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Unified police shot and killed a Millcreek man Friday after he fired a round at officers, investigators say. Officers were called out at 8:40 p.m. to a “domestic situation” at an apartment near 300 E. 4055 South, said Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder. When the officers arrived, the 31-year-old man — whose name has not been released yet — went inside the apartment, while his wife stayed with police, Winder said. The police spoke with the man on the phone, but the man was threatening and hostil... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58226235@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:38:05 MDT Girl injured on Lake Powell http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58226341-78/girl-injured-lake-release.html.csp A 12-year-old girl was injured this week when she was struck by a boat propeller on Lake Powell. The girl, from Israel, was injured after she was ejected from the back of a moving powerboat while holding an inflatable inner tube on Wednesday, according to a news release from the National Park Service. The boat’s propeller slashed her lower leg, the release states. National Park Service medical crews, Coconino County (Ariz.) sheriff’s deputies and personnel from Classic Aviation responded to the ... A 12-year-old girl was injured this week when she was struck by a boat propeller on Lake Powell. The girl, from Israel, was injured after she was ejected from the back of a moving powerboat while holding an inflatable inner tube on Wednesday, according to a news release from the National Park Service. The boat’s propeller slashed her lower leg, the release states. National Park Service medical crews, Coconino County (Ariz.) sheriff’s deputies and personnel from Classic Aviation responded to the ... 58226341@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:08:02 MDT Charges filed against Utah man arrested after high-speed chase http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58225619-78/chase-police-arrested-officer.html.csp A West Jordan man who was arrested last Christmas Eve after a high speed chase was charged Friday in 4th District Court. The 42-year-old man is accused of fleeing from police after he and an accomplice allegedly stole tools from Wal-Mart in Springville on Dec. 24, according to a probable cause statement. The chase began in the Wal-Mart’s parking lot when a Springville police officer ordered the suspects, whom a store security guard had seen stealing the tools, to stop pulling out of their parkin... A West Jordan man who was arrested last Christmas Eve after a high speed chase was charged Friday in 4th District Court. The 42-year-old man is accused of fleeing from police after he and an accomplice allegedly stole tools from Wal-Mart in Springville on Dec. 24, according to a probable cause statement. The chase began in the Wal-Mart’s parking lot when a Springville police officer ordered the suspects, whom a store security guard had seen stealing the tools, to stop pulling out of their parkin... 58225619@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:44:02 MDT Three wildfires smoldering in Utah’s Dinosaur National Monument http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58225693-78/fire-friday-johnson-monument.html.csp Three wildfires were burning in remote areas of Dinosaur National Monument, which remained open to visitors as of Friday evening. The largest is the Hog Fire, which by Friday night had spread to 40 acres on the Yampa Plateau. Three engines, two hand crews, two heavy tankers and an air tanker began tackling the flames at 5 p.m., though the fire was zero percent contained Friday evening, said National Park Service spokesman Dan Johnson. The 15-acre Island Park Fire, located in the monument’s Rainb... Three wildfires were burning in remote areas of Dinosaur National Monument, which remained open to visitors as of Friday evening. The largest is the Hog Fire, which by Friday night had spread to 40 acres on the Yampa Plateau. Three engines, two hand crews, two heavy tankers and an air tanker began tackling the flames at 5 p.m., though the fire was zero percent contained Friday evening, said National Park Service spokesman Dan Johnson. The 15-acre Island Park Fire, located in the monument’s Rainb... 58225693@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:39:02 MDT Crews fighting Woods Cross structure fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58225249-78/fire-bassett-door-overhead.html.csp A two-alarm fire destroyed two businesses in Woods Cross on Friday. Firefighters responded to a call at 4:50 p.m. of a fire at Overhead Door Co. at 2481 S. 1560 West, said Jeff Bassett, fire chief for South Davis Metro Fire. “While enroute, a visible column of smoke was seen in the area of the building, signifying a large fire,” Bassett said, so a second alarm was sounded, bringing more firefighting resources to the scene. When firefighters arrived, flames were coming through the roof of the bu... A two-alarm fire destroyed two businesses in Woods Cross on Friday. Firefighters responded to a call at 4:50 p.m. of a fire at Overhead Door Co. at 2481 S. 1560 West, said Jeff Bassett, fire chief for South Davis Metro Fire. “While enroute, a visible column of smoke was seen in the area of the building, signifying a large fire,” Bassett said, so a second alarm was sounded, bringing more firefighting resources to the scene. When firefighters arrived, flames were coming through the roof of the bu... 58225249@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:39:18 MDT Crews gaining on wildfire that forced evacuations in Summit County http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58224920-78/fire-rockport-summit-road.html.csp Wanship • Vicki Peppler cannot believe it happened again. Like last year, Peppler was driving back to her home on Crestview Drive in Summit County’s Rockport Estates after an errand, when she found out that a wildfire had blocked her way on State Road 32. And like last year, her thoughts were with her three dogs, who she could not retrieve from her house yet. “It’s living the nightmare again,” Peppler said at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building in Wanship, which was servin... Wanship • Vicki Peppler cannot believe it happened again. Like last year, Peppler was driving back to her home on Crestview Drive in Summit County’s Rockport Estates after an errand, when she found out that a wildfire had blocked her way on State Road 32. And like last year, her thoughts were with her three dogs, who she could not retrieve from her house yet. “It’s living the nightmare again,” Peppler said at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building in Wanship, which was servin... 58224920@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:39:08 MDT Prayers answered? Keep it to yourself http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58221332-78/prayers-prayer-answered-didn.html.csp Does God answer prayers? Believers say he does. After all, it would be a huge waste of time to implore an entity that commands you to call on him but doesn’t bother to answer. I think God answers prayers. He’s answered 3 percent of all the prayers I’ve offered him. Maybe 2.8 percent or even 1.3 percent. It’s hard to keep track of really small numbers. By answered, I mean prayers wherein I asked for a definitive response. Like, should I go on a mission? Is Sonny eventually going to be the death ... Does God answer prayers? Believers say he does. After all, it would be a huge waste of time to implore an entity that commands you to call on him but doesn’t bother to answer. I think God answers prayers. He’s answered 3 percent of all the prayers I’ve offered him. Maybe 2.8 percent or even 1.3 percent. It’s hard to keep track of really small numbers. By answered, I mean prayers wherein I asked for a definitive response. Like, should I go on a mission? Is Sonny eventually going to be the death ... 58221332@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:29:01 MDT Could Utah be home to temporary shelter for border kids? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58224219-78/temporary-border-shelters-unaccompanied.html.csp Amid reports that scores of child migrants have been placed this year with sponsors in Utah, officials are wondering if the Beehive State and other locales will be tapped to house unaccompanied youngsters in temporary shelters to ease the crush at the border. As federal officials seek more of these shelters, they are not saying exactly where they are considering locating such housing — including whether some children could be sent to Utah. “Facilities will be announced when they are identified a... Amid reports that scores of child migrants have been placed this year with sponsors in Utah, officials are wondering if the Beehive State and other locales will be tapped to house unaccompanied youngsters in temporary shelters to ease the crush at the border. As federal officials seek more of these shelters, they are not saying exactly where they are considering locating such housing — including whether some children could be sent to Utah. “Facilities will be announced when they are identified a... 58224219@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:18:58 MDT Is your city, county raising property taxes? 40 are http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58223976-90/tax-215000-county-increase.html.csp Property valuation notices arriving this week contain some pricey news for many Utahns: 40 local governments are seeking tax hikes. That is slightly less than the 42 that raised them last year, but double the number that had boosted them in 2012. During the Great Recession and its aftermath, many governments tried to hold down tax increases. That may be over now, judging from the past two years. Utahns with the worst news are the 250 residents in tiny Rockville, Washington County, near Zion Nat... Property valuation notices arriving this week contain some pricey news for many Utahns: 40 local governments are seeking tax hikes. That is slightly less than the 42 that raised them last year, but double the number that had boosted them in 2012. During the Great Recession and its aftermath, many governments tried to hold down tax increases. That may be over now, judging from the past two years. Utahns with the worst news are the 250 residents in tiny Rockville, Washington County, near Zion Nat... 58223976@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:13:41 MDT Oil company sues Utah county over pipeline restrictions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58224082-90/county-pipeline-summit-ordinances.html.csp Tesoro Corp. is suing Summit County, claiming that the county’s new ordinances restricting proposed underground pipelines are an attempt to trump federal law. Tesoro wants to build the Uinta Express Pipeline to carry waxy crude oil from the Uinta Basin to Salt Lake City area refineries. The U.S. Forest Service is preparing a federal environmental impact statement on the proposed 135-mile pipeline, which would traverse six Utah counties. But Summit County in late June passed three ordinances desi... Tesoro Corp. is suing Summit County, claiming that the county’s new ordinances restricting proposed underground pipelines are an attempt to trump federal law. Tesoro wants to build the Uinta Express Pipeline to carry waxy crude oil from the Uinta Basin to Salt Lake City area refineries. The U.S. Forest Service is preparing a federal environmental impact statement on the proposed 135-mile pipeline, which would traverse six Utah counties. But Summit County in late June passed three ordinances desi... 58224082@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:12:43 MDT Gallery: In which Utah town were these photos taken? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58215517-78/town-taken-photos-utah.html.csp It’s time for another installment of in which Utah town were these photos taken? For the rookies, just guess the town. If you’re up for more of a challenge, try to figure out where each photo was taken in the town. It’s time for another installment of in which Utah town were these photos taken? For the rookies, just guess the town. If you’re up for more of a challenge, try to figure out where each photo was taken in the town. 58215517@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:04:57 MDT Armed robber strikes again, Salt Lake City police say http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58225146-78/police-coffee-robbery-lake.html.csp Police believe that a man who robbed a coffee shop Sunday night has struck again. Marshall James Roberts, 25, is suspected of robbing Health Care Credit Union at 769 E. South Temple about 11:00 a.m. Friday, said Salt Lake police Detective Dennis McGowan. The suspect in surveillance footage from that robbery is the same man as the one seen in footage of the robbery of Coffee Noir at 1035 E. 200 South about 8:21 p.m. Sunday. In both robberies, the suspect passed a note to an employee indicating he... Police believe that a man who robbed a coffee shop Sunday night has struck again. Marshall James Roberts, 25, is suspected of robbing Health Care Credit Union at 769 E. South Temple about 11:00 a.m. Friday, said Salt Lake police Detective Dennis McGowan. The suspect in surveillance footage from that robbery is the same man as the one seen in footage of the robbery of Coffee Noir at 1035 E. 200 South about 8:21 p.m. Sunday. In both robberies, the suspect passed a note to an employee indicating he... 58225146@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:59:38 MDT Burt’s Tiki Lounge to make Utah liquor history? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58224774-78/license-state-alcohol-liquor.html.csp Burt’s Tiki Lounge in Salt Lake City may become the first Utah business to sell its state liquor license for a profit. Earlier this week, the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC) received a notice of “intended transfer” from the tiny bar at 726 S. State St. The document, which does not include a sale price, “is just the first step in the sale process,” said Nina McDermott, DABC director of compliance and licensing enforcement. Before it is finalized, club owners must prove there ... Burt’s Tiki Lounge in Salt Lake City may become the first Utah business to sell its state liquor license for a profit. Earlier this week, the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (DABC) received a notice of “intended transfer” from the tiny bar at 726 S. State St. The document, which does not include a sale price, “is just the first step in the sale process,” said Nina McDermott, DABC director of compliance and licensing enforcement. Before it is finalized, club owners must prove there ... 58224774@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:23:02 MDT Salt Lake City looking to connect its two Ninth and Ninth districts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58215929-78/900-south-west-ninth.html.csp Imagine hopping on a bicycle, bus or streetcar at Salt Lake City’s trendy 900 East and 900 South neighborhood and heading west to 900 West and 900 South, another cool but distinctly different district. It’s not a new notion but one that is being dusted off at City Hall. The idea is to turn the 900 South corridor, and all of its neighborhoods, into a thriving thoroughfare of commerce, culture and community. The concept gained momentum after a group of designers, anthropologists and urban planner... Imagine hopping on a bicycle, bus or streetcar at Salt Lake City’s trendy 900 East and 900 South neighborhood and heading west to 900 West and 900 South, another cool but distinctly different district. It’s not a new notion but one that is being dusted off at City Hall. The idea is to turn the 900 South corridor, and all of its neighborhoods, into a thriving thoroughfare of commerce, culture and community. The concept gained momentum after a group of designers, anthropologists and urban planner... 58215929@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:06:02 MDT Obama signs two Utah-related bills http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58224545-90/canal-provo-utah-obama.html.csp President Barack Obama signed into law Friday a land exchange between Utah and the Ute tribes, along with a correction to a Provo water deal. These were two of 14 bills Obama signed, with others naming buildings, creating memorials and swapping lands. Two weeks ago, the Senate agreed to an exchange of 20,000 acres controlled by Utah to the Hill Creek Extension of the Unitah and Ouray Indian Reservation for the mineral rights to other parcels on the reservation. The deal approved by the Ute Trib... President Barack Obama signed into law Friday a land exchange between Utah and the Ute tribes, along with a correction to a Provo water deal. These were two of 14 bills Obama signed, with others naming buildings, creating memorials and swapping lands. Two weeks ago, the Senate agreed to an exchange of 20,000 acres controlled by Utah to the Hill Creek Extension of the Unitah and Ouray Indian Reservation for the mineral rights to other parcels on the reservation. The deal approved by the Ute Trib... 58224545@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:45:17 MDT 3,000-acre wildfire sizzles in central Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58223802-78/fire-percent-crews-thursday.html.csp More than 100 firefighters were working Friday night to contain a blaze burning east of Highway 28 in Juab County. The Levan Fire, which ignited about 4 p.m. Thursday just south of the town of the same name, is burning across more than 3,000 acres. Winds have spread the fire faster than crews can contain it. Four helicopters and 12 fire engines were at the fire Friday morning, and more fire crews have been ordered in. The fire was 5 percent contained as the day began. Residents of the six hous... More than 100 firefighters were working Friday night to contain a blaze burning east of Highway 28 in Juab County. The Levan Fire, which ignited about 4 p.m. Thursday just south of the town of the same name, is burning across more than 3,000 acres. Winds have spread the fire faster than crews can contain it. Four helicopters and 12 fire engines were at the fire Friday morning, and more fire crews have been ordered in. The fire was 5 percent contained as the day began. Residents of the six hous... 58223802@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:39:15 MDT Gas explosion levels home in Draper http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58223529-78/amp-explosion-fire-draper.html.csp Draper • Two hours after he heard the boom and his neighbor’s house exploded, James Banford was able to see the south side of his own Draper home for the first time. The police tape that had cordoned his cul-de-sac was taken down for just a few moments, so he treaded lightly over black ash and broken glass that had collected in his yard, and looked up. All of the siding on his house had melted. The window in their bedroom was blown out. The fence that separated his home from his neighbors was g... Draper • Two hours after he heard the boom and his neighbor’s house exploded, James Banford was able to see the south side of his own Draper home for the first time. The police tape that had cordoned his cul-de-sac was taken down for just a few moments, so he treaded lightly over black ash and broken glass that had collected in his yard, and looked up. All of the siding on his house had melted. The window in their bedroom was blown out. The fence that separated his home from his neighbors was g... 58223529@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:14:18 MDT Opponents trying again to kill Utah’s first crow hunt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58217288-78/utah-hunt-crow-wildlife.html.csp Utah’s first crow season is set to start in September — but opponents are still hoping to kill the hunt instead. The Utah Wildlife Board approved the proposal at a meeting in June, allowing hunters to kill 10 crows each day of two periods: Sept. 1 to 30 and Dec. 1 to Feb. 28, 2015. But critics are taking advantage of a rarely used rule to trigger another hearing. The one-hour session is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Department of Natural Resources building, 1594 W. North Temple, in S... Utah’s first crow season is set to start in September — but opponents are still hoping to kill the hunt instead. The Utah Wildlife Board approved the proposal at a meeting in June, allowing hunters to kill 10 crows each day of two periods: Sept. 1 to 30 and Dec. 1 to Feb. 28, 2015. But critics are taking advantage of a rarely used rule to trigger another hearing. The one-hour session is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Department of Natural Resources building, 1594 W. North Temple, in S... 58217288@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:03:31 MDT KCPW president resigns, new leaders aim for long-term fix http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58224099-78/station-ford-kcpw-sweeney.html.csp Seven years after he founded the nonprofit that runs KCPW, Ed Sweeney is signing off. The president and CEO officially resigned at a July 12 board meeting to help the station’s struggle with finances. “It got to the point where we had really good staff, and I realized it doesn’t make any economic sense to have a president/CEO, so I stepped aside,” said Sweeney, 63. “It was time to pass the baton … the decision was mine.” The station dropped National Public Radio content about a year ago, and wi... Seven years after he founded the nonprofit that runs KCPW, Ed Sweeney is signing off. The president and CEO officially resigned at a July 12 board meeting to help the station’s struggle with finances. “It got to the point where we had really good staff, and I realized it doesn’t make any economic sense to have a president/CEO, so I stepped aside,” said Sweeney, 63. “It was time to pass the baton … the decision was mine.” The station dropped National Public Radio content about a year ago, and wi... 58224099@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:03:31 MDT Kidnapping, stabbing mar Liberty Park Pioneer Day celebration http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58224273-78/kidnapping-police-celebration-family.html.csp An attempted kidnapping and a stabbing Thursday in Liberty Park interrupted an otherwise pleasant Pioneer Day celebration. The two episodes were unrelated. The attempted kidnapping occurred about 7:30 p.m. when a man grabbed a 6-year-old girl by the shoulder and tried to guide her away from her family. Seeing what was happening, a female family friend grabbed the girl to stop her from leaving with the stranger. “Once she grabbed a hold of child, other people realized something was not right he... An attempted kidnapping and a stabbing Thursday in Liberty Park interrupted an otherwise pleasant Pioneer Day celebration. The two episodes were unrelated. The attempted kidnapping occurred about 7:30 p.m. when a man grabbed a 6-year-old girl by the shoulder and tried to guide her away from her family. Seeing what was happening, a female family friend grabbed the girl to stop her from leaving with the stranger. “Once she grabbed a hold of child, other people realized something was not right he... 58224273@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:03:31 MDT