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Woman chased boys with her car before hitting 9-year-old with Taser, police say

Woman chased boys with her car before hitting 9-year-old with Taser, police say

Filed under:RIVERTON — A 9-year-old boy who police say was the victim of a Taser attack told investigators it felt like he was being tased for four seconds as nearby neighbors heard him scream in pain.On Wednesday, Riverton police announced that for investigation of two counts of child abuse, two counts of aggravated assault, and two counts of making a threat of violence.On Oct. 2, a 9-year-old boy and his 10-year-old friend were riding scooters in a church parking lot near 12920 S. 2700 West. While in the parking lot, a car pulled in, parked, and a woman who was driving was “holding her...

October 8, 2020
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Utah man driving 130 mph claims he was on way to kill Missouri senator, police say

Utah man driving 130 mph claims he was on way to kill Missouri senator, police say

Filed under:SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah man who claimed he was on his way to Missouri to kill a former U.S. senator was arrested after UHP troopers caught him driving up to 130 mph in the snow while impaired.George William Stahl, 36, of Cottonwood Heights, was booked into the Summit County Jail early Wednesday for investigation of making a threat of terrorism, failing to stop at the command of police, reckless driving, speeding, DUI and drug possession.About 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, Stahl was spotted by a Utah Highway Patrol trooper traveling 115 mph on I-80 in Summit County, according to a police...

November 11, 2020
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NASA released stunning new images of Mars’ ‘Grand Canyon,’ the largest canyon in our solar system

NASA released stunning new images of Mars’ ‘Grand Canyon,’ the largest canyon in our solar system

Filed under:The ‘Valles Marineris’ on Mars is nearly 10 times as long and 3 times as deep as Earth’s Grand Canyon.There’s a sprawling canyon system on that is nearly 10 times as long and three times as deep as Earth’s , making it the largest ravine in the solar system.Known as ‘l”Valles Marineris,” the canyon system spans over 2,500 miles across the Martian equator (the distance between Los Angeles and New York City), accounting for nearly a quarter of the planet’s circumference, reports. According to the site, scientists are using an ultra high-resolution camera to study how the geological...

January 6, 2021
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Northern Utah gymnastics coach charged with 8 felonies in alleged abuse of girl

Northern Utah gymnastics coach charged with 8 felonies in alleged abuse of girl

Filed under:LAYTON — A gymnastics coach accused of sexually abusing one of his students now faces numerous felony charges.Kelly Christian Brown, 31, of Layton, was charged Thursday in 2nd District Court with object rape, a first-degree felony; three counts of forcible sexual abuse and two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, both second-degree felonies; and two counts of dealing in harmful materials to a minor, a third-degree felony.Brown, who was a coach at North Davis Gymnastics in Layton , is accused of abusing a 15-year-old girl at the gym in 2018, according to charging...

January 14, 2021
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Mitt Romney calls for economic, diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

Mitt Romney calls for economic, diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

Filed under:Says Olympics ‘a platform for values both American and universal’SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Sen. Mitt Romney urged American spectators to boycott the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing, saying prohibiting athletes from competing is “the easy, but wrong answer” to addressing China’s human rights issues, in a Monday.Romney, a Republican, said as leader of the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City, he “gained an understanding of the enormous sacrifice made by our Olympic hopefuls and their families. It would be unfair to ask a few hundred young American athletes to shoulder the burden of our...

March 15, 2021
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Milgro Nursery gives thousands of flowers to community after COVID-19 cancellations

Milgro Nursery gives thousands of flowers to community after COVID-19 cancellations

Filed under:SALT LAKE CITY — UPS drivers and other volunteers took to the streets to deliver something other than packages at various doorsteps across the state this week — flowers. Thousands and thousands of them, all courtesy of one of the largest greenhouses in the nation.Amid a slew of cancellations because of COVID-19, Milgro Nursery was left with hundreds of thousands of flowers with nowhere to go. Rather than let them die in the greenhouses, the family-owned company has been spooling out thousands of colorful flowers to the community in various forms.“These flowers have been growing...

April 11, 2020
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A return to normalcy — not social distancing — may be key to overcoming COVID-19

A return to normalcy — not social distancing — may be key to overcoming COVID-19

Filed under:The data clearly indicate that a major transition in managing coronavirus is warranted — including an end to broad economic lockdown and social distancing.Balancing economic and health realities has made navigating the coronavirus pandemic challenging. Early in the crisis, a lack of information was combined with potentially dire consequences that justified quarantine responses. As information and facts have come into focus, what is the right approach going forward?Economic lockdown has been successful in preventing undue stress on health care systems, though many regions of the...

May 2, 2020
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A conservation success story: Protecting Utah farmland, wildlife and Camp Williams

A conservation success story: Protecting Utah farmland, wildlife and Camp Williams

Filed under:4-way partnership will save 400 acres from developmentSALT LAKE CITY — The tradition of farming, ranching and sport shooting will continue in perpetuity in a swath of roughly 400 acres of land adjacent to the Army National Guard’s training site at Camp Williams, helping to ensure military readiness exercises won’t come in conflict with encroaching development.The conservation easement deal was announced last week by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, which worked with Camp Williams, the Conservation Fund and landowner Jim Smith to protect the farmland and expand the...

April 28, 2020
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Utah breaks daily record with 586 new COVID-19 cases

Utah breaks daily record with 586 new COVID-19 cases

Filed under:Epidemiologist warns it will likely be broken again as spike continuesSALT LAKE CITY — The same day nine rural counties in Utah moved to the green phase in the pandemic and entered the “new normal,” the state saw its largest daily rise of COVID-19 cases.A total of 586 new confirmed cases were reported.Just under 4,700 people were tested since Thursday’s report, of which there was a 12.5% positive rate, according to the Utah Department of Health.“Utah’s case counts concern me. We are monitoring hospital capacity in our densely populated counties. Their risk status has not...

June 19, 2020
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‘The Oscars of food’ just honored this southern Utah restaurant. COVID-19 has made it bittersweet

‘The Oscars of food’ just honored this southern Utah restaurant. COVID-19 has made it bittersweet

Filed under:A James Beard nomination is a big deal. For Hell’s Backbone Grill & Farm, a pandemic keeps them from relishing it.BOULDER, Garfield County — Blake Spalding has been in Boulder for 20 years now. These days, she says there are more tourists passing by her restaurant than ever before.If only they could come in.The tiny southwest Utah town, whose population hovers around 300, sits just north of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. With Utah beginning to ease its coronavirus pandemic restrictions, the monument just reopened, bringing a flood of otherwise cooped-up visitors....

June 8, 2020
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