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  • Startling number of safety violations after semi inspections in Park City

    PARK CITY, Utah — Park City Police have discovered an extreme number of violations while inspecting commercial vehicles. The inspection comes in the middle of a series of problems involving semitrailers that snarled traffic across the state over the last week. “I’ve had tires blow. You have to fight the truck to get it off the road,” Joe Arrighi said. Thirty years driving a big rig, Arrighi’s experienced it all. “It sounds like a cannon going off,” Arrighi said. Now, […]

  • Utah fire agencies list fireworks restrictions for 2019

    SALT LAKE CITY — Fire departments around Utah are making the public aware of the boundaries in which fireworks may legally be discharged for Pioneer Day. Fireworks can be legally discharged in designated areas from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m between July 22-25. The hours extend to midnight on July  24. Fireworks are prohibited in all national forests year-round, regardless of weather conditions or holidays. The State Fire Marshal’s Office compiled the following list of fireworks restrictions for Utah. Check […]

  • Clark Planetarium celebrates Apollo 11 anniversary with West Jordan rocket launch

    WEST JORDAN, Utah — To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that first landed humans on the moon, the Clark Planetarium shot off some rockets of their own with local kids. At Veteran’s Memorial Park in West Jordan, rocket after rocket soared into the sky, celebrating the historic launch that sent astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins to the moon 50 years ago. Among the crowd of cheering children was Utah’s very own astronaut. Jake Garn […]

  • Massive essential oil convention projected to bring in millions of dollars to Utah’s economy

    SALT LAKE CITY — This week, Salt Lake City has been overtaken by tens of thousands of people attending the 25th annual Young Living Essential Oils International Grand Convention. When they depart, they will have left behind millions of dollars for the city’s economy. The event is one of the largest conventions to visit Salt Lake City.  It’s so big, there are multiple sites across the Wasatch Front, including Salt Palace Convention Center, Vivint Smarthome Arena, Rice-Eccles Stadium and Hale […]

  • Davis School District to pay over $62,000 in civil rights lawsuit settlement

    WEST POINT, Utah — Davis School District will pay more than $62,000 to settle a civil rights lawsuit. The mother of a biracial student said he was assaulted by a bus driver because of his race. The lawsuit stems from what happened at West Point Junior High in February when the 13-year-old boy was getting off the bus. Surveillance video from inside the bus shows several white students getting off a bus before John Neisbitt closes the door right behind […]

  • Air quality hits unhealthy, DEQ expects levels to worsen with fires, heat

    SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — The air we breathe along the Wasatch Front is reaching unhealthy levels and it is expected to get worse in the coming weeks. As temperatures soar to the 90s, the Veatupu family finds relief in the water at a park in Bluffdale. What’s harder to escape, their asthma. All six children suffer from the disease. “When they have it, we all have it,” Mafi Veatupu said. Their symptoms flared up last weekend while the family […]

  • Unified Police investigating officer-involved shooting that killed suspect and injured officer

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Unified Police Department is investigating how a Salt Lake City Police officer was shot by a fellow officer Monday afternoon. It happened during an officer-involved shooting that killed a man inside Sunrise Metro Apartments near 600 South and 500 West. Salt Lake Police say the officer wasn’t badly hurt when he was hit by friendly fire. On Tuesday, police would not confirm if the officer took a direct hit or if a bullet ricocheted. However, […]

  • Man killed in officer-involved shooting; SLC Police say wounded officer was hit by friendly fire

    SALT LAKE CITY — One man was killed  and an officer was wounded after a Salt Lake City Police officer fired shots during an incident Monday afternoon. According to Salt Lake City Police, three officers responded to a man experiencing a mental health crisis at Sunrise Metro Apartments, 580 South and 500 West. Sgt. Brandon Shearer said the person in crisis “presented a weapon,” and one officer fired shots at him. Those shots hit that person as well as a […]

  • Thousands gather for Western Stampede parade in West Jordan

    WEST JORDAN — Utah celebrated our nation’s Independence Day Thursday and thousands of families woke up early to catch the best seats in West Jordan. From horses, the Armed Forces and first responders, there was plenty to enjoy. There were also some familiar FOX 13 faces in the parade. Parade attendees said they consider it an honor to celebrate our nation’s birthday. “It means we get to celebrate our freedom that other counties don’t have,” said Tate Jenkins. “The freedoms […]

  • Man booked into jail after clerk stabbed to death at Maverik in Salt Lake City

    SALT LAKE CITY — A man has been booked into jail after a Maverik clerk was killed and another person was injured in a stabbing in Salt Lake City early Wednesday morning. Salt Lake City Police said they booked 21-year-old Tukka Gonne into jail “for the homicide that occurred”. The victim has been identified as 41-year-old Joseph Allen. Police believe things began with a fight at the Maverik near 1300 South Main Street around 3:15 a.m. That fight escalated into […]

  • Be careful with fireworks, warn fire officials and man whose house almost burned down

    COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — Beginning Tuesday, fireworks can legally be lit in Utah in celebration of Independence Day. However, there are several cities that have restricted areas, including Cottonwood Heights. Flames surrounded Dave Schoeneck’s home on July 4, 2017. An aerial firework ignited the flames in a grassy area next to his property. “At that point, all I could do is drop to my knees and pray,” Schoeneck said. The fire broke windows, melted siding, took out two large trees, a […]

  • Vigil for MacKenzie Lueck held at University of Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY — A vigil was held Monday night in honor of murdered University of Utah student MacKenzie Lueck. Organizers said the event was first planned as a prayer vigil to bring MacKenzie home. Instead, the focus turned toward celebrating her life. Former sorority sister Rachel Roach placed flowers down for MacKenzie before the vigil. “She was just the kind of person who always had a sparkle in her eye,” Roach said. “She never excluded anyone.” Friends remembered MacKenzie’s […]

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