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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Salt Lake City.

Tuesday
Oct112011

Salt Lake City Hotel Evacuated after Bear Spray Accident

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- A housekeeper at the Salt Lake City downtown Marriott was hospitalized Sunday, after accidentally running over a can of bear spray with her cart, discharging the gas.

The hotel was evacuated for 30 minutes after the incident on the sixth floor.

Officials are trying to figure out why the can was left in the hallway.

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Tuesday
Oct112011

Woman Disappears After Clocking Out of Work

Salt Lake City Police Department(SALT LAKE CITY) -- The Salt Lake City Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing area woman.

A police report states that around 2 p.m. Saturday, Diane Myers, 58, went to work at a Walmart store located at 1300 South 300 West, and about a half-hour later she clocked out and left in her grey 2000 Hyundai Elantra vehicle. She has not been seen since.

Anyone with information about Myers' whereabouts is asked to contact police at (801) 799-3000.

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Monday
Oct102011

Utah Among Leaders in New High-Tech Jobs: Report

(WASHINGTON) -- Utah is among the leaders in states adding the most high-tech jobs, according to a new report by the TechAmerica Foundation.

Based on figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Utah ranked fourth in the country -- tied with West Virginia -- after adding 300 new high-tech jobs in 2010.

Michigan not only led the country in high-tech jobs added -- but it did so by a wide margin. Michigan's high-tech workforce jumped 2 percent after filling a nation-high 2,700 jobs between 2009 and 2010 to top the list.

Rounding out the top five was the District of Columbia, which added 1,400 jobs, and South Carolina, which filled 300 new high-tech positions last year.

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Monday
Oct102011

Utah Skydiving Instructor Killed in Nevada Accident

(MESQUITE, Nev.) -- A Utah skydiver died on Sunday in Mesquite, Nev.

James Fonnesbeck, 60, a St. George, Utah, sky diving instructor, went on a jump with Claudette Porter, 75, of North Las Vegas, Nev. The pair's parachutes failed to open, and they struck the pavement at Mesquite Airport.

Fonnesbeck is believed to have died immediately, although Porter was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

The Federal Aviation Adminstration is investigating the accident.

Fonnesbeck reportedly completed over 11,000 skydiving jumps, according to KTVX-TV.

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Monday
Oct102011

Suspected Wire Thief Rescued in Lake after Running from Police

(UTAH LAKE, Utah) -- A 30-year-old man is being held in Utah County Jail after being rescued from Utah Lake on Saturday.

Officials say Reo Guy Watts stole copper wire and ran from deputies when they approached him at about 11:30 p.m. According to ABC News affiliate KTVX, at about 6:45 p.m. search and rescue crews were called to assist a man trapped in Mud Lake, a part of Utah Lake. The victim, who was identified as the same man from the earlier incident, was treated for hyperthermia at the scene.

He was transported to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center where he was treated then released into police custody for possession of stolen property, among other charges.

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