State

Trump endorses Romney for Utah's U.S. Senate seat

Trump Romney

President Donald Trump on Monday night threw his full support behind Mitt Romney’s bid to be...

State

Woman to stand trial for attempted murder in May

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A Utah woman accused of attempting to assist in a suicide will likely spend the next three months in jail awaiting trial. The Herald Journal reports Teresa Clark of Logan was in court Wednesday for dual hearings, but instead she pleaded guilty in a new case recently filed against...


State

Investigation of lawmaker's hotel encounter comes up empty

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s Senate president says state troopers have closed an investigation into a lawmaker’s strange encounter with a woman outside his hotel room without determining who the woman was or what happened. Senate President Wayne Niederhauser said Thursday that Utah’s Highway Patrol,...


State

Navajos settle Utah voting rights case over mail-in ballots

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Navajos who once worried they’d have to drive hours to cast their ballots in Utah say a new settlement is a step forward as tribes challenge what they call discriminatory voting practices around the United States. The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah said Thursday the...


State

Zion National Park closes climbing cliffs to protect falcons

SPRINGDALE, Utah (AP) — Zion National Park in Utah is closing access to 13 popular rock-climbing cliffs as part of an annual effort to protect sensitive nesting sites for peregrine falcons. The National Park Service announced this week that climbing routes will close March 1 to let wildlife...


National

Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?

School Shooting Arming Teachers

Utah teacher Kasey Hansen says carrying a concealed weapon in school is “more of a solution” than hiding in a corner and waiting if an armed intruder enters the classroom. But Texas teacher Tara Bordeaux worries that she lacks “the instincts” of a law enforcement officer and can’t easily see...


State

Idaho man charged with manslaughter in boating deaths

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Prosecutors have charged an eastern Idaho man with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the wake of a boating accident last year that left two Utah residents dead. The Post Register newspaper reports 63 -year-old Michael Kingston of Idaho Falls is scheduled for a...


State

Lawmakers advance bill requiring annual jail death reports

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers are working to find out more about deaths in Utah’s jails after a series of inmate deaths last year. Republican Sen. Todd Weiler’s proposal requires jails and prisons to submit annual reports on jail deaths, how they treat inmates who are addicted to opioids and...


State

Judge from New York to handle Utah real estate mogul retrial

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A veteran federal judge from New York will preside over the retrial of a Utah real estate mogul accused of heading a $100 million Ponzi scheme. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the June 4 trial of Rick Koerber has been assigned to Frederic Block, a senior judge from the U.S....


State

Alterra Mountain Company releases price of new Ikon ski pass

DENVER (AP) — A ski company that owns resorts from Quebec to Colorado says it will cost between $599 and $899 for a pass granting access to 26 resorts across North America. Denver-based Alterra Mountain Company announced Thursday that the cheaper version of the new Ikon Pass will offer unlimited...


State

North Ogden residents sue city to stop amphitheater project

NORTH OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A group of North Ogden residents has filed a lawsuit against the city, seeking to stop construction on an amphitheater and restore a city park back to its prior condition. The Standard-Examiner reports the residents are seeking a preliminary injunction on the multimillion-...


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