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KIMBERLY, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho home-meal delivery service denies allegations it overbilled Medicaid by $888,000. The Times-News reports that attorneys for Kimberly-based Homestyle Direct say the service delivered home meals to dead or hospitalized clients, but they were unaware of changes in the status of the clients.

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — As of April 1, tribal police on the Nez Perce Reservation will have the power 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.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police say the co-head coach of the men's lacrosse club at Boise State University is charged with felony enticing of children over the internet. Meridian Police say 50-year-old Paul Rocchio went to a park believing he was meeting a person under the age of 16 for sex. Rocchio was dismissed from the coaching position.

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. Christopher Jennings was charged with eight felonies. Orofino Police 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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