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ATVNews: Bank robbery, fatal building collapse & @Napping Aggies

March 3rd, 2013 Posted in Opinion

By the ATV News Staff

LOGAN—It was a busy news day for the Aggie TV News staff on Thursday, as journalists covered a bank robbery and car-jacking in Brigham City, along with the collapse of the old Brigham KMart that killed a demolition worker. And then there was the fire in the basement of the new USU Ag Building.

• See the full newscast here.

Brad Beasley, 29, of Ogden remained in a Box Elder jail Thursday accused of robbing a downtown bank in Brigham City and then carjacking a vehicle at gunpoint with a 4-year-old child in the back. He was arrested after a car chase, crashing the car and a brawl with officers.

Earlier that afternoon, the old KMart at 900 South Main Street, which is being torn down to make way for a new Utah State University Brigham Campus, collapsed, crushing an unidentified demolition worker inside.

In other news . . . .

• Fire! Back on campus, the new $43 million Agriculture Research Science Building at the east end of the Quad caught fire. The fire started in a basement research lab and, although the smoke and water damage is estimated at $25,000, authorities say it would have been much worse without the new building’s state-of-the-art sprinkler and fire suppression system.

• Bad Air. Cache Valley residents held a rally at the old County Courthouse Wednesday to protest poor air quality, before a County Council meeting to consider imposing vehicle emission controls. Some 50 protesters, some wearing paper surgical masks over their mouths, told commissioners that they need to take action. But one Smithfield resident told the Commission he he doesn’t think the air quality is that bad. “If somebody doesn’t like Cache Valley for some reason, they can just leave,” he said.

• Napping Aggies? Maybe it’s just that time of semester before spring break, but there are lot of students (and others) snoozing on campus. Students Jordyn Pope and Nicole Muirbrook have made @NappingAggies an Internet sensation by posting photos of sleeping students on their Twitter page.

• Battle of the Bands at Nelson Fieldhouse to raise awareness and fight the “new” drug—pornography.

• Native Talent. USU crowned its annual Miss Native American at a pageant and talent show in the TSC Ballroom.

• Human “Books.” If you don’t have time to read the whole thing, the Merrill-Cazier Library offers opportunities for 5-minute conversations with “human books.”

• In sports, the Top 10 plays of Aggie sports this semester.

—Anchored by Eric Jungblut and Katrina Warburton, and produced by Emily Landeen.




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