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Our View: Utah’s increasing heroin problem

Editorial Board, Standard-Examiner
Apr 15 2014 - 1:10pm

Utah has a real problem with heroin use. Utah's problem with heroin mirrors the rest of the nation.Heroin use ruins lives. It can also be fatal, as we learn from the heavy news coverage of the occasional celebrity who overdoses on the illegal drug.Look at these stats over the past generation: In 1993, the Utah Department of Human Services logged...

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Police: Man robs Dairy Queen in Syracuse at gun point; suspect still at large

Ben Lockhart
Apr 16 2014 - 12:56am

SYRACUSE -- A Dairy Queen at 1700 South and 901 West was robbed at gun point Tuesday night and the suspect is still at large, police say.A hispanic adult male about 5 feet 6 inche

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VIDEO: PREP SOFTBALL: Layton shuts out Weber; full roundup

Ryan Comer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 15 2014 - 11:03pm

SOFTBALLLAYTON 7, WEBER 0: At Layton, struggling Weber proved to be exactly what Layton needed to get its pitching and defense back on track.

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VIDEO: PREP SOCCER: Fremont clips Layton; full roundup

Ryan Comer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 15 2014 - 10:54pm

BOYS SOCCERFREMONT 2, LAYTON 0: At Layton, Gunner Burrell still remembers Fremont's tie with Layton in the regular-season finale a season ago that gave Layton the Region 1 championship.

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Sunset man dies after he's struck by FrontRunner

Ben Lockhart
Apr 15 2014 - 10:46pm

SUNSET -- A man is dead after being hit by a southbound FrontRunner train Tuesday night.The 43-year-old from Sunset, whose name has not been released, was hit by a southbound train near 2300 North and 475 West at about 8 p.m. He died at the scene. Police believe his intentions were suicidal. The man had been voicing suicidal thoughts to his...

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PREP BASEBALL: Lancers charge past the Knights

Ryan Comer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 15 2014 - 10:41pm

LAYTON - Layton continued its mastery of Region 1 opponents with a 15-2 blowout win over Northridge Tuesday.

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U of U to keep nickname; add Ute scholarships

The Associated Press
Apr 15 2014 - 10:08pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- The University of Utah will keep its "Ute" name for sports teams under a new agreement announced Tuesday with leaders of the Ute Indian Tribe that also provides increased recruiting and financial help for tribe members.

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Many questions remian about Utah County mom accused in infant deaths

Brady McCombs, The Associated Press
Apr 15 2014 - 10:03pm

SALT LAKE CITY  -- Investigators are reconstructing a mysterious decade from Megan Huntsman's life as they try to figure out how she concealed seven pregnancies before allegedly strangling or suffocating her newborns.

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Police: Man robs Dairy Queen in Syracuse at gun point; suspect still at large

Ben Lockhart
Apr 16 2014 - 12:56am

SYRACUSE -- A Dairy Queen at 1700 South and 901 West was robbed at gun point Tuesday night and the suspect is still at large, police say.A hispanic adult male about 5 feet 6 inche

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VIDEO: PREP SOFTBALL: Layton shuts out Weber; full roundup

Ryan Comer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 15 2014 - 11:03pm

SOFTBALLLAYTON 7, WEBER 0: At Layton, struggling Weber proved to be exactly what Layton needed to get its pitching and defense back on track.

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VIDEO: PREP SOCCER: Fremont clips Layton; full roundup

Ryan Comer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 15 2014 - 10:54pm

BOYS SOCCERFREMONT 2, LAYTON 0: At Layton, Gunner Burrell still remembers Fremont's tie with Layton in the regular-season finale a season ago that gave Layton the Region 1 championship.

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Sunset man dies after he's struck by FrontRunner

Ben Lockhart
Apr 15 2014 - 10:46pm

SUNSET -- A man is dead after being hit by a southbound FrontRunner train Tuesday night.The 43-year-old from Sunset, whose name has not been released, was hit by a southbound train near 2300 North and 475 West at about 8 p.m. He died at the scene. Police believe his intentions were suicidal. The man had been voicing suicidal thoughts to his...

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PREP BASEBALL: Lancers charge past the Knights

Ryan Comer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 15 2014 - 10:41pm

LAYTON - Layton continued its mastery of Region 1 opponents with a 15-2 blowout win over Northridge Tuesday.

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U of U to keep nickname; add Ute scholarships

The Associated Press
Apr 15 2014 - 10:08pm

SALT LAKE CITY -- The University of Utah will keep its "Ute" name for sports teams under a new agreement announced Tuesday with leaders of the Ute Indian Tribe that also provides increased recruiting and financial help for tribe members.

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Many questions remian about Utah County mom accused in infant deaths

Brady McCombs, The Associated Press
Apr 15 2014 - 10:03pm

SALT LAKE CITY  -- Investigators are reconstructing a mysterious decade from Megan Huntsman's life as they try to figure out how she concealed seven pregnancies before allegedly strangling or suffocating her newborns.

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Lone Peak police accuse Roy of stealing shoulder patch design

Andreas Rivera, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 15 2014 - 9:52pm

ROY - After the appointment of a new police chief last fall, the city police department decided it was past due to update its shoulder patches with a new, modern design.

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VIDEO: PREP SOFTBALL: Layton shuts out Weber; full roundup

Ryan Comer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 15 2014 - 11:03pm

SOFTBALLLAYTON 7, WEBER 0: At Layton, struggling Weber proved to be exactly what Layton needed to get its pitching and defense back on track.

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VIDEO: PREP SOCCER: Fremont clips Layton; full roundup

Ryan Comer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 15 2014 - 10:54pm

BOYS SOCCERFREMONT 2, LAYTON 0: At Layton, Gunner Burrell still remembers Fremont's tie with Layton in the regular-season finale a season ago that gave Layton the Region 1 championship.

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VIDEO: Local tai chi instructor continues teaching at 88 years old

Kelly Keiter, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 15 2014 - 5:54pm

After spending time in China during his time in the Marine Corps, Logan native Norman Skanchy observed the Chinese people doing tai chi. He later took his wife back to China in the 90's, and the two took tai chi lessons from an 80-year-old master. Skanchy is 88 years old, himself, but is still very active as an artist and tai chi instructor.

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VIDEO: T. Rex gets new home at Smithsonian

J. Freedom du Lac, The Washington Post
Apr 15 2014 - 3:48pm

WASHINGTON -- The FedEx truck arrived before daybreak Tuesday, backing up to the loading dock at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.The police escort -- which rolled with the semi from Hagerstown, Md., more than an hour from the Mall -- indicated a very special delivery. So, too, did the custom wrap on the trailer. "Delivering...

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VIDEO: NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse

The Associated Press
Apr 15 2014 - 12:39pm

Star gazers in parts of North and South America got a rare treat early Tuesday morning - a total eclipse of the moon.

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VIDEO: PREP SOFTBALL: Bonneville ace shoots down Falcons

Ryan Comer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 14 2014 - 10:49pm

CLEARFIELD - Bonneville ace Andy Hancock has proven herself to be one of the top softball pitchers in the state, but it was the support that she felt from her teammates that helped get her out of a potentially ugly situation Monday.

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VIDEO: Not the typical rivalry vs. L.A., Jazz had a lot to lose for

Jim Burton, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 14 2014 - 10:29pm

You take it.No you take it.No, we insist.No, please, after you.

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VIDEO: Castle building complex for Ogden High soccer and community

Ryan Comer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 14 2014 - 7:48pm

OGDEN - Sterling Castle was already busy.Between family, work and coaching responsibilities, the Ogden High School boys soccer coach wasn't lacking for things to stay occupied. Then came an opportunity to spearhead the Ogden Community Soccer Complex movement, and Castle couldn't pass it up."It needs to happen," Castle said. "There's no way I was...

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GALLERY: Layton defeats Northridge 15-2

Briana Scroggins
Apr 15 2014 - 8:31pm

Layton defeated Northridge High 15 to 2 at Northridge in Layton on April 15, 2014.

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GALLERY: 2014 National Gym Association’s Natural Utah Championships

Robby Lloyd
Apr 15 2014 - 11:13am

‘The 2014 National Gym Association’s Natural Utah Championships at Layton High School in Layton, on April 12, 2014. (ROBBY LLOYD/ Special to the Standard-Examiner)

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GALLERY: Inappropriate Teacher-Student Facebook Messages

Cimaron Neugebauer
Apr 14 2014 - 8:43pm

Out of hundreds of messages, the Standard-Examiner selected 20 messages that show a 27-year-old teacher's string of behavior over months of inappropriate Facebook messaging to a then 13-year-old student. In the messages she discusses Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) issues of other students including grades, divorce/custody issues along with personnel, faculty, and student privacy issues with a teen student. The Ogden Highland Junior High School teacher resigned April 2. Some redactions have been made for privacy of other teachers and the principal, all of whom had disparaging remarks made about them. Since the teacher has not been publicly charged with anything, her Facebook profile picture has also been blurred. Private Facebook Messenger messages from the teen's account were provided to the Standard-Examiner by the parent.

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GALLERY: Bonneville Lakers take on Clearfield Falcons in Softball Action

Stephen Smith
Apr 14 2014 - 8:15pm

Bonneville Lakers Face Clearfield Falcons in Girls High School Softball Action

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GALLERY: Snowbasin Pond Skim

Dennis Montgomery
Apr 14 2014 - 1:18pm

Snowbasin held their first annual pond skim on Sunday, April 12, 2014 to celebrate the approaching end of the season, now planned for April 20, 2014. A large depression was created near the bottom of City Hill, lined with a tarp, filled with cold water with a few chunks of ice and a couple of duck decoys also thrown in to add ambiance. Approximately 100 skiers and snowboarders participated along with a snow biker, a kayaker and a ski patrol toboggan with most making it safely across the icy waters. Those that did not make it treated the spectators to splash-filled crashes and which made for a chilling scene.

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GALLERY: Powder Mountain Pond Skim

Dennis Montgomery
Apr 14 2014 - 1:00pm

Powder Mountain Resort held their first annual pond skim on April 11, 2014 to celebrate the end of the 2013-14 winter season. A large depression was created near the Timberline lodge, lined with a tarp, and filled with two-three feet of water-- very cold water with chunks of snow floating in it. Almost 80 skiers and snowboarders, some in costume, attempted to ride across the length of the pond without taking a plunge. Surprisingly to some, most made it safely across, but those that didn't treated the spectators to water spraying crashes.

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GALLERY: Coachella Music and Arts Festival

The Associated Press
Apr 14 2014 - 11:08am

2014 Coachella Music and Arts Festival on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Indio, Calif.

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GALLERY: Weber State second spring scrimmage

Weber State lined up against itself Saturday, April 12, 2014 for the Purple and White scrimmage game at the practice field on campus in Ogden.

Brian Nicholson
Apr 12 2014 - 8:57pm

Weber State lined up against itself Saturday, April 12, 2014, for its second spring scrimmage at the practice field on campus in Ogden.

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VIDEO: PREP SOFTBALL: Layton shuts out Weber; full roundup

Ryan Comer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 15 2014 - 11:03pm

SOFTBALLLAYTON 7, WEBER 0: At Layton, struggling Weber proved to be exactly what Layton needed to get its pitching and defense back on track.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 15 2014 - 11:03pm


VIDEO: PREP SOCCER: Fremont clips Layton; full roundup

Ryan Comer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 15 2014 - 10:54pm

BOYS SOCCERFREMONT 2, LAYTON 0: At Layton, Gunner Burrell still remembers Fremont's tie with Layton in the regular-season finale a season ago that gave Layton the Region 1 championship.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 15 2014 - 10:54pm


GALLERY: Layton defeats Northridge 15-2

Briana Scroggins
Apr 15 2014 - 8:31pm

Layton defeated Northridge High 15 to 2 at Northridge in Layton on April 15, 2014.

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VIDEO: Local tai chi instructor continues teaching at 88 years old

Kelly Keiter, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 15 2014 - 5:54pm

After spending time in China during his time in the Marine Corps, Logan native Norman Skanchy observed the Chinese people doing tai chi. He later took his wife back to China in the 90's, and the two took tai chi lessons from an 80-year-old master. Skanchy is 88 years old, himself, but is still very active as an artist and tai chi instructor.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 15 2014 - 9:41pm


VIDEO: T. Rex gets new home at Smithsonian

J. Freedom du Lac, The Washington Post
Apr 15 2014 - 3:48pm

WASHINGTON -- The FedEx truck arrived before daybreak Tuesday, backing up to the loading dock at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.The police escort -- which rolled with the semi from Hagerstown, Md., more than an hour from the Mall -- indicated a very special delivery. So, too, did the custom wrap on the trailer. "Delivering...

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 15 2014 - 10:13pm


VIDEO: NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse

The Associated Press
Apr 15 2014 - 12:39pm

Star gazers in parts of North and South America got a rare treat early Tuesday morning - a total eclipse of the moon.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 15 2014 - 12:39pm


GALLERY: 2014 National Gym Association’s Natural Utah Championships

Robby Lloyd
Apr 15 2014 - 11:13am

‘The 2014 National Gym Association’s Natural Utah Championships at Layton High School in Layton, on April 12, 2014. (ROBBY LLOYD/ Special to the Standard-Examiner)

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 15 2014 - 11:14am


VIDEO: PREP SOFTBALL: Bonneville ace shoots down Falcons

Ryan Comer, Standard-Examiner staff
Apr 14 2014 - 10:49pm

CLEARFIELD - Bonneville ace Andy Hancock has proven herself to be one of the top softball pitchers in the state, but it was the support that she felt from her teammates that helped get her out of a potentially ugly situation Monday.

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