Welcome to Weekend Rewind, a glance back at The Salt Lake Tribune’s top news stories, photos and opinions you may have missed over the weekend.
Top stories this past weekend
Mysterious surveillance cameras watch polygamous towns • In the twin polygamous towns of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., dozens of security cameras constantly peer down streets. They hang from public utility poles and poke out from tall fences.
Crandall Canyon rescuer dies in coal mine collapse • A Huntington man involved in the ill-fated rescue operation at the Crandall Canyon mine in 2007 was killed Friday afternoon when part of a tunnel roof fell on him in the Rhino coal mine near the mouth of Huntington Canyon in Emery County. Another miner, his cousin, was hurt.
Diesel spill at Willard Bay much worse than previously thought • Chevron’s pipeline that split on Tuesday already has spit out more than 21,000 gallons of diesel fuel near the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge — three times as much as previously thought and on par with the Red Butte Creek spills three years ago — and there’s probably more to come.
Utah governor’s veto of bill to ditch gun permits sets up override battle • Gov. Gary Herbert on Friday vetoed a controversial bill that would have allowed people to carry a concealed firearm without a permit. But the fight is not over, as all sides are now gearing up for a veto override battle in the Legislature.
Prostitution arrests die along with vice squad • In 2012 — the same year the police department disabled its vice squad — prostitution-related arrests in Salt Lake City plunged a staggering 92 percent from the prior year, a Salt Lake Tribune analysis found.
Utah’s award-winning KUED makes PBS proud • In recent months, public television viewers have traveled the Grand Canyon, seen wild horses race across the West, spent time with homeless veterans and been entertained by the Piano Guys.
State brings hammer down on contractors’ finances • Benjamin Thompson is clearly frustrated. He’s a sole proprietor, a finish carpenter who’s been a “one-man band” since he became a contractor in 1997. Like many during the Great Recession, Thompson’s business took a hit and now his bad credit is coming back to haunt him.
Other news of interest
Parents of Newtown victim Emilie Parker don’t blame killer’s dad
City Creek making downtown where ‘people want to be’
Utah’s Mia Love is back in the hunt for Congress
Unsealed search warrants say woman killed by Utah police didn’t have gun
Problematic West Valley City criminal cases show glimpse of war on drugs
After Chipotle flap, Winger’s supports Utah Scout-O-Rama and LGBT prom
Utah 12-year-old saves his mother’s life with CPR
West Valley City police officer found dead in Wyoming
Utah jobless rate falls as employment accelerates
Opinion and commentary
McEntee: Like shooting victim’s mother, we want answers
Rolly: Senators’ query shows lack of respect
Editorial: Herbert’s veto should be upheld
Pyle: Cutting the middleman in
Walden: It’s all downhill from here for old man Shabazz Muhammad
Prison move benefits few