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Local News 12/27/23

A massive 20 car plus pileup on I-84 near the Kimberly exit yesterday shut the westbound lanes of the freeway down for much of the afternoon.  Police say the accident just after noon involved two semi-trucks and multiple passenger vehicles.  Transportation officials say they spent over four hours directing the cleanup.  At least one person was injured.

With the demolition of the three story house where four university of Idaho students were killed a defense lawyer said the planned demolition would benefit Murder suspect Brian Kohberger.  Mark NeJame who has no affiliation with the case is a Florida based lawyer.  The university announced it plans to tear down the home at 7 am tomorrow.

Idaho maximum security prison officials are investigating a fight that broke out Saturday afternoon just before 2.  Over thirty inmates were involved and one inmate was injured.  It happened in a recreation yard inside a day room.

Idaho is ranked last in the nation for having vaccinations.  last year, parents opted out of state-required vaccines for 12% of kids entering kindergarten.  That’s the highest rate in the nation officials say.  It takes around 95 percent to protect against the spread of measles and other diseases. 

On Sunday night the potato drop is set to happen in Boise.  The Idaho Potato Drop has been happening for 11 years near the Idaho capitol.  In addition to the drop of the glowtato that is 18 feet wide and 10 feet tall, there will be a ski and snowboard exhibition on the capitol grounds.

A 23-year-old Idaho man is in the Cache County Utah Jail after crashing into multiple vehicles while being chased by law enforcement Sunday. Brandon Groesbeck was arrested after showing a blood alcohol level of .181.  Law enforcement reported the truck hit three vehicles before driving off of the roadway and into a grassy area. The truck then returned to the road and hit a fourth vehicle.

A man died at a Boise area hospital on Christmas day following a shooting.  The investigation shows revealed that several people were involved in a domestic dispute inside the house before the shooting.

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