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  • Shelter in place, lockout protocols lifted at Salt Lake-area schools

    SALT LAKE CITY — Schools in the Granite and Salt Lake City school districts are no longer on shelter in place or lockout protocols after police investigated a series of threats Tuesday. According to Salt Lake City Police, numerous daycare and preschool locations received threats from a male caller claiming to be in the parking lot and threatening violence on the school. The threats prompted several elementary and junior high schools to either lockout or shelter in place, but both […]

  • West Jordan police seize THC vape cartridges, arrest man who might be connected to July murder of Taylorsville woman

    WEST JORDAN, Utah — West Jordan Police announced a major drug bust Friday morning. Officers seized $30,000 worth of THC cartridges, the active ingredient in marijuana produced to be used in vaporizers as well as $57,000 in cash. Police say the seizure followed months of investigating and led to the arrest of the leader of the group believed to have been distributing the drugs. They arrested Juan Cruze Castruita, and say he ran a drug distributing ring that called themselves […]

  • Woman arrested on suspicion of DUI, forging prescriptions, after crashing into Moroni home

    MORONI, Utah — A 42-year-old woman faces multiple charges after the car she was driving crashed into a home in the Sanpete County town of Moroni. According to a probable cause statement filed in 6th District Court in Manti, officers were dispatched to a home on Duck Springs Drive at 8:10 a.m. Sunday, December 30. They determined the car had driven off of  State Road 132 and crashed into the front porch of the house, and a woman was sitting […]

  • Multiple Agencies called out to house fire in Holladay

    HOLLADAY, Utah — Firefighters from two agencies were called to a residential fire in Holladay Friday afternoon. Crews from Unified Fire Authority and the South Salt Lake Fire Department responded to the area of 3900 South Feramorz Drive around 2:15 p.m. Flames were visible coming from the three-story structure when the first firefighters arrived, but crews were able to put out the fire in a short time. It is a duplex, and no one was at home at the time, […]

  • Utahns asked to make sure Christmas trees don’t bring unwelcome insects into homes

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food is warning Utahns to inspect Christmas trees for invasive species before bringing them into your homes. “Most people don’t think about pathways for invasive species,” Kris Watson, UDAF Insect Program manager and state entomologist said. “They see a beautiful Christmas tree and or piece of wood furniture and don’t realize it could be a carrier for an unwelcome insect.” Of particular concern are the gypsy moth and the pine […]

  • Firefighters and neighbors with garden hoses douse grass fire in Cottonwood Heights

    COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah — A grass fire threatened several homes in Cottonwood Heights Tuesday evening. The fire was reported a little before 7 p.m. and was threatening homes in the area of 7500 South Brighton Point. According to a tweet by Unified Fire, crews responded quickly and with the help of neighbors with garden hoses, the fire was quickly put out without causing any damage. The cause is still under investigation and one crew is still on scene making sure […]

  • Former Utah resident captures dramatic video of an earthquake that struck off the coast of Venezuela

    NEAR YAGUARAPARO, Venezuela — A magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck Tuesday near Yaguaraparo, off the northeastern coast of Venezuela, according to the US Geological Survey. Stefano Pozzebon, a journalist in Caracas, told CNN he felt shaking for at least one minute, and a seven-floor building he was in was evacuated. No damage and no tsunami warning were immediately reported. Venezuelan Interior Minister Néstor Luis Reverol asked for people to remain calm on his official Twitter account. Irald Cabrera, a translator for […]

  • The most popular electric cars by state

    HOUSTON — The most popular electric car in Utah is the Tesla Model X. That’s according to a report by Amigo Energy based in Houston, Texas. The report is based on what kind of cars people are searching for online in each state. The BMW i8 is the most popular electric vehicle in 19 states. The Chevy Bolt is searched for online more than other electric vehicles in nine states. The Tesla Model S is most popular in California and […]

  • Students put rivalry aside, raise funds for student who needs wheelchair-accessible van

    AMERICAN FORK, Utah – Rival high schools put their differences aside to raise money for a student in need Saturday. Students at American Fork High School and Lone Peak High School organized an event called “Kevin’s Karnival.” The goal of the event was to raise money to help Kevin Baillargon’s family purchase a new wheelchair-accessible van. “Lots of meetings,” said Alec Atkinson, a junior at American Fork H.S. “It has become a full time job the last two weeks.” The […]

  • Veterinarian removes 21 pacifiers from dog’s stomach

    EDMOND, Okla. – A veterinarian in Oklahoma has quite a tale to tell after removing 21 pacifiers from a dog’s stomach. The veterinarian at Gentle Care Animal Hospital said he had to share the story because “this was the most fascinating and exciting surgery I have ever done…” A local couple recently had a baby and were wondering what was happening to all of their child’s pacifiers. One day, the child’s grandmother saw the dog, Dovey, jump up on the counter and […]

  • Non-profit helps injured Utah service dog get back on the job

    MIDVALE, Utah – “Granola Munchkin” will soon be back on the job. The Chihuahua is a service dog for Katherine Flesch, who suffers seizures and from a degenerative disc disease. She was working at a LDS Bishop’s storehouse with Granola last week, when Flesch decided to come down the ladder. “Because of the disc degenerative disease, she’s taught to jump from my chest onto the floor, land perfectly well,” Flesch said. “She’s never not landed well, and she didn’t land […]

  • Missing, non-verbal autistic teenager from Midvale found safe and sound in Farmington

    MIDVALE, Utah – A missing teenager with autism from Midvale was found Monday night in good condition in Farmington. Bryton Elias, 15, who is described as a non-verbal autistic teen had been missing from the area of 7911 south Pioneer Street in Midvale since 3:45 p.m. Monday afternoon. Lt. Brian Lohrke with Unified Police says the boy was found in a grocery store in Farmington.  He’s not sure how the boy got there, but he’s in good condition and has […]

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