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Two pedestrians hit in separate accidents

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Two pedestrians hit in separate accidents

Two pedestrians have been hit by vehicles in unrelated incidents over the last week. Wednesday at about 7 p.m., 19-year-old Aja Ahquin was hit by a blue 2000 Ford Expedition on Heidleburg Place in Stansbury Park. The...

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Tooele man gets prison for incest as wife pleads for leniency

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Tooele man gets prison for incest as wife pleads for leniency

A Tooele man has been sentenced to time in jail and probation for sexually abusing his teenage daughter. The 35-year-old man, whom the Transcript-Bulletin is not naming in an effort to protect the identity of the victim,...

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Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Dugway information officer fields questions on everything from UFOs to anthrax

For Paula Thomas, an ordinary day at the office at Dugway Proving Ground is seldom dull — something she learned just weeks after starting her job as a public information officer in 2000. A series of anthrax...

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Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Inmates settle in to new jail

Nearly two months after its official opening, the new Tooele County Detention Center is finally home to inmates. The entire inmate population of 112 was transferred from the old jail to the new 72,000-square-foot facility early Thursday...

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Tooele man accused of child sex abuse

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Tooele man accused of child sex abuse

A Tooele man appeared in court Monday after being charged with sexually abusing his girlfriend’s daughter. Dayne Mondragon, 41, made an initial appearance in 3rd District Court in Tooele for two first-degree felony charges of sodomy on...

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Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Texas man dies in I-80 rollover

A fatal crash on I-80 claimed the life of a Texas man late Saturday night. Benjamin McArthur, 62, was driving eastbound on I-80 at about 11:30 p.m. when he begin to drift off the highway, according to...

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Smoldering fire destroys Lake Point home

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Smoldering fire destroys Lake Point home

An early-morning fire Thursday left an elderly Lake Point couple homeless. The fire was discovered a little before 1:30 a.m., when Samuel Bailey awoke to the smell of smoke. He looked in the upper floor of the...

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Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Grantsville snuffs out smoke shop

A Grantsville smoke shop’s doors are now closed after operating without a business license and selling Spice-like synthetic cannabinoids. The Grantsville City Council voted unanimously Wednesday night to close LA Smoke Shop, which applied for its original...

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Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Snowpack remains low despite March storms

Despite eight inches of snow being dumped on the Tooele Valley by Tuesday night’s storm, snowpack in the region remains well below normal. Randy Julander, snow survey supervisor at the Salt Lake Office of the Natural Resources...

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Thursday, March 8th, 2012

Semi topples, baby delivered during wild Tuesday storm

A wild winter storm Tuesday night kept law enforcement busy as slick streets made for hazardous traffic conditions. The Utah Highway Patrol responded to a total of 27 collisions and slideoffs in Tooele County between 4 p.m....

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