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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Salt Lake City.

Friday
Oct282011

Businesses Affected in Orem Blaze

(OREM, Utah) -- A fire tore through several buildings in Orem on Thursday night.

The fire started around 6:40 p.m. on N. State St. Among the businesses affected were an auto shop, and an RV and boat storage building.

Part of the roof collapsed in one of the buildings, complicating the firefighting effort.

There were no reported injuries. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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Friday
Oct282011

Fire Rips Through West Jordan Industrial Building

(WEST JORDAN, Utah) -- An industrial building in West Jordan was damaged by a two-alarm fire on Thursday night.

The blaze reportedly started shortly after 8:30 p.m. at 9554 Wells Circle (5710 West), and officials say fire crews were on the scene about five minutes after the call came in, according to published reports. Firefighters arrived to find smoke and flames shooting from the structure and worked late into the night in their bid to extinguish the flames.

No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is being investigated.

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Thursday
Oct272011

Update: Man Arrested for '97 Cold Case Murder Extradited to Utah

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A 59-year-old man arrested in Hawaii on Monday for a 1997 murder was extradited to Utah on Thursday.

Alan Marx was charged with the beating death of Ward Wolverton, whom he met at a homeless shelter. Marx was connected to the March 1997 murder after a cold case squad reopened the case in June 2010. Salt Lake City police connected Marx to the crime after matching DNA evidence on a bloody shirt found at the scene.

Marx is being held on $1 million bail and a hearing is expected next week.

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Thursday
Oct272011

Gov. Herbert Criticizes ADOT I-15 Toll Proposition

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Gov. Gary Herbert issued a statement Thursday to oppose the Arizona Department of Transportation's intention to put a toll on Interstate 15, a roadway shared with Utah.

“Every state pays into the Highway Trust Fund, and every state receives money from the Highway Trust Fund to maintain the segments of the Interstate Highway System inside their respective borders. Arizona cannot pick and choose which parts of our national interstate network it wants to maintain," Herbert said.

The toll would affect a roughly 30-mile stretch of I-15. The project is waiting approval by the Federal Highway Administration.

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Thursday
Oct272011

2 Arrested After Gun, Illegal Drugs Found in SLC Home

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Police arrested two people at a Salt Lake City home Wednesday night, after allegedly finding various illegal drugs and a firearm at the location

Police say they executed a search warrant around 10 p.m. at the house located in the 800 block of W. Hoyt Place, and there officers reportedly found a stolen handgun, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana, along with drug paraphernalia. Investigators say a two-year-old was also present in the home, near the area where the drugs were discovered.

Man Tat Lee, 36, was arrested during the exercise and charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, possession of a weapon by a restricted person, and child endangerment.

Shanae Wells, 26, was also arrested, and charged with possession of methamphetamine and heroin.

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