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Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press

By The Associated Press | Posted - Oct. 3, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.



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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The owner of an industrial surplus store near Boise says he's nearly sold out of respirator masks after a disaster preparedness website linked to his store in a post about preparing for an Ebola outbreak. The owner of the Reuseum in Garden City says his stock has been cleaned out. The virus only spreads through direct contact with bodily fluids.

MIDDLETON, Idaho (AP) — The southwest Idaho city of Middleton has taken the first step toward creating its own police department by appointing a part-time police chief. The city council appointed Brian Zimmerman. He's a 30-year law enforcement veteran who retired from the Idaho State Police as a captain in July 2012. Zimmerman says the part-time hours mean the job won't conflict with his state retirement.

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — A southwest Idaho man police say bit a woman's face multiple times has been charged with aggravated battery. Caldwell police arrested 23-year-old Jose Ruiz of Caldwell. The woman told police she told Ruiz to leave after he cursed at her. Family members took the woman to a medical facility for treatment.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Boise Airport has been selected to receive a $700,000 grant to pursue nonstop flight service from Boise to Atlanta with Delta Air Lines. The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce says the grant is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Small Community Air Service Development Program. Officials say most of the money will be used for startup costs and the risk of starting a new service.

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