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BC-ID--Idaho News Coverage,ADVISORY, ID

September 8, 2018

Good afternoon! 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. The West Regional Desk can be reached at (602) 417-2400. Please submit your best stories through email to apboise@ap.org. Stories should be in plain text format.

A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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Idaho at 1:30 p.m.

NEW TRIAL DENIED

BOISE — The Idaho Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling rejecting a request for a new trial by a man convicted of killing his estranged wife and covering up her murder. SENT: 264 words.

STUDENTS BIKING FOR FOCUS

POCATELLO — Cade VanEtten can bunny-hop the tallest curb on a mountain bike, while Xan Roberts isn’t far removed from training wheels. Despite their differing skill levels, the children both claim to have a keener focus on classwork Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays — when they get to start the school day with 40 minutes of pedaling and burning excess energy. They’ve been participants in a new program at the Pocatello Community Charter School called Riding for Focus, which aims to prove biking can be the best medicine for middle-schoolers who have trouble behaving or paying attention in class. An AP Member Exchange by John O’Connell, Idaho State Journal. SENT: 1003 words.

VETERAN RETREAT

COEUR D’ALENE — It’s been five years since John Scholz was honorably discharged from the military. The Army infantry veteran served in Afghanistan and twice in Iraq. He sustained injuries, visible and non-visible, during the more than five years he was enlisted. An AP Member Exchange by Devin Weeks, Coeur d’Alene Press. SENT: 697 words. With AP Photo.

SPORTS:

BC-FBC--T25-UCONN-BOISE STATE

BOISE — Connecticut plays at No. 20 Boise State. UPCOMING 600 words.

IN BRIEF:

FATAL SHOOTING-TEEN: S. Idaho man pleads guilty in fatal drive-by shooting case

ATLANTA GOLD-WATER POLLUTION: Gold mining company ordered to pay pollution fine by Friday

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