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Estimates on how much land the Sharps Fire East of Bellevue has burned has toppled over 64-thousand acres and officials say 57 percent contained.  At last check the fire was moving up the Little Wood River towards Swede Peak.  Over 500 people are staffing the man caused fire. 

Orlando Shaw of Heyburn has been charged with Felony Aggravated battery after a woman told authorities she jumped from a moving car so he wouldn’t hit her in the face.  The incident late last week severely injured the woman.  She suffered a broken arm, facial injuries and multiple cuts and scrapes. 

The South Central Public health district in Idaho are warning residents that cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease has been reported in nearby states.  While it’s not preventable officials say wash hands frequently and  disinfect toys.

Law enforcement officials say a man has been hit and killed by a car in Eagle.  A driver struck a man in a roadway on Cardon Street in Eagle. The man was near a landscaping truck and trailer that was parked alongside the road.  The man died at the scene.

A multinational agricultural company based in Idaho has acquired gene editing licensing rights that could one day be used to help farmers produce more crops and make grocery store offerings such as strawberries, potatoes and avocados stay fresher longer. J.R. Simplot Company announced the agreement with DowDuPont Inc. and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, developers of the nascent gene editing technology.

Boise State University officials say a water main break flooded several streets and caused a sinkhole on the campus. According to university, the water main broke Sunday evening near the Student Union Building and forced a handful of streets to be closed.

A California man who has called the Holocaust "a lie" and mounted a failed campaign against Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein says he plans to establish a "regional capital" in northern Idaho.  Sandpoint residents have received automated phone messages from Patrick Little, a neo-Nazi who has called for the U.S. to be "free from Jews."

Today:  Smoky sunshine and hotter  Winds: WNW 5-10 mph  High: 92 (Mountains: 87)

Tonight:  Some clouds. Areas of smoke and haze are possible, reducing visibility at times. Low 59F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Intervals of clouds and sunshine. Areas of smoke and haze are possible, reducing visibility at times. High 96F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT: Clear with smoky haze.

Winds: SSE 5-10 mph

Low 58 (Mountains: 51)

WEDNESDAY: Sunny, hazy and hot

Winds: Light & Variable

High: 96 (Mountains: 92)


Winds: Light & Variable

Low 62 (Mountains: 54)

THURSDAY: Sunny, hazy and hot

High: 99 (Mountains: 95)

FRIDAY: Sunny and hot

High: 102 (Mountains: 97)

SATURDAY: Sunny and not as hot

High: 91 (Mountains: 92)

SUNDAY: sunny

High: 89 (Mountains: 86)

MONDAY: sunny

High: 92 (Mountains: 87)

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August 7th: On this day

Born on this day, was Felice Bryant, songwriter with her husband Boudleaux. They wrote the Everly Brothers hits, "All I Have To Do Is Dream", "Bye Bye Love", "Wake Up Little Susie" and "Raining In My Heart" a hit for Buddy Holly. Many other artists have recorded their songs including Charley Pride, Gram Parsons, Ray Charles, Jim Reeves, and Red Foley.

Born on this day in Hugo, Oklahoma, B. J. Thomas. His 1966, album with The Triumphs I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry sold over one million copies. He is best known for his version of the Burt Bacharach/Hal David song "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head", which was featured in the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. In 1975 he scored the US Country #1 "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song."

Hank Williams made his debut on Louisiana Hayride broadcast from the Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana, performing “Move It On Over," and "I want to Live and Love."

Born on this day in Crosby, Texas, was Rodney Crowell, Grammy Award-winning guitarist and producer who played guitar and sang for three years in Emmylou Harris' "Hot Band". He was married to Rosanne Cash (daughter of Johnny Cash); from 1979 to 1992 who together had the 1988 Country #1 hit “It's Such a Small World.”

Johnny Cash married Vivian Liberto at St Ann's Catholic Church in Memphis. The couple had four daughters: Rosanne (born May 24, 1955); Kathleen (born April 16, 1956); Cindy (born July 29, 1958); and Tara (born August 24, 1961). The couple divorced in late 1967. During their courtship, Cash and Liberto wrote each other over 10,000 pages of love letters, forming the basis of her autobiography, titled I Walked the Line: My Life with Johnny, which was published in 2007.

Born on this day in Tucson, Arizona, was Michael Peterson, country music singer, songwriter. His 1997 self-titled debut album, produced five Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot Country charts, including the #1 hit "From Here to Eternity".

Patsy Cline released her third studio album Sentimentally Yours, the final album Cline recorded before her death in a plane crash less than a year later. Also on this day Patsy Cline appeared on Pet Milk Grand Ole Opry performing "A Church, A Courtroom, Then Goodbye", "You’re Stronger Than Me," and "So Wrong."

Born on this day Miami, Florida, was Raul Malo lead singer of country music group The Mavericks and the co-writer of many of their singles, as well as Rick Trevino's 2003 single "In My Dreams".

Marshall Grant, upright bassist and electric bassist with Johnny Cash's original backing duo, the Tennessee Two, died at the age of 83. Grant was in Jonesboro, Arkansas attending a festival to restore the childhood home of Johnny Cash when he became ill. The group became known as The Tennessee Three in 1960, with the addition of drummer W. S. Holland. Grant also served as road manager for Cash and his touring show company.

Randy Travis was arrested after being found naked, smelling apparently of alcohol and lying on a remote stretch of roadway in northern Texas just before midnight. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and felony retaliation, after allegedly threatening to fatally shoot highway patrol troopers who responded to a concerned caller who notified authorities of "a man lying in the roadway".