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The family of five-year-old Lizzy Shelley is breathing a little easier, as her murderer pleaded guilty to all serious charges facing him.

 

Alexander Whipple entered a guilty plea Tuesday, admitting to killing and sexually assaulting his five year old niece, Lizzy Shelley. In May, Whipple was arrested and charged after a five day search for the girl.

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Protestors on tour took over one street corner in Logan Monday, but were not advocating for what one may expect.

The Cache Valley Transit District (CVTD) Board of Trustees listens to a presentation by the agency's general manager, Todd Beutler.
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Call it the Boomerang. That’s the nickname Todd Beutler, the head of CVTD, is using for the new bus route expected to debut next year in Logan. It’s the first major service update for the transit district in 11 years. 

Norman Black, Lizzy Shelley's grandfather, prepares to read a statement to the media following a court appearance by Alexander Whipple.
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Alexander Whipple appeared in court again on Monday. The state has added new felonies to the list of charges he faces in connection with the death of his niece, five-year-old Lizzy Shelley of Logan.

Rotary Club of Logan

The Rotary Club of Logan was chartered on June 17th 1919 making this week the centennial celebration for the club.

Norman Black, Lizzy Shelley's step-grandfather, with a rock he painted in her memory.
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On a blustery Saturday afternoon at Elk Ridge Park in North Logan, families gathered to take advantage of the wind to get rainbow-colored kites up in the air.

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Logan business owners worry a ban on plastic bags will push their customers to purchase goods in the nearby communities of Providence and North Logan.  But Logan City councilmember Herm Olsen thinks the ban could appeal to certain consumers.

U.S Rep. Rob Bishop is scheduled to hold a series of town hall meetings this week. The meetings will be held Tuesday in Vernal, Wednesday in North Logan and Thursday in both Morgan and South Weber.

White middle-aged male doctor greets white middle-aged male patient. They shake hands.
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There are two possibilities for expanding Medicaid in Utah. A House bill that has been signed by Governor Gary Herbert, and a ballot initiative called Proposition 3.  

Utah Governor Gary Herbert sits at a table and signs a bill. He is surrounded by Mayor Jackie Biskupski and other people who stand behind him as he signs.
Office of Governor Gary Herbert

In November, Utahns will vote on an initiative to expand Medicaid. A recent town hall in Logan featured lawmakers who tried to explain the difference between Proposition 3 and a Medicaid expansion bill signed by Governor Gary Herbert.

Baby born in back of car back home safe and healthy.
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A baby born on a northern Utah roadside is home and settling into a routine after her unusual arrival.

Jaclyne Crookston was on her way to the hospital with her husband when she realized her baby was coming — ready or not.

Standing on a field of grass a child holds a sign that says "End family concentration camps." The child's face is hidden by the sign.
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In response to the Trump administration’s family separation policy, at the end of June, a California judge ruled border separations must stop, and families must be reunited. In cities across the United States, many residents think this ruling is good but doesn’t do enough for families and migrants.

Group of migrant children together on mats with silver shock blankets.
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After intense pushback against separating migrant children from their parents at the United States southern border, President Trump signed an executive order ending these separations. 

Global Village

Employees from Global Village Gifts traveled to Colorado to attend the annual Fair Trade Federation Conference in March.

Matilyn Mortensen

 

Clear Recovery is working with private property owners to house clients at a duplex just two blocks south of Logan High School on 100 West. The sober living center would be located in a neighborhood which is zoned for traditional, single family use, a designation which also allows for up to three unrelated persons to live together in a single unit.

Jackson Olsen

When Jackson Olsen graduated from college, he had every intention of going to law school and becoming a lawyer. 

But before pursuing those plans, he took a temporary hiatus from being a student and decided to become a teacher instead. 

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Torrey Gleave, a local photographer, was at Farmington Bay when he saw something odd.

Dennis Stock

The Logan City Council held their bi-monthly meeting Thursday to vote on a resolution dedicated to neighborhood improvement and enforcement of Logan’s occupancy limit.

Matilyn Mortensen

Crowds of people dressed in blue gathered around the Logan Tabernacle, holding blue balloons and signs with phrases on them including, “Autism is Awesome,” “Autism is Beautiful,” and “Different Not Less.”

Matilyn Mortensen

The wooden pews in the sanctuary of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Logan fill with people on Sunday for the evening prayer service.

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Utah Governor Gary Herbert is traveling the state to outline his Education Roadmap, a new 10 year education plan for Utah. He and his staff were in northern Utah this week.

Katherine Taylor

After protests from residents, plans to build a controversial 120-unit apartment complex in downtown Logan were ultimately canceled. 

Though the controversy surrounding the apartments has ended, the questions it raised remain: What exactly is in the plans for downtown Logan, and how will it be interpreted in the future? How will preservation and growth be balanced?

Dennis Stock

Cherished throughout Cache Valley for its communal art and culture, Logan Summerfest requires intensive planning each year. 

Currently in its 34th year, fest-goers enjoy the sprawling foods, goods and festivities for three days.

Logan Main Street; Logan city officials and other stakeholders are discussing ways to improve traffic flow on Logan's Main Street.
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Utah Clown Panic Spreads on Social Media

Oct 6, 2016
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What started as two people dressed as clowns trying to lure children into the woods of South Carolina has turned into a national phenomenon. Nationwide, people are choosing to imitate these clowns and taunt children and adults alike.

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