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LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Tribal police on the Nez Perce Reservation starting April 1 will have the ability to ticket anyone violating federal law on the reservation, not just tribal members. Those crimes include such things as drug possession, unlawful timber harvest and trespassing on tribal lands. Traffic laws aren't included.
KIMBERLY, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho home-meal delivery service denies allegations it overbilled Medicaid. The Times-News reports that attorneys for Kimberly-based Homestyle Direct say owners Robert and Mariann Griffith delivered home meals to dead or hospitalized clients, but they were unaware of changes in the status of the clients. The lawsuit contends the company overbilled Medicaid by about $888,000.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The co-head coach of the men's lacrosse club at Boise State University has been dismissed after police say he tried to entice a minor for a sexual encounter. The Meridian Police Department says 50-year-old Paul Rocchio faces a charge of felony enticing of children over the internet. Police say Rocchio went to a park believing he was meeting a person under the age of 16 for sex.
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say DNA on a cigarette butt and a ski mask found along the escape route links an Orofino man to an armed robbery. 47-year-old Christopher Jennings was charged with eight felonies. Orofino Police Chief Jeff Wilson says officers on Dec. 21 followed tracks in the snow and found the mask. Police say the tracks led to where Jennings had parked his car, and stuck in the snow and ice was a cigarette butt.
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