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Train accident victim identified

January 9, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A northbound Union Pacific train derailed west of Preston at approximately 10 a.m. Wednesday morning and a fatality occurred, according to Idaho State Police who is investigating the accident. The driver of the dump truck has been identified as Heber Lewis, 56, of Preston. The crossing is equipped with...

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VIDEO REPORT – Train derailed in Franklin County

January 9, 2013
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Early footage of a train derailment with fatality in Franklin County, Idaho. Check back for followup coverage and interviews.

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Train derailment results in fatality

January 9, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A southbound Union Pacific train derailed west of Preston at approximately 10 a.m. Wednesday morning and a fatality occurred, according to Idaho State Police who is investigating the accident. According to an ISP press release, a Franklin County dump truck was headed eastbound on State Highway 36. There...

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Train derailment occurs near Dayton

January 9, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor A southbound Union Pacific train derailed west of Preston at approximately 10 a.m. Wednesday morning. Local law enforcement officials have closed State Highway 36 in both directions at the railroad crossing at approximately 4025 West Side Highway 36. The investigation of the accident has been turned over to...

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Utah State Football Ranked 16th In Final AP Poll and 17th In Final Coaches Poll

January 9, 2013
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  LOGAN, Utah – For just the third time in school history, Utah State football ended a season nationally ranked as it is listed 16th in the final Associated Press (AP) poll and 17th in the final ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ poll that were released Tuesday. In the AP poll, Utah State received 456 votes, up...

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Officials give tips: Mayor suggests trickle water during cold snap

January 9, 2013
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By ROBERT MERRILL  Assistant editor Cold weather, with daytime highs just above zero and overnight lows in the minus 5-15-degree range, has prompted local officials to give several tips to avoid fires and keep heating costs as low as possible. And Preston Mayor F. Lee Hendrickson is advising city residents to keep a small...

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Preston scoping meeting set

January 9, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL Assistant editor The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is holding a scoping meeting in Preston and other communities next week to gather input on big-game regulations for the 2013 hunting season. The meeting in Preston will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Larsen-Sant Library,...

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Air quality deteriorates

January 9, 2013
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor Air pollution levels in Franklin County have started to deteriorate Monday due to a lengthy temperature inversion that has trapped stagnant air at the surface and remains in effect. The Department of Environmental Quality issued its very first air quality advisory for Franklin County on Dec. 31, which...

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Video report – West Side vs. Preston basketball

January 8, 2013
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Citizen’s parent company changes name

January 8, 2013
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By CITIZEN STAFF  Pioneer Newspapers Inc., the company that owns The Preston Citizen, Tremonton Leader, Montpelier News Examiner and Logan Herald Journal, announced Friday it has changed its name to Pioneer News Group Co. The change reflects the company’s successful evolution expanding its news and advertising products to digital platforms and the full nature...

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