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Tuesday 050719

A Carey Teen is dead after the vehicle he was driving rolled over on U.S. Highway 20 east of Picabo.  19 year old Dakota Pettit was ejected from his Jeep that came to rest on its roof after rolling 1 and half times.

The water supply in the Upper Snake Reservoir system is currently 78-percent full.  Officials say April precipitation was above normal and was accompanied by below normal temperatures.  It’s all adding up to be a very good water year for area farmers and ranchers.

A Burley woman has been hospitalized after being struck by a car in Pocatello early Saturday Morning.  24 year old Krista McMurray of Burley and 26 year old Britni Scott of Pocatello are in critical condition at the Portneuf Medical center.  The two were struck while walking across an intersection near Idaho State University.  30 year old Andrew Poisel of Pocatello has been charged with aggravated Drunk Driving. 

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 84 just outside of Bliss were closed for over 3 hours yesterday afternoon after a cement truck overturned.  39 year old Nathanael Watson of Jerome lost control of the truck on a bridge blocking both lanes of travel.  He was not injured.

Idaho State Police say an Eden man was taken to St. Alphonsus in Boise after being pinned by a trailer at 3900 North near 3700 East in Twin Falls County yesterday morning just before 10.  Robert Morris was westbound in a pickup when he thought his trailer had become loose.  When he stopped he was partially in the lane of travel.  Another pickup struck the trailer that caused Morris to be pinned.  The accident closed the road for about two hours. 

Early voting for May began yesterday.  Twin Falls county voters can cast their ballots between 8 am and 5 pm at the County West Building through May 17th.  Friday is the last day to request a mail-in absentee ballot.

The only person convicted in connection to a 2013 triple homicide at a pit bull ranch and marijuana growing operation in Oneida County could be out of prison in less than four years.  39 year old Severo Luera, of Garland, Utah, to a unified sentence of 16 years in prison with the possibility of being eligible for parole after eight years.  He has been incarcerated since Feburay 2015 and received credit for the four years meaning he’ll be eligible for parole in less than four years.


In local sports, to the Baseball Diamonds yesterday in High School Play, Glenns Ferry shut out Rimrock 10 to 0.  It was Twin Falls 10 Canyon Ridge 1.  Minico Defeated Burley 10 to 0 and Century said no to Wood River 6 to 2.  Pocatello squeaked past Preston 3 to 2. 

In girls softball, Declo said no to Wendell in both games of a double header 16 to 1 and 15 to 1.  Going into tournament action number 1 seed Twin Falls fell to number 3 seed Pocatello 4 to 1.  Jerome won over Mountain Home 16 to 13.  It was Canyon Ridge 11 Wood River 0 and Burley won over Preston 8 to 5. 

CSI Freshman Brayden Parker is headed to Pocatello to play basketball for Idaho State University this fall.  At first he had signed with the Bengals in high school but then went to CSI for a year.  Parker will be joining CSI head coach Jared Phay who also is headed to Pocatello to be an assistant coach there. 


Today:  A mix of clouds and sun, with gusty winds developing this afternoon. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 71F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph.

Tonight:  Chance of evening showers and storms. Winds: NW 5-15 mph. Lows - Valleys: 42 Mountains: 38

Tomorrow:  Mostly sunny skies and nice. Winds: Light and variable. Valleys - High: 67 Low: 42 Mountains - High: 63 Low: 37

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny skies - High: 66 Low: 42 Mountains - High: 62 Low: 36

FRIDAY: Lots of sunshine and warmer - High: 73 Low: 44 Mountains - High: 68 Low: 40

SATURDAY: Sunny skies and warm - High: 77 Low: 48 Mountains - High: 73 Low: 43

SUNDAY: Sunny skies, nice and warm - High: 80 Low: 51 Mountains - High: 76 Low: 45

MONDAY: Sunny skies and warm - High: 82 Low: 43 Mountains - High: 76 Low: 39

May 7th: On this day

Johnny Cash kicked off his first ever UK tour at the Empire in Liverpool, with The Statler Brothers opening the show, followed by June Carter.

Merle Haggard was at #1 on the Country music album chart with Okie from Muskogee. The album won the Academy of Country Music award for Album of the Year in 1969. Haggard also won Single of the Year for "Okie from Muskogee" as well as Top Male Vocalist.

Charlie Rich was at #1 on the US Country singles chart with “Behind Closed Doors”. The single became Rich's first #1 hit on the country charts, and also became a crossover hit on the pop charts. "Behind Closed Doors" earned awards for Song of the Year and Single of the Year from both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music, and Rich also received a Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance. In 2003, it ranked #9 in CMT's 100 Greatest Songs in Country Music.

Randy Travis was at #1 on the Country chart with second album Always & Forever. The singles "Too Gone Too Long", "I Won't Need You Anymore (Always and Forever)", "Forever and Ever, Amen" and "I Told You So", from the album all reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.

Clint Black was at #1 on the Billboard country chart with "A Good Run Of Bad Luck", the fourth single from his 1993 album No Time to Kill.

O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack was certified for shipments of 6 million. The soundtrack features: Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris, The Soggy Bottom Boys, The Whites, John Hartford, Ralph Stanley, and The Cox Family.

Ohio Valley University in Parkersburg, West Virginia awarded and presented Dwight Yoakam with an honorary doctorate degree. Yoakam briefly attended Ohio State University, but dropped out and moved to Nashville in 1977.