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Human-caused fire threatens homes in Washington County

PINTURA, Washington County — A human-caused fire that started burning Thursday about 7 p.m., threatened at least two homes and three outbuildings, fire officials said. The estimated 10-acre blaze, named the Spirit Fire, was 0% contained as of Thursday at 10:30 p.m., according to officials with Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands. It was… Keep Reading

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Disney’s New Target Stores Open Today

There’s a whole new world at select Targets today. Target has just become the happiest store on Earth. The 25 dedicated Disney stores are set to open their doors on Friday — most of them at 7AM — with a swathe of new “Frozen 2” and “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker” merch. Continue Reading on… Keep Reading

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Laying down the welcome mat at new Mountain Creek Middle

A week after the new South Jordan middle school opened, most everything was seeming to go like clockwork. Sure, there was a hiccup or two, as furniture had yet to arrive for the media center, touch-ups of paint still needed to be done, custodians were using the box office as their office until it was… Keep Reading

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New generic drug potential game changer for patients

RIVERTON (ABC4 News) – Patients at Intermountain Riverton Hospital are now being treated with Civica Rx medication. “Civica is the first of its kind, a not-for-profit drug company with a really simple mission to ensure that essential generic medications are affordable and available to everyone,” said Dan Liljenquist, Chief Strategy Officer of Intermountain Healthcare.” Continue… Keep Reading

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Utah gunman threatened to kill 3 over missing property, charges say

SOUTH JORDAN — A couple was charged Wednesday with holding a group at gunpoint for at least half an hour after accusing them of theft and demanding money. Chase Michael Cooper, 37, and Stacy Lamb Jacobsen, 51, both of South Jordan, are charged in 3rd District Court with three counts of aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree… Keep Reading

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Utah State Senator Derek Kitchen announces divorce from husband

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Sept. 30, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Utah State Senator Derek Kitchen and his husband Moudi Sbeity have announced they are divorcing. Kitchen (D-Salt Lake City) and Sbeity are key figures in the state’s same sex marriage fight, and served as plaintiffs in Kitchen v. Herbert, a lawsuit that brought marriage equality… Keep Reading

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Common Fraud Scams Did you know that in 2018 we took 390 reports of fraud and identity theft from our residents? Through September of this year, we have already taken 324, and this is only a fraction of what is occurring. Below are some common fraud scams we have been seeing from the past several… Keep Reading

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How state lawmakers plan to address vaping

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah- (ABC4 News) – State lawmakers are taking aim at vaping, hoping to get youth to stop using the products. Efforts have fallen short in the past, but now there is a new sense of momentum given the current crisis. To date, eight deaths and hundreds of illnesses have been linked to… Keep Reading