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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...

Idaho man arrested after hit-and-run, pursuit in Utah city

Sep. 12, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) — Police in Utah say an Idaho man was arrested Sunday after he rammed a police car with his truck and tried to hit two other police vehicles while fleeing a hit-and-run crash. Fifty-one-year-old Cory Adams of Shoshone was arrested by police and SWAT...

School mask mandate obeyed without police in Salt Lake

Sep. 12, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When a student disobeys a school rule, there are opportunities for “teaching moments” to help bring them into compliance. So it goes with Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall’s mask mandate that requires K-12 students, educators and staff to...

Unruly passenger arrested after growling, swearing on flight

Sep. 07, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Las Vegas man who berated a flight crew and fellow passengers on a plane Monday has been cited for public intoxication and disorderly conduct. He growled like a dog while taking his mask on and off his face, gave the middle finger and swore at...