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ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

By Sean Walker and Cara MacDonald, | Posted - Feb 11th, 2019 @ 7:21am

SALT LAKE CITY — Here are 10 stories you may have missed over the weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

1. A snowstorm blew into Utah with reckless abandon Sunday night, causing a short but heavy snowfall impacting roads all over the state.

A snowstorm Sunday night caused major traffic and road closures throughout most of Utah. The mountains saw more than a foot over the 24-hour period, and valleys accumulated several inches of snow.

2. A Mona man died in an avalanche near Coalville on Saturday

A 49-year-old Mona man who died in an avalanche near Coalville on Saturday was identified by Summit County Sheriff's officials as Jason Lyman. Lyman, along with a friend and his 14 year-old son, was snowmobiling in the East Fork of the Chalk Creek area of Summit County.

3. A woman was killed Saturday night in West Valley City

On Saturday night Belinda Thomas was discovered by her 5-year-old child with multiple stab wounds. The child called 911, and police responded but were unable to resuscitate her. 50-year-old Darren Byrd has been identified as a suspect and is being held in investigation of aggravated murder.

4. A man was critically injured after being hit by a semitruck on Saturday

A 68-year-old man was critically injured Saturday morning after being hit by a semitruck on I-15 near the freeway's south interchange with I-215.

5. KSL investigates suspicious recycling fees

Many people pay a fee to have their mattresses recycled, but just 14 percent of the mattresses are getting recycled. When investigated, the landfill said it was a "disposal fee," not a recycling fee.

Photo: Steve Griffin, Deseret News


1. Orem 4-star WR Puka Nacua makes his decision, will sign with Washington

Nacua will be a Husky, after all — despite the Trojans' advances, as well as others from Oregon, Utah, BYU and a wide assortment of other schools.

2. Salt Lake Stallions drop franchise's first game, 38-22 at Arizona Hotshots

Hotshots quarterback John Wolford hurled four touchdowns, including two to former Arizona State wide receiver Rashad Ross, as Arizona handed the Stallions their first loss in franchise history, 38-22 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.

3. Utah's Parker Van Dyke drains buzzer-beating 3-pointer to down UCLA 93-92

Utah senior guard Sedrick Barefield took the ball from the opposite end of the court, turned around and flicked the ball back to a rolling Van Dyke for the shot that would end it all.

Nothing but net. Ball game.

4. Late spurt helps BYU pull away from Pacific, 69-59

Yoeli Childs poured in 19 points and 13 rebounds, and Harding added 13 points with four boards to help BYU move past Pacific, 69-59 Saturday night in the Marriott Center.

5. Rudy Gobert wins battle of the bigs against All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge

Aldridge will be going to Charlotte for the All-Star Game next weekend. Meanwhile, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert will not. That was the source of some controversy, especially in Utah. But there wasn’t any question who was the better player during the Jazz’s 125-105 win over the Spurs on Saturday.

Sean Walker
Cara MacDonald

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