Happy Wednesday! Here are the top stories to know for the day:
The proposal to enact a curfew at Pineview Reservoir in an attempt to reduce excess noise and littering from nighttime parties was struck down yesterday by county commissioners, who opted instead for a anchoring fee solution. In addition to having a deterring effect, the $15 fee would also help fund additional patrol officers on the reservoir to enforce the rules.
A jury trial is still months away in a child abuse homicide case that began over two years ago, and prosecutors square the blame on the defendant’s attorney. The assigned public defender has requested continuances in the case that the Weber County Attorney’s Office says shows a level of unpreparedness fit for recusal from the case.
A June 2 Thunderbirds crash during an Air Force Academy graduation performance led to an investigation and the cancellation of some shows, and the Thunderbirds participation in Hill Air Force Base’s Warriors Over the Wasatch open house and air show was questionable. Yesterday, the Thunderbirds commander said the outfit is ready to fly the routine at Hill.
The information systems and technologies professor sent an email to legislative leaders yesterday, asking them not to meet with the spiritual Tibetan leader during his visit to the University of Utah next week. The professor is identified as a Chinese citizen and representative of China’s Liaoning Province.
Three top athletes from Mountain Crest High School — a senior girls basketball player, a three-star linebacker and a senior boys basketball standout — are relocating to the brand new Ridgeline High School in Millville.