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In brief: Three arrested after breaking into home

Three people were arrested on burglary charges Tuesday after police reportedly found them ransacking a home in the Five Mile neighborhood. Police responded to an audible alarm in the 2300 block of West Rainier Court at 1:45 a.m. and saw the three suspects inside the home, according to a police news release. The trio was caught when they tried to leave the home and several bags of stolen property were recovered, police said. The homeowners were on vacation.

Getting There: CdA’s Government Way widening starts today

A half-mile section of Government Way from Dalton to Hanley avenues in Coeur d’Alene will be under construction for the next four months in a long-awaited widening project. More than $3 million is being spent to expand the roadway from two lanes to four lanes plus a center turn lane to serve the busy commercial area north of Interstate 90.

Huckleberries: Economic times hardly comical

Somewhere between “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” in 1986 and Priest Lake in 2011, actor Ben Stein (boring economics teacher in “Bueller”) got sexy. At least, that’s the opinion of a coed Stein encountered during a recent North Idaho vacay with “pals” Ray and Jeannie Lucia and Jo and Susan Lucia. After touring Upper Priest Lake, Stein and the Lucias returned to Hill’s Resort, where Stein keeps his boat. Hundreds of college students greeted Stein, chanting: “Clear Eyes” and “Bueller, Bueller.”