5 stories you may have missed this weekend

5 stories you may have missed this weekend

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SALT LAKE CITY — Here are six local stories you may have missed this weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

Former House Speaker Becky Lockhart dies from rare brain disease

Becky Lockhart, the first woman to serve as Utah House speaker, will be remembered as an intense and ambitious leader who was passionate about the legislative process.

Lockhart, 46, died at her home Saturday from an unrecoverable and extremely rare neurodegenerative brain disease. She leaves behind her husband, Stan, a former Utah Republican Party chairman, and their three children, Hannah, Emily and Stephen.

Disease that killed Lockhart is extremely rare, 100% fatal

The disease, commonly called CJD, is extremely rare, with only 300 new cases being diagnosed in the United States each year. Worldwide, there is one incident per every 1 million people.

Once Lockhart began to experience symptoms, CJD took rapid hold of her, and she succumbed quickly.

'Carry on': Friends reflect on Becky Lockhart's commitment to family, faith and work

"Her husband would say that Becky would say, 'Buck up, deal with it and go do your job,'" he said. "I think she would tell all of us to carry on." - Sen. Curt Bramble

Jordan School District phasing out year-round schedule

The Jordan School District has the chance to save money by doing something you wouldn't expect in high-growth areas.

They have proposed to shift a few schools from year-round to traditional schedules. This is the latest in a growing shift away from year-round schools in Utah.

Police: high-speed chase ends in accident near 106th South

A high-speed chase that ended in a crash Sunday is believed to have stemmed from a domestic abuse call the day before, according to the West Jordan Police Department.

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