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Thursday 050219

One man is dead after the pickup he was in, was struck by a train.  The accident, in Lincoln County, was reported just before 7 pm Tuesday at the railroad crossing near West Pole Line road and Arkoosh Road along the Gooding-Lincoln County Line.  The name or age of the deceased was not released. 

A truckload of what Idaho State Police thought at first was marijuana but was industrial hemp still sits in Boise.  A judge has ruled the material will not be returned to Big Sky Scientific of Colorado.  Test results were released Friday from the 7-thousand pound load confiscated in January.  Even though the U.S. Farm Bill legalized growth and sale, in Idaho, hemp remains illegal and carries the same penalties as marijuana. 

Today is Idaho Gives day where Idahoans are encouraged to donate.  More than 40 area nonprofits are registered to participate.  Last year over 111-thousand dollars was raised locally out of nearly the 1-point five million statewide.  Some downtown Twin Falls Businesses will be providing more information about some of the non-profits.

An Idaho woman under investigation in the death of her husband has been sentenced to prison for embezzlement.  64-year-old Lori Isenberg was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to three counts of wire fraud in January.  Isenberg is also being investigated for the suspicious February 2018 boating death of her husband, Larry Isenberg.

The Jerome County Commissioners have said they will join a federal opioid Lawsuit.  Several entities including Boise and Bannock County is being represented by Mooney Wieland.  The lawsuit will bring several claims against manufacturers and distributors who they claim put misleading information in promotional material. 

Former Lincoln County Sheriff Rene Rodriguez entered a not guilty plea in court this week.  He has been charged with lewd conduct and sexual abuse of a minor and felony rape.  If found guilty he faces life in prison.  Trial is set for August 6th

The College of Southern Idaho announced they will have two commencement ceremonies this year to accommodate the number of people who wish attend.  The ceremonies are set for Friday May 10th.  The first one at 10 am and the second one at 4 pm. 

SPORTS

In sports from around the region, the question is, where will Boise State Bronco Fans get their fix when it comes to watching the football games next year?  That’s a question that is in negotiations right now.  Boise State has been a staple on ESPN in the 2000’s.  Now that the TV contract expires next year some are saying the school may gamble and take the games to streaming on the internet.  Each mountain west school is paid 1-point 8 mil.  Double that for BSU for its home games – a deal worked out when the Bronco’s said no to a move to the Big East seven years ago. 

CSI Men’s Basketball coach Jared Phay is moving on.  The college said yesterday Phay is taking a position at Idaho State University as the Associate Head Coach where he will work with newly hired head coach Ryan Looney.  Phay has been at CSI for five seasons and made three trips to the NJCAA National Men’s Basketball Tournament.

On the Baseball diamonds from yesterday some High School Scores to report.  Melba said no to Glenns Ferry 6 to 4.  Kimberly downed Buhl 11 to 1 and Gooding outlasted Filer 5 to 3.

In girls Softball it was Melba 11 Glenns Ferry 1.  In a double header Declo took both game wins from American Falls 10 to 9 and 13 to 2.  Gooding outlasted Buhl 12 to 4 and it was Filer 8 Kimberly 7.

WEATHER

Today: Mostly sunny and a little warmer. Winds: SW 5-15 mph. Highs - Valleys: 63 Mountains: 55

Tonight:  A few clouds. Low 37F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Nice and warm with sunshine. Winds: West 3-8 mph. Valleys - High: 70 Low: 42 Mountains - High: 62 Low: 34

SATURDAY: Sunny and warm. Valleys - High: 75 Low: 46 Mountains - High: 68 Low: 38

SUNDAY: Sunny and warm. Valleys - High: 78 Low: 48 Mountains - High: 70 Low: 39

MONDAY: Sun and clouds, chance of showers or isolated storm - High: 75 Low: 47 Mountains - High: 68 Low: 37

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny, isolated chance of a shower - High: 70 Low: 45 Mountains - High: 63 Low: 37

WEDNESDAY: Mix of sunshine and clouds - High: 66 Low: 45 Mountains - High: 62 Low: 37

May 2nd: On this day

1948
Born on this day in Seminole, Texas, was Larry Gatlin, singer, songwriter best known for teaming up with his brothers Steve and Rudy in the late 1970s, becoming one of country music's most successful acts of the 1970s and 1980s. Gatlin scored a total of 33 Top 40 singles. Their biggest hits together include, "Broken Lady", "All the Gold in California", "Houston (Means I'm One Day Closer to You)."

1969
Glen Campbell was at #1 on the Country singles chart with the Jimmy Webb song "Galveston", which also made #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is now considered as the official anthem of Galveston Island and the City of Galveston, Texas.

1976
Merle Haggard was at #1 on the Country charts with "It's All in the Movies." The title track became Merle Haggard's twenty-second #1 single on the Country chart.

1979
Winners at the 14th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards hosted by Roy Clark, Barbara Mandrell and Dennis Weaver at The Palladium, Hollywood included: Top Male Vocalist of the Year - Kenny Rogers, Top Female Vocalist of the Year - Barbara Mandrell, Top Vocal Group - Oak Ridge Boys and Waylon Jennings, Top New Female Vocalist of the Year - Christy Lane, Top New Male Vocalist of the Year - John Conlee and Single Record of the Year went to Don Williams for "Tulsa Time."

1988
Clint Black signed with RCA Records who released his first album, Killin' Time, in 1989, which produced four straight #1 singles on the US Country charts; "A Better Man", "Walking Away", "Nobody's Home", and the title track.

2003
The Dixie Chicks appeared naked on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, with words such as "boycott," "traitors" and "free speech" superimposed on their bodies. The feature related to the controversy that came from an anti-Bush comment by band member Natalie Maines.

2013
Former first lady Laura Bush was among those eulogizing George Jones at his funeral. Other speakers were Tennessee governor Bill Haslam, news personality Bob Schieffer, and country singers Barbara Mandrell and Kenny Chesney. Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, Ronnie Milsap, Randy Travis, Vince Gill, Patty Loveless, Travis Tritt, the Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels, Wynonna and Brad Paisley all provided musical tributes. The service was broadcast live on CMT, GAC, RFD-TV, The Nashville Network as well as WSM 650AM, home of the Grand Ole Opry, broadcast the event on the radio.