State

LDS Church to transfer missionaries in Nicaragua due to 'political instability'

LDS SLC Temple

The LDS Church said they will move over half of the 327 missionaries serving in Nicaragua due to...

Lifestyle

No rain in sight: Fire fears force land closures in Arizona

Wildfire Fears Forest Closures

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Dry pine needles and dead wood snapped under fire prevention officer Matt Engbring’s boots as he hiked a half-mile into the woods in search of a makeshift campsite that had served as one man’s home until this week when the area was closed because of the escalating threat of...


State

Attorneys seek later trial date in Alaska cruise ship death

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Attorneys are asking a federal judge to delay until next May the trial for a Utah man accused of killing his wife on a cruise to Alaska last summer. Attorneys for Kenneth Manzanares filed a written motion Friday asking that the trial date be pushed from November until May 2019....


National

Utah NAACP head disheartened by sentence in hate-crime case

Gavel

A Utah man accused of yelling racial slurs at the young son of a black man and then shocking the father with a stun cane has been sentenced to nine months behind bars — an outcome called disheartening by a civil rights leader.


State

CDC: Fake CBD oil sickened 52 people in Utah

Marijuana to Hemp CBD Boom

U.S. health officials are urging states to regulate marijuana oil extracts after investigating a rash of illnesses tied to the products in Utah.


State

Man charged in death of Utah teen he was 'obsessed' with

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 24-year-old man has been charged with aggravated murder in the death of a 15-year-old Salt Lake City girl police say he was obsessed with and wanted to marry. Charging documents filed Friday say Shaun French acknowledged to a friend that he had killed Baleigh Bagshaw on May...


State

Doctor dresses up as clown and brings joy to Ogden 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...


National

Polygamous town under scrutiny picks outsider as chief

Polygamous Town Police Chief

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border has hired an outsider as its new police chief, selecting a retired Salt Lake City area police officer with no ties to the fundamentalist Mormon group that controlled the town for a century until federal government crackdowns....


State

Video released in fatal shooting by trooper after Utah chase

CENTERVILLE, Utah (AP) — Authorities in Utah have released police body camera and vehicle dashboard video showing a vehicle chase and the sounds of a fatal shooting last summer of a 32-year-old man who officials said eluded officers several times and refused to stop a stolen car not far from where...


State

Utah man nominated to be assistant secretary of state

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated a member of a Utah group which advocates for reducing immigrant populations to serve as assistant secretary of state for population, refugees and migration. The White House announced Ronald Mortensen’s nomination on Thursday. The Senate...


State

Utah comic convention head taking leave after outcry

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The co-founder of Salt Lake City’s annual comic convention is taking a leave of absence after a backlash for his handling of a sexual harassment complaint. The FanX convention said in a blog post Thursday that Bryan Brandenburg’s leave is indefinite but may not be permanent....


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