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BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Prosecutors have cleared Ada County Sheriff's deputies who shot at a Nampa man before he broke into a home and set a fatal fire in Boise. The Ada County Sheriff's Office says Pavel Florea had extremely high levels of methamphetamine when he also pointed a shotgun at deputies on Sept. 27, 2017. Twin Falls Prosecutor Grant Loebs reviewed the office's report and found that deputies at the scene showed professionalism and courage as they risked their own lives to save others.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Prosecutors say a man suspected of going on a stabbing rampage at a children's party, killing a little girl celebrating her third birthday and wounding eight others in Idaho, will face the death penalty. Authorities say Timmy Kinner, a homeless man who had been asked to leave a Boise apartment complex the day before, returned the following day and began attacking children and others at the outdoor birthday party. His public defender declined to comment.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho's candidates for lieutenant governor staked out far different positions on Medicaid expansion, minimum wage and abortion during a debate Wednesday on Idaho Public Television. Former state Rep. Janice McGeachin and Army veteran and software engineer Kristin Collum are vying to succeed Lt. Gov. Brad Little, who is running for governor. McGeachin says she supports "conservative values" while Collum says she's moderate and will work for "Team Idaho" rather than the right or the left.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A federal court has ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must come up with a plan to protect salmon from warm water temperatures, which can be fatal for the fish species. Record-high water temperatures in rivers across the Pacific Northwest in 2015 led environmental groups to sue the agency. That summer, around 250,000 adult sockeye died in the Columbia and Snake rivers. The ruling says dams are a big reason rivers get too warm.

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