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NEWS 04/04/2018

Officers say he he tried to steal a police officer’s gun during a traffic stop in Twin Falls, and now, 38 year-old Travis Lee Presgraves faces a laundry list of charges. Presgraves was stopped just after midnight on Tuesday on what initially appeared to be a DUI. A subsequent search by a drug dog turned up 13 grams of heroin, meth, a handgun, and almost 8 grand in cash. Bail has been set at a half a million dollars.

A Buhl man has been arrested on a charge of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter. Last May, Angel Chávez-Tofoya was reportedly driving west on U.S. 30 when he failed to yield to oncoming traffic while making a U-turn and struck a motorcycle.  The driver of the motorcycle, Dale Adams, also of Buhl, was killed in the accident, while his passenger survived. Trial begins on May 30th.

A Republican who is running for lieutenant governor softened his stance yesterday that women who get an abortion should be punished if it is ever criminalized in Idaho. It was just a day after agreeing the punishment should include the death penalty.  In a statement, Bob Nonini said that   "Prosecutions have always been focused on the abortionist."

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A Filer man died yesterday morning-- the result of a rollover on I-84 west between Boise and Mountain Home. 46 year-old Samuel McCormic died at the scene of the crash a little before 5 a.m. 33 year-old Amy Beer of Mountain Home was driving a Toyota Camry when she went off the left side of the road and overcorrected. The vehicle rolled before coming to rest on the right shoulder of the road.

A Heyburn man is behind bars after prosecutors say he  reportedly confesed to a shooting that took place in November of last year.  George Lorenzo Sanchez of Heyburn was arrested March 28th.  Last fall, police reported to a call regarding a man who had been shot in the hand and groin.  Sanchez has been charged with felony aggravated battery and unlawful possession of a weapon for a convicted felon. He's headed to court for a preliminary hearing today.

50 year old Willie Sarratt has been charged with a felony count of discharging a firearm at an occupied vehicle. Sarrat told prosecutors that he fired several shots into the back of a pick-up truck that was pulled off to the side of the road Saturday night, but he claims he was acting in self defense.  Sarrat contends he did not know his target before the incident.

The Nampa Police Department says it fired an officer charged with filing a false report to get prescription medication. Department officials say that Jarad Webb was fired after being charged with one felony count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or deception, and one misdemeanor count of filing a false police report.

Today:  Generally cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 59F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy this evening with more clouds for overnight. Slight chance of a rain shower. Low 43F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Overcast. Slight chance of a rain shower. High near 60F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy with a possible shower

Winds: South 5-10 mph

Low: 39 (Mountains: 33)

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy scattered rain showers

Winds: South 5-15 mph

High: 61 (Mountains: 53)

FRIDAY: scattered rain showers

High: 61 (Mountains: 55)

SATURDAY: Rain

High: 59 (Mountains: 52)

SUNDAY: Scattered areas of rain showers.

High: 53 (Mountains: 47)

MONDAY: Partly sunny

High: 58 (Mountains: 51)

TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy chance of rain showers

High: 62 (Mountains: 54)

April 4th: On this day

1938

Born on this day in Scottsville, Kentucky, was Norro Wilson, country music singer, songwriter and producer. Wilson has written numerous hits including songs for Charlie Rich, Charley Pride, George Jones and Tammy Wynette, and has also produced artists, including Joe Stampley, Margo Smith, Sara Evans, Kenny Chesney and Shania Twain.

1944

Born on this day in Walden, near Beaumont, Texas, was Bob McDill, songwriter who has written numerous songs for country music artists, including 31 #1 hits for artists including Anne Murray, Don Williams, Waylon Jennings, and Mickey Gilley.

1971

Born on this day in Saltville, Virginia, was Clay Davidson country music artist who released his debut album Unconditional in 2000. Its title track was a top 5 hit for him on the Billboard country charts, and the album produced two more Top 30 hits.

1977

Kenny Rogers was at #1 on the country charts with "Lucille". Written by Roger Bowling and Hal Bynum, the song is about a man in a bar that meets a woman who has left her husband. It became Rogers' first major hit as a solo artist after leaving the successful country/rock group The First Edition the previous year. An international hit, it reached #1 on the Billboard Country Singles chart and #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached the top of the UK singles chart in June 1977.

 

1995

The Road Goes on Forever by American country supergroup The Highwaymen was released, featuring the line-up of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson. The album open’s with the Steve Earle song "The Devil's Right Hand".

1996

Shania Twain was at #1 on the US country chart with The Woman in Me, her second studio album and her first with the majority of the songs co-written by her. It went onto become her biggest-selling recording at the time of its release, selling 4 million copies by the end of the year.

2006

Hank Williams Jr. surrendered to police on a warrant issued in an alleged assault on a hotel waitress last month. Holly Hornbeak, 19, told police she was waiting tables at the Peabody Hotel's lobby bar when the country superstar asked to kiss her and lifted her off the ground in a chokehold. The country singer cut short a hunting trip to return to Memphis and surrender to the sheriff's department. All charges were later dropped citing lack of evidence.

2008

The Statehouse Museum in Little Rock, Arkansas hosted the Sparkle & Twang: Marty Stuart's American Musical Odyssey. The exhibit was on loan from the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville and ran until October 5, 2008.