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Voters in Gooding will decide two ballot measures on May 15th that if passed would change the residents property tax bill.  The North Canyon Medical Center wants to dissolve its district and the Gooding Public Library wants to create one. 

The speed limit along U.S. 30 East Main Street in Burley will be reduced due to safety in the area.  Right now it’s 45 MPH.  That will change to 35 mph between Idaho 84 and Pomerelle Avenue.

Police in Coeur d’Alene fired a shot that injured a person yesterday morning.  Authorities were called to an apartment where a man was reported suicidal and armed with a gun.  Police first fired a nonlethal beanbag round.  The man continued to ignore commands.  That’s when police shot once hitting the suspect.  He is expected to recover. 

Look for a large office complex at the Jerome Cheese Company.  Construction is underway on a 14-thousand square foot addition that will help accommodate employees, provide better locker rooms and add a modern lobby.

Fire damaged a Gooding home yesterday morning.  The fire began as a furnace failure in the basement and burned into the attic.  The home at 1800 east and 1600 south suffered extensive damage.  Three departments responded to the call.  

The Interior Department is backing down from a plan to impose steep fee increases at popular national parks after widespread opposition from elected officials and the public. The plan would nearly triple entrance fees at 17 of the most popular U.S. parks, including Yellowstone.

A 17-year-old Idaho student has pleaded guilty to stabbing his ex-girlfriend in the parking lot of a Nampa high school. Wyatt Weist pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted first-degree murder after reaching an agreement with Canyon County prosecutors. Authorities say Weist stabbed the 17-year-old victim seven times. The girl survived the attack.

The 11-year-old son of a west-central Idaho sheriff has died following a horseback riding accident. The Ada County Coroner in a release on Monday says Ethan Zollman of Council died Friday at a Boise hospital due to blunt force trauma resulting in a head injury.

Today:  Rain showers early becoming more intermittent for the afternoon. High near 60F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Tonight:  Considerable cloudiness and a few rain showers. Low 44F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Cloudy slight chance of a shower. High near 60F. High: 62 (Mountains: 53)Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

SATURDAY: Rain likely

High: 60 (Mountains: 53)

SUNDAY: Mix of sunshine and clouds - few scattered rain showers.

High: 53 (Mountains: 47)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny

High: 60 (Mountains: 52)

TUESDAY: Mix of sunshine and clouds

High: 62 (Mountains: 54)

WEDNESDAY: Chance of a shower or two

High: 56 (Mountains: 49)

April 5th: On this day

1931

Born on this day, was Jack Henderson Clement, (nicknamed 'Cowboy' Jack Clement). Clement worked with future stars such as Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash, but most importantly, he discovered and recorded Jerry Lee Lewis. Clement wrote the song "Ballad of a Teenage Queen" that became a crossover hit for Johnny Cash. He died on August 8, 2013 at his home in Nashville, Tennessee after suffering from liver cancer.

1940

Born on this day in Dyess, Arkansas, was Tommy Cash, singer-songwriter and younger brother of Johnny Cash. While in the army, he was a disc jockey for the American Forces Radio Network and then played with Hank Williams, Jr., and later gained a record deal from Musicor Records in 1965. A year later, he joined United Artists Records and just missed the Country Top 40 in 1968 with “The Sounds of Goodbye.”

1972

Born on this day in San Antonio, Texas, was Pat Green who scored the 2003 #3 hit "Wave on Wave" from his gold-certified album of the same name.

1972

Freddie Hart and the Heartbeats were at #1 on the US Country chart with, "My Hang-Up Is You", Hart's second #1 on the US country singles chart. The single stayed at the top for six weeks and spent a total of eighteen weeks on the chart.

1974

Johnny Cash released Ragged Old Flag, his 46th album. The album addresses several political as well as ethical issues, not unlike many of Cash's other releases. The title track, and simultaneously the only single from the album, is a spoken word tribute to patriotism amid the Watergate scandal.

2000

Toby Keith was at #1 on the US chart with "How Do You Like Me Now?!", the second single released from the album How Do You Like Me Now?! The song spent five weeks at #1 on the Billboard US Hot Country Songs chart.

2009

Winners at the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards included: Entertainer of the Year and Top Female Vocalist - Carrie Underwood, Top Male Vocalist - Brad Paisley, Top Vocal Group - Rascal Flatts, Top Vocal Duo - Sugarland, Top New Artist - Julianne Hough, Top New Male Artist - Jake Owen, Top Album of the Year went to Taylor Swift for Fearless and Vocal Event of the Year went to Brad Paisley and Keith Urban for "Start a Band."