SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Activist groups have taken to the sky above the National Security Agency's Utah data center to protest operations there. The team took flight yesterday morning. They say they hired a helicopter to fly in tandem with the blimp and take pictures. The groups include digital watchdog group Electronic Frontier Foundation, Greenpeace and the Tenth Amendment Center.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City police say an officer who shot a dog dead while searching for a missing child felt the animal was a threat. Chief Chris Burbank said yesterday the officer was Brett Olsen. Burbank says the department received death threats to Olsen. The dog's owner says he wants the officer fired.
SANDY, Utah (AP) — Utah authorities have captured a mountain lion that startled shoppers but didn't hurt anybody yesterday morning at a shopping center in Sandy. Sandy police Sgt. Dean Carriger says the mountain lion was spotted walking across a street and into Jordan Commons just before 8 a.m. Wildlife officers shot the cat with a tranquilizer gun about an hour and a half after it was first spotted.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A roving courtroom has pulled up to a counterculture gathering of about 1,100 people in an eastern Utah slice of national forest. Federal Judge Dustin Pead, prosecutors and public defenders began hearings in a trailer Thursday, working through 21 minor citations for 17 members of the Rainbow Family. Officials say they expect the gathering to swell to about 10,000 people next week.
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