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  • Utah County will likely smell like mothballs for the next 6 months, but is it dangerous?

    UTAH COUNTY — Officials with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality say a strange smell that has been plaguing Utah County since early November will likely continue for the next six months. The smell is coming from coal tar pits at the old Geneva Steel plant in Vineyard. The United States Steel Corporation has been tasked with cleaning up the site as UDEQ oversees the operation. While most people just notice a very unpleasant smell, some reported experiencing headaches or […]

  • Salt Lake City finishes the day with worst air quality in the country

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah—Inversion has taken hold over parts of Utah, causing the highest levels of air pollution in the country. Some schools across the state chose not to let children go outside during recess because of the poor air quality on Wednesday. “If it gets into red then we keep everybody inside because we just know it’s not good air for anybody,” said Carolyn Bona, the principal of Mountain Point Elementary in Bluffdale. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, […]

  • Former president of Salt Lake Figure Skating arrested for trying to have sex with minor

    SALT LAKE CITY — Investigators with the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office have arrested the former president of the Salt Lake Figure Skating club on suspicion of trying to have sex with a 13-year-old girl he met online. The DA’s office reports that Matthew Gregory Shepard, 45, asked the teenage girl for explicit photos before they tried to meet up. When he arrived at the predetermined location, he found out he was actually meeting with an officer. Robert Walton-Steadman, […]

  • Body found in South Jordan field was suspect in Thanksgiving shooting, police say

    SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — A man who police say was a suspect in a recent shooting was found dead on a construction site Monday morning. Emergency crews responded to a field in South Jordan after construction crews discovered a man’s body. Police later identified him as Joshua Perez-Garcia, who they say was suspected of shooting three people at a Thanksgiving party early Thursday morning. His vehicle was also found at the scene. South Jordan Police said workers found the man’s […]

  • Woman raises money for her veteran father’s headstone

    LAYTON, Utah — A woman in Layton is trying to raise money for her veteran father’s headstone. Tech Sergeant Milford (Verl) Van Weerd worked at Hill Air Force Base after going on multiple tours of duty. He died suddenly in May at the age of 61 due to complications from gastric bypass surgery. Van Weerd’s daughter, Heidi Chambers, tells FOX 13 the Department of Veterans Affairs promised to pay for his headstone. Six months later, her father is still lying […]

  • Uncle and nephew arrested for kidnapping and abusing women at the same Utah home, 5 years apart

    WEST JORDAN, Utah — FOX 13 is learning more about a man in West Jordan who was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and abusing a woman inside his home for 25 days. Albert “Tony” Yazzie, 29, is not the first person in his family to be arrested for sexual abuse or kidnapping crimes at his home. Officers arrested Tony’s uncle, Patrick Yazzie, at the same home in 2014 on suspicion of kidnapping, raping, and abusing a woman. Patrick Yazzie was […]

  • After almost 10 hours, I-15 is open in both directions after semi rollover in Lehi

    LEHI, Utah –An overturned tanker closed I-15 in both directions near Lehi for almost ten hours Saturday. According to Sergeant Brady Zaugg of Utah Highway Patrol, the tanker was full of highly flammable butane and crashed and rolled around 10:30 a.m. The semi was hauling doubles. One of the trailers ended up on the raised concrete structure and the other tanker overturned onto its side “Butane is highly flammable but not very reactive or explosive,” Sgt. Zaugg said. “I can’t […]

  • Weather conditions knockout out power for thousands in northern Utah

    OGDEN, Utah — On Thursday morning, Rocky Mountain Power reported more than 4,500 customers in northern Utah without electricity. The majority of customers have had power restored since. Most of the issues were in Ogden, Cache County, and Box Elder County. Brandon Clark, who has lived in Ogden for approximately five years, said Rocky Mountain Power was able to turn on the electricity just in time to save Thanksgiving for his family. He was debating whether to take his family […]

  • Funeral held in Lewiston for WWII soldier after remains identified

    LEWISTON, Utah — It had been 77 years since Helen Lower Simmons was in the same city as her older brother, a tech sergeant with the United States Army Air Forces. She was 14 years old. Max W. Lower was reunited with his sister and laid to rest with full military honors on Saturday in his hometown of Lewiston, Utah. Lower was a 23-year-old radio operator on a B-24 Liberator that was shot down over Romania during Operation Tide Wave […]

  • Students withdraw from BYU-Idaho due to university’s decision to not accept Medicaid

    REXBURG, Idaho — Brigham Young University – Idaho has announced it will no longer be allowing students to enroll in classes if Medicaid is their only form of health insurance. The policy change is forcing some students to drop out of school. Others plan to protest the change because of how important Medicaid is for them and their families. Andrew Taylor, whose wife still attends BYU-Idaho, told FOX 13 he is now looking for a job to support his family. […]

  • RV fire turns into commercial fire in Marriott-Slaterville

    MARRIOTT-SLATERVILLE, Utah — A firefighter suffered a cut on his arm and another person suffered a burn injury in a fire in an industrial area of Weber County Tuesday morning. According to Weber Fire District, an RV caught fire next to an industrial building at 1527 S 1100 W. Two people were inside the building and made it out safely, a spokeswoman for Weber Fire District said. The person who suffered the burn injury was associated with the RV, the […]

  • Health and environmental inspectors will investigate foul smell in Orem; old steel plant may be the culprit

    OREM, Utah — Inspectors with the Utah County Health Department and Utah Department of Environmental Quality are preparing to investigate a foul smell that has been plaguing people in Orem for weeks. People who live in the area have reported the smell being especially bad the last few days, giving some people nausea and headaches. The smell disappeared on Monday, but residents said it is common for the odor to leave and then come back. The city of Orem suspects […]

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