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MONDAY 051319

The state department of education has released a list of 29 schools that have been identified as the lowest performing schools.  7 of those schools are in the Magic Valley area.  Gooding Middle School, Heritage Academy in Jerome, High Desert and the middle school in Shoshone, the Alternative high school and Bridge Academy in Twin Falls and the Wendell middle school.  Each school will remain on the list for three years and is eligible for extra support designed to turn the schools around.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says one of its contractors fell for an email phishing scheme, and personal information belonging to more than 2,000 clients might have been revealed.  The agency says that clients will receive a notification in the mail.

A federal lawsuit over abortion reporting requirements has been dismissed after lawmakers tweaked the law to remove some unconstitutionally vague language.  U.S. District Judge David Nye granted the dismissal after the Idaho Attorney General’s office and attorneys for Planned Parenthood asked to have the case closed.

The investigation continues into a house fire that took the life of an elderly man in Wendell early Friday morning.  Crews were called to the 200 block of East Main Street where Vernon Carter’s body was found in the basement.  Others in the home escaped.  The home is a total loss.

There will be another option for some students in Jerome County this fall.  Dale Layne the superintendent of the district said the high school is becoming very large.  A new yet unnamed standalone alternative school will be developed for students that are part of an alternative program. 

Officials with the Twin Falls Fire Department are continuing their investigation into a house fire that destroyed a home early Friday morning.  Fire investigators say the blaze at 1730 Manzanita Street began in the Kitchen.  When crews arrived they found heavy smoke coming from the dwelling.


The girls from  the Jerome High School Softball team are heading to state. That’s something that hasn’t happened since 2012.  Jerome toppled Pocatello Friday night with a score of 7 to 1.  Next, the Tigers will face Bishop Kelly on  Friday morning in Coeur d’Alene.

Meanwhile, Twin Falls, will not be going to state for the first time since 2010 after losing to  Mountain Home 10 to 9 in the 3rd place game.  The Bruins went 18-0 in the regular season against conference opponents but lost two crucial games during the district tournament.

Other scores from the diamonds over the weekend, first to Boys Baseball, Glenns Ferry defeated Wilder 10 to 0.  South Fremont downed Filer 12 to 1. 

In a couple of Softball games, Glenn’s Ferry 10 Rimrock 7 and Filer defeated Sugar Salem 14 to 4. 


Today:  A mix of clouds and sun during the morning will give way to cloudy skies this afternoon. A stray afternoon thunderstorm is possible. High 83F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy this evening with more clouds for overnight. Low 57F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly sunny with a chance of p.m. rain and thunderstorms in the Wood River Valley.   High: 81 Low: 52  Mountains: 78 Low: 50

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain and thunderstorms in the Wood River Valley.   High: 78 Low: 52  Mountains: 74 Low: 50

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and thunderstorms in both the Wood River Valley and Magic Valley.   High: 70 Low: 45  Mountains: 64 Low: 42

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy with a chance of p.m. rain and thunderstorms in both the Wood River Valley and Magic Valley.   High: 61 Low: 41  Mountains: 56 Low: 37

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain and thunderstorms in the Magic Valley and a chance of rain, snow, and thunderstorms in the Wood River Valley.   High: 62 Low: 41  Mountains: 55 Low: 36

SUNDAY: Partly sunny with a chance of rain and thunderstorms in the Magic Valley and a chance of rain, snow, and thunderstorms in the Wood River Valley.   High: 62 Mountains: 54

May 13th: On this day

Born on this day in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, was Johnnie Wright, the singer-songwriter who worked with Jack Anglin in the duo Johnnie & Jack, who had the 1965 #1 hit “Hello Vietnam”, which was used as the opening theme in the film Full Metal Jacket. He died on Sept 27th 2011.

Born on this day in Dora, Alabama, was Terry Fell who started his record career in 1945 as a member of Billy Hughes band. During his first session for RCA in Hollywood, he recorded a song that would become a hit. Although the A-side, "Don't Drop It", was underplayed, the B-side, "Truck Drivin Man", became a classic, especially in the trucker country music scene. Many artists have covered the song including; Ricky Nelson, Boxcar Willie, Charley Pride, Conway Twitty, Jimmy Martin, The Flying Burrito Brothers, George Hamilton IV, Glen Campbell, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Willie Nelson, David Allan Coe, Leon Russell and Toby Keith.

Born on this day in Dunedin, Florida, was Lari White, country music artist and actress. Three of her singles having reached Top Ten: "That's My Baby" and "That's How You Know (When You're In Love)" and "Now I Know."

Born on this day in Charleston, South Carolina, was Darius Rucker, lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the rock band Hootie & the Blowfish who had the 2008 US Country #1 hit “Don't Think I Don't Think About It.”   Rucker won the Country Music Association's New Artist of the Year in 2009. Rucker scored two US Country #1’s in 2010 with “Come Back Song”, and “This”.

American Western swing musician Bob Wills died. Wills who was also a member of The Texas Playboys is considered by music authorities as the co-founder of Western swing. He was recording an album with fan Merle Haggard in 1973 when a stroke left him comatose until his death. From the 1970's until his 2002 death, Waylon Jennings performed a song called "Bob Wills is Still the King".

Heartworn Highways the documentary film by James Szalapski was released. The film captured some of the founders of the Outlaw Country movement in Texas and Tennessee and features Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, David Allan Coe, Rodney Crowell, Gamble Rogers, Steve Young, and The Charlie Daniels Band.

Rascal Flatts held the top position on the country charts with Me and My Gang. The album went double platinum in the first month of release and has sold almost 5m copies in the US. The singles released from this album included "What Hurts the Most"Bottom of Form