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Dr. Angela Dunn, state epidemiologist from the Utah Department of Health, speaks during the daily COVID-19 coronavirus briefing Monday, April 6, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool)

Bryce Canyon National Park closes; only 1 Utah park open

Apr. 7, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah became the latest park to close its gates to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The ongoing flow of visitors to a park known for its spire-shaped red rock formations known as hoodoos made it difficult to maintain proper social...

Serial rapist gets life in prison for northern Utah attacks

Apr. 7, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — A long-haul truck driver was sentenced to life in prison Monday after he pleaded guilty to 17 first-degree felonies, including sexually assaulting at least eight women in Davis County in Utah. Mark Douglas Burns, 69, of Ogden, pleaded guilty in February to aggravated sexual assault,...

Utah man charged with ramming minivan into FBI building gate

Apr. 7, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man who briefly took a hostage at an FBI office eight years ago is facing new charges after prosecutors say he rammed his car into the main security gate of the agency’s building to drawn agents' attention. Robert Joseph Hibbard of Midvale was charged with one of...

Dr. Angela Dunn, state epidemiologist from the Utah Department of Health, speaks during the daily COVID-19 coronavirus briefing Monday, April 6, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool)

Coronavirus deaths at 13, Utah sets up overflow hospital

Apr. 6, 2020 8:03 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As the number of coronavirus deaths in Utah topped a dozen, the state set up an overflow hospital Monday in case there’s a spike of severe cases that strain the health care system. Four of the latest deaths were tied to nursing homes and another was an older man, state...

Kids leave hospital after eating THC candy from donation

Apr. 6, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Utah children have been released from the hospital after ingesting THC-infused candy that was in donated bags of food, police said Monday. Dozens of families picked up the bags filled with several items Friday at a Baptist church in Roy, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of...

Proclamation, plan for temples unveiled at Mormon conference

Apr. 6, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presented a new proclamation and announced the opening of eight new temples during its annual conference. Church President Russell Nelson unveiled the developments Sunday during the 190th Annual General Conference. The proclamation...

Mormon leader: World will conquer the coronavirus

Apr. 5, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A high-ranking member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Sunday that the world will conquer the coronavirus. “Even as we speak, we are waging an ‘all hands on deck’ war with COVID-19, a solemn reminder that a virus 1,000 times smaller than a...

81 new coronavirus cases in New Mexico; 12th death reported

Apr. 5, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials have announced 81 new cases of coronavirus and the state’s 12th death. The state Department of Health said Sunday that New Mexico now has 624 cases of COVID-19 including 34 new positive cases in Sandoval County and 21 in Bernalillo County. A...

In this photograph provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shows, far left to right, Neil L. Andersen, M. Russell Ballard, both members of a top governing board called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, sit next to each other during The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' twice-annual church conference Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Salt Lake City. The conference kicked off Saturday without anyone attending in person and top leaders sitting some 6 feet apart inside an empty room as the faith takes precautions to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. A livestream of the conference showed a few of the faith's top leaders sitting alone inside a small auditorium in Salt Lake City, Normally, top leaders sit side-by-side on stage with the religion's well-known choir behind them and some 20,000 people watching. (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints via AP)

Mormons unveil new official logo at crowd-less conference

Apr. 5, 2020 12:44 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sat 6 feet apart inside an empty room as the faith carried out its signature conference Saturday by adhering to social distancing guidelines that offered a stark reminder of how the global coronavirus pandemic is affecting...

Whittney Young, pet and chicken department manager at the IFA Country Stores in Riverton, Utah, sells chicks to customers Thursday, March 26, 2020. The agricultural sector is seeing a run on supplies including chicken feed, horse feed, dog food and a higher interest for chicks. (Steve Griffin/The Deseret News via AP)

Coronavirus sparks run on chicks, agricultural products

Apr. 5, 2020 8:40 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The novel coronavirus and Utah’s magnitude 5.7 earthquake are prompting residents to flock to farm and ranching stores across the state, with this season’s crop of chicks practically flying out the door. The Ogden Intermountain Farmers Association store sold 1,000 chicks...