Police Incident Shuts Down I-15 In Cedar City: KSUB News Summary
Several agencies are involved in a police incident that shut down both directions of Interstate 15 Monday afternoon. UHP reported this as a high risk stop. UHP officials reported pursuing the vehicle on northbound I-15. They used tire spikes on the vehicle and it came to a stop near mile marker 58. The driver was un-cooperative with troopers as they attempted to have the driver exit the vehicle. The incident has been resolved and northbound and southbound lanes of I-15 are new open, but Cedar City Police are informing motorists that there is still the possibility of delays in the are. The freeway closure was in effect from 12:25 p.m. to 2:36 p.m. This story will be updated.
Legislation Could Set Rules For Use Of Social Media By Children In Utah
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Guilty Plea From Former SUU Employee
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