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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Boise.

Friday
Oct242014

Dept. of Labor Projects 27,000 Job Openings Annually Through 2022

(BOISE, Idaho) -- The state Department of Labor on Friday released data that projected 27,000 job openings each year through 2022, including 11,000 jobs created annually.

The 2012 Idaho labor force was 672,015 individuals, a figure that the department anticipates jumping to 781,021 by 2022. That jump would be a 16.2 percent increase, "five percentage points higher than the national growth rate."

The biggest projected increase in employment is in the construction and extraction industry, with about 9,000 of the added jobs, a jump of 27.1 percent. Also among the fields most expected to expand employment are healthcare practitioners and technical staff, healthcare support, food preparation and serving and personal care and service.

The legal field; life, physical and social sciences; and the arts, entertainment, sports and media are the three fields expected to grow the least in the coming years.


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Friday
Oct242014

Driver Arrested After Fatal Boise Crash

(BOISE, Idaho) -- The driver involved in the three-car accident on State Street last week that killed a 70-year-old woman has been arrested by Boise Police.

Ersan Lukovac, 22, has been charged with vehicular manslaughter in the crash.

Police say the Boise resident was driving west on State Street last week, swerving and speeding into oncoming traffic. As he approached the intersection of State Street and Ellens Ferry Drive, his Kia sedan collided with a Hyundai Sonata and a Chevrolet Suburban SUV.

The 70-year-old driver of the Hyundai,  Susan K. Wymer of Boise, sustained serious injuries in the crash, and later died at St. Alphonsus Hospital.

The driver and two passengers inside the SUV were not injured.


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Friday
Oct242014

Boise Police Search for Bank Robbery

Boise Police Department(BOISE, Idaho) -- Boise Police are searching for a man who robbed a local bank on Thursday afternoon.

The robbery happened around 4:40 p.m. at a retail store located in the area of West Overland and South Five Mile Roads. Witnesses told police a man walked up to a bank teller and demanded cash. The teller complied, and the robber left with an undisclosed amount of money. No weapon was displayed.

Police have released surveillance photos of the man being sought, and anyone with information on him is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.


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Thursday
Oct232014

Woman, 84, Injured in Eagle Rollover Crash

(BOISE, Idaho) -- An 84-year-old Eagle woman was injured after she lost control of her car in a parking lot Tuesday.

The woman was driving her car into a parking spot at the intersection of Eagle Road and Ranch Drive in the upper tier of a lot just before 3 p.m. when she went too far, according to the Ada County Sheriff's Office.

The car went over some bushes and landed on its roof when it hit the ground, officials said.

Crews cut through metal to rescue the woman.

She was treated at a local hospital for what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries.


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Thursday
Oct232014

Seven Injured in Canyon County Crash Involving Box Truck

(BOISE, Idaho) -- Seven people were injured on Tuesday after a box truck hit an SUV with three children inside, sending both vehicles into a ravine.

Idaho State Police say the driver, Christopher Brisco, 32, was traveling north on Duff Lane with a passenger inside when he failed to stop at the stop sign for Purple Sage Road around 6 p.m.

The Isuzu box truck then struck a Chevorlet Suburban driven by 29-year-old Austin Colton of Middletown in the intersection.

Both vehicles then went off the roadway, rolling down into a nearby ravine.

Austin, the three children inside the SUV, and the two men in the box truck were all transported by ambulance to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise  A second 29-year-old female passenger in the SUV had to be airlifted from the scene.

The crash is still under investigation by the Idaho State Police.


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