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MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — A new judge has been appointed in northern Idaho to preside over the trial of a man charged with killing his estranged wife. The Lewiston Tribune reports that Senior Judge Carl Kerrick will take over after the previous judge recused himself earlier this week. Fifty-two-year-old Charles Capone is charged with killing his estranged wife, 40-year-old Rachael Anderson of Clarkston, Washington, in April 2010.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A $1.5 million state-funded behavioral-health crisis center will be built in Idaho Falls in eastern Idaho. The center is intended to serve as a safety net to treat at-risk mentally ill people whose symptoms often land them in hospitals or jail. The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says information from the center will be used to determine the feasibility of setting up other centers in other communities.

TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A 62-year-old Twin Falls caregiver accused of hitting a dementia patient in the head with a pipe has been found not guilty. The Times-News reports that jurors deliberated about three hours before acquitting Jordana Bryan.

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — Caribou in the Selkirk Mountains have a trait that sets them apart from other caribou. When winter snow sets in, they head to ridge tops, where they spend the winter eating lichens that grow on 250-year-old spruce trees. Other caribou stay in the valleys. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials say the South Selkirk caribou herd deserves protection as a distinct population under the Endangered Species Act.

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