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Hakop “Jack” Keshishian, 20, of Sandy, left; Wyatt William Smelser, 20, of Cottonwood Heights, center; and Izaiah Kirkpatrick, 20, of Draper, right, are each charged with murdering Chance Eggett, 21, in a remote area of Tooele County in May of 2020. Charges against Kirkpatrick and Keshishian have now been upgraded to capital murder.

Hakop “Jack” Keshishian, 20, of Sandy, left; Wyatt William Smelser, 20, of Cottonwood Heights, center; and Izaiah Kirkpatrick, 20, of Draper, right, are each charged with murdering Chance Eggett, 21, in a remote area of Tooele County in May of 2020. Charges against Kirkpatrick and Keshishian have now been upgraded to capital murder. | Tooele County Jail

Sandy man’s Amazon account used a month after he was killed, police say

TOOELE — Police say an Amazon account belonging to a Sandy man who was shot to death and his body left in a remote area of Tooele County was used in June.

Now investigators want to know how that person obtained access to 21-year-old Chance Eggett’s account one month after he was killed.

In May, police say three people lured Eggett to a remote area in Tooele County near Faust Road under the guise of going target shooting — Wyatt William Smelser, 20, of Cottonwood Heights; Hakop “Jack” Keshishian, 20, of Sandy; and Izaiah Kirkpatrick, 20, of Draper.

Once there, Eggett was shot and killed and his body was dragged into sagebrush off the side of the road, according to charging documents. The three men were each charged with murder, a first-degree felony.

On Oct. 27, prosecutors filed amended charges against Kirkpatrick, the accused gunman, and Keshishian, the one who allegedly arranged to have Eggett killed, and raised the charges to a capital offense, meaning both men could potentially face the death penalty if convicted.

Additionally, the two men were charged with obstructing justice and abuse or desecration of a dead body.

Their next court hearing was scheduled for Dec. 1.

Keshishian said he wanted to kill Eggett “because he was running his mouth,” according to charging documents.

A newly unsealed search warrant affidavit reveals more details about a possible motive.

Early on the morning of May 21, Keshishian asked to …read more

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Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, who is in a race to hold onto his 2nd Congressional District seat, speaks at an election night event for Republican candidates in at the Utah Association of Realtors building in Sandy on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

Rep. Chris Stewart, R-Utah, speaks at an election night event for Republican candidates in at the Utah Association of Realtors building in Sandy on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. | Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Accusing Democrats of cheating in the crucial U.S. Senate races in Georgia, Rep. Chris Stewart is leading an effort among Utah’s congressional delegation to raise money for the two Republican candidates.

In a video on Twitter, Stewart, R-Utah, says the country is under attack and the Georgia Senate races are the last line of defense. Democrats, he said, are “desperate” to win the two seats, and if they do, they will have “absolute” power.

“That’s why they’re cheating. They’re encouraging people to move to Georgia. They’re coaching them in how to register and how to vote. They’re pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into this race. We have to do the same thing,” he said.

The Stewart campaign intends to hold a virtual fundraiser in December with other GOP members of the state’s delegation for the Georgia Battleground Fund, a joint fundraising committee between the incumbent Georgia Republican senators and the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

Our country is under attack and the Georgia Senate races are the last line of defense.

I’m announcing that I will be matching, dollar for dollar, donations up to $10k total. 100% of the donations raised will go to the Georgia Senate races. Please join me! https://t.co/O8mClEJkaN pic.twitter.com/Dn0snv6Jbs

— Chris Stewart (@StewartforUtah) November 24, 2020

The two Senate seats in Georgia went to runoffs after the Nov. 3 election because no candidate won 50% of the vote to secure the seat. Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are now facing Democrats the Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, respectively, in a Jan. 5 election.

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Regularly identifying good things can provide benefits for months

SALT LAKE CITY — In a year that’s been filled with disappointment, loss and uncertainty, a Utah mental health expert said it is important to continue to look for the good.

“As humans we have evolved to be experts at survival — and we will survive this as well,” Dr. Travis Mickelson, medical director of behavioral health integration at Intermountain Healthcare, said during the organization’s COVID-19 update earlier this week.

While humans are hard-wired to focus on the negative things in life — things that aren’t going well or that might hurt us — he said looking for the positives is a coping strategy that will get us through.

“2020 has been quite a year … and as humans, that is not going to be helpful for our mental and emotional health,” Mickelson said, adding that recent surveys show as many as 50% of Utah adults are currently experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Loneliness and isolation are also growing issues throughout the nation, with social gatherings limited and events canceled due to increased spread of disease, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.

Studies show that more than one-third of adults aged 45 and older feel lonely, and nearly one-fourth of adults aged 65 and older are considered socially isolated.

However, the most vulnerable group, Mickelson said, is Utah’s young people, age 16 to 25, whose lives seem to have been uprooted completely. Behavioral health surveys show that at least 16% of teens and young adults in Utah have had thoughts of ending their own lives.

And as other states are seeing increased numbers of suicide attempts, that isn’t the case in Utah, Mickelson said, crediting school, church and community support groups for reaching out.

“The support you are providing each other … is …read more

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Volunteers Derek Storrs, Marcus Cline, Jamen Nelson and Katie Storrs assemble traditional Thanksgiving dinners at the Salvation Army in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, for 800 needy people throughout the Salt Lake Valley.

Volunteers Derek Storrs, Marcus Cline, Jamen Nelson and Katie Storrs assemble traditional Thanksgiving dinners at the Salvation Army in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, for 800 needy people throughout the Salt Lake Valley. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

Volunteers Derek Storrs, Marcus Cline, Jamen Nelson and Katie Storrs assemble traditional Thanksgiving dinners at the Salvation Army in Salt Lake City on Thursday. Thanksgiving looked a little different for many Salt Lake County residents who, along with the rest of the state, were asked to keep to themselves this year. While gathering together is temporarily halted due to the pandemic, the meals still rolled in for nearly 3,200 families. Volunteers with the Salvation Army assembled approximately 800 traditional dinners, with food also provided through various community donations. More volunteers worked to safely deliver turkey and all the fixings, resulting in many grateful hearts and full stomachs.

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A new glass recycling dumpster at Liberty Park features a hand-painted, wrap-around mural of Utah red rock arches by local artist Josh Scheuerman. | Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY — What started out as a small idea to beautify one of city’s glass collection sites has become a highly visible statement piece in Liberty Park.

The new dumpster, unveiled Nov. 18, features a hand-painted, wrap-around mural of Utah red rock arches by local artist Josh Scheuerman.

The piece brings a splash of public art to a frequently used recycling location, trading the basic blue of the original dumpster for a bright mural paying tribute to Utah’s iconic natural landscapes.

“As a native Utahn, I feel responsible for the wild and natural places,” Scheuerman said. “I believe it’s vitally important for new technology and information to help increase recycling alongside local art.”

Momentum Recycling, the city’s glass recycling program contractor, helped residents divert nearly 1,550 tons of glass from the landfill in 2019. The company operates a local glass recycling facility that processes glass from across the region into various sizes of glass cullet. The material is used to make fiberglass insulation at a Utah facility, produce new glass containers, and many different products for construction purposes.

Residents can take their glass to one of 18 locations throughout the city or subscribe to monthly curbside pickup for $7 per month. Curbside customers can downsize their garbage cans from the standard 90-gallon size to either a 60- or 40-gallon container to save money on their overall bill. A map of glass recycling locations can be found at utah.momentumrecycling.com/recycling-services-homes/#dropoff.

Salt Lake City and Momentum plan to put a mural on at least one other dumpster in the coming months, with the goal of expanding to additional drop-off locations in partnership with local artists if possible.

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A vote on the measure in January could see the government defeated.

Rishi Sunak has unveiled the government’s spending plans for the next year, with a public sector pay freeze, increases in health and defence spending, a £4 billion “levelling up fund”, and a broken Conservative manifesto promise: a cut to the overseas aid budget from 0.7 per cent of GDP to 0.5 per cent.

The Chancellor’s argument for breaking the 0.7 per cent promise is that this is an “economic emergency” necessitating “tough choices”. Except, of course, that the 0.7 per cent target, unlike other spending commitments that are made as raw numbers, is explicitly designed to rise and fall in proportion to national income; it has already been cut in real terms, due to the contraction of the UK economy, and development experts were already concerned about the impact that this would have on the world’s poorest, even before Sunak’s announcement. As billions more are shaved off that commitment, Andrew Mitchell, former international development secretary, told MPs the cuts would cause “100,000 preventable deaths, mainly among children”.   

[see also: Why cutting spending may not be as easy for Rishi Sunak as it was for George Osborne]

The fact is that this is not actually an unpopular move in terms of public opinion: a Savanta ComRes snap poll found 61 per cent support the cut and just 13 per cent oppose it. It is also a useful way for Rishi Sunak to introduce the public to the idea of further necessary cuts down the line, without the political pain of an unpopular policy.

But this isn’t about public opinion; it’s about deeply held principles. David Cameron’s intervention yesterday to condemn the move echoes a feeling held among many Conservatives, including Liz Sugg, a foreign office minister who resigned yesterday over the issue: that the 0.7 per cent aid target is one of the pillars of the …read more

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With their school proms cancelled due to Covid-19, north London teenagers posed in the outfits they would have worn.

This summer, as Britain observed social distancing rules due to the coronavirus outbreak, Alys Tomlinson photographed 44 local teenagers in north London, dressed in the outfits they would have worn to their school prom. But instead of the familiar settings of school halls or hotel function rooms, Thompson captured them in their gardens and local parks.  

Speaking about the project earlier this year, Tomlinson said: “I was getting really frustrated, my camera was just sitting around and gathering dust for ages, so I thought I’d start a project that was local and more in my neighbourhood.

“I’ve got quite a few friends who have children who are teenagers now, and they were talking about how hard it was for them because lockdown was very unsettling. They all had their exams cancelled and a lot of them had just been told not to come back into school. They had no opportunity to say their goodbyes or have the kinds of rituals that you would have, the signing of the shirts, year books or proms. I started thinking what a strange time it is for them, and how it would be nice to document them in the outfits they should have worn to prom.”

Three of the portraits have been awarded this year’s Taylor Wessing Prize, announced on Tuesday 24 November. They were among 5,531 submissions from more than 2,000 photographers in 75 countries, and were chosen by a judging panel including Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue Edward Enninful and the director of the National Portrait Gallery Nicholas Cullinan. On discovering she had been shortlisted earlier this year, Tomlinson described the award as the “Holy Grail”. 


Who knew the world could change so much,
Disturbed routines, submerged in houses.
Mask on with freedoms gone,
Emotions creep up, but I hold on.
Proms cancelled, nurses abandoned,
Forced to walk in …read more

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Lock of the Week 

This isn’t the best week for locks, with very few egregious match ups on the table, even when you factor in the 0-10 New York Jets. They’ve played a lot better with Joe Flacco in their last two games (not great, but better). They’ve scored 27 and 28 points in consecutive contests and are playing a Miami Dolphins team that just got dominated by the Denver Broncos to the point where head coach Brian Flores gave rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa the hook. In spite of the Dolphins being a -6.5 favorite, we’re steering clear of that. The chances of the Jets going 0-16 are nearly as astronomical as the Pittsburgh Steelers going 16-0. It’s that hard to do in the modern NFL.

Same with the Cleveland Browns at that same -6.5 spread over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Both the Browns and Dolphins are on the road. Miami showed last week they can’t be trusted and while Cleveland has a better track record this season, are you really ready to toss your cash on a Browns “lock?” Yeah, me neither.

Nope. When we’re talking locks we want to hone in on the Buffalo Bills at a -250 moneyline hosting the Los Angeles Chargers. Buffalo is 4-1 at home this …read more

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