Ruth Brown, Idaho Statesman

Ruth Brown

Idaho Statesman

Boise, ID, United States

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Past articles by Ruth:

Nampa man sentenced to life in prison without parole for the murder of his parents

Willie Taylor, 50, was convicted after a May trial of killing his father, Paul Robert Taylor, 76, and his mother, Mary Jane “Jane” Taylor, 77, in September 2017. He put their bodies in a shed and then fled to Oregon. → Read More

3-year-old girl in critical condition after crash on Orchard Street, says Boise PD

A two-vehicle crash on the Bench left a 3-year-old girl hospitalized with life-threatening injuries, Boise Police said. The collision occurred at midnight July 2 on Orchard Street. → Read More

BREAKING: Man found dead of gunshot wounds in Canyon County field, 1 suspect arrested

Deputies responded to a report of a shooting that occurred in a farm field near the intersection of Upper Pleasant Ridge Road and Beet Road. The 45-year-old victim died at the scene, said the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office. → Read More

Body found by kayakers on the Boise River, Canyon County works to identify the deceased

Deputies responded to the report on the Boise River and found the body about a half-mile west of the Lansing Lane river access area. Kayakers in Canyon County called in the report, according to the sheriff’s office. → Read More

Boise man accused of holding woman against her will, threatening her with a knife

Boise Police arrested a man on the Boise Bench who is accused of holding a woman against her will, attempting to strangle her and resisting police. He was booked into Ada County Jail on Monday. → Read More

Shelter to host vigil after 4 people connected to the homeless community die in 1 week

None of the deaths are believed to be connected and no foul play is suspected, but all four were found in Downtown Boise. The Corpus Christi House is holding a vigil at 6 p.m. on Tuesday for the deceased. → Read More

Woman found dead in Downtown Boise 3 days before man found dead, just blocks away

Boise Police found two dead bodies within three days just blocks away from each other. Foul play is not suspected in either case and they are not connected. → Read More

Eagle man charged with failing to report the death of his 97-year-old mother

William Rhoton, of Eagle, has been charged for failing to report the death of his mother, Barbara Rhoton, 97. Her cause and date of death has not been determined, according to the Ada County Coroner’s Office. → Read More

Trial canceled for ex-Ada County treasurer accused of misusing funds, plea deal reached

Vicky McIntyre was accused of misusing her county-issued credit card while she was treasurer in Ada County in 2016. She faced three felony charges, but now may enter a plea agreement. → Read More

Boise man booked on suspicion of 10 child sex crimes involving 2 minors

Michael Young, of Boise, was arrested on suspicion of 10 counts of lewd conduct with a child younger than age 16. He was booked into Ada County Jail, where he remained on Tuesday. → Read More

Motorcyclist dies on Highway 55 after crashing, striking a guardrail with no helmet

William Balding, of Boise, was driving a 2009 Yamaha motorcycle north on Highway 55, north of Banks, Idaho. He hit a guardrail and was not wearing a helmet. → Read More

Boise Police are searching for a missing 2-year-old boy. Have you seen him?

Boise Police say Bentley, age 2, was last seen at a home near 24th Street and Regan Avenue, when his care taker realized around 2 a.m. that the child was gone and the front door was open. → Read More

‘All I could see was red,’ recounts 76-year-old victim in Boise stabbing case

Ruben Diaz is accused of stabbing a 74-year-old man multiple times in Boise last year. He was temporarily deemed unfit for trial and hospitalized until his competency was restored. Now he’s back in court. → Read More

Police ID dump truck driver who caused traffic backup after I-84 crash near Caldwell

The truck driver drove off the right shoulder of I-84, over-corrected, and then back onto the roadway where the vehicle overturned and blocked all westbound lanes for about three hours near Caldwell. → Read More

Deputies continue search for 18-year-old swimmer who jumped in the Boise River last night

The swimmer reportedly jumped into fast-moving water near Main Street and Star Road in Star. He and two other people jumped into the water, but the missing man did not resurface. → Read More

Boise man died of burns after a home health aide left him in hot bath, friend says

Boise Police are still investigating the death of 38-year-old Benjamin Reed, who died May 27 at a hospital. Police say he was put in a bath of hot water and died of the injuries at a Salt Lake City burn unit. → Read More

Nampa teen, tried as adult, found guilty of murder in killing of fellow 16-year-old

Juan Menchaca Olvera, of Nampa, is accused of fatally shooting 16-year-old Roberto “Robert” Angel Gomez last year in Nampa. He is charged with first-degree murder and robbery and is being tried as an adult. → Read More

Lawsuit: Local jail held man after he posted bond solely because of immigration status

Canyon County is being sued by Ramon Espinoza Rodriguez after he said the jail held him unlawfully after his bond was paid. He alleges the jail’s bailbondsman said he was being held due to a hold by ICE. → Read More

BREAKING: Tornado warning issued for parts of Elmore, Owyhee counties

A tornado warning has been issued for southeastern Elmore County and northeastern Owyhee County until 4:15 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. → Read More

Jurors hear police interview of Canyon County boy accused of killing fellow 16-year-old

Robert Gomez died at a hospital from multiple gunshot wounds on Sept. 25, 2018. The 16-year-old is believed to have been shot by another 16-year-old in Nampa. Several co-defendants are charged. → Read More