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WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorney for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says the Idaho soldier's case has been referred for trial by a general court-martial. Bergdahl was held by the Taliban for nearly five years after he walked off his post in Afghanistan on June 30, 2009. He was charged in March with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State health officials have reported the first death from influenza in Idaho this season. The Department of Health and Welfare says a northern Idaho woman died within the last week. She was over the age of 60. Her name was not released. Last season, 32 people died from flu-related illnesses in Idaho.

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — The eagles are back on Lake Coeur d'Alene. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that the Bureau of Land Management counted 126 birds at the lake Thursday, compared to just 34 at this time last year and 86 in 2013. The BLM says the birds are attracted to the lake by abundant salmon and mild weather.

MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) — Meridian police are looking for a man who said he was police officer when he stopped and questioned two teens over the weekend. Police say the man asked the boys if they had been out stealing or causing problems, and he took a picture of the 13-year-old's school ID card.

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