SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Starting in November 2017, Utah residents buying a new water heater or replacing their old will soon be required to pay more to purchase a type that emits less nitrogen oxide. The new rule was passed Aug. 2 by the Utah Air Quality Board in a move aimed at reducing wintertime pollution. Nitrogen oxide is a main ingredient in a chemical mix that causes air pollution.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities are identifying a man who died when his truck smashed into a speeding train in Midvale as 80-year-old Howard Glenn Hillam of West Jordan. Unified Police say Hillam was driving about 55 mph in Midvale when he smashed through railroad crossing arms that were down and collided with southbound light rail train traveling about 35 mph. Investigators believe he died instantly.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man is recovering after being stabbed in the back as he was coming home late Sunday night. Salt Lake City police say another man was dropped off in a car at the Salt Lake City house and attacked the victim. Officers used their police dogs to catch the suspect nearby after he fled the scene. The victim is expected to survive.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State wildlife officials say otters reintroduced to the Provo River four years ago are doing well. KSL-TV reports that Kimberly Hersey with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources says they don't have a solid count of the number of otters in the river but that they've been seen in nearby Utah Lake and appear to be reproducing.