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Labeled Fest, which was held between Thursday and Saturday in Salt Lake City gave an opportunity for people to talk about mental illnesses during Mental Health Month in May.

Labeled Fest, which was held between Thursday and Saturday in Salt Lake City gave an opportunity for people to talk about mental illnesses during Mental Health Month in May. (Emily Ashcraft, KSL.com)


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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. Man dead after being hit by FrontRunner train in Murray

A man died Saturday after being hit by a FrontRunner train in Murray, police said. Eryx Lynch, 20, was out on his electric bicycle delivering pizza when he came to an overpass on 4500 South where there is a train crossing, according to Utah Transit Authority spokesman Carl Arky. Shortly after a Union Pacific train passed, Lynch entered the crossing and was hit by a FrontRunner train heading in the opposite direction.

2. Man arrested in connection with St. George shooting

An arrest was made in connection with the shooting death of a 37-year-old man, police said Sunday. The man who was killed was identified as Ryan Allen, in a press release Sunday.

3. Utah events, awareness day spark conversations to reduce stigma of mental health challenges

May is Mental Health Month, and is a good time for people to take some time to consider how they can help. Labeled Fest, which was held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, hosted many presentations geared toward normalizing mental health conversations and focusing on positive labels.

4. 1 killed in single-vehicle crash in Tooele County

One person died Saturday after striking the railing alongside the freeway with their vehicle near Arragonite in Tooele County, police said.

5. Police investigating attempted homicide in West Valley City

West Valley City police responded to a call at 10:06 p.m. on Thursday night to what they said appears to be an attempted homicide. A man was shot in the head. He is alive, but in critical condition, police said. "This does not appear like an accident," West Valley City Police spokesman Pete Valencia said."

Marcelo Silva goes up for a header against Nashville SC on Sunday.
Marcelo Silva goes up for a header against Nashville SC on Sunday. (Photo: Laura Dearden, Real Salt Lake)

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1. 80-1 shot Rich Strike races to huge upset in Kentucky Derby

Anyone anticipating a return to normalcy in the Kentucky Derby got a dose of crazy on Saturday when an 80-1 shot came charging up the rail to win at Churchill Downs.

As favorite Epicenter and Zandon engaged in a duel at the front, Rich Strike stole the show with the second-biggest upset in the Derby's 148-year history.

2. RSL outmatched in 2-0 loss to Nashville

Real Salt Lake's clean-sheet streak lasted more than two-and-a-half matches before succumbing to a relentless Nashville SC attack in a 2-0 road loss at GEODIS Park Sunday.

3. BYU basketball earns commitment from transfer guard Rudi Williams

After nearly a half-dozen defections or portal entries from the 2021-22 BYU basketball team, the Cougars earned the commitment of Coastal Carolina guard Rudi Williams out of the revolving door of transfers, the fifth-year prospect announced Saturday.

4. Utah Warriors use pain, process, tough conversations to snap 6-game slump

Lance Williams scored one of two tries directly off a scrum maul, and Joe Mano dotted down the final try from Mikey Te'o in the closing seconds as the Utah Warriors snapped a six-game losing skid with a surprise 44-26 win over Rugby ATL.

5. Juancho Hernangomez a pleasant surprise for Jazz, but that doesn't assure he'll be back

The short time with the Jazz might have helped revitalize Hernangomez's career. When he was traded to Utah, it marked the fourth time he had changed teams since the end of the 2020-21 season.

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Lisi Merkley is a news producer for KSL.com. Prior to joining KSL in May 2021, she was editor in chief of The Daily Universe at Brigham Young University, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications and Spanish.
A proud graduate of Syracuse University, Sean Walker has covered BYU for KSL.com since 2015, while also mixing in prep sports, education, and anything else his editors assign him to do.

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