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Idaho at 3:20 p.m.


POCATELLO — Idaho State University Athletic Director Jeff Tingey has been placed on administrative leave by the school, but no reason was given. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


LEWISTON — The question isn't why the chicken crossed the road, but why do you have to pay the poultry owner if you hit the wandering chicken with your vehicle? To get to the other side of this issue, we have to look at Idaho's open range law. Open range was put on the books in 1961 and hasn't been significantly updated since. It allows ranchers some leeway if a fence breaks and cattle wander into a roadway and are hit by a vehicle. Under the law, the motorist is responsible for either treatment of the injured animal or paying the estimated cost of the cow if it is killed. The rancher is also immune from paying for damage to a vehicle if the crash happened on "open range." An AP Member Exchange by Tom Holm, Lewiston Tribune. SENT: 608 words.


SANDPOINT — The children of a modern-day Casanova who was slain in Sandpoint in 1979 are gathering for a family reunion in Texas. "This sort of thing only happens in books and made-for-TV movies," said Connie Hoye, one of the many offspring of Alton William "Dub" Barron. Barron, who was also known as Allan Kain, fathered at least 15 children. His rakish ways earned him the nickname Johnny Appleseed. Hoye suspects there are other children who remain unaccounted for. Hoye said Barron's children are gathering in their father's hometown of Tyler on Sept. 1. An AP Member Exchange by Keith Kinnaird, Bonner County Daily Bee. SENT: 427 words.


PEDESTRIAN FATAL: Pedestrian dead after being struck on Boise street

SAND DUNES-FATAL: Eastern Idaho man dies after crashing at sand dunes

MAGAZINE PUBLISHER-FINED: Idaho AG reaches settlement with Idaho Falls publisher

CORONA ARCH-GRAFFITI: Idaho man pleads guilty in Corona Arch graffiti case