Utah News

Utah News
6:50 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control To Hold Public Discussion on State Liquor Laws

A group of independent business owners and Utah Senate and House Minority leaders will hold a public panel-discussion Tuesday on state liquor laws. Ashley Tolman reports.

Utah News
6:44 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

Explosives Found at Scene of Ogden Shooting

Federal officials detonated explosive material they found inside a Utah home where a narcotics officer was shot dead and five others were wounded. Mackinzie Hamilton reports.

Utah News
5:52 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

Mining Banned Near Grand Canyon National Park

The U.S. Department of Interior has moved forward with a plan to ban new mining claims on 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon.  Congressional Republicans tried to block efforts to limit mining operations in an area known for high-grade uranium ore.  Interior Secretary Ken Salazar finalized the 20-year ban on new mining claims on public land surrounding the Grand Canyon on Monday.

Utah News
2:05 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

Mayor of Helper Asked to Step Down

At least one constituent is demanding that the mayor of Helper resign as he faces a drunken driving charge.

The demand was made Thursday during a crowded Helper City Council meeting. Mayor Dean Armstrong was told his conduct is putting town residents in peril and that resigning would give him the chance to get his personal matters in order. Armstrong says he will not resign.

Utah News
1:58 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

Should Cherry Creek be Zoned for a Ski Resort?

A request for permits to locate a ski resort in Northern Utah's Cherry Creek area is under review. UPR's Ashley Tolman tells us county planning and zoning officials have postponed making a decision whether or not to allow the conditional use permit.

Utah News
4:09 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

USU Moab is in the Works

County officials declined to protest a south-corridor annexation proposed by Moab City. No protests by today’s deadline paves the way for Utah State University to build a campus along Highway 191.

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Utah News
3:50 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

Ogden officer killed in shoot-out that injured 5 other law enforcement members

Utah authorities say the suspect injured in a shoot-out with police in Ogden is a 37-year-old man with a limited criminal history.

Ogden police say Matthew David Stewart suffered injuries that are not life-threatening in the shooting Wednesday evening that killed one officer and wounded five others. The officer killed, Jared Francom, was with the Ogden police department. He had a wife and two yound children. Stewart is in a hospital under guard.

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Utah News
3:30 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

Dan Liljenquist Announces Intention to Run for U.S. Senate Seat

Dan Liljenquist, former Utah State Senator representing the Davis County area, made an important announcement on Wednesday. Mr. Liljenquist, who was named public official of the year by the national government watchdog magazine, Governing, talked to UPR's Chris Holmes about his decision to run for a seat in the United States Senate.

Utah News
5:11 pm
Tue January 3, 2012

Former VP at Southern Utah University Gets Second Chance after Prostitution Scandal

Today marks the return of a former Vice President at Southern Utah University who resigned last year after being caught in an undercover prostitution sting.

Wes Curtis was one of six Iron County men arrested in an internet prostitution sting in December 2010. Curtis resigned as University Vice President for Government Relations and Regional Services.

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Utah News
5:04 pm
Tue January 3, 2012

Man Electrocuted in Southern Utah

56-year-old James Bradley Meinert, a resident of Virgin, Utah, was trimming trees from a hoist bucket about 25 feet above the ground when the equipment became entangled in high-power lines.

The accident occurred in Brookside, about 20 miles north of St. George.

Emergency personnel were slowed in their response both by the remoteness of the area and the fear that the tangled power lines were still alive with as much as 39,000 volts of electricity.

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