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Thursday 112119

The trial for former Lincoln county sheriff Rene Rodriguez is underway in Hailey.  The 41 year old was indicted by a grand jury on seven felony counts of sexual abusing an underage girl between 2005 and 2014.  Court records it began when the child was 9 years old.  The trial is expected to last four days with the prosecution set to call seven witnesses.

Hundreds of trustees from around the state set lobbying priorities for the Idaho School Boards Association wrapping up their annual conference.  Three resolutions did not pass. One, a proposed cap on charter school facilities, was among the most heavily debated resolutions of the day.  The resolution, proposed limiting the number of charter schools to one per 25,000 school district residents.

A U.S. appeals court has ruled that FMC corporation, a Philadelphia-based agribusiness company that left millions of tons of toxic waste on tribal land near Pocatello must pay the tribes nearly $20 million plus $1.5 million annually.  For 50 years the plant turned phosphate into fertilizer.  They produced 22 million tons of waste on the Shoshone Bannock tribes Fort Hall Indian Reservation.  They closed in 2001.

CSI has received a 1-point 1 million dollar grant to help address a statewide teacher shortage through an alternative certification program.  The program is designed for teachers without a certificate or hoping to change their certificate, and for career changers or paraprofessionals who want to become fully accredited teachers.

The FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice has opened a new data center in Pocatello.  The expansion adds 140-thousand square feet to the FBI facility.  The center provides telecommunications and database support for agency field services throughout the country.

The person that was shot after pulling a knife on police Tuesday night in Preston has died.  Police were called to the Stokes grocery store about 8:30 p.m. When they arrived they found a man who brandished the knife.  They shot him with a Taser.  That failed to stop him so they shot him with a gun. 


In local girls high school basketball, Lighthouse Christian took the win from Richfield yesterday 57 to 20. 

On the college level, It was the Men of Boise State winning their game against BYU in Overtime 72 to 68. 

On the schedule tomorrow, Idaho State travels to California to take on Santa Clara College.  That game is 8 pm from the Leavey center in Santa Clara California. 


Today:  Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 46F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Mainly clear skies. Low 26F. Winds light and variable.

Tomorrow:  Mostly sunny skies. High: 47. Low: 24.

SATURDAY: Partly sunny skies. High: 47. Low: 25.

SUNDAY: Partly sunny skies and breezy. High: 48. Low: 25.

MONDAY: Mostly cloudy skies with a chance of snow showers and breezy. High: 38. Low: 19.

TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance of snow showers, especially for the morning. High: 36. Low: 20.

WEDNESDAY:  Mostly cloudy with snow showers. Breezy and chilly. High: 32.

November 21st: On this day

Born on this day in Paul's Valley, Oklahoma, was Jean Shepard, honky tonk singer, songwriter, who has scored the hits "Second Fiddle (To An Old Guitar)," "A Satisfied Mind" and a Ferlin Husky duet, "A Dear John Letter." In 2005, Shepard celebrated 50 years as a member of the Opry and is the longest-living female member of the Opry to date. She died on September 25, 2016 aged 82.

Born on this day near Magna, Utah, was Kelsi Osborn. With sisters Kristyn and Kassidy, she formed SHeDAISY, whose 1999 debut album, The Whole SHeBANG, wom them a nomination from the Academy of Country Music for top new duet or group. Their hits include "Little Good-Byes," "This Woman Needs", "I Will But", "Don't Worry 'bout a Thing".

Merle Haggard released the single "Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star" as the first single from the album Chill Factor. "Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star" was the last of Merle Haggard's thirty-four #1 singles as a solo artist.

Alabama were at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with a song written by Roger Murrah and Randy VanWarme "I'm In A Hurry (And Don't Know Why)."

Garth Brooks released his sixth studio album Fresh Horses which peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart, and #1 on the Top Country Albums chart. The album had a worldwide radio ban until it was available to buy. Only the two singles issued ("She's Every Woman" and "The Fever") were allowed to be played before this date, the latter of which was a new country-rock version of an old Aerosmith song).

Rodney Atkins was arrested in Tennessee for domestic violence after his wife, Tammy Jo, accused him of trying to smother her with a pillow. She called police after the couple had a heated alcohol-fueled row, which resulted in the singer being taken into custody and booked onto a nearby jail. He was later released upon posting $2,500 bail. Shortly after the incident, Atkins filed a petition to divorce Tammy, who appeared in his "Farmer's Daughter" video.