Utah Mountain Lion Encounter Near Provo

PROVO — When Kyle Burgess was on a run about 2 miles up Slate Canyon on Saturday evening and saw four small animals scampering around on the trail ahead, he didn’t realize what they were at first.

Thinking they were bobcats (it wouldn’t be the first time he’d seen those), Burgess pulled out his phone and started recording. Seconds later, when their mother came into view, it dawned on him that he was in big trouble.

They were mountain lion cubs. And their mother was going to protect them at all costs.

The instant the full-grown mountain lion mother charged him, Burgess’s adrenaline fired up. He let out a stream of profanities while he backed away. The cougar dove into the trees along the side of the trail, as if to flank him.

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Salt Lake City School Board member arrested in child porn case

Salt Lake City School Board member arrested in child porn case

WEST JORDAN — A member of the Salt Lake City School District's Board of Education has been arrested and accused of possessing child pornography. Joel-Lehi Organista, 29, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on Wednesday for investigation of eight counts of sexual...

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