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By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 1, 2015 at 7:11 a.m.



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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's highest court has ruled that the 16 men who say they were sexually abused as youngsters by scout leaders in Idaho filed their lawsuit on time against the Boy Scouts of America and the LDS Church. The 2013 lawsuit is still pending in federal district court. All but one of the plaintiffs identified as John Does allege they were sexually abused while attending scouting functions during the 1970s and 1980s.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — FEMA has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the west-central Idaho wildfire that has jumped the Salmon River and forced evacuations around Riggins. FEMA says it determined the fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. The authorization makes FEMA funding available to pay 75 percent of the state of Idaho's eligible firefighting costs.

HAGERMAN, Idaho (AP) — Idaho State Police say a 49-year-old woman is injured after she crashed her Jeep into the Hagerman Police Department. Police say Maryann Poole was turning into the police parking lot yesterday afternoon when her foot slipped off the brake and onto the accelerator. The Jeep crashed into the police building. She was hospitalized in Twin Falls.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A Post Falls man's quest for free Internet instead sent the police to his door. KREM-TV reports that as Post Falls police investigating a man who was using a hotel's Wi-Fi without being a guest discovered there was a $25,000 arrest warrant out of Kootenai County for probation violation. When officers approached him in the hotel parking lot, he told them he was using the hotel's Internet. The man was taken into custody and booked into jail on the warrant.

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