Originally published on Thu January 3, 2013 6:18 pm
The Northwest Korean community is grieving two more victims in that deadly bus crash in northeast Oregon. So far, seven of the nine victims’ names have been released in the accident that also injured dozens.
One of the latest two victims to be identified is Chun Ho Bahn, age 63. She was a U.S. Citizen from Bothell, Washington. Her husband is being treated at a hospital in Pendleton. The other victim is Ae Ja Kim, age 61, from Korea. Her husband is still being treated in Portland, Oregon.
Boise State Wednesday released the details of its new contract with the Mountain West Conference. Last year the Boise State football team left the conference to join the Big East and the university put its other sports in the Big West. Since then, the Big East has lost several teams.
Investigators in Eastern Oregon say snowy conditions likely played a role in yesterday's crash of a tour bus that left nine people dead east of Pendleton. According to Oregon State Police the bus crashed through a guardrail before plummeting at least 200 feet down a steep highway embankment along I-84. At least 26 people were transported to hospitals with a range of injuries. Oregon State Police Spokesman Gregg Hastings says investigators are still trying to piece together the events that lead to the crash.
Tonight marks the longest night of the year. Advocates chose this night to remember the homeless who have died in 2012. The National Homeless Person’s Memorial happens in more than 150 cities, including Boise.
Jayne Sorrels is the Executive Director of Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services. “We gather together as a community and recognize and honor, remember those who have died in the last year who were homeless, formerly homeless and those who were homeless advocates.”
Two female patas monkeys are resting at Zoo Boise after arriving on a late-night Delta flight from the east coast.
The females are meant as companions for the male patas monkey who saw his cage mate bludgeoned to death last month during a break in at the zoo.
A Boise spokesperson says the zoo received an outpouring of community support. The volunteer organization known as The Friends of Zoo Boise have pledged to help raise $209,000 for a new habitat for the monkeys. So far, $75,000 has been raised.