Utah House Elects New Speaker: KSUB News Summary
The Utah House has elected Representative Mike Schultz for the role of Speaker of the House. He defeated Melissa Garff Ballard in the race to replace Brad Wilson, who stepped down as speaker to focus on his run for the U.S. Senate. Schultz said he was humbled to be chosen by his colleagues to serve as speaker, adding that he'll give his full commitment to putting Utahns first.
14 People Displaced By Fire In Hurricane
More than a dozen people had to run from a home in Hurricane when a fire broke out in the attic early Tuesday. Crews from the Hurricane Valley Fire District, Washington City Fire Department, Hildale-Colorado City Fire Department, and the Hurricane City Police Department responded to the fire at 2608 West 550 North shortly after midnight.
All 14 people who had been in the house were evacuated safely and one was medically evaluated for smoke inhalation. Firefighters said the fire started near an exterior gas fireplace in the front courtyard and damage was contained to the garage and attic space above the garage.
Rockfall Stops Traffic In Zion National Park
A rockfall near Weeping Rock stopped traffic in Zion National Park for more than an hour Tuesday afternoon. The rockfall, a little after 3:30 p.m., threw up a dust cloud that forced shuttle buses to stop until about 5. The Weeping Rock Shuttle Stop, the nearby parking area, and the hiking trail are closed to the public while park scientists and maintenance staff assess rock in the area.
Utah Man Accused Of Stealing $200,000 In Covid Relief Money
A Herriman man faces charges for allegedly stealing nearly $200,000 in Covid relief money. Carter Lane Lucas allegedly defrauded Covid relief programs and submitted false applications. Officials say Lucas lied about his criminal history and submitted loans through Mountain America Credit Union and the Small Business Administration. Lucas allegedly used the funds for his personal benefit and is being charged with three counts of wire fraud.
Free Pre Diabetes Screenings Available From Southwest Utah Public Health Department
People in Southwest Utah can get free pre-diabetes screenings. For the next week, the Southwest Utah Health Department is providing free A1C tests. The tests can determining whether a person's blood sugar level is higher than normal but not high enough for a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis. It's estimated that one-third of American adults have pre-diabetes but 80-percent of them don't know it. Anyone who is interested can take a risk screening online at swuhealth.org/diabetes. The free A1C tests are available through next Wednesday, November 22nd.
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