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Friday 113018

Three years after two sheriff’s deputies shot and killed a Council rancher, a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family has been settled for $2.6 million.  Adams County sheriff’s deputies Brian Wood and Cody Roland shot and killed Jack Yantis on Nov. 1, 2015, while the rancher was attempting to put down his bull that had been severely injured in a car crash.

Lori Isenberg, the former executive director of the North Idaho Housing Coalition and who is also a person of interest in her husband’s death has pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud charges.  Prosecutors allege Isenberg stole a half a million dollars starting in 2014 while director of the coalition.

Gov. Butch Otter on Thursday appointed Tim Murphy, a former Idaho State Bureau of Land Management director to replace the Fish and Game commissioner who resigned in October after photos of his African hunting trip sparked public outcry.  The governor’s office, appointment is effective immediately.

A nationwide survey of midterm voters found that about two-thirds of Mormon voters nationwide favored Republicans in the midterm elections, but approval for President Donald Trump lags behind.  The data also found that as Republican Sen. Mitt Romney prepares to join the new Congress in January, most voters in the predominantly Mormon state of Utah would like to see him stand up to the president.

More issues for the Idaho Transportation Department Driver’s License division.  While it appears wait times are getting better following a software update over the summer it appears another issue has surfaced.  One person in Caldwell said his license has the wrong picture on it.  Everything else was correct.  Officials said that probably means the picture is that of the person in front of the Caldwell resident.  The Caldwell man said the mistake is keeping him from being employed after being released from prison earlier this month for non-violent crimes. 

The Twin Falls Subaru dealership has announced plans to expand.  They have plans to move into a new building just north of Pole Line Road next year.  The move will quadruple the size of the dealership.  They currently are on Falls Avenue across the street from CSI.


In local sports, girls high school basketball from last night it was Kimberly 46 Gooding 42, Filer 34 Buhl 33, Glenns Ferry 34 Valley 32.  Shoshone beat Raft River 43 to 15.  It was Richfield over Castleford 26 to 18.

In boys high school basketball it was Lighthouse Christian 82 Hagerman 41 and Castleford outlasted Richfield 62 to 45. 



Today:  Mix of rain showers and snow, accumulations of coating to an inch. Winds: West 10-15 mph High: 39 (Mountains: 35)  Chance of precip 50%.

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy, lingering flakes. Winds: SW 10-20 mph Low: 25 (Mountains: 16)Some clouds. Low 29F.

Tomorrow:  Occasional snow showers. High 38F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 60%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Mostly cloudy, chance of snow showers. Low: 22 (Mountains: 14)

SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy, chance of a few snow showers. High: 33 Low: 19 (Mountains: 28 Low: 10)

MONDAY: Cold with sun and clouds. High: 30 Low: 15 (Mountains: 26 Low: 6)

TUESDAY: Cold with sun and clouds. High: 29 Low: 16 (Mountains: 25 Low: 9)

WEDNESDAY: Cold with sun and clouds. High: 29 Low: 17 (Mountains: 26 Low: 12)

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and cold. High: 29 Low: 10 (Mountains: 28 Low: 5)

November 30th: On this day

Born on this day in Hardy, Arkansas was Teddy Wilburn who was one half of the country music duo The Wilburn Brothers. In addition to being successful artists, the Wilburns formed the Wil-helm Talent Agency in the early 1960s and were instrumental in launching the careers of many country music legends, most notably Loretta Lynn. He died on November 24, 2003.

Glen Campbell started a five-week run at #1 on the US album chart with Wichita Lineman. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time ranked "Wichita Lineman" at #192.

Born on this day in Fort Myers, Florida, was Mindy McCready country music singer who scored the 1996 US Country #1 hit “Guys Do It All the Time,” as well as the Top Ten hits "Ten Thousand Angels" and "A Girl's Gotta Do (What a Girl's Gotta Do)." McCready was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on her front porch on 17th Feb 2013. McCready's first four studio albums yielded twelve singles on the Billboard country singles charts.

Kenny Rogers was at #1 on the country album charts with Greatest Hits, (the album reached #1 on both the Pop and Country charts in the US), and featured three singles that were not included on any of Rogers' studio albums: "Lady" (written and produced specifically for Rogers by Lionel Richie), "Love The World Away" (a top five country and top 20 pop hit that was featured on the soundtrack of the box-office smash Urban Cowboy) and "Long Arm of the Law". This was also Rogers’ third #1 album of the year. (the other two being Kenny and Gideon).

Heroes & Friends by Randy Travis was at #1 on the Country chart. Except for the title track, every song on this album is a duet with another artist. Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Kris Kristofferson, and Tammy Wynette all featured on the album.

Carrie Underwood made the final appearance on her Live 2006 tour at Colorado Springs, World Arena. The 61 date North America tour mainly consisted of performances and appearances at state and county fairs and festivals.

Glen Campbell played the final date in Napa, California on his final "Goodbye Tour", with three of his children joining him in his backup band. Campbell played more than 120 shows in 2012. Filmmaker James Keach had followed Campbell on the farewell tour for a new documentary called I'll Be Me.

Glen Campbell played the very last live performance of his lifetime when he appeared at Uptown Theatre in Napa, California. Campbell revealed his Alzheimer's diagnosis to the public in 2011, and had set out on his Goodbye Tour as a way to say farewell to his fans.

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Two vehicles’s collided near Kimberly Tuesday evening sending a teen by air ambulance to Pocatello for treatment.  ISP says the accident on U.S. 30 and 3400 east happened when a minor driver failed to yield to another vehicle.  Conditions of the others involved were not released.

Police are looking for those who witnessed a crash Saturday November 17th in the eastbound lane of I-84 near Bliss.  A pickup lost a toolbox. A car traveling behind struck the box.  The search for the owner of the toolbox is also underway.  Call the local police if you have tips.

Fire destroyed a mobile home near Rupert Tuesday night displacing two elderly women and claiming the life of two dogs.  When crews arrived the home was fully engulfed.  The residents were able to escape the flames.  They tell authorities they saw the fire start near the furnace area. 

Police in Twin Falls are looking for those responsible for vandalizing the Christmas decorations at the Twin Falls City Park.  Several strands of lights on the park trees were damaged.  Authorities hope you will call if you have tips to solve the case.

A federal grand jury in Pocatello has indicted a Fort Hall man following the beating of a trucker from Missouri at a truck stop. The grand jury indicted 23-year-old Stormy Ray Adakai on one count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

The Idaho Department of Correction has a new director. The Idaho Board of Correction appointed Josh Tewalt.

The Idaho State Capitol Christmas tree has been lighted.  Gov. Butch Otter and first lady Lori Otter took part in the lighting ceremony of the tree in front of the Statehouse in Boise.  The 35-foot blue spruce is decorated with more than 10,000 lights.

Schools and airports were on high alert Tuesday after a threat.  All law enforcement agencies across the state received an email from Homeland Security about a threat to schools and airports in Idaho.  Several school districts sent out messages alerting parents.  Jerome high school conducted a scheduled lockdown drill Wednesday morning. 


In local sports, first to Girls High School Basketball, Jerome stomped Wood River 63 to 47. 

In Boys basketball, Glenns Ferry won over Rimrock 96 to 26.  Minico won over Pocatello 76 to 66.  It was Burley 69 Canyon Ridge 45.  Jerome won over Buhl 72 to 60 and Valley outlasted Gooding 71 to 49 and it was Carey 52 Butte County 48. 


Today:  Partly cloudy early then becoming cloudy with periods of rain this afternoon. High 44F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%.

Tonight:  Rain showers this evening transitioning to snow showers overnight. Low 34F. ESE winds shifting to SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precip 50%.

Tomorrow:  Rain and snow in the morning changing to rain showers late. High 39F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precip 50%.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Evening rain and snow showers. Winds: WSW 5-10 mph Low: 21 (Mountains: 14)

SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy, chance of a few snow showers. High: 36 Low: 19 (Mountains: 29 Low: 10)

SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy, chance of a few snow showers. High: 32 Low: 18 (Mountains: 27 Low: 6)

MONDAY: Sun and clouds. High: 30 Low: 15 (Mountains: 25 Low: 3)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny skies and cold. High: 32 Low: 15 (Mountains: 26 Low: 5)

WEDNESDAY: Sun and clouds. High: 30 Low: 14 (Mountains: 25 Low: 5)

November 29th: On this day


Born on this day in Rosewood, Kentucky was Merle Travis. The American country and Western singer, songwriter known for his hit "Sixteen Tons". Travis’ guitar style became known as "Travis picking", and his songs often discussed the life and exploitation of coal miners in the lyrics. Travis who was was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970 and elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1977 died on October 20, 1983.


Born on this day in Phoenix, Arizona, was Jody Miller, country music singer who in 1965 released an answer record to Roger Miller's hit "King of the Road", titled "Queen of the House" (which became her signature hit, peaking at #5 on the country singles chart). Miller won the Grammy award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for the song in 1966.


At the 2nd Annual Grammy Awards held at Los Angeles and New York, (the first televised Grammy Award ceremony), Best Country & Western Performance went to Johnny Horton for "The Battle of New Orleans."


The Grand Ole Opry went to Carnegie Hall, for a special event which benefits the Musicians' Aid Society. Patsy Cline, Grandpa Jones, Bill Monroe, Minnie Pearl, Marty Robbins, Jim Reeves, Faron Young and The Jordanaires all appeared.


Merle Haggard was at #1 on the Country chart with "Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)". The first single from the album Let Me Tell You About a Song, became Haggard's tenth #1.


Kenny Rogers was at #1 on both the Country and Billboard charts with "Lady". Written by Lionel Richie, it became the first record of the 1980s to chart on all four of Billboard magazine's singles charts - country, Hot 100, adult contemporary and Top Black Singles.


Brooks & Dunn's 1991 album Brand New Man became the first album by a country duo to be certified quadruple-platinum. At the some time, their 1993 Hard Workin' Man album goes triple-platinum.


Taylor Swift became the first solo female artist in 20 years to headline a national stadium tour through Australia, (with the last being Madonna's Girlie Show Tour in 1993), when she kicked off the Oceania leg of her Red World Tour. Swift performed to a capacity crowd of over 40,900 fans at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia, becoming the first female artist in history to sell out the stadium since it was opened in 1988.

Wednesday 112818

The Twin Falls City Council has adopted a new code that’s designed to regulate animal traps.  At this week’s Council meeting, Sean Stanley, the city’s code enforcement coordinator asked that a subsection be added to the cruelty to animal’s code.  There has been an influx in dogs and cats being caught in traps designed to injure or kill animals.  If found within the city limits owners will face a $100 fine.

57 year old Lamont DeWitt of Twin Falls who was charged with setting a house on fire and fleeing the scene will serve at least four years in prison.  In January of 2016, DeWitt threw an object at a house that started a fire, then led police on a car chase. 

Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's daughter and White House adviser, will visit the Wilder school district this week with Apple CEO Tim Cook. The visit is part of Ivanka workforce development initiative that includes science, technology, engineering and math. Apple in 2016 donated iPads to all students and teachers in the district. The school district is one of southwestern Idaho's poorest.

The Bannock County Sheriff's office says a 16-year-old boy who was shot by a deputy in Chubbuck Friday night was running from a traffic stop and engaged in an altercation with the officer. The teen was a passenger in the vehicle. The teen survived the shooting.

The countdown to the New Year is on. In just over a month Idaho rings in 2019.  It’s the annual Idaho Potato Drop and this year there is going to be lots of fun new activities for the entire family.  The big air rail jam, a tubing hill, fireworks and music   Events kick off at 3 p.m. on New Year’s Eve on the main stage in Downtown Boise, followed by the potato rise which happens at 6 p.m.

The Environmental Protection Agency has declined to ban the use of M-44 cyanide capsules, commonly known as cyanide bombs.  In August 2017, wildlife conservation groups petitioned the EPA to outlaw the devices, which are used to kill coyotes, fox and wild dogs that pose a threat to livestock.



In local sports, first to Girls Basketball, it was Declo 46 Kimberly 40.  Minico 64 Pocatello 40.  Century beat Burley 58 to 32 and Jerome won over Canyon Ridge 43 to 21.  It was Gooding 48 Buhl 43 and Shoshone 36 over Valley 27.  Hagerman beat Wendell 50 to 29.  Dietrich won over Castleford 60 to 23 and in an overtime game it was Camas County 60 Lighthouse Christian 58.  Richfield beat Twin Falls Christian Academy 35 to 33.

In Boys Basketball it was Kimberly 45 Wood River 36.  Murtaugh 55 Hansen 42.   Twin Falls Christian Academy won over Richfield 43 to 26 and it was Lighthouse Christian 50 over Camas County 38.



Today:  Chance of morning rain showers then clouds and sunshine afternoon. Winds: West 5-10 mph High: 44 (Mountains: 37)

Tonight:  Chance of rain showers late, otherwise mostly cloudy. Winds: Light and variable Low: 32 (Mountains: 19)

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional showers in the afternoon. High near 45F. Winds E at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Possible rain and snow showers. Low: 31 (Mountains: 23)

FRIDAY: Mix of rain showers and snow. High: 39 Low: 22 (Mountains: 35 Low: 14)

SATURDAY: Mix of sunshine and clouds, colder with flurries. High: 36 Low: 19 (Mountains: 32 Low: 11)

SUNDAY: Sun and clouds, chance of snow. High: 31 Low: 18 (Mountains: 29 Low: 7)

MONDAY: Mostly sunny skies and cold. High: 30 Low: 14 (Mountains: 26 Low: 5)

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny skies and cold. High: 29 Low: 14 (Mountains: 25 Low: 5)

November 28th: On this day

The Grand Ole Opry started as the WSM Barn Dance in the new fifth-floor radio studio of the National Life & Accident Insurance Company in downtown Nashville. Some of the bands regularly on the show during its early days included Bill Monroe, the Possum Hunters (with Dr. Humphrey Bate), the Fruit Jar Drinkers, the Crook Brothers, the Binkley Brothers' Dixie Clodhoppers, Uncle Dave Macon, Sid Harkreader, Deford Bailey, Fiddlin' Arthur Smith, and the Gully Jumpers.

Born on this day in Waco, Texas, A.L. was "Doodle" Owens, country music songwriter and singer He had a long songwriting partnership with Dallas Frazier, with whom he wrote "All I Have to Offer You (Is Me)" (1969), "(I'm So) Afraid of Losing You Again" (1969), I Can't Believe That You've Stopped Loving Me"(1970) and "Then Who Am I" (1974), all #1 country hits for Charley Pride. In the 1980s Owens wrote many songs with fellow songwriter Dennis Knutson for George Jones and other artists. Owens died on Nov 28 1999.

"Once a Day," by Connie Smith, started an eight-week stay at #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. To date, it is the longest-running chart topper by a solo female act and was the first debut single by a female country artist to reach #1. The song also held the record for the most weeks spent at #1 by a female country artist until it was surpassed by by Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" in December 2012.

Charlie Rich recorded "Behind Closed Doors" which went on to give Rich his first #1 hit on the country charts. Written by Kenny O'Dell, some radio stations banned the record initially as being too racy.

Garth Brooks was at #1 on the US Country chart with Scarecrow, his ninth studio album. Singles released from this album include "Beer Run (B Double E Double Are You In?)" a duet with George Jones, "Wrapped Up in You", and "Squeeze Me In" a duet with Trisha Yearwood. It was the last album by Brooks before his ten-year hiatus.

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Fire destroyed a recreational vehicle home yesterday morning in Jerome.  The fire in the 800 block of West B was reported just after 11am.  No injuries were reported and the one resident has been referred to the Red Cross to assist him.  Two dogs were found dead in the burned out home.

Rupert has a new Ice Skating rink that is purely synthetic.  Officials say it doesn’t have to be cold.  They are used year around in some locations.  It will be open through February 16th near the city’s Square.

Security is on the minds of officials at the Idaho State School for the Deaf and Blind in Gooding.  Many of the students not only attend school they spend the week living in the dorms.  School officials would like to remodel.  The cost is projected to reach over a million dollars.

43 year old Gary Lynn Gaither of Twin Falls could spend up to 50 years in prison after being charged with beating and threatening people with a shotgun.  He has pleaded guilty to two felony charges.  He claims to have been drunk at the time and doesn’t recall the incident.  He will be sentenced February 11.

Twin Falls authorities with the County Jail and the fire department are continuing to investigate what caused the smell of something hot or burning at the detention center Saturday.  When the smell was noted, deputies moved 32 males and 16 females into the main detention area.  Some were sent to Jerome and Cassia County jails.

Governor Butch Otter’s post-election farewell tour is underway.  The 76-year-old Otter is wrapping up 12 years as governor -- a rare feat. He's tied with Gov. Robert Smylie, and one term short of Gov. Cecil Andrus, Idaho's longest-serving chief executive.

Oregon is providing more abortions than its residents receive, a sign the state's abortion laws are less restrictive than in some neighboring states.  Reports show Oregon residents underwent 7,847 abortion procedures in 2015, out of a total of 8,610 abortions performed within the state - about 11.2 percent of abortions in Oregon were for out-of-state residents.  For comparison, in Idaho, 1,272 abortions were performed.

Today:  Cloudy this morning. A few showers developing during the afternoon. High near 45F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Tonight: Rain showers early becoming a steady light rain overnight. Low 37F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

Tomorrow:  Partly cloudy skies.  Few scattered rain showers. High 46F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

TOMORROW NIGHT: Scattered rain showers. Winds: Light and variable Low: 28 (Mountains: 19)

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy, chance of a few rain showers. High: 44 Low: 27 (Mountains: 37 Low: 20)

FRIDAY: Possible rain and snow showers High: 40 Low: 22 (Mountains: 36 Low: 14)

SATURDAY: Scattered snow showers, mostly cloudy. High: 37 Low: 25 (Mountains: 33 Low: 14)

SUNDAY: Mix of sunshine and clouds, possible flurries. High: 33 Low: 17 (Mountains: 30 Low: 8)

MONDAY: Partly sunny skies. High: 29 Low: 16 (Mountains: 27 Low: 5)

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy. Afternoon rain showers likely in the valleys. Chance of afternoon snow showers in the mountains.

High: 43 Low: 29 (Mountains: High: 37 Low: 22)

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers in the valleys and chance of snow showers in the mountains.

High: 40 Low: 23 (Mountains: High: 36 Low: 15)

SATURDAY: Cloudy. Snow showers likely in the valleys and mountains. Cold.

High: 36 Low: 23 (Mountains: High: 32 Low: 14)

SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the valleys and mountains.

High: 34 Low: 21 (Mountains: High: 30 Low: 11)

November 27th: On this day

Born on this day, in Brooklyn, New York, was Eddie Rabbitt, singer-songwriter and musician who as a songwriter in the late 1960s, wrote such hits as "Kentucky Rain" for Elvis Presley in 1970 and "Pure Love" for Ronnie Milsap. Rabbitt also had the 1976 US #1 Country hit with "Drinkin' My Baby (Off My Mind)”. He died from lung cancer at the age of 56 on 7th May 1998.

Born on this day, was Sammy Creason, American session drummer who played with many artists including Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Delbert McClinton, Rita Coolidge, Billy Swan, Hoyt Axton, Gene Clark, Jimmy Buffett, and Jerry Jeff Walker. Creason died on 21 December 1995.

Johnny Cash was at #1 on the US Country chart with At San Quentin a recording of a live concert given to the inmates of San Quentin State Prison. The album was nominated for a number of Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year and won Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "A Boy Named Sue."

Special guests on this week's syndicated US music television series The Glen Campbell Music Show included Rita Coolidge who performed "Something 'Bout You Baby I Like" and then with Glen Campbell played "Orange Blossom Special" and "I Believe".

Sling Blade, set in rural Arkansas, written and directed by Billy Bob Thornton, opened in American movie theaters. The picture featured Dwight Yoakam in a prominent role, along with Billy Bob Thornton, Robert Duvall and Tex Ritter's son, John Ritter. The movie won Billy Bob Thornton an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Alan Jackson was at #1 on the US country chart with When Somebody Loves You. His ninth studio album produced the singles: "Where I Come From", "www.memory", "When Somebody Loves You", and "It's Alright to Be a Redneck."

Reba McEntire was nominated for a People's Choice Award for her acting in the TV series Reba. During its five seasons on the Friday night lineup, it often ranked 4th in its timeslot, with a few episodes bringing in over 5 million viewers. Reba was broadcast worldwide in over 30 different countries.

During a Thanksgiving Day game at Texas Stadium in Irving, Toby Keith performed "Beer For My Horses," “Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue" and "How Do You Like Me Now?!"

Rosanne Cash was admitted to New York's Presbyterian Hospital for brain surgery. The surgery was successful, though recovery was slow, and in March 2008 she was forced to cancel her spring tour dates for further recuperation.

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Idaho Freedom foundation is asking the Idaho Supreme Court to overturn the voter-approved expansion of Medicaid Coverage to Potentially more than 60-thouand low-income adults across the state.  The group takes issue with the wording of the proposition, arguing that it cedes too much control to the federal government and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

Should the Gideons be allowed to pass out bibles in the Filer School District after school hours?  Some are concerned.  The distribution happened earlier this month and officials from the district said they simply announced to the intermediate school that anyone wanting a bible could stop by the lunchroom after hours.  The superintendent of the district has said they won’t be allowed on school property again.

The College Of Southern Idaho Foundation is hoping to provide financial assistance to 50-percent of the students by 2020.  That’s what was reported to the board earlier this month.  The foundation has about 40-9 million dollars in assets.

Two men who attacked police in Twin Falls last week have been arraigned on a variety of charges.  21 year old Tyler Jay Parsons has been charged with grand theft, possession of a stolen vehicle and two counts of assault or battery.  30 year old Kevin Volk of Washington State has been charged with assault, DUI, malicious injury to property, possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia.  Parsons allegedly spit on an officer and kicked him in the chest.  Volk is accused of pushing at a Kimberly Police officer. 

The battle over a new law that creates a list of what lawmakers deem to be complications of abortion and requires health professionals to report when they occurred now awaits a judgment from a federal appeals court. A federal lawsuit against the state of Idaho over the law, which went into effect on July 1, has been put on hold while the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals considers a judge's ruling rejecting a preliminary injunction against the legislation.

An eastern Idaho man who authorities say intentionally sprayed two employees fixing a gas leak with an insect killer is charged with felony aggravated battery by use of poison. Forty-six-year-old John D. Stuart of Idaho Falls late last month pleaded not guilty and requested a public defender.

A 50-year-old Boise man who killed two Nampa residents while fleeing from police has pleaded guilty to two counts of felony vehicular manslaughter. Joseph Michael Sena pleaded guilty in Court.


In some regional sports, college football, number 18 Utah topped BYU 35-27 Saturday night.  It was Boise State winning their game over Utah State 33-24.  That gives the broncos a shot at the Mountain West Title.

In High School Boys basketball Wendell will play Castleford today, elsewhere Bliss travels to Gooding to play the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind and the Twin Falls Christian Academy plays Jackpot Nevada.

As for the girls, Hansen is at Hagerman and Bliss in Gooding to play the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind.


Today:  Sunny to partly cloudy. High 44F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy early followed by cloudy skies overnight. Low 28F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain after 11am in the Magic Valley and a chance of snow in the Wood River Valley.   High: 46 (Mountains: 39)

TOMORROW NIGHT: Cloudy. Chance of rain will persist until midnight in the Magic Valley, and snow will be likely in the Wood River Valley. Low: 33 (Mountains: 26)

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain in the Magic Valley, and a chance of snow in the Wood River Valley.  High: 45 Low: 30 (Mountains: High: 41 Low: 23)

THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain in the Magic Valley. And a chance of snow in the Wood River Valley.  High: 42 Low: 29 (Mountains: 38 Low: 25)

FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain in the Magic Valley, and slight chance of snow in the Wood River Valley.   High: 40 Low: 24 (Mountains: 36 Low: 18)

SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain in the Magic Valley and slight chance of snow in the Wood River Valley.   High: 37 Low:26 (Mountains: 31 Low: 16)

SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain in the Magic Valley and slight chance of snow in the Wood River Valley.   High: 37 (Mountains: High: 32)

November 26th: On this day


Johnny Cash, made his debut on the US country chart when "Cry! Cry! Cry!" made it to #14. His next seven singles would all make the country top 10, with "I Walk the Line" and "There You Go" both hitting #1.


Born on this day in Dotson, Texas was singer Linda Davis who scored three minor country singles as one half of the duo Skip & Linda. As a solo artist Davis has recorded five studio albums, her highest chart entry was "Does He Love You", her 1993 duet with Reba McEntire, which reached #1 on the Billboard country charts and won both singers the Grammy for Best Country Vocal Collaboration. Davis is the wife of the country singer Lang Scott and the mother of Hillary Scott, the co-lead singer of Lady Antebellum.


Born on this day in Rogers, Arkansas, was Joe Nichols, country music artist. Nichols has released seven studio albums which have produced fourteen Top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including the #1 singles "Brokenheartsville," "Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off" and "Gimmie That Girl" as well as five other Top Ten entries.


Garth Brooks was at #1 on the US Country chart with his fourth studio album The Chase. The album featured his version of the Little Feat song "Dixie Chicken", and "Night Rider's Lament" the classic cowboy song that had been previously recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker and Chris LeDoux.


Curb Records released Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors, the singers eighth album and the first to feature his band The Dancehall Doctors. Two songs from the album featured in the movie Black Cloud, which starred McGraw.


Glen Campbell issued an public apology to his family and fans after being arrested on charges of driving drunk and kicking a police officer."Yesterday, I was arrested and put in jail," he said in a statement issued through his publicist. "Even at my age, I learned a valuable lesson. I apologize to my wife, my family, my friends and my fans."


Willie Nelson was arrested for possession of six ounces of marijuana found in his tour bus while travelling from Los Angeles to Texas. He was released after paying bail of $2,500. Prosecutor Kit Bramblett supported not sentencing Nelson to jail due to the amount of marijuana being small, but suggested instead a $100 fine and told Nelson that he would have him sing "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" for the court.


American country and bluegrass artists Chris Stapleton was at No.1 on the US album chart with Traveller. The album was later named Album of the Year at the 2015 Country Music Association Awards.

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One person is dead after fighting with an Idaho State Police trooper.  Authorities say that Monday afternoon, a trooper attempted to initiate a traffic stop in Ada County.  The suspect began fighting and the trooper discharged his weapon.  The suspect was declared dead at the scene.

The city of Twin Falls is asking – should they ban smoking from bars, parks and golf courses?  When they were presented with the idea at this week’s council meeting, it was met with some concerns.  Smoke Free Idaho is suggesting the city reduce second hand smoke.  City Manager Travis Rothweiler wants to gather ideas then present them to the city council at a future meeting. 

29 year old Daniel Lynn Seal of Rupert has been charged with felony child enticement.  Police say an undercover officer posed as a 15 year old teen girl and Seal responded to a post from the profile.  A preliminary hearing is set for December 5th in Minidoka County Magistrate court.

Just before 1 am this morning the Idaho State Police investigated a single vehicle crash that claimed the life of one person.  The accident happened just south of Hazelton on I-84.  The driver of a 1996 Honda Accord lost control and rolled into the median.  The driver was ejected and died at the scene.

Authorities spent much of yesterday dealing with a man who barricaded himself in his home.  Twin Falls County Deputies arrived at 11 am to serve an eviction order at a home in the 100 block of Addison Avenue East.  When they discovered he was not coming out of the residence, those living nearby were evacuated.


U.S. Health officials are asking people to avoid eating romaine lettuce due to a E. Coli outbreak that has sickened 32 people in 11 states.  The strain identified is different than the one linked to romaine earlier this year. 


Idaho Gov.-elect Brad Little has named his campaign manager as his chief of staff. Little says Zach Hauge knows how to best assist Little in carrying his goals for Idaho.




In local sports, Girls Basketball, Jerome beat Kimberly 46 to 39.  It was Minico 66 Canyon Ridge 26.  It was Buhl 43 Declo 30.  Valley 50 Wendell 39.  Raft River 49 Hansen 44 and Shoshone 40, Carey 32.  Elsewhere it was Dietrich 43 Glenns Ferry 13 and Lighthouse Christian 47 Castleford 44. 



Today:  Partly cloudy. High 54F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  Cloudy with occasional rain and snow late. Low 37F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.


Tomorrow:  Mostly rain showers, possible mix of rain snow. Winds: West 5-15 mph High: 48 (Mountains: 39)


TOMORROW NIGHT: Rain showers with mountains snow showers. Winds: WSW 5-15 mph. Low: 34 (Mountains: 25)


FRIDAY: Valley rain showers and mountain snow showers. High: 46 Low: 27 (Mountains: 38 Low: 18)


SATURDAY: Chance of AM snow - afternoon sunshine. High: 38 Low: 20 (Mountains: 34 Low: 10)


SUNDAY: Mix of sunshine and clouds. High: 39 Low: 19 (Mountains: 32 Low: 12)


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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.

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