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In brief: Wolf cull having limited success

Sun., June 26, 2011

LEWISTON – A plan by Idaho officials to kill up to 60 wolves in north-central Idaho to protect elk herds has had little success so far after first aerial gunners and now state officials and hunting outfitters report limited results.

A reported six wolves have been killed so far, five by aerial gunners in May before that method was abandoned because of limited success due to the wolves being in thick timber.

The Lewiston Tribune reports that an Idaho Department of Fish and Game conservation officer shot another wolf near Powell on July 18.

Clearwater Region Supervisor Dave Cadwallader said the wolves are still being spotted but not as frequently.

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Eight-car I-90 crash leaves one injured

One person was injured in an eight-car crash Friday evening on Interstate 90 five miles east of Cheney.

The pileup, which occurred at 5:28 p.m. in a construction zone in the eastbound lanes of I-90, injured Carol E. Small, 48, of Kennewick, according to a Washington State Patrol news release. She was transported to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, where she was treated and released.

Authorities say James M. Taylor, 25, of Keizer, Ore., was traveling too fast for conditions in a Subaru Impreza when he rear-ended John Dobler, 21, of Tacoma. Dobler then struck a barrier, and Taylor struck another vehicle, driven by Thomas F. Small, 48, of Kennewick.

A pileup of five additional cars ensued.

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One driver hurt in Highway 3 collision

A crash in Medimont, Idaho, on Saturday morning left one woman injured and blocked the road for more than two hours while crews cleared the scene.

Vera A. Kincheloe, 56, of Pinehurst, was southbound in a Ford F-150 pickup truck on state Highway 3. She tried to turn left without yielding, and was hit head-on by Savannah A. Dutton, 14, of St. Maries. Dutton was northbound on the same road in a Dodge 2500 pickup truck, according to the Idaho State Police.

Kincheloe was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Dutton and her passenger, Robert F. Dutton, 51, sustained minor injuries but were not taken to a hospital.

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