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Sterling Singers celebrate 20 years

Kelly Dehaan, conductor and artistic director of the Sterling Singers, discusses how the group is preparing for their 20th anniversary concert at the Salt Lake Tabernacle.

The concert is Saturday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. and is free to the public for anyone over the age of eight.

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Inmate assaults correctional officer in Salt Lake County Jail, officials say

SALT LAKE CITY — An inmate at the Salt Lake County Jail assaulted a correctional officer Monday afternoon while being escorted to his cell, according to officials from the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident occured at approximately 1 p.m., after the facility went on a standard lockdown, said spokeswoman Cammie Skogg with the sheriff’s office.

An inmate reportedly became agitated when he lost his call after the phones were turned off because of the procedural lockdown, Skogg said. As a correctional officer was escorting the inmate back to his cell, the prisoner reportedly became violent.

Skogg said the officer received stitches to his eye. The inmate was uninjured.

The name of the inmate and what he’s in jail for was not released. Skogg hopes to have that information made available by Tuesday.

Tyrone Corbin’s Jazz contract won’t be renewed

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz announced Monday that head coach Tyrone Corbin will not be offered a new contract and the search for a new head coach will begin immediately.

“I would like to thank Ty and his staff for all of their hard work, dedication and professionalism over the last three-plus seasons,” Jazz General Manager Dennis Lindsey said in a press release. “This has not been an easy decision, but after a thorough review process, we as an organization feel that this is the best decision for our franchise moving forward.”

Corbin was the seventh head coach for the Jazz and the fourth since the team relocated from New Orleans to Salt Lake City in 1979, the press release said. He became the head coach of the team on February 10, 2011 after Jerry Sloan resigned.

The Jazz had 25 wins and 57 losses in the 2013-14 season, which was one win better than their worst season since moving to Utah.

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Uniquely Utah: Fashions from Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience

The Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience brought celebrities and fans from geek culture to Salt Lake City by the thousands, and many who attended did so in costume.

In this week’s edition of Uniquely Utah, Todd Tanner takes a look at the elaborate costumes and speaks with the dedicated people who put them together.

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Body found in Memory Grove, death possibly related to alcohol

SALT LAKE CITY – A deceased man was found in Memory Grove in Salt Lake City Sunday night, and officials said alcohol may have been a factor in the death.

Lt. Eddie Cameron of the Salt Lake City Police Department told FOX 13 News the body was spotted by someone inside the park, and the report came in to police shortly after 5 p.m.

Cameron said the body was found wrapped in a blanket on a ledge some distance away from a path in the park, and he said the death does not appear to be suspicious.

The man’s address is listed as that of a local homeless shelter, and Cameron said the man has a history of substance abuse. The man’s name has not been released.

FOX 13 News will have more information as it becomes available.

 

Experts, residents react to earthquake that shook Salt Lake Valley

SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.2 earthquake just a few miles northeast of Tooele on Saturday night.

While no immediate damage was reported, it certainly shook quite a few homes.

“It’s scary. I’m glad it was just a minor one,” said Melody Addis, who lives in Erda.

As she and her kids were heading to bed Saturday night, they felt a jolt.

“All of a sudden we just feel this major shaking going on,” said 13-year-old Branden Addis.

According to data from seismic monitors, their home was in the community closest to the epicenter of the quake, which is why they felt so much movement.

“It was really light. It just happened to be in an area where a lot of people live,” said Keith Koper, a seismologist at the University of Utah.

While the quake did not register high on the Richter scale, it was still fairly significant in Koper’s eyes.