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Tuesday 051518

A woman still remains missing after falling into the Snake River in Idaho Falls.  The woman reportedly slipped on driftwood and fell in a river on the south side of the Broadway Bridge near the Marriott Hotel on Wednesday.

The search is on for a small plane that went missing on its way from Boise to McCall.  The Idaho Transportation Department says the four-seat Cessna 182 went missing sometime after leaving Boise at 12:30 p.m.  The plane's Emergency Locator Transmitter has reportedly made intermittent transmissions.

Authorities say 40-year-old Matthew R. Steele of Idaho Falls died Saturday night following an ATV crash near Kelly Canyon.   Steele and an adult passenger were reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed when the ATV left the road and went down an 11-foot embankment.

The new Wood River Valley animal shelter will feature a "cat cafe," where potential pet owners can order a coffee or cookies and go into a petting area to socialize with the shelter's felines. The new $16 million Animal Shelter which is under construction, is set to open at the end of the year.

Law enforcement officials say a 38-year-old man has died after crashing his mountain bike in the Boise foothills and into a steep gulch.  The man was riding on the Avimor Trail System on Saturday when he went off the trail, fell into a gulch and landed in a creek.

Idaho's crowded races for the top political seats will narrow in tomorrow’s primary election. Some candidates have been running since 2016 to attract support, while others have thrown millions of dollars of their own money to woo enough voters.

The world's largest active geyser has erupted again in Yellowstone National Park.  Steamboat Geyser erupted early Sunday, its fifth eruption this year. There's no indication of any volcanic activity in the park and most geysers are intermittent.

Idaho Fish and Game officials have captured a mountain lion near the campus of Idaho State University. A jogger spotted the adult mountain lion and called university police.  University officials say mountain lions have been spotted in the area before.

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

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy skies this evening will become partly cloudy after midnight. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 49F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours. Thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. High 73F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy.

WINDS: NE 5-10 mph

LOW: 49 (Mountains: 44)

THURSDAY: Chance storms.

HIGH: 72 (Mountains: 67)

FRIDAY: Scattered PM storms.

HIGH: 72 (Mountains: 63)

SATURDAY: Scattered storms.

HIGH: 71 (Mountains: 64)

SUNDAY: Isolated storms.

HIGH: 73 (Mountains: 67)

MONDAY: Isolated storms.

HIGH: 74 (Mountains: 68)

May 15th: On this day


Born on this day near Henderson, Tennessee, was Richard Edward Arnold, who became known as Eddy Arnold. 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. He died in a nursing home in Nashville, on May 8, 2008, exactly one week before his 90th birthday.


Born on this day in Crossett, Arkansas, was K.T. Oslin, country music singer and songwriter who is known for a series of top-ten country hits during the late 1980s and early 1990s, four of which topped the chart including her 1990 hit “Come Next Monday.”


At the 5th Annual Grammy Awards held Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, Burl Ives won Best Country & Western Recording for "Funny Way of Laughin'."


Jim Reeves was at #1 on the country charts with "Distant Drums." The track provided the US singer with his only UK #1 hit – albeit posthumously – in 1966, some two years after his death in a plane crash on 31 July 1964. The song remained in the UK charts for 45 weeks.


Born on this day in Springfield, Massachusetts, was Ashley Gearing, country music artist who made her chart debut in 2003 with the song "Can You Hear Me When I Talk to You?", which peaked at #36 on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles charts. Eleven years old at the time, she became the youngest solo artist to enter the country charts, breaking a record held by Brenda Lee.


Country singer June Carter Cash, the second wife of Johnny Cash, died in Nashville, Tennessee, of complications following heart valve replacement surgery, aged 73. As a member of the Carter Family, she had hits with Johnny Cash, including Grammy Award winning song, "Jackson", "Ring Of Fire", (which she co-wrote about their courtship), and "If I Were A Carpenter."



Jay DeMarcus from Rascal Flatts married Allison Alderson, a former beauty queen who has held the titles Miss Tennessee 1999 and Miss Tennessee USA 2002. DeMarcus met her on the set while filming the video for the Rascal Flatts song, "These Days".


Winners at the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards hosted by Reba McEntire included: Top Female Vocalist - Carrie Underwood, Top Vocal Duo - Brooks & Dunn, Top Vocal Group - Rascal Flatts, Top Male Vocalist - Brad Paisley, Top New Female Vocalist - Miranda Lambert and Album of the Year went to Carrie Underwood for Some Hearts.


People Magazine reported Canadian singer Shania Twain and her husband, music producer Robert John "Mutt" Lange, had separated after 14 years of marriage. The couple were married on December 28, 1993, after Twain met Lange at Nashville's Fan Fair earlier in the year.


Lyle Lovett was conferred the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by the University of Houston at its general commencement ceremony.