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It’s business as normal for the media covering the Chad Daybell and his wife Lori Daybell’s trial.  The judge denied the state’s motion to bar cameras from the hearings after hearing arguments from all side’s yesterday.

Why have about 20 Idahoans received unsolicited packages of seeds that were shipped from China?  That’s what the Idaho State Department of Agriculture wants to know.  In fact, officials from other states have reported similar shipments.  Officials didn’t release what kind of seeds were found in the packages but recommends anyone receiving a shipment that they don’t open or plant the seeds and to contact the ag department.

Two small wildfires broke out yesterday in the Boise National Forest.  The first called the Warm fire was lightning caused.  About 15 acres burned three miles southwest of the Bull Trout Lake area near Idaho City.  Another called the Golden fire has scorched about 10 acres about five miles east of Pioneerville. 

The $740.5 billion National Defense Authorization Act that passed the Senate Thursday contains several items related to Idaho National Laboratory.  The bill contains funding for security, cleanup and waste disposal at the U.S. Department of Energy desert site west of Idaho Falls and for the Spent Fuel Handling Recapitalization Project at the site’s Naval Reactors Facility.

When teachers and students return to the Schools in Twin Falls they will be expected to wear face masks.  How often they are in school will depend on how severe COVID-19 is that particular day.  The decision on how students will return to the classroom was finalized at last night’s school board meeting. 

Idaho State Police used bean bag rounds to subdue a suspect that refused to obey their commands during a traffic stop along I-84 near Nampa yesterday.  A traffic complaint to police indicated the driver was swerving into several lanes and had struck several vehicles.  No severe injuries were reported but the suspect was transported to the hospital for preexisting medical issues.

Good news.  The transportation department says traffic will be able to get through a previously closed section of Highway 95 near Riggins as crews continue to cleanup a major rockslide that occurred several weeks ago.  Officials say a temporary gravel road has been built at the base of the slide.


Today:  Showers early, then partly cloudy for the afternoon. High around 90F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies. Low near 60F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny skies. High: 93. Low: 63.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny skies to partly cloudy skies and hot. High: 97. Low: 66.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny skies to partly cloudy skies and hot. High: 98. Low: 67.

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny skies to partly cloudy and hot. High: 94. Low: 64.

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny skies and hot. High: 95. Low: 64.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny skies and hot. High: 94.

July 28th: On this day

Born on this day was American country and adult contemporary artist Ray Vega, who performed with his brother, Robert, as The Vega Brothers.

With his #1 hit "Angel in Disguise," Earl Thomas Conley became the first artist in any genre to have four chart-topping songs from the same album. The album in question is Don't Make it Easy For Me, and in addition to "Angel in Disguise" and the title track, Conley also hit with 1983's "Your Love's on the Line" and "Holding Her and Loving You." The feat was part of Conley's impressive 1980s streak, where he enjoyed 16 #1's hits through 1989.

Alabama released "High Cotton" the third single from the album Southern Star which went to #1 on the Country charts. It became the groups twenty-sixth #1 Country hit.

Monument Records released "Wide Open Spaces" by Dixie Chicks. The title song on the band's 1998 album it hit #1 on the US Country singles chart, spending four weeks there in November 1998.

American singer Anita Carter died aged 66. Carter played upright bass with her sisters Helen Carter and June Carter Cash as The Carter Sisters. The trio joined the Grand Ole Opry radio show in 1950 and opened shows for Elvis Presley, and joined The Johnny Cash Show in 1971. She scored two Top Ten hits in 1951 with "Down The Trail of Achin' Hearts" with Hank Snow and "Blue Bird Island" and she reached the Top Ten again in 1968 with "I Got You" with Waylon Jennings.

During a Faith Hill and Tim McGraw show in Lafayette, Louisiana, at the end of Tim McGraw's set, a female fan reached out and grabbed McGraw's nether regions. When Hill and McGraw returned for the encore, Hill blasted the fan, waving her finger and saying into the microphone: "Somebody needs to teach you some class, my friend. You don't go grabbin' somebody else's, somebody's husband's [privates], you understand me? That's very disrespectful!" The incident attracted considerable media attention.

Toby Keith topped Forbes magazine's list of country music's top-paid artists for 2014 with estimated earnings of $65 million. Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan also landed in the Top 5 of the "Country Cash Kings" list, but Keith eclipsed them all thanks to his numerous endeavors which include a restaurant chain, his own Wild Shot mescal, and a multimillion-dollar endorsement deal with Ford.