Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Affects Dozens In Utah Church: KSUB News Summary
Officials say dozens of people reported suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms at a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building in Utah. It happened in Monroe, Utah on New Year's Eve and started with one four-year-old girl having trouble breathing. Emergency medical services were called out to the building about an hour later after a man reported also feeling sick.
After a family reported also having headaches later in the day, the Monroe City Fire Department detected high levels of carbon monoxide in the building. Church officials said 54 people reported feeling symptoms with 49 of those being treated and 22 being hospitalized. The Church said a malfunction in the building's heating system is believed to be the cause.
Missing Foreign Exchange Student Found
The search is over in Utah for a missing foreign exchange student. Police in Riverdale along with several other law enforcement agencies located 17-year-old Kai Zhuang in the Brigham City Canyon area Sunday night. Officials say they found the teen in a tent near the mountainside and he looked very cold and scared.
Police believe Zhuang was isolating himself at the direction of cyber kidnappers because they found several phones in his tent. They claim the false kidnapping scheme led his parents, who are in China, to transfer nearly 80-thousand dollars to bank accounts in the country.
Man Found Dead Inside Plane Engine At Salt Lake Airport
A man was found dead inside of an airplane's engine at Salt Lake City International Airport Monday night. Authorities say the 30-year-old man breached an emergency exit onto the airfield and was found unconscious in the aircrafts' engine by police and airport workers. First responders removed the man from the engine's removable metal covering, but he was declared dead on the scene. The plane's engines were not running at the time. The Delta flight headed for San Francisco was canceled after passengers deplaned.
Lots of New Laws Coming Our Way
Residents of Utah are seeing several new laws in 2024. Among those changes is a cut in the gas tax in order to save Utahns two cents a gallon at the pump for the next four years. But, with the cut comes an increase to charging vehicles and a two-dollar bump in all vehicle registration fees. Other new laws taking effect this year involve children's health care and online dating. And, don't forget, Utah starts the new year with a new flag, as well.
Deadliest Cat Now At Hogle Zoo
Salt Lake City's Hogle Zoo is home to the deadliest cat species on the planet. Gaia, an eight-month-old black-footed cat, is tiny but mighty. Black-footed cats are the smallest species of wild cat, with a height of eight inches and a weight of two to five pounds. But the species has a 60-percent successful hunting rate. Gaia was brought to the Hogle Zoo on a breeding recommendation from the Black-Footed Cat Consortium. Zoo officials say her arrival is an important step in the conservation of her species.
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