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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Salt Lake City.

Wednesday
Nov092011

Man Arrested After Allegedly Stealing Over $20,000 in Textbooks

(OREM, Utah) -- Police arrested a 30-year-old Springville man Tuesday in connection with an alleged stolen textbook ring at Utah Valley University.

According to the Salt Lake Tribune, the alleged crimes took place at the school's Orem campus during May 2011 when the suspect stole or assisted others in stealing an estimated $22,141 worth of textbooks over 17 separate trips to the campus bookstore.

Police have not released the name of the suspect.

He is charged with one count each of second-degree felony retail theft and theft by deception. It is unclear if police have indentified other suspects involved in the alleged ring.

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Wednesday
Nov092011

More Bird Strikes at Salt Lake Airport

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Salt Lake International Airport spokesperson Barbara Gann was dead-on when she said that bird strikes are more common this time of year after two SkyWest passenger jets hit birds while landing Monday night.

For the second night in a row, another plane hit birds during its final approach Tuesday night, ABC News Salt Lake City affiliate KTVX-TV reports.

Two hawks struck a small Cessna plane on the windshield and the wing, causing the pilot to initiate “mayday” calls to the airport’s tower.

There have been 140 bird strikes reported this year at the Salt Lake Airport, yet only seven incidents have caused damage to the plane.

The Cessna plane landed Tuesday with structural damage, though no injuries were reported.

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Wednesday
Nov092011

Home Invasion: Intruder Strikes Woman With Crowbar

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Police are investigating a violent Tuesday night incident at a home in Salt Lake City, in which a woman was struck by a man wielding a crowbar.

Officials say the incident happened shortly after 11 p.m. at a home located on the 500 block of E. 2700 S.

A police report states that a male broke into the home and threatened a 31-year-old female occupant with a crowbar, eventually striking the victim with the object while swinging it. Investigators say after the suspect learned that the police had been notified of the incident, he fled the scene without taking anything. The victim suffered a minor injury.

No arrests have been made.

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Tuesday
Nov082011

Man Killed Trying to Cross State Street

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Police are investigating an auto-pedestrian accident that left one man dead Tuesday morning in Salt Lake City.

The Deseret News reports a 51-year-old man was killed while trying to cross State Street near 3650 South when a vehicle struck him near the center lane. Police say the victim was not crossing at a crosswalk.

Authorities did not release the victim's name and said the accident remains under investigation.

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Tuesday
Nov082011

Two Bird Strikes at Salt Lake City Airport

(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Two separate bird strikes occurred at Salt Lake International Airport Monday night, ABC News Salt Lake City affiliate KTVX-TV reports.

Two SkyWest passenger jets were hit by birds while landing. The first incident occurred when a bird hit the wing of a plane approaching the runway around 6:30 p.m., causing structural damage.

No injuries were reported and the plane landed without any further incidents.

The second bird strike happened around 7:30 p.m. when another SkyWest flight on its final approach struck at least one bird, causing no structural damage to the plane.

Salt Lake International spokesperson Barbara Gann said that bird strikes are more common this time of year, especially at dusk, due to seasonal migration.

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