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November 5, 2013 at 11:08 AM
The Associated Press
BOISE, Idaho — A Las Vegas man targeted at least 21 ATM machines in western states as part of a crime spree involving the theft of $124,000 in cash and tens of thousands of dollars in damage to the equipment, a federal prosecutor said.
Clarence Edward Lancaster, 57, appeared in U.S. District Court in Boise on Monday and pleaded guilty to one count of bank larceny after authorities said he pried open an ATM on a college campus in Twin Falls.
As part of his deal with prosecutors, he acknowledged other ATM thefts from June 2012 through January 2013, in Idaho, Wyoming, Washington, Utah, Oregon and Arizona, U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson said in a press release following the plea.
The thefts involved some $124,000 in U.S. currency, $88,000 in damages caused to the machines, and $3,600 in property damage to buildings and equipment.
Lancaster was arrested in Arizona on Jan. 21 after a music instructor at Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher saw a man walking toward an area in a closed building where an ATM machine was located. The instructor, who was rehearsing with students in the building closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, recorded the man’s license plate and turned it over to police. Lancaster was later stopped and arrested in his Cadillac Escalade.
September 26, 2013 at 9:43 PM
UPDATE: 6:15 a.m. Friday | The Associated Press is reporting this morning that the person who died was in fact the pilot.
UPDATE: 10:10 p.m. | A United Airlines spokeswoman told the Associated Press that a crew member, not the pilot, had the heart attack that caused a Houston-to-Seattle flight to make an emergency landing in Boise tonight.
ORIGINAL POST | A United Airlines flight from Houston to Seattle landed in Boise, Idaho, tonight after its pilot reportedly had a heart attack in the cockpit.
The co-pilot landed the Boeing 737 safely at Boise Airport, and the pilot was taken to an area hospital, airport spokeswoman Patti Miller said.
The crew and passengers of Flight 1603 are waiting in the terminal while United finds a pilot to fly the plane the rest of the way, she said.
There is no word yet on the pilot’s condition, Miller said.
January 28, 2012 at 6:24 PM
From The Associated Press
Boise Airport officials say an American Airlines passenger jet traveling from
Chicago Dallas to Seattle carrying 141 passengers and crew landed in Boise on Saturday after the pilot reported engine failure a mechanical issue.
A Boise Airport spokeswoman tells KTVB-TV (http://bit.ly/yeKqfy) that the MD-80 landed safely at the Idaho airport.
Officials say the flight stopped in Boise as a precaution because of a low-oil indicator light.
Passengers were being rebooked on other airlines to get them to Seattle.
Officials say American Airlines sent equipment from Los Angeles to Boise and were able to repair the aircraft.
Correction: AP has corrected the original version. The plane was traveling from Dallas to Seattle. Also, AP earlier reported that the pilot had reported engine failure. The corrected version changes this to a “mechanical issue.”
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