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Brigham Young University Idaho has stopped accepting Medicaid as health insurance coverage forcing full time students to buy a university backed plan.  Those can be purchased for 81 to 678 a month.  Madison County where the school is located has the highest concentration of Medicaid Enrollees in the state.  The school isn’t commenting on why they made the move.

Cable Networks HLN Real Life Nightmare show has taken their cameras to the Timber Creek Campground In Idaho’s Lemhi County.  The Investigative True-Crime TV show will air an episode about the 2015 disappearance of DeOrr Kunz Jr. who was 2 years old when he went missing.  The child was on a camping trip with his mother, father, great-Grandfather and a family friend in remote Salmon-Challis National Forest. No evidence has been found and no one has been charged.  The episode airs 6pm tomorrow.

Boise teen Conner Brant has been arrested after a 7 year old bicyclist died after being struck by a pickup truck.  The 18 year old has been charged with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter. 

The stop B2H and Greater Hells Canyon Council has filed the suit in U.S. District court in Pendleton claiming the BLM and the Forest service failed to adequately review the potential environmental impacts of an Idaho Power Company project.  Construction of a power line that would run from Boardman Oregon to Southern Idaho is set to begin in 2022 on the 300 mile line.  It would be completed in 2026 and is part of the power company’s plan to have 100-percent clean energy by 2045.  

40-year-old Szilvia Rideg of Boise has been sentenced to five years of probation for misusing money intended for a program supporting veterans on personal purchases, including a trip to Washington, D.C. and more than $1,000 spent at a California resort.  Federal prosecutors say Rideg worked as the executive director of the Idaho Veterans Research and Education Foundation from 2015 to 2018, and that in 2016 she began using the foundation’s credit card to make unauthorized charges,


In college basketball, Idaho State took the win last night from Montana Western with a score of 80 to 48.  Chier Maker had 18 points and seven rebounds.  Sunday ISU will take on Washington State as they take it to the road for their next game.

Elsewhere, U.C. Davis narrowly defeated Idaho yesterday in the Red Wolves Classic with a score of 65 to 64.  Today, UC Davis plays Arkansas State while Idaho will play VMI.  That game is 4 pm this afternoon in Jonesboro Arkansas at the convocation center. 


Today:  Mostly cloudy skies. Low 36F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:   Mostly cloudy skies. Low 36F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 61F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy skies. High: 52. Low: 31.

SUNDAY: Partly cloudy skies. High: 57. Low: 35.

MONDAY: Partly cloudy skies. High: 59. Low: 33.

TUESDAY: Partly sunny skies. High: 55. Low: 31.

WEDNESDAY:  Mostly cloudy skies with isolated showers. High: 47. Low: 26.

THURSDAY:  Mostly cloudy skies with isolated showers. High: 44.

November 15th: On this day

Born on this day in Audubon, Iowa, was C. W. McCall (William Dale Fries, Jr.), singer, activist and politician known for his truck-themed outlaw country songs who had the 1975 US Country #1 and cross-over hit "Convoy."

Born on this day, was Dann Huff, American session musician, singer-songwriter and producer. Since the 1990s Huff has been working as a producer for various bands and artists some of which include Faith Hill, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift and Reba McEntire.

Born on this day in Lake Charles, Louisiana, was country music artist Steve Kolander. His 1994 his self-titled album produced two singles on the Hot Country Songs charts.

All Aboard the Blue Train by Johnny Cash was released in the US, the singer, songwriters fourteenth album, which featured, "Folsom Prison Blues", and "Rock Island Line".

Earl Scruggs played his Grammy winning "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" on an open-air stage in Washington, D.C., at the Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam, becoming one of the very few bluegrass or country-western artists to give support to the anti-war movement. The march attracted over 500,000 demonstrators against the war, including many performers and activists.

Born on this day in The Woodlands, Texas, was Jack Ingram country music singer, songwriter who scored the 2005 US #1 Country hit "Wherever You Are". Ingram has sent six other songs into the country Top 40: "Love You," a cover version of Hinder's "Lips of an Angel," "Measure of a Man," "Maybe She'll Get Lonely," "That's a Man" and "Barefoot and Crazy."

Steel Magnolias the American comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross was released. The film featured Daryl Hannah, Shirley MacLaine, Julia Roberts, Sally Field and Dolly Parton. The film grossed over $95 million inside the US.

Garth Brooks performed at the 39th Annual CMA Awards live from Times Square in New York City. As a tribute to his friend, country singer songwriter Chris LeDoux who had died earlier in the year, Brooks perfomed his song "Good Ride Cowboy".

Canadian country-folk artist Ron Hynes, best known for the songs "Sonny's Dream" and "Cryer's Paradise" died of cancer aged 64.