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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Boise.

Tuesday
Nov252014

Three Injured in Crash Near Lava Hot Springs

(POCATELLO, Idaho) -- Idaho State Police continue to investigate a crash involving a tractor trailer that left three people injured on Monday.

Amanda Corcorran, 21, of Downey, Idaho, was turning east onto U.S. 30 from the Ranch Inn Motel, and made a wide turn going into oncoming traffic around 7 p.m.

Police say that Russell Lindley, 42, of Pleasant Hill, Iowa, was traveling the opposite direction on U..S 30, driving a tractor trailer and attempted to avoid a collision with Corcorran by going into the eastbound lanes. Still, Lindley ended up striking Corcorran as her car crossed into the eastbound lanes.

Corcorran and her passengers -- Patrick Darnell, 52, of Federal Way, Wash. and Mary Darnell, 47, of Burien, Wash. -- were transported to Portneuf Medical Center by ground ambulance.


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Tuesday
Nov252014

Man Arrested for Unlawful Entry into Neighbor’s Home

(BOISE, Idaho) -- A 29-year-old Boise resident was arrested on Saturday after police say he unlawfully entered a neighbor’s home after allegedly setting fire to his own house.

Officers were called to a home on Kootenai Street after a man contacted authorities, saying he was concerned about a resident at the building.

After Boise Police arrived around 12:20 a.m., they discovered evidence the suspect had set fire to a section of carpet in the basement of his home.

Around two hours later, police responded to a call of an intruder at a separate residence in the same area. They discovered Ashton Reno, 29, inside the home.

The residents of the home told police they did not know Reno and it was unclear how or why he got inside.

Reno was booked into the Ada County Jail and charged with unlawful entry and arson.


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Tuesday
Nov252014

Man Charged in May Double Murder Extradited to Boise

(BOISE, Idaho) -- A Pennsylvania man accused of being involved in a double murder that occurred in Boise in May has been extradited to Boise to face charges.

Boise Police announced Monday that John Douglas, of Reading, Penn., is now in Boise, and is to be arraigned in Ada County. Douglas is charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.

The charges stem from a shooting incident at a central Boise home in May, which left Travontae Calloway, 27 and Elliot Bailey, 28, dead, and a third person injured.

Douglas was arrested in Reading, Penn. in July.

Also charged in the shooting is 34-year-old Samari Winn, who was arrested in Boise shortly after the shooting.


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Monday
Nov242014

Idaho in Top Five States with the Biggest Spenders

(BOISE, Idaho) -- Residents of “The Gem State” are among those who spend the most amounts of cash nationwide.

An analysis of all 50 states and the District of Columbia released by personal finance network WalletHub that compared personal spending against cost of living and income revealed that Idaho ranks second among states with the biggest spenders. Idahoans were also ranked second nationwide for spending the most on housing and utilities.

Mississippi takes the number one spot in the ranking. But while those in the Magnolia State may be living large and accruing debt, the most moneyed individuals in the country actually reside in California.

According to Wealth-X, a prospecting firm that focuses on ultra-wealthy intelligence, 13,445 ultra high net worth individuals -- defined as having $30 million and above in net assets -- reside in the Golden State.

Surprisingly, New York is at the opposite end of the spectrum in all but average home size and percentage of population spending more than they make, categories in which the Empire State ranked 12th and 26th, respectively.


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Monday
Nov242014

Three Injured in Crash Near Downey

(POCATELLO, Idaho) -- Three people were injured in a rollover crash involving an SUV on Interstate 15.

Idaho State Police say around 1:30 p.m. Saturday a Ford Explorer, driven by Gary Conder, 54, of Pocatello, went off the left shoulder of I-15 at milepost 35, near Downey, Idaho. The car went into the median and rolled.

Conder and two passengers inside the SUV were transported to Portnuef Medical Center. They were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash, according to police.


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