State

Study: Utah could save money with death penalty ban; bill could make it happen

Utah Death Penalty

The report — released by the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice — says...

State

Former bank branch manager pleads guilty to money laundering

BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) — A former manager of a bank branch in Bountiful has admitted embezzling more than $565,000 to buy a house. The Standard-Examiner newspaper reports that 33-year-old Daniel Scott Frischknecht pleaded guilty Wednesday to money laundering, a crime punishable by up to 10 years in...


State

Demand for permits to hike The Wave continues to increase

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Demand continues to rise for the 20 daily permits to hike a geological gem on the Arizona-Utah border called The Wave, which features mesmerizing swirls of searing reds, oranges and yellow in bowl-shaped rock formations. The Salt Lake Tribune reports more than 160,000 people...


Government

Romney, favored in Senate bid, could take on outsized role

Romney Senate GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney’s extensive resume has many Republicans looking to him to take on a role in the Senate as a political and moral counterweight to a president many in the GOP see as divisive and undignified. First he has to get elected. The 2012 GOP nominee for president announced...


State

Intermountain donates $15M to Univ. of Utah for med building

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Intermountain Healthcare has donated $15 million to the University of Utah to pay for building a new medical education building. The new building will replace the 52-year-old School of Medicine building on the Salt Lake City campus. Construction is expected to begin in 2019,...


State

Weber County: Evidence worker allegedly under the influence

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Weber County officials say investigations are underway in the wake of the firing of a Sheriff’s Office evidence room employee who allegedly was “under the influence” at work. The Sheriff’s Office is conducting an internal investigation while another investigation is being...


State

Suspect killed by deputy in shootout on Colorado-Utah border

CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) — A suspect was killed during a shootout with a sheriff’s deputy following a high-speed pursuit that ended near the Colorado-Utah border. Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin told the Cortez Journal that the shootout occurred Thursay afternoon near Canyons of the Ancients...


State

Senate hopeful Mitt Romney on immigration, Russia and guns

Midterms Romney Senate

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As he launched his long-awaited U.S. Senate campaign in Utah, Mitt Romney spoke with The Associated Press about immigration, gun control, Russia and why he’s running in Utah. Some highlights of the phone interview with Romney: IMMIGRATION Romney said he agrees with President...


State

Romney makes it official: He's running for Utah Senate seat

Midterms Romney Senate

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is running for a Utah Senate seat, officially launching his political comeback attempt Friday by praising his adopted home state as a model for an acrimonious national government in Washington. Having been one of the Republican Party’s...


State

The Latest: Romney talks gun violence in Utah GOP speech

Midterms Romney Senate

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on Mitt Romney’s run for a Utah Senate seat (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Mitt Romney used his first big speech as a Utah Senate candidate to call for action to prevent another deadly mass shooting like the one at a Florida high school that killed 17 people. The...


State

Utah lawmakers pass bill allowing locks on classroom doors

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Legislature has passed a bill that would allow school districts to install barricade locks on classroom doors, a vote that came after a school shooting killed 17 people in Florida. Republican Todd Weiler said Thursday he sponsored the bill after a man who wanted to...


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