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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Salt Lake City.

Wednesday
Oct222014

Man Wanted in Motel Robbery 

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Salt Lake City Police are on the lookout for a man wanted in connection to a motel robbery.

The robber entered the motel on North Tommy Thompson Road around 11 p.m. Tuesday, jumping over the counter and taking money from the cash drawer.

The incident occurred while an employee was in an adjacent alcove, according to officials.

The suspect is described as a skinny man, standing 6'0". He was wearing all black clothing, a hoodie, ski mask, and white gloves.

Anyone with information is asked to contact law enforcement at 801-799-3000.


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Tuesday
Oct212014

Man in Serious Condition After Reported Stabbing

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A man is in serious condition after a reported stabbing Monday night.

The victim walked into a liquor store at 205 W. 400 S. around 7:30 p.m., where an off-duty officer was working security, and told police he was stabbed.

Authorities transported him to a local hospital.

The suspect is described as a white man, approximately 5'9", who is missing an eye.

Anyone with information is asked to contact local law enforcement.


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Monday
Oct202014

Teen in Critical Condition After Two-Vehicle Crash 

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A 19-year-old is in critical condition after a crash on 700 South on Sunday night.

The driver, who was traveling at a "high rate of speed," according to police, lost control just before 8 p.m. and collided with a parked semi truck.

The incident is under investigation.


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Friday
Oct172014

Police Looking for Missing Man Who May Be Suicidal

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Authorities are searching for a missing 21-year-old man who may be suicidal.

The Salt Lake City Police Department reports that he was last seen Tuesday and has sent suicidal messages to his family.

He is described as Hispanic man, standing at 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 180 pounds.

He may have been driving a white 2006 Chevy Cobalt with Utah license plate number C388EE.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the police at 801-799-3000.


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Thursday
Oct162014

Threatened Feminist Cancels College Appearance, Citing Concealed Weapons Allowance 

(LOGAN, Utah) -- An avowed feminist blogger openly critical of the portrayal of women in video games cancelled a speaking engagement at Utah State University Tuesday night because of the school's policy that allows people with the proper permits to carry concealed firearms.

Anita Sarkeesian tweeted she feared for her safety after receiving "multiple specific threats made stating intent to kill me & feminists at USU."

Although Sarkeesian says she's received death threats before, she felt compelled to cancel her appearance because "police wouldn't take steps to prevent concealed firearms at the event. Requested pat downs or metal detectors after mass shooting threat but because of Utah's open carry laws police wouldn’t do firearm searches."

The Salt Lake Tribune reported that an email sent to the USU threatened "the deadliest school shooting in American history" if Sarkeesian showed up.

On Wednesday, the school said it would have provided extra security personnel and not permitted backpacks inside the auditorium where Sarkeesian was scheduled to speak. However, a spokesperson added that it would not question her decision to back out.

Meanwhile, Sarkeesian said the incident would not discourage her from continuing to speak out. "The whole game industry must stand up against the harassment of women," she argued.


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