Jesse Hunt brought back to serve as US Alpine director

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — U.S. Ski and Snowboard has brought back Jesse Hunt to serve as the Alpine director. Hunt takes over for Patrick Riml, who left last month. Hunt held the same role with the organization before leaving in 2009. When Hunt was in charge during in his first go-around, the Alpine...


Utah couple that won free groceries pleads guilty to theft

Grocery Winners-Theft Accusation

A Utah couple that won $10,000 worth of groceries from a program that assists military families has pleaded guilty to unrelated theft charges at a department store where the woman worked.


Utah lawmakers override 2 vetoes in balance of power dispute

Special Session

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers overruled the Republican governor Wednesday on a pair of issues regarding separation of powers, deepening an intra-party tug-of-war in the overwhelmingly GOP state. By a wide margin, the legislature voted to override vetoes issued by Gov. Gary Herbert in March...


Utah bank robber to prison for holdups in UT, CA, NV

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 28-year-old bank robber from Utah who held up a bank in St. George a few weeks after robberies in California and Nevada has been sentenced to five years and three months in federal prison. A U.S. District Court judge in Sacramento sentenced Gregory James Brown of Bountiful on...


Northwest high-voltage transmission lines OK'd by officials

Northwest Power Lines

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — U.S. officials on Wednesday approved two high-voltage transmission line routes in southwestern Idaho aimed at modernizing and improving reliability of the Pacific Northwest’s energy grid. The U.S. Department of the Interior’s approval is for the two final segments of the Gateway...


Hepatitis A outbreak reported in 2 West Virginia counties

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A health department spokesman in West Virginia says more than 20 cases of acute Hepatitis A have been confirmed in Kanawha and Putnam counties since January. The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department says in a news release that the recent cases are linked to a multistate...


Feud erupts between utility, US states over Colorado River

Colorado River Water Dispute

DENVER (AP) — Tension over the drought-stressed Colorado River escalated into a public feud when four U.S. states accused Arizona’s largest water provider of manipulating supply and demand, potentially threatening millions of people in the United States and Mexico who rely on the river. The four...


Former Utah teacher pleads not guilty to child sex abuse

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A former school teacher in southern Utah has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of sexually abusing five of his past students in Washington County. The (St. George) Spectrum reports 59-year-old Curtis Payne entered the plea to 15 counts of aggravated child sexual...


Utah man gets 100 years in prison for sexual abuse of girls

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A 38-year-old Utah man convicted of sexually abusing five young girls will spend the rest of his life behind bars. A judge in Ogden sentenced Jacob Streeper of Riverdale to at least 100 years in prison. He still faces sentencing for two additional felony charges after he violated...


Head of Utah's Department of Corrections to step down

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The head of Utah’s Department of Corrections is stepping down after five years in office. The agency announced Executive Director Rollin Cook’s resignation in a news release Wednesday. Cook says in a statement that he’s leaving the governmental position to explore other types...

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