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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Idaho due to a powerful windstorm in the northern part of the state in November and ordered federal aid. The money can be used by state, tribal, local governments and some private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and repair in Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, and Kootenai counties and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe. The damage is estimated at $2.6 million.
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A couple wanted in connection to a homicide in Montana has been arrested in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Prosecutors say 37-year-old Scott Austin Price of Billings and 32-year-old Sarah Rae McKnight of Trout Creek are persons of interest in a stabbing and a homicide in Missoula. Officials say they may announce charges sometime this morning.
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A former lunch worker in southern Idaho says she was fired for giving a middle school student a free meal. KPVI-TV reports that Dalene Bowden received a termination letter from the Pocatello School District after she gave a tray of food to a 12-year-old student who said she didn't have money for a $1.70 hot lunch. The letter cited theft as the reason for her termination.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jeremy McNichols scored three touchdowns, the first one just 58 seconds into the game, and finished with 189 total yards as Boise State embarrassed Northern Illinois 55-7 in the Poinsettia Bowl yesterday. The Broncos (9-4) needed just three plays to score the first TD, the fastest in school bowl history.
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