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News Minute: Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - A 58-year-old homeless man who pleaded guilty to kidnapping a Rathdrum woman has been sentenced to life in prison. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports that Mitchell Walck must serve 20 years before being eligible for parole. The kidnapping occurred after Walck shot at Idaho police and eluded them during a car chase.

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) - Nicaraguan authorities say they have arrested a man who confessed to robbing and killing a Wyoming woman found dead this week near a beach in northern Nicaragua. Police say Fernando Aburto told investigators he strangled 37-year-old Karen Colclough and stole her camera. Colclough's body was found Monday in a mountainous area near the hotel.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Republican Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho has endorsed Midvale Rep. Lawerence Denney to be Idaho secretary of state. Labrador cited Denney's business and political experience as well as his dedication to conservative principles and fair elections. Idaho State Treasurer Ron Crane also endorsed Denney.

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man charged with driving the suspect in an assault and attempted rape to Missoula after he escaped police custody in Bozeman has been arrested. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports 29-year-old William Michael Smith of Bozeman was arrested Tuesday by police in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He remained jailed there yesterday.

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