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PARMA, Idaho (AP) — Six construction workers were injured when a building that was under construction collapsed in the southwestern Idaho town of Parma. Paramedics said the workers were believed to be standing on top of the building when it collapsed Wednesday afternoon. Parma Police Chief Albert Erickson said the extent of the injuries was immediately known.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a black bear attacked a jogger in Idaho's Panhandle National Forests but the jogger managed to drive the bear away by kicking at it. It was the second bear attack this month at the popular recreation area. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says the man suffered lower leg lacerations in the Monday afternoon attack but his injuries were not serious enough for hospital treatment. A black bear with a cub on July 4 attacked a woman hiking about 6 miles south of Monday's attack.
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) — Officials say an 11-year-old Idaho boy drowned while trying to save his older brother in an Idaho river. The Bonner County Sheriff's Office says the boys had been swimming with their mother in the Pend Oreille (pahnd-er-RAY') River when the 17-year-old began to struggle and panic. Divers recovered the 11-year-old's body in about six to seven feet of water. The older brother was hospitalized in critical condition.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Seniors are snapping up lifetime passes good for U.S. national parks and other recreation areas ahead of a steep price increase later this month. The America the Beautiful Lifetime Senior Pass available to buyers 62 and older costs $10. But it's going up 700 percent, to $80, on Aug. 28. Seniors have bought so many passes at the lower rate that some government agencies have run out and started issuing vouchers.
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