Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Boise.


Family Dog Dies in Boise House Fire

(BOISE, Idaho) -- A family pet died after a kitchen fire in a Boise home.

Fire officials say the call came in around 6 p.m. on Sunday from a home in the 10,000 block of Seneca Drive.

A family member who just arrived home alerted the eight sleeping family members in the home, all of which evacuated.

Boise Fire crews located one dog in the home, a Golden Retriever, which they attempted to revive by using a pet mask and performing chest compressions. Officials say the dog later unfortunately succumbed to smoke inhalation.

Fire investigators determined the cause of the fire was a mechanical malfunction in the stove.

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Interstate 84 Lanes Blocked by Truck Crash 

(RUPERT, Idaho) -- A crash involving a semi-truck is tying up traffic on Interstate 84.

Both westbound lanes on the interstate are closed at milepost 214 near Rupert, Idaho, according state police.

Authorities from the Idaho State Police at Minidoka County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the crash, which happened around 9 a.m. on Monday.

More information will be released when it is available.

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Pickup Truck Sought in Deadly Hit-and-Run

(BOISE, Idaho) -- Police are searching for a pickup truck believed to have been involved in a deadly hit-and-run collision in Boise Sunday.

Witnesses told police that a pickup truck was southbound on Orchard Street and turning west on West Kootenai Streets, when it struck a man who was attempting to cross Orchard.

The man was later pronounced dead.

The vehicle and its driver didn't stop after hitting the man, and fled the scene, officials said.

The pickup is described as dark-colored and lifted, with a long bed, off-road lights and a loud exhaust.

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Boise Man Accused of Hitting Teen With Car, Fleeing Scene

(BOISE, Idaho) -- A Boise man was arrested Friday in connection with an injury accident last month.

The Boise Police Department reports that 53-year-old Jinzhuang Huang is accused of hitting a 17-year-old with his car then fleeing the scene.

The accident took place the night of November 21 at North Maple Grove Road and West Ustick Road.

The victim was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

Huang was arrested at his home early Friday morning and charged with leaving the scene of an injury crash.

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Cops Search for Man in Attempted Use of Stolen Credit Cards

(ADA COIUNTY, Idaho) -- Authorities are investigating a vehicle burglary and attempted use of stolen credit cards in Ada County.

According to the Ada County Sheriff's Office, the burglary happened overnight on Dec. 10 on the 12000 block of N. 12th Avenue in Hidden Springs. Officials said a wallet was stolen from an unlocked truck outside a home, following which, someone tried to use the stolen credit cards at Walmart and Albertson’s stores.

The Sheriff's Office has released surveillance photos from one of the stores, of a man who allegedly tried using one of the stolen cards on Dec. 11 around 5:30 a.m.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Ada County Sheriff’s dispatch at 377-6790.

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