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Tuesday 050818

The surging price of gas is showing signs of stabilizing.  That, according to triple-A of Idaho.  In the gem state pump prices remain 7th highest in the nation.  Gas in Idaho is $3-dollars 11 cents which is 55 cents more than a year ago.  Nationally the average is checking in at $2-81 a gallon.

Road construction continues along U.S. Highway 93 in Twin Falls County.  Crews are widening the shoulders from Deep Creek to Hollister.  The project should be completed by mid-October.

In case you become a patient at St. Luke’s in Twin Falls workers now think about your pet.  So far, 37 employees have volunteered to be foster patients’ pet sitters. 

Authorities say a 19-year-old man died after drowning at Lake Lowell east of Nampa over the weekend. The man may have been at the lake with friends, but investigators have not said what may have caused him to go underwater.

Human remains found over the weekend are believed to be that of Keri Anne Jensen of Filer who went missing November 29th.   Officials in Camas County say a hunter found a wrecked vehicle in the Chimney Creek area of Camas County on Sunday.  A preliminary investigation indicates the Hyundai Elantra belonging to Jensen went over an embankment falling some 100 yards.  Human remains were found in the area. 

Pocatello Police say two groups of people exchanged gunfire during an early morning shooting downtown early yesterday morning. Police don't believe anyone was hurt during the shooting, which happened around 2:15 a.m.

Idaho officials say they may add more requirements from former President Barack Obama's health care law to their proposal to let health insurance companies sell so-called state-based policies that skirt some "Obamacare" rules.  Idaho Gov. Butch Otter and Lt. Gov. Brad Little announced in January that they would let insurance companies sell cheaper policies that don't fully comply with "Obamacare."

A student has filed a lawsuit against Washington State University, claiming the university failed to protect her from a hostile campus environment in 2015. The university's Office for Equal Opportunity initiated an investigation after the then-freshman said she was called a racial black slur at a fraternity house event.

Today:  Sunny. High 82F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Clear to partly cloudy. Low 58F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunshine in the morning followed by cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 82F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny but comfy cool

High 72 (Mountains: 67)

FRIDAY: Clouds, peaks of sun, scattered showers

High 61 (Mountains: 58)

SATURDAY: Cool and mostly sunny

High 66 (Mountains: 63)

SUNDAY: Sunny and warm

High 74 (Mountains: 70)

MONDAY: Sunny and warm

High 80 (Mountains: 73)

May 8th: On this day

1942

Born on this day in Buffalo, New York, was Jack Blanchard who with his wife, Misty Morgan had hits in 1970s, including the charting albums Birds of a Feather and Two Sides of Jack and Misty. Between 1969 and 1976, the duo also released fourteen singles, including "Tennessee Bird Walk", a #1 hit.

1963

Born on this day in Greenwood, South Carolina, was Keith Harling, country music artist. He made his debut in 1998 with the album Write It in Stone which produced four hit singles including "Papa Bear".

1976

Johnny Cash received an honorary Doctorate of Human Letters from San Diego's National University. San Diego mayor Pete Wilson also declared this day ‘Johnny Cash Day’.

2005

Mindy McCready's boyfriend William "Billy" McKnight, an aspiring country singer, was charged with attempted murder and aggravated burglary after allegedly breaking into the singers home and assaulting her. She was treated at a hospital and he later pleaded not guilty, and then pleads guilty to assault after the charges are reduced and spends 30 days in jail.

2008

American singer, songwriter Eddy Arnold died in a nursing home in Nashville, exactly one week before his 90th birthday. So-called ‘Nashville sound’ innovator of the late 1950s, Arnold scored 147 songs on the Billboard country music charts, second only to George Jones and has sold more than 85 million records. He co-wrote with Cindy Walker the country and pop standard "You Don't Know Me" which became a hit for Ray Charles in 1962.

2009

Dolly Parton gave the commencement speech at the commencement ceremony in Knoxville, Tennessee, for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's College of Arts and Sciences. During the ceremony she received an honorary degree, a doctorate of humane and musical letters, from the university. It was only the second honorary degree given by the university.

2011

Why Not? with Shania Twain premiered on the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. The American reality television series starring Shania Twain shed light on the journey of the singer, who by the age of 22, had survived a childhood of poverty and the loss of both her parents in an accident as well as her personal tragedies and how she's now dealing with them.