Church Releases “Joseph The Prophet”: KSUB News Summary
A new official biography of the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is being commissioned. "Joseph the Prophet" will be the title of the biography of Joseph Smith. Richard E. Turley, Jr., who has served as an assistant historian and recorder for the church, will write the biography. The announcement was made today during the opening session of a two-day Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints conference.
August Precipitation 200% Of Normal
More than 200-percent of Utah's average precipitation fell in August. The latest report from the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service shows valley locations around the state measure just under two inches of rain last month. That's over 200-percent of the average for August. Rainfall in western Utah was over 300-percent of average. Mountain measuring stations counted three-point-two inches of rain for what is typically a dry month.
Man And Woman Jailed Following Cedar City Stabbing
A man and a woman are in jail as Cedar City police investigate the stabbing of two people late Wednesday night. Police said on Thursday that a fight led to the stabbings around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police first got a call about someone lying in the street in the area of One-Thousand West and Brock Street, before getting word about two men hospitalized with stab wounds. They later arrested a man and a woman. The two men who were stabbed were airlifted to St. George Regional Hospital after they were evaluated in Cedar City.
No Injuries As 25 Escape Lake Powell Houseboat Fire
More than two-dozen people, including a mother and her two-month-old baby, are safe after jumping into the water when their houseboat went up in flames on Lake Powell this week. The 25 people who were on board when the boat caught fire Wednesday are family members. Several said they heard what sounded like an engine exploding about 45 minutes after they left the marina. A number of other boaters rushed to get all 25 out of the water safely. No one was injured.