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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Salt Lake City.

Thursday
Sep292011

Utah Man Indicted for Threatening Fellow Passenger on Delta Flight

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A 60-year-old Utah man who threatened a fellow passenger on a Delta flight was indicted in U.S. District Court on Thursday.

Officials say David Alan Anderson was arrested after he elbowed a passenger sitting next to him for an armrest between them on a flight from Utah to Las Vegas on Sept. 18. Anderson put his foot on the man and threatened to slit his throat with a knife. Salt Lake City Police found a three and a half inch Gerber knife in Anderson's carry-on luggage.

Anderson pleaded not guilty to three felony counts for carrying the concealed weapon and threatening a federal agent. Each count carries a maximum 10-year sentence.

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Thursday
Sep292011

Construction Worker Hospitalized after Being Hit by Dump Truck

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A construction worker was hospitalized in critical condition Thursday after being hit by a dump truck on Interstate 15 on ramp near 14600 South in Draper.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the accident occurred just before 4 a.m. The 31-year-old worker was struck when the overpass was reopened prematurely and a dump truck driver drove onto the on ramp and unknowingly hit him.

He was transported to Intermountain Medical Center where he underwent immediate surgery.

No charges were reported.

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Thursday
Sep292011

ICE Operation Results in 20 Arrests in Utah

(WASHINGTON) -- Twenty people were arrested in Utah, during a week-long crackdown effort by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The operation titled "Cross Check" targeted illegal immigrants with criminal convictions.

Among the Utah arrests, 10 were made in Salt Lake City, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

Officials say more than 2,900 people were arrested nationwide during the exercises, with arrests coming in all 50 states. Eighteen weapons were also seized during the operation.

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Wednesday
Sep282011

Family of Four Escapes Home Destroyed by Blaze

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A family of four is safe but without a home after a blaze destroyed their property Wednesday morning in Salt Lake City.

Officials say the fire began around 9 a.m. at 658 North Sir Michael Drive when the family's home became engulfed in flames and spread quickly throughout the kitchen, front room and up through the attic. Fire personnel said that at one point the flames coming out of the roof reached heights of 10 feet.

All four family members -- including a couple, their daughter and her young child -- escaped the home safely, along with their dogs, cats, bearded dragon, and fish.

Authorities say the home was completely destroyed. The cause of the blaze has yet to be determined.

There was no official word on where the family will stay.

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Wednesday
Sep282011

Teenage Girl Hospitalized after Being Struck by Car in Orem

(OREM, Utah) -- A teenage girl riding a scooter was taken to the hospital with severe injuries after being hit by a car in Orem early Wednesday morning, ABC News Salt Lake City affiliate KTVX-TV reports.

The 15-year-old girl was struck at the intersection of 1000 West and 400 South around 5 a.m. The girl was en route to her friend’s house to get ready for school when she fell off her motorized scooter and was struck by a vehicle. 

She was transported to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center and listed in critical condition with a collapsed lung and a broken jaw.

The driver who hit her was cited for driving on a suspended license and released.

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