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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A chief of Salt Lake City schools, whose district has weathered controversies including an ongoing federal probe of alleged racial discrimination, is leaving. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Superintendent McKell Withers informed Salt Lake City Board members in a letter that he will retire at the end of the school year.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man has died after he was hit by a motorhome in downtown Salt Lake City. According to Salt Lake Police, the driver felt the vehicle hit something and stopped to investigate. The driver found the man, who was in the crosswalk when he was struck. He was later pronounced dead. It was not known if any charges would be filed.
LEHI, Utah (AP) — Utah authorities say a man was critically injured when the metal pole he was erecting touched a power line. Police say it happened as the man was trying to hang an advertising banner near a housing development in Lehi on Saturday afternoon. The man was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition. His name was not released.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A traveling fire lantern festival is coming to Utah next month despite concerns from residents and some apprehension from the state fire marshal. The Lantern Fest is scheduled for Sept. 11-12 on the outskirts of Grantsville about 40 miles west of Salt Lake City. The Deseret News reports that Grantsville Mayor Brent Marshall has heard from residents worried about the lanterns causing fires but that testing done at the barren site reassured them it will be safe.
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