WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional investigators say the Pentagon violated the law when it swapped five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office says the Defense Department's failure to notify the relevant congressional committees at least 30 days in advance of the exchange broke the law.
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) - Police in Nampa have arrested four men as they investigate the death of a 36-year-old Nampa woman who was reported missing earlier this week. Officers arrested the four men last night in connection with the death of Selena Thomas. On Tuesday, police arrested her boyfriend, 39-year-old Alfredo Martinez, on a parole violation. Thomas was reported missing on Monday and was last seen on Aug. 14.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The president of a failed southwest Idaho property management company has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison without the possibility of parole for defrauding investors. A federal judge sentenced 66-year-old Douglas Swenson yesterday. Former DBSI legal counsel Mark Ellison was sentenced to five years. A restitution amount will be set later.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho Panhandle National Forest has launched a $1.8 million stream restoration project in northern Idaho. The Moose Drool Watershed Restoration Project aims to improve fish passages and in-stream fish habitat on almost 34 square miles of land. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports the project is expected to take two years.
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