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Salt Lake City police officers criticize new hybrid vehicle

Nov. 12, 2019 12:05 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Some officers from the Salt Lake City Police Department have warned city leaders that new hybrid sedans are too small. The Ford Fusion Responder hybrid sedan was "not designed for police work," and "a danger to anyone that may need a police response," several officers who tested out...

Cedar City officers fatally shoot man allegedly pointing gun

Nov. 12, 2019 9:28 AM EST

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — The Iron County Sheriff's Office says Cedar City police fatally shot a man who allegedly pointed a gun toward them. The Sheriff's Office said the shooting occurred Monday after officers responded to a call from a woman who said her husband was threatening her and her adult son....

Gobert goes for 25 and 14 as Jazz beat frustrated Warriors

Nov. 12, 2019 2:58 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz showed they can be a dangerous team from beyond the arc. Mitchell and Mike Conley each hit five 3-pointers as the Jazz shot 56 percent (15 for 27) from deep over the first three quarters to take command in a 122-108 victory over the Golden State...

Utah death-row inmate featured in best-selling book dies

Nov. 11, 2019 7:01 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah death-row inmate who killed his brother's wife and her toddler because of his strong polygamist beliefs in a case made famous by the book "Under the Banner of Heaven" has died of natural causes, prison officials said Monday. Ron Lafferty, 78, died at the state prison in the...

The Latest: Author grateful inmate didn't face firing squad

Nov. 11, 2019 6:18 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a Utah death-row inmate who died in prison (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Author Jon Krakauer says he's grateful that a Utah death-row inmate who killed his brother's wife and her toddler has died of natural causes and won't be executed by firing squad in what would have...

Scientific groups remove job posts over LGBTQ policy at BYU

Nov. 11, 2019 3:36 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two well-known scientific groups have dropped job postings from their websites from Brigham Young University because of the school's LGBTQ policies, igniting a debate on whether research organizations should take a stance on social issues. The Washington-based American Geophysical...

Utah death-row inmate whose double-murder case featured in book "Under the Banner of Heaven" has died of natural causes

Nov. 11, 2019 12:16 PM EST
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah death-row inmate whose double-murder case featured in book "Under the Banner of Heaven" has died of natural causes.

2 dead in shooting inside home in West Jordan

Nov. 11, 2019 9:50 AM EST

WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — Authorities say two men are dead after a shooting inside a home in West Jordan. KUTV in Salt Lake City reports the shooting occurred inside the garage Sunday night. According to investigators, it involved a homeless man who had recently been taken in by the family living in the...

F-35 pilots at a Utah base to resume night flying this week

Nov. 10, 2019 10:55 PM EST

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AP) — Starting this week, pilots at Utah's Hill Air Force Base will start their recurrent local night flying schedule. Base officials say northern Utah residents will notice increased jet activity during the evening hours as F-35 pilots practice night-time combat skills from Nov....

Man dies while making a homemade explosive device in Utah

Nov. 10, 2019 3:26 PM EST

NEW HARMONY, Utah (AP) — Authorities in Utah say man has died while making a homemade explosive device at a Washington County home. County sheriff's officials say incident occurred around 8 p.m. Saturday. The man's name is being withheld until authorities can notify his family. Sheriff's deputies were...