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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has declined to press criminal charges in connection with a contract fraud investigation at a private Idaho prison. The FBI began investigating the Idaho Correctional Center last year. The facility had been run by Corrections Corporation of America and was known for being so violent that inmates dubbed it "Gladiator School." U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson says the probe is complete, and the agency didn't find probable cause to file charges.

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A man charged with shooting a Coeur d'Alene police officer was back in court in the northern Idaho city. Jonathan Renfro has received a June 5 court date in which prosecutors are expected to charge him with first-degree murder in the death of police Sgt. Greg Moore on May 5. The Spokesman-Review reports that Renfro remains jailed on $2 million bail.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Former Idaho first lady Lola Evans has died in her Boise home. She was married to former Democratic Gov. John Evans for nearly 70 years. The 88-year-old Evans died of natural causes. Her husband, who served as governor from 1977 to 1987, died nearly a year ago.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. government will invest nearly $50 million in water conservation and reuse projects in the drought-stricken West. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has announced funding for more than 60 projects in a dozen states. The idea is to stretch supplies to replenish shrinking groundwater systems and ease the use of expensive imported water.

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