News Minute: Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated P - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather

News Minute: Here is the latest Idaho news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. MDT

Posted: Updated:

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says the state has to be vigilant monitoring the federal government's creation of a new sage grouse conservation plan due to federal employees who worked on the previous plan that caused Otter to file a lawsuit. Otter told state workers at an Idaho Land Board meeting Tuesday that they can't allow federal workers he called "leftovers" from President Barack Obama's administration to create a plan similar to the 2015 version Otter says is too restrictive.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Bowe Bergdahl says President Donald Trump has reaffirmed his criticism of the soldier _ preventing him from receiving a fair sentence on charges he endangered comrades in Afghanistan. Bergdahl's lawyers on Tuesday asked to have the case dismissed because of Trump's remarks after their client pleaded guilty this week. They cite a news conference in which Trump indicated he stands by campaign-trail criticism of Bergdahl.

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Law enforcement officials say they have arrested an Idaho man who was recently freed from prison after experts said he was coerced into a false murder confession. According to the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office, 41-year-old Christopher Tapp has been booked into jail on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge.

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho woman could avoid most of her prison sentence for crashing an SUV while under the influence of methamphetamine and killing her 14-year-old stepdaughter. The Idaho Statesman reports a judge informed Jordan Jamison that she could evade most of her seven-year term for the 2016 incident if she successfully completes a prison-based treatment program. Jamison admitted to using methamphetamine that day and pleaded guilty to felony injury to a child.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.