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Idaho Republicans wrapped their three day state party over the weekend, making it clear they have one eye on the November election and another in 2020.  Hundreds from around Idaho gathered to talk party policies, possible rule changes and speeches from top GOP political candidates.

The judge in the case of a Lincoln county man who is accused of killing his daughter could decide if the case moves forward today.  Johnathan Pugh of Shoshone appeared in court last week as part of his preliminary hearing to determine if the state has enough evidence to go to trial.  His daughter was shot and killed during an argument.  He is being charged with Felony Voluntary manslaughter.

Former Jerome County Sheriff Doug McFall will head to district court after it was determined there was enough cause to pursue a charge of misuse of public monies.  The charges include Costco certificates meant for county reimbursements and the use of the county’s credit cards for gas and hotel services that may have been used for personal use. 

 Breaking news this morning out of Meridian.  Shots fired, one person is dead and one officer, who returned fire killing the suspect, was injured when the suspect opened fire.  Two other suspects ran from the scene but authorities say this morning a male suspect turned himself into police.  The incident happened at about 1:40 pm yesterday near Overland and Maple Grove roads in Boise.  A female remains at large.  It all started when officers stopped a vehicle that ended in a foot pursuit.  The officer sustained two gunshot wounds to his legs.  Doctors performed surgery to stop the bleeding.  He is expected to make a full recovery.  When the shots fired, officer down call went out on police radios, authorities from nearby districts including the Idaho State Police quickly moved in to the area.  Names of those involved have not been released.  The woman, police say, isn’t considered a danger to area residents.

Nine people were stabbed at a three year old girl’s birthday party in Boise over the weekend.  Authorities said the girl and five other children were injured and three adults who jumped in to save the children were also stabbed.  Some were gravely injured police say.  30 year old Timmy Kinner who was asked to leave Friday because of his behavior has been arrested.  He returned Saturday to the apartment complex where many resettled refugee families live. 

July 2nd: On this day


Born on this day, in Maces Spring, Virginia, was Janette Carter who was the last surviving child of A.P. and Sara Carter, of Carter Family musical fame. In 1976, she and community members built an 880-seat amphitheater, the Carter Family Fold, beside the store her father operated in Southwestern Virginia. Today, the Carter Family Fold attracts more than 50,000 visitors a year. She died on 22nd Jan 2006 aged 82.


Born on this day, in Wichita, Kansas, was Marvin Rainwater, country and rockabilly singer and songwriter who had several hits during the late 1950s, including "Gonna Find Me a Bluebird" and "Whole Lotta Woman." He was known for wearing Native American-themed outfits on stage and was 25 percent Cherokee. Rainwater died on Sept 17 2013.



Born on this day, was Michelle Branch, singer-songwriter, guitarist and actress. During the early 2000s, she released two top-selling albums, The Spirit Room and Hotel Paper, and in 2005, she formed the country music duo The Wreckers with friend and fellow musician Jessica Harp, and produced the Grammy-nominated single "Leave the Pieces". The Wreckers disbanded in 2007 to pursue their respective solo careers.


MCA released Trisha Yearwood, the eponymous debut album by future country music superstar Trisha Yearwood. It features her first Billboard Hot Country Songs hit "She's in Love with the Boy", which reached the top of the country charts in June 1991. Also included are follow-up hits "Like We Never Had a Broken Heart", "That's What I Like About You", and "The Woman Before Me". The album which itself reached the #2 position on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart contains the track "Victim of the Game", originally recorded by Yearwood's friend and future husband, Garth Brooks, for his 1990 album No Fences.


The Live 8 concerts were held around the world to battle poverty, which saw Tim McGraw and Faith Hill performing in Rome, and Toby Keith and Keith Urban in Philadelphia. Among other acts who took part: Paul McCartney, U2, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Sting and Brian Wilson. More than 1,000 musicians performed at the concerts, which were broadcast on 182 television networks and 2,000 radio networks.