The first asteroid sample collected in space by NASA is back on Earth after touching down west of Salt Lake City. NASA's Osiris-Rex spacecraft released a capsule containing soil from the asteroid Bennu which then safely parachuted into the Utah desert yesterday. Around 200 people attended and early morning watch party held at the Clark Planetarium in Downtown Salt Lake City. The robotic spacecraft was launched in 2016 and landed on the asteroid in 2020.

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Series Of Church Burglaries In Salt Lake Valley

A string of church burglaries is under investigation in the Salt Lake Valley. Police in Herriman say that more than 20 break-ins have been reported at different buildings owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. While the only thing that has been stolen is a television, several of the churches suffered damage during the burglaries, which all happened within the last week. However authorities don't have a specific timeline for exactly when each incident occurred.


Suspicious Package Discovered Near US Bank Tower

Authorities are ramping up the response in downtown Salt Lake City following the discovery of a suspicious package in an alley this morning. The nearby US Bank Tower was evacuated, while the rest of the area is under a shelter-in-place order. The incident began around 8:00 a.m. with police and fire responding; however the FBI, Air National Guard and other agencies are now on the scene. When asked for the reason behind the escalation, an officer told reporters, quote, "something just doesn't seem right."

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Inmate Dies At Central Utah Correctional Facility

An inmate at the Central Utah Correctional Facility has been found dead. According to the Utah Department of Corrections, staff at the facility found 66-year-old Steven Davis unresponsive in his cell Sunday morning. Medical personnel later pronounced him dead. Davis had been in prison since 1983 for sex crimes against a child. The inmate's death is being investigated by the Utah State Bureau of Investigation. There's currently no word on how Davis may have died.

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