Teenager Connected in the Shooting Death of an Officer to Appear in Court
PROVO, Utah (AP) Prosecutors say a dash-cam video shows the moments a fugitive fatally shot a Utah deputy and fled in a pickup truck driven by a teenage girl now facing murder charges in the case.
Prosecutors played the video from slain Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Cory Wride's car in a Provo courtroom Wednesday while trying to convince a judge there's enough evidence for 17-year-old Meagan Grunwald to stand trial.
The teenager is the only surviving suspect from the Jan. 30 chase and shootout with police and faces 12 charges, including murder and attempted murder.
Authorities say Grunwald's boyfriend, 27-year-old Jose Angel Garcia-Juaregui, fatally shot Wride and wounded another deputy during the multi-county police chase.
Garcia-Juaregui later died from wounds he suffered in a shootout with police.
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(KUTV) A verbal altercation in West Valley resulted in shots being fired at an apartment complex.
Officials say two men, one in a car, and one in the parking lot, were arguing at the Dean Drive Apartment complex located at 4500 South Dean Drive.
Police say the man in the car pulled a gun and shot multiple rounds. Two bullets went into an apartment wall and struck a 17-year-old in the ankle. Officials say his injuries are not life threatening. He was taken to a local hospital.
Police are still investigating the incident and searching for the other individual involved.
The Show Will Go On: Actress with Cancer Continues in Les Miserable Production
(KUTV) The staging, the costumes, and the music combined together make a perfect union at the sold out performance of Les Miserable at Hale Center Theater in West Valley City. The show will wrap up its run this Saturday and audiences have loved both the production and the cast. But unknown to audiences, a real-life drama has been taking place behind the scenes.
Lori Rees, a North Ogden resident and mother of two, had just been cast in the play back in November. It was a dream come true for her, but just as rehearsals were getting underway Lori discovered a lump in her breast. Right around Christmas doctors confirmed her fears; she had stage two cancer which would require surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.
With the play not scheduled to open until February, Rees worried she would be replaced in the cast, but she wanted to be upfront with the directors and producers. Expecting the worst, she told them about her health. She was pleasantly surprised when they told her they wanted her to continue on in the production.
Throughout the run of the play Rees has been able to maintain the rigorous schedule of rehearsals and shows without missing a beat. During the production she has undergone both surgery and chemotherapy and has only had to miss a couple of performances. She credits her ability to work through her cancer to the support her family, friends and cast members have given her.
Throughout the run of this play Rees has learned a very valuable lesson. She said, “I would say don’t give up on things that make you happy. Whatever brings you joy don’t give up on that no matter how bad you feel. I think this is what gets you through the day.”
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