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Monday 051418

Authorities are continuing their investigation into the death of a woman in Shoshone last week.  Malani Lang was taken to Portnuf Hospital by air ambulance where she succumbed to her injuries from a gunshot wound.  61 year old Johnathan Pugh was arrested on voluntary manslaughter charges.

The National Park Service is discontinuing a joint pass that allowed visitors to enter both Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks on a single admission fee.  The $50 weekly pass that covered admission to both parks in Wyoming will no longer be offered starting in June.

The Moscow Police Department says a University of Idaho student athlete was accused of sexual assault last year, contradicting a statement by the athletic director that his department has not had any recent issues with sexual assault. A woman filed a report with the Moscow Police Department alleging that she was sexually assaulted by a student athlete in November.

Five Republicans and two Democrats are vying to become Idaho's next lieutenant governor. The seat has attracted a wide range of candidates after incumbent Lt. Gov. Brad Little announced he would run for governor rather than pursue a fourth term.

Three of Idaho's top Republican gubernatorial candidates have signed conservative activist Grover Norquist's famous anti-tax pledge. U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador and Lt. Gov. Brad Little signed the pledge earlier this week after being approached by Norquist's organization. Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist signed the pledge last summer.

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission approved a limited hunting season for grizzly bears in eastern Idaho just a year after the animals were removed from the Endangered Species List. Under the plan, the Department of Fish and Game will hold a random drawing to award one Idaho hunter a grizzly tag for a hunting season running from Sept. 1 to Nov. 15.

Today:  Partly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High near 75F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Generally clear skies. Low 48F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  A mix of clouds and sun early, then becoming cloudy later in the day. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 72F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy.

WINDS: SE 5-10 mph

LOW: 48 (Mountains: 44)

WEDNESDAY: Storms possible.

HIGH: 75 (Mountains: 67)

THURSDAY: Chance storms.

HIGH: 73 (Mountains: 68)

FRIDAY: PM storms possible.

HIGH: 71 (Mountains: 65)

SATURDAY: Storms possible.

HIGH: 73 (Mountains: 64)

SUNDAY: Chance storms.

HIGH: 77 (Mountains: 68)

May 14th: On this day

1969

Merle Haggard was at #1 on the country charts with "Hungry Eyes" one of the most famous of his career. "Hungry Eyes" is a tribute to Oklahomans and others who lived in labor camps during the Great Depression, the time period in which this song is set.

 

1971

Johnny Cash appeared on the UK TV David Frost Show, where he talked about his career as well as performing "Man In Black" and "If I Were A Carpenter.'

1972

Merle Haggard was at #1 on the Country chart with "Grandma Harp” which was released as the second single from the album Let Me Tell You About a Song. "Grandma Harp" would become Merle Haggard's 12th #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart.

1982

Willie Nelson was at #1 on the US Country charts with, “Always on My Mind”, a song originally recorded by Brenda Lee in 1972. Over 300 artists have recored the song, including Elvis Presely who scored a hit with his version in 1972. Nelson won a Grammy Award for his version of the song.

1984

Winners at the 19th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards hosted by Mac Davis, Crystal Gayle and Charlie Pride included: Top Female Vocalist of the Year - Janie Fricke, Top Male Vocalist of the Year - Lee Greenwood, Top Vocal Group - Exile, Top New Female Vocalist of the Year - Gus Hardin, Top New Male Vocalist of the Year - Jim Glaser, Top Vocal Duet of the Year - Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton and Album of the Year went to Alabama for Alabama.

1985

Born on this day, was American country music singer and songwriter Dustin Lynch who scored the 2012 Country #2 hit "Cowboys and Angels."

1987

Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris were at #1 on the country album chart with Trio, which went on to sell over sold over 4 million copies and received several Grammy nominations.

2006

Just six weeks after breaking his wrist in a cross-country motorbike race, Craig Morgan was involved in another accident, breaking his right leg during a competition in Vanleer, Tennessee. He was forced to perform from a wheelchair or on crutches for the following few weeks.

2011

Country singer Blake Shelton married Maranda Lambert at Don Strange Ranch in Boerne, Texas. 550 people were in attendance, including many celebrities, such as Reba McEntire, Cee Lo Green, Martina McBride, Kelly Clarkson, Dierks Bentley, Charles Kelley, and the Bellamy Brothers.