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Wednesday 100919

Legislative leaders in Idaho want the treasures office out.  That is out of the capitol building.  They have filed a civil lawsuit against the treasure over the use of office space.  The lawsuit claims Julie Ellsworth violated a state statute when she refused to move at the legislatures request to make more room for house members and staff offices.  Ellsworth’s attorney said the location is necessary for Ellsworth to do her job. 

The city of Twin Falls could be in line to receive federal money annually to assist in the transition to an urban community.  The council accepted the status as an Entitlement City under the Block grant program.  Total amount would be about 342-thousand dollars a year.

  An Idaho Supreme Court ruling could make it harder for juveniles molested by state officials at a Nampa Juvenile Correction facility, to sue their abusers.  In a unanimous decision, the court said five men who said they were sexually abused as youths at a juvenile detention center can't sue the state because they waited too long to file a tort claim.

A 13-year-old student faces charges for making online threats against other students with the East Minico Middle School in August.  Police say the student threatened to shoot students at school. Police say the threats were made on Aug. 29 within an Instagram chat room.

There could be a 30-foot tall archway over Shoshone street near the Twin Falls City Park.  The city council agreed to enter negotiations with Lytle signs for the construction of the $347-thousand dollar structure.  $121-thousand will come from donations.  The city has pledged about $193-thousand.

Minidoka Memorial has a new helipad at the hospital.  The new facility replaces a temporary helipad that did not meet FAA standards.  The helipad was only part of the first phase of construction that is planned for the medical facility.  Other improvements include an addition to the emergency medical services building. 

SPORTS

One High School Volleyball score to report from yesterday.  Filer took Gooding 3 to 0 in Gooding.

Boise’s Sofia Huerta was allegedly assaulted by a fan after playing in the National Women’s Soccer League’s first ever international game.  Huerta was playing with the Houston Dash in Monterrey Mexico Saturday night.  After the team’s 2 to 1 loss, she was taking a selfie with a man who placed his hand on her chest.  A photo on social media shows the incident.

This weekend, it will be the battle of the unbeaten as the Boise State Bronco’s football team opens the Mountain West Conference play.  The game Friday night will be against Air Force.  This will be the third straight home game for the 20th ranked Broncos.  They are 3 and 0 following the 45 to 10 win over Portland State.  Air Force is 2 and 0 following a 30-23 overtime win against Pac 12 Colorado. 

WEATHER

Today:  Partly cloudy. Gusty winds late. Low 34F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph. Higher wind gusts possible.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy. Gusty winds late. Low 34F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph. Higher wind gusts possible.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy skies with gusty winds. High around 45F. Low: 20F  Winds WNW at 25 to 35 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 50 mph.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny skies and not as cold. High: 54. Low: 29.

SATURDAY: Sunny skies and warmer. High: 61. Low: 34.

SUNDAY:  Mostly sunny skies and warmer. High: 63. Low: 35.

MONDAY:  Mostly sunny skies. High: 63. Low: 36.

TUESDAY: Partly sunny skies. High: 66.

October 9th: On this day

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.

1955
Johnny Cash played the first night of a week long tour appearing with Elvis Presley, Floyd Cramer, Jimmy Newman and Porter Wagoner at the Cheery Springs Dance Hall, Cherryspring.

1973
Born on this day in Austin, Texas, was Tommy Shane Steiner, country music artist. He made his debut in 2001 with the single "What If She's an Angel", which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts.

1973
Elvis and Priscilla Presley were granted a divorce after six and half years of marriage. She was given property along with $725,000 and an additional $4,200 a month for the support of their five-year old daughter, Lisa Marie. The settlement also included half the proceeds from the sale of an L.A. home and five percent of the total outstanding stock in two publishing companies. The couple emerged from a Santa Monica, California courthouse arm in arm, kiss and depart separately.

1978
Johnny Cash hosted the 12th annual Country Music Association Awards Show, broadcast live from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee on the CBS-TV network. Dolly Parton won Entertainer Of The Year and Grandpa Jones was inducted into the Hall Of Fame.

1982
Willie Nelson was at #1 on the country album chart with Always on My Mind, which became the Billboard #1 country album of the year. The album spent 22 weeks at the top of the charts and stayed for a total of 253 weeks on the Billboard Top Country Albums charts. The title track was originally recorded by Brenda Lee in 1972 and has since been recorded by dozens of performers including Elvis Presley in 1972 and John Wesley Ryles in 1979.

1993
Born on this day in Raleigh, North Carolina, was Scotty McCreery who won the tenth season of American Idol on May 25, 2011. His debut studio album, Clear as Day, includes the top 20 country songs, "I Love You This Big" and "The Trouble with Girls".

 

Tuesday 100819

Eastbound traffic was stopped for an hour on I-84 near Wendell  yesterday morning as authorities investigated a vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Twin Falls Man. 39 year old Sheldon Stultz was eastbound in a pickup when he lost control and rolled into the median.  He was ejected and died at the scene. 

The former director of the Burley senior junction has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor.  53 year old Catherine Ann Walcroft of Rupert was accused of taking more than a thousand dollars from the center.  She faces a fine of a thousand dollars and 180 days in Jail.

In Twin Falls County, the Jail that is currently is in use was designed to hold 194 inmates.  Currently there are about 279.  That means some are crowded in a nearby trailer while others sleep on the floor.  In November voters will decide on adding modular units with a $25 million dollar price tag.  It would add 316 new beds to the jail.  The county regularly houses about 40 inmates in jails in other counties, which costs a little more than $1 million a year.

A Jerome man has been charged with battery on a police officer, Felony injury to a child and felony eluding police along with racing on a public roadway.  Police say they chased 25 year old Abraham Baeza Carmona on Pole line road late Saturday night with speeds reaching 100 miles an hour.  The suspect reportedly rammed a police vehicle twice.  A 2 year old girl riding in the car was taken in to custody by the Idaho department of Health and Welfare. 

Deputies from Blaine County say 72 year old Daniel Paul Casali of Ketchum was transported by air ambulance to St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise with serious injuries Saturday.  Casali was driving a vehicle that collided head on highway 75 and Cold Springs Drive south of Ketchum.  The driver of the other vehicle was not seriously injured.

A fundraiser has been established for 3 year old Nevaeh Goedhart of Bliss who was attacked by a family dog Monday September 30th.  The girl was playing outside at her aunt’s house when the pit bull bit and severely injured the child’s leg.  A go-fund me account has been established for the child. 

SPORTS

In local sports, first to Boys Soccer where Minico eliminated Burley from the great Basin Ten district tournament with a score of 1 to 0. 

In Girls Soccer, Mountain Home downed Burley 5 to 2 and in Volleyball Oakley defeated Hagerman 3 to 0.

WEATHER

Today:  Mostly sunny. High near 70F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy this evening followed by cloudy and windy conditions after midnight. Low near 35F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph. Higher wind gusts possible.

Tomorrow:  Partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies with isolated rain and snow showers. Breezy and colder. High: 42. Low: 21.

THURSDAY:  Mainly sunny skies and cold. High: 41. Low: 24.

FRIDAY:  Mostly sunny skies and warmer. High: 53. Low: 29.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny skies and warmer. High: 61. Low: 33.

SUNDAY: Partly sunny skies. High: 63. Low: 34.

MONDAY: Partly sunny skies. High: 61.

October 8th: On this day

1882
Born on this day in Knoxville, Tennessee, was Haywire Mac, (Harry McClintock), an American singer and poet, best known for his song "Big Rock Candy Mountain", which was featured in the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? The song reached #1 on Billboard's "Hillbilly Hits" chart in 1939. Having worked as a cowboy himself, McClintock was one of the few "country" singers who had an authentic background from which to draw. McClintock died on April 24, 1957.

1944
Born on this day in Eugene, Oregon, was Susan Raye, country music singer. She enjoyed great popularity during the early and mid 1970's and chalked up seven top 10 and nineteen top 40 country hits. Raye was a protegee of country music singer Buck Owens. Owens and Raye recorded a number of hit albums and singles together.

1969
Sonny James was at #1 on the Country charts with his version of "Since I Met You Baby", James' third cover song released during 1969, (the other two being "Only the Lonely" and "Running Bear"). Supposedly recorded live (the song's introduction and fade out features a cheering audience), the audience was added to the studio recording.

1984
Although her pop career was on the decline, Anne Murray won the Country Music Association's Album of the Year Award for A Little Good News. She was the first woman to ever be given that distinction.

1995
Tim McGraw was at #1 on the Country charts with "I Like It, I Love It", released as the first single from the album All I Want. The song was McGraw's ninth single overall, and his third #1 hit.

2011
Rascal Flatts were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry by American country music singer Little Jimmy Dickens, (famous for his humorous novelty songs, his small size, 4'11", and his rhinestone-studded outfits).

Monday 100719

21 year old Andreza Helena Santana appeared before a magistrate judge Friday after being indicted by a grand jury on first degree murder.  The Twin Falls woman is being held without bond. Records say Santana suffocated her victim on May 3rd.

In Pocatello five youth under the age of 18 have been charged with multiple misdemeanors after attacking a high school vice principal and another adult.  The attack occurred when the High School Vice Principal took one of the youths scooters near the Pocatello High School.

 Martin L. Peterson of Boise, a figure in Idaho politics for five decades has been charged with sexual exploitation of a minor.  The attorney general said the 76 year old Peterson is alleged to have possessed sexually exploitative material.

A judge says there’s enough evidence to have a trial for a man charged with hiding his mother’s body for months while he continued to collect her benefits.  The judge said 65-year-old William “Randy” Rhoton should stand trial on charges including failing to report a death and grand theft by deception.

Western governors are disappointed that the U.S. Department of Energy didn’t consult their states’ nuclear waste experts before releasing a five-year plan for a nuclear waste facility in New Mexico, the governors say.  The Western Governors’ Association in a letter to the Energy Department said the plan released in August for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant could have benefited with contributions from the states concerning transportation and safety.

The former principal for Fruitland High School was acquitted on two misdemeanor charges of sexual battery and one misdemeanor charge of patronizing a prostitute.  Charges were filed in February when officials said that Mike Fitch repeatedly propositioned, touched and sent sexual graphic images and videos to another school employee.

SPORTS

With the Boise State Bronco’s 38 to 13 win over the UNLV Rebels on Saturday night the 5 and 0 Broncos have moved up to the 14th position in the polls.  That ranking is the highest they have been since October 2016.  On October 12, Boise State hosts the Rainbow Warriors with Kickoff at 8:15 pm. 

In local girls High school soccer from over the weekend, Twin Falls defeated Preston 2 to 1.  The Sun Valley Community School downed Bliss 2 to 0.  Wendell said no to Declo 1 to 0 and it was a tie game for Wood River and Hillcrest with 1 each.

In Boys Soccer Wendell defeated Declo 4 to 2.

In Volleyball, Snow College defeated CSI 3 to 0.  CSI is now 11-10 for the season and 2 and 2 for conference play.

WEATHER

Today:  Abundant sunshine. High 71F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Mostly clear. Low 41F. Winds light and variable.

Tomorrow:  Partly sunny with a chance of p.m. rain showers in the Magic Valley and p.m. snow showers in the Wood River Valley. Breezy.   Winds: W 11-14 mph, gust as high as 25 mph   High: 68 Low: 34

WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny with a slight chance of snow showers in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible. High: 45 Low: 24

THURSDAY: Sunny in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley. High: 47 Low: 26

FRIDAY: Sunny in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley.   High: 55 Low: 29

SATURDAY: Sunny in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley.  High: 61 Low: 34

SUNDAY: Sunny in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley.

October 7th: On this day

1870
Born on this day in Smartt Station, Tennessee, was Uncle Dave Macon also known as "The Dixie Dewdrop" who was an old-time banjo player, singer, songwriter, and comedian. Known for his chin whiskers, plug hat, gold teeth, and gates-ajar collar, he gained regional fame as a vaudeville performer in the early 1920s before becoming the first star of the Grand Ole Opry in the latter half of the decade. He died on March 22nd 1952.

1949
Born on this day in Queens, New York, was Kieran Kane, country music artist who between 1986 and 1990, with Jamie O'Hara comprised The O'Kanes, a duo which charted seven singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles charts, including the #1 single "Can't Stop My Heart from Loving You".

1962
Born on this day in Birmingham, Alabama, was Dale Watson, country, Texas Country singer, guitarist, and songwriter.

1991
Garth Brooks was at #1 on the US country chart with his third studio album, Ropin' the Wind. The album replaced his previous album No Fences at the #1 postion, where it enjoyed a combined 18 weeks at the top of the charts.

2000
George Strait was at #1 on the US county chart with his self-titled album which produced three singles: "Go On", "Don't Make Me Come over There and Love You" and "If You Can Do Anything Else".

2009
The 2008 self-titled debut album from Lady Antebellum was certified platinum by the RIAA for shipments of one million copies in the United States. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, the first debut by a country group to achieve this.

Friday 100319

Hamilton Manufacturing has filed a tort claim against the city of Twin Falls for damages to their property.  The claim said the damages exceed 100-thousand dollars.  Named in the claim is Jon Caton, the manager of the city’s public works department.

Fourth District Judge Deborah Bail of Idaho says she agrees that fulfilling public records requests can put a big burden on governmental resources but she expressed some skepticism about the number of completely redacted pages provided four Boise area journalists by Ada county officials this year.  A lawsuit contends county officials repeatedly violated the state’s public records act by mishandling public information requests.

68 year old Randy Sargent of Rigby who hired a child prostitute online has been sentenced to a minimum of one and a half years in prison.  District Judge Dane Watkins Jr. said Sargent had made every effort to take responsibility for his crimes and that the sex acts were limited to touching, but said the crime was too serious for probation.

The South Central Public Health district and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality have lifted the health advisory for Magic Reservoir.  The advisories were issued because of harmful algal blooms.  Advisories remain for Salmon Falls Creek, Mormon Reservoir, and Thorn Creek reservoir. 

Blackfoot resident Steven Tobin has been sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison for conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance.  U.S. Attorney Bart Davis said the 48 year old was the leader of a methamphetamine ring that targeted Idaho.  Investigators said they found more than 6 pounds of Meth, more than $20,000 and 49 firearms.

Two nuclear scientists have been named to lead a research center at the Idaho nuclear laboratory as part of an effort to revamp and increase the nation’s use of nuclear power.  Ashley Finan will be the director and Nicholas Smith will be the deputy director of the National Reactor Innovation Center.

SPORTS

Southern Idaho Football for the rest of the week shapes up like this.  Tonight, American Falls hosts Battle Mountain Nevada, Castleford hosts Dietrich, Hagerman hosts Hansen, Lighthouse Christian hosts Murtaugh, Oakley travels to Lost Rivers, Twin Falls hosts Century and Valley hosts Glenns Ferry. And on the air tonight, catch the Spartans for their homecoming game as Minico hosts Preston, with the broadcast on AM 970.  Jerome travels to Emmett, with the broadcast on AM 1400 KART.  And Burley hosts Mountain Home, with the broadcast on AM 1230 KBAR.

Some high school scores from yesterday.  First to Football where Gooding shut out the game against Buhl 58 to 0 and it was Pocatello 43 Canyon Ridge 28. 

In volleyball action Lighthouse Christian 3 Murtaugh 1.  Burley downed Pocatello 3 to 0.  Valley shut out the game against Oakley 3 to 0 and Richfield defeated the Sun Valley Community School 3 to 1.  In college action, CSI defeated Southern Nevada 3 to 0. 

In Boys Soccer it was the Sun Valley Community School 2 Gooding 1.  Wendell 7 Declo 1 and in Girls Soccer the Sun Valley Community School 7 Gooding 0.  One other Score to report Declo 1 Wendell 0.

WEATHER

Today:  Showers this morning with clearing during the afternoon hours as drier air moves in on gusty breezes. High near 55F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Wind Advisory  Arco, Mud Lake Desert; Eastern Magic Valley; Lower Snake River Plain; Shoshone, Lava Beds; Upper Snake River Plain  ... FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING.   For Shoshone, the Lower Snake River Plain and Eastern Magic Valley. West to Southwest winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 50 mph possible. In addition, north south routes will experience crosswinds, such as I-15 from Pocatello to Idaho Falls, Highway 93 from Shoshone north to the Wood River Valley, and Highway 39 from American Falls to Sterling. Strongest winds are expected across the southern Snake Plain and Arco Desert.   From Noon to 9 PM MDT Friday. Strongest winds are forecast after 3 pm MDT.   Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects and small tree limbs could be blown off. Drivers of high-profile vehicles may have difficulty driving due to cross-winds.   Blowing dust may reduce visibilities in areas of dry soil conditions.  Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

Tonight:  Clear to partly cloudy. Low 32F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mostly sunny. High near 60F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

SATURDAY:  Mostly sunny skies. High: 60. Low: 32.

SUNDAY:  Mainly sunny skies. High: 63. Low: 38.

MONDAY:  Sunny skies and warmer. High: 70. Low: 42.

TUESDAY:  Partly sunny skies. High: 72. Low: 41.

WEDNESDAY: Sunny skies. High: 63. Low: 32.

THURSDAY:  Mostly sunny skies. High: 60.

October 4th: On this day

1929
Born on this day in Mora, Missouri, was Leroy Frank Van Dyke, the American country music singer. He has recorded more than 500 songs, his best known hits, are "The Auctioneer" (which sold over 2.5 million copies), from 1956 and "Walk On By" from 1961, (which was named by Billboard in 1994 as the biggest country single of all time, based on sales, plays and weeks in the charts).

1970
Born on this day in Healdsburg, California, was country music artist Heidi Newfield. She was lead singer, rhythm guitarist and harmonica player for Trick Pony, from 1996 until 2006, when she left in pursuit of a solo career. She made her solo chart debut in 2008 with the single, "Johnny & June" which peaked at #11 on the Hot Country Songs charts.

1978
One of Nashville's most mysterious crimes was reported which involved the abduction of singer, Tammy Wynette. Media reports said that Wynette had been abducted by a masked man at a shopping center. No suspects were ever found or arrested. While Wynette insisted the story was true, her daughter raised doubts, claiming the incident was fabricated.

1997
The Farm Aid 97' benefit concert took place at the Tweeter Center, Tinley Park, Illinois. 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: Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Fogerty, Beck, Dave Matthews Band and The Allman Brothers Band.

1999
Tim McGraw released "My Best Friend" the third single from his album A Place In The Sun which went on to reach the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

2009
The Farm Aid 2008, benefit concert took place at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, Missouri. 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: Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds with Jamey Johnson, Jason Mraz, Phosphorescent, and Wilco.

Thursday 100319

Federal officials have announced protections for woodland caribou and their habitat in the lower 48 states not quite a year after the last caribou using that habitat was captured and relocated farther north in Canada.  The agency designated the southern mountain population of woodland caribou as endangered and included 47 square miles in Idaho and Washington as critical habitat requiring special protection.

Federal officials plan to roundup nearly all the wild horses in a southern Idaho wild horse area so the population can be brought down and maintained at about 50 horses.  The agency estimates the population at the Saylor Creek Herd Management Area about 15 miles south of Glenns Ferry will be about 170 horses by summer 2020.

Jerome Police Sgt. T.J. Rasmussen will be laid to rest Saturday.  Officer Rasmussen passed away last week of a pulmonary embolism related to complications from recent medical procedures according to the Jerome Police department.  He worked for the city for 26 years first with the Public Works department then as a police officer in 1999.

Idaho authorities have charged 53 year old Anna Mihelich a Boise woman with felony aggravated DUI after a two-vehicle car crash left a 3-year-old girl dead.  Police say Mihelich was driving south of Diamond Street near the Boise Airport when she struck a van driven by Crystal Martinez Chavez on July 2.

An Idaho boy has died after Meridian police say he was struck by a vehicle while riding a nonelectric scooter.  The boy was rushed to the hospital Tuesday where he died from his injuries.  The accident happened at the intersection of Eagle Road and Easy Jet Drive.

A 71-year-old Idaho Falls man died on Monday after an RV he was working on fell on top of him.  The man was jacking up a fifth-wheel RV when the camper fell and trapped him underneath.

SPORTS

In local football there’s one game to report.  Wendell took the win over the Nampa JV team 22 to 20.

In volleyball, Shoshone won over Hagerman 3 to 1.  Kimberly took the win over Declo 3 to 0. 

In Girls Soccer, Kimberly shut out Buhl 7 to 0.  Wood River took the win over Burley 6 to 0.  Pocatello said no to Jerome 3 to 1. 

In Boys soccer Pocatello won over Jerome 3 to 1.  Buhl won over Kimberly 2 to 1 and Wood River downed Burley 6 to 2.

WEATHER

Today:  Sunshine and a few clouds. High 71F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  Some clouds. Low 43F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly sunny skies with isolated showers possible and breezy. High: 56. Low: 32.

SATURDAY: Mainly sunny skies and warmer. High: 61. Low: 34.

SUNDAY: Sunny skies and warmer. High: 65. Low: 39.

MONDAY: Sunny skies and a little bit warmer. High: 71. Low: 43.

TUESDAY:  Partly cloudy skies and a little bit warmer. High: 74. Low: 43.

WEDNESDAY:  Mostly sunny skies and a little bit cooler. High: 65.

October 3rd: On this day

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.

1966
Merle Haggard released the album Swinging Doors which went on to peak at #1 on the Country charts. The album is sometimes called Swinging Doors and The Bottle Let Me Down, although the second half of this title is actually an advertisement for the other big single on the album

1967
Woody Guthrie died in Queens New York after a 15-year struggle with Huntington's disease. The folk singer/songwriter influenced the social content of several 20th-century genres, including country. In 1988 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2000 he was honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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".

1998
The Farm Aid 98' benefit concert took place at the Tweeter Center, Tinley Park, Illinois. 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: Willie Nelson, Phish, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Steve Earle, Del McCoury Band and Wilco.

2005
Arista Records released "Jesus, Take the Wheel" by Carrie Underwood. Written by Brett James, Hillary Lindsey and Gordie Sampson, it was the second single from her debut album, Some Hearts.The track won two major awards, Breakthrough Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year at the CMT Awards.

2006
George Strait marked his 30th year in the music industry with the release of a new album titled It Just Comes Natural which featured fifteen new songs.

Wednesday 100219

A judge has ordered a bicyclist who was struck by a car in a Boise intersection to pay a fine.  The accident on July 19th broke 43 year old Elizabeth Hilton’s ankle and left her hospitalized for a time.  The judge found her guilty of failing to obey a traffic control device.  Her lawyer indicates they will appeal the decision.

A photo of a Twin Falls Police department officer who appears to viewing an inappropriate photo on the internet in his patrol car continues to be shared on Facebook.  Authorities have determined the picture is fake.  The department says it's working with Facebook and "other sources" to see if it can find out who doctored the picture.

Retail giant Under Armour has sued a family business in a trademark dispute over its name Cascade Armory, officials said. Business owners Alex Short and his wife Diana received a cease-and-desist letter ahead of plans to open a retail store in Boise.  Under Armour cites trademark infringement, trademark dilution and brand confusion over name similarities.

Idaho Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald E. Bush has said no to Shannon Poe of Concord California’s request to dismiss an environmental group’s lawsuit against him concerning suction dredging for gold in Idaho Rivers without required federal permits.  The lawsuit asks Bush to impose civil penalties that can surpass $50,000 a day.

Kory West of Blackfoot, accused of putting a camera in a bathroom at a private residence to record women using it has been charged with four felony counts of video voyeurism.  Authorities say other recordings show visitors to the home and West adjusting the camera.

A man who stalked a woman near Nampa has been sentenced to at least 2 1/2 years in prison.  23-year-old David Valadez of Homedale was arrested after a woman told Caldwell police that Valadez was stalking her and violating a no-contact order.

SPORTS

In Girls High School Soccer, Wendell defeated Bliss 3 to 1.  Sun Valley Community School downed Kimberly 8 to 0.  No one got a score in the Buhl Filer game and it was Declo 2 Gooding 1.

On the boys side of soccer, it was The Sun Valley Community School 6 Kimberly 0.  Bliss defeated Wendell 3 to 1.  Buhl shut out the game with Filer 2 to 0.  Gooding said no to Declo 7 to 2. 

In Volleyball, Wood River 3 Jerome 0. Gooding defeated Declo 3 to 2 and Twin Falls downed Mountain Home 3 to 1.  Carey outlasted Hansen 3 to 1 and Lighthouse Christian took Dietrich 3 to 0.   Hagerman said no to the Sun Valley Community School 3 to 0.  Buhl won over Wendell 3 to 0 and Castleford took Murtaugh 3 to 0.  It was Burley 3 Minico 0 and Raft River won over Oakley 3 to 2. 

WEATHER

Today:  Partly cloudy skies. High 59F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 36F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Increasing clouds through the day. High: 56. Low: 38.

FRIDAY: Partly cloudy skies with isolated rain showers and breezy. High: 57. Low: 32.

SATURDAY: Partly sunny skies with and slightly warmer temperatures. High: 62. Low: 35.

SUNDAY: Sunny skies and a little bit warmer. High: 65. Low: 39.

MONDAY: Sunny skies and a little bit warmer. High: 70. Low: 43.

TUESDAY:  Mostly sunny skies. High: 72.

October 2nd: On this day

1948
Born on this day in Biloxi, Mississippi, was Chris Ledoux, singer-songwriter, bronze sculptor and rodeo champion. During his career LeDoux recorded 36 albums (many self-released) which have sold more than six million copies in the US. Ledoux was nominated for a Grammy Award and the Academy of Country Music Music Pioneer Award. He died on March 9, 2005

1954
Elvis Presley made his one and only appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. Although the audience reacted politely to his revolutionary brand of rockabilly music, he was supposedly told by Opry manager Jim Denny to "go back to driving a truck in Memphis."

1967
Born on this day in New York City, was singer-songwriter Gillian Welch, who performed on two songs of the O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack.

1971
Lynn Anderson was at #1 on the country music album chart with You're My Man, Anderson's fourth studio album. The record was a #1 hit on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for seven weeks, Anderson's third (and to date, last) #1 on the chart. Produced by Anderson's husband Glenn Sutton, the title song was Anderson's second #1 record.

1982
Special guests on this week's syndicated US music television series The Glen Campbell Music Show included blind singer Terri Gibbs who performed her hit "Somebody's Knockin'" and then with Glen Campbell played "Don't Pull Your Love/Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye", "Blues (My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me)", "On the Wings of My Victory" and "Galveston/Country Boy" (medley).

1998
Gene Autry, who gained fame as The Singing Cowboy died three days after his 91st birthday at his home in Studio City, California.

2010
Farm Aid 2010: 25th Anniversary benefit concert took place at the Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 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: Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, Neil Young, Jeff Tweedy, Kenny Chesney, Jason Mraz, Norah Jones, Band of Horses, Amos Lee, Robert Francis, and The BoDeans.

2012
Darius Rucker was invited to became a member of the Grand Ole Opry. The way he found out was a bit unorthodox. After playing a set at the Opry, Darius answered a few questions from the audience. The person asking the final question, though, turned out to be Brad Paisley, who asked two questions: "Are you still the worst poker player in the world?" And then, "Would you like to be the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry?"