November 19, 2018: What to Know 

  • Bingo Barnes
  • Federal investigators, including officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, remain on the scene of a hazardous waste site in Owyhee County where one man was killed Nov. 17 and three others were injured. Officials with US Ecology said Monte Green of Grand View was working as an equipment operator at the time of an explosion at the facility, which is about 50 miles south of Boise.
  • Emergency responders were on the scene of an explosion in Garden City this morning. KTVB reports that a travel trailer exploded around 7:30 a.m. on Murray Street near Chinden Boulevard. There were no injuries to immediately report. Ada County Dispatch said that the blast was believed to be propane-related.

  • Climate change is threatening a key element of America's arsenal: the Norfolk Navy Shipyard. NBC News reports that rising seas could trigger "catastrophic damage" to the shipyard where the nation's first warship was built in 1799. 

  • All eyes are on the forecast as travelers prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday rush. The National Weather Service Office in Boise says we can expect significant precipitation by late Thanksgiving Day, continuing through the holiday weekend.
  • The New York Times reports that the outcome of a new study could lead to the approval of a drug that significantly lessens reactions to peanuts by those with severe allergies. Experts say the drug has "lifesaving" potential.

  • Keurig, the company that revolutionized single-serving coffee, will soon roll out something called the Drinkworks Home Bar. Keurig says the new machine will be able to make margaritas, Cosmopolitans, daiquiris, mojitos and gin & tonics. Food & Wine magazine says the device will sell for $299, no pods included.
  • Nothing divides America quite like stuffing. While most of America can, for the most part, agree on how to cook a turkey, stuffing recipes vary as widely as the nation itself. In fact, Food & Wine says five states prefer the word "dressing" instead of stuffing: Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

  • Amazon Prime announced this morning that its members will be able to buy tickets to screenings of the much-anticipated film Aquaman that will take place a full week before the film hits theaters for general audiences on Friday, Dec. 21.

  • The ceremony has never been televised, but the Motion Picture Academy's Governors Awards is one of the most star-studded events of the year. USA Today says last night's ceremony didn't disappoint as Lady Gaga, Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman and Melissa McCarthy walked the red carpet. They, and many of Hollywood's other elite, were there to bestow honorary Oscars on actress Cicely Tyson, composer Lalo Schifrin, producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall and publicist Marvin Levy.
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