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Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 17, 2016 at 1:30 a.m.



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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The wife of an Idaho pastor who is among four detained Americans being released from Iran says a "huge burden" is being lifted with the news. Naghmeh Abedini told The Associated Press that after she learned that Saeed Abedini was to be released early Saturday, she woke her kids up and told them. U.S. officials say Saeed Abedini and three other Americans were to be flown from Iran to Switzerland then taken to a U.S. military hospital in Germany.

RUPERT, Idaho (AP) — A Heyburn Police officer has been charged with misdemeanor battery for the second time in several months. The Times-News reports that Minidoka deputies say Jeremiah Justesen grabbed a boy by the throat and put him in a headlock after he refused to leave with him in early January. The officer told a deputy that it was the boy who pushed him.

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Private investigators looking into the disappearance of a 2-year-old boy during a summer camping trip say he could have been accidentally or intentionally killed. The Idaho State Journal says a firm hired by the family ruled out forced abduction and a wild animal attack. The boy was last seen on July 10 at his family's campsite at Timber Creek Campground, near the Montana border.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Boston mobster who posed as an Idaho rancher for more than a decade goes to court in Boise next month. The Idaho Statesman reports that 47-year-old Enrico Ponzo is representing himself and plans to argue that he suffered from a mental defect. He faces identity theft, firearms and other charges.

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