Utah News

Utah News
3:39 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Genetics May Play a Part in Our Response to Elvis

Nathan Bringhurst has Williams syndrome, a genetic disorder critical to a recent University of Utah study connecting genes to emotional responses to music.

Newly published research from the University of Utah shows  there is  a genetic connection to the emotional response to music. For the study, music by Elvis Presley and others was played to gage emotional hormone levels in people with Williams syndrome, a well-documented genetic disorder.

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Night Sky
5:16 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Shining Trio this Weekend - Venus, Jupiter, and a Crescent Moon

Utah's Solar System Ambassador warns of beautiful cosmic triangle of light coming our way this weekend.
NASA

Clear skies over Utah this summer have meant hot days and little rainfall, but on the bright side, summer stargazing has been especially delightful.

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Page, AZ
4:37 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Watercraft Collision in Glen Canyon Leaves 2 Dead

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Spokesperson Denise Shultz said a New Mexico family was enjoying the scenery and looking at Peekaboo Arch on Friday, when 2 personal watercrafts collided, killing 2 riders. In addition, a juvenile female was taken to the hospital and later released.

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Ogden
4:23 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Weber County Pays Big Hospital Bills for Inmate Matthew Stewart

Weber County is paying intensive care unit bills at the rate of $1,000 a day for the past two weeks to care for shooting suspect, Matthew Stewart. Two security guards 24/7 will add $15,000 of county employee overtime.

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Salt Lake City
4:14 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Prisoners Selling Produce: Salt Lake County Jail's Garden Program

Find out about the Prison Horticulture Program at the Downtown Farmers Market, www.slcfarmersmarket.org

Each summer Pioneer park is filled with dozens of farmers, bakers and artists selling their goods at the downtown farmers market. This summer, one group of growers is new to the trade; that’s because they’re inmates, participating in the Salt Lake County Jail’s garden program.

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Provo
5:09 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

A Military Grade Solution to Cleaning Up Utah Lake

The Land Tamer hunts up invasive phragmites and destroys it, leaving sandy beaches in its wake.
Flickr: UtahLakeCommission's photostream

Utah Lake has a reputation for being a murky, polluted mud-hole. The Utah Lake Commission exists to manage the lake, enhance its value as a resource, and change the lake's murky reputation. It collaborates with multiple state agencies to sustainably develop Utah Lake to its full potential, both as a recreational area and as a natural resource.

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St. George
4:14 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

$10,000 Reward for St. George Bank Robbery Information

On June 21 a man entered the Bloomington Branch of Wells Fargo Bank in St. George and demanded money. No weapons were displayed, nor was anyone inured, but the suspect did leave on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Wells Fargo and the Utah Bankers Association are offering up to $10,000 as a reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

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Utah News
5:26 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Amid Rain Showers, Shingle Fire Holding Steady at 8,200 Acres

After several days of multiplying acreage, the Shingle Fire in Kane County has remained an 8,200-acre blaze for 2 days. But generally cooler temperatures, higher relative humidity, and even some rain fall has helped the 350 or so firefighters stabilize fire lines.

Even though the fire hasn't gained new acreage for 2 days, it is still only 10% contained. The aggressive aerial bombardment of water and fire retardant also continues.

A town meeting is scheduled for Thursday evening in Duck Creek Village to inform residents on the present fire situation.

Utah News
5:41 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

2nd Amendment Won't Prevent Target Shooting Ban in Utah

Steel core bullets are responsible for starting 21 fires in Utah so far this year.

State forester Dick Buehler is expected to issue new rules within days after consulting with local authorities.

Buehler told UPR's Brianna Bodily that he has been authorized by Utah's Governor Herbert and legislative leaders to ban shooting in unincorporated areas where he deems the fire risk to be extreme.

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Utah News
5:23 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Critter Collision Bill Would Reduce Deadly Wildlife-Motorist Incidents

Even the fastest animal in North America is no match for motorists. Pronghorn antelope often fall victim to traffic accidents.

Weekend work by Congress moved a federal transportation bill to the President's desk, just in time to avert the shutdown of funding. The bill contains provisions that, for the first time, will allow Utah and federal agencies to retrofit roads to help prevent wildlife-traffic collisions.

Rob Ament of the Western Transportation Institute says there are several solutions to pursue including wildlife underpasses, animal detection systems, and pipes or tubes under roadways to protect small mammals or reptiles.

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