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Thunderstorm creates more local wildfires

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Thunderstorm creates more local wildfires

Sunday’s thunderstorm has kept firefighters busy as crews battle more than a dozen fires sparked by lightning. Tooele County Fire Warden Tom Wilson said as of Monday morning, four fires had been started off of the Mormon...

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Monday, July 21st, 2014

Morning auto crash closes State Road 36

A head-on crash near the Tooele Army Depot closed SR-36 this morning. At about 7:40 a.m., a red passenger car going south on SR-36 drifted into the northbound lane, hitting a white pickup truck head-on, said Sgt....

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Boy rescued from driverless boat

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Boy rescued from driverless boat

A Grantsville police officer and a helpful bystander reunited a mother and son separated at Grantsville Reservoir Tuesday morning. The woman and her 3-year-old son were in a motorboat with the family dog when the dog jumped...

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Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Man dies at bonfire event

Editor’s note: The Tooele Transcript-Bulletin has a policy of not reporting about persons who die by suicide. In this case, however, the incident occurred during a public event. Safety personnel were also placed in harm’s way. A...

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Possible dead body was only a plastic foot

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Possible dead body was only a plastic foot

Deputies responding to a report of a dead body found near Five Mile Pass found themselves on the end of a possible prank. Tooele County Sheriff Frank Park said a call about the discovery of human remains...

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Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Sulfuric acid spilled from passing railcar

A train carrying spent sulfuric acid across the West Desert sprung a leak Saturday morning near Delle. The Union Pacific train was leaking sulfuric acid out of a container six cars back from the engine, said Ryan...

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Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Firefighters kept busy over weekend

Firework incidents kept some firefighters busy, while others had a relaxing holiday weekend. In Tooele City, members of the Tooele City Fire Department were called to 11 grass fires caused by fireworks on July 4 and four...

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Thursday, July 10th, 2014

It’s not easy to review the 8th movie in a franchise

Reviewing a stand-alone movie is easy. Reviewing a movie’s sequel or prequel is also pretty straightforward. Reviewing a movie that is the eighth in its franchise and the third in the story’s chronology? Not so easy. Especially...

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Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

3 die in July 4 crash on I-80

A driver going the wrong way on Interstate 80 crashed head-on into an SUV Friday night, killing a mother and her two daughters and critically injuring the father of the family. At about 6: 45 p.m., drivers...

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Rezone request for auto shop prompts citizen complaints

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Rezone request for auto shop prompts citizen complaints

Nearly four and a half years after the Grantsville City Council killed a request for a rezone to allow an automotive business to move locations, the issue has been resurrected. Ken Grant, owner of Grant Automotive, requested...

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