St. Lukes welcome first baby of 2016

Posted at 12:49 AM, Jan 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-02 02:49:25-05

Happy New Year baby Cole J Bates!

St. Lukes welcomes their first baby of the year born 12:21 a.m. to Stephanie and J Bates at the St. Lukes in Meridian.

Cole is a healthy 8 pounds 8 ounces.

J is pretty familiar around the 6 On Your Side newsroom. He is the former reporter for Good Morning Idaho and now Director of Digital for KIVI.

Congratulations on the new baby boy and happy birthday Cole!