Leader of Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to Prison

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COEUR D’ALENE, ID - A 52-year-old Coeur d'Alene and Las Vegas resident was sentenced to prison for heading up a drug trafficking organization which distributed 3,000 (80 mg) oxycodone pills, 1,000 (30) milligram oxycodone pills, 1,500 grams of heroin and 500 grams of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine in Idaho, Washington, and elsewhere.  Loren Michelle Toelle, who was also known as "Mama," was sentenced to 212 months in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release for Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances and Conspiracy to Launder Money.  Her husband, a gastroenterologist in Coeur d'Alene, is also charged in the case.

Lewiston Woman Seriously Injured After Exiting Moving Vehicle

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POTLATCH, ID - A 47-year-old Lewiston woman is in fair condition at Kootenai Health after reportedly exiting a moving vehicle on US 95 north of Potlatch early yesterday morning.  According to Latah County Sheriff's Lt. Brannon Jordan, Robbie Wilson was a front seat passenger when for some unknown reason she got out of the car as it was being driven northbound by a male near milepost 366 at about 2:52 a.m.

Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against LDS Church & Boy Scouts of America Includes Lewiston Man

Five former Boy Scouts file sex abuse case

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BOISE, ID - Five men are filing a lawsuit in US District Court this morning against the Boy Scouts of America and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for alleged childhood sexual abuse that they say occurred as the result of the fraud those institutions committed by not informing Scouts, their parents, the Scouting community, and law enforcement of the alleged threat of child molesters in Boy Scouts.  A Lewiston man is included in the lawsuit as an alleged abuser.

Three People Injured in Crash in Latah County

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MOSCOW, ID - Three people were injured in a one-vehicle crash southwest of Moscow last night.  The Idaho State Police says 42-year-old Denny Baldwin of Spokane Valley was traveling westbound on Sand Road at a high rate of speed when his 2005 Audi S4 failed to negotiate a left hand curve at the intersection with West Sand Road, slid off the road, and struck a fallen tree at 11:11 p.m.

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