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Utah: Sandstorm causes 20 vehicle pileup, killing at least 7 people

At least seven people died and several more were critically injured when authorities say a sand or dust storm caused visibility issues that led to a series of crashes involving 20 vehicles in Utah on Sunday evening. The crashes happened on I-15 near Kanosh, the Utah Department of Public Service (DPS) said in a news […]

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American company faces backlash for making gun resembling Lego toy

An American gun company is facing a backlash after producing a pistol that looks like a children’s toy made of Lego. Culper Precision has named the weapon Block19, the company developed to “highlight the pure enjoyment of the shooting sports”. Danish toy maker Lego has written to the company demanding that it stop producing the […]

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Multiple US states face power outage, drought amid excessive heat wave

California declared a state of emergency to address power system concerns, as parts of the US south-west reported dangerously high temperatures. An excessive heat warning is in place for much of Arizona and California, and southern areas of Nevada and Utah. People are being told to stay in air-conditioned areas and out of the sun. […]

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‘Free-Ranging, Wild Mink’ in Utah test positive for Covid-19

The United States confirmed the first known case of the coronavirus in a wild animal, a mink. The discovery increases concerns about outbreaks in mink as the virus has killed more than 15,000 farmed mink in the United States since August. Global health officials are investigating the potential risk the animals may pose to people […]

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The mysterious monolith found in remote Utah desert has now DISAPPEARED

The mysterious monolith that was found outside the middle of rural countryside in Utah found by the Department of Public Safety officers has disappeared. The tall, silver, shining metal monolith was spotted by a team of officers flying by in a helicopter helping out wildlife division count bighorn sheep in southeastern Utah. The team turned […]

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Strange metal monolith discovered in Utah desert by helicopter crew, leaving locals baffled

A strange metal monolith has been discovered in the Utah desert by a helicopter crew, leaving local authorities baffled. Wildlife officials spotted the “unusual” object while counting sheep during a flyover in a remote south-eastern area of the US state. They said the structure had been planted in the ground between red rock. There was […]

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Hiker who went missing for nearly two weeks in Zion National Park found alive, reunited with family

A hiker in Zion National Park for nearly two weeks has been found alive, her family said Sunday. Holly Courtier, 38, was last seen entering the Utah park October 6. The National Park Service said search and rescue teams found Courtier on Sunday after receiving ” a credible tip from a park visitor that they […]

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Landlord evicts teenager from student housing, saying her suicidal thoughts breached her contract

An 18-year-old woman was evicted from student housing in Orem, with the landlord suggesting she broke her contract because she “vocalized suicidal tendencies” to her roommates last month. The notice was taped on her door on Tuesday this week, where she found it after getting out of bed. Still in her pajamas, she said, she […]

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Covid-19 has killed thousands of mink at US fur farms after virus spread from humans

Thousands of mink died at fur farms in Utah and Wisconsin after a series of coronavirus outbreaks. In Utah, ranchers have lost at least 8,000 mink to Covid-19 among the animals known for their silky, luxurious pelts. The virus first appeared in the creatures in August, shortly after farmworkers fell ill in July, according to […]

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Two Utah fishermen plead guilty to cheating in fishing tournament

Fishermen in the US state of Utah have pleaded guilty to cheating in a low-stakes fishing tournament. Two fishermen, Robert Dennett and Kamron Wootton, participated in a fishing tournament held at Lake Powell in October 2018. Whoever caught the heaviest live largemouth bass was to win US$ 2,500. Dennett and Wootton submitted a bass that […]

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89-year-old pizza delivery driver gets a surprise $12,000 tip

An 89-year-old pizza delivery driver received a surprise delivery of his own from “regulars” on his route, a US$ 12,000 tip. Derlin Newey was in disbelief Tuesday morning when the Valdez family knocked on the door of his Utah home. “How do I ever say thank you? I don’t know what to say,” said Newey as […]

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5-year-old caught driving to California on highway

Five-year-old Adrian took the family car, and was only caught when police in Utah state stopped him on the freeway. A patrolman spotted the SUV weaving across lanes at 30mph (50km/h), and issued a traffic stop, duly obeyed by the driver. He was shocked to discover the child behind the wheel, who said he was […]