Orem mayor allegedly assaulted by daughter of reporter he disparaged in City Council rant

Posted on AllSides September 20th, 2023
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The daughter of a newspaper reporter was arrested Tuesday and accused of assaulting Orem Mayor David Young after a City Council meeting in which Young ranted for 20 minutes about news articles and repeatedly disparaged the reporter. After the meeting, Linnea Pugmire, 31, of Orem, confronted the mayor and at some point spit on him and slapped him, according to a police booking affidavit. "Pugmire admitted to being upset at the mayor over personal concerns with family," the affidavit says. "While speaking with the victims and witnesses of this incident,...

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