Grant To Help Utah Small Businesses: KSUB News Summary
Utah has gotten 500-thousand dollars to help small businesses grow their export business. The grant is through the Small Business Administration's State Trade Expansion Program, or STEP. Utah small businesses that are working internationally or planning for global expansion are encouraged to apply for the SBA STEP grant. The grants are being administered by World Trade Center Utah and the Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity.
Standoff Ends When Police Shoot Suspect
A standoff is over after police shot and killed a Taylorsville man who reportedly was intoxicated and firing gunshots. Police responded to a domestic violence call Wednesday night around 10 at a home in the area of 3800 West and 5000 South. Officers tried to negotiate with the man after they learned his wife and baby had escaped unharmed. According to police, the man came outside around 1 a.m. and started firing his gun before officers fired back and killed him. The man was described as being in his early 30s, but neither his name or the names of the officers have been publicly released. No officers were hurt and the investigation is ongoing.
Man To Be Extradited From Scotland To Face Charges In U.S.
An American man who authorities say faked a cancer diagnosis and his own death can be extradited from Scotland to the U.S. to face multiple charges, including a 2008 rape in Orem. The BBC reported an extradition order for Nicholas Alahverdian, also known as Nicholas Rossi, was signed last week. He was arrested in Scotland in 2021 after he was hospitalized for COVID. He claimed to be Arthur Knight of Ireland but tattoos and fingerprints revealed his true identity. He might have to stand trial in England for a rape allegation before he can be extradited to the U.S.
More Layoffs For Utah Based Tech Companies
A third tech company based in Utah is laying off employees. The CEO for software company Lucid sent an email to employees that 75 workers -- or seven-percent of its workforce. The memo said the company has grown steadily and the layoffs are to further "profitable growth." Pluralsight, an online training company based in Draper, announced layoffs in July. Consumer software company Qualtrics, with headquarters in Provo and Seattle, announced on Wednesday 780 employees would be laid off.
Potholes Force Lane Closure On I-15
Part of Interstate 15 in Juab County is closed because a really big pothole has opened up. The Juab County Sheriff's Office says an emergency lane closure is in place on southbound I-15 in Mona and the 233 underpass is closed. The shutdown started Tuesday and is expected to stay closed until repairs are completed sometime next week.
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