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GARFIELD COUNTY, Utah — Four people were killed and more than a dozen suffered serious to critical injuries in a crash involving a tour bus on State Route 12 near Bryce Canyon Friday. Garfield County Sheriff James Perkins said the bus was carrying tourists from China and had about 30 people aboard when it went off the road at about 11:36 a.m. Friday. Utah Highway Patrol later confirmed at least four people had died and every person on board was […]
LAYTON, Utah — Police in Layton are asking for help finding a man missing since September 6. Layton Police said Norman Cook is an Air Force Reservist who is known to drive a gray 2016 Ford Escape. The man has been missing since September 6. Anyone who sees Cook or who has knowledge of his whereabouts is asked to contact Layton Police.
OREM, Utah — A bear was tranquilized by wildlife officers after causing traffic issues in Orem Wednesday morning. The Utah Department of Transportation posted about the incident around 7:20 a.m., stating the right lane of northbound State Street was closed near Center Street due to police activity. Orem Police said the bear was spotted wandering the streets of Orem but it eventually climbed a tree in front of the police station. Lt. Colledge of Orem Police confirmed just after 8 […]
OGDEN, Utah — A Utah man was arrested on suspicion of sexual exploitation of a minor after police said they traced child pornography downloads to his IP address. Brian James Coleman, 40, was arrested Tuesday and faces 10 felony counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. Booking documents indicate an officer was using software to investigate child pornography being shared over peer-to-peer networks. That investigation turned up several graphic videos involving children, which police said were downloaded from a computer […]
TOOELE, Utah — Crews are putting out a fire in Tooele County Tuesday morning after it destroyed a cabin. Randy Willden of North Tooele Fire District said they were called about a fire burning in Willow Canyon, southwest of Grantsville, around 2 a.m. Crews arrived to find the cabin engulfed in flames. No one was inside when the fire broke out. “A couple of people thought they saw a fire in the canyon,” Willden said. “When the first unit arrived… […]
SALT LAKE COUNTY — Police are asking for help identifying a man suspected of stealing a bike from the Snowbird Center. Unified Police posted several photos of a man who they said is believed to have stolen a purple Juliana Furtado bike worth about $3,000. Anyone who recognizes the man is asked to call Det. Arnold with Unified Police at 801-214-4544 or email him at rarnold@UPDSL.org. The theft occurred August 30 at the Snowbird Center.
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lawmakers will meet for a special session Monday, and medical cannabis is expected to be a major focus. Gov. Herbert called the session earlier this month and said he wants the state’s medical cannabis program to be off the ground by March 2020. Lawmakers are expected to make changes to the medical cannabis bill passed to replace the voter-approved Proposition 2. Those changes include eliminating dispensaries run by county health departments, changing packaging requirements and […]
BRITISH COLUMBIA — Two missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were critically injured in a crash in Kamloops, British Columbia. A church spokesman said the two were in a vehicle that collided with a truck September 13. Both suffered critical injuries that may be life-threatening. “The condition of the occupants of the truck is unknown, and we pray for their well-being,” the press release states. “We also pray for both missionaries and their families, and we […]
UPDATE: Traffic cameras in the area show the debris has been cleared and traffic is flowing in the area again. Previous story continues below: MURRAY, Utah — Three lanes of southbound I-15 are closed at 4500 South in Murray due to spilled fertilizer. Fox 13 first heard report of the traffic impact shortly after 7 a.m. Monday. Trooper Hull with the Utah Highway Patrol said someone lost a load of fertilizer on the interstate, prompting a closure of three lanes. […]
PRICE CANYON, Utah — One person was killed after the driver of a semi attempted to pass another semi in a no-passing zone and struck a pickup truck head-on Friday morning. The deceased has been identified as 22-year-old Baylan B. Nelson of Huntington. The crash occurred at 3:18 a.m., and Utah Highway Patrol states it occurred at mile post 226 on US 6 in Price Canyon. A semi traveling westbound attempted to pass a slower semi “in a no passing […]
HEBER CITY, Utah — A 5th grader in Heber City is getting some recognition for a good deed on behalf of his classmates. Heber Valley Elementary School posted about “this SUPER kind” student who brought the money he got for his birthday to school and offered to pay for other kids’ school lunches. “We love the example that this student and so many others demonstrate each day,” the school wrote.
DUCHESNE COUNTY, Utah — An elementary school crossing guard suffered serious injuries after being hit by a car while escorting a child Thursday morning. The crash occurred at 300 West and 200 North, near Kings Peak Elementary School in Roosevelt, at 7:50 a.m. Roosevelt City Police said a 16-year-old driving a sedan failed to yield to the crossing guard, who was escorting a child at the time. The 70-year-old woman was thrown several feet and suffered serious head and leg […]