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A Friday night plane crash near the Jackpot airport has claimed the life of two people.  Killed were Mike and Robin Quinn from Ririe.  A facebook post by the couple’s daughter identified the victims.  The FAA and the NTSA will investigate the crash scene.

Former Lincoln county sheriff Rene Rodriguez has been found guilty of six counts ranging from sexual abuse of a minor, lewd conduct with a minor and rape.  Sentencing is set for March 20th.  He faces life in prison. 

Twin Falls attorney Nicole Cannon has been charged with driving while under the influence.  The 49 year old appeared before Judge Ted Israel in Twin Falls.  She was stopped in the 1800 block of Pole line road.  A test indicated a .251 and .232.  That’s three times the legal .08 level.  Cannon was a Magistrate Judge in Twin Falls County from 2011 to 2012. She resigned after being charged with driving under the influence in Ada County.

Brandon Curtiss, a former leader of the 3-percent militia group has pleaded guilty to grand theft after he cheated 19 clients from his former property management company out of about $100-thousand dollars. That, according to prosecutors.  The 45 year old pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement.  That will bar him from possessing firearms.

The Fall 2019 reading scores for statewide schools have been released.  42.3 percent of kindergartners scored at grade level while 64 percent of third graders scored at grade levels.  There were no southern Idaho schools in the top five.  Meanwhile Jerome, Shoshone and Wendell all were at the bottom of the list. 

The Twin Falls city council will discuss being a sister city with Obihiro City in Japan at tonight’s city council meeting.  According to information on the Council’s agenda the tradition began after World War II with the hope that forming a closer bond to foreign neighbors would prevent future conflict.  Now the relationships, according to tonight’s agenda will be for tourism expansion, business partnerships and economic investment. 


In sports closer to home from the weekend, first to Girls High School Basketball, Twin Falls defeated Ridgevue 52 to 20.  It was Snake River 46 Buhl 26 and Preston defeated Canyon Ridge75 to 38.  Blackfoot defeated Burley 55 to 43. 

To the CSI games first for the women, they beat North Idaho College 74 to 62.  The men won their game over Central Wyoming College 77 to 68. 

Idaho took the win from Walla Walla University 100 to 50 Saturday night. 

In college football, Idaho took Northern Arizona 60 to 53 in an overtime game and Weber State won their game and a share of the Big Sky Conference title with a 38 to 10 win over Idaho State.


Today:  Snow along with gusty winds this morning. Then becoming partly cloudy this afternoon. High 39F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of snow 50%.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy skies. Low near 25F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.

Tomorrow:  Partly sunny with a chance of p.m. snow in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible in the Magic Valley and new snow accumulation of 3-5 inches possible in the Wood River Valley.   High: 35 Low: 26

WEDNESDAY: Cloudy with a chance of snow showers in both the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley. New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible in the Magic Valley and new snow accumulation of 2-4 inches possible in the Wood River Valley.   High: 36 Low: 24

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers in both the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley.  High: 31 Low: 18

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in both the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley. High: 23 Low: 9

SATURDAY: Partly sunny in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley with a slight chance of snow showers.   High: 22 Low: 6

SUNDAY: Partly sunny in the Magic Valley and Wood River Valley. High: 24

November 25th: On this day

Born on this day, was songwriter and keyboardist, Bobby Wood who wrote Crystal Gayle's "Half The Way" and Ronnie Milsap's "He Got You" as well as recording with Kris Kristofferson, Garth Brooks, George Jones, and Tammy Wynette.

Born on this day in Newmarket, Ontario, was Steven Lee Olsen, Canadian country music artist who has written songs for American singers Craig Morgan, The Judds, and Melissa Lawson.

Garth Brooks released his seventh studio album, Sevens which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, and on the Top Country Albums chart. The album also topped the Country album charts in Britain for several months and crossed over into the mainstream pop charts. His duet with Trisha Yearwood, "In Another's Eyes", won the Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals at the Grammy Awards of 1998. Sevens was nominated for the Best Country Album Grammy the following year.

Glen Campbell was arrested in Phoenix Arizona with a blood alcohol level of .20 after his BMW struck a Toyota Camry. He was charged with 'extreme' drunk driving, hit and run, and assaulting a police officer. A police officer reported that while in custody, Campbell hummed his hit "Rhinestone Cowboy" repeatedly.

Garth Brooks released The Limited Series, his second box set to be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores. The set contained his previous two studio albums, Sevens and Scarecrow; plus his Double Live album; The Lost Sessions, a new album of previously unreleased material; and an All Access DVD containing behind-the-scenes footage of his concerts. The Limited Series is Brooks' first box set to be released under his label, Pearl Records; he had left his longtime label, Capitol Records, earlier in the year.