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Wednesday 051618

The Twin Falls School District is adding 58 and a half acres of land to the list of what they own.  The site is near the intersection of 3600 North and Blue Lakes Blvd. South which is about a half mile east of the South Hills Middle school.  The new land is for a possible new school in the future.

A new scam has been reported in Twin Falls.  This one is a Jury scam that lets the caller know they didn’t appear for jury duty and they will need to pay of fine of face being arrested.  The sheriff’s office said that’s not how they do business.

Sara Strout, a 44 year old Twin Falls woman was arraigned Monday on charges of trafficking heroin, delivery of a controlled substance, felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of paraphernalia.  She sold drugs to an undercover ISP officer.

Authorities have found the site of a plane crash and recovered the body of 34 year old Nolan Smith of Boise who crashed his Cessna 182 Sunday.  Smith took off from the Boise Airport but never arrived at his destination in McCall.

32 year old Ethan Chrisensen was arraigned earlier this week after being charged with aggravated driving under the influence, assault and two counts of injury to a child.  Police were called to a crash at the intersection of Grandview.

The Better Business Bureau is warning residents to be on the lookout for summer scammers.  Home Rentals seem to be the big thing.  The BBB said bookers should look at the agreement and then make sure the landlord is willing to talk in person.

Summer usually signals the beginning of Mosquito season and health experts are warning residents to stay protected against the West Nile Virus.  In 2017 six cases where investigated in the Magic Valley, three came back confirmed.   From 2012 to 2016, 98 cases were reported in Idaho. 2013 saw the highest number of reported cases totaling up to 40. A Richfield woman became one those cases.

A new parking fee structure is officially in use for public lots in downtown Ketchum.  It went into effect last week at the Washington and Leadville parking lots. Both lots now have lower hourly rates and monthly permits. 

Today:  Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 74F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy skies. Scattered thunderstorms this evening. Low around 50F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 72F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT: Mostly cloudy.

WINDS: SW 5-10 mph

LOW: 50 (Mountains: 47)

FRIDAY: Scattered storms.

HIGH: 71 (Mountains: 61)

SATURDAY: Chance of storms.

HIGH: 72 (Mountains: 66)

SUNDAY: Scattered storms.

HIGH: 73 (Mountains: 68)

MONDAY: Isolated storms.

HIGH: 76 (Mountains: 70)

TUESDAY: Isolated storms.

HIGH: 75 (Mountains: 71)

May 16th: On this day


Born on this day in Santa Monica, California, was Scott Reeves. He appeared as an actor in the TV series The Young And The Restless, and later formed Blue County with Aaron Benward, who had a hit with "Good Little Girls" in 2004. He also co-wrote Toby Keith's hit "Made In America".


Roger Miller recorded a version of the Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster song “Me and Bobby McGee”. His version peaked at #12 on the Country charts in August of this year.



Born on this day in Houston, Texas, was Rick Trevino, a Mexican American country music artist who scored the 1997 US #1 Country hit "Running Out of Reasons to Run."


Alabama were at #1 on the country album chart with 40-Hour Week, their ninth studio album which included three songs that topped the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. Two of the #1 tracks: "There's No Way" and the title track, became milestones in Alabama's recording career when "There's No Way" became Alabama's 16th consecutive #1 single. The feat allowed Alabama to tie Sonny James' 14-year-old record for most #1 songs in as many consecutive single releases. Then, in August of this year, "40 Hour Week (For a Livin')" topped the chart, becoming Alabama's 17th-straight chart topper, allowing them to surpass James' record.


Tim McGraw was at #1 on the Country chart with his version of "Please Remember Me" a song co-written by Rodney Crowell and Will Jennings. Originally recorded by Crowell on his 1995 album Jewel of the South, his version was released as a single that year.



Kenny Chesney performed "There Goes My Life" and "Back Where I Come From" for president George W. Bush at the official dinner for Australian Prime Minister John Howard and Mrs. Janette Howard in the East Wing of the White House.


Keith Urban performed "Little Bit Of Everything" during the season finale of Fox TV's American Idol. Urban and contestant Kree Harrison later perform Urban's hit "Where The Blacktop Ends" with Blink-182's Travis Barker on drums and Randy Jackson on bass.


American singer-songwriter Emilio Navaira died of a heart attack aged 53. He was called the "Garth Brooks of Tejano" with his style of Tex-Mex music. Navaira charted six singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts.