KSUB Statewide News Update
The Utah Poison Center is warning residents about rattlesnakes and ticks. Officials say the center has received an influx of calls about rattlesnake and tick bites The center said residents who are bitten should head straight to the hospital because of venom and disease the animals carry. Officials say full-body tick checks are important if you've been up in the mountains or in the brush. The center said to using tweezers is the best way to get the tick out. The center also advises anyone getting a tick bite to keep an eye out for a rash as ticks can carry the Lime Disease or Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
The biggest pay raise in decades has been given to employees at Utah colleges and universities. Officials say The University of Utah gave an five-point-five percent raise to campus employees who do not work in its hospital and clinics. School leaders say they feel cautiously optimistic about how much the increase will help them retain staff. Salt Lake Community College also received a pay raise and their president Gina Alfred said she hopes the pay continues to match the soaring cost of living.
The Utah Highway Patrol is trying to win the best-looking cruiser in America contest. Officials say the UHP Dodge Charger placed 12th last year and it was features in the American Association of State Trooper's Calender for November 2023. Officials say more than 16 thousand people voted in the contest last year. The patrol said residents can help them win by casting their vote by July 31st. You can cast your vote by clicking here.
One man is in the hospital following a vehicle crash in Iron County. The sheriff's office says a car collided with a side-by-side yesterday morning because it couldn't see beyond a dust cloud kicked up by the semi-truck driving in front of it in Beryl. The side-by-side driver had to be taken to the hospital for treatment, but it was unclear how serious their injuries are. The driver of the vehicle who tried passing the big truck was uninjured.