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Friday 060118

Residents in Dietrich are being told their drinking water is now safe.  The DEQ said all samples are now clean.

The city of Buhl is cleaning up after a rainstorm hit earlier this week.  Buildings were flooded, the city swimming pool was filled with dirt and farms suffered damage.  It may be up to a month before the city pool can be opened.

A Wendell man who was shot in the face earlier this week says he was shot with a sawed off shotgun during an argument.  49 year old Oscar Ortiz Junior has been charged with aggravated battery with a weapons enhancement and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

William Anthon Jansen, a former Twin Falls Police officer was sentenced this week to up to 15 years in prison for sexually abusing young girls.  He plead guilty to two counts of sexual abuse of a child under 16.  He will serve at least 2 years in prison for each count. 

The U of I has extended its athletic director’s administrative leave until the school completes an investigation into sexual assault complaints made against a football player.  Rod Spear was first placed on a 60 day leave in April. 

Legislative leaders say Gov. Butch Otter might call a special legislative session to address a years-long water battle that has been building. Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill said that an agreement has been reached by all stakeholders regarding flood control releases in the Boise River system reservoirs which spans from Boise to Parma.

Authorities say a 44-year-old man working on irrigation equipment died after apparently coming in contact with exposed electric wires. The Ada County Sheriff's Office says the man's body was discovered at about 8 p.m. Tuesday leaning against a fence in a pasture in Eagle.

An eastern Idaho fertility doctor accused in a lawsuit of secretly using his own sperm to inseminate a patient nearly four decades ago says he did nothing wrong and doesn't remember using his own sperm for the procedure. Dr. Gerald Mortimer, a retired obstetrician and gynecologist from Idaho Falls, filed his response to the lawsuit in Idaho's U.S. District Court on Wednesday.

Boise State has released the set kick-off time for the Broncos home opener.  The Broncos season will kick off on Saturday, September 8, 2018 against the UConn Huskies at 8:15 p.m.  Looking to defend their Mountain West Conference Championship title the Broncos start the 2018 regular season September 1, at Troy.

The College of Southern Idaho Golden Eagles Baseball Team fell to San Jacinto yesterday.  CSI lead through the top of the fourth inning but once San Jacinto took the lead they kept it going on to win 8-6.  In taking the loss the Eagles finished as the third place team in the country and a 52-12 overall record.

Today:  Scattered showers and thunderstorms. A few storms may be severe. High 61F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy skies. Scattered thunderstorms this evening. A few storms may be severe. Low 46F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Tomorrow:  Sunny. High 68F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Clear skies.

WINDS: E 5-10 mph

LOW: 50 (Mountains: 47)

SUNDAY: Sunny skies.

HIGH: 85 (Mountains: 78)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny.

HIGH: 83 (Mountains: 75)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny.

HIGH: 80 (Mountains: 71)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny.

HIGH: 80 (Mountains: 73)

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny.

HIGH: 84 (Mountains: 75)

June 1st: On this day


Born on this day in Enville, Oklahoma, was Johnny Bond best known for his 1947 hit "Divorce Me C.O.D.", one of his seven top ten hits on the Billboard country charts. In 1965, at the age of 50, he scored the biggest hit of his career with the comic "Ten Little Bottles", which spent four weeks at #2. Bond's other hits include "So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed" (1947), "Oklahoma Waltz" (1948), "Love Song in 32 Bars" (1950), "Sick Sober and Sorry" (1951) and "Hot Rod Lincoln" (1960). Bond died on 12 June 1978.


Born on this day in Mount Airy, North Carolina was Andy Griffith actor, Grammy Award-winning Southern-gospel singer, and writer. His most successful release was the 1996 I Love to Tell the Story: 25 Timeless Hymns, which won a Grammy Award for Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album at the 1997 Grammy Awards. Griffith died on July 3rd 2012.


Born on this day in Greenwood, Arkansas was songwriter and recording artist Wayne Kemp, who penned hit tunes for George Strait, George Jones and Johnny Cash, among many others. He died at Macon County General Hospital in Lafayette, Tennessee on March 9th 2015. One of his most well-known songs gave Johnny Cash his 1976 #1 hit "One Piece at a Time" and also co-wrote "Love Bug" for George Jones.


Born on this day in Coleman, Texas, was Ronnie Dunn, country music artist, best known for being one half of the duo Brooks & Dunn who have won more Country Music Association awards and Academy of Country Music awards than any act in the history of country music. The duo scored the 1991 US Country #1 hit “Brand New Man.”



Born on this day in Houston Texas, was Lisa Hartman Black, American singer and actress. She achieved her most notable success with a duet with her husband Clint Black, entitled "When I Said I Do". It reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts in 1999 and was nominated for a Grammy Award.


Highwayman, feauturing Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson entered the country chart (where it spent 66 weeks) going on to peak at #1. The album features the single "Desperadoes Waiting For a Train."


Billy Ray Cyrus was at #1 on the US Country music chart with his breakthrough hit "Achy Breaky Heart". Written by Don Von Tress it was originally titled "Don't Tell My Heart" and recorded by The Marcy Brothers in 1991, its name was later changed to "Achy Breaky Heart" In the US it became a crossover hit on pop and country radio, peaking at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topping the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, becoming the first Country single to be certified Platinum since Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's "Islands in the Stream" in 1983.


Tim McGraw held the #1 position on the country charts with "Please Remember Me". Co-written by Rodney Crowell and Will Jennings it was originally recorded by Crowell on his 1995 album Please Remember Me. McGraw's rendition reached the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks, a position that it held for five weeks. The song was also McGraw's biggest solo hit on the Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at #10.


George Strait appeared in The Alamodome, Downtown San Antonio, Texas before seventy thousand fans in the last concert of the first half of his two-year farewell tour.





June 2nd: On this day


Born on this day in Knoxville, Tennessee, was Carl Butler who with his wife became known as Carl Butler and Pearl. Between 1962 and 1969, the duo released several singles and charted thirteen times on the US country charts, reaching #1 in 1962 with their first single, "Don't Let Me Cross Over". He died of a heart attack on September 4, 1992.



Glen Campbell was at #1 on the Billboard country album chart with Galveston. The singers thirteenth studio album spent 11 weeks at #1 and 26 weeks on the chart. The title track written by Jimmy Webb, describes a soldier waiting to go into battle who thinks of the woman he loves and his hometown of Galveston, Texas.


Born on this day was American country singer Craig Strickland, vocalist for the Arkansas-based band, Backroad Anthem. Strickland died in Jan 2016 after he and a friend had gone to Bear Creek Cove, at Kaw Lake to hunt for ducks. Morland drowned after the Boat they were in capsized, while Strickland swam to shore, but later succumbed to hypothermia. The area had been experiencing severe inclement weather due to Winter storm Goliath with freezing temperatures. His body was discovered on January 4, 2016 after last being seen on December 27, 2015. It was determined by Oklahoma Highway Patrol that Strickland's body had been difficult to locate due to the camouflage hunting gear he had been wearing at the time of his death.


Garth Brooks was at #1 on the US country chart with his third studio album, Ropin' the Wind. The album replaced his previous album No Fences at the #1 postion, where it enjoyed a combined 18 weeks at the top of the charts.


American country music singer Helen Carter died aged 70. The eldest daughter of Maybelle Carter, she performed with her mother and her younger sisters, June Carter and Anita Carter, as a member of Mother Maybelle and the Carter Sisters, a pioneering all female country/folk music group. The group was also known as The Carter Family.


Lady Antebellum were at #1 on the Country chart with Need You Now, their second studio album. The album won a Grammy Award for Best Country Album and was nominated for Album of the Year, the single "Need You Now" won four awards, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year.


Shina Twain received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Her star is the 2,442nd Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Category of Recording.


Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw kicked off The Brothers of the Sun Tour at the Raymond James Stadium, Tampa. The co-headlining tour took in 22 cities across the United States.



June 3rd: On this day


Born on this day in Sydney, Australia, was Jamie O'Neal, country singer and songwriter. Her 2000 debut album, Shiver featured the back-to-back #1 singles "There Is No Arizona" and "When I Think About Angels".


The Opryland USA country music theme park opened in Nashville. Opryland USA which was later called Opryland Themepark was an amusement park located in suburban Nashville, Tennessee. During the late 1980s, nearly 2.5 million people visited the park annually. Billed as the 'Home of American Music,' Opryland USA featured a large number of musical shows along with amusement park rides.


The Carter Family and Johnny Cash were both inducted into the National Broadcasters Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place at the Berkley Carterette Hotel in Ashbury Park, New Jersey.


Singer Wally Fowler died of a heart attack while fishing from a dock on Dale Hollow Lake, northeast of Nashville, his body was found floating in the water. He founded the Oak Ridge Quartet, a gospel act that eventually became the Oak Ridge Boys. He was known as The Man with a Million Friends and Mr. Gospel Music.



Curb Records released Everywhere, the fourth album by Tim McGraw. It was his first release since his marriage to Faith Hill and his collaboration with his wife from the album, "It's Your Love", was nominated for Best Country Collaboration and Best Country Song at the 1998 Grammy Awards.


Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw were arrested in Buffalo, New York after Chesney ran away with a Mounted Reserve deputy's horse, and McGraw attacked deputies that tried to corral him. Chesney asked to sit on the horse outside Ralph Wilson Stadium and the daughter of the deputy gave him permission to do so. Then Chesney mounted the horse and rode away. He was told to stop, but ignored the orders from the other deputies, the deputies were then attacked by McGraw and members of his entourage. Chesney was charged with disorderly conduct and released on $100 bail. McGraw was charged with second-degree assault, obstructing governmental administration, menacing and resisting arrest. He was released on $2,500 bail.