(Salt Lake City, UT) — The Hogle Zoo now has a new play area for children. The playground called “Creekside” is next to the Lighthouse Point splash zone and has treehouses, slides, spider-web netting, swinging vines, and rickety bridges. It also features the Discovery Amphitheater and the Wyatt Fricks Discovery Center, named for a boy who loved the zoo before dying at a young age.
(Salt Lake City, UT) — A polygamist family’s attempt to sue Utah for its ban on plural marriages is once again denied by a federal appeals court. The court today rejected the request by Kody Brown and his four wives for the court to reconsider its earlier dismissal of a decision decrimininalizing polygamy. Brown and his wives say the state’s bigamy law violates their constitutional right to privacy and criminalizes their sexual relationships.
Phil Mueller the KCYN-KCPX General Stations Manager for the last 20 years is nearing the end of his 6 1/2 year battle with stage 4 cancer. The prayers of his co-workers and friends are with him and his family at this time. For your concern and wishes please go to our facebook page (Link on right side of website) where his family will pass them on to him. We love you Phil!
(Salt Lake City, UT) — Graduates are looking for the best place to start a career. A WalletHub survey compared the 150 largest cities. Factors included entry-level jobs availability, median annual salary, workforce diversity and unemployment rate. Salt Lake City is the best place to start a career in the nation, while the worst is Detroit.
(Salt Lake City, UT) — Police are investigating a deadly car crash. David Pepper landed upside down in Little Cottonwood Creek yesterday afternoon. He was in Snowbird Mountain Resort’s parking lot when he crashed into the creek. Pepper was pulled from the utility vehicle and rushed to a hospital, where he died. Rescuers say he could have been submerged in the cold water up to two hours. Photo Courtesy: David Pepper Facebook
(South Salt Lake City, UT) — The TRAX Green Line is again running in South Salt Lake. The line was down after a train derailed on West 21-hundred South on Sunday afternoon. Three people are hospitalized, and two were treated and released. Many stranded riders said they never received proper warning of delays on the bus hotline. Investigators are questioning the operator and reviewing possible mechanical failures.
(Draper, UT) — The search for a man missing since April 17th is a top priority for Draper police. A public alert has been issued for Frank Verucchi whose disappearance may have happened on a hike in the Corner Canyon area close to the man’s home. Police say Verucchi is 52, white, five-foot-five, weighs around 200-pounds, has brown hair and uses glasses. Anyone who knows of Verucchi’s whereabouts is asked to contact Draper police. 801-840-4000 (Photo Courtesy of: Draper Police Department)
(Salt Lake, UT) — Congressman Jason Chaffetz says there should be no reduction in federal funding for radioactive waste removal from the shuttered uranium ore operations in the Moab area. Chaffetz insists the environmental risk will not be averted if federal funds are cut back. The Chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee says the Department of Energy should not shift its attention away to other projects until remediation is complete on the banks of the Colorado in southeastern Utah.
(Salt Lake City, UT) — The Salt Lake City Council is endorsing a police chief nominee. Mayor Biskupski named Mike Brown for the top cop spot. Council members unanimously supported Brown yesterday. The 22-year veteran has been interim chief since June 1915, when Chief Chris Burbank was ousted by then-Mayor Becker. (Photo courtesy of: slcpd.com)