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Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Lake Point wildfire deemed suspicious

State fire investigators believe that six fires started along Interstate 80 on Labor Day are connected and were lit by an arsonist.  One of the six fires was set at Lake Point near Exit 99, which burned...

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Grantsville approves plat for 186-home development

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Grantsville approves plat for 186-home development

A 186-home development received approval on its preliminary plat after the developers agreed to demands from the Grantsville City Council, including a park.  The development, located between South Hale Street and the Mormon Trail, was discussed for...

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Tooele man pleads guilty to unlawful sexual conduct

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Tooele man pleads guilty to unlawful sexual conduct

A Tooele man pleaded guilty to a felony charge during an appearance in 3rd District Court on Tuesday.  Brandon Edward Catt, 32, pleaded guilty to third-degree felony unlawful sexual conduct with a 16 or 17-year-old. He was...

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Bountiful man also charged in assault of Maverick clerk

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Bountiful man also charged in assault of Maverick clerk

A Bountiful man has been charged in 3rd District Court with the robbery and assault of a convenience store clerk. Suliasi Niulala Vakalahi, 24, is charged with first-degree felony aggravated robbery, second-degree felony aggravated assault resulting in...

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Wendover man charged with drug possession

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Wendover man charged with drug possession

A Wendover man has been charged with possession of drugs after he was arrested for allegedly selling methamphetamine.  Jermaine Davis, 36, is charged with second-degree felony distribution of a controlled substance, second-degree felony possession with intent to...

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Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

County dispatch can now receive texts during emergencies

Residents are encouraged to call dispatch in an emergency if they can, but text if they can’t, now that Tooele County offers text-to-911 in emergency situations.  The new capability went live in July, according to Tooele County...

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Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Fire burns 9,900 acres near U.S. Magnesium

A large wildfire that burned thousands of acres in the area of Lakeside over the weekend is now out, according to the state Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands.  The fire, which was started around 3...

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Tooele man charged with sexual exploitation of a child

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Tooele man charged with sexual exploitation of a child

A Tooele man has been charged with multiple felonies after he allegedly uploaded child pornography to a Facebook account.  Frank L. Brunson, 57, is charged in 3rd District Court with four counts of second-degree felony sexual exploitation...

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Tooele man charged with rape while victim had seizure

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Tooele man charged with rape while victim had seizure

A Tooele man has been charged with rape after he allegedly assaulted a victim suffering from a seizure.  Hoy Alan Anderson, 42, is charged with first-degree felony rape.  Tooele City police were notified of the alleged rape...

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Thursday, August 30th, 2018

I-80 bridge construction won’t finish until 2019; UDOT studying options

For Tooele County commuters curious about the Utah Department of Transportation’s bridge construction projects on Interstate 80 — hurry up and wait.  Neither the overpass bridge at Exit 99 on I-80, nor the two railroad overpass bridges...

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