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Thursday 030818

The Twin Falls School District Superintendent told the city council the plans to renew the plant facility levy.  The renewal is presented to voters every 10 years and has been in place since 1958.  If approved, it will generate 3.3-million a year.

A jury trial is underway in Twin Falls County district court for 33 year old William Jansen.  He’s the former Twin Falls Police officer who’s charged with four counts of lewd conduct with a minor under 16.

The Magic Valley cinema 13 at the Magic Valley Mall says they plan to expand with six new theaters and a new large format auditorium that’s similar to an IMAX.  The cinema also plans to add beer, wine and expanded food services. 

Senator Lee Heider of Twin Falls came under fire earlier this week when he moved a committee meeting to meet privately in his office.  They were discussing a bill that would legalize oil extracted from cannabis plants for medical purposes.  The action was a potential violation of the open meeting law. 

The flu season appears to be far from over as fatalities continued to go up.  So far 78 Idaho residents have died.  Compare that to last year with 72 deaths.  The average is 23.

Idaho House members have signaled they have little desire this year to consider legislation that would provide low-income women access to important health and family planning services.  If passed, the bill to the state would be 3 point 3 million dollars.

The Minidoka county prosecutor has cleared three Idaho State Police detectives of wrongdoing in a March 2017 shooting of a woman.  Prosecutor Lance Stevenson cleared the detectives following the shooting of 21-year-old Shaylee Williamson, who survived the encounter in Pocatello.

A bill backed by Idaho's top schools chief to develop a new rural schools network has once again failed to clear the Legislature. For the third year in a row, state lawmakers blocked a proposal to form a three-year pilot project in which rural schools would collaborate and share resources.



A proposal that would require doctors to inform women seeking medical abortions that drug-induced abortions may be halted halfway through is on its way to the Idaho House. Proponents of the idea say doctors can give a woman the hormone progesterone to stop an abortion after she has taken the first of two medications needed to complete the abortion.

A 27-year-old Boise man has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for unlawful possession of a firearm. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Boise says Michael Jeffrey Sanders received the sentence of four years and 10 months in U.S. District Court.

28 year old Ethan Windom who as a 16 year old, received a life sentence for killing his mother will be resentenced following two U.S. Supreme Court rulings concerning the sentencing of juveniles.  He will have the chance to challenge the life sentence he received after stabbing and beating his 42-year-old mother, Judy Windom, to death in 2007.

Both Sandpoint police officers in northern Idaho wounded in a shootout have been released from hospitals. One officer was wounded in his hand and neck and the other was shot in the leg and chest.  Officers returned fire when a man began shooting at them.  28 year old Brandon Kuhlman was found dead at the scene.

Today;  Partly cloudy. Chance Mountain Showers High 53F. (Mountains: 40) Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight:  A few clouds Shower Chances Increase.  LOW: 34 (Mountains: 27)Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Tomorrow:  Scattered Rain & Snow showers early with overcast skies later in the day. High 48F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.


HIGH: 48 (Mountains: 42)


HIGH: 47 (Mountains: 40)

SUNDAY: Mostly Sunny

HIGH: 47 (Mountains: 45)


HIGH: 53 (Mountains: 46)

TUESDAY: Mostly Sunny

HIGH: 57 (Mountains: 48)

WEDNESDAY: Partly Sunny

HIGH: 60 (Mountains: 46)

March 8th: On this day


"Only the Lonely" a song written by written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson gave country singer Sonny James a #1 hit on the Billboard country music charts.


Olivia Newton-John was at #1 on the US Country chart with Have You Never Been Mellow. The title track was also a US #1 single. Newton-John received a Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for her work on the song "Have You Never Been Mellow."


Stuart Hamblen who was one of American radio's first singing cowboys died in Santa Monica. He wrote "This Ole House", which has been covered by many artists including Rosemary Clooney, Jimmy Dean, Boxcar Willie, Bill Black, and UK singer Shakin’ Stevens.


The country music-themed quiz show Fandango aired for the first time on TNN. Hosted by singer Bill Anderson, it became one of the longest running game shows on a cable network, ending in 1989.


Garth Brooks was at #1 on the Country singles chart with "What She's Doing Now", the third single from his album, Ropin' the Wind.


Hank Locklin died. A member of the Grand Ole Opry for nearly 50 years, Locklin had a long recording career and scored the hits, "Please Help Me, I'm Falling", "Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On" and "Geisha Girl".


The Outsiders the fourth studio album by Eric Church was at #1 on the Country chart. After the release of the album, Church urged fans not to shuffle the song list on their playlists, saying "Anybody puts it on shuffle, I”ll come kill them myself. It’s made to be listened to start to finish.