>>Miss USA Resigns From Title

(Salt Lake City, UT)  --  Miss USA is resigning from the title.  Noelia Voigt announced on Instagram that she's making the decision to step back for her mental health. She won the title of Miss Utah USA 2023. The pageant winner reflected in her post about her favorite moments of being Miss USA, including working with anti-bullying and dating violence awareness foundations.

The 24-year-old Voigt, 24, was crowned Miss USA in September, after qualifying for the Miss USA Pageant as Miss Utah.

“In life, I strongly value the importance of making decisions that feel best for you and your mental health. As individuals, we grow through experiencing different things in life that lead us to learning more about ourselves,” Voight wrote on Instagram.

“My journey as Miss USA has been incredibly meaningful, representing Utah with pride, and later the USA at Miss Universe," Voigt said. "Sadly, I have made the very tough decision to resign from the title of Miss USA 2023.”

>>Semi-truck Collides With Barrier On I-15

(Salt Lake City, UT) -- A fiery semi-truck crash is responsible for the lengthy closure of northbound I-15 at Bangerter Highway early Monday. State highway patrol says that at about 2:45 a.m. a semi-truck veered off the right side of the highway. The truck struck a metal barrier and caught fire. The driver of the semi was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The accident is under investigation.

>>U of U Faculty Sign Open Letter To President Randall

(Salt Lake City, UT) -- More than 200 faculty members are penning their signatures to an open letter to University of Utah President Taylor Randall. The letter comes a week after a pair of pro-Palestinian protests on campus led to the arrests of 20 people at the Salt Lake City campus. The letter contains faculty requests that include a plea to halt police presence at protests. The faculty are asking the university to create a committee that will bring together them, students and representatives from the administration together to look at the school's investment portfolio for divestment considerations. The faculty are also asking the school to grant amnesty to students who organized the recent protests.

>>Slamdance Film Festival Is Moving To LA

(Park City, UT) -- After three decades, Slamdance film festival organizers say they will be permanently moving their programming to Los Angeles. The festival was started in 1995 by filmmakers whose work was rejected by Sundance Film Festival. It was supposed to last a year but it grew, running concurrently with Sundance. The festival has helped many in their film careers including Christopher Nolan in 1999. The festival is now an Academy Awards qualifying event.

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