Southern Utah Waterpark Owner To Sue Over Water Use: KSUB News Summary
Utah's Department of Transportation says fifteen systems have been installed statewide to alert drivers when they are going the wrong direction. The update comes after the fatal wrong-way collision in Parleys Canyon Wednesday night. The department says the detection system uses a radar or camera to spot cars that are driving the wrong way, and an LED sign is activated to alert the driver. A spokesperson with the department says initial tests of the new system were done in Farmington, and the system reportedly alerted nearly 23 wrong-way drivers who all turned around.
Hurricane Waterpark Owner Planning To Sue Of Water Rights Use
A southern Utah waterpark owner is planning a lawsuit over being denied use of private water. Scott Neilson was not approved to use private water rights he owns for the Zion Utah Jellystone Park in Hurricane. But, Washington County said the water he wanted to use didn't meet Utah Division of Water Quality Standards and was denied. Neilson is now paying 600-thousand dollars annually for water at the 53-acre complex. He said he plans to sue, arguing his water is healthier than what the city can provide.
Provo Police To Use Thermal Technology To Find Lost Hikers
The Provo Police Department says its using thermal technology to spot any lost hikers. A sergeant with the department says instead of sending out a mountain rescue team, drones equipped with thermal technology quickly spot humans with a nearly crystal-clear shot. The sergeant says pilots can take the location of a lost hiker from a 9-1-1 call and program it into the drone, and the drones can then map out an exact location and route to the missing person. The drones also have the ability to drop off items like water, keys or a phone.
Kitten Found Taped In Sandwich Box Making A Recovery
A tiny kitten is making what veterinarians are calling a "remarkable recovery" after she was found duct-taped inside a plastic sandwich container Monday. Police discovered the kitten in the back of a car in Cottonwood Heights after they found Justin Epperson and Emily Allred slumped over in the front seats. Both were arrested for animal torture and drug possession, and the kitten ended up testing positive for meth. She's now in the care of Angel Paws Veterinary Services, who named her Athena, and the vets there say they're hopeful that Athena will make a "healthy, happy pet one day".
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