CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — A 24-year-old woman accused of beating her roommate to death at a Nampa halfway house has been found to be too dangerous to be held in the state's mental facilities. KTVB-TV reports a judge ruled that Kayla Teton is "dangerously mentally ill" and ordered her to be held in the custody of the Idaho Department of Corrections.
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A lawsuit is challenging Idaho's plan to cut Medicaid reimbursement rates for in-home care for the developmentally disabled. The Post Register reports that the lawsuit contends the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare didn't go through the proper rule-making procedure before announcing the cuts.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An anonymous donor is giving the Idaho Youth Ranch $7.5 million to expand services at its new location in Canyon County. The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that the nonprofit organization is moving its flagship program from Rupert to a new 258-acre site near Middleton.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Idaho Fish and Game officials are trying to figure out what to do with a herd of elk that likes to hang out along Interstate 90 between Smelterville and Kellogg. KREM-TV reports that the elk have caused at least a half-dozen accidents along the roadway in the last two years.
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