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  • Man shot and killed following Salt Lake car rollover August 28, 2016
    A man is dead after being shot Sunday morning following a car rollover near the Salt Lake City Intermodal Hub. At about 7:30 a.m., Salt Lake police received reports of a shooting at 550 W. 300 S. When officers arrived, they found a car rolled over and resting on its roof, and a man lying […]
  • Daniel Hemmert appointed to Utah Senate August 28, 2016
    A newly appointed state senator should really know how to clean up things. Gov. Gary Herbert on Friday formally appointed Daniel Hemmert, vice president and owner of Red Hanger Cleaners, to the Senate. He replaces Sen. Alvin Jackson, R-Highland, who resigned the District 14 seat on July 1 to move out of state. Red Hanger […]
  • Utah Forecast: After unusually cool Saturday, temperatures on the rise August 28, 2016
    Following rainfall and cooler temperatures in Utah on Saturday, the air will begin to dry and warm as the week begins. Salt Lake Valley residents can expect sunny skies with highs in the low 90s Sunday and in the mid 90s Monday. After an oddly-cool Saturday with temperatures only reaching 77 degrees in St. George, […]
  • Rick Votaw, stalwart in Utah Republican Party, dies at 67 August 28, 2016
    Rick Votaw, who held a variety of Salt Lake County and state leadership positions with the Republican Party over a long career in politics, died Aug. 17. He was 67. The cause was complications from liver cancer, according to a paid obituary written by his family. Utah Republican Chairman James Evans on Saturday said he […]
  • Rolly: Climate-change denier to speak at energy summit -- and you're paying for it August 28, 2016
    The keynote speaker for Uintah County’s annual Uintah Basin Energy Summit is a controversial climate-change denier noted for right-wing propaganda and smear campaigns against scientists who warn about global warming. Marc Morano — who will join several prominent speakers at the Vernal conference, which runs Wednesday and Thursday — has been criticized for scolding on […]
  • An alleged sex assault at a small Utah campus exposed a community's struggle to understand consent August 28, 2016
    Price • On the first Friday of fall semester at Utah State University Eastern last year, Sofia woke up with cuts and bruises, wearing a USU Eastern basketball T-shirt that wasn’t hers. The last thing the sophomore could remember from the night before, she says, was standing in the doorway of a room in a […]
  • Judge refuses to overturn tainted Wayne County election August 28, 2016
    A judge says the winner of the Republican primary election for the Wayne County Commission race was improperly aided by his wife — misusing her job as the deputy county clerk — but not enough to order overturning the election results. David Brinkerhoff won that primary by 55 votes over Gary Hallows. Lt. Gov. Spencer […]
  • Friends help ailing man with antique carousel restoration August 28, 2016
    LOGAN • A 1930s-style carousel has been taking shape for the better part of a decade out on the edge of the hills in Petersboro. Petersboro resident Vean Woodbrey, 73, has been working to restore a two-row Allan Herschell “Little Beauty” carousel originally built in the 1920s, reported The Herald Journal. Woodbrey started the project […]
  • Man fires shots at deer hunters in Utah County August 28, 2016
    A group of bow hunters in Utah County were targeting deer Thursday night when they became the target of a man with a rifle. The group was hunting on public land in Diamond Fork Canyon, which splits off from Spanish Fork Canyon, said Utah County Sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer Cannon. A man purportedly confronted and threatened […]
  • Zion National Park closes canyon, warns of flash floods August 28, 2016
    Zion National Park officials closed a portion of Zion Canyon on Saturday due to flash flood warnings. The Narrows, the tightest section of the canyon, was temporarily off-limits to visitors. The flash flood warning, issued by the National Weather Service, ended about 12 p.m. The popular hiking trail winds through a slot canyon along the […]

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  • Commentary: Michelle and Hillary -- a tale of two Christians August 28, 2016
    Two of my favorite Christians are Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton. They may not talk explicitly about their faith very often, but with a nod to Justice Potter Stewart, “I know a Christian when I see one.” Obama plays Christian values in an American key. First, she sparkles — not because she is lovely or […]
  • Woman says she spilled crickets, worms on subway 'to show what homeless people go through' August 28, 2016
    NEW YORK • A woman who caused chaos aboard a subway train by releasing a container of crickets and worms says it was all a prank. Zaida Pugh tells the New York Post she had the episode videotaped “to show what homeless people go through.” The NYPD says it’s still looking into whether Wednesday’s incident […]
  • Grief overcomes Mississippi community after slaying of nuns August 28, 2016
    Lexington, Miss. • The two nuns killed in Mississippi were by all accounts some of the friendliest, most helpful people in town, cooking and caring for anyone in their poor community — making the slayings all the more puzzling. Their car was found abandoned a mile away from their home, and there were signs of […]
  • In wake of cousin's fatal shooting, Dwyane Wade speaks out August 28, 2016
    CHICAGO • NBA star Dwyane Wade’s cousin was an innocent bystander, police said, pushing her baby in a stroller near a Chicago school where she intended to register her children when she was fatally shot Friday. Nykea Aldridge’s famous relative, who grew up in Chicago’s south suburbs, tweeted to his nearly 6 million followers about […]
  • Man faces 2 capital murder charges in Mississippi nun deaths August 28, 2016
    LEXINGTON, Miss. • A man suspected in the slayings of two Mississippi nuns who were found dead inside a residence within the community they served has been arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder, Mississippi authorities said. Rodney Earl Sanders, 46, of Kosciusko, Mississippi, was charged in the deaths of Sister Margaret Held […]
  • A bleak choice between a 'liar' and your 'drunk uncle' for one Wisconsin focus group August 28, 2016
    Brookfield, Wis. • For a small group of undecided voters here, the presidential choices this year are bleak: Hillary Clinton is a “liar” with a lifetime of political skullduggery and a ruthless agenda for power, while Donald Trump is your “drunk uncle” who can’t be trusted to listen even to the good advice he’s paying […]
  • Obama plans to create world's largest marine protected area August 28, 2016
    Washington • President Barack Obama will expand a national monument off the coast of Hawaii, creating a safe zone for tuna, sea turtles and thousands of other species in what will be the world’s largest marine protected area. Obama’s proclamation will quadruple in size a monument originally created by President George W. Bush in 2006. […]
  • 'You have GEICO; I have an AR-15' -- in the 'American Redoubt,' 'preppers' build a fortress against fear August 28, 2016
    HAYDEN, Idaho — Don and Jonna Bradway recently cashed out of the stock market and invested in gold and silver. They have stockpiled food and ammunition in the event of a total economic collapse or some other calamity commonly known around here as “The End of the World As We Know It” or “SHTF” — […]
  • 'He's gone': Anger, grief as plug pulled on toddler after sudden court decision August 27, 2016
    It all started with an asthma attack. Israel Stinson was an adorable toddler with a sweet smile and unruly hair. But on April 1, he began having trouble breathing. After he was taken to a northern California hospital, the unthinkable happened: Israel suffered a heart attack. After 40 minutes of CPR, doctors were able to […]
  • Clinton defends family foundation, says work will continue August 27, 2016
    New York • Hillary Clinton defended her family’s foundation on Friday, saying that the charitable work it has conducted is in line with American values. The Democratic presidential nominee suggested in an interview that the group’s programs would continue, perhaps through other organizations, even as critics argue it would present a conflict of interest if […]