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Police arrest Smithfield man suspected of throwing acid on child

Jason Summers WEB ONLY

Law enforcement authorities in northern Utah are accusing a man of throwing sulfuric acid on a...

State

Cabins, campsites evacuated for wildfire in northeast Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Seasonal cabins and campsites are being evacuated because of a growing wildfire in northeast Utah. The Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands said Thursday evening the small fire has not destroyed any structures or caused any reported injuries. It’s unclear how many...


State

#NeverTrump to #OKTrump: Romney's evolution mirrors party

Ground Game Romney

Romney signals end for #NeverTrump by embracing POTUS in Utah Senate bid.


State

Security guard arrested after fatal shooting on patrol

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The daughter of a Utah man who police say was fatally shot by a security guard says he was likely in the area to apply for jobs at a nearby state building. Michelle Higgins tells the Salt Lake Tribune her father was likely trying to get help at a state unemployment office when...


State

Utah lawmakers planning new effort on gun control bill

School Shootings Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A group of Utah lawmakers said Wednesday they were working on legislation that would allow police to temporarily confiscate guns from people deemed to be a threat to the public and penalize parents if their child has easy access to their gun and uses it in a crime. The gun...


State

Mormons post questions asked during youth interviews

Mormons Youth Interviews

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church for the first time Wednesday posted the list of questions lay leaders are supposed to ask youth during closed door, one-on-one interviews that have come under scrutiny because sexual questions sometimes arise. Only one of the questions seems directed at...


State

Navajo man fights ruling disqualifying him from Utah ballot

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Navajo man filed suit Wednesday challenging a Utah county’s decision to disqualify him from the ballot in the first election since a judge ruled local voting districts were illegally drawn based on race. Lawyers for Democrat Willie Grayeyes said in a statement the finding by...


State

Council won't override mayor's veto of suburb development

HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams’ veto of a housing development will stand. Salt Lake County Council Chairwoman Aimee Winder Newton announced Tuesday the council will not hold a veto override meeting to reverse the mayor’s decision last week to veto the development’s...


State

Downtown security guard shoots, kills victim in Salt Lake

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say a security guard shot and killed an alleged trespasser during a confrontation between two state government buildings in downtown Salt Lake City. Police say a security guard reported he was trying to remove a trespasser near the Heber Wells and Department of...


State

The Latest: Utah commission releases safety recommendations

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on Utah efforts to stop school shootings (all times local): 1:09 p.m. A coalition of Utah officials are recommending the state create a waiting period for people wanting to buy guns, require background checks on all firearm sales and make it easier to take guns away...


Business

No attempt to override mayor's veto of Salt Lake development

Southwest Salt Lake Development

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Salt Lake County Council has decided against trying to override the mayor’s veto of a plan to build 8,800 homes about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southwest of Salt Lake City. Mayor Ben Adams vetoed the rezoning proposal last week for the Olympia Hills development stretching...


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