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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Boise veteran who had planned to reach the summit of Mount Everest is back in the city after a devastating earthquake in Nepal forced his expedition to return home. KTVB-TV reports Marine Staff Sgt. Charlie Linville returned to Boise yesterday. Linville had his right leg amputated after being hit by an explosive device in Afghanistan in 2011. He's since used his experience to inspire others, with the goal of climbing Mount Everest.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former Everett, Washington, man who admitted robbing 10 banks across the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Utah has been sentenced to 6 ½ years in prison. Among the holdups Anthony Martinis admitted to was at a US Bank branch in Boise.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Boise State University student is suing school officials in federal court because he contends they discriminated against him by refusing to give him a meningitis vaccine designed for younger adults. Christopher Burdge doesn't list his age in the lawsuit but states that he is older than 55. BSU's attorneys have asked the judge to throw out the lawsuit.
COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — St. Vincent de Paul of North Idaho is working with a local group to start a wellness program for veterans with a recent private grant award of $20,000. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports the Wellness Incentive to Health Performance in Riverstone is using the funds to buy exercise equipment and create fitness regimens for those enrolled in St. Vincent's veteran programs.
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