>>Fans Show Approval For Coyotes Move To Salt Lake City

(Salt Lake City, UT) -- The NHL's Arizona Coyotes are moving to Salt Lake City. The league's Board of Governors approved the purchase of the hockey team by Utah Jazz owner Ryan Smith on Thursday. Utah fans took to social media to show their support of getting to see the franchise take to the ice starting next season. The Coyotes had relocated to Phoenix from Winnipeg in 1996, but had trouble finding a permanent arena option in Arizona. The team most recently played at Arizona State University's 46-hundred capacity hockey arena. The NHL will likely award Arizona with an expansion franchise if a new arena is built in the state within five years.

As reported by ABC4 News, new owner Ryan Smith reported that 6,000 deposits had already been received by would-be season ticket holders in the first two hours of availability.  NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday afternoon, that the number was up to 11,000.

>>Student Diversity Groups Are Concerned About Sponsoring Graduation Celebrations

(Salt Lake City, UT) -- With graduation season nearing, Latinos, LGBTQ students, Pacific Islanders and others are considering how to proceed with celebrations marking the end of their undergraduate years at many Utah universities. At issue is the large shadow cast by HB261. Utah Commissioner of Higher Education Geoffrey Landward says his office is working to craft guidelines to assist colleges and universities as they adjust to the legislation's provisions. For the 2024 graduation season, he says celebrations may proceed without change. In 2025, these celebration may be in jeopardy based on the bill passed by Utah lawmakers this year that requires an overhaul of diversity, equity and inclusion programs at Utah's public institutions of higher learning. State universities are to implement HB261 changes by July 1st.

>>Woman Dies In Single-Vehicle Accident in Tooele County

(Tooele County, UT) -- A 21-year-old woman is dead after a single-vehicle rollover accident was reported on State Route 73 early Friday. State troopers say at about 7:45 a.m., they found a woman who was ejected from her vehicle after it crashed near milepost 2 of State Route 73, about three miles east of Rush Valley. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers have not released the woman's name. There were no passengers in the vehicle. UDOT says both lanes of traffic on state Route 73 were closed for several hours as the investigation was ongoing.

>>TRAX Train Hits, Kills Man In South Salt Lake

(South Salt Lake, UT) -- A man is dead after he was struck and killed by a northbound TRAX train in South Salt Lake late Thursday. At about 8:30 p.m., a Blue Line train collided with the man near 190 West and 2950 South. UTA police say the man in his 20s was transported to Intermountain Healthcare in Murray where he later died. The cause of the incident was under investigation. Police have not released the man's name.

>>Salt Lake City Police Honor Memory Of K9 Bruce

(Salt Lake City, UT) -- The Salt Lake City Police Department is sharing memories of K9 Bruce who died unexpectedly last month. A memorial service was recently led by the department's Special Operations Division and its K9 squad members to celebrate the canine officer's life and contributions. Bruce was a bloodhound apprehension dog who went by the nickname "Barbecue Bruce." He joined the department when he was only eight weeks old and is credited with finding 31 people and carrying out dedicated service leading to the arrests of countless violent offenders and fugitives. Bruce died on March 17th at age three at his home due to a previously unknown medical condition.

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