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Utah football player's slaying under investigation

Sep. 27, 2021 19:09 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Investigators have several “promising leads” in the shooting death of Utah sophomore cornerback Aaron Lowe, the Salt Lake City police chief said Monday as family and friends mourned the football player killed less than a year after teammate Ty Jordan died in an...

Utah's Lowe killed in shooting less than a year after Jordan

Sep. 26, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah sophomore cornerback Aaron Lowe died in a shooting at house party early Sunday, less than a year after teammate Ty Jordan was killed in an accidental shooting. Salt Lake City police said the 21-year-old Lowe was killed just after midnight, a...

Catalytic converter thefts hit low-income car owners harder

Sep. 26, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Utah lawmakers are considering a crackdown on catalytic converter theft, in which criminals saw the emission control devices from cars and sell the precious metals found inside to a booming worldwide black market. Rep. Ryan Wilcox, a Republican who...

Pledger helps Utah rally past Washington State 24-13

Sep. 25, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — TJ Pledger rushed for 117 yards and the go-ahead touchdown as Utah came from behind to beat Washington State 24-13 on Saturday afternoon in the Utes’ Pac-12 opener. Pledger, a transfer from Oklahoma who only had 11 yards coming into the game, ran...

Red Lodge firefighter, burned this summer, returns home

Sep. 25, 2021 08:14 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — When the plane landed and Dan Steffensen’s feet hit the ground in Red Lodge on a recent Tuesday afternoon, the small town and its first responders took another step towards trying to heal from the summer of 2021. Steffensen’s Sept. 21 return...

Utah company helping Xavier start genetic counseling program

Sep. 24, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A genetic testing company based in Salt Lake City is helping a historically Black and Catholic university in New Orleans create a genetic counseling program. The donation from Myriad Genetics will support initial development and launch of the program,...

Utah Jazz to require proof of vaccination or negative test

Sep. 24, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz’s home arena announced Friday that it will require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test for all fans over the age of 12. Vivint Smart Home Arena, located in Salt Lake City, will require fans to present proof of...

Utah's newest license plate honors Martin Luther King's work

Sep. 18, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — If you find yourself stuck in traffic and staring at the license plate attached to the vehicle ahead of you in the future, Gov. Spencer Cox said he hopes you’re staring directly at Utah’s newest plate option. The plate features an outline of...

Tourists from China sue Utah after deadly tour bus crash

Sep. 15, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The state of Utah didn't do enough to make sure a remote highway was safe before a tour bus crashed, killing four people from China and injuring two dozen more in 2019, family and survivors said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The lawsuit alleges...

Rifle at youth soccer tournament spreads panic in Salt Lake

Sep. 13, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who displayed a rifle at a youth soccer tournament, spreading panic through the crowd, wasn't prompted by anything related to the game, police said Monday. People screamed “active shooter” as parents and players ran to take cover behind...