Study: Utah could save money with death penalty ban; bill could make it happen

Utah Death Penalty

The report — released by the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice — says...


The Latest: Utah skier killed in Wyoming avalanche

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The Latest on the death of a skier in a Wyoming avalanche. (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Authorities say a Utah man was killed after triggering an avalanche while skiing just outside the boundary of Wyoming’s Jackson Hole ski resort. The Teton County coroner identified the...


Demand for permits to hike The Wave only increasing

The Wave Permits

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Demand continues to rise for the 20 daily permits to hike a geological gem on the Arizona-Utah border called The Wave, which features mesmerizing swirls of searing reds, oranges and yellow in bowl-shaped rock formations. More than 160,000 people applied last year for the 7,300...


Pineiro scores 20 in San Diego's 75-62 win over BYU

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Isaiah Pineiro came off the bench to score 20 points and San Diego defeated BYU 75-62 on Saturday, snapping a five-game losing streak to the Cougars. Cameron Neubauer had three 3-pointers and scored 14 points for USD (17-11, 8-8 West Coast Conference) with Olin Carter III adding 13...


Car crashes into historical monument in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City police say a car apparently involved in a street race smashed into an historical monument at Temple Square in the city’s downtown, critically injuring the driver. Police Lt. Mark Buhman says the Eagle Gate Monument that arches over State Street was gouged on...


Former bank branch manager pleads guilty to money laundering

BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) — A former manager of a bank branch in Bountiful has admitted embezzling more than $565,000 to buy a house. The Standard-Examiner newspaper reports that 33-year-old Daniel Scott Frischknecht pleaded guilty Wednesday to money laundering, a crime punishable by up to 10 years in...


Romney, favored in Senate bid, could take on outsized role

Romney Senate GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney’s extensive resume has many Republicans looking to him to take on a role in the Senate as a political and moral counterweight to a president many in the GOP see as divisive and undignified. First he has to get elected. The 2012 GOP nominee for president announced...


Intermountain donates $15M to Univ. of Utah for med building

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Intermountain Healthcare has donated $15 million to the University of Utah to pay for building a new medical education building. The new building will replace the 52-year-old School of Medicine building on the Salt Lake City campus. Construction is expected to begin in 2019,...


Weber County: Evidence worker allegedly under the influence

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Weber County officials say investigations are underway in the wake of the firing of a Sheriff’s Office evidence room employee who allegedly was “under the influence” at work. The Sheriff’s Office is conducting an internal investigation while another investigation is being...


Suspect killed by deputy in shootout on Colorado-Utah border

CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) — A suspect was killed during a shootout with a sheriff’s deputy following a high-speed pursuit that ended near the Colorado-Utah border. Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin told the Cortez Journal that the shootout occurred Thursay afternoon near Canyons of the Ancients...


Senate hopeful Mitt Romney on immigration, Russia and guns

Midterms Romney Senate

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As he launched his long-awaited U.S. Senate campaign in Utah, Mitt Romney spoke with The Associated Press about immigration, gun control, Russia and why he’s running in Utah. Some highlights of the phone interview with Romney: IMMIGRATION Romney said he agrees with President...

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