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Twin Falls commissioners are moving on with plans that would move the Snake River Youth Detention facility to the third floor of the county west building.  Officials say the remodel would allow the county to move the youth court system to the facility to go along with several other youth services already there.  It would also help ease some of the pressure felt in the downtown jail commissioners say.

Idaho Fish and Game are looking for who is responsible for dumping 154 snow geese, Canada geese and mallards in piles along Idaho highway 46 just north of the Gooding and Camas County Line.  The birds were dumped before November 15th. It appears they were poached and fish and game is asking anyone who can help in their investigation to call their office.

A request for a new trial from 63-year-old Mark Lankford who was convicted three times in the killing of a Texas couple in 1983 was denied by Nez Perce County Judge Jay Gaskill.  Lankford requested the new trial after a jury convicted him of first-degree murder Sept. 20 in the death of Cheryl and Robert Bravence in the Idaho County backcountry in June 1983.  Lankford was sentenced to two life sentences without parole Oct. 25 after being incarcerated for more than 35 years.

Doug Manchester a San Diego businessman with ties to Idaho is under the White House scrutiny after allegations he may have been part of a federal "pay-to-play" scheme.  Manchester is the founder of Manchester Financial Group, which previously owned the Whitetail Club and Shore Lodge in McCall.  He was in the running to become U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas until recent allegations about possible illegal activity put a halt to that. 

The Bureau of Land Management will be conducting the Trout Springs Jackpot Prescribed Burn in Owyhee County between late November and January.  The Prescribed Burn is located on Juniper Mountain, 36 miles southeast of Jordan Valley, Oregon. The planned prescribed fire will target 137 acres of downed juniper trees. 

69 year old Arthur Francis Callery of Shoshone is facing a felony charge of possession of Meth following a traffic stop in Blaine County late Tuesday.  He was stopped for speeding on U.S. Highway 20 west of Picabo when the drug dog alerted on the vehicle. 


In girls High School Basketball from last night Buhl defeated Canyon Ridge 39 to 32.  Jerome downed Pocatello 49 to 35.  Buhl beat Canyon Ridge 39 to 32.  Lighthouse Christian took Castleford 68 to 30.  It was Declo 54 Valley 39.  Murtaugh defeated Shoshone 47 to 24.  It was Oakley defeating Dietrich 45 to 44 and Camas County handed Wendell a loss with 56 to 38.  Hagerman Defeated Twin Falls Christian 41 to 10 and Highland defeated Minico 58 to 29. 


Today:  Sunshine. High near 50F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Clear skies. Low near 25F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly sunny skies. High: 47. Low: 26.

SUNDAY: Partly sunny skies and breezy High: 50. Low: 27.

MONDAY: Partly sunny skies with a chance of snow and rain showers. Windy and colder. High: 37. Low: 18.

TUESDAY:  Mostly cloudy skies with isolated snow showers and breezy. High: 35. Low: 22.

WEDNESDAY:  Mostly cloudy skies with a chance of snow showers. High: 32. Low: 18.

THURSDAY (Thanksgiving):  Mostly cloudy with isolated snow showers. High: 29.

November 22nd: On this day

Born on this day was record producer and guitarist John Jennings. He was best known for his work with Mary Chapin Carpenter as well as working with Indigo Girls, the Rankin Family, Cheryl Wheeler, Iris DeMent, and George Jones. Jennings died of kidney cancer on October 16, 2015 aged 62.

Little Jimmy Dickens was at #1 on the Country chart with the novelty song, "May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose." Neal Merritt, who wrote the song, said it was inspired by one of the many comic putdowns uttered by host Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show.

John Denver was at #1 on the US Country chart with Windsong his ninth album which contained the songs "I'm Sorry" and "Calypso," which comprised a two-sided hit for Denver in the fall of 1975.

Filmed in and around Memphis, Johnny Cash's 1982 Christmas TV Special A Merry Memphis Christmas was recorded. The show included guest appearances by June Carter-Cash, Rosanne Cash, Crystal Gayle, Eddie Rabbitt, the gospel group Mighty Clouds Of Joy and Jack Clements.

Toby Keith released "How Do You Like Me Now?!", the second single from the album How Do You Like Me Now?!. The song spent five weeks at #1 on the Billboard US Hot Country Songs chart.

Tim McGraw made his first appearance on the American late-night live television sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live.

Taylor Swift won five trophies, including Artist of the Year, during the American Music Awards, telecast on ABC from Los Angeles.

Keith Urban successfully underwent surgery for the removal of a vocal cord growth called a polyp. As a result of the surgery, Urban was told not to speak for the next three weeks.

Taylor Swift was at #1 on the US Country chart with her fourth studio album Red. At the 56th Grammy Awards, Red was nominated for Best Country Album and Album of the Year, marking Swift's second nomination for Album of the Year at the Grammys, following her 2010 victory with Fearless. Making Swift the third woman behind Barbra Streisand and Bonnie Raitt to receive an Album of the Year nomination after already winning before. It also made her the youngest artist at 23 to be nominated twice.