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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Salt Lake City.

Wednesday
Oct292014

Police Looking for Bank Robber

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Authorities are searching for a man who robbed a bank Saturday evening.

The Salt Lake City Police Department reports that the man entered the Wells Fargo branch inside the Fresh Market at 2300 E. 2040 S. just before 7 p.m. He demanded money from the teller and then fled.

Police say the suspect is described as a white man who stands at 5 feet 10 inches tall. He wore a short black wig, a white knit cap, and black gloves with three white stripes. He was also carrying a purse and wearing makeup.

Anyone with information can call the police at 801-799-3000.


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Tuesday
Oct282014

Police Looking for Two Suspects in Attempted Burglary

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Police are looking for two people who fled after an attempted burglary Sunday morning.

The Salt Lake City Police Department reports that a man saw two people steal items from his home that was under construction. The homeowner confronted the suspects and took back his property.

The two suspects then fled in a car, described as an older red Ford F-150 with a possible Utah plate X340GY.

Police say one suspect is described as a white man in his late 20's. He has a thin build and stands at 5 feet 10 inches tall. The second suspect is described as a white woman in her early 30's.


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Monday
Oct272014

Police Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Magna

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Authorities are investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting in Magna.

The Salt Lake City Police Department reports that an officer responded to a report of a man attempting suicide with a knife. The man allegedly "charged the officer with the knife" and the officer fired his gun.

The man, identified as 39-year-old Luis Quintana of Magna, died at the hospital.

The shooting remains under investigation.


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Friday
Oct242014

UTA Expands Ride Time Service for Bus Riders

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- The Utah Transit Authority is expanding its Ride Time service at bus stops throughout the transit agency's six-county service area.

The text-message service gives riders real-time bus departure information for more than 6,500 bus stops that feature Ride Time signs.

Riders who have a smartphone can text the bus stop ID number found on the sign to UTAUTA (882882). After sending the message, Ride Time will send a reply back with the next three bus departure times.

Smartphone users also have the option to scan a QR code on the Ride Time signage, which automatically opens the phone’s text-messaging function and fills in the necessary information in the appropriate fields.

Nearly all of the bus stops in Utah County feature Ride Time instructions, and installation is currently underway at stops in Salt Lake County.

UTA is working to complete installation in Weber, Tooele, Davis, and Box Elder counties by early 2015.


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Thursday
Oct232014

Man Allegedly Caught with Meth, Burglarizing Vacant Restaurant

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A 53-year-old man is facing criminal and drug charges after he was allegedly caught by police burglarizing a vacant Salt Lake City restaurant.

Salt Lake City Police say a witness noticed Ernest Erickson going in and out of a vacant Crown Burger on the 1600-block of W. North Temple Street around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

When officers arrived on the scene, they say they found that Erickson had been cutting the wiring throughout the vacant building.

The 53-year-old has been charged with burglary, possession of burglary tools, in addition to possession of metamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.


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