State

Jordan LDS temple rededicated after 2 years of renovations

Jordan Temple rededication

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has rededicated a temple south of Salt Lake City...

State

Ogden doctor dresses up as clown and brings joy to patients

Exchange Hospital Clown

ODGEN, Utah (AP) — If anybody needed cheering up, it was Kim Call. The Syracuse man has been in the hospital since April 4, with a colon so twisted in knots that it required three surgeries over the past six weeks. He’d just had his feeding tube removed, and the hope among doctors and family was...


State

Chaplains at Utah hospitals try to bring peace to patients

Exchange Hospital Chaplains

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Outside little Ruthie Yanez’s Primary Children’s Hospital room window, the sun breaks through leaden skies as a cold, light rain blows through the Salt Lake Valley below. But the 5-year-old girl must create her own sunshine these days. Surgery to remove a brain tumor has left...


State

Utah man who sold machine-gun converters sentenced to prison

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for illegally making and selling more than 1,400 machine-gun converter devices for AR-15-style rifles. The Deseret News reports that Scott Ray Bishop was sentenced Thursday. He told U.S. District Judge Dee Benson...


State

Police: Missing Mexican woman's body found in Utah canyon

Missing Woman Utah-1

The body of a woman who disappeared on her way home from English class in Utah three years ago has been found and police are investigating her death as a homicide, officials said Thursday.


State

Rock climber dies after 60-foot fall in southern Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a rock climber died after falling 60 feet in a remote spot in southern Utah. Washington County Sheriff’s Lt. David Crouse said in a news release Thursday that 63-year-old Fiorenzo Marino Antognini fell on Monday while climbing near the small town of Motoqua....


State

Herbert open to gun reform, criticizes NRA tactics

Governors News Conference

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, a former member of the National Rifle Association, said Thursday he is open to changing the state’s gun laws as part of a broader strategy intended to prevent violence at schools. During his monthly news conference on KUED-TV, the Republican said he...


State

Mike Kohn promoted to head coach of USA Bobsled

USA Bobsled has promoted Olympic medalist Mike Kohn to head coach of the national team, part of a significant overhaul of the coaching staff following a disappointing showing at the Pyeongchang Games. Kohn will be aided by another Olympic medalist, with Shauna Rohbock now added to the staff as an...


National

Officials: Efforts failing to save US West sagebrush land

Sagebrush Wildfire Strategy

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Public lands managers are losing a battle against a devastating combination of invasive plant species and wildfires in the vast sagebrush habitats in the U.S. West that support cattle ranching and recreation and are home to an imperiled bird, officials said. The Western...


State

1st sex assault trial set for ex-Utah State football player

Utah State Green Investigation

A trial for a former Utah State football player accused of sexually assaulting seven women has been set for January.


State

Boy burned while making camp burners in Spanish Fork

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old boy was severely burned while making camp burners with a church group in Spanish Fork. KSL-TV reports the boy was flown to a hospital Wednesday night after receiving significant burns to his hands and arms. Spanish Fork Police Sgt. Cade Harding says a...


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