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LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - A northern Idaho man police say fatally stabbed a Washington woman for $800 has been charged with first-degree murder. The Lewiston Tribune reports that 24-year-old Cole J. Marcell of Kamiah was charged Friday in 2nd District Court.

MERIDIAN, Idaho (AP) - A fire destroyed a home in the southwestern Idaho city of Meridian, but two dogs and a snake were rescued. Authorities say no people were in the home when the fire started at about 8 p.m. Friday.

GARDEN CITY, Idaho (AP) - A 66-year-old man died after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a street in southwestern Idaho. Garden City Police tell KTVB-TV that the collision occurred at about 5:15 p.m. Friday in Garden City on Chinden Boulevard.

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park is moving ahead with plans to improve cellular service this summer despite criticism from some that increased connectivity takes away from the serenity of the park. Verizon Wireless is improving the speed of wireless service and expanding to other areas, but park officials say the service won't be fast enough to allow for streaming movies.

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