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  1. Group opposed to prison move tries again to win approval to launch referendumRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 25 | KSL-TV

    Supporters of keeping the state prison in Draper made another attempt Wednesday to win approval from Utah Supreme Court to circulate a referendum. Members of Keep It In Draper filed a writ with the court asking that they be allowed to go forward with their effort to repeal a law dealing with relocating the Utah State Prison despite missing a deadline.

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  2. No decision yet on fate of ex-bus driver accused of sex abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | KSL-TV

    Deliberations will continue Thursday as jurors determine whether a former Draper bus driver sexually abused two 5-year-old girls who have special needs whom he drove to school. After a week at trial, the five-woman, three-man jury deliberated the case for more than seven hours Wednesday before breaking for the evening.

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  3. Jury deliberating fate of ex-bus driver accused of sex abuseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | KSL-TV

    A jury is now deliberating whether a former Draper bus driver sexually abused two special-needs 5-year-old girls whom he drove to school. In closing arguments Wednesday, prosecutor Nathan Evershed told jurors that hours of surveillance footage and other testimony presented in the case back up the testimony of one of those girls, who testified last week that the bus driver, John Carrell, put his hand under her pants or skirt and touched her "every day."

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  4. Referendum to keep prison in Draper denied by Utah Supreme CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 18 | KSL-TV

    An attempt by a state lawmaker to help a group opposed to moving the state prison from Draper launch a referendum was dismissed Friday by the Utah Supreme Court. Rep. Fred Cox, R-West Valley City, had asked the court to allow Keep It In Draper to apply to circulate a referendum repealing a law dealing with the relocation of the Utah State Prison even though they missed the March 17 deadline.

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  5. Bluffdale residents call prison a great neighbor, ask other cities to take itRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 16 | KSL-TV

    "When I was a child, you'd hear that prison siren go off maybe two or three times," said Heber Barlow, vice president of Utah Mechanical Contractors. All residents can hear is the "ka-ching" of cash registers in their heads as the Legislature's Prison Relocation Commission considers a recommendation for where a new prison should be built.

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  6. Teen completes bucket list after dying to save friend's lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 13 | KSL-TV

    A 17-year-old Connecticut girl made headlines and inspired a social media campaign after she died pushing her friend out of the path of an oncoming vehicle. Rebecca Draper Townsend died July 2 after being struck by a vehicle while crossing Lake Avenue in Danbury, Connecticut, according to News Times.

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  7. Prison site recommendation may not come until OctoberRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 9 | KSL-TV

    It now may take until Oct. 1 for the Legislature's Prison Relocation Commission to make a recommendation on where to move the Utah State Prison from Draper. The commission had been scheduled to choose between proposed sites in Salt Lake, Utah and Tooele counties by Aug. 1. But at the commission's next meeting on July 16, the deadline is expected to be extended by as much as 60 days.

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  8. Utah offers financial help to families of fallen officersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | KSL-TV

    State and local officials thought they were doing a good job taking care of the families of police officers killed in the line of duty. But the fatal shootings of Draper Police Sgt.

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  9. Jury finds man guilty of murder in fatal DUI crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | KSL-TV

    A jury is deliberating whether a Draper man committed murder when - drunk and enraged after a fight at home - he drove into a busy intersection and killed a mother driving her daughter to cheerleading practice. The seven-man, one-woman jury began deliberations just before 11:40 a.m. Friday on the three charges remaining against Bill Robert Thompson, 45. Thompson began the trial Tuesday by pleading guilty to several DUI and domestic violence related charges against him, leaving only the question of murder and two counts of aggravated assault for the jury.

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  10. S.L. County proposes more off-leash dog parksRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2015 | KSL-TV

    Dog owners are excited about Salt Lake County's proposal to expand off-leash dog areas, but some residents are pushing back, concerned about safety and potential environmental impacts. Martin Jensen, the county's recreation director, said parks and recreation officials have studied six county parks for the one-year pilot program and have found potential in each for off-leash dog parks.

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  11. Public to sound off about planned prison move TuesdayRead the original story

    Jun 16, 2015 | KSL-TV

    Utah lawmakers could get an earful about a plan to move the state prison at a public meeting scheduled for Tuesday. The effort to move the prison away from Draper has drawn ire at meetings held near the four sites that lawmakers are considering for its new home.

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  12. Utah's police use-of-force law 'wishy-washy', lawmaker saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | KSL-TV

    State law allows officers to use deadly force in making an arrest or preventing an escape from custody where they reasonably believe there is a threat of injury or death to themselves or others. Sen. Mark Madsen, R-Saratoga Springs, wondered about the term "reasonably believe" as it pertains to police assessing whether to fire their weapons.

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  13. Photos: Draper welcomes Utah's newest cycling parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2015 | KSL-TV

    Kids of all ages raced around a dirt track spinning tricks on their bikes on Saturday as officials opened the state's newest cycling park. The Draper Cycle Park , located near the Andy Ballard Equestrian Center, 1455 E. Highland Drive in Draper, features a muti-use trailhead for miles of terrain and a mountain bike skills pocket park, as well as a dirt play area for younger riders.

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  14. Storms produce heavy rain, flooding, tornado warningRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 6, 2015 | KSL-TV

    A slow moving storm front that dumped heavy rain and hail in northern Utah disrupted festivals and other outdoor events Saturday evening, among them the Payson Temple Cultural Celebration. Heavy rain and winds up to 35 mph hammered Provo, where the celebration was scheduled to take place at LaVell Edwards Stadium on the BYU campus.

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  15. Eagle Mountain families protest at final prison relocation open houseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 2, 2015 | KSL-TV

    "No prison," Amy Saunders yelled Tuesday evening at the steady stream of traffic headed to the Prison Relocation Commission's third and final open house at the Utah County community's only middle school. "I'm screaming, 'Keep it in Draper,' as well as, 'no prison,'" said Saunders, who home-schools her eight children.

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  16. 6K-square-foot Draper home 'a complete loss' in morning fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 | KSL-TV

    A wind-fueled fire ripped through a large home in Draper Monday, causing an estimated $1 million to $2 million in damage. The home, near 2100 East and Pioneer Road, is owned by the CEO of the Ralph L. Wadsworth Company, one of the state's largest construction companies.

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  17. Tooele County residents rally to keep 'joint at the point'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | KSL-TV

    More than 100 Tooele County residents chanted, "Keep the joint at the Point," at a rally Thursday evening across the street from where state officials were holding an open house about the benefits of a new state prison. Land near this city's Wal-Mart distribution center is one of four sites still being considered by the Legislature's Prison Relocation Commission to build a replacement for the Utah State Prison at Point of the Mountain in Draper.

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  18. Police: Body of teen found near Draper hiking trailRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | KSL-TV

    There are no indications of foul play or that anyone else was with the boy when he died, said Draper Police Sgt. Chad Carpenter.

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  19. Residents want change at Highland intersection after mother and daughter hospitalized from crashRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | KSL-TV

    Residents are calling for change at a Utah County intersection after a mom and a daughter were critically injured in a crash Monday night. The intersection of 118th South and Highland Drive has no traffic light, with drivers that come down the backside of Suncrest in Draper at very fast speeds.

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  20. Semitruck goes through median, closes I-15Read the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2015 | KSL-TV

    Four I-15 lanes were closed at 14600 South at the Draper/Bluffdale Interchange around 7:40 p.m. according to the Utah Department of Transportation. They expect the lanes to be closed for several hours while crews clean up the accident.

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