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6 stories you missed this weekend

By | Posted - May 27th, 2013 @ 7:56am

SALT LAKE CITY — We've put together a few of the bigger local stories from the weekend that you may have missed. Click the headlines to read the full story.

Bear River Massacre remains laid to rest 150 years later

More than 150 years after a brutal massacre of Native Americans, two sets of remains from the Bear River Massacre reached their final resting place.

On Jan. 29, 1863, about 200 California volunteers led by Col. Patrick Edward Connor attacked the winter camp of the Northwestern Shoshone near what is now Preston, Idaho. The troops killed approximately 250 Native Americans — including 90 women and children — raped women, burned homes, and stole supplies and horses. It was the single greatest loss of Native American lives in American history.

Saturday morning, a group from the Northwestern Shoshone tribe held a traditional burial at the old Washakie Indian Cemetery, a sacred parcel of land for the tribe.

Soccer ref remembered by loved ones at match

The soccer referee who was punched and killed last month was remembered at a soccer match Saturday.

Family and friends of Ricardo Portillo, 46, held a fundraiser Saturday to remember the man who was killed after a 17-year-old player punched him after he issued a yellow card. Loved ones sold fruit, drinks, and other snacks outside an indoor soccer match hoping to raise a little money for Portillo's daughters.

More than that, they said, it was a chance to come together for the first time since his funeral and make sure he was remembered.

24-year-old killed in motorcycle crash

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A 24-year-old North Ogden man died Friday night from injuries resulting from a motorcycle crash in the 1100 block of Washington Boulevard.

Deyne Stocker was riding northbound on Washington Boulevard at speeds exceeding the posted limit of 40 mph, said Lt. Will Cragun of the Ogden Police Department.

Stocker's motorcycle struck a sports utility vehicle and then a tree. Stocker was transported to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Weber County man killed in officer-involved shooting

At 12:49 a.m. Saturday morning, Jeffrey Lynn Foote, 39, called the Weber County Dispatch saying he was going to shoot himself, according to the sheriff's office.

Weber County Sheriff's Office deputies responded immediately, arriving at the home of Foote's parents at 110 W. 4600 South in Washington Terrace City about five minutes later. He was in the front yard, brandishing a small handgun.

A deputy began speaking to him, and according to the sheriff's office, attempted to negotiate with Foote. Witnesses reported that it was during the negotiations that the first shot was fired, and after a second, Foote fell to the ground.

Susan Powell's diary foreshadows family tragedy


Susan Powell had been married about a year when she started writing a journal. She was a love-struck, 20-year-old newlywed, dreaming of the future she would build with her husband. "I just feel incredibly lucky to have Josh," she wrote in 2002.

Before long, however, she found herself torn. A growing sense of danger was telling her to grab her kids and flee, but her strong religious faith led her to believe she could save her young family. The journal entries turned grim.

"If I die, it may not be an accident even if it looks like one," she wrote in 2008. "Take care of my boys."

Tesoro to buy Chevron pipeline near Willard Bay for $355M

Tesoro Logistics announced Monday it is buying the Chevron pipeline system that leaked diesel fuel at the north section of Willard Bay State Park, which remains closed more than two months after the spill.

Chevron, however, will retain liability and responsibility for cleanup operations for two years at the Willard site as part of the purchase agreement for $355 million.

The price is short of the planned $400 million deal, with Tesoro citing the spill at Willard Bay as the reason for the discount.

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