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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) — An eastern Idaho sheriff has been convicted of three felony counts of misuse of public funds. The Post Register reports that a Twin Falls County jury found Jefferson County Sheriff Blair Olsen guilty yesterday after deliberating about three hours. The trial was moved due to publicity about the case in Jefferson County.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A judge has entered a not guilty plea for a 22-year-old Idaho man charged with killing a former Arizona power company executive, his wife and their adult son at a Boise home. Prosecutors allege Adam Dees killed 80-year-old Theodore Welp, 77-year-old Delores Elaine Welp, and 52-year-old Thomas Welp in March.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Department of Lands says logging slash piles lit on fire in the fall, winter or spring could still be burning under the surface due to a lack of snowpack and pose a wildfire risk this summer. The piles are created by bulldozers and excavators during logging operations.
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho woman says a black bear caused $4,600 in damage to her car. Vivian Swanson of Sandpoint tells the Bonner County Daily Bee that she had three of four doors locked on her 2004 Acura and the bear left scratch marks on each door before finding the unlocked one.
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