<strong>LOGAN—</strong> There was a lot happening in Cache Valley last week. Here is a review of some of our top stories just in case you missed it. Follow the link to the full article for the complete story.
<strong>High-speed chase in Hyrum:</strong> One man was arrested and two more suspects are on the loose following a <a href=”http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/news/local/article_a77c6840-b01c-11e2-b077-0019bb30f31a.html” target=”_blank”>high-speed chase</a> that ended in Hyrum Saturday morning. Braiden Goodey surrendered to law enforcement after the vehicle crashed and a K-9 unit was deployed. The driver, Brian Jenson, escaped an has yet to be arrested. An unidentified passenger who jumped out of the vehicle after it fled from police is also still on the loose.
<strong>Millville Predator Research Facility to receiver first black bears May 1:</strong> The Millville Predator Research Facility has been around for 40 years and has grown to a facility that covers 164 acres and houses roughly 100 adult coyotes. For the first time in its history, however, the facility will <a href=”http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/news/local/article_a4837130-ac41-11e2-8787-0019bb30f31a.html” target=”_blank”>welcome another predator</a>. In an effort to help the Division of Wildlife Resources with a place to house rehabilitation black bears, the Millville facility expects to welcome its first bears on May 1.
<strong>Samurai sword-wielding LDS bishop chases off attacker:</strong> A 47-year-old bishop from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helped <a href=”http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/news/article_dc687dc8-ac98-11e2-bc93-001a4bcf6878.html” target=”_blank”>thwart an attack</a> on a neighbor woman as he chased off the attacker with the aid of a 29-inch high-carbon Samurai sword. Kent Hendrix was awakened early last week by his teenage son as the woman’s yelling alerted her neighbors. Hendrix chased off the attacker while his son called 911. The attacker, 37-year-old Grant Eggersten, turned himself into police a short time later.
<strong>Will Davis and Kerwynn Williams drafted, three others sign with NFL teams:</strong> The 2013 NFL draft was <a href=”http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/sports/article_28cc829a-afb9-11e2-aed6-001a4bcf6878.html” target=”_blank”>another successful one</a> for Utah State hopefuls, as cornerback Will Davis was selected in the third round (No. 93 overall) by the Miami Dolphins and running back Kerwynn Williams was selected in the seventh round (No. 230 overall) by the Indianapolis Colts. With Williams’ selection, USU became the only program in the nation to have three running backs drafted in the past two NFL drafts. Former USU players Matt Austin (Seattle Seahawks), Al Lapuaho (St. Louis Rams), and Chuck Jacobs (San Francisco 49ers) all signed free agent contracts with NFL teams shortly following the draft.
<strong>Millville man snags catch and release record catfish near Cutler Dam:</strong> This story actually ran on the site a couple of weeks ago, but continues to dominate in page views and popularity. John Konzelman, 30, of Millville landed a <a href=”http://www.cachevalleydaily.com/news/local/article_102d2d94-a7a7-11e2-82c1-001a4bcf6878.html” target=”_blank”>36-inch long catfish</a> late on the evening of April 12. Konzelman and his fishing partner, Matt King, documented the fish and then released it back into the water. The 36-inch catch and release fish breaks the previous record set in 2003 of 34 inches.