State

UNDOCUMENTED: Some Utahns welcome Trump's immigration, deportation plans

LEAD PHOTO: BZ Trump Supporters and Protesters File 02-1

Many immigrants and their families have expressed fear over what Trump’s immigration...

State

Arizona man sought in killing stopped 3 times without arrest

PHOENIX (AP) — Law enforcement officers in Utah and Nevada separately stopped and released an Arizona homicide suspect before he was declared a wanted man. Authorities say 27-year-old Caleb Bartels was stopped on Sunday night in northern Arizona and again by Utah officials and then on Monday he was...


State

Parks Service's McGinnis moving from Capitol Reef to Saguaro

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Saguaro National Park is getting a new superintendent, with Leah McGinnis being named to the position after completing a four-month stint as the southern Arizona park’s acting superintendent and moving on from her current position as superintendent of Capitol Reef National Park...


State

Electric vehicle charging stations planned for Utah

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — State leaders have announced plans to add electric vehicle charging stations along 1,500 miles of highway running through Utah, Wyoming and Idaho. The leaders joined Utah’s Rocky Mountain Power on Wednesday in announcing that the utility received a $4 million grant from the U.S....


State

Utah woman sentenced in DUI crash that killed 4-month-old

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah woman charged with driving drunk in a crash that killed a 4-month-old girl who was sitting unrestrained on her mother’s lap has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison. Chelsea Fuller, of Orem, pleaded guilty Wednesday to automobile homicide and driving under the...


State

Ex-fire official: Audit showing misuse of funds is unfair

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two former top officials with Salt Lake County’s firefighting agency may have violated state ethics laws and misused public funds, citing purchases of iPads and Apple watches and trips to spring training in Arizona, Utah’s state auditor said Wednesday. After five months of...


State

The Latest: Ex-fire chief: Audit into spending is one-sided

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on an audit that found two former top officials with Salt Lake County’s firefighting agency may have violated state employee ethics laws (all times local): 6:45 p.m. A Salt Lake County councilman and former chief of the Unified Fire Authority says a state audit that...


State

280 deaths on Utah roads in 2016; highest tally since 2007

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The 280 people who died in traffic-related deaths on state roads last year were the most in nine years, according to state figures released Wednesday. The tally marks the fourth consecutive year the figure has increased after deaths went down for five straight years to a low...


Government

UNDOCUMENTED: Some Utahns welcome Trump's immigration, deportation plans

LEAD PHOTO: BZ Trump Supporters and Protesters File 02-1

Many immigrants and their families have expressed fear over what Trump’s immigration proposals could mean for them. But on the other side of those fears, there are citizens hopeful a Trump administration will be the cure to some of America’s woes.


State

Man arrested after gun fired during struggle with escort

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say a man driving a semi was arrested after gunfire erupted during a disagreement about sex for money. Unified Police of Salt Lake County said 53-year-old Michael Workman of Greenville, South Carolina had agreed to pay a woman for sex Thursday, but later demanded his...


State

Slain girl's dad sues Navajo Nation for lack of alert system

Navajo Girl Killed Lawsuit

SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — The father of an 11-year-old Navajo girl who was abducted and killed has sued the tribe for failing to have an emergency notification system that he claims would have saved his daughter’s life. The civil complaint filed last month by Ashlynne Mike’s father, Gary Mike, says the...


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