I live in Provo, Utah, but before I moved here, I lived only a few blocks away from Trolley Square in downtown Salt Lake where the tragedy last night took place. I was working last night from basically 4 pm to 4 am, and when I woke up and started listening to the events that took place, it hit quite close to home since I have spent much time at Trolley Square. While looking at the pictures, I saw an employee from one of my favorite restaraunts (Rodizio Grill) wearing his uniform. That brought it really close.
While listening to the local talk show, The Doug Wright Show, I have heard 2 slightly amusing news stories during the national news at the top of the hours. I dont have internet links for these, although I am sure they are out there.
1) A man is accusing a woman of stalking him and forcing him to have sex with her. He is 71. She is 79.
2) A woman who was talking on a cell phone and eating out of a bowl while walking was killed when she walked around the railroad barricades and got hit by a train. Talk about distracted walking.