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I’m ready to be tasered, just name the day

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

I’m ready to be tasered, just name the day

I can’t remember what I expected out of a job at the Transcript Bulletin when I nervously stepped into the newsroom for the first time nearly five years ago, but I could not possibly have expected this. The...

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Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

2014 Person of Year Laurie Hurst – Hurst started effort to stop Grantsville from using historic farm for burial plots

If anyone knows it ain’t over ‘til it’s over, it’s Laurie Hurst, the Tooele Transcript Bulletin’s 2014 Person of the Year. In December 2012, Hurst discovered Grantsville City was planning to expand its cemetery into part of...

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2014 Person of Year – Hurst: Every town has a unique history that deserves to be saved for the future

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

2014 Person of Year – Hurst: Every town has a unique history that deserves to be saved for the future

Laurie Hurst never could have foreseen herself heading a community effort to save a local landmark. Heck, she didn’t even see herself staying in her hometown as an adult. But Hurst, 41, has become a visible champion...

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Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Top Stories of 2014 #1: Fight leads to killing of high school student

What began as a playground brawl over a girl turned into the murder of a well-liked student, dividing the student body at Stansbury High School — and the community. On April 26, a group of students from...

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Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Top Stories of 2014 #2: Stansbury man killed in deputy-involved shooting

An Army veteran and ROTC instructor was killed Sunday in a deputy-involved shooting after reportedly pointing a handgun at the officer — the second incident of a police-involved fatality in both Tooele County’s modern history and the...

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Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Top Stories of 2014 #4: Wildfire threatens to burn down Stockton

A fire allegedly set by a former volunteer firefighter threatened homes in Stockton and destroyed the town’s main water tank in July, causing some residents to be evacuated and to subsist on bottled water for days. On...

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Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Top Stories of 2014 #5: Proposed prison move to county angers citizens, officials

Few issues have ever unified — and divided — community leaders and residents so wholly as the possibility of relocating the Utah State Prison to Tooele County. A legislative resolution to move the prison from its current...

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This year’s biggest movies read like a ComicCon event list

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

This year’s biggest movies read like a ComicCon event list

It’s possible that 2014 will go down as being the Year of the Geek. A quick look at the year’s biggest movies is like seeing an event list for ComicCon: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Transformers: Age...

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Monday, December 29th, 2014

Local man killed in deputy-involved shooting

A Stansbury Park man was killed in a deputy-involved shooting early Sunday morning. Tooele County Sheriff Frank Park said Tooele County Dispatch received a call for a medical emergency at 4:05 a.m. A deputy from the Tooele...

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Monday, December 29th, 2014

Sheriff Park to bid adieu to 33 years wearing a badge, gun

When Tooele County Sheriff Frank Park leaves his office at noon on Jan. 6, he’ll do more than leave a post he’s kept for a dozen years — he’ll say good-bye to a life immersed in law...

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