SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Colorful painted murals of people who have been killed by police looked on Wednesday as workers dispersed an encampment of unsheltered people in Salt Lake City’s Fleet Block area.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Charlie Brewer is on course to make a name for himself as Utah's newest quarterback.
Since his high school days, when he was lightly recruited before signing with Baylor, Brewer has been driven by a desire to prove doubters wrong. That competitive attitude helped him become a four-year starter with the Bears.
“I’ve just always had a competitive nature about me and always enjoyed competing,” Brewer said.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Deseret News newspaper in Salt Lake City has chosen Robin Ritch as its new president and publisher.
Ritch moves into the role from her current position as senior vice president of operations, the newspaper said in a news release Wednesday.
She replaces Jeff Simpson, who is leaving to take a three-year assignment for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The church owns the Deseret News.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A sheriff's deputy who lost his eye in a shootout outside the Salt Lake City area's jail has been released from the hospital, officials said Monday.
Deputy Leland Grossett underwent surgery Saturday after being shot in the eye and was released from the hospital Monday afternoon, the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office said.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A clothing store in Salt Lake City was forced to close for a day after employees said a man refused to wear a mask then threatened to shoot everyone in the store.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — One of two sheriff’s deputies wounded in a shootout outside the Salt Lake City area’s jail lost his eye but the other has been released from the hospital, officials said Sunday. The suspect died.
Deputy Leland Grossett underwent surgery Saturday after being shot in the eye and was in stable condition in the hospital on Sunday, the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office said.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah will become the latest state to lift its mask mandate on Saturday, the deadline set by a new state law, but the capital city and many businesses will continue requiring masks amid concern about communities still vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A statewide mask mandate in Utah is scheduled to expire Saturday, but some businesses and government facilities have said face coverings will be still required.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A mostly white high school near Salt Lake City revealed its new mascot Friday that will replace its contentious Braves mascot, as school and professional sports teams nationwide face increasing backlash about using Native American names and symbols.
The Redhawks will become Bountiful High School's mascot starting next fall, Principal Aaron Hogge announced. The school is still designing its new official logo.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A third man from Utah was charged Wednesday in connection with the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in January.
Brady Knowlton, of St. George, was identified by a tipster through photos and video taken on Jan. 6, when supporters of then-President Donald Trump broke into the Capitol building in an effort to stop the counting of electoral votes, authorities said.
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A judge has sentenced a Salt Lake City man to three suspended jail terms and three years of probation after he pleaded guilty to felony firearm charges in a drive-by shooting in December.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints decried abortion as evil and issued another plea for members to combat prejudice and racism during the first day of a church conference taking place Saturday without attendees because of the pandemic.
The faith known widely as the Mormon church has long opposed abortion, but addressed it only sparingly in recent years.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Salt Lake City police officer appeared in court for the first time Friday after being arrested in the U.S. Capitol breach that happened while Congress was certifying the Electoral College vote.
Michael Lee Hardin, 50, of Kaysville, Utah, was arrested Friday morning on charges of entering and remaining in the Capitol, a restricted building, and participating in disorderly conduct, the FBI said in a statement.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Four more people have been charged with being involved in the kidnapping and death of a Utah woman a week after her body was found, authorities said Friday.
Nicole Solorio-Romero, 25, was kidnapped outside of a house in Kearns on Feb. 6 and taken to an apartment in West Valley City, according to prosecutors. Her body was found wrapped in black plastic garbage bags on March 26, documents released by the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office show.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A gold medalist in sledding at the 2002 Winter Olympics has been charged with sexual abuse of a child in Utah, authorities said.
James “Jimmy” Shea made his first court appearance Monday on one count of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and two counts of sexual battery. The incidents occurred in 2020, court documents show.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Vicky Chavez is waiting for the day when she can take her daughters to Disneyland, or even to a Salt Lake park where they can sit in the grass and eat ice cream.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell showed no mercy against a Brooklyn Nets team missing most of its starting lineup.
“The biggest thing was trying to be aggressive, get downhill, make plays, get on the rim and finish,” Mitchell said. “That was just my mindset from the jump.”
Mitchell scored 27 points and the Utah Jazz routed the short-handed Nets 118-88 on Wednesday night.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The stairway to heaven may actually be a bootpack.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A top leader with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Friday political donations made in his name to several Democratic candidates, including President Joe Biden, that violate the faith's political neutrality rules were done by his family.
Dieter Uchtdorf said in a statement provided by church officials that the contributions came from an online family account associated with his name.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The state Department of Transportation and a private transit operator are launching new bus service to connect rural and urban areas in Nevada, including a daily round-trip route from Reno to Las Vegas with several stops in smaller towns along the way.
The Reno-Las Vegas route operated by Salt Lake Express beginning Monday will includes stops in Fallon, Fernley, Hawthorne, Tonopah, Beatty and Pahrump, NDOT announced on Friday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A giant rock jammed full of dinosaur bones continues to amaze Utah scientists as they slowly pick away at it to reveal its secrets, unscrambling what may be Utah’s biggest single discovery of dinosaurs.
But the problem after years of such effort is finding enough money to continue, the Deseret News reported.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah polygamist Tom Green, who spent six years in prison after being convicted of child rape in a case that garnered widespread attention, has died. He was 72.
Green died Sunday and is survived by three wives, 34 children and 54 grandchildren, according to an obituary posted by his family. No cause of death was given.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Alphonso Plummer scored 19 points, Timmy Allen added 15 points and eight assists and Utah pulled away late in the second half to beat No. 19 USC 71-61 on Saturday.
Plummer made five 3-pointers and Ian Martinez scored 10 points off the bench to help the Utes (10-11, 7-10 Pac-12) beat a Top 25 opponent for the first time this season.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After both of her pregnancies, Evi Figgat faced postpartum depression, anxiety and psychosis.
But an increased availability of resources in Utah, as well as more awareness about maternal mental health after her second delivery, made all the difference, she said, the Deseret News reported.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A mountain highway east of Salt Lake City that provides access to a pair of popular ski resorts was closed Tuesday after a large snowstorm raised already dangerous avalanche conditions.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Republican Party has defended Sen. Mitt Romney after an online motion accused him of misrepresenting himself as a Republican and embarrassing the state by voting against former President Donald Trump in his impeachment trials.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An avalanche killed four skiers and injured four others Saturday in a popular recreation area, making it one of the deadliest avalanches in Utah history, authorities said.
The Unified Police Department told local media that it was alerted to the avalanche about 11:40 a.m. after receiving a faint distress call from an avalanche beacon in Millcreek Canyon.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When she was growing up, Sophie Corroon struggled to get through a ballet class or soccer tryout without having an anxiety attack.
The idea of going to sleepovers or being home alone left her feeling panicked. Corroon’s anxiety grew even more during high school in Salt Lake City, when the pressures of getting into college left her in tears at school or toiling for hours on assignments.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints condemned “lawless behavior” and the violence of rioters who broke into the U.S. Capitol in a statement Friday that marked the faith's first public comments since the Jan. 6 attack by pro-Trump loyalists.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s population swelled by an estimated 52,820 people — equivalent to adding a city the size of Herriman — during the fiscal year that ended July 1, 2020, as a yearslong economic boom ended and the pandemic and its recession began.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — New clues have surfaced in the disappearance of a gleaming monolith in Utah that seemed to melt away as mysteriously as it appeared in the red-rock desert — though it's no longer the only place where a strange structure has come and gone.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A mysterious silver monolith that was placed in the Utah desert has disappeared less than 10 days after it was spotted by wildlife biologists performing a helicopter survey of bighorn sheep, federal officials and witnesses said.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A committee preparing a bid for Salt Lake City to host a future Winter Olympics has watched closely as the coronavirus pandemic upended carefully crafted plans and postponed the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. But members said Tuesday that their desire to bring the Olympics back to Utah in 2030 or 2034 is unwavering.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City will go from two daily printed newspapers to none after both of its major publications cut print days to once a week in unusual moves for a large city that could portend more struggles for the country's newspaper industry.
The 170-year-old Deseret News in the state capital said Tuesday it will stop publishing daily starting next year, a disclosure that came a day after the Salt Lake Tribune made a similar announcement.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake Tribune announced Monday it will stop printing a daily newspaper at the end of the year after nearly 150 years and move to a weekly print edition.
The change won’t result in cuts to the newsroom staff of about 65 people, though some would be “redeployed,” the newspaper reported. Reporters and editors will continue to file breaking news online as it happens.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Prosecutors filed murder charges Monday in slaying of a bookstore owner 10 years ago.
DNA evidence, including a sample collected secretly by investigators, played a key role in solving the woman's homicide, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Virus cases are surging across Europe and many U.S. states, but responses by leaders are miles apart, with officials in Ireland, France and elsewhere imposing curfews and restricting gatherings even as some U.S. governors resist mask mandates or more aggressive measures.
The stark contrasts in efforts to contain infections come as outbreaks on both sides of the Atlantic raise similar alarms, including shrinking availability of hospital beds and rising deaths.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — There were three participants in the vice presidential debate: Republican Mike Pence, Democrat Kamala Harris and the plexiglass between them.
The clear partitions went largely unmentioned Wednesday night as Pence and Harris directed criticism at one another, and the home audience couldn't see them in split-screen TV images. But when the cameras showed Pence or Harris from the side, the candidates' reflections were evident on the barriers.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence and his Democratic challenger, California Sen. Kamala Harris, are poised to meet Wednesday for a debate that will offer starkly different visions for a country confronting escalating crises.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's health after his COVID-19 diagnosis, and that of other White House aides, officials (all times local):
Stephen Miller, President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and speechwriter, tested positive for the coronavirus Tuesday.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s wildfire season has broken records for the number of human-caused fires and the costs to taxpayers.
During a presentation of the Utah State Legislature’s powerful Executive Appropriations Committee, the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands said it has battled more than 1,300 fires of varying sizes across the state since April. That is a 50% increase over last year.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 13-year-old autistic boy who was shot by police in Salt Lake City last week is “lucky to be alive" and will likely experience lifelong injuries, the family's lawyer said Friday.
Linden, whom the family wants referred to only by his first name, remains hospitalized with bullets still in his body and is suffering from “pierced organs” and “shattered bones," attorney Zach Weyher wrote in an email.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A police shooting that wounded a 13-year-old autistic boy in Salt Lake City is revealing shortfalls in the way officers respond to a mental health crisis, an advocacy group said Wednesday, a part of policing that's facing renewed scrutiny during nationwide protests over brutality by law enforcement.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities in Utah are investigating the shooting of a 13-year-old autistic boy by police in the Salt Lake City area.
Police said they were called to a home in Glendale Friday night with a report of a boy who had threatened people with a weapon. The boy reportedly ran and was shot by an officer after being pursued by police.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After months of protests around the nation over racial injustice in policing, police groups in Utah say they have grown frustrated with rhetoric they describe as unfair and called for The Salt Lake Tribune to apologize after it published an editorial cartoon linking the Ku Klux Klan with law enforcement.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Republican former football player who is challenging Utah's lone Congressional Democrat will speak at the Republican National Convention this week.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — With her baby brother in her arms, Kara Apuzzo tried to follow along in an online class as he squirmed or slept. Other times, the 18-year-old rushed to get ready for work at a front-line job at Target as her virtual high school lessons were still wrapping up.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Some Black Lives Matter protesters in Salt Lake City could face up to life in prison if they’re convicted of splashing red paint and smashing windows during a protest, a potential punishment that stands out among demonstrators arrested around the country and one that critics say doesn’t fit the alleged crime.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A group of University of Utah police officers made inappropriate comments about explicit photos of a student who had submitted the pictures as evidence in an extortion case shortly before her shooting death, an investigation found Wednesday.
Utah's Department of Public Safety opened an investigation after the Salt Lake Tribune unearthed allegations that an officer had shown off the images of 21-year-old track athlete Lauren McCluskey before her 2018 slaying.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A lawsuit accuses an elite private school in Utah of mishandling a 2017 sexual assault allegation from a student with disabilities who endured bullying from classmates, including a reenactment of the rape during a school assembly.