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  • Gateway traffic slows as City Creek business bustles

    SALT LAKE CITY – In the almost five months since the City Creek Center opened in downtown Salt Lake City, the Gateway just a couple blocks away has lost a lot of business. Some shops, like American Eagle Outfitters, Gap and J. Crew, have moved to City Creek in the last few months and others are heading there. Anthropologie, an upscale clothing store, is closing its doors soon, and the Apple Store will be out by the end of the year. […]

  • Residents pack up belongings for Dump Fire evacuation

    SARATOGA SPRINGS – As the human-caused Dump Fire rapidly grows, thousands of residents of Saratoga Springs and Eagle Mountain were forced to evacuate their homes with only a few minutes’ warning. Residents packed up their most important possessions – family heirlooms, photos, documents – and left their homes, some with a police escort. “It’s kind of nuts. We just packed up my wife and kids and they’re gone, and we’re leaving now,” said Kirk Wilkins, who was evacuated from his […]

  • Wong resigns in settlement with district

    Former Timpview Football Coach Louis Wong officially resigns as part of a settlement with the school district. Wong was fired from his position at Timpview High School over the misuse of funds. The Provo School Board agreed to pay out the rest of his contract and withdrew its termination of his employment, if Wong would resign and agree to withdraw his appeal with the district. Wong was suspended after an audit of the school’s finances showed misuse of funds, inappropriate […]

  • Military medical procedure helps stop snoring

    WEST JORDAN — A procedure first developed by medics in the military is now helping one local doctor stop people from snoring. Before Sharon Taufer’s husband received the new treatment, she says the snoring made it impossible to sleep next to him. But after a simple medical procedure, she says she can finally sleep in the same bed as her husband after the snoring stopped. “I really can’t hear out of my left ear well. It was loud enough that […]

  • City Creek Center facing discrimination claims

    SALT LAKE CITY – Controversy surrounding the code of conduct at City Creek Center began before the mall opened and hasn’t died down in the month since its grand opening. City Creek Center officials say that the code of conduct for the mall is consistent with rules in shopping centers across the country, but some shoppers say they’ve been asked by security to leave the mall for tattoos or homosexual behavior. Tesay Holiday is a bisexual teen who says that […]

  • Summit Co. residents fight power pole installation

    KAMAS — New power lines going up in a Summit County neighborhood have residents upset. Rocky Mountain Power plans to install a new transmission line from Kamas to Oakley. Kamas residents are resisting the addition, saying it will ruin their view. “My view is of Deer Valley. I look out my window and I see framed in my trees Deer Valley,” said resident Ally Barr. “That’s going to change my experience of where I live.” The project began 6 years […]

  • Study says Utahns’ biggest concern is the economy

    A new study indicates that the biggest issue on Utahns’ minds right now is the economy. The results of the 2012 Utah Priorities Survey were released on Friday. The survey first ask voters about their worries, then the Utah Foundation compiled the answers, condensed the list of topics and then had others rank their concerns. Jobs and the economy rank at the top of Utahns’ minds. In second place is K-12 education. Energy issues, healthcare, taxes and state government spending, […]

  • City Creek shoppers enjoy a Breakfast at Tiffany’s

    Tiffany & Co. opened its doors at the City Creek Center on Wednesday morning. The jewelry store, known for its diamonds and blue-green boxes, held a Breakfast at Tiffany event Wednesday morning, paying homage to the 1961 film Audrey Hepburn film of the same name. The City Creek Center store is the first Tiffany location in Utah.

  • Crosswalk at 1500 South and State Street

    UDOT: Traffic light coming to dangerous intersection

     A traffic light has been in the planning stages for a dangerous Salt Lake City intersection for almost a year. The crosswalk at State Street and 1500 South is marked with white lines on the street and pedestrians are sometimes supplied with orange flags to cross the four lanes of traffic. Many motorists do not stop despite it being marked as a crosswalk. On March 14, a girl and her mother were run over while trying to cross  the intersection.  […]

  • Opponents call for ban on blended nuclear waste in Utah

    Friday is the final day for public comment on the decision to allow EnergySolutions to dump blended nuclear waste in Utah. HEAL Utah held a news conference on Thursday to showcase the public’s opposition to that decision. HEAL Utah is calling for the prevention of higher-level nuclear waste coming to Utah and says EnergySolutions has found a loophole in the current state law that allows blended nuclear waste to enter the state. “Blended nuclear waste is a brand new waste processing scheme […]

  • Shooter in 2009 gang slaying pleads guilty

    The teen accused of shooting and killing a rival gang member on a West Valley City golf course in 2009 pleaded guilty on Thursday. 17-year-old Antonie Farani pleaded guilty to the February 2009 shooting of 18-year-old JoJo Brandstatt, who was allegedly marched at gunpoint onto the course and left for dead. Prosecutors say Greg Brown was taken hostage by Farani, Spencer Isiah Cater, Jeremiah Hak Williamson and Shardise Olataga Malaga after trying to trade marijuana for a gun with the group. They […]

  • Glasses help restore vision in sufferers of macular degeneration

    35 percent of seniors suffer from a nerve deterioration in their eyes that leave them seeing blind spots, but their eyesight can be restored with a special type of glasses. 85-year-old Alice Johnson suffered from macular degeneration, where the nerves in the back of the eye are falling apart, causing blind spots. Johnson’s daughter-in-law saw an ad in the newspaper featuring a type of glasses that would make it possible for her to see again. The glasses have a built-in telescope […]

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