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Monday 111218

The Shoshone man who accidentally shot and killed his daughter, 36 year old Alani Lang, has pleaded guilty to one count of involuntarily manslaughter.  61 year old Johnathan Pugh entered the guilty plea Friday morning just weeks before a jury trial was scheduled to begin.  Court records show the two of them argued about Lang being put up for adoption as a child.  Pugh told the court he just wanted to make a statement.  He will be sentenced January 10th.

The Boy Scouts executive for the Snake River Council in Twin Falls said he doesn’t know what the complaint is all about from the Girl scouts when it was announced the “boy” part of the scouts was going to be dropped.  The girl scouts of the USA are suing.  The Boise Based Silver Sage Council said they are not part of the litigation.

Democratic challenger Jim Bratnober says he'll pursue a recount in his race against Idaho Sen. Fred Martin, a Republican from Boise's District 15.  Bratnober says he feels obligated to request the recount with just six vote’s difference in the unverified vote totals from Tuesday's election.

Idaho's first flu-related death this season has been reported.  A woman in northern Idaho died from the illness according to the Department of Health and Welfare. She was older than 50 officials say.

67 year old Virgil Moore the director of the Idaho Fish and Game is retiring from that position.  He has led the agency since 2011 and says he intends to remain until a new director is selected and in place.

An Idaho man was arrested in connection with the beating of a Missouri trucker while he was sleeping in his cab.   The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes say 23-year-old Stormy Adakai of Fort Hall has been charged with felony aggravated assault and felony robbery.  In September, Amos Phillips of Camdenton was sleeping inside his cab at a Fort Hall truck stop when someone broke in, demanded money and beat Phillips with rocks in his fists, authorities say.

Boise city officials have filed a lawsuit against 20 Pharmaceutical companies joining in with dozens of other cities across the country over the opioid epidemic.  Mayor Dave Bieter says pursuing litigation is "vital" for the next step in tackling this issue.

In local sports, the lady bulldogs of Kimberly keep a 2 and 0 season going as they hold off Canyon Ridge 38-32.  Elsewhere in Basketball, Minico 42 Kuna 35 and Gooding outlasted Dietrich 45 to 35. 

Boise State University Football has secured a seat in the Mountain West Championship.  The Milk Can returned to Boise on Friday with a win over 16th ranked Fresno State with a score of 24 to 17.  Next up, an away game at New Mexico, followed by the season finale, Utah State at home on November 24th. The Aggies sit at 14th in the Associated Press poll and if they maintain that ranking, they will mark the highest ranked opponent ever at Albertsons Stadium.

Today:  Sunny. High 43F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low 18F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 49F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Low: 24 (Mountains: 23)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny skies. High: 53 Low: 29 (Mountains: 48 Low: 26)

THURSDAY: Sunny skies. High: 54 Low: 30 (Mountains: 47 Low: 25)

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny skies. High: 51 Low: 29 (Mountains: 47 Low: 25)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 51 (Mountains: 47)

November 12th: On this day

Born on this day was Barbara Fairchild, Country Music, Gospel Music Singer, who is best known for her 1973 Country #1 hit "The Teddy Bear Song". The track was the first in a series of Fairchild songs where childhood themes were used to express dismay over broken relationships, her follow-up hit was"Kid Stuff."

Billboard magazine's annual disc jockey poll voted Elvis Presley as the most promising country and western artist.

Born on this day in Tillamook, Oregon, was Jerry Kilgore, country music artist who as well as releasing solo albums has written singles for Tracy Byrd and John Michael Montgomery, ("Cover You in Kisses").

The soundtrack album Honeysuckle Rose was at #1 on the US Country chart. The 1980 musical drama film of the same name, featured Willie Nelson. Tracks on the album include songs by Nelson and various artists including Kenneth Threadgill, Emmylou Harris, Johnny Gimble, Hank Cochran, Jeannie Seely and Dyan Cannon. The song "On the Road Again" was nominated for Best Original Song in the 53rd Academy Awards.

Garth Brooks was at #1 on the US Country album charts with his second studio album No Fences. Some of Brooks most famous songs appear on No Fences, including: "The Thunder Rolls" (CMA's 1991 Video of the Year), "Friends in Low Places" (Academy of Country Music's 1990 Single of the Year), "Unanswered Prayers" and "Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House".

Martina McBride was at #1 on the Country chart with her eighth studio album Timeless a collection of classic country songs. Major artists whose songs were covered include Eddy Arnold, Johnny Cash, Don Gibson, Loretta Lynn, Buck Owens, Ray Price, Hank Snow, Hank Williams, Tammy Wynette and many others.

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The teachers on leave at the Middleton School District will return to work.  Officials confirm the staff members will return over the next several days.  Last week for Halloween some donned caricatured outfits depicting Mexican People and a border wall.  The photos were posted to Facebook.

The Cassia County Sheriff's Office said they have found the body of a missing Oakley man. Richard "Bub" Poulton was reported missing on Oct. 21.  Cassia sheriff deputies found Poulton’s body along the river's edge, near the Milner Dam in Twin Falls County yesterday.  Earlier  officials said the disappearance didn’t appear to have criminal ties.

You may want to add a couple of place sittings for turkey day.  Tripple –A said it expects 287 thousand Idahoans to travel this thanksgiving holiday.  That’s nearly 5-percent more than last year.

What happens now that Prop 2 has passed in Idaho?  It means that 62-thousand Idahoans that fell in the gap for health Insurance will be eligible.  Once the votes are certified, Governor Butch Otter has no choice but to sign it into law.  Lawmakers though are free to take the discussion up where it could be revised, amended or repealed.  Idaho Freedom Foundation who opposed the prop said they will soon announce their next steps. 

The U.S. Census Bureau said they are gearing up to hire 300 people in the gem state.  By the summer of next year they hope to have the people in position for the 2020 census.  Apply online at jobs.

Police officers from around Magic Valley are in the classroom learning new ways to handle a crisis.  The talk of mental health awareness is on the rise in the community and in the nation.  This training will help officers learn how to de-escalate a bad situation before it become worse. 

In local sports, some area football teams are in the state playoffs.  Tonight at 5:30 in Holt Arena it’s Oakley taking on Prairie.  Carey Plays Kendrick at 8:30 in the Kibbie Dome. 

On  Saturday Declo meets up with West Side at 11 am and Valley plays Wilder at 1:30 at Holt Arena. 

Today:  Sunny to partly cloudy. High 48F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies. Low 29F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky. Isolated afternoon and evening snow showers possible in the Wood River Valley. High 47F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy skies.

Winds: W 10-20 mph

Low: 23 (Mountains: 16)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and chilly.

High: 42 (Mountains: 40)

MONDAY: Sunny and cool.

High: 45 (Mountains: 41)

TUESDAY: Sunny skies and a little warmer.

High: 50 (Mountains: 48)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 49 (Mountains: 49)

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny skies.

High: 50 (Mountains: 47)

November 9th: On this day


Born on this day in Attica, Indiana, George D. Hay, the founder of the original Grand Ole Opry radio program on WSM-AM in Nashville, Tennessee, from which the country music stage show of the same name evolved. The show was originally named WSM Barn Dance, and Hay billed himself as "The Solemn Old Judge."


Marty Robbins was at #1 on the Country chart with "I Walk Alone", Robbins' thirteenth #1. At least four other country artists recorded "I Walk Alone" for albums released in 1969: Loretta Lynn's Your Squaw Is on the Warpath, Kitty Wells' Guilty Street, David Houston's Where Love Used to Live, and Willie Nelson's My Own Peculiar Way.


Faith Hill released Breathe, her fourth studio album. Breathe is one of the most successful country/pop albums to date and has been certified 8× Platinum for shipping eight million copies in the US. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, a first for the country artist.


After 27 years as host of "American Country Countdown," radio personality Bob Kingsley stepped down, after his production company and ABC Radio Networks (which distributes the show) fail to come to terms in renegotiating a distribution agreement. Kix Brooks, one half of the superstar duo Brooks & Dunn, was named the new host and was slated to take over January 21, 2006.


It was announced that Merle Haggard had been diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer in May of this year and had undergone surgery during which part of one of his lungs was removed.


Columbia Records released Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn a tribute album compiled by various artists that is dedicated to country music icon Loretta Lynn. The album features a duet on "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man" by Alan Jackson and Martina McBride, and Gretchen Wilson's cover of "Don't Come Home A' Drinkin' (With Lovin' on Your Mind)." Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Reba McEntire, Sheryl Crow and Lee Ann Womack also feature on the album.

Thursday 110818

A settlement agreement has been reached with former Jerome County Sheriff Doug McFall who was scheduled to sit in front of a jury trial yesterday.  McFall’s attorney said he pleaded guilty to using a Costco gift certificate in the name of the Jerome County Sheriff’s Office for personal use in the amount of $79.  As the result of the agreement, the petit theft charges were dropped and McFall will not face any jail time.  He will have to pay restitution.

Idaho prison officials are deciding on possible disciplinary action against 11 of its inmates housed in a Texas prison after a correctional officer's shoulder was injured during a group disturbance. The incident took place Friday evening at the Eagle Pass Correctional Facility in Texas, which houses 548 Idaho inmates.

35 year old Antonio Otaegui of Twin Falls has been accused of beating an acquaintance with a metal bat, breaking his nose and rib and several lacerations to his face.  Aotaegui has been jailed on a $250-thousand dollar bond with a preliminary hearing set for next Friday.

Republican Idaho Superintendent of Public Instruction Sherri Ybarra has been re-elected, narrowly defeating a challenge from Democrat Cindy Wilson. The race was too close to call for hours after polls closed on Tuesday night, but Ybarra pulled ahead as election officials continued to tally votes early Wednesday morning. This will be Ybarra's second term in Idaho's top education post.

Republican Congressman Mike Simpson has won an 11th term representing Idaho's 2nd Congressional District. Simpson defeated Democratic challenger Aaron Swisher, a Boise economist, to retain the seat. Republican Russ Fulcher has won Idaho's 1st Congressional District, defeating Democrat Cristina McNeil and six other candidates.

Longtime Republican lawmaker Brad Little defeated Democratic challenger Paulette Jordan on Tuesday to become Idaho's next governor, immediately saying he'd assert the state's independence from federal authority. Little's win came as no surprise, despite significant national media attention given to his opponent.

Today:  Sunny. High 44F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low 19F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky. High 49F. Winds light and variable.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Cold, mostly clear and patchy clouds. Winds: SW 3-8 mph Low: 25 (Mountains: 22)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 48 Low: 23 (Mountains: 45 Low: 17)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 44 Low: 23 (Mountains: 42 Low: 16)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 47 Low: 24 (Mountains: 43 Low: 20)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 51 Low: 29 (Mountains: 48 Low: 23)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 52 Low: 27 (Mountains: 50 Low: 22)

November 8th: On this day


Born on this day was Patti Page. Page's signature song, "Tennessee Waltz", recorded in 1950, was one of the biggest-selling singles of the 20th century, and is also one of the nine official state songs of Tennessee. She was the best-selling female artist of the 1950s and sold over 100 million records. Page died aged 85 on Jan 1st 2013.


Born on this day in Florence, Alabama, was Donnie Fritts, session musician and songwriter. Fritts has been Kris Kristofferson's keyboardist for over forty years as of 2013. In 2008, he was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Songs which he wrote have been recorded by Charlie Rich and Jerry Lee Lewis.


During recording sessions, Patsy Cline laid down four songs including Walkin' After Midnight, which was written for and rejected by singer Kay Starr. Originally Cline was not fond of Walkin' After Midnight, but after making a compromise with her label, she recorded it and it became Cline's first major hit single.


Born on this day in Rockingham, North Carolina, was Bucky Covington, country music singer. He placed eighth on the 5th season of American Idol. His self-titled debut album, released on April 17, 2007 debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, and produced three hit singles: "A Different World", "It's Good to Be Us", and "I'll Walk".


Born on this day in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was Lauren Alaina, who was the runner-up on the tenth season of American Idol. Her debut studio album, Wildflower, released on October 11, 2011 reached #2 on the US Country chart and featured the singles "Like My Mother Does", "Georgia Peaches"and "Eighteen Inches."


Dixie Chicks released "Cowboy Take Me Away" from their album, Fly. The song's title is derived from a famous slogan used in commercials for Calgon bath and beauty products. It went on to reach #1 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in February 2000.


Charlie Dick, the widower of Patsy Cline, and a man who was very much responsible for helping to keep the artistic legacy of his late wife intact over the years, died in his sleep aged 81. Dick married Cline on Sept. 15, 1957, after meeting her the year before at a local dance.

Wednesday 110618

From the election yesterday, it was a Republican sweep. Brad Little is Idaho’s next governor easily defeating Paulette Jordan.  Janice McGeachin is the next Lt. Governor.  Other contests closely watched Prop 1 the Horse Racing Terminals was a no but Prop 2 for expanded Medicaid passed.  Lawrence Wasden held onto the Attorney generals seat and Lawrence Denny remains Secretary of state.  For the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Serri Ybarra squeeked past Cindy Wilson 51-49 percent.  In the US House  Russ Fulcher will represent District 1 while Mike Simpson held on to District 2.  In the state house postions, winners from the contested races were Linda Hartgen, Muffy Davis and Sally Toone.  In the senate races Michelle Stennett will return to her chair. 

Albion Mayor Sharon Wilmot was recalled by 71-percent.  The Oakley recreation district override levy passed and Roger Harris remains judge in the fifth judicial district.  Denise Gill won the Gooding County Clerks race and residents in Filer said yes to the filer cemetery maintenance district.  

The Twin Falls city council overturned the Planning and Zoning commission’s denial of a fourplex development.  With a 6 to 0 vote, the council said yes to Kaitlyn Courts to construct up to eight fourplexes on farmland southwest of the intersection of Rose Street and Borah Avenue.

36 year old Yazmani Gomez-Sandoval of Gooding has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for possessing and distributing child pornography.  A search found about 71 photos and 15 videos containing child porn.  When he is released from prison he will be supervised for the rest of his life the judge said.

Flyers with the slogan "it's okay to be white" were posted on the University of Idaho campus and around Moscow last week as part of a provocation campaign by white nationalist groups. The flyers were an apparent repeat of a year-old campaign stemming from online message boards, intending to create strong reactions.

Today:  Sunny. High 47F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low 26F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Abundant sunshine. High 44F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Mostly clear and cold. Winds: SW 3-8 mph Low: 19 (Mountains: 15)

FRIDAY: Sunny and chilly. High: 47 Low: 26 (Mountains: 45 Low: 18)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny and cool. High: 49 Low: 26 (Mountains: 46 Low: 21)

SUNDAY: Sunny and cool. High: 48 Low: 25 (Mountains: 44 Low: 19)

MONDAY: Sunny. High: 50 Low: 24 (Mountains: 46 Low: 22)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 51 Low: 24 (Mountains: 47 Low: 22)

November 7th: On this day

Born on this day, was harmonica player, Mickey Raphael who is best known for his work with Willie Nelson. He has also recorded with Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Leon Russell, Bonnie Raitt, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Maria Muldaur, Kenny Chesney, and Neil Young.

Born on this day in Nashville, Tennessee, was Robin Lee Bruce, country music artist who scored the #12 hit on Hot Country Songs in 1990 with a cover of Alannah Myles' single "Black Velvet" and has written album cuts for LeAnn Rimes and Jo Dee Messina, as well as other artists.

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.

Garth Brooks was at #1 on the US country chart with his third studio album, Ropin' the Wind. The album repelaced his previous album No Fences at the #1 postion, where it enjoyed a combined 18 weeks at the top of the charts.

Kenny Chesney was named the CMA Entertainer of the Year for the third time in four years.

Clint Black took his manager/accountant, Charles Sussman to court in a grievance about royalties. The lawsuit claimed Sussman convinced Black to assign more than $500,000 in royalties to Equity Records, an independent record label in which both Sussman and Black had minority ownership. Black said he got nothing in return for this arrangement but Sussman was taking monthly payments from Equity without his knowledge.

Taylor Swift both hosted and performed as the musical guest for tonight’s episode of Saturday Night Live on US NBC TV.

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Today Idaho voters will elect a new governor, decide who will be their U.S. representatives and make decisions on a pair of initiatives about expanding Medicaid and gambling. A ballot initiative called Proposition 1 seeking to legalize historical horse racing devices that opponents say are the equivalent of illegal slot machines has drawn millions of dollars both for and against ahead of Tuesday's election.An unusually high number of Idahoans voted early.  About 115,000 Idaho voters have cast ballots.

CNN has named Luke Mickelson of Kimberly among the 2018 top ten CNN heroes.  Mickelson started the non-profit sleep in heavenly peace that makes beds for children.  He will receive $10-thouand dollars and could win $100-thousand dollars. 

29 year old Allen Dunnagen of Twin Falls is facing charges of raping two women, one of them at gunpoint.  The two women had been in a “mutual sexual relationship” with Dunnagan for several weeks leading up to the assaults, police said.  His bond is set at 250-thousand dollars.

Jerome police are continuing their investigation into the burglary at Choate’s Family Diner.  Authorities say someone broke into the freezer Friday night and removed food.  Authorities ask if you know anything to contact them at 208-324-1911.

The Minidoka County School District has given all teachers and building administrators two-way radios and emergency response backpacks to use in a crisis.  The district purchased 300 of the backpacks and 240 radios at a cost of just over $20,000.  The radios are programmed to contact police and fire departments directly, without dialing.

An online petition is collecting thousands of signatures from those who support staff members of the Middleton school district who donned caricatured outfits depicting Mexican people and a border wall. At last check, nearly 3,000 people had signed the petition on Fourteen staff members of the Middleton School District are on paid administrative leave.

In sports from around the area, the Idaho State Bengal Football team has hit the national rankings.  That’s something that hasn’t happened since 2015.  ISU is ranked 24 in the STATS Media poll and 25 in the FCS coaches Poll.  This after a 48 45 win over Portland state.  The Bengals play at Cal Poly on Saturday, Nov. 10. Kickoff is at 5 p.m. MT.

The Idaho State Football Semi-Finals heat up this weekend.  On Friday, Oakley heads to Holt Arena for a 5:30 p.m. game against the reigning 1A DI state champion, Prairie. Carey travels to the Kibbie Dome to play the Kendrick Tigers.  On Saturday morning, it's Declo vs. West Side at 11.  At 1:30 p.m. you'll find the Valley Vikings are going for the state championship as they play the Wilder Wildcats.  Then at 4 p.m., Lighthouse plays Salmon River. At 6:30 p.m. its the Kimberly Bulldogs and Sugar-Salem Diggers. 

Today:  Mostly sunny, chilly and brisk. Winds: West 10-15 mph High: 48 (Mountains: 44)

Tonight:  Mostly clear and cold. Winds: South 5-10 mph. Low: 26 (Mountains: 20)

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy skies. High around 50F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Mostly clear and cold. Low: 23 (Mountains: 17)

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and chilly. High: 44 Low: 22 (Mountains: 42 Low: 17)

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and chilly. High: 49 Low: 27 (Mountains: 44 Low: 22)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny and cool. High: 51 Low: 28 (Mountains: 46 Low: 21)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and cool. High: 52 Low: 29 (Mountains: 44 Low: 19)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 53 Low: 28 (Mountains: 45 Low: 20)

November 6th: On this day


Born on this day in Tabor City, North Carolina was Stonewall Jackson who achieved his greatest fame during country's "golden" honky tonk era in the 1950s and early 1960s when he scored the #1 hits “Waterloo” and "B.J. the D.J.”


Born on this day in Monahans, Texas, was Guy Clark, Grammy Award winning country musician, songwriter who has released more than twenty albums, and his songs have been recorded by other artists including Jerry Jeff Walker, Jimmy Buffett, Ricky Skaggs, Steve Wariner, and Rodney Crowell. Clark won the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Folk Album: My Favorite Picture Of You. Clark died on May 17, 2016 aged 74.


Special guests on this week's syndicated US music television series The Glen Campbell Music Show included Roger Miller who performed "King of the Road" and then with Glen Campbell played "Southern Nights", "Goin' Back to Alabam", "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" and "It's Your World (Boys and Girls)".


The Country Music Association awards aired for the first time on ABC. The awards show had been on CBS since 1972. Keith Urban, who won the Male Vocalist of the Year, was absent due to his rehab stint, and co-host Ronnie Dunn read Urban's acceptance letter. Hall of Fame inductee Kris Kristofferson presented the inductions for 2006 inductees George Strait, Harold Bradley and Sonny James, each of whom gave brief acceptance speeches; Strait also performed his #1 hit "Give It Away." Controversy reigned when Faith Hill appeared to react angrily after Carrie Underwood won the Female Vocalist of the Year award.


Hank Thompson died from lung cancer, aged eighty-two. His career which spanned seven decades saw him sell over 60 million records worldwide. He was a leader in the music industry with accomplishments including the first music-based television show to be broadcast in color, the first artist to travel with sound and lighting systems and the first to record a live album.


Winners of the 47th annual Country Music Association Awards held in Nashville included: Entertainer of the Year: George Strait, Album of the Year: Blake Shelton - Based on a True Story …, Song of the Year: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary - "I Drive Your Truck", Single of the Year: Florida Georgia Line - "Cruise", Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton, Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert and Musical Event of the Year: Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban - "Highway Don't Care".

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A Murtaugh woman was killed in a single vehicle crash along I-84 just east of Mountain Home yesterday afternoon.  47 year old Tiffany Clark was westbound in a 2004 GMC Yukon when she failed to negotiate a curve.  The vehicle rolled into the median.  She died at the scene.

Was it a hate crime? The largest Muslim rights advocacy group in the country has asked local authorities to investigate the recent vandalism at the Twin Falls Islamic Center.  On Wednesday evening someone shattered a double pane window with about 10 rocks.

On Friday, a court hearing was delayed for Two Twin Falls women who were arrested in Utah after the discovery of meth and other drugs in a home where two dead infants were discovered.  28 year old Haley Dawn Miller and 32 year old Sylvia Tapia were arrested last week.  They were residents of the home where the babies lived.  The investigation into the deaths of the infants October 12 in the 200 block of Morningside Drive continues to be investigated and authorities say its separate cases.  They are still waiting for autopsy results.

A traffic stop in Idaho Falls turned deadly late Friday night.  Idaho State Police say an officer initiated a traffic stop in the area of Northgate mile when the driver fled on foot.  The pursuit ended with a physical altercation in which the trooper fired one shot.  35 year old Jesse Quinton of Idaho Falls was transported to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead. 

On Friday afternoon just before 2, Idaho State Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop in Jerome county after observing a truck speeding near Golf Course road.  The pickup failed to stop and officers briefly lost sight of the vehicle.  ISP, The Jerome and Twin Falls county Sheriff’s office and the Twin Falls Police quickly located the vehicle where 34 year old Japheth Eckles of Gooding was arrested for alluding and DUI.  In the pursuit, a passenger identified as 33 year old Michael Lessly of Wendell jumped from the moving vehicle.  He was transported by ambulance for treatment. 

29 year old Allen Dunnagen of Twin Falls is facing charges of raping two women, one of them at gunpoint.  The two women had been in a “mutual sexual relationship” with Dunnagan for several weeks leading up to the assaults, police said.  His bond is set at 250-thousand dollars.

In local sports, the College of Southern Idaho Volleyball Team ranked number 4, is booking a trip to the NJCAA National Tournament  The eagles beat Southern Nevada which means they are heading to play Snow College in the Region 18 Championship.

Valley High Schools football team took out Clearwater Valley bringing the Vikings to the first playoff appearance in 24 years winning with 56-to-0.  Valley now prepares for wilder in the semi–final round. That game is slated for Saturday, November 10 at Holt Arena, kick-off slated for 1:30 p.m.

Conference foe Oakley will try and unseat the reigning state champion, Prairie on Friday, November 9 at 5:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, Declo clobbered St. Marie's, 49–6 at Holt Arena. Next up? West Side in the 2A state semi–final on Saturday, November 10 at 11 a.m.

Meanwhile the Lighthouse Christian Lions took a win over Dietrich with a 36-0 score.  The lions now head to the Semi Finals.

The Kimberly Bulldogs hosted Fruitland Friday night in a 3A state quarterfinal game. The Grizzlies came off a 63–7 win of Kellogg, while the Bulldogs worked over Teton, 56–18.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny and breezy. High: 46 (Mountains: 44)

MONDAY NIGHT: Clear skies. Low: 30 (Mountains: 24)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny and cool. High: 48 Low: 28 (Mountains: 42 Low: 24)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and cool. High: 46 Low: 25 (Mountains: 40 Low: 18)

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and cool. High: 42 Low: 25 (Mountains: 41 Low: 18)

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and cool. High: 47 Low: 30 (Mountains: 41 Low: 22)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 48 Low: 32 (Mountains: 43 Low: 25)

November 5th: On this day


Born on this day in Cincinnati, Ohio, was Roy Rogers, singer and cowboy actor, one of the most heavily marketed and merchandised stars of his era, as well as being the namesake of the Roy Rogers Restaurants franchised chain. He and his wife Dale Evans, his golden palomino, Trigger, and his German Shepherd dog, Bullet, were featured in more than 100 movies & The Roy Rogers Show. The show ran on radio for 9 years before moving to TV from 1951 - 1957. Rogers died of congestive heart failure on July 6, 1998, he was residing in Apple Valley, California.


Born on this day, was Billy Sherrill, record producer and arranger who is most famous for his association with a number of country artists, most notably Tammy Wynette. Sherrill and business partner Glenn Sutton are regarded as the defining influences of the countrypolitan sound, a smooth amalgamation of pop and country music that was hugely popular during the late 1960s and throughout the '70s. Sherrill died on 4 Aug 2015 after a short illness at the age of 78.


Born on this day in Winter Haven, Florida, was Gram Parsons, singer, songwriter. He was a member of The International Submarine Band, The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers and released the 1973 solo album Grievous Angel. Parsons died on 19th September 1973 from a heroin overdose aged 26.


Johnny Horton was killed in a car crash near Milano, Texas involving a truck. He had several major successes, most notably during 1959 with the song "The Battle of New Orleans" (written by Jimmy Driftwood) which was awarded the 1960 Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording.


Unchained was released, the second album in Johnny Cash's American Recording series, backed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Unchained contained songs by Tom Petty ("Southern Accents"), Soundgarden ("Rusty Cage") and Beck ("Rowboat"), The album also included a cover of the classic 1962 Hank Snow song, "I've Been Everywhere", written by Geoff Mack.


American IV: The Man Comes Around was released in the US, the fourth album in the American series by Johnny Cash, (and his 87th overall). The album won Album of the Year at the 2003 CMA Awards and the video for "Hurt", (a song written by Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails), was nominated in seven categories at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards and won the award for Best Cinematography. In February 2003, mere days before his 71st birthday, Cash won another Grammy Award for Best Country Male Vocal Performance for "Give My Love To Rose," a song Cash had originally recorded in the late 1950s. The music video for "Hurt" also won a Grammy for Best Short Form Video at the 2004 Awards.


"It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" by Alan Jackson with Jimmy Buffett, and written by Jim "Moose" Brown and Don Rollins won the Country Music Association (CMA) Award for Vocal Event of the Year. The song became the #3 country song of the decade on Billboard's Hot Country Songs Chart.