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DIETRICH, Idaho (AP) - State officials say a first round of tests on the water in an Idaho town have found no contamination after a fired city worker was found dead in his home. Michael Brown of the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality said Friday the first set of city water tests in Dietrich found no contamination. He said officials had surveyed the system, saw nothing out of the ordinary and found no evidence of tampering. The Idaho Statesman reports that other test results are expected Saturday.

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Rescuers have recovered a sport utility vehicle from the upper Selway River, but Idaho County Sheriff Doug Giddings says none of the four hunters missing since the crash earlier this week were inside. Two of six men, identified by authorities as Jesse Gunin and Jason Lewis, escaped the vehicle and have returned to Georgia. The missing men have been identified as Koby Clark of Bozeman, Montana; Reece Rollins of Terrebonne, Oregon; and brothers Raymond Ferrieri and Jesse Ferrieri of New York.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A gold exploration proposal near Yellowstone National Park has faced a significant setback as a judge blamed Montana officials for understating the potential for mining to harm land, water and wildlife. State Judge Brenda Gilbert said in a ruling released Friday that the Montana Department of Environmental Quality should have conducted a more extensive review of the proposal from Lucky Minerals. She says state officials gave too much deference to the company.

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) - Law enforcement officials in Idaho have issued a warning after several parents responded to a school lockdown armed with AR-15 rifles and a pistol. The Idaho State Journal reports that Marsh Valley High School was placed on lockdown Wednesday due to reports that a student was carrying a pistol. Bannock County Sheriff Lorin Nielsen says it is a "very bad idea" for parents to show up to a lockdown with guns because it could cause authorities to think they're shooters and open fire.

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