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Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Traffic still taking off at Wendover Airport

Utah’s second-busiest airport is in Tooele County, and the traffic passing through it has boomed in recent years. The Wendover Airport is now receiving roughly 1,400 travelers per week — up from virtually zero only seven years...

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Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Grantsville man takes in ‘lost boys’ from polygamist community

A Grantsville family is hoping to help some “lost boys” find their way. Shawn Bennett and his wife, Naomi, are currently caring for two young men who have left Colorado City, Ariz., which houses a handful of...

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Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Passenger killed in SR-138 collision

A California woman was killed early Sunday morning in a head-on collision between Grantsville and Erda. Rocio Macias, a 26-year-old Azusa, Calif., resident, was killed after a crash on SR-138 near Erda Way. The car in which...

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Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Law enforcement fights bill to eliminate DUI checkpoints

A bill making its way through the Legislature could eliminate a standard tactic used by law enforcement to reduce drunk driving. HB 140, which was approved by the House of Representatives last week Thursday by a 41-33...

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Thursday, March 1st, 2012

A Castle Among Cabins

It was a palace in the desert, a castle among log cabins, and a beacon for arts and social gatherings. The Grantsville Opera House, constructed a mere 50 years after the first settlers trickled into the area,...

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Police searching for suspects in attempted restaurant robbery

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Police searching for suspects in attempted restaurant robbery

Police are looking for suspects in an attempted robbery at a Tooele restaurant Tuesday night. As the staff at La Puente restaurant were closing up a little before 9:30 p.m., a man with a gun tried to...

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Former Vernon man pleads guilty to incest

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Former Vernon man pleads guilty to incest

A former Vernon resident has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing his daughter a quarter-century ago. The 67-year-old man, whom the Transcript-Bulletin is not naming to protect the identity of the victim, pleaded  guilty to three charges of...

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Wendover launches non-gaming tourism campaign

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Wendover launches non-gaming tourism campaign

Wendover City officials are going on the road this weekend in a bid to promote their shared border town. The city has reserved space for a display at Autorama, a custom car show in Sandy this weekend....

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Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Former Transcript reporter dies in Washington

A past writer for the Tooele Transcript-Bulletin known for her compelling features and humorous, at times acerbic, columns has died. Margaret VanNoy passed away at the age of 86 at her daughter’s home in Carnation, Wash. The...

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Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Tooele police officers honored for extraordinary service

Dedication and longevity were honored Thursday at the annual Tooele City Police Department awards banquet. Awards for meritorious service were given to four members of the department for more than 15 years on the force — an...

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