State

Nearly complete fossilized dinosaur remains flown to Salt Lake museum

Tyrannosaur Fossil

The nearly complete remains of a tyrannosaur found two years ago in southern Utah's Grand Staircase...

Government

Trump and the new politics of honoring war dead

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — After her Army son died in an armored vehicle rollover in Syria in May, Sheila Murphy says, she got no call or letter from President Donald Trump, even as she waited months for his condolences, wrote to him to say “some days I don’t want to live,” and still heard nothing. In...


State

Utah police officer accused of making fake 911 call, charged

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City police officer faces one count each of emergency reporting abuse and obstructing justice for allegations that he made a fake 911 call. Both counts against 53-year-old Lt. Dan McConkey are misdemeanors punishable by up to six months in jail. He has pleaded not...


State

Police body-cam video public in 10 days under new SLC policy

Body Camera Policy

Salt Lake City officials say police body camera video will become public record 10 business days after officer-involved shootings and other incidents.


State

Audit: Utah needs $39M to improve venues for new Olympic bid

Winter Olympics Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A foundation that runs venues from the 2002 Winter Olympics in the Salt Lake City area needs $39 million over the next decade for infrastructure improvements that would put the city in position to make a bid for a future Olympics in 2026 or 2030, according to a new state audit...


State

Timeline unknown for Jazz's Exum following shoulder surgery

Jazz Exum Basketball

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Dante Exum knew he had suffered a significant injury the moment he awkwardly hit the floor during a preseason game against the Suns on Oct. 6. The diagnosis was a separated shoulder and the Jazz guard and the team took the next 10 days to decide what to do. Exum saw three...


State

For the Pac-12, parity is both a good and a bad thing

Washington Arizona St Football

Big upsets in the Pac-12 Conference point to more parity across the league than perhaps ever before. That’s good for the conference, right? Certainly it’s good for fans. But for now only this is certain: This season the Pac-12 will have no undefeated teams. And that could mean a tougher path to the...


State

Video of teen girls shouting racial slur under investigation

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A video that appears to show five teenagers shouting a racial slur and expletive while laughing is under investigation by Utah school officials, a school district said Tuesday, and the NAACP has called for harsh punishment. The 10-second cellphone video was made by Weber High...


State

Theater says 'Deadpool' fight cost over $500,000

Deadpool Theater Fined

A movie theater says its fight against a Utah law that banned serving alcohol during the superhero film “Deadpool” cost more than $500,000.


Government

Cochran's illness shows risks to GOP leaders of aging Senate

Graying Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans coping with a razor-thin majority in the Senate as they try pushing a partisan agenda are running smack into another complication — the sheer age and health issues of some senators. One of those ailing senators — 79-year-old Thad Cochran of Mississippi — was back...


State

Woman tries to hire second husband to kill first husband

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman sentenced to prison for trying to hire a hitman to kill her ex-husband in order to get custody of their children and a million-dollar life insurance payout says she doesn’t remember ever having that conversation. The Deseret News reports Billie Jo Agee was...


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