Utah News
6:00 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Roy Shooting Thought To Be Suicide By Cop

Around 4 a.m. Tuesday, Roy City officers were dispatched to a home after a man threatening suicide called a help hotline, which contacted police.

Police engaged in a 7-hour standoff with the 35-year-old, according to Detective Matthew Gwynn with Roy City Police.

“After several hours of negotiation, the negotiation with our subject failed. There were shots fired and the subject is now deceased,” Gwynn said.

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12:04 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

Ur Not My Bro: Steve's Adventure In Texting

I don’t understand texting. Email is better. You do email on a computer. When you sit in front of a computer, you don’t walk out into traffic while communicating with someone.

Maybe it just bothers me that those who text seem to do it so fast and effortlessly. I feel like I have gorilla fingers and I’m trying to poke away at a dollhouse phone when I text. For every correct letter I type, I type two incorrect letters.

And yet, I am texting more and more these days because many of my friends in business and real life prefer it. In some cases, it is the only way to effectively communicate with someone who is not standing in front of you.

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Access Utah
11:20 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Clash Of Amendments: Feminism, Free Speech, And Gun Control On Tuesday's Access Utah

Rally for feminism and free speech at Utah State University

It’s been THE topic of conversation at Utah State University for several days now as well as making the pages of the New York Times and the airwaves of NPR: After learning that USU was legally forbidden from restricting firearms at a Wednesday lecture over which she received a death threat, nationally-known feminist writer and video game critic, Anita Sarkeesian, canceled her appearance. (SLTrib) She says she won’t appear at a Utah school until guns are barred from the state’s campuses.

Rep. Curt Oda says she’s overreacting and says that he wants to further strengthen gun rights by reinforcing Utah law allowing open carrying of guns on Utah’s college campuses. Students and faculty gathered Wednesday at USU to promote free speech and condemn threats against Sarkeesian.

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Utah News
7:48 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Meteors Illuminate Monday Night's Dark Skies

If you’re on the hunt for entertainment or a romantic evening Monday night look no further than our own Utah night sky. The Orionid meteor shower is due to arrive late into the night through the early morning hours of Tuesday.

Meteors are space debris that upon entering our earth’s atmosphere begin to incinerate as they plummet, and often leave brilliant trails. In the case of the Orionid shower, the meteors are remnant debris of Halley’s Comet, which last visited our solar system in 1986.

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Utah Environment
6:20 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

On Patrol: Small Force Watches Over Deer Hunt

Each hunter in Utah is permitted one buck per hunting season.

Saturday saw the opening of rifle deer hunting season in Utah. The hunt has been a tradition for many families who take to the woods during the nine-day season with the goal of bringing home a prize buck.

Chris Schulze is a part of a force of conservation officers who have the responsibility to make sure hunting laws are obeyed. He is one of about two dozen who monitor the hunt for the entire state, in every county and corner of Utah. Often times, individual officers will patrol an area of many miles every day. Schulze, a second generation wildlife officer, is no exception.

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Utah News
6:12 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Climber Takes Fatal Fall In Zion National Park

A man died Sunday after falling from the Iron Messiah in Zion National Park.
Credit Bryan Bird, SuperTopo

A 47-year-old man died Sunday from injuries sustained after a fall in Zion National Park. Park officials say the man was from California. His identity is being withheld until his family is notified of his death.

The man was climbing the Iron Messiah, a technical climb, when he fell. According to park officials, the man’s climbing partner, a native of France, witnessed the fall.

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Utah Transportation
5:40 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

Teens Miraculously Survive Canyon Crash Unscathed

Two teenagers survived plunging over 100 feet off a canyon road Sunday.

Two teenagers survived after their vehicle plunged 100-150 feet down a steep ravine in Salt Lake County this weekend.

Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal said the 16-year-old boy driving the car took a curve too fast, and the vehicle plunged off the road around 10 p.m. on Sunday.

“They came around a corner just too quick, lost control, veered across the oncoming traffic lane, and then off the edge and down the embankment,” said Hoyal. “In the process of going down off the edge, they rolled several times then ultimately came to rest at the bottom of the ravine.”

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Access Utah
10:31 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Encore Of "Wildrides and Wildflowers: Philosophy and Botany with Bikes" On Monday's Access Utah

Credit mavgetaways.com

On Monday's Access Utah we'll revisit a conversation from March.  

Two Utah Valley University professors who describe themselves as similar to hosts Click and Clack from NPR’s "Car Talk," set out to repeatedly bike the Great Western Trail, observing and writing about its variations with every season. The accounts of their adventures, however, refuse to be limited to flora and fauna.

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Arts and Culture
7:52 pm
Sun October 19, 2014

Immerse Yourself: More Than An Art Market

A contemporary Pahponee sculpted, lidded seedpot from the Indian Art Market.
Credit Utah Museum of Natural History

The Natural History Museum of Utah will host Native American artists from across the state this weekend. We spoke with organizers of the event to learn more about what makes these Native American creations so unique.

Twenty Native American artists of tribes from Apache to Zuni will participate at this year’s second annual Indian Art Market.  A wide range of mediums will be on display including jewelry, sculpture, beadwork, fetish carving, and pottery.

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The Zesty Garden
2:18 am
Sat October 18, 2014

The Zesty Garden - October 16

Tillandsia Air Plant

On today's Zesty Garden... Tillandsia is a great plant for the bathroom on The Green Room; Take care of field bindweed in the fall (right now!) with Taun Beddes of USU Extension; Plant the Southwestern White Pine in your landscape with Going Native!; Learn how freezing can capture vegetables and fruits at their peak in Yes You Can!; and listen to how victory gardens were essential to sustaining families during World War II in Petals and Prose.

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