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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...

People gather during a rally against the mandatory wearing of face mask during the coronavirus pandemic, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Orem, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah protest says mask mandates curtail civil liberties

Aug. 6, 2020 3:14 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A few hundred people demonstrated Wednesday in Utah to protest face covering requirements they say curtail civil liberties. The protesters walked around without masks carrying signs that said “Don't Mask Our Kids” and “COVID 1984," The Daily Herald reported. The...

Shots fired at security booth at Provo missionary center

Aug. 3, 2020 9:59 AM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Police are investigating shots fired at the security booth outside the Missionary Training Center in Provo. Police said the driver of a white SUV shot multiple rounds at the main security booth at around 2:30 a.m. Monday. Photos released by police show bullet holes in the booth's glass...

Chairman Raúl Grijalva, D-Ariz., left, speaks with Acting U.S. Park Police Chief Gregory T. Monahan, prior to a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on actions taken on June 1, 2020 at Lafayette Square, Tuesday, July 28, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Bill Clark/Pool via AP)

The Latest: China's Xinjiang region has 28 new cases

Aug. 2, 2020 10:45 PM EDT

BEIJING — Numbers of new COVID-19 cases in China’s far northwestern region of Xinjiang are continuing to fall, with 28 reported on Monday. China reported 43 new cases nationwide, seven of the imported and eight in the northeastern province of Liaoning. No new deaths were reported, leaving...

Two employees of the Ryugyong Health Complex disinfect the hands and check the fever of people coming to the complex to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, July 31, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

The Latest: SKorea holds leader of church with virus cluster

Jul. 31, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean prosecutors have arrested the elderly leader of a secretive religious sect as part of an investigation into allegations the church hampered the government’s anti-corfonavirus response after thousands of worshipers were infected in February and March. Prosecutors are...

Utah mask order addresses concerns; exemption request nixed

Jul. 31, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The Utah County Commission will no longer consider a letter requesting that the county health department ask the governor to grant the county exemptions to the statewide public K-12 school mask mandate after a new state order seemingly addressed all concerns. The commission was set to...

Software giant SAP to spin off Qualtrics and take it public

Jul. 26, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — SAP says it plans to spin off Qualtrics and take it public less than two years after acquiring the survey-software provider. SAP said Sunday it will retain majority ownership of Qualtrics' shares. The German software giant announced in November 2018 that it agreed to pay $8 billion cash for...

In this May 14, 2020 photo, members of the search team load a boat onto a trailer as authorities examine the body of one of the two Saratoga Springs teenagers that went missing in Utah Lake at the Lincoln Beach Marina west of Spanish Fork, Utah.  The family and friends of two Saratoga Springs teenagers who drowned in Utah Lake after a catastrophic windstorm hit the area in May are proposing building a “life jacket loaner station” to prevent similar accidents from happening in the future.  (Isaac Hale/The Daily Herald via AP)

Drowned teens' families propose life jacket loaner station

Jul. 26, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — The family and friends of two Saratoga Springs teenagers who drowned in Utah Lake after a catastrophic windstorm hit the area in May are proposing building a “life jacket loaner station” to prevent similar accidents from happening in the future. Priscilla Bienkowski, 18,...

Man accused of assaulting woman after positive COVID test

Jul. 20, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Four Utah County Sheriff’s deputies are in isolation after arresting a man who is accused of assaulting a woman after he reportedly tested positive for the disease caused by the coronavirus. Matthew Jarel Harding, 31, also threatened police officers with a small kitchen knife...

Referendum challenging Provo brewpub license falls short

Jul. 17, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A citizen referendum challenging the creation of a license for brewpubs in Provo has narrowly failed to get enough signatures to make the ballot. Organizers were stymied by the coronavirus pandemic and fell less than 200 signatures short of making the ballot in November the Daily Herald...