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  • Suspect arrested in SLC police chase, crash.

    4 arrested after police chase through Salt Lake City

    SALT LAKE CITY – From shots fired to a police chase, officers have several suspects behind bars Friday. Police were finally able to stop a white Mazda and now have four people in custody, two adults and two juveniles. Authorities said they were called about gunshots in a neighborhood near Mead Ave. and 1700 S. at about 9:30 a.m. When officers arrived, they saw a white Mazda speeding from the area and said they believed the suspects in the car […]

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    Fires at 2 U of U fraternities being investigated as arson, officials say

    SALT LAKE CITY — Officials are investigating fires at two fraternity houses at University of Utah as arson, Salt Lake City Fire officials said Friday morning. At about 4:13 a.m., fire crews arrived at the Pi Kappa Alpha house, 1431 E. 100 South, to find a fire on the third floor. Firefighters extinguished the blaze and kept it contained to one area of the house, which caused damage in the game room, according to a press release from SLC Fire. […]

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    Police: Man uses Mountain Dew to rob convenience store

    FRESNO, Calif. – Investigators in California are searching for a suspect who assaulted a cashier and robbed him, but it’s what he used to rob the clerk that’s getting attention. At Madera Avenue Market nothing gets past Fnu Herbans Lal. “I’m just watching the cameras, the people, new people, new guy,” Herbans Lal said. He sees every corner of this store and after a recent attack, he’s paying even closer attention. “Sometimes I work at night so I feel scared,” […]

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    First U.S. measles death in 12 years reported in Washington state

    CLALLAM COUNTY, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Health reported Thursday what it said was the first confirmed measles death in the United States since 2003. Authorities did not identify the woman, but said she was likely exposed to measles at a local health facility during a recent outbreak in Clallam County. She died in the spring. The measles infection was discovered during an autopsy. “The woman had several other health conditions and was on medications that contributed to […]

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    Utah violinist teams with Condoleezza Rice to perform ‘Amazing Grace’

    A Utah GRAMMY-nominated violinist has just released a video of what she has been working on with someone else you might recognize, former U.S. Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice. Jenny Oaks Baker just put out the video where Rice accompanies her in “Amazing Grace” on the piano. The pair said all the proceeds from the song will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. “It was such a joy and a privilege to perform ‘Amazing Grace’ with Dr. Rice,” Baker said. “It […]

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    Dummies take one for team to show how dangerous fireworks can be

    Dummies are taking one for the team to show us how not to use fireworks this July 4 weekend.  People all over the country are getting ready for Fourth of July festivities. No doubt, many celebrations will include barbecues, parades and fireworks. Officials are taking this opportunity to warn people just how dangerous fireworks can be and they’re using dummies to get their point across.

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    New bubble wrap is ‘unpoppable’ – but why?!

    Stuffed beside the terrible birthday gift your grandma mailed was always the one redemption: Bubble Wrap. That instantly amusing piece of packaging is losing its pop — literally. Sealed Air, the company that created the material in 1960, introduced a version that will no longer pop, according to the Wall Street Journal. Instead, air will shift in columns of bubbles. The new design comes in sheets, allowing more to be stored and shipped at one time — yes, packages of […]

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    Get the tissues; Girl relies on teddy bear to hear father’s voice while he is deployed

    A true story about a girl who relied on a teddy bear to hear the sound of her father’s voice while he was deployed overseas is touching hearts across the internet just in time for Independence Day.

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    Blood-thirsty Lagoon visitors are eating Cannibal alive; it’s finally open

    FARMINGTON, Utah – Blood-thirsty Lagoon visitors are eating the much-anticipated Cannibal roller coaster alive Thursday. Lagoon officials said the ride is finally open to the public with a preliminary “limited soft opening” for testing. “We didn’t make any special announcement, we just opened the gates and in people came,” said Julie Freed, who is the Director of Special Events at Lagoon. pic.twitter.com/KlVDf4woep — Beyond Vertical (@VerticalBlog) July 2, 2015 The amusement park opened the coaster just after 3 p.m. Thursday. […]

  • Hot air balloon crashes into tree at Provo Freedom Festival.

    Hot air balloon crashes into tree at Freedom Festival in Provo

    PROVO, Utah – A man is recovering after his hot air balloon crashed into a tree in Provo at the Freedom Festival Thursday morning. Officials said a hot air balloon above the pig balloon accidentally punctured it with the basket and sent the pig balloon to the ground. The man and his balloon landed in a tree; he is recovering from some minor burns. No one else was injured. Bank of American Fork released the following statement on Facebook: Saw a […]

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    Utah ranks in America’s most and least ‘patriotic’ states

    With the Fourth of July comes flags, barbecues and fireworks (some more legal than others). Americans stock their refrigerators, grill a few dogs and gather with family and friends—remembering, all the while, that it’s all thanks to Lady Liberty. The experts at FindTheHome aimed to determine which states are the “most patriotic.” While there are many ways to show patriotism, they started by measuring civic engagement and Utah is a firework in some categories. Using data from Nonprofit Vote, a […]

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    Washington Navy Yard: Police say ‘all clear’ after lockdown

    WASHINGTON – Federal law enforcement has given the “all clear” at the Washington Navy Yard on Thursday morning, after a lockdown forced workers to hold-in-place and filled the Southeast D.C. neighborhood with police and ambulance vehicles. The U.S. Navy tweeted that the facility was under lockdown around 8 a.m. EDT. The complex is the site of a 2013 shooting where 12 people were killed. DC Police said in a statement around 10:15 a.m. that the search of the Navy Yard […]

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