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Thursday 062818

Ann Kuroki, a former Gooding School employee has been ordered to serve 90 days in jail and four years’ probation for sexually abusing a 17 year old teen.  She was originally sentenced to 10 years in prison.   

A local welder fixing a gate on a fence started a fire near Gooding yesterday.  It burned about 30 acres of land and took 3 hours to get it under control.  A outbuilding was destroyed in the blaze

Zoo Boise officials say a new adult male African lion has arrived.  Officials say the 4-year-old lion named Revan arrived as part of a partnership with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.  Revan replaces Jabari, a 14-year-old male lion euthanized in January due complications from cancer.

A group that preserves and promotes the work of a deaf, self-taught Idaho artist whose creations appear in museums around the world has agreed to dismiss its copyright infringement lawsuit against an Oregon children's book author. The Boise based James Castle Collection and Archive in documents agreed to dismiss the suit against publisher Scholastic Inc. and author Allen Say.

Shentasha Bybee, a 21 year old Rexburg woman will serve up to 15 years behind bars for killing three people in a drunk driving incident near Jerome last year.  One person died at the scene, an 11 year old died hours later.  A third person died days later.   

Officials have identified a 21-month-old boy who died after falling into a canal near Kuna. The Canyon County Sheriff's Office says the child has been identified as Spencer Arnold of Woods Cross, Utah.

Prosecutors have determined that a Boise police officer was justified in shooting a man on New Year's Day. Officer A. Nielsen fired his gun three times after a man approached officers and refused orders to show his hand that was behind his back. The man survived the shooting, but was never named by police.

Authorities have identified a Meridian man shot and killed by police in Meridian. The Ada County Coroner's Office identified 48-year-old Robert Lyle Barton as having died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

In local sports, from legion baseball in Jerome the  Minico storm clobbered the Jerome Cyclones in a double header.  The first game 11 to 0 and  the  second game storm 9 cyclones 3.  The Kimberly Astros 17 Jerome Cyclones 2 in the first game from Tuesday and in the second game it was the Astros 11 Cyclones 9. 

 

Today:   Mostly sunny. Breezy.  Winds: W 10-20 mph  High: 81 (Mountains: 75)

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 62F. NW winds shifting to SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:   Mostly sunny. Breezy.  Winds W at 20 to 30 mph. High: 74 (Mountains: 68)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny. Breezy.

High: 78 (Mountains: 74)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny.

High: 84 (Mountains: 77)

MONDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 84 (Mountains: 79)

TUESDAY: Sunny skies.

High: 83 (Mountains: 78)

June 28th: On this day

1924

Born on this day in Waverly, Tennessee was George Morgan, American country music singer who had the 1949 US #1 hit “Candy Kisses". In 1974, Morgan was the last person to sing on the stage of the Ryman Auditorium before the Grand Ole Opry moved to the new Grand Ole Opry House. A week later he was the first to sing on stage at the venue. He died on July 7, 1975.

1940

The movie Grand Ole Opry debuted at Nashville's Paramount Theater, starring Roy Acuff and the Smoky Mountain Boys, Uncle Dave Macon and Opry founder George D. Hay.

1951

Born on this day Lubbock, Texas, was Lloyd Maines, country music record producer, musician and songwriter. Best known as a pedal steel player, Maines is a multi-instrumentalist who has toured and recorded as a member of the Joe Ely Band. Maines won a Grammy Award for Best Country Album in 2003 as producer of the Dixie Chicks' album, Home. As the father of Natalie Maines, lead singer of the Dixie Chicks, he was instrumental in bringing the current lineup of bandmates together in 1995.

1966

Merle Haggard recorded "The Bottle Let Me Down" at the Capitol Recording Studio in Hollywood. Released as a single in August of this year, the track peaked at #3 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles.

1966

Born on this day in Nashville, Tennessee was Bobby Bare Jr. American singer-songwriter, (the son of country musician Bobby Bare, Sr.). In 1974, when Bobby was only eight, he and his father were both nominated for a Grammy for the song 'Daddy What If', which was written by Shel Silverstein.

1986

Born on this day in Albemarle, North Carolina, was Kellie Pickler who gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of American Idol. Her debut album, Small Town Girl, produced three singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts: "Red High Heels", "I Wonder" and "Things That Never Cross a Man's Mind".

2010

Miranda Lambert was at #1 on the US country chart with “The House That Built Me". Written by Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin, Lambert won a Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for song.” Blake Shelton was originally set to record the song when Lambert heard it, she immediately wanted to record it for herself. It was the third single from her third studio album, Revolution.