Utah News

Utah Weather
10:30 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Flash flooding in Garfield County harms lands, no houses

Flash flooding continues to occur in Southern Utah.  The latest incident, fueled by an intense thunderstorm has resulted in property damage in Garfield County.

No people or animals were harmed when an extreme thunderstorm swept through the sand wash and lime kiln area approximately five miles northeast of Panguitch Monday afternoon causing severe flooding and destruction to agricultural areas.

Utah News
6:03 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

USU enrollment not significantly lowered, despite missionary age change

Enrollment at Utah State University not significantly down, Fall 2013.
Credit USU Forestry Extension

The number of students enrolling at Utah State University this Fall is not significantly down, despite the swelling number of LDS missionaries leaving earlier to serve.

Last October, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints decided men could begin serving missions at age 18 instead of 19, and women at 19 instead of 21.

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Southern Utah
9:04 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Four arrested in prostitution ring investigation in Southern Utah

Deptartment of Homeland Security assisted in a prostitution investigation in Southern Utah.

UPDATE:

There have been additional charges and a clarification in the case of a prostitution ring broken up in St. George last Friday.
In an initial statement from St. George police it was mistakenly reported that the juvenile involved the alleged prostitution ring had been arrested and charged.

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Civil Rights
9:06 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Utahns celebrate 50th anniversary of Martin's 'Dream'

Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. addresses the crowd on August 28, 1963. Today, Utahns gathered at the capitol and around the state to celebrate the man, and his dream.

Wednesday marked the fiftieth anniversary of King’s historic speech and the March on Washington, a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement in America. To commemorate the anniversary, Governor Gary Herbert ordered bells across the state to ring at 1 p.m. mountain time.

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Utah News
2:20 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Salt Lake City considering changes to carriage policies after horse's death

Credit Jeremy Beckham/PETA

In an update to a story we had last week—Jerry, the horse who collapsed wile pulling a carriage in downtown Salt Lake City has died and changes may soon be made to the city’s carriage policies.

Jerry’s owners, Blane and Annette Overson from Carriage for Hire, initially said that Jerry was at home recovering from colic—a gastrointestinal problem that can be fatal. However, after questions were raised regarding the authenticity of a photo released by the company allegedly showing the horse recovering, the owners now admit that Jerry died on Friday, nearly a week after the incident.

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Water Blues
9:24 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Utah Wants to Hear from You: Public Ideas on Utah's Water Future Accepted Until August 31

Logan was the last stop for the Utah's Water Future town hall meetings this summer.
Credit Cache Anglers

Logan was the last stop for a series of Town Hall meetings soliciting public input on Utah’s Water Future. Jennifer Pemberton and Matt Jensen from UPR's Five Billion Gallons program were there to get to know all the stakeholders in Utah's Water Future.

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Utah News
12:01 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Update: University releases name of student fatally injured on Old Main Hill

Eric S. Anderson is seen in this Facebook image playing the trumpet for the USU marching band.

University officials have released the name of the man who died Monday after running into a slackline on his bicycle while riding down Old Main Hill.

Eric Scott Anderson, 24, of West Jordan was a junior at USU majoring in music and a member of the school's marching band, according to university spokesman Tim Vitale.

Anderson was riding his bike westbound down the school's grassy Old Main Hill when, according to police, he ran into a slackline tensioned between two trees about half-way down the hill.

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Utah News
8:31 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

USU student dies after hitting slackline on bike

Police investigate the scene where a cyclist hit a slackline anchord between two trees on the USU campus Monday.
Credit Matt Jensen

A 24-year-old Utah State University student died Monday afternoon from injuries he received after running into a slackline on his bicycle while traveling down a steep hill, campus police said.

USU Police Chief Steve Mecham said 911 dispatchers received a call at 4:58 p.m., about the incident on USU's Old Main Hill – a steep, tree-dotted slope on the west edge of campus.

Mecham said the cyclist was traveling westbound down the grassy hill when he impacted the tensioned line anchored between two large trees.

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Utah Crime and Courts
1:52 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Cedar City man arrested on suspicion of rape, sexual assault

A Cedar City man has been apprehended on sexual assault and kidnapping charges.
The victim said as she exited her vehicle she was approached by a man who took her car keys and began pulling her down the street. The victim fought back and tried to escape, but was carried away to a nearby high school.

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Utah News
10:07 am
Mon August 26, 2013

Escalante Canyons Art Festival celebrating 10th anniversary

Grand Staircase Monument near Escalante, Utah.

The Escalante Canyons Art Festival and competition is scheduled to take place Sept. 20 through 28 in Escalante, Utah. The festival, commemorating the artist and lover of the Escalante Canyons, Everett Ruess, will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year.

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