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Utah Firefighter Dead

Utah Firefighter Dead

The Utah firefighter who died fighting the Mendocino Complex Fire in California was a member of the Draper City Fire Department according to officials. He was one of five Draper firefighters sent to California to help. The firefighter was protecting life and property while battling the blaze, Draper Mayor Troy Walker […]

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Italy Bridge Collapse

Italy Bridge Collapse

At least 22 people are dead after a huge section of a bridge collapsed in the northern Italian city of Genoa.  The section of the motorway bridge fell 300-feet during a strong storm onto buildings and railroad tracks below.  The bridge is part of a toll road that runs into […]

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Plane Crash Kills One

Plane Crash Kills One

A pilot is dead and two residents are unharmed after a plane crashed into a home in Payson, Utah, about an hour south of Salt Lake City.  The Utah County Sheriff’s Office says the plane crashed into the home early this morning, setting it on fire.  Incredibly, the two people […]

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Stewart Warning

Stewart Warning

Congressman Chris Stewart says Russia and China are targeting the United States in an attempt to undermine democracy and capitalism.  Stewart spoke yesterday at a security forum in Salt Lake City sponsored by the Sutherland Institute.  Stewart said the two communist superpowers want to weaken the U.S. and will sometimes work together to do […]

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Stewart Calls U.S. Target

Stewart Calls U.S. Target

Congressman Chris Stewart says Russia and China are targeting the United States in an attempt to undermine democracy and capitalism.  Speaking at a security forum in Salt Lake City sponsored by the Sutherland Institute Stewart said the two superpowers want to weaken the U.S. and will sometimes work together to do so.  The Republican […]

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Wildlife Bridge Construction

Wildlife Bridge Construction

  UTAH DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TRAFFIC OPERATIONS CENTER Emergency Alert Updated: Thursday, August 02, 2018 Salt Lake & Summit Counties EB I-80 through Parleys Canyon EB I-80 will be closed tonight from MP 133, East Canyon/SR-65, to MP 142, Jeremy Ranch. This closure will begin at 8 PM and last […]

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Suicide Hotline

Suicide Hotline

A bill to create a national suicide prevention hotline is heading to President Trump’s desk after being approved by the Senate.  The bill sponsored by Utah Senator Orrin Hatch and Congressman Chris Stewart would create a national three-digit number similar to 911 that would connect people to suicide prevention services.  […]

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Suspect Barricaded in SL Hotel Room

Suspect Barricaded in SL Hotel Room

BREAKING: Police in South Salt Lake have responded to a suspect who they say has barricaded himself inside a hotel room after robbing an Uber driver while wielding a stun gun this morning. Gary Keller, a spokesman for South Salt Lake Police, says things began when an Uber driver went […]

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The Goose Creek Fire in Box Elder County is 55 percent contained, and the Middle Canyon Fire in Tooele County is at 90 percent containment Thursday morning, according to fire officials. The blaze has consumed over 122,000 acres. Crews continue to fight several wildfires across the state. Smoke from those […]

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Demo Derby Injury

Demo Derby Injury

During Friday night’s demolition derby at the Wasatch County Fair, Chief Deputy Jared Rigby said two cars collided, causing a concrete barrier to fall onto a worker.  Rigby saying “Both concrete barriers came over and landed on his legs, causing some crushing injuries to both his legs,” Bystanders were quick […]

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