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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A former prisoner who was released last year after being convicted in a violent roadside attack denies violating her probation. Sarah Pearce of Homedale is accused of violating her probation, possessing drugs and introducing contraband into a jail late last year. KTVB-TV reports she denied violating her probation, and a hearing is set for March 2.

SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — One man is dead and three people injured after a head-on crash on a snowy highway west of Sandpoint. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that Tyler Bartlett lost control of his SUV on Highway 2 Saturday and struck an oncoming Honda vehicle. Two people in the second car are hospitalized. Bartlett died at a hospital and his passenger was hospityalized.

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man is in serious condition at a hospital in Spokane, Washington, following a shootout with police. The Lewiston Tribune reports that Joseph Case of Lewiston was shot in a brief gunfight with Nez Perce County sheriff's deputies. Authorities say Case was wanted on a misdemeanor warrant when they tried to pull him over.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A lottery game in Idaho, Montana and the Dakotas is ending next month due to a drop in popularity. The Wild Card 2 game will conduct its final draw on Feb. 24. South Dakota Lottery Executive Director Norm Lingle says it's sometimes necessary to end a game when its popularity wanes to pave the way for new games.

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