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Utah Crime and Courts
11:41 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Hearing Held for Fatal Ogden Drug Raid

Matthew David Stewart, the man at the center of a deadly shootout in Ogden last January, was in court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing. The shootout occurred after authorities presented a search warrant to inspect Stewart’s home for marijuana. It resulted in the death of an officer, as well as five wounded officers.

Nate Carlisle of the Salt Lake Tribune has been following this story. He spoke with UPR’s Ryan Cunningham about the hearing.

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Superstorm Sandy
11:19 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Red Cross in Utah Seeking Post-Sandy Blood Donors

Flag of the Red Cross.

In just one day, Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast. There are massive damages to infrastructure, power outages, and dozens of deaths.

Watching from Utah can make it seem hopeless to reach out, but the American Red Cross says Utahns can do plenty by donating badly-needed blood and platelets.

John Petersen of the Red Cross in Utah:

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5:23 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Apartment Complex Evacuated After Resident Commits Suicide by Carbon Monoxide

One man is dead and a Logan apartment complex has had to be evacuated as police respond to a reported suicide by carbon monoxide.

Logan Police arrived at The Riverwalk Apartment Complex near the Logan River at about noon on Tuesday after receiving a call that an apartment was filled with chemicals. Authorities began evacuating residents due to suspected high levels of carbon monoxide in the building. A hazmat team was called in and the body of a 26 year old male was recovered. Captain Curtis Hooley says authorities are calling the death a suicide.

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5:10 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Energy Development and Biodiversity in Utah: Always a Balancing Act

Discussions on ways to balance energy development and biodiversity are taking place at Utah State University this week during the Restoring the West Conference. Land owners, wildlife officials, energy developers, and state officials are hoping to create plans to continue energy development and reduce impacts to the environment.

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4:33 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

From New York to Utah: An Eyewitness Account of Hurricane Sandy

NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA's Aqua spacecraft captured this infrared image of Hurricane Sandy, another weather front to the west and cold air coming down from Canada at 2:17 p.m. EDT Oct. 29.
Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech

Monday night at 7:30, as Hurricane Sandy was passing through the city, Storee Powell talked with New York resident, Chelsey Gensel, a Cache Valley native and USU student majoring in liberal arts.

Sometimes tropical storms are sensationalized by the news. Gensel has the following recommendation for Utahns who are looking for good news sources about what's happening in New York.

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Salt Lake City
4:16 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

SLC Farmers Market Not Just for Summertime

Four months out of the year, Pioneer Park is filled with farmers, bakers and artisans selling their goods at the Downtown Farmers Market. Saturday, the market wrapped up its 20th season, but plans are already underway to expand the market beginning next month.

The end of October also means the end of the Farmer’s market at Pioneer Park. However, Kim Angeli, Director of Special Events for the Downtown Alliance says this year a similar market will be here for the rest of the year: "We received a federal grant to launch a winter market, so that has been a great asset for us."

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2:05 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Strokes Kill in Utah: Learn the Warning Signs

A stroke is a vascular event that causes brain damage, and says Justin Bell with the American Heart Association, can become worse with each passing second: "It can either be a blood clot or a blood hemorrhage and when it shows up, you have a very time-sensitive window to try to take care of it. So, it's important that you act quickly."

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5:46 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Presidential Candidate Rocky Anderson Presents Campaign Lecture in Logan

Rocky Anderson warned a lecture audience at Utah State University on Friday about the media's
Credit Ryan Cunningham

Fresh off his presidential debate in Chicago, Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson was in Logan Friday stumping for his campaign--and warning the audience of the media's "mass deception":

"They often times look like the bulletin board for the press releases from our government. Without looking into the stories. Without getting after the truth. So we, the American voters, are left with the lies. We're left with the misinformation."

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5:01 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Reward Offered for Information about Poached Elk in Uintah County

Division of Wildlife officials in Vernal are asking for help from the public in solving two separate poaching cases earlier this month.

DWR Conservation Officer Bryan Clyde said the first elk was shot and killed around October 4 on Dyer Mountain. The 6x6 bull elk carcass was left to completely waste. The only hunts going on in the area at the time where the muzzle loader deer and antlerless cow elk hunts.

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Salt Lake City
4:53 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

TRAX Line to SLC Airport to Open Ahead of Schedule

Those looking for easier transportation to the Salt Lake City International Airport can look forward to riding TRAX sooner than originally planned. Utah Transit Authority has announced the new line will open in April 2013.

"Originally the airport TRAX line was scheduled to open by 2015. It was part of a program of five projects that were all slated to be completed by then. So an April 2013 opening is ahead of our commitment to the taxpayer."

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