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Monday 4/16/18

A preliminary hearing has been delayed for 50 year old Willie Sarratt of Twin Falls who is accused of shooting at an occupied pickup truck.  Vernon Massey who was driving the truck, was pursuing his girlfriend after a fight.

If you compare numbers of refugees arriving to the area over the past years, it’s down to a trickle.  That’s according to the director of the Idaho Office for Refugees.  In Idaho only 146 have been resettled since October 1st.  Locally, 52 are expected by the end of April.

The Filer City Council unanimously passed a new ordinance defining dangerous dogs and laying out punishments for them.  The special meeting was called in response to recent incidents of dogs killing cats in the city.

Seven people, including several correctional officers, are facing federal charges after prosecutors said they conspired to traffic drugs and smuggle contraband into Idaho prisons.  Federal prosecutors say four officers conspired to smuggle drugs and contraband cigarettes, and cell phones.

The Interior Department is increasing fees at the most popular national parks to $35 per vehicle, backing down from an earlier plan that would have forced visitors to pay $70 per vehicle to visit the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and other iconic parks.  A plan would boost fees at 17 popular parks by $5, up from the current $30.  The fee increases apply to Yellowstone, Zion, Mount Rainier, Rocky Mountain and Grand Teton parks, among others.

Idaho's U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador is continuing to defend his political record against attack ads arguing the Republican lawmaker has accomplished nothing during his time in office. Labrador said his campaign has released a radio ad in response to a television ad funded by Idaho First PAC.

Thirteen Idaho charter schools will need to improve academically if they want to continue operating.  The Idaho Public Charter School Commission has imposed a range of academic sanctions, or “conditions,” on 13 of its 25 charter schools up for renewal.  Schools on the list include those in Mountain Home, Hailey, Heritage in Jerome and North Valley in Gooding.

Ada County officials will allow gun shows again at the Boise-area fairgrounds after a ban was imposed on the events more than two years ago. County commissioners adopted a new set of rules that aim to make gun shows safer at Expo Idaho.

Today:  Considerable cloudiness with occasional Rain/snow showers. Breezy.

WINDS: W 10-20 mph  HIGH: 47 (Mountains: 43)Thunder possible. High 49F. Chance of rain 50%.

Tonight:  Becoming partly cloudy and windy. Low 33F. Winds WSW at 20 to 30 mph.

Tomorrow:  Windy with a few clouds from time to time. Partly sunny, windy.

HIGH: 46 (Mountains: 41). Winds W at 25 to 35 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny, evening shower?

HIGH: 56 (Mountains: 46)

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy, chance mountain rain/snow, valley rain

HIGH: 54 (Mountains: 50)

FRIDAY: Sunny.

HIGH: 60 (Mountains: 54)


HIGH: 68 (Mountains: 58)

SUNDAY: Mostly to partly sunny.

HIGH: 70 (Mountains: 60)

April 16th: On this day


Patsy Cline made an appearance on Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry which included renditions of "Strange" and "Imagine That."


Johnny Cash recorded the first of his ABC-TV weekly shows Hello...I'm Johnny Cash at the Ryman Auditorium, kicking off with "Folsom Prison Blues." The show, which featured guests Glen Campbell, Jeannie C. Riley and Joe Tex, became the fifth episode to be aired.


Charlie Rich was at #1 on the US Country chart with, "A Very Special Love Song". The song was written by Billy Sherrill and Norro Wilson, who had also written Rich's 1973 hit, "The Most Beautiful Girl". Sherrill and Wilson won a Grammy Award for Best Country Song at the 1975 ceremony for "A Very Special Love Song".



Alabama were at #1 on the Country singles chart with "Dixieland Delight" which was released as the lead-off single from their latest album The Closer You Get....


Shania Twain became the first woman to be named songwriter, and artist of the year in the Nashville Songwriter Achievement Awards.


Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats" video won three trophies at the CMT Music Awards, held at Belmont University's Curb Events Center in Nashville. Other winners on the night included Taylor Swift, Sugarland, Jack Ingram, Rascal Flatts, and Kenny Chesney.


Country singer Alan Jackson was awarded his own star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Lionel Richie was at #1 on the Country charts with Tuskegee which featured 13 of his hit songs performed as duets with country stars including Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Billy Currington, Little Big Town, Shania Twain, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and Jimmy Buffett.