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A detective with 11 years' service with the Farmington Police Department has been selected as the city's new police chief.

Detective Wayne Hansen 38, will be sworn in as the new chief at the City Council's meeting Sept. 26. Hansen fills the vacancy left when former Chief Jeff Jacobson died due to heart-disease complications in early August.


Almost everyone knows someone who's been hurt by domestic violence. The state Attorney General's Office and the community of Magna are presenting a free talk Tuesday on how to help stop the abusive cycle — a growing problem that affects entire families. Women and children are the most well-known sufferers, but men can also become victims.

The presentation will start at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Magna Library, 8339 W. 3500 South. For information call 944-7547.


A man on a motorcycle was hit and killed by a pickup truck Sunday night. Police were investigating Monday whether the fatal accident was caused by a drunken driver.

Killed was:

Joshua Warren, 18, Taylorsville.

The accident occurred at 4800 South and 300 West, at about 11:30 p.m. said Murray detective Rob Hall. Investigators weren't completely sure Monday what happened, Hall said, because there were no witnesses to the accident.

Warren was pronounced dead at the scene, Hall said. He was wearing a helmet.

The driver of the truck drove away from the accident but was followed by several motorists who came upon the accident shortly after it happened, Hall said.

The motorists called police, and officers picked up the man in the driveway of a residence, Hall said. Alcohol probably played a factor in the accident, he said.

The driver, 51, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of automobile homicide and leaving the scene of an accident.

Salt Lake City

A Salt Lake man has pleaded guilty to three counts of bankruptcy fraud.

Neal Raymond Matthews, 51, appeared before U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball last week and admitted to making false statements and concealing property when he filed for bankruptcy in March 2000.

Federal prosecutors dismissed eight similar counts in exchange for Matthews' guilty plea. He faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count at his Jan. 7 sentencing.

According to court documents, Matthews omitted $933,328 worth of stock, a boat, and two Harley Davidson motorcycles as assets on his bankruptcy filing.

Salt Lake County

Two employees at Salt Lake County's Dimple Dell Fitness and Recreation Center were recognized Sept. 4 during a County Council meeting for efforts that saved a man's life.

Kristin Somers and Emily Smith were honored by Salt Lake County Mayor Nancy Workman for saving Michael Christiansen, who went into cardiac arrest.

The pair used an automatic defibrillator kept at the center for cardiac emergencies. Paramedics later said the action saved Christiansen's life.

West Valley City

Learn about the role of redevelopment agencies in Utah or how to get around the Salt Lake Valley with the new Web site www.wvcinfo.com.

The West Valley City Business and Visitor Infosite includes links to commercial Realtors, a list of current development projects and maps for travelers. Web site users can find out what movies are playing in West Valley, learn about the city's demographics, lodging, taxes, utilities, transportation options, education and business license applications.

The site is the result of the collaboration between several agencies, including the Economic Development Corporation of Utah and the West Valley City Economic Development Division.