Latest Salt Lake City News

Virginia Beach man acquires rare dime for $1.3M

Aug. 17, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has acquired a rare dime for a collector at a cost of $1.3 million. John Brush, of Virginia Beach, acquired the 125-year-old U.S. silver dime in a public auction at the American Numismatic Association on Thursday night in Chicago. Brush, who is president of David...

Mother hopes Utah police find killer in child's 1995 murder

Aug. 17, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah mother has spoken out days after the 24th anniversary of her child's death saying she still hopes to look her daughter's killer in the face one day, a report said. Rosie Tapia, 6, was raped and killed after being abducted from her family's Salt Lake City apartment in August...

Teen drowns on Lake Powell trip with group from his school

Aug. 16, 2019 10:38 PM EDT

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy drowned during a visit to Lake Powell with a group from his high school. The National Park Service says the Page High School student drowned Friday afternoon at Swim Beach on the western edge of the lake that spans the Arizona-Utah border. The teen's name was not...

Father of kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart comes out as gay

Aug. 16, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The father of Utah kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart has come out as gay in a heartfelt letter that reveals he has struggled throughout his life with pain and guilt. "The decision to be honest and truthful about my orientation comes with its own set of challenges, but at the same...

Overheated brakes cause semitruck crash into Utah condos

Aug. 16, 2019 5:39 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A semitruck has crashed into a Utah condominium community near the location of a similar crash last year. KUTV-TV reported Thursday that Utah Highway Patrol reported that a semitruck carrying chocolate milk crashed into condos in Garden City about 122 miles (196 kilometers) north of...

Contests help Utah couples afford fertility treatments

Aug. 16, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Dallas Griffin had just arrived at work this spring when he heard a radio ad announcing a contest for a free round of in vitro fertilization. "He heard it and called me real quick and said, 'You have to listen to this. You have to go email them our story,'" his wife, McKayla Griffin,...

Latter-day Saints announce new training to curb child abuse

Aug. 16, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-Day Saints has launched a new online training program for local leaders to curb child abuse in congregations. Church members who hold volunteer leadership positions at the regional and congregational level and those who work with children or youth...

Salt Lake police: Woman fatally shot; no immediate arrest

Aug. 16, 2019 1:20 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City police say no immediate arrest was made in the fatal shooting of a woman and that they're trying to determine a motive. Police said 33-year-old Alicia Baxter was found Thursday with a gunshot wound to the head. According to police, the woman later identified as Baxter...

Hermans wins back-to-back Tour of Utah stages, extends lead

Aug. 15, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ben Hermans followed his dramatic effort at Powder Mountain by riding clear of his closest rivals on the finishing circuit Thursday to win his second straight stage in the Tour of Utah. The stage from Antelope Island to the Utah capital covered 86 miles, but it wasn't decided until...

Luz Escamilla moves forward in Salt Lake City mayoral race

Aug. 15, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Latina state senator and a pollution-fighting city councilwoman will face off in November for the Salt Lake City mayor's seat. Ballot results released Thursday show Sen. Luz Escamilla ahead of former state Sen. Jim Dabakis by about 400 votes. The outspoken, gay former state senator...