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Suspect found ‘dangerously mentally ill’: Godwin murder trial put on hold

The suspect in last year’s murder of a Kooskia man has been declared mentally incompetent, delaying trial in the case into mid-year.

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Runway project: FAA priority but ‘not a sure thing’

Final design plans on the proposed $8 million Idaho County Airport runway reconstruction project await Federal Aviation Administration approval, likely within the week. And then there’s just securing the funding.

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Three years probation ordered for Exxon robbery getaway driver

A Cottonwood woman was placed on probation for up to three years for her role as getaway driver in 2013’s Exxon gas station robbery.

Positions contested for hospital, school boards in May 19 elections

Board positions will be contested in the upcoming May 19 elections for the Syringa Hospital and Mt. View School District 244 (MVSD). Syringa Hospital Board

Let offenders learn, grow from mistakes

Across our desk came notice of $30.5 million being made available from the U.S. Department of Labor in “Face Forward” grants. The program helps youth between the ages of 14 to 24 in communities with high poverty and high crime rates with occupational training and credentials that, according to the program, “help them open the door to career success.”

Prescription medication abuse thrives partially on lack of understanding

Prescription medication misuse and abuse is not exclusively a big-city problem; it’s here – right here in rural Idaho — and we have work to do to raise public awareness about the problem.

Easter information sought

All Easter information, including egg hunts, services and breakfast, needs to be to the Free Press by Friday, March 27. This will ensure April 1 publication.

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Glamour Girls

Cottonwood Community Hall was packed last Sunday, March 15, for the annual Little Princess Tea Party, presented by the Idaho County Fair Royalty.

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Prescription med abuse growing, not quite perceived as a problem

Forget what you know about shady characters in back alleys dealing dope. Idaho’s pressing drug issue – misuse and abuse of prescription medications — comes with the face of a friend or family member, is more accessible than alcohol or other mind-altering substances, and the perception by many is “What’s the problem?”

Fisher gets 99 months for US Bank robbery; agency coordination, public awareness quickly resolved case

Public awareness and involvement, along with law enforcement contingency plans already in place, helped in the successful resolution of last year’s bank robbery in Cottonwood.

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