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REXBURG, Idaho (AP) — A family camping in eastern Idaho scared off a mountain lion that tried to snatch their 4-year-old daughter away from a campfire. Idaho Fish and Game said Saturday that the cougar dropped the girl and left Friday evening after family members yelled at the animal.

CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — A special prosecutor has cleared Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue of wrongdoing after a lengthy investigation into whether he misused county resources to benefit a charitable organization he heads. The Canyon County Prosecutor's Office on Friday released the findings of special prosecutor Daniel Norris, who is the Malheur County District Attorney.

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Pocatello Police say a 40-year-old man was shot early Saturday during an argument with his neighbor over dogs in the neighborhood. He was treated for a gunshot wound to his side at a local hospital and later released.

SEATTLE (AP) — Legendary Seattle climber Fred Beckey is the focus of a new documentary film about his life. Beckey has notched more first ascents than any other American mountaineer and wrote the definitive guidebooks to climbing the Cascades Mountains in the Pacific Northwest. And at age 93, he's still plotting routes _ though more slowly and buoyed by a cadre of fiercely protective partners. The documentary _ "Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey" _ is expected out next year.

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