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South Jordan teacher hit, killed by truck

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — An Elk Ridge Middle School teacher died after being hit by a truck near 40th West and 98th South Wednesday. It happened at approximately 6:30 a.m.

South Jordan Police identified the man as 51-year-old Coach Randy Treglown.


Coach Randy Treglown

Treglown had taught at the school for 16 years, since it first opened. He was a physical education teacher and was jogging to work when he was hit.

Police said he was wearing dark clothing and did no have on reflective gear. He was hit by a white pickup truck while in a crosswalk.

New program could mean changes for air quality alerts

Utah’s Department of Environmental Quality is working on implementing 23 new rules to better control air pollution along the Wasatch Front, including a revision to the wood burning control program.

The department currently issues three types of color-coded alerts regarding air quality.

Green means the air quality is good and wood burning is okay.

Yellow means Utahns are asked to voluntarily restrict wood burning and drivers are asked to use mass transit or carpool.

Red means wood should not be burned at all and drivers are asked to use mass transit or carpool.

If implemented, a new plan will introduce an air quality forecast system used in other parts of the country. The new system includes orange days.

Shoppers urged to buy local

Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon and Mayor-elect Ben McAdams teamed up on Black Friday to talk about an initiative aimed at getting residents to think of local businesses when planning holiday shopping.

According to a group called Local First, if every household in Salt Lake County spent 10 percent of their holiday budgets on local businesses, more than $487 million would stay in the Utah economy.

“We also love local businesses because they help build our communities. Our communities are defined by these local businesses. They create a sense of place. They also create a sense of community where people can come and gather together,” Corroon said.

Another effort to encourage local spending happens over the weekend. “Small Business Saturday,” a retail holiday conceived in 2010, acts as the small business counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Sam ‘Sweet Feet’ Gordon is on a Wheaties box

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah – A 9-year-old girl who got some national attention for her speed while playing football is now on a cereal box.

Sam Gordon of the Herriman Gremlins was the star of a viral video where she speeds past all the boys while playing football. Now she’s going to be on the cover of a Wheaties box.

The box was custom designed for Sam and won’t be sold in stores.


Sam Gordon on a Wheaties box (from General Mills)

Herriman City Council looking at alternate gun range locations

HERRIMAN, Utah – Plans to put a gun range in Herriman are delayed after the City Council voted to look at alternate locations.

Herriman residents voiced support for a gun range, but residents living near the 40-acre lot where the range had been proposed are strongly opposed, citing safety concerns for students who go to schools nearby.

The council voted unanimously to look for a new spot for the gun range.

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S. Jordan man charged for allegedly lying about cancer

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah – Police say a South Jordan man lied about having cancer, then used the money he got to take his family to Disneyland.

Jeffrey Averett is charged with communications fraud, a third-degree felony.

Police say he told them he got nearly $600 from a church fundraiser and police say his wife got over $1,000 based on her husband’s perceived illness.

Averett is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 10.

Twilight’s ‘Breaking Dawn – Part 2′ opens in theaters

WEST JORDAN, Utah – Thousands of fans of the “Twilight” series lined up outside Utah theaters on Thursday night for the end of the movie series.

The first showings for “Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ start just after midnight. The movie is the fifth and final in the series that has already earned more than $1.1 billion.

FOX 13′s Todd Tanner was at Jordan Landing on Thursday night to catch some of the excitement.

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