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  • Storm in Herriman floods streets, damages property

    HERRIMAN, Utah — As a storm started to roll in Monday night, a neighborhood in Herriman was still cleaning up what the last one left behind. “Heartbreaking. It’s surreal. It’s unbelievable,” said Chris Christensen, who lives along Jeannette Lane in Herriman. Heavy rainstorms in Salt Lake County left about a foot of water in Christensen’s backyard, causing part of the ground to collapse into his basement. “It’s a dream home. It’s something we built together,” Christensen said. “It’s our dream […]

  • Utah second-worst state for mammogram screenings, initiative hopes to change that

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah has the second worst record in the country for mammogram screenings, with only about 64 percent of insured women over the age of 40 getting them annually. According to Dr. Brett Parkinson, who serves as Director of Breast Imaging at Intermountain Medical Center, many more women are at risk of getting breast cancer than the public realizes. “The truth is about 75 percent of our breast cancer cases here occur in women who have no […]

  • This photo shows black smoke above the Stericycle facility in North Salt Lake on August 7.

    Stericycle responds after Gov. Herbert calls for criminal investigation into facility

    SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced Thursday he is launching three investigations into a medical waste disposal facility in the wake of recent allegations made against the facility, and he has asked the Utah Attorney General’s Office to open a criminal investigation. Stericycle in North Salt Lake has been the focus of protests and demonstrations for many months, as residents are upset about the black plumes of smoke that sometimes appear above the facility during bypasses. Earlier, […]

  • Faulty door on recalled rental car frustrates family

    SALT LAKE CITY — Michelle Boyd picked up her rental car in Salt Lake City last Tuesday, gearing up for a road trip with family. However, they didn’t make it far before they started running into dangerous car trouble. “My son was in the front seat, and I was in the back, and the door kind of flew open on him,” Boyd said. As the family was pulling into a parking lot, the front passenger door somehow became unlatched. The […]

  • Judge dismisses snowboarders’ lawsuit against Alta Ski Resort

    SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed over Alta ski Resort’s snowboarding ban. In the ruling handed down Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Dee Benson rejected a claim by the group Wasatch Equality that they had a “constitutional right to snowboard at Alta Ski Resort.” “To put it simply, Plaintiffs’ case fails because there is no law to support it,” Benson wrote. “The Equal Protection Clause is not a general fairness law that allows everyone […]

  • Bingham High students walk out protesting dress code enforcement at dance

    SOUTH JORDAN, Utah – Two days after a dozen girls were turned away from their homecoming dance, approximately 100 students from Bingham High School walked out of classes in protest. “For a lot of us, this was our last homecoming and we couldn’t even go in,” student Cierra Gregersen said. The high school senior wore the dress in question to school on Monday in protest. “I understand having a dress code for a learning experience,” Gregersen said. “But when it […]

  • An evidence photo courtesy of the Utah County Attorney's Office showing the sword involved in the fatal shooting of Darrien Hunt

    Authorities name officers involved in fatal shooting of Darrien Hunt, release image of sword

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah — More than a week after Darrien Hunt, 22, was shot and killed by police in Saratoga Springs, his family called on the U.S. Department of Justice to review the case. “All I see is my son being murdered and nobody wanting to come forward,” said Hunt’s mother, Susan Hunt. On Friday, the family’s attorney said he believes the shooting was racially motivated, which should warrant an investigation by a federal agency. “I believe that he would […]

  • New PCMR owner talks to Park City Council

    PARK CITY, Utah — The leaves are only just starting to turn in Park City, but all eyes are on the ski season that comes next, one many weren’t sure they were going to have until last week. At Thursday night’s city council meeting, a crowd of residents were able to meet the people who are bringing it to them, Vail Resorts, the new owners of Park City Mountain Resort. “I think there’s anxiety and uncertainty, and people want to […]

  • Advocates call for incinerator shutdown after new allegations surface

    NORTH SALT LAKE, Utah — Clean air advocates demanded Gov. Gary Herbert shutdown the medical waste incinerator Stericycle on Wednesday, after an anonymous whistleblower came forward with new allegations against the company. According to an interview done by EnviroNews, a former employee of the plant claims staff instructed them to illegally incinerate radioactive waste and tamper with scales to alter the record of how much waste was being burned. Members of Communities for Clean Air and Utah Physicians for a […]

  • SLC Council works on compromise for rideshare groups, taxis

    SALT LAKE CITY — Since the spring, the cab companies of Salt Lake City have had to start making room on the streets for some competition. In April, Lyft launched its operation in town, followed by Uber. Now, the city is trying to figure out what to do about them. “I think that it’s important we solve the problem because transportation for our residents in Salt Lake City is really important,” said Salt Lake City council chair, Charlie Luke. The […]

  • A photo of Darrien Hunt.

    Elected official advocates for police body cams after Saratoga springs shooting

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah — Four days after Saratoga Springs Police shot and killed a man in a local shopping plaza, they took to Facebook to address the shooting and those covering it. Darrien Hunt, 22, was killed Wednesday. In a post on the police department’s official page, they said in part, “Everyone should remember that the news outlets have ratings they need to gain. They don’t report facts. They use innuendo, opinion and rumor and then report it as fact.” […]

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    2 dead, 1 injured; Ogden police investigating homicide

    OGDEN, Utah – Police are investigating a homicide at a residence in Ogden Friday evening, and two people are dead and a third suffered injury. Lt. Danielle Croyle of the Ogden City Police Department said police personnel responded to a home in the area of 500 North and Eccles Avenue Friday regarding some sort of domestic violence situation. The on-duty watch commander with Ogden PD tells FOX 13 News police found a 22-year-old woman outside of that residence who had […]

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