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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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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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Vocal Point at WS on Friday

January 8, 2013
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The nine-member Vocal Point a cappella ensemble from BYU will perform this Friday at the Dahle Center in Dayton. Call the West Side district office at 747-3411 for ticket information.

By ROBERT S. MERRILL  Assistant editor DAYTON – Vocal Point, Brigham Young University’s premiere contemporary a cappella ensemble, will perform this Friday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Dahle Performing Arts Center in Dayton. The concert will be reserved seating only. The tickets are $7 for students, $12 for adults, and $40 family...

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Preston beats Poky; now 2-1 on new year

January 8, 2013
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By TERESA CHIPMAN PHS sports writer The Preston Indians boys basketball team started off the year with three games. The first was on the road at Burley and the next two at home against West Side and Pocatello. The results were mixed with a loss to Burley, but wins over the Pirates and Pocatello,...

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