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  • Twin brothers who were Katrina evacuees pursuing success in Utah before returning to Louisiana September 4, 2015
    Draper • It’s not that Desmond and Deshawn Sanders don’t miss New Orleans, its culture, food and people. But the twins, who turn 25 next week, don’t want to return until they’ve made something of themselves, until they are men who have met their goals, who can make their mother proud. The Sanders twins, then […]
  • 3-year-old girl killed, 2-year-old boy injured in crash September 4, 2015
    A 3-year-old girl was killed and her 2-year-old brother was critically injured Thursday afternoon in a crash in West Valley City. Police spokeswoman Roxeanne Vainuku said the children’s mother was driving an SUV north on Redwood Road and was turning left onto Research Way, at about 2700 South, when a southbound sedan hit her vehicle […]
  • Utah landslide leads to home's evacuation September 4, 2015
    A Riverton home was evacuated Thursday night while city engineers worked to determine what caused part of a grassy slope to slide within feet of the residence. The engineers were placing markers at the landslide site, 12458 S. Tithing Drive (about 1000 West), to monitor any more movement, according to Rob Morley, a Unified Fire […]
  • Utah cops seize $1M in heroin from suspected Mexican cartel operation September 4, 2015
    Multiagency raids in West Valley City extending into early Thursday morning netted a pile of suspected Mexican drug cartel heroin and cocaine worth more than $1 million on the street, along with several arrests. Unified Police Lt. Lex Bell said about 20 officers from the UPD Taylorsville-based Street Crimes Unit and the Utah County Major […]
  • EPA says Utah waters normal again after mine spill September 4, 2015
    Water and sediment samples from Lake Powell indicate that the reservoir, including its San Juan arm, is returning to normal after last month’s Gold King Mine spill. Levels of 24 heavy metals — including arsenic, cadmium, mercury and lead — remain unchanged from those seen before the Gold King Mine spilled into the Animas and […]
  • Utah thieves steal mail from boxes and Postal Service Trucks September 4, 2015
    Three mail trucks have been burglarized in Salt Lake County since July by thieves who also are suspected of stealing out of mailboxes and from businesses, West Valley City police say. An informant told police that the three suspected burglars commit property crimes on a daily basis to support their drug habits, according to an […]
  • Lehi High softball assistant dies three days after lightning struck her September 4, 2015
    A 50-year-old Lehi woman, in a medically induced coma since being struck by lightning last weekend, has died. Alpine School District officials on Thursday confirmed that Carla Grow, a popular assistant softball coach at Lehi High School, was pronounced dead Wednesday night at Mountain Point Medical Center. “Alpine School District and Lehi High School are […]
  • Their plan not compliant with ACA, BYU students face making choices September 4, 2015
    Some Brigham Young University students may face fines of up to a few hundred dollars because their school health plan, lacking birth control coverage, no longer passes federal muster. As of Monday, the BYU plan is too slim to qualify as “minimum essential coverage” under the Affordable Care Act. Health-care advocates, for their part, are […]
  • Rand Paul pulls out the red meat for a libertarian audience in Orem September 4, 2015
    Orem • Rand Paul brought his message of limited government and strict observance of the U.S. Constitution to Utah Saturday. A crowd of several hundred applauded his call to stand up for all 10 amendments in the Bill of Rights — not just the one protecting gun rights. “You can’t support the Second Amendment unless […]
  • Puppy pictures: Dogs and cats headline Petapalooza 2015 September 4, 2015
    Salt Lake County Animal Services gathered with local animal shelter and rescue groups Saturday for Petapalooza 2015, a festival for homeless pets aiming to help them find an adoptive family. The event was held at the Viridian Event Center in West Jordan, Aug. 29, 2015.

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  • Father of dead migrant boys: 'All I want is to be with my children' September 4, 2015
    Ankara, Turkey • He is one among many, far too many. But the plight of one boy, washed up like a piece of debris on a Turkish beach, has focused the world’s attention on a wave of war- and deprivation-fueled migration unmatched since World War II. Aylan Kurdi, 3, was found on a Turkish beach […]
  • Kentucky clerks will give marriage licenses; boss jailed September 4, 2015
    Ashland, Ky. • A defiant county clerk went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but five of her deputies agreed to issue the licenses themselves, potentially ending the church-state standoff in Rowan County, Ky. U.S. District Judge David Bunning said he had no choice but to jail Kim Davis […]
  • Death of drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi jolts world leaders September 3, 2015
    Washington - Western leaders reacted with shock and solemnity a day after the image of a dead Syrian toddler lying alone on a Turkish beach captured international headlines. The 3-year-old child, Aylan Kurdi, drowned in the Aegean Sea along with 11 others after two flimsy boats carrying him, family members and other Syrian refugees sank […]
  • German soccer clubs, fans rush to support migrants September 3, 2015
    Berlin • A training camp for migrant children. A $1.1 million donation. German lessons. Those are a few of the things German soccer club Bayern Munich is doing to help some of the thousands of migrants who are arriving in the country after fleeing war and poverty in Syria and other troubled nations. Other German […]
  • The Latest: Judge warns deputy clerks they must comply September 3, 2015
    The Associated Press Ashland, Ky. • The latest on the county clerk in Kentucky who has refused to issue marriage licenses since the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A federal judge is warning deputy clerks in Kentucky that they must issue marriage licenses to gay couples or face fines or […]
  • Gold fever hits Poland with possible discovery of Nazi train September 3, 2015
    Walbrzych, Poland • The placid woodlands around this medieval castle town have suddenly become the hottest spot in Poland — as treasure hunters descend on the area in search of a mystery Nazi train said to be laden with gold. Government reports that two men may have located the legendary World War II treasure, purportedly […]
  • Labor Day flying: behind the scenes at a very busy airport September 3, 2015
    Dallas • More than 14.2 million people are expected to fly over the seven days surrounding the Labor Day holiday, a 3 percent increase from last year, according to Airlines for America, the industry’s trade and lobbying group. The unofficial end of summer is one last long weekend for Americans to sneak in a trip, […]
  • Feds investigate radiation exposure at Idaho nuclear plant September 3, 2015
    Idaho Falls, Idaho • The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is investigating a recent incident at a plant that manufactures radioactive products in Idaho Falls. The Post Register reports that a technician at International Isotopes was exposed to a radiation dose above the amount of exposure radiation workers are allowed to have in one year on Aug. […]
  • False report jolts investigation into Illinois officer death September 3, 2015
    Fox Lake, Ill. • A false report sent dozens of officers scrambling through a cornfield at night in hopes of finding the suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a northern Illinois police officer, officials said Thursday, as the manhunt entered a third day. The report came from a woman who phoned police late Wednesday […]
  • Guatemala president resigns amid corruption probe September 3, 2015
    Guatemala City • Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has resigned in the face of a corruption scandal that has brought his government to the brink, a spokesman said early Thursday. Spokesman Jorge Ortega said Perez Molina submitted his resignation at midnight Wednesday local time after a judge issued an order to detain him in the […]