(Salt Lake City, UT) – Governor Herbert has signed a new law allowing police in Utah to pull over and ticket drivers who aren’t wearing seat belts. It’s part of a new three year pilot program that makes not wearing a seat belt a primary offense. Previously, police could only issue seat belt tickets if they originally pulled a driver over for another offense. The new law includes a warning for first-time offenders and a 45-dollar fine for repeat offenders.
(West Valley City, UT) – New details are coming to light about the death of a Colorado teen believed to have been killed in Utah. A newly released search warrant affidavit says the body of 18-year-old Grand Junction resident Kelly Myers was found stuffed into a suitcase late last month at Colorado’s Cactus Park hiking area. Investigators believe the suspect placed Myers’ body inside the suitcase and kept it in a West Valley hotel before taking it to Colorado. Myers was last seen December 18th on her way to a birthday celebration in Salt Lake City. Police are currently investigating two persons of interest in connection to her death.
(Logan, UT) – A Cache County woman who pleaded guilty to faking brain cancer for the money is facing one year behind bars. A judge sentenced 27-year-old Lesley Jensen yesterday to one year in Cache County Jail along with 500 hours of community service. Jensen has also been ordered to pay full restitution for the money she accepted from charities. Jensen had claimed to be suffering from an advanced stage of an aggressive form of brain cancer called glioblastoma, the same cancer that afflicted right-to-die activist Brittany Maynard.
(Houston, TX) – Las Vegas odds makers have made Duke a five-point favorite over the Runnin’ Utes in their “Sweet 16″ showdown Friday night in Houston. Duke is the number one seed in the South Regionals and Utah is seeded number five.