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Monday 030518

The Burley City Council will hear a proposal for changing the city ordinance about types of roads they can build.  The city is in discussion with Franklin Building supply who is concerned a proposed road near their business will cause problems with the stores main entrance.  The meeting tomorrow is not a public hearing.

Griselda Coronado, A former Chobani employee is suing the company, claiming she was discriminated against because of a physical disability.  Court documents state Coronado began working for Chobani in 2013 and has a “physical impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities.” She was eventually fired.

An Idaho House panel has advanced a proposal designed to prevent people with misdemeanor domestic violence convictions from owning or purchasing a gun. If approved, the bill would make it a misdemeanor for people convicted of domestic violence to possess a firearm within two years of that assault.

A group of Idaho lawmakers has signed off on a proposal declaring pornography a public health risk.  The resolution does not call for a ban but rather urges state agencies and local officials to recognize the need for education, research and possible policy changes to protect Idahoans particularly teenagers from pornography.

A bill that would partially forgive student loans for rural teachers is on to the House floor for amendments.  This bill is the brain child of Rep. Sally Toone of Gooding.

An Idaho Falls man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting and killing his friend.  37-year-old Justin Sarbaum was accused of fatally shooting 32-year-old Tyson Tew in January 2017 after argument turned physical. Sarbaum says he acted in self-defense after Tew had punched him multiple times.

Idaho's Senate has approved legislation that would codify existing case law surrounding protections for a person who uses deadly force.  If approved, the bill would expand the definition of justifiable homicide to include defending one's place of employment or an occupied vehicle not just their home.

Idaho's House has approved legislation banning local cities and counties from adopting residential building code provisions that are more stringent than those already approved by the state.  Some say the current system is too confusing and too difficult for contractors to navigate.

Today:  Sun and clouds mixed. High near 40F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  A clear sky. Low 19F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow:  Sunny. High 43F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly Sunny

HIGH: 46 (Mountains: 40)

THURSDAY: Scattered Showers

HIGH: 51 (Mountains: 41)

FRIDAY: Scattered Showers

HIGH: 46 (Mountains: 43)

SATURDAY: Sunny

HIGH: 49 (Mountains: 41)

SUNDAY: Partly Sunny

HIGH: 52 (Mountains: 44)

Top of Form

March 5th: On this day

1963
Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copus and Hawkshaw Hawkins were all killed when the plane they were travelling in flew into severe weather and crashed in a forest near Camden, Tennessee, 90 miles from the destination. The Country artists had left for Nashville in a Piper Comanche piloted by Copas' son-in-law (and Cline's manager), Randy Hughes. The three had perfromed at a benefit concert at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas for the family of disc jockey Cactus Jack Call, who had died the previous December in an automobile accident.

1973
Born on this day in Amarillo, Texas, was Trent Willmon, country music artist, who scored the 2006 top 20 album A Little More Livin'.

1980
The film Coal Miner's Daughter debuted in Nashville, and soon became the #1 box office hit in the United States. The film starred Sissy Spacek as Loretta Lynn and Tommy Lee Jones as her husband Mooney Lynn. The film received seven Academy Award nominations, winning a Best Actress Oscar for Spacek.

1983
CMT was launched at 6:19 PM CST. Originally called CMTV but always "Country Music Television." (The "V" was dropped in response to a complaint by competitor MTV), CMT beat its chief competitor, The Nashville Network (TNN), on the air by two days. CMT was positioned to play country music videos 24 hours a day, seven days a week, while TNN was geared toward programming lending itself to a "country lifestyle". The very first video clip to air on CMT was a performance clip of country music legend Faron Young's classic 1971 hit, "It's Four in the Morning".

2009
Taylor Swift made her primetime television TV acting debut, in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Haley Jones. Unfortunately, the singer was stabbed in the heart with a pair of scissors. Over 20 million viewers watched the episode.

2012
Lionel Richie released Tuskegee which featured 13 of his hit songs performed as duets with country stars including Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles, Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, Billy Currington, Little Big Town, Shania Twain, Kenny Rogers, Willie Nelson and Jimmy Buffett. The album became his first #1 album for more than 25 years.

2013
Connie Sanders King was charged with both felony and premeditated first-degree murder in the death of country music manager Thomas Colucci at their Coffee County, Tennessee, home. Colucci had worked with country singer Jo Dee Messina. The 37-year-old woman who masterminded the fatal shooting of her fiancee by her estranged husband had maintained for eight months he was the victim of a random home invasion.