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Police: West Valley couple's deaths probed as murder-suicide

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — Police in West Valley City say they’re investigating the deaths of a couple over the weekend as a murder-suicide. Police Lt. Jeff Conger says the couple’s adult daughter lives with them and called police after hearing gunshots at the home early Sunday. Officers found...


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Maame Biney looking like the future of US speedskating

World Cup Qualifier Speedskating

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Maame Biney seems like the typical teenager. She giggles with her friends, is making her way through the Harry Potter movies and wants to go to homecoming. But that’s where typical ends for the 17-year-old speedskating phenom. Biney is on a path to be the next great U.S. short...


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Olympian Celski, Biney overall World Cup qualifier winners

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Three-time Olympic medalist J.R. Celski and Maame Biney were the men’s and women’s America’s Cup overall winners at the conclusion of the three-day U.S Speedskating Short Track World Cup Qualifier on Sunday. Celski wrapped up the weekend by winning the second 1,000-meter final...


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Utah school district employees prepare for 1st day of class

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Administrators are racing to finish cleaning, fixing and upgrading buildings ahead of most Utah public schools starting a new academic year this week, a difficult task that includes scraping gum off of desks, sprucing up playing fields and finishing summer construction...


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Man dies in ATV crash in Logan Canyon

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A man died after failing to make a turn on an ATV and driving over a 15-foot drop-off. The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/2xggEAl ) the Cache County Sheriff’s Office says the man was riding the four-wheeler Saturday in the Franklin Basin area of Logan Canyon. Investigators...


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Suspect in 3 carjackings across 2 states is arrested in Utah

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities say a man suspected in a string of carjackings in two states has been arrested in Utah. Police say the carjackings started Friday after the man dropped a female acquaintance with a stab wound off at a hospital in San Bernardino. Sgt....


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Searchers find missing man, 81, in High Uintas

DUCHESNE, Utah (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies say a missing 81-year-old Vernal man found dead in a remote area of the High Uintas Wilderness appears to have fallen 300 feet while trying to rappel down a cliff. Duchesne County Lt. Jeremy Curry said searchers on Saturday found Joseph Weyerman dead at the...


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Ignacio Piatti scores twice, Impact beat Real Salt Lake 3-1

MLS Real Salt Lake Impact Soccer

MONTREAL (AP) — Ignacio Piatti scored twice for the second straight game and the Montreal Impact beat Real Salt Lake 3-1 on Saturday night for their fourth victory in a row. Piatti has 14 goals this season, scoring in four consecutive games. Anthony Jackson-Hamel also scored for Montreal (10-8-6)....


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Olympian Celski, Biney sweep Day 2 of World Cup qualifier

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Three-time Olympic medalist J.R. Celski had a been-here, done-that look Saturday after he dominated the sprint day, but his young counterpart on the women’s side couldn’t have been more excited. Celski and upstart Maame Biney swept the men’s and women’s 500-meter finals on Day 2...


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Utah teacher wants wedding gifts sent to homeless, not her

Teacher Wedding-Homeless Students

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah high school teacher is getting married next month. But instead of registering for a blender or stemware, she’s asking for shoes and backpacks to give homeless children at her school. Copper Hills High School teacher Rickee Stewart said she was shocked when she found out...


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