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More snow???

by Maggie O'Mara

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Posted on January 6, 2009 at 6:31 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 22 at 11:11 AM

It just keeps on coming - doesn't it? The roads are terrible today! Accidents and slide offs are keeping local police pretty busy. We also have several late starts at schools, and a closure. Check the homepage for that info.

We had Rick in again today to team report the snow - and because we had so much weather coverage - I think I read about six stories all morning long... it was like a mini-vacation. Doug and I sat there on set drinking our coffee and just watching Rick, Larry and Edgar do their thing!

Yesterday - you may have seen that we had a scary story about the attempted kidnapping of a local 2-year-old boy:

Kidnap Boy.jpg

His grandpa fought off the man who police say tried to take the little guy! He didn't even have his shoes on, and he chased the suspect through the snow! Talk about a hero. Police captured the suspect - here is his pic.

Watson - Kidnapping Suspect.jpg
Danny Ray Watson, 39 now faces attempted kidnapping and battery charges.

Some exciting news now... the new season of The Biggest Loser starts tonight right here on NBC! Two Idaho contestants will be debuting - and we need to watch and cheer them on... They are sisters. Mandi is from Boise and is a cosmetologist - and Aubrey is from Gooding, and is an I & E Specialist!
Mandy - The Biggest Loser.jpg

Recently the production crew from the show was in town to get some footage of these sisters, and one of my co-workers - Tim Orme - freelanced as a camera man on the shoot! He couldn't reveal too much, but this is what he emailed me about his experience:

"Both the girls were amazing. Very nice, and truly inspiring. They have lost a lot of weight (I can't say how much), but they barely look like the same people you will see on NBC's promo for the show."

He also told me the crew ate regularly - they weren't on a special diet! :)
Tune in for The Biggest Loser tonight at 7pm. It's two hours! It should be really fun to watch Mandi and Aubrey's progress!