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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The first major winter storm of the season dumped up to a foot of snow in some parts of the Salt Lake City metro area, snarling traffic on morning commutes to work and school. A spokesman with the Utah Highway Patrol says they have seen at least 100 slide offs and accidents on roadways. None have been serious. A National Weather Service meteorologist says she expects 8-16 inches of snow by this morning.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Utah State University fraternity president accused of sexually abusing a woman who passed out at a party will serve six months in jail and complete sex offender treatment. The Herald Journal reports that 27-year-old Ryan Wray served as president of the Pi Kappa Alpha chapter last school year.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — An Orem man accused of kidnapping a young girl as she walked to school and raping her in a Dumpster will serve at least 25 years in prison. A judge handed down the sentence to 27-year-old Jayson Quade Johnson after he pleaded guilty to felony sodomy upon a child in September. The victim's father called Johnson a monster and coward.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Firefighters got some help from Santa during a weekend fire at a Salt Lake City-area aquarium. A Unified Fire Authority spokesman says a fire started on the roof of Draper's Loveland Living Planet Aquarium early Sunday afternoon. That happened to be the same time one of the department's fire inspectors was playing Santa Claus for a Christmas party there. The spokesman says "Santa" helped evacuate the building.
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