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  • Utah Republican leaders lining up ­­­-- reluctantly -- behind Trump May 5, 2016
    Washington • With the Republican presidential nomination all but secured for Donald Trump, many of Utah’s elected GOP leaders are rallying around their soon-to-be standard bearer, though it’s clearly more of an anti-Hillary Clinton move than a pro-Trump effort. “There’s no way that I will vote for Clinton,” said Rep. Rob Bishop when asked if […]
  • Utah guv candidates Herbert and Johnson trade calls to end SAGE testing and Common Core May 5, 2016
    On Wednesday afternoon, Republican gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Johnson called for the end of SAGE testing in Utah schools. Not to be outdone, Gov. Gary Herbert issued his own call hours later, urging the state school board to abandon both SAGE and Utah’s statewide education standards for math and English. “Today I am asking the State […]
  • Utah man charged in alleged $28 million Ponzi scheme May 5, 2016
    A federal grand jury has indicted an Orem man for allegedly operating a Ponzi scheme that brought in about $28 million from 250 investors. Chad Roger Deucher, 43, is charged in U.S. District Court with 18 counts of wire fraud and one count of fraud in the sale of securities. About 170 of the total […]
  • Provo, Orem say referendums to block transit project illegal even before they get started May 5, 2016
    City attorneys in Provo and Orem say state law does not allow a proposed referendum to block a controversial transit project there — but they must wait to reject it officially until after groups finish gathering signatures for that ballot measure. Despite the warning, “We plan on going forward to collect our signatures,” said Jennifer […]
  • Cause of early morning Ogden blaze under investigation May 5, 2016
    Ogden fire investigators are looking into the cause of an early Wednesday morning blaze that heavily damaged a vacant house. Ogden Deputy Fire Chief Eric Bauman said flames were reported pouring from the basement of the home, at 1066 30th Street, about 1:20 a.m. Crews quickly extinguished the blaze, but not before it caused an […]
  • Key Salt Lake City Council members give thumbs up to mayor's pick for RDA boss May 5, 2016
    Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s appointment of a seasoned City Hall employee to lead the city’s urban renewal agency is being welcomed by key City Council members. The mayor has tapped Justin Belliveau as chief administrative officer for the Redevelopment Agency, a role he has been filling since Biskupski fired former RDA head D.J. […]
  • Utah woman pleads guilty to drug-related fatal crash May 5, 2016
    An Eagle Mountain woman has pleaded guilty to causing a fatal crash last year in Utah County while driving under the influence of methamphetamine. Katie Ann Nielson, 30, was charged in 4th District Court with second-degree felony automobile homicide in the Sept. 28 death of 72-year-old Lillian Strickland, of Cedar Fort. Nielson — whose driver […]
  • Utah school district pays $10K for 'drunk goggles' injury May 5, 2016
    Farmington • Court documents show that a Utah school district paid more than $10,000 for a student’s medical expenses after a 2014 “drunk goggles” exercise. The Standard-Examiner reports that the parents of then-13-year-old Kylie Nielsen sued the Davis School District and former teacher Rick Smith for negligence and recklessness. The suit says Smith encouraged students […]
  • Some question whether Mayor Jackie Biskupki has a vision for Salt Lake City May 5, 2016
    Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski in her first budget address Tuesday night used the word “infrastructure” eight times. She talked about the city’s debt service and sidewalk rehabilitation, about storm drains and pavement overlays and parking, about roads and traffic-light timing calibration. She spoke about sewer systems. But she did not say much at […]
  • Utah mother faces negligent homicide charges in child's death May 5, 2016
    A 24-year-old Salt Lake City woman whose 3-year-old daughter died last year during a traffic accident was charged Wednesday with negligent homicide in connection with the child’s death.  Carolyn Dawn Hughes was charged in 3rd District Court with a class-A misdemeanor for the death of Paisley Hayden, who was ejected from Hughes’ SUV during the Sept. […]

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  • The man billed as poised to be the first atheist in Congress isn't actually an atheist at all May 5, 2016
    The day after Jamie Raskin won his intensely competitive primary, a humanist political action committee that backed him sent a proud email blast. “If successful in the general election, Raskin will be the only open nontheist serving in the U.S. Congress,” the email said. The Huffington Post quickly published an article headlined, “Congress Likely to […]
  • Kasich dropping out, AP sources say; Trump on clear GOP path May 5, 2016
    Indianapolois • His rivals out of the way, Donald Trump has become the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee. Ohio Gov. John Kasich will announce the end of his underdog White House bid on Wednesday, according to three campaign officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the candidate’s […]
  • Fired employee kills co-worker, self at Houston-area company May 5, 2016
    Katy, Texas • Authorities say a recently fired employee opened fire at a transportation company near Houston, killing one employee and injuring another before fatally shooting himself. Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said during a news conference Wednesday that the gunman was fired earlier in the day, then returned with a gun to the Knight […]
  • Reports: Ex-Mass. drug lab chemist was high at work for 8 years May 5, 2016
    Springfield, Mass. • A former Massachusetts chemist was high on drugs almost every day for the nearly eight years she worked at an Amherst drug lab, according to an investigation released by the state attorney general. Investigators found that Sonja Farak tested drug samples and testified in court while under the influence of methamphetamines, ketamine, […]
  • FBI: Man admits to spraying mouse poison on food at Michigan stores May 5, 2016
    Ann Arbor, Mich. • A man is in custody after he admitted to spraying a contaminant that officials believe contained mouse poison on unpackaged food at several Michigan grocery stores, authorities said. An investigation indicated the man sprayed a mixture of hand sanitizer, water and mouse poison on produce and open food bars at three […]
  • Police: Student stabbed to death on Georgia college campus May 5, 2016
    Atlanta • A suspect with a knife is in custody after campus police say a Fort Valley State University student was attacked and killed on the school’s main campus in central Georgia on Tuesday. Freshman Donnell M. Phelps was stabbed to death, campus Police Chief Kenneth Morgan said in a statement. The suspect also stabbed […]
  • Trump would need to sway broader group of voters in November May 5, 2016
    Denver • Nomination within his grasp, Donald Trump would need to win over a broader group of voters in November beyond those who have helped clear the Republican presidential field for him. As a whole, voters in the general election will be younger, more likely to be female and vastly more diverse than the predominantly […]
  • People holding blanket save mom, kids from fire in S. Korea May 5, 2016
    Seoul, South Korea • Residents and U.S. military personnel in a South Korean city rescued a woman and her three children from a fire by safely catching them with a blanket as they fell four floors, fire officials said Wednesday. About 10 people held the blanket and persuaded the woman to drop her children from […]
  • Sept. 11 families seek answers in secret pages May 5, 2016
    New York • Fifteen years after the attacks that killed her husband, Lorie Van Auken thinks she still hasn’t been told the whole truth about 9/11. She wants to know what’s in 28 classified pages locked away in a basement room of the U.S. Capitol. They describe investigative leads about “specific sources of foreign support” […]
  • 600K sign California initiative to legalize pot May 5, 2016
    San Francisco • Backers of a marijuana legalization initiative say they have collected enough signatures for the measure to qualify for the California ballot this November. A coalition that includes former Facebook president Sean Parker and backed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and the nation’s leading marijuana advocacy groups says it has collected 600,000 signatures, […]