Jordan LDS temple rededicated after 2 years of renovations

Jordan Temple rededication

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has rededicated a temple south of Salt Lake City...


Polygamous community picks outsider as new police chief

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border has hired an outsider with no ties to the sister cities as its new police chief. Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona, announced Thursday night that Mark Askerlund has been hired as the new town marshal. He has 33 years of...


Utah man nominated to be assistant secretary of state

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated a member of a Utah group which advocates for reducing immigrant populations to serve as assistant secretary of state for population, refugees and migration. The White House announced Ronald Mortensen’s nomination on Thursday. The Senate...


Illnesses tied to synthetic pot extract raise concerns

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah and federal health officials say a recent rash of illnesses tied to synthetic compounds falsely marketed as marijuana extract should prompt wider oversight of the substances. A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Thursday said up to 52...


Video released in fatal shooting by trooper after Utah chase

CENTERVILLE, Utah (AP) — Authorities have released police body camera and vehicle dashboard video of a chase and fatal shooting last summer of a 32-year-old man who officials said refused to stop a stolen car in the median of a highway. Centerville Police Chief Paul Child told reporters Thursday...


Utah comic convention head taking leave after outcry

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The co-founder of Salt Lake City’s annual comic convention is taking a leave of absence after a backlash for his handling of a sexual harassment complaint. The FanX convention said in a blog post Thursday that Bryan Brandenburg’s leave is indefinite but may not be permanent....


Utah man sentenced to prison for deadly Sunset shooting

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A Utah man has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for the deadly shooting of a Sunset man last year. The Standard-Examiner reports 18-year-old Seth Carreras of Layton was sentenced Thursday in a Farmington courtroom after pleading guilty to first-degree murder in March....


The highest-paid CEOs by state

CEO Pay Top Paid By State

Here are the top-paid CEOs by state for 2017, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. The survey considered only publicly traded companies with more than $1 billion in revenue that filed their proxy statements with federal regulators between Jan. 1 and April 30....


Ogden doctor dresses up as clown and brings joy to patients

Exchange Hospital Clown

ODGEN, Utah (AP) — If anybody needed cheering up, it was Kim Call. The Syracuse man has been in the hospital since April 4, with a colon so twisted in knots that it required three surgeries over the past six weeks. He’d just had his feeding tube removed, and the hope among doctors and family was...


Chaplains at Utah hospitals try to bring peace to patients

Exchange Hospital Chaplains

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Outside little Ruthie Yanez’s Primary Children’s Hospital room window, the sun breaks through leaden skies as a cold, light rain blows through the Salt Lake Valley below. But the 5-year-old girl must create her own sunshine these days. Surgery to remove a brain tumor has left...


Utah man who sold machine-gun converters sentenced to prison

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for illegally making and selling more than 1,400 machine-gun converter devices for AR-15-style rifles. The Deseret News reports that Scott Ray Bishop was sentenced Thursday. He told U.S. District Judge Dee Benson...

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