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Milton Homeowners Got Free Sewer For 30 Years
January 24, 2014, 6:41 pm
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MILTON (CBS) – Imagine this, you don’t get a sewer bill for 30 years even though you are hooked up to town sewer. Sound crazy? Not really, that could be the case for perhaps more than 100 homes in Milton. As Chief Correspondent Joe Shortsleeve explains, those homeowners may be asked to pay up thousands as the town tries to get some of that money back.

Milton residents are not happy.

“I think it is ridiculous. The rest of us have been paying. I don’t know how they slipped through the cracks.”

Or how about this guy.

“If they have not gotten a bill, they should get a bill. The rest of us are going to have to pay if they don’t.

Milton residents have little sympathy for about 100 homeowners who are hooked up to town sewer but haven’t paid a dime, some for…

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Never-before-seen photos show Challenger disaster, as it happened
January 17, 2014, 12:44 am
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By AJ Willingham

HLNtv.com

(hln) — Michael Hindes was looking through some old boxes of photographs at his grandparents’ house when he came across images of what appeared to be a normal shuttle launch. As he flipped through them, he and his family had what he called an “overwhelming moment” of realization.

They were photos of the 1986 Challenger disaster, as it happened.

Hindes’ grandfather, Bill Rendle, worked as a contractor for NASA years ago, and Hindes says Rendle got to see “just about every launch.” The images were given to Rendle by a friend who also worked for NASA. Rendle showed the pictures to others, but as time passed, they were shuffled among other photographs and forgotten.

When Hindes’ grandmother died recently in Quincy, Massachusetts, the family decided to organize photos for her memorial, and that’s when they came across the Challenger pictures. Hindes said his grandfather was overcome…

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Nor’easter forming off the East Coast predicted to bring blizzard conditions
January 2, 2014, 9:07 pm
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By Greg Botelho and Holly Yan

(CNN) — If you live in the Northeast, get ready to get pummeled.

A Nor’easter forming off the East Coast of the United States is expected to bring blizzard conditions by Thursday night to Long Island and Cape Cod.

The complicated storm system “will raise havoc” this week, dumping a foot of snow and spreading sub-zero wind chills across parts of the region, the National Weather Service said.

On top of the bone-chilling cold, much of Long Island, New York, will be under a blizzard warning from Thursday night to Friday afternoon.

“Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely,” the Weather Service said. “This will lead to whiteout conditions making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel.”

Across the country, nasty winter weather means many can’t travel even if they wanted to. More than 1,000 flights have been canceled for…

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Solutions sought for Utah’s air quality issues
January 2, 2014, 9:07 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY – Utah’s air quality has been unhealthy lately, and physicians and lawmakers are looking for solutions to the situation.

Doctor Brian Moench of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment said the air quality is a real danger.

“Air pollution affects virtually every organ system in the body and has the potential to either cause or aggravate virtually every disease that we know is related to smoking cigarettes,” he said.

So far solutions such as reducing driving and wood burning have been put forward, but others say more needs to be done. Erin Mendenhall is the executive director of Breathe Utah and is a Salt Lake City Council member-elect, and she is advocating for a more comprehensive mass transit system.

“We need to have a multi-modal transportation system, where you have more than one option from getting from A to B,” she said. “Get buses…

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Police warn against phone scam coming from 473 area code
January 2, 2014, 9:06 pm
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Police agencies along the Wasatch Front are warning Utahns about a phone scam that could result in a huge, unwanted charge on their next phone bill.

Spanish Fork Police said residents have been receiving calls from the number 473-520-9774 and other 473 area code numbers. They said the caller is moaning and claiming to be in distress, but it’s all a scam call from Grenada.

Officers said if you receive a call from the number, don’t answer and don’t call back. If you do call back, you’ll be charged with a large connection fee.

“If it’s someone who wants to talk to you or get information to you, they’re going to leave a voicemail,” Sandy Police Sgt. John Arnold said. “If you don’t recognize the number, or if it’s not someone you’re familiar with… let those numbers go to voicemail.”

Police said it’s important for parents to…

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