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BC-Idaho News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am

December 21, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Idaho. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Boise bureau at (208) 343-1894.

Idaho at 8:30 a.m.

HATE CRIME TRIAL-NOT GUILTY

COEUR D’ALENE _ A northern Idaho man charged with a felony hate crime has been acquitted by a jury. UPCOMING: 250 words.

PRIEST-CHILD PORN SENTENCE

BOISE — A Roman Catholic priest who possessed more than 2,500 images of what investigators called the most disturbing child pornography they had ever seen has been sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole. SENT: 499 words.

ISU FOOTBALL PLAYERS-LAWSUIT

BOISE — Two black Idaho State University football players are suing law enforcement in Idaho and Utah, saying they were illegally detained and arrested, and victims of excessive force based on their race. SENT: 360 words.

BEAR BAITING

JACKSON, Wyo. — Environmental groups have filed notice they intend to sue the U.S. government for letting hunters use bait to lure bears in national forests in Idaho and Wyoming. Hunters often use livestock parts and other food to lure black bears in states where baiting is allowed. Baiting also attracts grizzly bears, causing hunters to kill several grizzlies in national forests, Erik Molvar with the Western Watersheds Project told the Jackson Hole News & Guide. SENT: 296 words.

SPORTS:

BC-FBC--POTATO BOWL PREVIEW CAPSULE

BYU will be looking to close out a roller coaster season when it faces Western Michigan in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise. The Cougars returned to the AP Top 25 early in the season before dropping four of five games during one stretch. BYU finished the regular season with a 6-6 record. Western Michigan is making its fourth bowl appearance in the past five seasons and its second trip to Boise, where it lost to Air Force in 2014. SENT: 532 words.

BC-BKW--T25-IDAHO-GONZAGA

SPOKANE, Wash. — Zykera Rice scored 16 points, Jenn Wirth a career night off the bench and No. 21 Gonzaga cruised to an 88-51 win over regional rival Idaho on Thursday night for its seventh straight win. SENT: 203 words.

ALSO:

MURDER FOR HIRE-ARREST: Adult film actress charged in murder-for-hire plot

VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE: Boise man charged following fatal traffic collision

INMATE DEATH: Authorities investigating death of maximum security inmate

HUNTING GRIZZLIES: Idaho appeals ruling that restored grizzly protections

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