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NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Robert Schaefer, an architect and state lawmaker who served in the Idaho House of Representatives for 28 years, has died. He was 83. His wife of 54 years, Betty, said Thursday he died Tuesday morning following a battle with prostate cancer.

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A judge has sentenced an Idaho man to at least three years in prison after admitting he lit his 27-year-old girlfriend on fire after a Valentine's Day outing. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that Dustin Hieronymus pleaded guilty to domestic battery as part of a plea agreement. His 27-year-old girlfriend said Hieronymus has a mental illness and should not go to prison. She suffered cuts and burns to her arms and face, and her hair was burned.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal judge is allowing a student athlete's lawsuit alleging the University of Idaho placed her at a higher risk of sexual assault can move forward. In a ruling Wednesday, U.S. District Judge David Nye said the former diver can sue over allegations the school mishandled previous complaints against a football player who later assaulted Jameson. The school declined to comment.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against a man arrested in connection with the rape and murder of a young Idaho Falls woman more than two decades ago. The Post Register reports in a story on Thursday that the Bonneville County prosecutor's office filed the notice in the case against 54-year-old Brian Leigh Dripps.

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