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Utah man shot, injured in confrontation with officers

Aug. 9, 2020 12:30 PM EDT

Utah authorities say a man was shot following a confrontation with officers at a parking garage in the Salt Lake City area. The Unified Police Department said a 39-year-old man was critically injured in the Saturday afternoon shooting. No officers were injured. Officers negotiated with the man, who was armed with...

Lemiley Lane, a Bountiful junior who grew up in the Navajo Nation in Arizona, poses for a photograph at Bountiful High School, July 21, 2020, in Bountiful, Utah. While advocates have made strides in getting Native American symbols and names changed in sports, they say there's still work to do mainly at the high school level, where mascots like Braves, Indians, Warriors, Chiefs and Redskins persist. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Native mascots still a sticking point in high school sports

Aug. 9, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) — At a mostly white high school near Salt Lake City, the steps leading to the football field are covered in red handprints, arrows and drawings of Native American men in headdresses meant to represent the mascot, the Braves. “Welcome to the Dark Side” and “Fight...

Denver Nuggets' Jamal Murray reacts after a three-point basket against the Utah Jazz during double overtime of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

Murray returns to power Nuggets past Jazz 134-132 in 2 OTs

Aug. 8, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jamal Murray scored 23 points in his first game of the NBA restart, including the tying and go-ahead baskets, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Utah Jazz 134-132 in two overtimes Saturday. The Nuggets overcame Donovan Mitchell's 35 points for Utah, including a 3-pointer with 4.2...

6 injured when small plane crashes in Duchesne County

Aug. 8, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

DUCHESNE, Utah (AP) — Six people were injured when their plane crashed in Duchesne County, according to a press release. KUTV reports the Cessna T210M took off from Roosevelt on Friday morning en route to Moon Lake. The plane had engine trouble and crashed just south of the lake near a campground, the...

Roy police fatally shoot suspect after they fired at officer

Aug. 8, 2020 1:00 PM EDT

ROY, Utah (AP) — One man died overnight and another is in custody after police say they became involved in a shootout that also injured a police dog. KSL reports the incident began about 2 a.m. Saturday, according to a Roy City Police Department news release. A Roy City police officer stopped a vehicle for...

Madison Elliott and Madeleine Scott choreograph elements of the next Headlights Theater performance on Tuesday, July 28, in a parking lot in Sioux Falls, S.D. (Erin Bormett/The Argus Leader via AP)

Sioux Falls Park and Art pop-up shows blend ballet, music

Aug. 8, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The founder of South Dakota’s first professional ballet company wanted to thrust her group into the spotlight this year with a black-tie gala and performances by some of the world’s top dancers. But the light went out on Madeleine Scott’s plans. Her group,...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2018, file photo, a photograph of University of Utah student and track athlete Lauren McCluskey, who was fatally shot on campus, is projected on the video board before the start of an NCAA college football game between Oregon and Utah in Salt Lake City. An investigation found Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, that a group of University of Utah police officers made inappropriate comments about explicit photos of McCluskey, who had submitted the pictures as evidence in an extortion case shortly before her shooting death. The findings came after the Salt Lake Tribune unearthed allegations that an officer had bragged about having the images of McCluskey before her 2018 slaying. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Utah cop accused of mishandling explicit images loses job

Aug. 7, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A police officer accused of showing off explicit images of a University of Utah student while investigating an extortion case she filed before her 2018 death has lost his job, officials said Friday. Officer Miguel Deras' employment with the Logan City Police Department ended effective...

This Sept. 15, 2011 file photo shows the Weber County Sheriff Complex in Ogden, Utah. Federal inmates have sued officials who run a Utah jail, alleging a failure to adequately protect them from the coronavirus. Six inmates at Weber County Jail filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court on Friday, asking for more inmates be released to home confinement and health measures like a mask requirement.  (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Inmates suing Utah jail rebuffed in effort to seek release

Aug. 7, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Federal inmates who have sued a Utah jail and alleged a failure to adequately protect them from the coronavirus will not be able to seek immediate release through a habeas corpus petition, a judge ruled Friday. Six people charged with federal crimes and held at Weber County Jail in...

Utah Jazz' Juwan Morgan (16), fouls San Antonio Spurs' Derrick White during second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

White, Poeltl lead Spurs past short-handed Jazz 119-111

Aug. 7, 2020 6:20 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jakob Poeltl knew the Utah Jazz were going to try to take away the perimeter. So he took advantage of the interior scoring repeatedly on pick-and-roll and interior moves. Derrick White scored 24 points, Poeltl added 19 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs got a...

Utah School Board rejects bid for stricter reopening rules

Aug. 7, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Board of Education has rejected multiple proposals requiring stricter precautions against the coronavirus as schools reopen across the state. The board voted 9-5 Thursday against a series of mandates, including one that would limit the number of students in a classroom if...