Salt Lake County Library to distribute free Naloxone kits

SALT LAKE COUNTY (News4Utah) – Each week, approximately 10 Utahns die from an opioid overdose. In a new partnership, Utah Naloxone and Salt Lake County Library aim to reduce that number. "Looking at community access points, libraries are everywhere. They’re a very trusted entity. They’re thought of as very knowledgeable individuals, right? Your librarian could help you find information about anything you would need," said Dr. Jennifer Plumb, Medical Director for Utah Naloxone. Thanks to funding provided by the Commission for Criminal and Juvenile Justice, Intermountain Healthcare, and the University of Utah, all 18 libraries in the Salt Lake County Library system will be equipped with free Naloxone kits —… Read More

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Salt Lake County District Attorney joins national effort to reduce the number of people on probation

Sim Gill, district attorney for Salt Lake County, speaks during a news conference at the Utah State Capitol, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Salt Lake City. The top prosecutor in Utah’s largest city is speaking out in support of an effort to legalize medical marijuana. Gill says using medical marijuana should be a decision between a patient and a doctor rather than a criminal matter. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) The Salt Lake County District Attorney has joined prosecutors across the nation in advocating for reducing the number of people on probation and parole in the United States. Noting a growing trend of Americans who are under supervision, Sim Gill and 44… Read More

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Tough task awaits Real Salt Lake at red-hot Orlando

SANDY — The pattern for Real Salt Lake has been pretty consistent for much of the season — lose on the road, return to Rio Tinto Stadium the following weekend and regain confidence with a win. That pattern is about to change. Real are in the midst of its first back-to-back road games of the season, which started with a loss at Vancouver last weekend. If RSL hopes to back up a loss with another win — which it’s done four times already this season — it must figure out how to get the job done the road. RSL has lost three straight road games, a trend it hopes to… Read More

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Mountain lion captured in Utah bares its teeth

Did it want to take a walk on the wild side? A mountain lion was caught Thursday in Fillmore City, Utah, according to a Facebook post from the Millard County Sheriff’s Office, which included a picture of the cat baring its teeth. “The young lion was removed from 200 South just east of Main Street,” it said. The city is about 2 hours southwest of Salt Lake City. No injuries were reported, according to Fox 13. The sheriff’s office said deputies, the Division of Wildlife Services and Fillmore City Animal Control were among those who worked to nab the animal. The creature, it said, was “relocated and “released.” Source Article

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Utah Jazz’s Ricky Rubio unbothered by Russell Westbrook’s guarantee to shut him down for Game 4

Scott G Winterton, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — During today’s digital era with social media, it’s hard for NBA players to miss out on any bold declarations or highlight plays around the league. Hate it or love it, these things are right at your fingertips. So, when Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook ended Saturday’s press conference with his ballsy statement, Utah Jazz guard Ricky Rubio was certainly aware of the comments. “He made some shots,” Westbrook said of Rubio. “Too comfortable, but I’ma shut that (expletive) off next game, though. Guarantee that.” However, the Spanish floor general is focused on the team for Game 4, not any individual… Read More

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How to protect your kids as Salt Lake County sees more cases of Whooping Cough

4/17/2018 – SALT LAKE COUNTY(News4Utah) Right now, Salt Lake County is dealing with an outbreak of Pertussis, or Whooping Cough. It’s affecting students at several schools. Annie George, MPH, with the Salt Lake County Health Department, joined Brian Carlson, to talk about how you can protect your kids. In the last few weeks, the Health Department has seen 14 confirmed cases of pertussis (also known as whooping cough) across 3 schools in the Draper area (Corner Canyon High School: 9 cases; Draper Park Middle School: 2 cases; Oak Hollow Elementary: 3 cases). Pertussis is often cyclical in a community. George says they tend to see cases of it every 5-6… Read More

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5 reasons for the Wasatch Front’s hot housing market

This story is sponsored by Robert J. DeBry—more than 200 years of combined experience practicing personal injury law. You’re looking to buy your first home, and after weeks of hunting, you finally find one in your price range. You frantically call up your realtor, only to find it’s already been sold — just a few hours after it was put on the market. Does this sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone. Many potential homebuyers in Utah have learned that affordable homes in today’s housing market go quickly. In 2016, the average cumulative days a single-family home was on the market along the Wasatch Front was nine, according to the… Read More

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Whitecaps victory in Salt Lake depends on handling altitude, attitude

Real Salt Lake coach Mike Petke was seething after last weekend’s 3-1 loss to Toronto FC, and took it out on some unsuspecting broadcasters in the post-game interview. “The only thing I’m going to say is I know what the problem is, and it’s going to be remedied one way or another, OK?” he fumed, moments before ripping off his headset and rage-walking out of the broadcast. “That’s all you’re going to get from me right now, and I apologize. I know what the problem is, and it’s going to be fixed. One way or another.” It has been another rough start for Petke’s boys — who have just one… Read More

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Medical examiner confirms bodies pulled from Utah mine are missing Eureka couple

PROVO — The Utah State Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Friday what police and family member suspected — that two bodies pulled out of an abandoned mine earlier this week are Brelynne "Breezy" Ottesen and Riley Powell. The bodies of the young Eureka couple, who had been missing for about three months, were discovered Tuesday about 100 feet down the Tintic Standard No. 2 mine near Mammoth, Juab County. They were recovered on Wednesday. Jerrod William Baum, 41, was arrested for investigation of two counts of aggravated murder, two counts of aggravated kidnapping and two counts of desecration of a dead body, among other charges. Baum was allegedly upset that Powell,… Read More

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