Officers from the Wasatch County Sheriff's Department and Heber City Police responded today when a State Prison convict walked away from a work detail. The escapee was caught shortly afterward at Wal-Mart this afternoon, but officers also had to deal with a bomb discovered with the inmate. Rick Brough has more.
A former Heber Light & Power employee has been arrested on a second degree felony for allegedly charging more than $100,000 on the company's credit card.
The Wasatch Wave is reporting that 54-year-old Anthony L. Furness of Heber City used a company credit card to pay for personal expenses between 2010 and 2013. Citing court documents from the Attorney General's office, Furness was the company's chief financial officer between 2006 and 2013. He allegedly concealed the personal charges by submitting expense account statements and claiming the charges were business related.
Utah Governor Gary Herbert is scheduled to visit a group of Heber City high school students today, who urged lawmakers this year to pass a bill allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to serve as election poll workers. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.