Boner Candidate #1: FIREWORKS ARE FUN!
Firefighters were called to a brush fire at a look-out point by the North Ogden Divide just after 1 a.m. Sunday morning. Flames scorched the trees while crews fought the wind blowing in their faces. “We found 20 mph winds from the East … pushing down the hill towards the houses,” said Deputy Chief Jeremiah Jones with North View Fire District. Burning less than a quarter of an acre, Jones said it was the dry, windy conditions and steep slope that made fighting this fire so daunting. “Luckily for us, where the fire was, it was really close to the road, so we didn’t have to hike down off of the mountain very far,” Jones said. It was all smoke and rubble within 10 minutes, but now the Weber County Sheriff’s Office is investigating who sparked it.
Boner Candidate #2: I DON’T FEEL SAFE AROUND THE COPS.
Starbucks is issuing a public apology to officers with the Tempe Police Department in Arizona. This comes just over a year after the coffee giant’s public apology for two black men being arrested in a Philadelphia store. In a statement Friday, the Tempe Officers Association said six officers walked into a Starbucks to enjoy some coffee on Thursday. The group was approached by a barista who told the officers that a customer “did not feel safe” because of their presence. “The barista asked the officers to move out of the customer’s line of sight or to leave,” the association said. The officers ultimately left the store “disappointed.” “This treatment of public safety workers could not be more disheartening. While the barista was polite, making such a request at all was offensive,” the statement read. “Unfortunately, such treatment has become all too common in 2019.”