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Weekend Rewind: news and photos you may have missed

Published August 25, 2014 10:31 am

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It's tough to follow the news when you're finally off the clock and have time for yourself and your family. Rewind will help you catch up with all the happenings in Utah over the weekend.

Utah grapples with toxic water from oil and gas industry • A massive stream of wastewater tainted with hydrocarbons has been flowing into Utah from oil and gas mining on Colorado's West Slope. Evaporation ponds used to process the contaminated water in Grand County have released tons of toxic chemicals into the air since April 2008.

Early study warned of potential landslides at Eaglepointe • Although a 2003 geotechnical report warned of the potential for landslides at Eaglepointe Estates in North Salt Lake, a 2013 supplemental study made no mention of the clay bedrock flagged for attention in the first and that one geologist called "a notorious bad boy" for instability.

Star Salt Lake County cold case detective moves on from mysteries • When it comes to homicides, Todd Park has never liked the word closure. That's coming from the award-winning Unified Police detective who has solved at least a dozen cold cases in his two-decade career in homicide, about half of which he spent working cold cases full time. From where he sees it, the families "are never going to get closure for what happened to their loved one. They can't shut the door on that."

How Rick Koerber beat federal charges alleging a Ponzi scheme • Rick Koerber was back. The day after a federal judge threw out the 18 criminal charges of fraud, money laundering and tax violations against him, Koerber showed up to crow at a downtown hotel wearing a black cowboy hat, and with six of his children, his wife and several friends in tow.

Utah police slowly adding body cameras to their uniforms • As police face heightened scrutiny nationwide after controversial officer-involved shootings, law enforcement agencies and the public agree on at least one thing: Body cameras would be a big help.

Black tenant alleges racism at Utah apartment building • A 66-year-old black man has filed a housing-discrimination complaint against the management of a Salt Lake City apartment building for the elderly and disabled. In the complaint, filed Aug. 15 with the Antidiscrimination Division of the Utah Labor Commission, Jack Coleman asserts that he was the victim of repeated racial and religious discrimination at Friendship Manor, a federally subsidized apartment building at 1320 E. 500 South.

Other news:

Utah Greek congregation forms its own parish

Lockhart's bid to lead Utah schools draws mixed reactions

Utah County man who shot wife convicted of first-degree murder

Woman who drank poison tea released from hospital

The Color Run paints Salt Lake City neighborhoods

Entertainment news:

Bacon Bash celebrates all things bacon at Thanksgiving Point

Photos: Ballet West opens dance training academy in Utah County

Utah Lit for September: 'The Human Age'

Here's where to find 7 days of dining deals in South Salt Lake

Scott D. Pierce: Seth Meyers will try to liven up Emmys

Park City rejects Kimball Art Center designs

Sports:

BYU football: Mendenhall announces 2014 captains at Big Blue Bash

Pac-12 preview: Oregon, UCLA teams to beat

USU Football: Aggies see a little of the 2012 magic in 2014 team

Can Hayward gain swagger from his time with Team USA?

Opinion and commentary:

Kirby: Scary times in Mormon seminary

Editorial: Sen. Lee right about convention, wrong about rules

Editorial: Powerful Comcast gives something back