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Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press

By The Associated Press | Posted - Dec. 29, 2014 at 1:40 a.m.



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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The National Weather Service says the winter storm that brought snowfall to the Boise area is moving east. The Idaho Statesman reports that snow could continue to come down through Tuesday. Significant accumulation is not expected — but colder than average temperatures are.

CLARK FORK, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public comments on a plan to restore whitebark pine in northern Idaho. The agency tells the Bonner County Daily Bee that the plan includes prescribed burns and thinning on about 3,500 acres. Comments can be made through Jan. 16.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Idaho wildlife officials say a wandering herd of nearly 75 elk that created problems for drivers on Interstate 15 in southeastern Idaho has moved on. The Idaho Falls Post Register reports that the herd headed to the desert several miles west of the freeway near Roberts. At least one vehicle struck an elk during the several weeks the herd plagued drivers on both sides of the freeway.

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Seven black Lab puppies abandoned in a southeast Idaho parking lot have been reunited with their mother who was dropped off at the back of an animal shelter 50 miles away. The Idaho State Journal reports that the pups and their 2-year-old mother, Jan, are doing well in a foster home. Officials say the pups and mom immediately recognized each other. At least one pup has been adopted, and homes are being sought for the others.

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