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Friday Sep 12 | Mass Transit

UT: Pedestrian Survives After Being Hit by Train in West Bountiful

Sept. 11--WEST BOUNTIFUL -- A FrontRunner train struck a pedestrian in Davis County Thursday around noon and the man is expected to be OK. South Davis Metro Fire confirmed a FrontRunner train had struck a person at 400 north on the tracks near 660 W. A 21-year-old man was taken to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, in stable condition with a broken and lacerated leg.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Bountiful, UT, West Bountiful, UT, Woods Cross, UT

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Judge: Add two rejected school board candidates to ballots

But at the end of a hearing on a lawsuit that challenges the Utah Board of Education election process, U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups only ordered that the names of two previously rejected candidates be placed on the ballot for the November election. That decision followed Waddoups' ruling last Friday that the process of picking state school board candidates for the ballot is unconstitutional.

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Related Topix: Salt Lake County, UT, West Jordan, UT, Taylorsville, UT, US Governors, Gary Herbert

Utah Business

Kalia Flooring Expands Inventory

"There's a common misconception that stain resistant carpet is not affordable," said Kalia Flooring founder Scott Heath. "When you add up maintenance, cleaning and stain removal cost on traditional carpet, stain resistant carpet pays for itself in the long run, many times over."

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Salt Lake Tribune

Kearns gunfire sparks police chase, arrests

A Unified Police detective was leaving a pawn shop near 5400 S. 4100 West about 2:30 p.m. when he saw a man outside firing a gun at a group of four people, said Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder. The people took cover from the gunfire, hiding behind a car until the shooter saw the detective.

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Related Topix: Kearns, UT, Salt Lake County, UT, Murray, UT

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Deseret News

Officer walks up on gun battle; wild high speed chase ensues

Up to nine people were being questioned by police Wednesday following a shootout and a high speed chase that reached speeds of 120 mph. The wild scenario stretched from the Salt Lake-Davis County line through Taylorsville and Murray and put the public in "significant jeopardy," said Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder.

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Related Topix: Taylorsville, UT, Murray, UT, Salt Lake County, UT, West Jordan, UT

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Deseret News

Utahns hear booms as HAFB detonates rocket motors

A Trident C4 missile detonates at the Utah Test and Training Range in the western desert on Wednesday, June 3, 2009. Hill Air Force Base detonated two Trident ballistic missile rocket motors in the west desert on Monday, sending booms from the blasts rolling across the Wasatch Front.

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Related Topix: US Military, Utah Test and Training Range, US Air Force, Hill Air Force Base, Weber County, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Air Force says boom in Utah desert was rocket detonation

The Air Force detonated two ballistic missile rocket motors on Tuesday, causing a boom that was heard in Tooele and Davis counties. The motors were part of Trident I ballistic missiles that are being eliminated as part of the START treaties .

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Related Topix: US Military, Hill Air Force Base, US Air Force

Sun Sep 07, 2014

Deseret News

Deputy, woman injured during collision in Syracuse

A Davis County Deputy and a woman were both hospitalized Sunday after the deputy collided with a Dodge Durango while responding to a medical call, Syracuse Police spokeswoman Officer Erin Behm said. Neither the deputy's nor the woman's injuries are believed to be life-threatening, Behm said, and the remaining passengers of the Durango were not injured.

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Related Topix: Syracuse, UT

KSL-TV

Utah 'pay for stay' jail law under scrutiny

As a judge mulls whether two former jail inmates should be reimbursed for funds taken out of their accounts in a "pay-for-stay" program that has been stopped, a Utah state legislator is crafting a measure that would clarify state law so sheriffs can use the practice. The Standard-Examiner reports that Judge Glen Dawson has scheduled two hearings in November to determine if the Davis County should give money back to a pair of inmates who had funds taken from their accounts to pay for their stay.

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Related Topix: Clinton, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

Sugar House Streetcar ignites broader transportation debate

Set against a landscape of numerous transportation challenges, a proposal to spend another $15 million on the Sugar House Streetcar boiled over in frustration last week at the Salt Lake City Council. The $37 million S-Line that opened to fanfare last December in Salt Lake City has been an under-performer, garnering about one-third the projected ridership.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT, University of Utah

Sat Sep 06, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Judge: The way Utah picks state school board is unconstitutional

A federal judge on Friday threw a wrench into the election for the Utah State Board of Education, ruling that the process approved by the Legislature for picking candidates is an unconstitutional restriction on free speech rights. U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups ruled at the end of a hearing on Friday after critiquing the method, which begins with a committee appointed by the governor.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Gary Herbert

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

TribTalk: Trib Talk: E-cigarettes on the rise in U...

E-cigarettes may not be the smoking substitute that many believed them to be, with 60 percent of e-cigarette users also smoking regular cigarettes.On Friday at 12:15 p.m., Utah Health Department spokesman Adam Bramwell and Tribune reporter Kristen Moulton join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss the rise of e-cigarette usage and what is known about long-term health effects of the product. Watch this online video chat at sltrib.com.

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Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health

Salt Lake Tribune

Sommerkorn to oversee county's regional planning

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams has added veteran planner Wilf Sommerkorn to his team handling regional issues for the county. Sommerkorn, who has been Salt Lake City's planning director and spent 20 years before that with Davis County, will be the county's regional planning and transportation director.

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Related Topix: Salt Lake County, UT, Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, UT

KSL-TV

Horses died of dehydration, not gunshots, police say

Investigators say four horses found dead in July were not shot to death as originally believed, but rather died of dehydration. The horses were found dead by the owner's son in their corral, 4000 W. 3000 South in Syracuse, on July 15. The horses were last seen alive on July 12. Because of the types of injuries visible on the horses, it was believed that they had all been shot, said Davis County Sheriff's Sgt.

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Salt Lake Tribune

Davis County says horses died from dehydration, not gunfire

Detectives originally were told the horses were shot to death , but in a press release the office said it was determined that didn't happen. Instead, someone locked the horses in a corral with no water, the press release said.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah teens embracing e-cigarettes 'left and right'

Increasing numbers of Utah teenagers are using e-cigarettes, setting themselves up to be the next generation of nicotine-addicted adults, the Utah Department of Health said Thursday. According to the department's Tobacco Prevention and Control 2014 Annual Report , 12 percent of Utah students in grades 8, 10 and 12 surveyed last year said they had tried e-cigarettes.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Tooele, UT

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Reptiles and exotic animals highlight show and sale in Davis County

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Tooele Transcript Bulletin On-line

Area unemployment rate makes slight drop

The unemployment rate for Tooele County continued a slow decline in July.The Department of Workforce Services reported that the July 2014 unemployment rate for Tooele County was 4.4 percent compared to 4.5 percent in June 2014, leaving 1,347 residents out of work and looking for a job.Tooele County's unemployment rate started out 2014 at 5.0 ... (more)

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Related Topix: Salt Lake County, UT, Utah County, UT

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Driver who killed bicycling Utah judge quietly pleaded guilty

After a New Mexico man ended up pleading guilty to mere misdemeanor in the traffic death of 3rd District Judge Anthony Quinn, the Salt Lake County District Attorney says legislators may consider changing the law so the punishment better matches the crime.

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Related Topix: Salt Lake County, UT, Millcreek, UT

Salt Lake Tribune

After week on the lam, fugitive Utah felon treed, arrested

West Valley City police say the luck of a fugitive felon on the run for the past week ran out when he, literally, was chased up a tree.

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Related Topix: West Valley City, UT, Bountiful, UT

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