(San Juan County, UT) -- An effort is afoot to circumvent Utah authorities and bring all-terrain vehicles back to Recapture Canyon. San Juan commissioner Phil Lyman says he's tired of waiting for the Bureau of Land Management to decide whether A-T-Vs can ride through the canyon. The "Tribune" says Lyman is rallying a group of riders and vows to head into the off-limits areas of the canyon on May 8th. Located near Blandig and rich in archaeological sites, Recapture Canyon was closed to motorized vehicles in 2007.
(Duchesne, UT) -- A Duchesne County couple will appear in court next week for felony charges after allegedly leaving their three-year-old son inside their car to go drinking. Prosecutors say Sara Eitel and Jonathan Carver are facing felony charges of child abandonment. Police arrested the couple Sunday at Well's Club at 47 East Main after a concerned citizen called police to report a child sleeping alone inside a car. Eitel and Carver are both out on bail.
(Salt Lake City, UT) -- A Salt Lake man will be sentenced in July after pleading guilty to shooting a gun at a local synagogue. Twenty-one-year-old Macon Openshaw pleaded guilty yesterday to firing off three rounds at the Congregation Kol Ami synagogue in 2012. Openshaw carried out the shootings because of the synagogue's religious identity, hitting a second-floor window and exterior wall. No one was injured in the shootings.
(Salt Lake City, UT) -- Elizabeth Smart's kidnapping is a story about forgiveness and resilience, not terror and trauma. That's according to "Boston Magazine" after hearing Smart speak at a rape education seminar last week. Smart addressed the audience at Boston College by revealing what she thought immediately upon being kidnapped, and how she stayed strong throughout the ordeal.