Children’s Justice Center Breaks Ground For New Home: KSUB News Summary
Construction is officially underway on the new Iron County Children's Justice Center. Officials broke ground on the facility earlier this week, which will be located north of Enoch Park. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by local mayors, city council members, Iron County Commissioners, state Senator Evan Vickers and Tracey Tabet, the State Director for the Children's Justice Center and many community members.
The center will continue to operate at its current location in Cedar City until construction is complete. Officials say they expect the building to be finished by next summer at the earliest. The center's director said it will provide a "one-stop shop" to help children and provide "hope for justice." On Novemebr 4th, the Iron County Children's Justice Center will present the annual Dancing With Your Community Stars to raise funds for continuing operations.
Hoogle Zoo Elephants Arrive At New Home
Christi and Zuri, the two elephants who recently left Salt Lake City's Hogle Zoo, have arrived safely at their new home in Kansas City. The two elephants will now be living at the Kansas City Zoo and Aquarium, where they arrived yesterday morning. They were moved to Kansas City with the goal of helping Zuri find a mate, which will hopefully lead to her having calves. Elephant keepers from the Hogle Zoo will stay with Christi and Zuri at the Kansas City Zoo and Aquarium for three to six months to help ensure a smooth transition to their new environment.
Two From Utah Included In Those Arrested For Dinosaur Bone Theft
Four people have been arrested in Utah for stealing dinosaur bones. Vint Wade and Donna Wade of Moab, Utah; Steven Willing of Los Angeles and Jordan Willing of Ashland, Oregon are charged with violating the Paleontological Resources Preservation Act. The 150,000 pounds of paleontological materials, such as dinosaur bones are valued at about one-million dollars, and the situation caused around three-million dollars for the cost of restoration and repair.
Photographer Seeking Couple After Recording Engagement
A California-based photographer is asking people to help him find a couple after he inadvertently captured a proposal in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Shreenivasan Manievannan said he was using a drone to take pictures of the fall foliage. When he got back to his hotel room, he was shocked to find the footage of a man down on one knee in front of a woman. He's hoping to connect with the couple to "share this nice moment with them."
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