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Retailers experiment with blue lights to deter drug use

Blue Lights Drug Use

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Colored bulbs cast an eerie blue glow in the restroom of a convenience store where people who inject heroin and other drugs have been seeking the relative privacy of the stalls to shoot up. The blue lights are meant to discourage people from using drugs in store bathrooms...


Business

European spirits maker to open first US distillery in 2020

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A European company plans to open a new distillery in New York City’s northern suburbs, adding to the growing number of craft distilleries in New York state. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday that the Alexandrion Group, Romania’s largest spirits producer, will build its first U....


Business

Deere suit sheds light on race for $240 billion farm tech market

(c) 2018, Bloomberg. An obscure-sounding legal battle between two of the biggest farm-machinery makers is highlighting a race to automate farm work. Deere & Co., the world’s biggest tractor maker, is suing rival AGCO Corp. over gadgets like seed meters and hoppers that attach to planting machines....


Business

Kaka returns to theme park mecca, at least on TV

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Brazilian soccer great Kaka may have left Orlando’s Major League Soccer team but he’s reappearing in the theme park mecca during the World Cup, at least on TV. Universal Parks & Resorts says Kaka is appearing in a commercial starting Saturday that shows off Universal’s most...


Government

Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant

Trump Press Secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, setting off a fierce debate about whether politics should play a role in how administration officals are treated in public. Sanders was the latest...


Politics

Senate hopeful Romney cites national experience, Kennedy focuses on Utah ties

U.S. Senate

The two candidates face off next Tuesday in the GOP primary for the post now held by U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch, with the winner moving to the Nov. 6 general election ballot.


Local

Weber commission race, sheriff contest at stake in Tuesday's primary election

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Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Monday if they’re sent in, while in-person voting goes from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday.


Education

Weber Schools employees learn from woman who prevented a school shooting

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She talked to the gunman and convinced him to surrender. She even told him she loved him and was proud of him. She chose to be compassionate.


Police & Fire

Police still investigating fatal shooting of Ogden man on 23rd Street

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Police have yet to make an arrest in connection with the murder of Denero Lamar Snider, 23.


Local

Legal firework ignition window cut by 6 days this year

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With the bill’s passage, the legal set-off period now runs from July 2-5 and July 22-25, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. On July 4 and 24, the legal hours are extended to midnight.


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