE THEATER ABOVE.

HOLLYWOOD

I guess I never even knew that she was his child – but apparently, Lionel Richie, the father of new Scott Disick girlfriend Sofia Richie is TERRIFIED of the new romance.  Scott, who is 34 and Richie, who is 19, have been making headlines for the last few weeks after being spotted together for the first time as a couple in New York City in early September.  When asked if he was happy for the new couple, Lionel said “I’m scared to death, are you kidding me?” Scott has three children aged 7, 5 and 2 with ex-girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian – while Richie, again, IS 19.  That’s just gross, if you ask me.

 

Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen got Brooke Shields to dish on her could've-been relationship with President Trump.  Shields admitted that the president did try to woo her once upon a time — in 1999, right after he divorced Marla Maples, to be exact. Trump called up Shields, now 52, and Brooke said “He said, ‘I really think we should date because you’re America’s sweetheart and I’m America’s richest man, and the people would love it.’”  Shields wasn’t as sold on the PR stunt as he was and declined his offer by saying, “I have a boyfriend. I really don’t think it would be — he’s not gonna really be happy about it.”  Cohen has a knack for getting famous actresses to share their stories of dating or almost dating the President.  Last month, he got Candice Bergen to confess that she went on a blind date with POTUS in their college years.

 

Bruce Springsteen opened his debut performance of Springsteen on Broadway yesterday with a heartfelt tribute to his friend Tom Petty, who died Monday at age 66. The singer-songwriter dedicated the first of his solo acoustic storyteller shows to the late singer-songwriter, along with Petty's family and Heartbreakers bandmates.  Springsteen also saluted Petty via Twitter on Tuesday. "Down here on E Street, we're devastated and heartbroken over the death of Tom Petty," he wrote. "Our hearts go out to his family and bandmates. I've always felt a deep kinship with his music. A great songwriter and performer, whenever we saw each other, it was like running into a long lost brother. Our world will be a sadder place without him."

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