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  • Utah drunken driver gets jail time for death of cyclist May 24, 2016
    A Salt Lake City man has been sentenced to a year in jail for driving drunk in September 2014 when he collided with a bicyclist who later died. Peter Vance Wilcox, 38, was charged in 3rd District Court with third-degree felony automobile homicide in the death of 50-year-old Mitchell L. Bennett. Wilcox pleaded guilty in […]
  • Rolly: Bob Bennett's dying wish -- an apology to Muslims -- offers a lesson to the living May 24, 2016
    Forgive me for writing one more column about former Sen. Bob Bennett, who died May 4 from complications of cancer and a stroke. After all, The Salt Lake Tribune ran an 80-inch story of his life and career when he died, followed by a personal recollection from Tribune religion reporter Peggy Fletcher Stack, his niece, […]
  • Police identify Weber County husband accused of killing his wife May 24, 2016
    Police have identified a woman who was allegedly killed by her husband in Weber County on Sunday — and said there was a history of domestic violence with the couple. Frank Michael Biccum, 60, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of killing his wife, 60-year-old Deborah Biccum. Deputies responded to a report Sunday morning that a […]
  • Hogle Zoo's Daphne the giraffe succumbs at age 31 May 24, 2016
    Daphne, the oldest giraffe in North America, showed her keepers at Utah’s Hogle Zoo recently that she was ready to go. She was 31, more than twice the average life span of a giraffe, basically lethargic but making it harder to give her medications. And then “we found her lying down, which Daphne hasn’t done […]
  • Suspect arrested in West Valley City woman's fatal stabbing May 24, 2016
    West Valley City Police have arrested a suspect in the Monday night slaying of a woman found dead in the backyard of her home. Justin Cade VanCleave, 18, was taken into custody Tuesday morning in connection with the stabbing death of 33-year-old Amanda Rose Garcia. VanCleave will be booked into the Salt Lake County jail […]
  • Susan Hunt makes first court appearance in DUI case May 24, 2016
    Susan Hunt — the mother of Darrien Hunt, the 22-year-old man shot and killed by Saratoga Springs police in 2014 — on Monday made her first court appearance for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs when she collided with a Utah Highway Patrol trooper in January. Hunt, 52, is charged in 3rd […]
  • Salt Lake City to consider scrapping height limits for potential convention hotel May 24, 2016
    Two hotel sites are being considered within the existing Salt Palace Convention Center footprint — a possibility that has led to a proposed zoning change on a four-square-block piece of the downtown property. Salt Lake County seeks a change that would permit a structure “of unlimited height” to be built on Salt Palace property between […]
  • Utah leaders mourn death of former Huntsman chief of staff Neil Ashdown May 24, 2016
    Utah political leaders on Monday were mourning the death of Neil Ashdown, praising his intellect and ability. Ashdown died Sunday of unknown causes at age 46. He served as chief of staff to Gov. Jon Huntsman, both during his time in Utah and as U.S. ambassador to China. He later ran an online education company […]
  • 'Click It or Ticket' campaign begins to push seat-belt use May 24, 2016
    Justin Harding, chief of staff to Gov. Gary Herbert, received some unusual advice from his church leader when he was married: “Always wear your seat belts.” “We were a little bit underwhelmed,” he says. But last Jan. 16, that probably saved him and his family. On that busy Saturday morning, he was driving on Wasatch […]
  • Utah school among several in US evacuated after bomb threat May 24, 2016
    Officials at Murray High School say they’ve found no evidence of explosives after evacuating over a bomb threat possibly related to a wave of similar threats around the country Murray School District spokeswoman D. Wright said Murray High School students were sent home and police were called in after the school received what sounded like […]

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  • United Methodist conference seen as confusing even to God May 24, 2016
    Portland, Ore. • The debate — over how to debate the rules — became so convoluted that at one point Missouri delegate Margie Briggs called for prayer and said: “I believe we are confusing God at this point.” Whether God was confused, many people were during the 11-day roller coaster ride that was the United […]
  • Off-track Yellowstone visitors not being pursued May 24, 2016
    Cheyenne, Wyo. • U.S. authorities say they will not try to force four men accused of walking onto a sensitive hot spring at Yellowstone National Park to return from their homes in Canada for prosecution. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says the men are charged with misdemeanors that don’t meet the legal standard to force their […]
  • How rare sheep from biblical times may help kids with a deadly genetic disease May 24, 2016
    Two newborn lambs mysteriously fell sick, quickly regressed and died in the spring of 1999 on a Texas ranch named for Saint Jude, the Roman Catholic patron of lost causes. That launched an odyssey for Fred and Joan Horak, retirees breeding rare sheep traced to the biblical era and named after the Jewish patriarch Jacob, […]
  • Kansas teacher who used racial slur in class fired May 24, 2016
    Lawrence, Kan. • A white University of Kansas assistant professor who used a racial slur during a class discussion on race will not have her contract renewed after the next academic year. Andrea Quenette, an assistant professor of communication studies, told The Lawrence Journal-World (http://bit.ly/1OTQZ8c ) on Monday that the university told her last week […]
  • Trump's flip-flop on whether the Bill Clinton sex scandals are important May 24, 2016
    “Nobody in this country was worse than Bill Clinton with women. He was a disaster. He was disaster.” - Donald Trump, remarks during a rally in Eugene, Ore., May 6, 2016 --- A key part of Donald Trump’s strategy to damage the image of Hillary Clinton - on track to be the first female presidential […]
  • Muslim-American women try to succeed in politics in ways their fathers couldn't May 24, 2016
    When Raaheela Ahmed knocks on doors to meet potential voters, she covers her black headscarf with a floppy hat so people won’t be distracted from what she has to say. She greets high school students as “y’all” and confides, with a disarming laugh, that she sometimes sneaks to her office gym to pray. Poised and […]
  • Officer acquitted in Freddie Gray case May 24, 2016
    Baltimore • Prosecutors failed for the second time in their bid to hold Baltimore police accountable for the arrest and death of Freddie Gray when an officer was acquitted Monday in the racially charged case, which triggered riots a year ago. A judge cleared Officer Edward Nero of assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct, concluding that […]
  • Louisiana set to expand hate crimes law to include police May 24, 2016
    Baton Rouge, La. • Louisiana is poised to become the first state in the nation to expand its hate-crime laws to protect police, firefighters and emergency medical crews — a move that could stir the national debate over the relationship between law enforcement and minorities. If signed by the governor, the new law would allow […]
  • Goodbye, empty nest: Millennials staying longer with parents May 24, 2016
    Washington • Many of America’s young adults appear to be in no hurry to move out of their old bedrooms. For the first time on record, living with parents is now the most common arrangement for people ages 18 to 34, an analysis of census data by the Pew Research Center has found. Nearly one-third […]
  • Sanders campaign requests Kentucky vote recanvass May 24, 2016
    Anaheim, Calif. • Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign requested a recanvass in Kentucky’s presidential primary Tuesday, where he trails Hillary Clinton by less than one-half of 1 percent of the vote. The Sanders campaign said it will ask the Kentucky secretary of state to have election officials review electronic voting machines and absentee ballots from last […]