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WEDNESDAY 050819

A one-vehicle rollover Monday evening has sent a Twin Falls woman to St. Alphonsus in Boise with serious injuries.  32 year old Thalia D. Stewart was ejected from the vehicle when it rolled multiple times south of the Timmerman junction in Blaine County.  Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash.

Lincoln county commissioners have decided to remodel the court house and build an annex.  About 500 people filled out a survey and about 65 percent suggested the building should be saved.  Next, there will be a bond council put in place and bids will be accepted. 

A U.S. Senate candidate says she will have her fundraising campaign launch at her home in Boise on Saturday.  Nancy Harris says the event is set to start at 4 p.m. as she prepares to challenge Republican Sen. Jim Risch.

A judge has declared a mistrial in a prison riot case amid allegations the Idaho Department of Correction withheld some evidence and may have altered a report.  It came in a case against seven defendants accused of participating in the January 2018 riot. Fourteen inmates were charged, and several accepted plea deals.  Attorneys said it was clear that prison officials failed to turn over all the documents they had on the case.

A group of 134 sex offenders have asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court to revive their lawsuit against the state of Idaho because they say they were denied their constitutional rights when they were forced to register as sex offenders.  Some plaintiffs said rules requiring them to stay at least 500 feet from schools prevented them from exercising their religion because their preferred churches were near a school. Others said they were convicted of misdemeanors or lesser sex offenses but years later were forced to register as sex offenders when lawmakers decided to reclassify the crimes as felonies.

The Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office says several human bones have been found along the Snake River south of Lewiston.  The county’s Search and Rescue group found a skull and other bones along the river on Sunday.

SPORTS

In local sports, first to high school baseball where Declo defeated Wendell 10 to 6.  Filer downed Gooding 6 to 0 in 3A District Playoffs.  Filer will now play in state on Saturday in Pocatello.

For the High School Girls Softball games, in 3-A district games, Filer said no to Kimberly 14 to 5 and Gooding beat Filer 9 to 3.  Filer will now play in a state game on Saturday at 1 pm in Pocatello. 

WEATHER

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:  Few evening rain or t’storms and variably cloudy skies. Winds: ENE 5-15 mph. Lows - Valleys: 42 Mountains: 34

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy, chance of an isolated PM shower or storm. Winds: ENE 5-15 mph. Valleys - High: 64 Low: 37 Mountains - High: 59 Low: 34

FRIDAY: Lots of sunshine and warmer - High: 71 Low: 43 Mountains - High: 67 Low: 38

SATURDAY: Sunny skies and warm - High: 77 Low: 47 Mountains - High: 73 Low: 43

SUNDAY: Sunny skies, nice and warm - High: 80 Low: 50 Mountains - High: 76 Low: 45

MONDAY: Mostly sunny skies and warm - High: 83 Low: 50 Mountains - High: 75 Low: 45

TUESDAY: Sun and clouds, chance of a shower or thunderstorm - High: 78 Low: 50 Mountains - High: 73 Low: 45

May 8th: On this day

1942

Born on this day in Buffalo, New York, was Jack Blanchard who with his wife, Misty Morgan had hits in 1970s, including the charting albums Birds of a Feather and Two Sides of Jack and Misty. Between 1969 and 1976, the duo also released fourteen singles, including "Tennessee Bird Walk", a #1 hit.

1963

Born on this day in Greenwood, South Carolina, was Keith Harling, country music artist. He made his debut in 1998 with the album Write It in Stone which produced four hit singles including "Papa Bear".

1976

Johnny Cash received an honorary Doctorate of Human Letters from San Diego's National University. San Diego mayor Pete Wilson also declared this day “Johnny Cash Day”.

2005

Mindy McCready's boyfriend William "Billy" McKnight, an aspiring country singer, was charged with attempted murder and aggravated burglary after allegedly breaking into the singers home and assaulting her. She was treated at a hospital and he later pleaded not guilty, and then pleads guilty to assault after the charges are reduced and spends 30 days in jail.

2008

American singer, songwriter Eddy Arnold died in a nursing home in Nashville, exactly one week before his 90th birthday. So-called “Nashville sound” innovator of the late 1950s, Arnold scored 147 songs on the Billboard country music charts, second only to George Jones and has sold more than 85 million records. He co-wrote with Cindy Walker the country and pop standard "You Don't Know Me" which became a hit for Ray Charles in 1962.

2009

Dolly Parton gave the commencement speech at the commencement ceremony in Knoxville, Tennessee, for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's College of Arts and Sciences. During the ceremony she received an honorary degree, a doctorate of humane and musical letters, from the university. It was only the second honorary degree given by the university.

2011

Why Not? with Shania Twain premiered on the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. The American reality television series starring Shania Twain shed light on the journey of the singer, who by the age of 22, had survived a childhood of poverty and the loss of both her parents in an accident as well as her personal tragedies and how she's now dealing with them.