News Clips for Dec. 20, 2018

Investigation shows missed clues before Utah student killed

An investigation into the death of a University of Utah student shot by a man she briefly dated found her friends had reported his controlling behavior and interest in getting her a gun nearly a month before the shooting, but that warning never made it to police.

Proposed bill in memory of slain Utah student Lauren McCluskey ‘will make people think twice before they loan their gun,’ lawmaker says

A newly elected Utah lawmaker on Wednesday announced proposed legislation he called “Lauren’s Law,” which is meant to hold gun owners responsible for what people do with firearms they loan or negligently allow out of their control.

Research shows strong connection between air pollution, school absences

A team of researchers at the University of Utah analyzed absence data from the Salt Lake City School District and found school absences can double the day after a red air day — that’s when air pollution is at an unhealthy level. Even a small increase in the levels of PM 2.5, the tiny and dangerous particles found in polluted air, led to an increase in absences the next day, researchers concluded.

In an emergency, Sundance staff learn to care for others 'the Utah way'

If you're on the scene when someone is badly injured, the first step is to ensure your own safety. If you get injured, you can't help and will even make the things worse, Janet Cortez said.

Investigation Team Makes Safety Recommendations Following University Student's Murder

More police officers, more trainings and better communication between the University of Utah and outside agencies are among the recommendations made by an independent review team formed in response to the October murder of Lauren McCluskey.

Sundance employees train with U of U Health with 'Stop the Bleed' first aid techniques

An estimated 120 Sundance employees received training Wednesday from University of Utah Health experts on first aid techniques in preparation for its annual film festival.

‘Cold’: Josh Powell had shoulder injury 10 days after wife disappeared

Josh Powell, the lone suspect in his wife Susan Powell’s presumed murder, sought treatment for a shoulder injury just days after her disappearance in 2009. West Valley police never discovered that information during the course of their investigation, likely because Powell’s visit to a physical therapist was billed through an existing personal injury claim on his auto insurance policy.