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2 injured when pipe bomb explodes outside house

BONNERS FERRY, Idaho (AP) — A pipe bomb exploded outside the front door of a Bonners Ferry residence over the weekend, injuring two men.

Police Chief Bob Boone says 19-year-old Allen Avery was arrested on suspicion of possession of an explosive device.

Police received a call at 1:18 a.m. Sunday about the explosion. The two injured men said they opened the door, saw the pipe bomb and closed the door as it exploded. The two men were treated and released from the hospital.

Boone says an investigation by local, state and federal officials led to Avery's arrest.


Idaho teen killed in I-84 crash near Ontario

ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State Police say a pickup truck driven by a 17-year-old was passing a car on the right about 2 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 84 near the Idaho border when they sideswiped.

Both vehicles went out of control. The pickup truck rolled numerous times, ejecting the driver. Police say 17-year-old Ryan Ronald Rule of Fruitland, Idaho, died at the scene. His passenger, 17-year-old Robyn King of Payette, Idaho, was injured and taken to a hospital in Ontario.

Police say neither teen was wearing a seat belt, but she was not ejected.

The other vehicle, the car, spun around but four people inside were not hurt.


Nampa man struck, killed by van

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — A Nampa man was struck and killed by a van while crossing the street.

Police say the 37-year-old man was crossing the street just before 8 p.m. Sunday when he was struck by a passenger van. He died at the scene.

Officers don't believe alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash, which is still under investigation.

The victim's name was being withheld until family members could be notified.

No charges have been filed.


Lawmaker: Money crunch will dent wolf killing fund

(Information in the following story is from: The Times-News,

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The co-chair of the state's budget committee says a bill asking for $2 million to kill Idaho wolves likely won't get half that much money.

Republican Rep. Maxine Bell of Jerome says the money is instead needed to pay for the Idaho Education Network broadband program.

Bell co-chairs the Joint Finance Appropriations Committee.

Legal wrangling over a contract the state awarded for an education broadband project has cut off federal funds for the program.

Bell tells The Times-News that lawmakers have flexibility when it comes to killing wolves but they don't with the Idaho Education Network.

She says the fund to kill wolves will probably get about $400,000.

Even if the proposed wolf control bill becomes law, the committee Bell co-chairs would determine the final funding amount.

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