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One person was killed in a two vehicle pileup three miles east of Kimberly on State Highway 50 yesterday evening.  Police say 37 year old Aaron Arizmedi of Rupert was eastbound when a small car driven by 45 year old William Presba of Twin Falls failed to yield.  Two passengers in the Arzmedi vehicle were taken to St. Luke’s in Twin falls for treatment.  One, a Juvenile who was ejected succumbed to their injuries.  All lanes of State highway 50 were blocked for about 4 and a half hours.

A Gooding man’s home was damaged by fire Sunday.  Authorities say the elderly man was apparently burning weeds outside on Saturday when flames made their way inside the structure.  The man, who is deaf, wasn’t aware of the fire until neighbors rescued him. 

A three vehicle crash Friday night south of Gooding involved a Gooding County Sheriff’s vehicle.  The accident happened on Idaho Highway 46 two  miles south of Gooding.  One vehicle was stopped waiting to turn left when another vehicle struck it.  The crash then pushed a vehicle into a deputies pickup truck.  The crash closed the road for nearly two hours.  Alcohol is suspected as a contributing factor. 

Inmate Jacob Bentley who served in the Teller County Jail with Patrick Frazee who has been accused of murdering Kelsey Berreth said the defendant had asked him to solicit a prison gang he was affiliated with to murder a key witness in the case.  Bentley said Frazee wanted to murder Krystal Lee the former nurse from Twin Falls who claims she helped clean up a bloody crime scene inside Berreth’s apartment.  The prosecution rested its case.  Frazee said he will not testify.  Closing statements are set for this morning.

A judge has sentenced an Idaho doctor to seven months in prison for receipt and delivery of misbranded breast implants given to patients.  Prosecutors said 55-year-old Temp Ray Patterson was also sentenced to one year of supervised release after his prison sentence.  The former Burley doctor was ordered to pay $8,200 of restitution and a $10,000 fine.


In some sports closer to home from over the weekend, first to Girls high school basketball where Twin Falls defeated Caldwell 52 to 41.  Jerome downed Nampa 63 to 32.  Kuna outlasted Minico 37 to 31.  Kimberly defeated Canyon Ridge 53 to 43 and Gooding outlasted Dietrich 57 to 19.

The Mens Basketball from CSI the Eagles lost to Williston State 83 to 69 in Williston North Dakota.

Elsewhere in College Basketball, Washington State defeated Idaho State in Pullman yesterday afternoon 76 to 61. 

In College football Boise State Broncos took the win over New Mexico 42 to 9 Saturday night.  They next play Utah State Saturday. 

Sacramento state beat Idaho 31 to 7 Saturday and BYU won the game over Idaho State 42 to 10. 


Today:  Sun and clouds mixed. High 62F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy this evening, then becoming cloudy after midnight. Low near 40F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mostly cloudy in the Magic Valley and partly sunny in the Wood River Valley.  High: 54 Low: 31

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley with a slight chance of rain/snow showers.   High: 44 Low: 26

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley.   High: 44 Low: 22

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley.   High: 46 Low: 22

SATURDAY: Mostly sunny in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley.   High: 46 Low: 24

SUNDAY: Partly sunny in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley.   High: 45

November 18th: On this day

Born on this day in Groveton, Texas, was Jacky Ward, country music artist. Between 1972 and 1982, he charted more than fifteen singles His highest-peaking single, "A Lover's Question", reached #3 on the charts in 1978.

Born on this day, was Laura Lynch, singer-songwriter, and founding member of the Dixie Chicks. Of the Dixie Chicks' twenty-five singles, six have reached #1 on the Billboard country singles chart: Lynch left the group in 1995.

Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge appeared on the comedy-variety television series The Muppet Show. No guest star ever appeared twice on The Muppet Show, although John Denver appeared both on the show and in two specials (John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together and John Denver & the Muppets: Rocky Mountain Holiday).

The country-variety TV series, Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters was aired for the first time. Barbara Mandrell hosted this music-variety series with her younger sisters, Louise and Irelene. Also helping out was Truck Shackley & the Texas Critters, a group of Krofft puppets that included five musicians and a dog. Each week, a well-established country star made appearances.

Shania Twain released her fourth studio album Up! The album debuted at #1 on both the Top Country Albums chart and the Billboard 200, after selling 874,000 copies in its first full week of release, it then stayed in the Top 100 of the Billboard chart for more than 60 weeks.

The Johnny Cash biopic, Walk the Line, opened nationwide in the US. The movie stared Joaquin Phoenix as "The Man in Black" and Reese Witherspoon as his girlfriend (and wife-to-be) June Carter. The movie was widely praised by critics and beame a major box office hit.

Shania Twain was invested as an Officer in the Order of Canada.

Winners at the American Music Awards presented in Los Angeles included; Favorite Country Male Artist - Luke Bryan, Favorite Country Female Artist - Taylor Swift, Favorite Country Band/Duo/Group - Lady Antebellum, and Favorite Country Album - Blown Away, Carrie Underwood.