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  • Body found in irrigation ditch identified as Utah man May 4, 2016
    BILLINGS, Mont. • Authorities have identified a man whose body was found in an irrigation ditch near Shepherd in March as being from Utah. The Billings Gazette reports that dental records helped identify the man as 23-year-old John Erik Zander, of Salt Lake City. Zander had last been seen in Billings and was reported missing […]
  • Cause of early morning Ogden blaze under investigation May 4, 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 […]
  • Utah woman pleads guilty to drug-related fatal crash May 4, 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 […]
  • Herbert campaign piggybacks fundraiser on governor's energy summit May 4, 2016
    Gov. Gary Herbert’s campaign is piggybacking a major fundraiser on top of a two-day energy summit, encouraging the sponsors and attendees at the policy event to pony up thousands of dollars to attend a special roundtable to boost the governor’s re-election bid. The campaign is asking the companies and individuals attending the event to pay […]
  • AAA: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but if you drink, call 'Tipsy Tow' May 4, 2016
    Utah’s AAA says it is doing its part to help this year’s Cinco de Mayo be a safe one by offering over-imbibing celebrants a free tow and ride home. It’s part of the organization’s annual May 5 “Tipsy Tow” program, and it’s open to everyone; you do not need to be a member of AAA […]
  • New graduate says University of Utah mishandled her sexual assault claim against classmate May 4, 2016
    Above: Nisha Kavalam speaks at the University of Utah about rape culture and being sexual assaulted. <freeform>A former University of Utah student says administrators mishandled a sexual assault investigation after she reported being raped by a classmate. Nisha Kavalam, who graduated with a degree in social work in December, said she filed a complaint today […]
  • Terry Tempest Williams leaving U.'s lauded Environmental Humanities program after 'humiliating' contract negotiations May 4, 2016
    Terry Tempest Williams is leaving her University of Utah teaching post and walking away from the Environmental Humanities program she founded rather than agree to administrators’ demands she teach in classrooms rather than in the state’s desert landscapes. “For reasons I will never know or understand, the University of Utah wanted me gone — and […]
  • Potential Tribune owner Paul Huntsman meets with group suing the paper May 4, 2016
    With his purchase of The Salt Lake Tribune pending, Utah businessman Paul Huntsman met Tuesday with members of a grass-roots group suing Salt Lake City’s two dailies over their business dealings. Ending the federal lawsuit by Citizens for Two Voices and a separate Department of Justice antitrust investigation are conditions for the sale to go […]
  • University of Utah honoree resigns from anti-LGBT organization amid public outcry May 4, 2016
    Philanthropist Lynette Nielsen Gay will resign from the World Congress of Families amid backlash to her being selected to receive an honorary degree from the University of Utah. Gay serves on the board of directors for World Congress of Families, a traditional family advocacy organization listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law […]
  • Unified Police hunt for gunman in Taylorsville 7-Eleven holdup May 4, 2016
    Unified Police were looking for a gun-toting suspect in the early Wednesday morning robbery of a Taylorsville 7-Eleven store. UPD Lt. Lex Bell said the suspect — described only as a black man, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark pants — entered the store at 1:47 a.m., produced a black handgun and demanded cash […]

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  • FBI: Man admits to spraying mouse poison on food at Michigan stores May 4, 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 […]
  • The man billed as poised to be the first atheist in Congress isn't actually an atheist at all May 4, 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 […]
  • Police: Student stabbed to death on Georgia college campus May 4, 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 […]
  • Fired employee kills co-worker, self at Houston-area company May 4, 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 […]
  • People holding blanket save mom, kids from fire in S. Korea May 4, 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 […]
  • Reports: Ex-Mass. drug lab chemist was high at work for 8 years May 4, 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, […]
  • Sept. 11 families seek answers in secret pages May 4, 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” […]
  • Trump would need to sway broader group of voters in November May 4, 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 […]
  • 600K sign California initiative to legalize pot May 4, 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, […]
  • Humanists push for a National Day of Reason on same day as National Day of Prayer May 4, 2016
    Not all Americans pray. So the American Humanist Association, among the largest national advocacy groups of nonbelievers and other secularists, wants the first Thursday in May to be recognized by Congress as a National Day of Reason. But that day is already designated as the National Day of Prayer, with a 65-year history of support […]