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THURSDAY 101818

Some Jerome Parents who have children that ride on the school bus have raised safety concerns.  The parents claim some of the busses are so crowded the kids have to stand up or sit on the floor while it’s moving.  Both the District and the Northside bus company are working on a solution.

51-year old Benjamin Rogers of Heyburn was given a suspended sentence and sent to a therapeutic prison program after pleading guilty to child enticement.  He was charged with trying to meet a teen for sex on March 21st.

28 year old Amanda Laree Peterson of Twin Falls is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, resisting or obstructing and battery on a police officer.  She is accused of slamming a car door on an officer’s fingers when they tried to search her car for drugs.  7.5 grams of meth was found in her bra. 

Winter will soon be here, and the city of Twin Falls is in the process of turning off pressurized irrigation systems.  The water will be turned off this Friday and the blowouts of the system will happen next week. 

31 year old Matthew Scott Moore was arraigned this week on charges of providing false information to police and resisting an officer.  A woman told police a suspicious person was on her porch and was asking where he could find a law office. 

An eastern Idaho man awaiting trial because police say he possessed child pornography has been charged with the same crime again.  32-year-old Samuel Gale of Idaho Falls was arrested and charged with 10 counts of child pornography last week. He was first arrested and charged with five counts in July after the remote server storage service Dropbox reported the images.

Officials have called off the search for a 76-year-old woman missing from a Idaho hunting camp. Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings said the search that started Oct. 5 for Connie Johnson ended Tuesday.

 Idaho State Police say two people were arrested after officers discovered more than 100 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop near Idaho Falls. Police arrested 25-year-old Javier Luna-Gutierrez and 19-year-old Aida Rodriguez-Hernandez following the stop on Highway 20.

In local sports, the Carey Panthers took the Sawtooth conference title win over the Hansen Huskies in volleyball winning 3 to 2.  Elsewhere it was Filer 3 Gooding 1.  Same score for Hagerman beating Dietrich, and it was Lighthouse Christian 3 Castleford 0.

In Cross Country the great Basin Conference championships, The Twin Falls Girls team earned its fifth straight district team title.  On the boys side Preston won the title. 

Today:  Sunny. High 64F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low 40F. Winds light and variable.

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky. High 67F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Clear skies.

Winds: SE 5-10 mph.

Low: 40 (Mountains: 38)

SATURDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 69 (Mountains: 66)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 68 (Mountains: 66)

MONDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 67 (Mountains: 65)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 67 (Mountains: 63)

WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 63 (Mountains: 60)

October 18th: On this day

1952

Hank Williams married Billie Jean Jones Eshlimar in Minden, Louisiana. The next day two public ceremonies were held at the New Orleans Civic Auditorium, where 14,000 seats were sold for each. After Williams's death, a judge ruled that the wedding was not legal because Jones Eshlimar's divorce had not become final until eleven days after she married Williams.

1967

Ode to Billie Joe the debut album by Bobbie Gentry was at #1 on the chart. It was the only album to displace The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band from its 15-week reign at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart. The recording of the title track "Ode to Billie Joe" generated eight Grammy nominations, resulting in three wins for Gentry and one win for arranger Jimmie Haskell.

 

1979

Johnny Cash received the United Nations Humanitarian Award for his longstanding support for two children’s homes in Jamaica and his work for the Youth For Christ Organisation. The ceremony was held at the Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville.

1980

Born on this day was Josh Gracin, country music singer who is a former member of the United States Marine Corps. He first gained public attention as the fourth-place finalist on the second season of the Fox Networks talent competition American Idol. His self-titled debut album was released in 2004 and it produced the #1 hit, "Nothin' to Lose.”

1988

Randy Travis was back at #1 on the country chart with Always & Forever, his second album. Released from this album were the singles "Too Gone Too Long", "I Won't Need You Anymore (Always and Forever)", "Forever and Ever, Amen" and "I Told You So", all of which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.

2010

Kenny Chesney was at #1 on the Country chart with his fourteenth studio album Hemingway's Whiskey. Four of the albums singles; "The Boys of Fall", "Somewhere with You", "Live a Little", and "Reality" have all hit #1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.

Wednesday 101618

Authorities in Blaine County arrested a 24 year old Ketchum resident on charges of Aggravated Assault, Battery on a police officer and redistricting and obstructing.  Early Sunday morning deputies were called to the limelight hotel in Ketchum where the suspect, identified as Royer Huamani Quispe was angry and yelling carrying a large wood plank.  Officer’s tazed the suspect who continued to fight kicking an officer in the groin. 

56 year old David Kellogg of Declo was arrested after deputies allege he shot his own dog in the head and punched a neighbor.  Cassia county deputies were called to a home along Idaho highway 25.  The dog was taken to the vet for treatment.  Kellogg has been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty and possession of a concealed weapon while intoxicated. 

Investigators have still not said what caused two infant twin boys to die Friday afternoon.  Reports aren’t expected to be returned to local authorities for 3 to 4 weeks.  The incident happened in the 200 block of Morningside drive. 

The Better Business Bureau said Fake DISH NETWORK calls are being reported in the gem state.  One person said the caller said she needed to pay $200 to upgrade immediately.  Other calls gave instructions on how to change your account login info. 

Fall prescribed burns are being scheduled by the Minidoka Ranger District.  Burning may occur in the Sublett Area this weekend.  Other burning activities have been scheduled in the Rock Creek area.

A top Idaho wildlife official has resigned amid outrage over a photo of him posing with a baboon family he killed in Africa. Idaho Gov. Butch Otter says he asked for and accepted Blake Fischer's resignation. Fischer and his wife shot at least 14 animals in Namibia.

Idaho's gubernatorial candidates struck starkly different tones on transparency, health care and education during a live televised debate Monday evening. Lt. Gov. Brad Little, a longtime Republican lawmaker, faced Democrat Paulette Jordan, a former state lawmaker.

Officials say the renovated Idaho State Museum had more than 1,000 visitors for its grand re-opening last weekend. The museum underwent a $17 million renovation, adding roughly 18,000 square feet to the Boise building that was originally built in the 1950s.

In local sports, some Volleyball scores to report. Shoshone advances to the Snake River conference final with a 2 to 1 win over Oakley.  Elsewhere Hansen outlasted Lighthouse Christian 3 to 2.  It was Carey 3 Dietrich 0.  Hagerman 3 Murtaugh 1.  Castleford 3 Sun Valley Community school 0.  Burley 3 Minico 0.  Pocatello 3 Wood River 1 and it was Gooding 3 Filer 1.  In a Sawtooth Central Idaho Conference loser-out match it was Buhl 3 Kimberly 0  and Filer 3 Buhl.

Today:  Sunny. High near 63F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low 36F. Winds light and variable.

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky. High 66F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Clear skies.

Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Low: 40 (Mountains: 36)

FRIDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 66 (Mountains: 63)

SATURDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 68 (Mountains: 66)

SUNDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 69 (Mountains: 65)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 68 (Mountains: 66)

TUESDAY: Partly cloudy.

High: 66 (Mountains: 61)

October 17th: On this day

1941

Born on this day in Portsmouth, Ohio, was Earl Thomas Conley, country music singer-songwriter. In the 1980s and into the 1990s, Conley charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, of which eighteen reached#1. Conley's eighteen #1 country singles during the 1980s marked the most #1 hits by any artist in any genre during that decade. Conley's music has been referred to as "thinking man's country" because the narrator looks into the heart and soul of his characters in each song.

1958

Born on this day in Newnan, Georgia, was Alan Jackson, country music singer, who has recorded over a dozen studio albums. More than 50 of his singles have appeared on Billboard's list of the "Top 30 Country Songs", for which of Jackson's entries, 35 were #1 hits. He is the recipient of 2 Grammys, 16 CMA Awards, 17 ACM Awards and is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

1991

Tennessee Ernie Ford died exactly 36 years after his hit "Sixteen Tons" was released, and one day shy of the first anniversary of his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

1999

American steel guitarist and songwriter Tommy Durden died aged 79. He is most notable for co-writing Elvis Presley's breakthrough hit, "Heartbreak Hotel" and later performed as steel guitarist for Tex Ritter, Johnny Cash and Johnny Tillotson.

2000

American III: Solitary Man was released, the third album in the American series by Johnny Cash, (and his 85th overall album). The album was notable for being Cash's highest charting (#11 Country) solo studio LP since his 1976, One Piece at a Time. Solitary Man featured versions of “I Won’t Back Down”, (Tom Petty), “One”, (U2), and “Solitary Man”, (Neil Diamond).

2003

A longtime golf enthusiast, singer Anne Murray made history at the Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, New York, by becoming the first woman to score a hole-in-one on the 108 - yard, par 3, 17th hole at the Kaluhyat Golf Club.

Tuesday 101618

A man was treated at a hospital Sunday after being stabbed in the arm east of Wendell.  The Jerome man drove himself to a Wendell laundromat and called police after being stabbed at about 3 p.m.   The suspect is said to be Hispanic and in his 20s or 30s.

The entire city of Hazelton is under a boil water alert.  The water system was temporarily offline to upgrade the pump house, but water tests came back unclean during the time the system was not operating.

Early voting is underway in Twin Falls, Lincoln Jerome and Blaine counties.  It will begin Oct. 22 in Minidoka, Cassia and Gooding counties.  The last day to vote early is Nov. 2. Early voting is not available in Camas County.   Applications for absentee ballots must be received by your county clerk’s office by Oct. 26.

Authorities say an investigation is underway after infant twin brothers died despite efforts by first responders to save them. Twin Falls Police say a 911 call made at 2:18 p.m. Friday reported that the children were unresponsive.  Responding officers provided lifesaving measures but were unable to save the children.

A roughly 500-pound grizzly bear attacked a Hayden, Idaho, man, and the man lived to tell about it. The bear attack happened Saturday while the man and his partner were bow hunting elk south of Livingston, Montana. The pair spotted the grizzly and her 2-year-old cub about 12 yards away. The cub reared up and growled, then the mama bear charged. The man doused the grizzly with bear spray, and she finally retreated.

A woman accused of fatally shooting a Coeur d'Alene man in Colfax, Washington, pleaded innocent by reason of insanity. Ashley Myers entered the plea to second-degree murder. Court records say sheriff's deputies responded to the scene Sept. 28 and found Myers holding a bat and saying she had shot a man. Officers later found Kenneth Allen in a nearby vehicle, dead and with bullet wounds to his head.

New Mexico State Police say two men have been killed after a rollover accident west of Hobbs. They say the crash occurred around 7 a.m. Saturday and 29-year-old Andrew Beatty of Carlsbad, New Mexico, and 31-year-old Alan Knight of Rexburg, Idaho, were declared dead at the scene. State Police say the men were riding in a vehicle at a high rate of speed before it left the highway and rolled.

In local sports, in Volleyball action, it was Shoshone 3 Raft River 1.  Oakley 3, Valley 1 and then Valley 3 Glenns Ferry 0 as the Hornets advanced to the Snake River Conference semifinals. 

Today:  Sunny skies.  Winds: NE 5-10 mph  High: 58 (Mountains: 57)

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low around 30F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny skies. High around 60F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Clear skies.

Winds: SW 5-10 mph.

Low: 38 (Mountains: 37)

THURSDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 66 (Mountains: 62)

FRIDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 67 (Mountains: 62)

SATURDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 68 (Mountains: 64)

SUNDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 69 (Mountains: 63)

MONDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 68 (Mountains: 63)

October 16th: On this day

1918

Born on this day, was Stoney Cooper, an American country star and member of the Grand Ole Opry. He was a master of the fiddle and the guitar. Cooper died on March 22 1977 aged 58.

1950

Hank Snow was at #1 on the Country music singles charts with "I'm Moving On". The song, stayed at the top of the charts for 21 weeks and was the first of seven #1 Billboard country hits Snow scored throughout his career.

1961

Decca records released "Crazy" by Patsy Cline. The ballad, composed by Willie Nelson gave Cline a #2 country hit in 1962. Nelson originally wrote the song for country singer Billy Walker, but Walker turned it down. The song's eventual success helped launch Nelson as a performer as well as a songwriter. It spent 21 weeks on the chart for Cline, and eventually became one of her signature tunes.

1981

Eddie Rabbitt was at #1 on the US country album chart with Step by Step, his seventh studio album. The album continued the crossover success established in the singer's two previous albums. Three singles were produced including the title track, which went to #1 on country charts and reached the top 5 on both the Adult Contemporary and Billboard 100 charts.

1992

Taking part at Bob Dylan's 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration at Madison Square Garden, New York Ciry, Johnny Cash and June Carter performed "It Ain't Me, Babe," which was subsequently included on a 2 CD live recording.

2013

Record producer Tony Brown, best known for producing George Strait, was arrested for domestic assault against his wife Jamie Antee.

2015

Record producer and guitarist John Jennings died of kidney cancer aged 62. He was best known for his work with Mary Chapin Carpenter as well as working with Indigo Girls, the Rankin Family, Cheryl Wheeler, Iris DeMent, and George Jones.

Monday 101518

Washington State’s Supreme Court has ruled that the death penalty violates its constitution.  The ruling earlier this week makes Washington the latest state to do away with capital punishment. 

Environmental groups that want Idaho to close steelhead fishing to protect wild steelhead have filed a notice of intent to sue.  The groups say fishing for hatchery steelhead leads to the incidental killing of some wild steelhead that are protected as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

Idaho officials are seeking to force a Texas oil company to turn over records following an evaluation showing what the state calls "discrepancies" involving production records. The Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted 5-0 to authorize subpoenas for Houston-based Alta Mesa.

A bridge-replacement project near Sun Valley has won the President's Transportation Awards from the American association of state highway and transportation officials.  The design team consulted the Idaho Department of Fish & Game regarding wildlife mortality, and added wildlife passage tunnels on both ends of the bridge to reduce vehicle-animal crashes.

Several former Idaho Fish and Game Commissioners are calling for the resignation of current commissioner Blake Fisher after he shared photos of his guided hunting trip in Africa with friends and colleagues.  One photo shows a Family of dead Baboons. An email filed with the Governor’s office said I’m sure what you did was legal however legal does not make it right. 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is endorsing a ballot initiative in the November election seeking to legalize horse race betting devices that could revive live horse races. The Republican says many aspects of Idaho's horse culture, including ranch work and rodeo, depend on a viable horse racing industry.

Southern Idaho may be receiving help in the near future from a statewide nonprofit group wanting to begin affordable preschool programs.  The project called preschool the Idaho way is funded by a 500-thousand dollar grant from the W.K. Kellogg foundation.

Today:  Sunny skies.  Winds: SW 5-10 mph  High: 52 (Mountains: 48)

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 26F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny skies. High 59F. Winds light and variable.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Clear skies.

Winds: NW 5-10 mph.

Low: 34 (Mountains: 35)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 63 (Mountains: 61)

THURSDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 65 (Mountains: 63)

FRIDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 65 (Mountains: 62)

SATURDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 67 (Mountains: 64)

SUNDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 66 (Mountains: 64)

October 15th: On this day

1943

Born on this day, was American drummer and session musician Larrie Londin. He played on more hit records during his career than any other drummer, with the possible exception of the legendary session drummer Hal Blaine. Londin moved to Nashville in 1969, and grew to be regarded as Nashville's top session drummer and played with a wide range of artists, including Emmylou Harris, Charley Pride, Randy Travis, Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton, Albert Lee, Larry Carlton, Merle Haggard, Hank Snow, Jerry Reed, Rosanne Cash, Reba McEntire, KT Oslin, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Hank Williams, Jr., Chet Atkins, Ronnie Milsap, and many others. He died on August 24, 1992.

1960

Loretta Lynn made her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. In a press conference she said, "I've played in a million places, but the Grand Ole Opry is different." Lynn has been a member of The Grand Ole Opry for over years, since joining on September 25, 1962.

1965

Born on this day in Los Angeles, California, was Dean Miller, country music artist, (the son of Roger Miller). He has scored four singles on the Hot Country Songs charts as well as writing singles for Trace Adkins and Terri Clark.

1969

Johnny Cash was at #1 on the US Country music album chart with At San Quentin, which was a live concert given to the inmates of San Quentin State Prison the follow-up to Cash's previous live album, the critically acclaimed At Folsom Prison. The album was nominated for a number of Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and won Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "A Boy Named Sue".

1983

George Jones married his fourth wife, Nancy Sepulvado. The ceremony took place at the home of Jones’ sister, Helen Scroggins, in Woodville, Texas. The country legend, who had a highly publicized battle with drugs and alcohol, relied on his fourth wife to finally help him get sober.

1997

A federal aviation official told the Associated Press that John Denver flew to his death with an invalid license because he had twice been arrested on drunk driving charges, The Federal Aviation Administration had pulled Denver's medical certificate - which is required to fly with a pilot's license - on June 13, 1996.

2002

Faith Hill released Cry, her fifth studio album which has gone on to sell over 4 million copies worldwide. Hill has publicly stated that, of all the albums she has recorded, Cry is her favorite.

2009

Garth Brooks announced that he was coming out of retirement to play concerts in Las Vegas. The concerts would be held approximately fifteen weekends per year until the year 2014. His first set of concerts has already sold out.

2011

Keith Urban closed his 60 date Get Closer world tour at the Target Center Minneapolis. The full tour yielded $15.7 million in grosses, with Urban taking home $5.3 million. Jake Owen had opened for Urban on the US leg of the tour.

Monday 101518

Washington State’s Supreme Court has ruled that the death penalty violates its constitution.  The ruling earlier this week makes Washington the latest state to do away with capital punishment. 

Environmental groups that want Idaho to close steelhead fishing to protect wild steelhead have filed a notice of intent to sue.  The groups say fishing for hatchery steelhead leads to the incidental killing of some wild steelhead that are protected as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

Idaho officials are seeking to force a Texas oil company to turn over records following an evaluation showing what the state calls "discrepancies" involving production records. The Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted 5-0 to authorize subpoenas for Houston-based Alta Mesa.

A bridge-replacement project near Sun Valley has won the President's Transportation Awards from the American association of state highway and transportation officials.  The design team consulted the Idaho Department of Fish & Game regarding wildlife mortality, and added wildlife passage tunnels on both ends of the bridge to reduce vehicle-animal crashes.

Several former Idaho Fish and Game Commissioners are calling for the resignation of current commissioner Blake Fisher after he shared photos of his guided hunting trip in Africa with friends and colleagues.  One photo shows a Family of dead Baboons. An email filed with the Governor’s office said I’m sure what you did was legal however legal does not make it right. 

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is endorsing a ballot initiative in the November election seeking to legalize horse race betting devices that could revive live horse races. The Republican says many aspects of Idaho's horse culture, including ranch work and rodeo, depend on a viable horse racing industry.

Southern Idaho may be receiving help in the near future from a statewide nonprofit group wanting to begin affordable preschool programs.  The project called preschool the Idaho way is funded by a 500-thousand dollar grant from the W.K. Kellogg foundation.

Today:  Sunny skies.  Winds: SW 5-10 mph  High: 52 (Mountains: 48)

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 26F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny skies. High 59F. Winds light and variable.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Clear skies.

Winds: NW 5-10 mph.

Low: 34 (Mountains: 35)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 63 (Mountains: 61)

THURSDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 65 (Mountains: 63)

FRIDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 65 (Mountains: 62)

SATURDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 67 (Mountains: 64)

SUNDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 66 (Mountains: 64)

October 15th: On this day

1943

Born on this day, was American drummer and session musician Larrie Londin. He played on more hit records during his career than any other drummer, with the possible exception of the legendary session drummer Hal Blaine. Londin moved to Nashville in 1969, and grew to be regarded as Nashville's top session drummer and played with a wide range of artists, including Emmylou Harris, Charley Pride, Randy Travis, Porter Wagoner, Dolly Parton, Albert Lee, Larry Carlton, Merle Haggard, Hank Snow, Jerry Reed, Rosanne Cash, Reba McEntire, KT Oslin, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Hank Williams, Jr., Chet Atkins, Ronnie Milsap, and many others. He died on August 24, 1992.

1960

Loretta Lynn made her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. In a press conference she said, "I've played in a million places, but the Grand Ole Opry is different." Lynn has been a member of The Grand Ole Opry for over years, since joining on September 25, 1962.

1965

Born on this day in Los Angeles, California, was Dean Miller, country music artist, (the son of Roger Miller). He has scored four singles on the Hot Country Songs charts as well as writing singles for Trace Adkins and Terri Clark.

1969

Johnny Cash was at #1 on the US Country music album chart with At San Quentin, which was a live concert given to the inmates of San Quentin State Prison the follow-up to Cash's previous live album, the critically acclaimed At Folsom Prison. The album was nominated for a number of Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and won Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "A Boy Named Sue".

1983

George Jones married his fourth wife, Nancy Sepulvado. The ceremony took place at the home of Jones’ sister, Helen Scroggins, in Woodville, Texas. The country legend, who had a highly publicized battle with drugs and alcohol, relied on his fourth wife to finally help him get sober.

1997

A federal aviation official told the Associated Press that John Denver flew to his death with an invalid license because he had twice been arrested on drunk driving charges, The Federal Aviation Administration had pulled Denver's medical certificate - which is required to fly with a pilot's license - on June 13, 1996.

2002

Faith Hill released Cry, her fifth studio album which has gone on to sell over 4 million copies worldwide. Hill has publicly stated that, of all the albums she has recorded, Cry is her favorite.

2009

Garth Brooks announced that he was coming out of retirement to play concerts in Las Vegas. The concerts would be held approximately fifteen weekends per year until the year 2014. His first set of concerts has already sold out.

2011

Keith Urban closed his 60 date Get Closer world tour at the Target Center Minneapolis. The full tour yielded $15.7 million in grosses, with Urban taking home $5.3 million. Jake Owen had opened for Urban on the US leg of the tour.

Friday 101218

The water in the Reservoirs is currently setting at 45-percent full as the irrigation season winds down.  That’s good news on several fronts.  With that amount of water more will be released to recharge the aquifer.  Projections are that next year irrigation deliveries will be normal. 

The snow has arrived at Pomerelle Ski Resort.  Earlier this week 13 inches of snow was reported on the top and 8 inches at the base.  Good news for skiers!

23 year old Fredie Gomez-Hernandez has pled guilty to one count of aggravated assault.  The Owner of Pizza Planet in Buhl told police Gomez-Hernandez began ordering pizza in Spanish.  When he told him he didn’t understand Spanish, he was chased with a double bladed knife.  He faces five years in prison.

23 year old Vincent Toreph has plead guilty of raping a 16 year old girl.  The 16 year old victim told police they had sex twice after she told him no.

A ballot initiative seeking to legalize historical horse racing devices in Idaho is drawing the most money.  Campaign finance reports show the Committee in support of Proposition 1 raised about $2 million.  Reports show those against Prop 1 raised $2.7 million. In the governor's race, Republican Brad Little reported raising about $750,000. Democrat Paulette Jordan raised about $475,000.  Idahoans for Healthcare raised $512,000 for an initiative to expand Medicaid. A group opposing the expansion raised about $30,000.

The charges of leaving the scene of an injury accident and DUI have been made against 54 year old Bennett Quelhorst by the Jerome County Sheriff’s office.  This after 27 year old Juan Chavez was found in the road near the Jerome Golf Course.  Chavez was severely injured after he was thrown from his motorcycle.  He lost one of his legs due to the injury.  The accident happened in June.  The Gooding County Sheriff’s office discovered Quellhorst had shot himself when they conducted a welfare check.  He survived that turning himself into authorities without incident.

In sports, first to Boys soccer it was a tie score.  Twin Falls 1 Preston 1.  Wood River 1 Jerome 0. 

In Girls Soccer, Wood River outlasted Jerome 1 to 0. 

In volleyball Carey 3 Lighthouse Christian 1.  Canyon Ridge 3 Jerome 0.  Same for Filer beating Kimberly 3 to 0.  Buhl outlasted Declo 3 to 2.  Hagerman beat Glenns Ferry 3 to 0.  Murtaugh 3 raft River 1 and The Sun Valley Community School 3 Richfield 0. 

 

Today:  Sunny skies.  Winds: NW 5-10 mph  High: 60 (Mountains: 54)

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low 38F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  A mainly sunny sky. High near 60F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Clear skies.

Winds: NW 5-15 mph.

Low: 28 (Mountains: 24)

SUNDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 48 (Mountains: 46)

MONDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 56 (Mountains: 51)

TUESDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 61 (Mountains: 58)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 64 (Mountains: 61)

THURSDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 65 (Mountains: 62)

October 12th: On this day

1953

Born on this day in Lexington, North Carolina, was Terry McMillan, country musician who played harmonica and percussion. He became a very in-demand session musician working with, Ray Charles, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Reba McEntire, Randy Travis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Kenny Chesney, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Trisha Yearwood, and Dixie Chicks. He died at the age of 53 on 2 Feb 2007.

1955

The Chrysler Corporation introduced high fidelity record players for their 1956 line-up of cars. The unit measured about four inches high and less than a foot wide and mounted under the instrument panel. The seven-inch discs spun at 16 2/3 rpm and required almost three times the number of grooves per inch as an LP. A set of 35 classical recordings were available that provided between 45 and 60 minutes of uninterrupted music. The players would be discontinued in 1961.

1969

Born on this day in York, Pennsylvania, was Martie Maguire, singer-songwriter, violin and gutar with the Dixie Chicks and Court Yard Hounds. Of the Dixie Chicks' twenty-five singles, six have reached #1 on the Billboard country singles chart: "There's Your Trouble", "Wide Open Spaces", "You Were Mine", "Cowboy Take Me Away", "Without You", and "Travelin' Soldier".

1974

Born on this day in Mineral Wells, Texas, was Shane McAnally singer, songwriter and producer. McAnally has written a string of American Country Music hits including Kenny Chesney's singles "Somewhere with You" and "Come Over", Jake Owen's 2011 single "Alone with You", Luke Bryan's single "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye", The Band Perry's single "Better Dig Two", Lady Antebellum's single "Downtown" and Miranda Lambert's single "Mama's Broken Heart".

1981

Alabama was named instrumental group and vocal group of the year, at the 15th Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Entertainer of the Year (for that year), Barbara Mandrell.

1992

Capital Nashville released "Somewhere Other Than the Night", by Garth Brooks which became a US #1 hit. It was the second single released from his album, The Chase and his fifteenth overall.

1993

Faith Hill released her debut album, Take Me as I Am. Four singles were released from the album. The first two, "Wild One" and "Piece of My Heart" (a cover of the 1967 song by Erma Franklin), reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

1996

The Farm Aid 96' benefit concert took place at the Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, South Carolina. Held to raise money for family farmers in the US, the concerts were organized by Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young. Artists who appeared included: Hootie and the Blowfish, Marshall Chapman, Beach Boys, Son Volt, Robert Earl Keen, Martina McBride, John Conlee, Jewel, Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young.

1997

John Denver was killed at the age of 53 when his experimental Rutan Long-EZ plane, crashed into the Pacific Ocean near Pacific Grove, California. The crash badly disfigured Denver's head and body, making identification by dental records impossible, records of his fingerprints were used to confirm that the pilot was indeed the singer. He was one of the most popular acoustic artists of the 1970s earning twelve gold and four platinum albums with his signature songs "Take Me Home, Country Roads", "Annie's Song", "Rocky Mountain High", and "Sunshine on My Shoulders".

October 13th: On this day

1946

Born on this day in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, was Lacy J. Dalton country singer and songwriter known for her gritty, powerful vocals. Dalton had a number of hits in the 1980s, including "Takin' It Easy," "Crazy Blue Eyes" and "16th Avenue."

1958

Billboard discontinued the "C&W Best Sellers in Stores" and "Most Played C&W by Jockeys" charts. Starting with the October 20 issue, there is one all-encompassing "Hot C&W Sides" chart. The new chart has 30 positions, and "City Lights" by Ray Price was the first #1 song.

1959

Born on this day in Ogden, Utah, was Marie Osmond singer, actress, doll designer, and a member of the show business family The Osmonds. She scored a US #1 hit in 1973 with her version of the country pop ballad "Paper Roses."

1969

Born on this day in Valdosta, Georgia, was Rhett Akins, Country singer, songwriter who scored the 1996 US Country #1 hit "Don't Get Me Started." Akins has written singles for other country music singers, primarily as one-third of the songwriting team The Peach Pickers alongside Dallas Davidson and Ben Hayslip.

1978

Dolly Parton was at #1 on the US country music album chart with Heartbreaker, her 20th solo studio album. The title song, a ballad written by Carole Bayer Sager, topped the US country charts, and became Parton's third top-forty pop hit.

1980

Johnny Cash was inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame. The presentation was made by Kenny Rogers.

1990

Garth Brooks was at #1 on the US country album chart with his second studio album, No Fences. The album remains Brooks' best-seller to date with 17 million copies sold in the US alone.

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1938

Born on this day in Iron City, Tennessee, was Melba Montgomery, country music singer best known for duet hit recordings in the 1960s with country music singer George Jones and her 1974 US #1 hit "No Charge." Melba has written songs for such artists as George Strait, Reba McEntire, Randy Travis, George Jones, Patty Loveless, Travis Tritt, Tracy Byrd, and Terri Clark.

1957

The Everly Brothers were at #1 on the country singles chart with "Wake Up Little Susie." Written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant the song was banned in such places as Boston, although the song does not state that Susie and her boyfriend had sexual relations. Indeed, it strongly implies that they did not!

1973

The Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame added Don Gibson ("I Can't Stop Loving You"), Jack Clement ("Ballad Of A Teenage Queen"), Harlan Howard ("Busted"), Roger Miller, Ed and Steve Nelson ("Bouquet Of Roses") and Willie Nelson.

1974

Born on this day in Lubbock, Texas, was Natalie Maines, singer-songwriter and lead vocalist the Dixie Chicks. Of the Dixie Chicks' twenty-five singles, six have reached #1 on the Billboard country singles chart: "There's Your Trouble", "Wide Open Spaces", "You Were Mine", "Cowboy Take Me Away", "Without You", and "Travelin' Soldier".

1984

The movie Songwriter directed by Alan Rudolph, and starring Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson was released. The film a satirical comedy, is loosely based on Willie Nelson's own life and and finances, (his song "Night Life", for example, which he sold in 1961 for $150, went on to be recorded by over 70 artists and sold more than 30 million copies).

2006

Freddy Fender the Mexican-American Tejano, country and rock and roll musician died aged 69. Best known for his work as a solo artist and in the groups Los Super Seven and the Texas Tornados, He is best known for his 1975 hits "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" and the subsequent remake of his own "Wasted Days and Wasted Nights".