CAUSED - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CAUSED News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Crews near full containment of Levan Wildfire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58241182-78/fire-harvey-levan-crews.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58241182-78/fire-harvey-levan-crews.html.csp">Crews near full containment of Levan Wildfire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T09:02:48.57-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 09:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Crews expected to complete digging containment lines around central Utah’s Levan Wildfire by week’s end, thanks to timely rainstorms and painstaking labors by an army of nearly 500 firefighters. Fire Information Officer Dorothy Harvey said the blaze had blackened 4,343 acres of Juab County’s rugged high desert terrain since beginning July 24 about a mile south of the town of Levan. By Wednesday evening, it was 95 percent contained. Harvey said the rainfall had helped douse hot spots overnight, t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58241182@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:02:48 MDT Man dies when SUV slams into Taylorsville home http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58240767-78/crash-hoyal-caused-damage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58240767-78/crash-hoyal-caused-damage.html.csp">Man dies when SUV slams into Taylorsville home</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T21:35:45.213-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 09:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Unified Police were trying Wednesday to determine what caused a man to lose control of his SUV and fatally crash into a home in Taylorsville. UPD Lt. Justin Hoyal said William Nichols, 51, of South Jordan, was critically injured in the 10:30 p.m. Tuesday crash at 3627 W. Christy Ann Drive (5460 South). Nichols later died at the hospital. Two people inside the home were unhurt. The house sustained a cracked foundation when the white Chevrolet Suburban collided with a corner of the residence, but...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58240767@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:35:45 MDT Ma Nature lends a hand; rain helping crews hem in Utah wildfires http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58236225-78/fire-crews-containment-tuesday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58236225-78/fire-crews-containment-tuesday.html.csp">Ma Nature lends a hand; rain helping crews hem in Utah wildfires</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims and Erin Alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T09:41:04.285-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 09:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">While Tuesday’s showers provided protection against wildfires across the state, they also hampered crews, some of which had to shut down firefighting operations in the storms. Rockslides, flash floods and road closures kept crews in Juab County away from the Levan Wildfire, which was burning on 4,343 acres in Juab County’s remote, rugged and steep high desert, said Dorothy Harvey, spokeswoman for fire operations. Containment had been estimated at 65 percent, but crews were unable to view the per...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236225@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:41:04 MDT Ex-prosecutor asks for pardon in fatal GM crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58191923-79/anderson-caused-crash-dixon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58191923-79/anderson-caused-crash-dixon.html.csp">Ex-prosecutor asks for pardon in fatal GM crash</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JUAN A. LOZANO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T17:19:01.593-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 05:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Houston • A former Texas prosecutor has asked the state to pardon a woman who pleaded guilty in a 2004 car crash that killed her fiance, saying she now believes the accident was caused by a faulty General Motors ignition switch. Candice Anderson was driving a 2004 Saturn Ion in November 2004 when the car suddenly veered off a road and ran into a tree in Van Zandt County, southeast of Dallas. Her fiance, Gene Mikale Erickson, who was 25, was killed. Anderson, then 21, was severely hurt. Because t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581919232014-07-16T17:19:01.593-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T17:19:01.593-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58191923@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:19:01 MDT Stove fire destroys West Valley City home http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58174637-78/fire-stove-caused-damage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58174637-78/fire-stove-caused-damage.html.csp">Stove fire destroys West Valley City home</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By stephen hunt</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T16:07:00.4-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 04:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A fire apparently caused by a stove malfunction caused heavy damage to a West Valley City home on Friday, displacing the family of six who lived there. At 12:20 p.m. Friday, fire fighters responded to 4715 W. 3145 South to find the split-entry style home was well-involved in flames. Crews quickly extinguished the blaze, but it caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to the roof and upstairs portion of the home, said Battalion Chief Bob Fitzgerald. He said an electric stove in the kitchen area was...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58174637@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:07:00 MDT Letter: Too many signs of Obama incompetence http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58154691-82/obama-percent-caused-crossing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58154691-82/obama-percent-caused-crossing.html.csp">Letter: Too many signs of Obama incompetence</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T17:13:34.005-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Recent polls show 57 percent of people disapprove of President Obama’s handling of foreign policy, a 41 percent approval rating, with 54 percent believing he is unable to lead the country. The administration discussed a Status of Forces Agreement with Iraq, but didn’t “vehemently pursue it.” Obama’s disengagement caused lost influence politically and diplomatically. Syria’s crossing of the “red line”, releasing 5 high-ranking Taliban from Guantanamo Bay, and the Benghazi debacle makes us look ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58154691@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:13:34 MDT GM won’t limit compensation in ignition-switch crashes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58134773-68/feinberg-switches-claims-caused.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58134773-68/feinberg-switches-claims-caused.html.csp">GM won’t limit compensation in ignition-switch crashes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and TOM KRISHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T21:26:40.56-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 09:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The attorney overseeing General Motors’ compensation to victims of small-car crashes says there’s no limit to what the company will pay, provided the crashes were caused by faulty ignition switches. The tally could climb into billions of dollars. GM links 13 deaths to defective ignition switches in cars such as the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion. But trial lawyers and lawmakers say hundreds of others could file claims of wrongful death and injury. Kenneth Feinberg, one of the coun...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581347732014-06-30T21:26:40.56-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-30T21:26:40.56-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58134773@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:26:40 MDT GM won’t limit ignition switch crash compensation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58132471-79/feinberg-claims-crash-crashes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58132471-79/feinberg-claims-crash-crashes.html.csp">GM won’t limit ignition switch crash compensation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY and TOM KRISHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T08:47:01.825-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 08:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Kenneth Feinberg is prepared to pay out billions of General Motors’ money to victims of crashes in GM small cars — provided they can prove the cars’ ignition switches caused the crash. GM links 13 deaths to a defective ignition switch in cars such as the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion. But trial lawyers and lawmakers say claims of wrongful death and injury could total in the hundreds. Feinberg, the country’s eminent compensation expert, said GM has placed no limit on the total amou...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581324712014-06-30T08:47:01.825-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-30T08:47:01.825-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58132471@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:47:01 MDT At a glance: GM ignition switch compensation plan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58132492-79/crashes-feinberg-compensation-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58132492-79/crashes-feinberg-compensation-says.html.csp">At a glance: GM ignition switch compensation plan</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T10:30:02.485-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 10:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">General Motors Co. has hired Kenneth Feinberg, the nation’s most well-known compensation expert, to pay people harmed in crashes caused by faulty ignition switches in older-model small cars. GM says it’s trying to do the right thing by making the payments. The company says at least 54 crashes and 13 deaths were caused by the problem, but lawyers and lawmakers say there will be hundreds of claims. GM is recalling 2.6 million small cars from 2003-2011 due to the problem. Feinberg says there’s no l...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581324922014-06-30T10:30:02.485-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-30T10:30:02.485-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58132492@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:30:02 MDT Nigerian fishermen reject Shell’s $50 million http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58095358-79/shell-oil-spills-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58095358-79/shell-oil-spills-court.html.csp">Nigerian fishermen reject Shell’s $50 million</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHELLE FAUL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-21T15:41:17.604-06:00">Updated Jun 21, 2014 03:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lagos, Nigeria • Thousands of Nigerian fishermen have rejected an offer of $50 million from Royal Dutch Shell for “some of the largest oil spills in history,” their British lawyers said Friday after winning a landmark court ruling. Shell already accepts responsibility for paying compensation and cleaning up spills caused by its own failures. But the London High Court decided that Shell can be held legally liable for spills caused by oil thefts, if it fails to provide reasonable protection for it...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580953582014-06-21T15:41:17.604-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-21T15:41:17.604-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58095358@www.sltrib.com Sat, 21 Jun 2014 15:41:17 MDT Firefighters battling blaze in Ashley National Forest http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58068361-78/fire-forest-acres-blaze.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58068361-78/fire-forest-acres-blaze.html.csp">Firefighters battling blaze in Ashley National Forest</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Pamela manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-14T11:37:01.758-06:00">Updated Jun 14, 2014 11:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The lightning-caused Cow Hollow Fire in Duchesne County had grown to 60 acres by Saturday morning, according to the Forest Service. The fire — about 9 miles south of Fruitland on the Duschesne-Roosevelt Ranger District of the Ashley National Forest — was burning in heavy timber in a steep canyon accessible only by foot, said Louis Haynes, public affairs officer for the forest. Haynes said in a written release that 130 firefighters, three engines and two helicopters have been assigned to fight th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58068361@www.sltrib.com Sat, 14 Jun 2014 11:37:01 MDT Crews wrap up current Utah wildfires, hope for weekend relief http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58064315-78/fire-friday-caused-crews.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58064315-78/fire-friday-caused-crews.html.csp">Crews wrap up current Utah wildfires, hope for weekend relief</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-13T13:41:12.923-06:00">Updated Jun 13, 2014 01:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Firefighters statewide anticipated some relief from a cooler, wetter weekend — but first they had to get through a hot, dry and potentially busy Friday. A “Red Flag” warning was in effect through 10 p.m. Friday for the northwest quarter of Utah, as well as the state’s southwest and southcentral high desert regions. The National Weather Service issued the alert after noting continued hot, dry weather and gusty winds expected along the state’s tinder-dry high desert rangelands and forests. As of F...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58064315@www.sltrib.com Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:41:12 MDT