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St. George a Finalist to Host Ironman 70.3 Championship
IRONMAN has announced Chattanooga, Tennessee and St. George, Utah as the finalists to host the 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. The 70.3 Ironman will be returning to the St. George area on May 4th. The International Ironman Committee will be in town to decide if St. George will host the World Championship. There is a pep rally planned for next Tuesday at 6:30pm at the St. George Town Square. The public is invited.
Zion Narrows Currently Closed
If you were planning to hike the Narrows in Zion, your hike will have to be postponed. The Narrows at Zion National Park is closed due to high water levels. Officials from the Park say the flow of the Virgin River is exceeding 150 cubic feet per second (CFS). Authorities say the bottom-up Narrows will reopen after the CFS is below 150.
Veteran Affairs Outstation Officially Signed Into Law
A bill that renames a Veterans Affairs outstation for a Utah National Guard officer killed in Afghanistan is officially law. President Trump signed the Major Brent Taylor bill into law yesterday. The bill renames the North Ogden Veterans Affairs Outstation for Taylor, the former North Ogden mayor who had taken a leave of absence to be deployed to Afghanistan last year. Taylor was killed in an insider attack in Kabul last November.
Donny and Marie Show Ending
The end is coming for the Donny & Marie show ”It’s hard to find words to describe Donny & Marie’s tenure on the Las Vegas Strip, but their impact on the entertainment culture of the city will be felt for many years to come. After entertaining audiences since their September 2008 debut, Donny & Marie Osmond have announced the final shows of their legendary residency in the Donny & Marie Showroom at Flamingo Las Vegas. The multi-talented duo will return to the stage for their final performances through Nov. 16, 2019.
Suspect in Drive-by Shooting Dead
A suspect in a deadly drive-by shooting in Midvale is dead following a police chase that ended in Sandy. Unified Police Detective Kevin Mallory says police have found a connection between 24-year-old shooting suspect Jose Luis Garcia and his alleged victim, 40-year-old Ray Vasquez. Officers spotted the suspect's Jeep later that night and chased him until he crashed and rolled his vehicle into the fence at Peruvian Elementary School in Sandy. Officers say Garcia was already dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound when they found him in his car.
Labor Laws Violated in Orem
The city of Orem is facing a fine from the U.S. Department of Labor for violating child employment rules. Director of Recreation Karl Hirst says the city was audited by the agency last year and found that 15-year-old pool employees were working too many hours. Hirst says the city has changed its employment rules to make sure the violations never happen again. The city received a fine of just over 16-thousand-dollars, which Hirst says has been paid.
Utah Gun Owner Allowed Bump Stocks
A Utah gun owner is about to become the only person in the U.S. legally allowed to own a bump stock. The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver issued a stay of a nationwide bump stock ban for Clark Aposhian, the chairman of the Utah Shooting Sports Council. The court said the decision announced yesterday will allow its members time to consider Aposhian's lawsuit seeking to block the bump stock ban from being enforced.
Former UVU Professor Tells Students He Looked at Child Porn
A former Utah Valley University professor is being investigated after he told students he'd looked at child pornography. Students said the 42-year-old adjunct economics professor went off-topic in a lecture in December, telling them he'd seen photos of children in compromising positions. He also told the class he hadn't touched children inappropriately. An agent with the Department of Homeland Security searched the professor's home in February, but it's not clear what they found.