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  • Ogden mother remains critical after weekend fire that killed her son June 28, 2016
    Ogden fire investigators believe a young boy playing with a butane torch started a weekend fire that killed him and critically injured his mother. Ogden City Fire Marshal Kevin Brown stated Monday that it appeared the early Sunday morning fire at 225 29th Street started when the torch ignited a mattress. Police identified the deceased […]
  • Silvestrini may be the one to beat in packed Millcreek mayor's race June 28, 2016
    Even before contender Fred Healey’s health became a major issue, the money was squarely on Jeff Silvestrini to become the first mayor of Millcreek City. He and eight others will face their first test Tuesday when primary balloting narrows the field to the top two vote-getters for a head-to-head contest in November. An incorporation leader […]
  • Wyoming authorities to speak about Utah rail worker's death June 28, 2016
    Authorities in Wyoming plan to make an announcement about the investigation into the death of a Utah rail worker who disappeared amid a manhunt for two suspects in a kidnapping case. The Lincoln County Attorney and sheriff are set to hold a news conference Tuesday on the death of 63-year-old Kay Ricks. Authorities have been […]
  • Hayashi, Hood leaving Herbert's Cabinet June 28, 2016
    Commissioner Sherrie Hayashi, who spent nearly 10 years leading the Utah Labor Commission, is stepping down, the second departure in a week for a member of Gov. Gary Herbert’s Cabinet. Last week, Kim Hood, the director of administrative services, announced she would be retiring. Hayashi has accepted a position as director of the Office of […]
  • Body of missing rafter found in Utah's Green River June 28, 2016
    A body matching the description of a woman who apparently drowned after her raft overturned on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument has been found. Search-and-rescue team members found the body at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, trapped underwater in the roots of a large downed tree in the river, according to a news release […]
  • As interstate system turns 60, Utah freeways in better shape than most June 28, 2016
    The nation’s interstate freeway system celebrates its 60th birthday this week, an age when many people would approach retirement. A new report says Utah’s interstates are aging more gracefully than most. Utah’s freeways generally are in better physical condition than in most states and are less congested — accomplished while adding far more traffic in […]
  • Mobile farmers market to bring fresh produce to Salt Lake City's 'food deserts' June 28, 2016
    If the people can’t make it to the farmers market, bring the farmers market to the people. A new program launched Monday in Salt Lake City intends to do just that by bringing locally grown produce to west-side neighborhoods. The new Urban Greens Market will serve the Glendale and Poplar Grove communities by circulating among […]
  • 3 children found after Utah Amber Alert June 28, 2016
    An Amber Alert on Monday afternoon ended when the mother of three Davis County children who were reported missing told police she was with them in Salt Lake City. The parents of the children had missed a court hearing Monday morning in Davis County, dealing with a judge’s order to remove the children from their […]
  • SUU leaders say wine is fine at Utah Shakespeare Festival June 28, 2016
    Leaders at Southern Utah University say it will be fine to sell wine at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. The school’s board of trustees expressed confidence last week that a request to sell wine at intermission meets all school and state alcohol laws, said Marvin L. Dodge, SUU vice president. “Generally, when the primary audience for […]
  • Investigation underway after Sunset woman dies inside county jail June 28, 2016
    An investigation is underway after a 46-year-old Sunset woman died while locked up at the Davis County jail. Kara Noakes died last Thursday, according to Davis County Sgt. DeeAnn Servey. Noakes had been booked into the jail two days prior for allegedly driving with a revoked license. Noakes had a warrant out for her arrest […]

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  • Clinton, Warren meet for first 2016 campaign event June 28, 2016
    Cincinnati • Elizabeth Warren offered an impassioned endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Monday morning, symbolically unifying the Democratic Party behind the presumptive nominee and giving voters a rousing preview of what could be a historic joint ticket. Throwing clasped hands high in the air, the two women promised to “go big” and “go bold” to […]
  • Off-duty cop shoots, kills pit bull during Vermont dog fight, police say June 28, 2016
    Hartford, Vt. • Authorities in Vermont say an off-duty police officer shot and killed a pit bull that apparently attacked his dog at a dog park. Police say Hartford police Officer Logan Scelza shot the dog Saturday at the Watson Upper Valley Dog Park in Hartford. They say Scelza’s husky was apparently bitten in the […]
  • Pope Francis: Gays and others marginalized deserve an apology from the church June 28, 2016
    Aboard the papal plane • Pope Francis says gays — and all the other people the church has marginalized, such as the poor and the exploited — deserve an apology. Francis was asked Sunday en route home from Armenia if he agreed with one of his top advisers, German Cardinal Reinhard Marx, who told a […]
  • Court rules domestic abusers can't own guns June 28, 2016
    Washington • The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the broad reach of a federal law that bars people with misdemeanor domestic violence convictions from owning guns. The justices rejected arguments that the law covers only intentional acts of abuse and not those committed recklessly in which a person is aware of the risk that an […]
  • 40-year-old Twinkie still going strong June 28, 2016
    Blue Hill, Maine • In a glass box in a private school in Maine sits a 40-year-old chemistry experiment still going strong: A decades-old Twinkie. ABC News reports the experiment started in 1976 when Roger Bennatti was teaching a lesson to his high school chemistry class on food additives and shelf life. After a student […]
  • Top court voids Texas abortion-clinic rules June 28, 2016
    Washington • The Supreme Court issued its strongest defense of abortion rights in a quarter-century Monday, striking down Texas’ widely replicated rules that sharply reduced abortion clinics in the nation’s second-most populous state. By a 5-3 vote, the justices rejected the state’s arguments that its 2013 law and follow-up regulations were needed to protect women’s […]
  • Supreme Court set to close out current term with 3 big cases June 28, 2016
    Washington • The Supreme Court is set to close out its current term with opinions Monday in three remaining cases after a flurry of decisions last week. It’s expected to be the justices’ final meeting before they disperse on their summer breaks. The last three cases concern regulation of Texas abortion clinics, the public corruption […]
  • Presbyterian Church in America repents of 'racial sins' June 28, 2016
    The nation’s second largest Presbyterian denomination has passed legislation repenting of “past failures to love brothers and sisters from minority cultures” and committing its members to work toward racial reconciliation. The “overture” (or legislation) was approved overwhelmingly Thursday at the national meeting of the Presbyterian Church in America. The issue had been deferred from the […]
  • What does Pope Francis mean when he says 'apologize'? June 28, 2016
    Pope Francis has done it again — stepped on an airplane and into the headlines, this time with a remark that the Catholic Church should “apologize” to gays, women and other exploited groups. Here’s what the pope said: “The church not only should apologize … to a gay person whom it offended, but it must […]
  • Pope Francis to Armenians: Never forget the genocide, but reconcile June 28, 2016
    Yerevan, Armenia • The world should never forget or minimize the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians, Pope Francis declared Saturday even as he urged Armenians to infuse their collective memory with love so they can find peace and reconcile with Turkey. Turkey, though, didn’t budge. In its first reaction to Francis’ recognition of the 1915 “genocide,” […]