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A.M. notes: Reactions to Charlottesville, special primary this week, burn victims learn new skills, Tebow hit with a baseball

People fly into the air as a vehicle drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. The nationalists were holding the rally to protest plans by the city of Charlottesvill
People fly into the air as a vehicle drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. The nationalists were holding the rally to protest plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. There were several hundred protesters marching in a long line when the car drove into a group of them. (Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress via AP)
Ryan M. Kelly, The Daily Progress

Here’s a look at the news for Aug. 14.

Utah lawmakers respond to Charlottesville violence

Lawmakers across Utah responded to the violence and protesters seen in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend, according to the Deseret News.

The violence saw one person killed and dozens more injured when a car plowed into a group of protesters who were contesting a white nationalist rally, the Deseret News reported.

Two police officers also died.

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert said there’s no place for “bigotry or racism” in the country.

"Bigotry and racism have no place in our society. We condemn such acts in the strongest terms," Herbert said on Twitter.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also released a statement on Sunday.

See more reactions at the Deseret News.

New details emerge for victims, suspect in Charlottesville

Two police officers died in a helicopter crash, BuzzFeed reported.

Lt. H Jay Cullen, 48, of Midlothian, Virginia, and trooper-pilot Berke M.M. Bates of Quinton, Virginia, were the two officers who were killed.

Heather Heyer, 32, was identified as the car crash victim.

Read more about the victims at BuzzFeed.

People who knew have begun to speak out about James Alex Fields Jr., the man who is accused of driving the car into a group of protesters at the Charlottesville rally, according to CNN.

His mother said Sunday that she had no idea he was in Virginia for the rally, adding that she rarely discussed politics with her son.

But one of Fields’ teachers, Derek Weimer, told CNN that the boy often had radical views.

"It was quite clear he had some really extreme views and maybe a little bit of anger behind them," Weimer said. "Feeling, what's the word I'm looking for, oppressed or persecuted. He really bought into this white supremacist thing. He was very big into Nazism. He really had a fondness for Adolf Hitler."

Primary set for Tuesday

Republican voters who live in the state’s 3rd Congressional District will have their chance to vote on Tuesday, according to the Deseret News.

Voters will look to fill the vacancy left by former Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who resigned from his position back in June.

The GOP primary election in the district includes businessman Tanner Ainge, Provo Mayor John Curtis and former state lawmaker Chris Herrod.

Salt Lake City, Sandy, West Valley City and Sandy will also all have primary elections in their areas, too, according to the Deseret News.

Read more at the Deseret News.

Children learn confidence at ‘burn camp’

Children attending the Utah Burn Center’s annual children’s camp learned how to feel more confident over their injuries, according to the Deseret News.

The camp hosts children from 6 to 12 years old. It’s been going on for 17 years, drawing children from multiple states.

The young burn survivors will learn key confidence and courage skills, while also learning more about the world they live in, one where they’re bullied or mistreated.

"These kids are all burn survivors, they're all self-conscious about their scars and body image and … the capabilities of their body," said camp director Kristen Quinn. "This is all about what we've practiced, about how to walk with confidence."

Read more at the Deseret News.

Tim Tebow gets hit with a ball, helmet goes flying

Former NFL superstar and current minor league baseball player Tim Tebow took a ball to the head over the weekend. His batter’s helmet went flying.