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UT Poison Control Fields Utah Lake Algal Bloom Calls

July 19, 2017
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(Utah County, UT) The Utah Poison Control Center is responding to dozens of calls from people claiming they’ve been exposed to an algal bloom in Utah Lake. Officials say a bloom spotted in Provo Bay last month has spread to most of the lake. Health officials say they’ve issued a warning. They say toxins...

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Ex-Carbon County Official Admits To Embezzling Grant Money

July 19, 2017
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(Carbon County, UT) A former Carbon County emergency services director faces up to three years in prison after admitting to taking public money. Jason Thomas Llewelyn pleaded guilty in federal court last week to a felony charge in connection with using a county credit card for personal purchases. Prosecutors say he charged thousands of...

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Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Southern Utah

July 19, 2017
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A flash flood watch is in effect through midnight as thunderstorms are expected to drop heavy rain across southern Utah. The National Weather Service says the storms will roll through the area starting in the late morning and lasting into the late evening hours. Forecasters warn that areas that have been burned by wildfires,...

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Mother Admits To Starving Child, Leaving Him In Feces-Covered Bathroom

July 19, 2017
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(Toquerville, UT) Sentencing is set for August 28th for a mother who admitted to three charges of felony child abuse. Investigators say Brandy Jaynes locked her 12 year old son in a feces-covered bathroom in her Toquerville home before he was discovered there by his father this past January. The boy was taken to...

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Costs To Fight Brian Head Fire Hit $34 Million

July 19, 2017
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(Brian Head, UT) The costs to fight the nearly contained Brian Head Fire will hit about 34 million dollars. The Deseret News reports the state and Federal Emergency Management Agency will be picking up the tab to battle the blaze instead of Iron County. Regular helicopter patrols will still fly over the fire once...

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Water Tower Fire 60 % Contained

July 18, 2017
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(Utah County, UT) — The Water Tower Fire, said to have started by a hot bullet casing in Utah County, is said to be 60 % contained. The fire had consumed 392 acres as of this morning. Fire officials say the shooter probably won’t be cited because the fire started on public land where...

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Southwest Flight Lands In Saint George To Take On Fuel

July 18, 2017
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(St. George, UT) — A Southwest Airlines flight makes a diversion to Saint George thanks to a low fuel gauge. The flight from Chicago to Las Vegas landed at Saint George Regional Airport yesterday afternoon because the pilot didn’t think he’d have enough fuel by the time he touched down. “Saint George News” reports...

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Grand Junction Bio-Gas Project Praised

July 17, 2017
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(Grand Junction, CO) — Grand Junction is being praised by environmental advocates for a major bio-gas project. The Persigo Wastewater Treatment Plant not only traps water, but also captures methane gas and turns it into fuel. City officials say the gas is then used in city cars, personal vehicles and buses. National Geographic is...

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Battle With Brian Head Fire Winding Down

July 17, 2017
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(Brian Head, UT) — The number of firefighters battling the Brian Head Fire is beginning to dwindle as containment is now up to 95%. Fire officials had expected to have the blaze completely contained by Saturday but the acreage, sitting at over 71,600 acres, has remained largely unchanged since the middle of last week....

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Fillmore Boy Dies In Hot Car

July 17, 2017
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(Las Vegas, NV) — Authorities are investigating the death of a 3 year old from Fillmore in a hot car in Las Vegas. Investigators say the unidentified boy was in the city for a family reunion when the adults lost track of him. He was reportedly in the car for at least an hour...

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