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Alpine
5:49 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Deadly Explosion at Utah's Adonis Bronze Foundry

A bronze statue of a fireman cast at Adonis Bronze by Ron Pekar. There was a deadly explosion at the foundry.
Adonis Bronze

One man is dead after an explosion at an Art Center in Alpine. Police say a door blew off its hinges after a worker used a steaming machine to melt wax off a bronze statue.

Emergency workers believe the steaming machine malfunctioned and caused the explosion that blew the door off its hinges. The door then hit the man in the head at Adonis Bronze.  Once emergency workers arrived, the man was pronounced dead on the scene. 

Three other workers were taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.  Police are now investigating why the steaming machine blew up.

Cedar City
5:41 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Monsoon Puts Out Some Fires, While Accompanying Lightning Causes Others

Monsoonal flows helped firefighters in southern Utah gain the upper hand on wildfires last week, but the same summer weather phenomenon also brings lightning. It was only a matter of time before southern Utah felt the monsoon's double-edged sword.

There are a dozen or so small fires burning in the Arizona strip caused by lightning. the most threatening appears to be the Baboon Fire burning between Cedar City and Minersville.

The fire has burned 1,500 acres and is 0% contained.

Utah News
5:32 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

A Democrat Who Wants to Repeal the Health Care Reform Bill? Congressman Matheson Says Why

When Utah Congressman Jim Matheson cast his vote in favor of repealing the 2010 health care reform law Wednesday, he was one of only five Democrats in the House of Representatives to do so. The 6-term lawmaker opposed the bill when it passed out of Congress, but had also previously voted against repealing it once it became law. Jeff Robinson asked Matheson why he voted the way he did.

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Salt Lake City
6:13 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Second Lady Jill Biden Speaks from Experience to Utah Military Families

Second Lady Jill Biden at the Utah National Guard Air Base in Salt Lake City.
KCPW Blog

Several Utah military families were paid a visit last night from Second Lady of the United States Jill Biden.  Dr. Biden, a military mom herself, spent more than an hour speaking to a small crowd at the Utah National Guard Air Base in Salt Lake City.

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Utah News
6:01 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Expanded Fire Restrictions Include Ban on Charcoal Fires & ATVs

The new expanded bans apply to areas in southern Utah and northwest Arizona. The new restrictions go into effect in Washington, Iron, Beaver, Kane, Garfield, Wayne, Piute, Sevier and Sanpete Counties, as well as BLM lands in Coconino and Mohave Counties in Arizona.

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Utah News
5:44 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

New First-of-Its Kind Shooting Ban Takes Effect Today

State Forester Dick Buehler announced the addition of an interactive fire restriction map to UtahFireInfo.gov.

State Forester Dick Buehler  says a ban on target shooting to take effect on Wednesday is the first-ever of its kind.
The ban covers specific target shooting sites on public or private land in Cache, Davis, Summit, and Utah Counties.

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Moab
5:13 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Governor Herbert Predicts "Rediscovery" of Moab

Governor Gary Herbert traveled to Moab Monday, where he heard about plans to re-establish Moab as Utah’s mountain biking mecca. Moab is halfway through an ambitious plan to add  hundreds of miles of both paved and single-track bike paths, which will be tied together by a transit hub next to the Colorado River. The governor was told it will all be in place by the end of next year, at a total cost of $21 million in federal grants.

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West Jordan
4:56 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Suspect Arrested for Murder of West Jordan Girl, Sierra Newbold

Terry Lee Black was arrested today and charged with the murder and rape of Sierra Newbold, a 6-year-old West Jordan girl.

Authorities have charged a man in the murder investigation of a 6-year-old girl whose body was found in a canal near her West Jordan home. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill announced today at a press conference that 41-year-old Terry Lee Black has been arrested and charged with the June 26 homicide, child abduction, and rape of Sierra Newbold.

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Park City
4:34 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Diversity in the West...Thanks to the Land Grant Universities: Interview with Chuck Gay

Justin Morrill's eponymous Act was the founding document that established the Land Grant universities, including Utah State University, host of this year's Western Region Joint Summer Meetings.

"Celebrating Diversity in the West" is the focus of administrative leaders in Western Land Grant universities, who are meeting this week in Park City for the Western Region Joint Summer Meetings.

Kerry Bringhurst speaks with Chuck Gay, Associate Vice President for Extension at Utah State University, who explains why representatives from the Land Grant universities get together every summer and what they are celebrating this year.

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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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