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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

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What would $24.5 million do for Jordan Public Schools?

On Nov. 5, local voters will be asked to approve a $39.5 million Jordan Public Schools referendum that consists of three proposals. This month, the Jordan Independent is exploring each question that will appear on the ballot, beginning with the proposal to raise the operating levy, which ran last week. This week, we’ll look at… Keep Reading

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Police find stolen motorcycles, meth and 3-year-old at home

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (ABC4 News) – South Jordan police arrested four people who they said stole motorcycles and used meth in their home with a 3-year-old inside. Police said Melissa Christiansen leased a townhome on South Grandville Avenue. On Wednesday night, they went to the home after finding a stolen motorcycle. One neighbor told ABC4’s… Keep Reading