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Joshua Erik Molina, The man charged with the first degree murder of his girlfriend's child was in court yesterday morning in Twin Falls.  He was scheduled for an arraignment hearing for the four counts of injury to a child and one charge of first degree murder.  A grand jury is currently working on an indictment that if found guilty of First degree murder, Molina could face life in prison or the death penalty.  He will be back in court on July 30th to enter his plea. 

More than 30 percent of Idaho's registered voters participated in this year's primary election, marking the highest turnout in 16 years. Nearly 18,000 people registered to vote on the day of the election.

Hayden De Casas was in court Friday on charges of altering, damaging or destroying computers and criminal possession of a financial transaction card.  He was arrested when he tried to use drink tokens that were stolen during the burglary at the Cove Bar in April.

Veterinarian Doctor Terry Zech will fill former Lincoln County Commissioner Cresley McConnell’s seat until January according to Idaho Governor Butch Otter.  He was sworn in yesterday morning at 9:30 in the commissioner’s room at the courthouse in Shoshone. 

Martin Schimpf, A longtime faculty member has been selected as interim president at Boise State University.  The Idaho State Board of Education named him to lead the school when President Bob Kustra retires on June 30.

43 year old John Rynhart an Ada County sheriff's deputy has been arrested on investigation of drunk driving after he crashed into another vehicle in Meridian while off duty.  The sheriff's office says he has been placed on administrative leave. The office says Rynhart was driving a personal vehicle Saturday night when he hit a Honda Civic stopped at a traffic light. The car was driven by a 16-year-old girl. She and her two young passengers were not injured.

Idaho hay stocks are bucking the national trend but dairy producers may still have trouble finding quality hay.  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Idaho had 660,000 tons of hay stored on farms on May 1, up from 510,000 tons last year. Idaho is one of the few western states that saw an uptick in hay stocks compared to 2017.  Nationwide, hay stocks are down 36 percent to a total of 15.7 million tons.

Today: Mostly sunny skies Winds: West 5-15 mph High: 82 (Mountains: 75)

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low 58F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 83F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.


Winds: South 5-10 mph

Low: 55 (Mountains: 51)

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny - Isolated afternoon Storms

High: 85 (Mountains: 77)

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny

High: 87 (Mountains: 80)

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny

High: 89 (Mountains: 82)

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny

High: 70 (Mountains: 68)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny

High: 72 (Mountains: 70)

In sports – in legion baseball from yesterday, Twin Falls AA Cowboys 7, Pocatello 3

Twin Falls AA Cowboys 2, Pocatello 0

SATURDAY:  Minico 10, Pocatello 0 and in a second game, Minico 9, Pocatello 5:

Idaho Falls Rangers 15, Burley 5

June 5th: On this day


Born on this day, was Don Reid, Country singer, songwriter with The Statler Brothers who had the 80’s US Country #1 hits "Elizabeth" and “Do You Know You Are My Sunshine”.


Born on this day in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, was Gail Davies singer/songwriter and the first female record producer in the history of country music. She is also the daughter of country singer Tex Dickerson and the younger sister of songwriter Ron Davies. During the 1970s and 1980s she scored numerous Top 10 and Top 20 Billboard hits becoming one of country music's most influential artists.


Born on this day in Columbia, Missouri, was Brett James, singer, songwriter and record producer. As a solo artist in 1995, James charted three singles and released a self-titled debut album that year. Since the early 2000s, James has become known primarily as a songwriter for other country and pop music artists. Among his compositions is Carrie Underwood's 2006 #1 hit "Jesus, Take the Wheel," which received Grammy Awards for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Song.


Country singer Conway Twitty died from an abdominal aortic aneurysm. He had the 1958 US & UK #1 single "It's Only Make Believe". Until 2000, he held the record for the most #1 singles of any country act, with 45 #1's. He lived in Hendersonville, Tennessee, just north of Nashville, where he built a country music entertainment complex called Twitty City.



Gretchen Wilson was at #1 on the country charts with One of the Boys, her third album. The album produced three chart singles for Wilson on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts: "Come to Bed" (a duet with John Rich of Big & Rich), followed by the title track and "You Don't Have to Go Home", the first single of Wilson's career to miss Top 40 on the country charts.


Don Bowman died aged 75. He was the original host of radio's American Country Countdown and writer of Waylon Jennings-Willie Nelson duet "Just to Satisfy You."


A limited-edition Forever stamp honoring Johnny Cash went on sale. The stamp featured a promotional picture of Cash taken around the 1963 release of Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash.