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Utah Gun Advocate Legal to Own Bumpstocks
A Utah gun advocate is one of the few people in the U.S. who can legally own a bump stock after a nationwide ban went into effect yesterday. Clark Aposhian, the chairman of the Utah Shooting Sports Council, says the ban is a dangerous precedent that is based on a misconception. The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver issued a stay of a nationwide bump stock ban last week, but it only applies to Aposhian.
Utah State University Football Player Sentenced
Former Utah State University football player Torrey Green is scheduled to be sentenced today for sexually assaulting six women between 2013 and 2015. Green was found guilty in January and faces a prison sentence of 25 years to life today when he faces the judge in a Cache County courtroom. Before the verdict is read, the six women will have a chance to read victim impact statements telling how the sexual assaults have affected them.
U of U Police Investigating Sexual Assault
University of Utah police are investigating an alleged sexual assault near the Marriott Library Monday night. The woman who reported the attack told officers it happened west of the library around ten-thirty. Anyone with information is asked to call the University of Utah Police.
Mother of Dixie State Linebacker Gives Reason for Death
The mother of the Dixie State linebacker who suddenly died Friday says her son had a drop in his sodium levels, according to the Honolulu Star Advertiser. Abraham Reinhardt injured his upper leg during a drill Tuesday. That night he was taken to a hospital, where he suffered muscle pain and seizures before dying three days later.
Senator Romney Crafts a Bill on Climate Change
Republican Senator Mitt Romney is at the center of a GOP plan to craft a bill in response to climate change. The Hill reports that Romney, along with fellow Republicans Lindsay Graham and Lamar Alexander, is trying to come up with a proposal that focuses more on market-based approaches to address the problem. In an interview, Senator Romney says he believes humans are a significant contributor to climate change, and that he thinks innovation and technological breakthrough are the only ways to reverse the trend.
Fire and Ice Gala Raises Money
The 15th Annual "Fire & Ice" gala raised more than $342,000 for Dixie State University need-based scholarships. "Earning an education is truly life changing for these scholarship recipients and opens the door to remarkable opportunities," Ronda Neilson, Fire & Ice chairwoman for The Dixie Foundation, said. "It's great to be a part of this community and foundation that gives back. "Utah Jazz Star Thurl Bailey emceed the gala which included dinner, two auctions as well as entertainment from Bailey himself.
Governor Gives Green Light to Higher Alcohol
Utah Governor Gary Herbert is giving the green light to higher-alcohol beer in grocery and convenience stores. Herbert signed Senate Bill 132 on Tuesday. The law, which goes into effect November first, raises the state cap on retail beer from three-point-two-percent to four-percent alcohol. It also increases the alcohol level for draft beer at restaurants and bars.
Lehi Boy Accidently Chokes Himself
A Lehi boy is being treated at Primary Children's Hospital after reportedly choking himself with a jump rope. A spokesman for the Lehi Fire Department says the boy was going down a slide when his neck was caught by the jump rope around 6:30 last night. He was transported to the hospital in critical but stable condition.
Black Lives Matter Demands Police Body Cam Footage
Black Lives Matter leaders are demanding to see police officers' body cam footage, after a Weber County man was shot eleven times during an altercation Saturday. Lex Scott, of Black Lives Matter Utah, said the incident in which Jamal Bell was shot and wounded was an example of excessive force. Officers from the Harrisville, North Ogden and Pleasant View police departments say they shot Bell because he came at them with knives, and their Taser misfired. The Weber County Attorney's office is investigating the incident.