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Month: August 2020


FBI Searching For ‘Band-Aid Bandit’ Suspected Of Robbing Multiple Utah Banks

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The FBI is asking for the public’s help tracking down a man they’ve dubbed the “Band-Aid Bandit” because he’s been observed wearing bandages on his fingers. According to an FBI statement, the suspect unknown suspect has allegedly targeted multiple banks and credit unions along the Wasatch Front beginning in December 2019. He’s described as a white male with a medium build who is 5 feet, 8 inches to 6 feet tall. He reportedly changes his appearance and wears different hats during the robberies.jQuery( document ).ready(function($) {Galleria.loadTheme('
Local News

Man Dies After Being Ejected From Rolling Truck In Summit County

KAMAS, Utah – A South Salt Lake man died after being ejected from a vehicle in an overnight crash in Summit County. According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the incident happened sometime between midnight and 12:45 a.m. Monday on Upper Setting Road, which is 3 – 4 miles off U-150. A vehicle driven by the 22-year-0ld victim left the roadway and rolled down a steep embankment. The driver was ejected and later found deceased at the scene. The passenger, a 22-year-old woman from Ogden, was rendered unconscious in the crash. When she awoke, was able to exit the vehicle and walk to the road to find help. The woman was later released with minor injuries. The couple had been camping in the Upper Setting area, where they were expecting friends to join them, according to a UHP statement. When their ...
National News, World News

A Child In Taiwan Was Caught In A Kite And Swept Into The Air

A kite-flying festival turned terrifying in Taiwan on Sunday when a 3-year-old girl became entangled in tail of giant kite and sent flying high into the air. The international kite festival was being held in the city of Hsinchu, south of the capital Taipei. Video of the accident, which circulated widely on social media, show several people preparing the large long-tailed pale orange kite for flight next to a crowd of viewers. The kite is already billowing from the strong wind. Then, the organizers let the kite go — and it flies up, along with a toddler dangling from its tail. It’s not clear how close she was to the kite on the ground, or how she got caught in it.jQuery( document ).ready(function($) {G...
Coronavirus, Coronavirus Utah, Education, Local News, Utah State Aggies

Coronavirus Detected In Wastewater Of USU Residence Halls

LOGAN, Utah — Nearly 300 students living in on-campus housing at Utah State University will be tested for coronavirus and asked to quarantine after elevated levels of the virus were detected in wastewater coming from four resident halls. A safety alert was issued Sunday afternoon saying the samples were detected at the Rich, Jones, Morgan, and Davis Halls. Officials said wastewater testing is used to provide an early alert warning for the university to address potential cases and prevent the further spread of the virus. University health officials then announced a response plan for the affected areas, which included testing for the residents and asking them to quarantine. Officials said USU was working with the Utah Department of Health and the Bear River Health Department to organize t...
Sunday Edition

Sunday Edition: Utah’s RNC Delegation, Budget Questions, Mail-In Voting

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Republicans gathered in North Carolina and Washington, D.C. for the 2020 Republican National convention. On Sunday Edition, we talk to members of the state’s delegation about what happened. Utah’s Legislature also wrapped up it’s sixth special session of the year to address budget issues related to coronavirus. One area that has some lawmakers wondering is if state money will be used to help bail out a California coal company. Mail delays across the country are impacting everything from prescription drug deliveries to small businesses, casting a shadow Over the possibility of mail-in voting. We talk to one of the unions that represents postal workers here in the state of Utah.
Coronavirus, Coronavirus Utah, Health, Local News

Utah Reports 448 New COVID-19 Cases, No New Deaths

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Utah Department of Health on Sunday reported 448 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths. The rolling seven-day average for positive tests is 387 per day, and the rolling seven-day average for percent of positive laboratory tests is 9.1%. The state has tested 655,507 people so far, and 51,854 of those tests returned positive. Currently, 116 people are hospitalized with the virus, 45 of which are in intensive care units. Another 18 patients are hospitalized as COVID-19 persons under investigation. UDOH reports 51.4% of all non-ICU beds and 62.7% of all ICU beds in Utah hospitals are occupied. A total of 407 Utahns have died from the virus. The state is considering 43,724 cases as recovered, meaning those patients received a positive diagnosis more than three we...
Coronavirus, Coronavirus Utah, Local News

Utah Cultural, Arts Venues To Receive Emergency Grant Funding From CARES Act

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Utah legislators devoted millions of dollars this week to cultural-type businesses who had to close during the coronavirus pandemic. A couple of those businesses said this extra money from the CARES Act will help them get through. “What is that?” has become a popular question for travelers along I-15 in Draper. The answer — it’s the U2 tour stage from a few years ago, but now, it’s one of the centerpieces of the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium. “It’s super exciting. We love having the public here,” said Layne Pitcher, communications director for the aquarium. Pitcher said plans for it include exhibits, educational classrooms, and public shows like the light show that began Saturday night. “Just music going and lights flashing,” said Pitcher. “People can come out w...