Utah has 5th highest number of athletes represented in the Olympics

Pyeongchang Olympics Figure Skating Men

A total of 16 Olympians who call Utah home have been scheduled to contend for gold in the...


Lawmakers advance bill requiring annual jail death reports

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers are working to find out more about deaths in Utah’s jails after a series of inmate deaths last year. Republican Sen. Todd Weiler’s proposal requires jails and prisons to submit annual reports on jail deaths, how they treat inmates who are addicted to opioids and...


Judge from New York to handle Utah real estate mogul retrial

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A veteran federal judge from New York will preside over the retrial of a Utah real estate mogul accused of heading a $100 million Ponzi scheme. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the June 4 trial of Rick Koerber has been assigned to Frederic Block, a senior judge from the U.S....


Alterra Mountain Company releases price of new Ikon ski pass

DENVER (AP) — A ski company that owns resorts from Quebec to Colorado says it will cost between $599 and $899 for a pass granting access to 26 resorts across North America. Denver-based Alterra Mountain Company announced Thursday that the cheaper version of the new Ikon Pass will offer unlimited...


North Ogden residents sue city to stop amphitheater project

NORTH OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A group of North Ogden residents has filed a lawsuit against the city, seeking to stop construction on an amphitheater and restore a city park back to its prior condition. The Standard-Examiner reports the residents are seeking a preliminary injunction on the multimillion-...


When NBA returns, will Warriors' dominance come back, too?

NBA Resumes What to Watch Basketball

The Golden State Warriors have never lost more than 15 games in a season under Steve Kerr. They could reach that total in the first night after the All-Star break. The Warriors who return Thursday night aren’t the same ones who dominated the NBA for the last three seasons. The defending champions...


Again the question: Could armed teachers stop shootings?

School Shooting Arming Teachers

In the aftermath of yet another mass school shooting, President Donald Trump says that if one of the victims, a football coach, had been armed “he would have shot and that would have been the end of it.” Revisiting an idea he raised in his campaign, Trump’s comments in favor of allowing teachers to...


Utah panel endorses bill to up charge for killing police dog

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A panel of Utah lawmakers has endorsed a bill that would increase the penalty for intentionally killing a police dog. The Deseret News reports that the proposal would bump intentionally or knowingly killing a police dog from a third-degree felony to a second-degree felony....


Lobbying group criticizes Utah bill on drunken gun use

Utah alcohol ad

A proposal to allow Utah residents who are legally intoxicated to use a weapon as self-defense while in their home is being called hypocritical by the American Beverage Institute.


Utah Legislature passes resolution honoring Sen. Orrin Hatch

Senate Hatch Retirement

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s Legislature unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday honoring retiring U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch. The resolution declared the day “Orrin G. Hatch Day” in honor of Hatch and his 40-plus years in the U.S. Senate. The Republican senator was at the state Capitol during the...


Self-styled prophet pleads guilty to child rape in Utah

Girls Found Desert Compound

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — A self-styled prophet accused of secretly marrying young girls because of his beliefs in polygamy and doomsday pleaded guilty in Utah Wednesday to child rape and abuse charges filed after police raided the group’s remote desert compound. Samuel W. Shaffer faces at least 25...

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