May 28, 2017: What to Know 

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  • British Airways is recovering from a massive global computer outage that grounded nearly all of its fleet late Friday and early Saturday, stranding thousands of travelers across the planet. The BBC reports BA chief executive said, "We believe the root cause was a power supply issue." More than 800 flights were disrupted, and the incident brought both Heathrow and Gatwick airports in London to a near standstill.

  •  A body was discovered inside a parked car Saturday at Camel's Back Park in the North End of Boise. Not many details have been released, but Boise Police Department tweeted Saturday afternoon there appeared to be no evidence of foul play. The investigation is ongoing as the Ada County Coroner determines a cause of death.

  • Treasure Valley area law enforcement is also investigating a hit-and-run incident in North Boise. The Ada County Sheriff's Office reports a jogger was sideswiped by a vehicle around midnight on Friday. When the jogger confronted the driver, the driver got out, choked the jogger and then drove away. The driver is described as between 18- and 25-years-old, about 5-feet, 7-inches tall and weighing 175 pounds. He was driving a late '90s model  vehicle, possibly a Honda, with no rear license plate.

  • The Idaho Department of Juvenile Corrections reports a teenager being held at Nampa lockup escaped from the facility Saturday.  Paul Hendrix, 15, was serving time after being convicted of arson for setting fire to the home of Mark Heleker, then-principal of Payette High School. IDJC officials said Hendrix was last seen around noon on Saturday, and it is not clear how he escaped. Hendrix is white, 5-feet, 6-inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. He was wearing a maroon shirt and black shorts.
  • One of the the biggest Memorial Day weekend traditions is the Indianapolis 500. Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan will drive the pace car and actor Jake Gyllenhaal is expected to drop the green starting flag today in the 101st edition of what is dubbed, "the greatest spectacle in racing." Of the 33 drivers racing, one will take home the coveted trophy and will be expected to participate in an odd tradition that goes back to 1936: downing a quart of milk. By the way, the American Dairy Association is a major sponsor of the Indy 500.

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