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Two teens dead, one injured in Utah shooting

Jan. 13, 2022 16:35 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two teenagers are dead and a third is critically injured after a shooting on a sidewalk in suburban Salt Lake City. Police say the shooting in West Valley City stemmed from a dispute between two groups of students associated with different schools. More than...

Utah gov exempts state Capitol, facilities from mask mandate

Jan. 10, 2022 18:23 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — GOP Gov. Spencer Cox exempted from a mask mandate the Utah Capitol and other state facilities on Monday as conservative lawmakers prepared to begin meeting for the year, but the Salt Lake County mayor is pushing back. Mayor Jenny Wilson, a Democrat, says Cox...

Salt Lake, Summit counties issue mask mandates amid surge

Jan. 07, 2022 19:57 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Utah counties have issued indoor mask mandates amid a record-setting surge of coronavirus cases that has left long testing lines, shortages of monoclonal antibody treatments and strained hospital staff. Salt Lake County health officials made the order...

Loyola Chicago beats USF in impromptu nonconference tilt

Jan. 06, 2022 17:45 PM EST

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (AP) — Ryan Schwieger scored 24 points on 9-of-10 shooting to lead Loyola Chicago past San Francisco 79-74 in an impromptu neutral-site matchup at Salt Lake Community College on Thursday. Jacob Hutson added 13 points and Aher Uguak scored 10 for the Ramblers...

Mid-major pop-up game pits San Francisco and Loyola Chicago

Jan. 05, 2022 17:47 PM EST

This college basketball season feels like an extension of the last one, the coronavirus leaving pauses, cancellations and postponements in its wake. A beacon of basketball brilliance has risen from the ashes: two of the nation’s best mid-majors squaring off in a junior college...

Jazz owner Smith, 76ers part owner Blitzer buying RSL

Jan. 05, 2022 17:47 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Major League Soccer has approved the sale of Real Salt Lake to David Blitzer and Smith Entertainment Group. Blitzer also has an ownership stake in the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, the NHL's New Jersey Devils and the Premier League's Crystal Palace. Smith...

Tech founder out after antisemitic, anti-vaccine screed

Jan. 04, 2022 22:58 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah tech company founder and onetime prominent figure in state Republican politics resigned from the board of the company he started Tuesday after sending an email outlining an antisemitic vaccination conspiracy theory. David Bateman, founder and board...

Historic Salt Lake council majority LGBTQ, people of color

Jan. 04, 2022 18:24 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City has sworn in a historic new city council where the majority of members identify as LGBTQ, and most are people of color. Councilwoman Victoria Petro-Eschler said Monday the makeup of the seven-member council is not just a “demographic...

Investing: Young adults are co-buying property with friends

Jan. 01, 2022 08:16 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — One night, Joey Howell and his roommate of three years were drinking beer and hanging out when their conversation turned to real estate. Two of their friends had recently teamed up to buy their first home together. “I think that kind of inspired us as we...

Gas pump explodes when RV drives away with hose attached

Dec. 27, 2021 17:15 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A gas pump went up in flames Monday when a recreational vehicle in Salt Lake City drove away with the hose still attached, officials said. The pump was dragged by the RV, igniting a fireball, said Salt Lake City Fire Department Battalion Chief Dan Walker. It...