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  • Extreme heat causes road buckling, I-15 lane closures

    CENTERVILLE, Utah — Multiple northbound lanes of Interstate 15 were closed Tuesday evening due to road buckling, according to the Utah Department of Transportation. Three of the five northbound I-15 lanes were closed at Parrish Lane at about 5 p.m. UDOT spokesman John Gleason said Utah sees the problem of road buckling once in a while when there are extreme temperatures, generally with old pavement. The joints that contract during winter sometimes expand during summer, and the area experiencing the […]

  • Evacuations lifted after fire burns 10 acres in Emigration Canyon

    SALT LAKE CITY — A wildfire in Emigration Canyon forced evacuations Monday, but all residents are being allowed back into their homes as of about 9 a.m. Tuesday. As of Tuesday morning the fire is burning on an estimated 10 acres and there is no containment, but crews hope to have containment by Tuesday afternoon. UFA spokesperson Ryan Love said the fire started at about 6:20 p.m. Monday in Killyon’s Canyon. The area was hard to get to at first, […]

  • 3 World Cup champions receive ‘Keys to the City’

    SALT LAKE CITY — Three Utah Royals FC players were honored in a special way for their contribution to the U.S. Women’s National Team’s victory at the 2019 World Cup.  Mayors Jackie Biskupski and Jenny Wilson spoke to a cheering crowd before presenting “Keys to the City” to Christen Press, Kelley O’Hara and Becky Sauerbrunn. The three women all contributed to the national team during the tournament — Press with one goal and one assist, O’Hara with two assists (one […]

  • Utah man charged with killing off-duty cop pleads not guilty in Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES — A Utah man has pleaded not guilty to killing two men, including a California deputy. Rhett Mckenzie Nelson, 30, of St. George, entered his plea for charges of murder, attempted murder and robbery, KTLA reports. Nelson is accused of walking into a Jack in the Box restaurant in California on June 10, shooting Deputy Joseph Solano, 50, in the head with a handgun one time and fleeing. Solano later succumbed to his injuries. Nelson is also accused […]

  • Dozens lose home, belongings in Layton apartment complex fire

    LAYTON, Utah — More than two dozen people are now homeless after a fire tore through an apartment building. Investigators with the Layton Fire Department say it began Monday, around 2:30 p.m. as a cooking fire in a first-floor apartment at the Layton Meadows complex. It damaged 24 units. Because the complex was built in 1983, it is not equipped with a sprinkler system.  That allowed the fire to spread quickly. “Our crews were literally just across the street on a fire alarm when this came in, […]

  • Fire destroys house and 6 outbuildings in Paragonah

    PARAGONAH, Utah — A fire in Iron County destroyed one vacation home and six outbuildings Monday afternoon. The fire, at 100 South in Paragonah, was started by equipment catching fire and spreading into dry grass, according to Mike Melton of the Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands. Officials estimated 30 homes were threatened. The fire was contained Monday evening. It burned approximately 15 acres. Two planes, 11 engines and other resources were deployed to contain the fire. There were […]

  • Summit County schools evacuated after gas line struck

    COALVILLE, Utah — Two schools in Summit County were evacuated Monday afternoon after a gas leak. A 1.5-inch gas line was hit by a construction crew on the road between North Summit High School and North Summit Middle School, according to Summit County officials. Students from both schools were evacuated and sent home. The gas leak left a strong odor but did not spread beyond the schools. No residents had to evacuate, officials said. Emergency crews and Dominion Energy were […]

  • Utah man and wife killed after not stopping at Mexican checkpoint

    MEXICO — A Utah man and his wife have been killed in Mexico, possibly by police, local news outlets report. In the Guerrero region near the city of Petatlan, 48-year-old Paul Nielsen and his family were driving from Acapulco to another town early Thursday morning when they didn’t stop at a community police checkpoint, according to a report by SDP Noticias. That’s when local reports say police shot Nielsen and his wife, 43-year-old Janeth Vázquez, in the head. Their 12-year-old […]

  • Midway welcomes home new Rodeo Queen with a parade

    MIDWAY, Utah — The whole town came out on Sunday to congratulate their new queen. The town of Midway held a parade for McKardy Kelly, who was just named the 2020 National High School Rodeo Queen. “It’s amazing. I love my community. I love my family and my friends. It’s amazing that they were all here supporting me. I was super overwhelmed,” she said. “I love them so much, and I just want to thank the community for being here.” […]

  • Woman dead, 2 injured after man opens fire inside car in West Valley

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — One woman is dead and two others were injured in a shooting Saturday night inside a car near 2700 West and 3100 South. Police have arrested Jayson Chase, 38, on charges of murder, aggravated assault, discharge of firearms, obstruction of justice and possession of a firearm by a restricted person, according to court documents. Angela Montoya, 34, was killed in the shooting, according to West Valley City Police. Police say Chase was in a  green […]

  • Utah County ‘burglar’ turns out to be a turkey

    UTAH COUNTY — A wild turkey flew through the window of a home in the Highland/Alpine area Saturday, police discovered after a burglary was reported. Two Lone Peak Police officers reported to a “burglary in progress” call, the department said in a Facebook post. The caller told police they heard a window break at their next-door neighbors’ house, and that the residents were away from home at the time. Police saw a window broken out, found an open door and […]

  • Unified Police: Man arrested by SWAT after domestic violence report

    TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — A man was arrested Saturday in a SWAT operation after failing to come out of a home peaceably, police say. Jonathan Denard Smith, 31, was booked on charges of kidnapping, aggravated assault, obstruction of justice and propelling an object at an officer, according to the Unified Police Department. Officers responded around 2 p.m. to 4100 S. 1300 West in Taylorsville after meeting with a domestic violence victim in an emergency room and learning Smith was at the […]

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