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Tourists from China sue Utah after deadly tour bus crash

Sep. 15, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The state of Utah didn't do enough to make sure a remote highway was safe before a tour bus crashed, killing four people from China and injuring two dozen more in 2019, family and survivors said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The lawsuit alleges...

Rifle at youth soccer tournament spreads panic in Salt Lake

Sep. 13, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who displayed a rifle at a youth soccer tournament, spreading panic through the crowd, wasn't prompted by anything related to the game, police said Monday. People screamed “active shooter” as parents and players ran to take cover behind...

Idaho man arrested after hit-and-run, pursuit in Utah city

Sep. 12, 2021 15:13 PM EDT

BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) — Police in Utah say an Idaho man was arrested Sunday after he rammed a police car with his truck and tried to hit two other police vehicles while fleeing a hit-and-run crash. Fifty-one-year-old Cory Adams of Shoshone was arrested by police and SWAT...

School mask mandate obeyed without police in Salt Lake

Sep. 12, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — When a student disobeys a school rule, there are opportunities for “teaching moments” to help bring them into compliance. So it goes with Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall’s mask mandate that requires K-12 students, educators and staff to...

Unruly passenger arrested after growling, swearing on flight

Sep. 07, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Las Vegas man who berated a flight crew and fellow passengers on a plane Monday has been cited for public intoxication and disorderly conduct. He growled like a dog while taking his mask on and off his face, gave the middle finger and swore at...

Lawsuit: Paraplegic man's foot 'shredded' on rollercoaster

Sep. 04, 2021 20:01 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — A paraplegic man who was injured on a roller coaster is now suing a Utah amusement park, saying his paralyzed leg wasn't properly secured while he was on the ride and his foot was shredded. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Matthew Christensen filed...

Santa Fe video rental store survives era of streaming movies

Sep. 04, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The chatter from the checkout counter is muffled by a recently installed Plexiglas barrier, now standard in many retails stores. It’s hard to tell what Lisa Harris and her customer are saying. “What was the name of that actress that starred in...

1st Afghan refugee since Taliban takeover arrives in Utah

Sep. 02, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As a member of the Hazara minority in Afghanistan, Azim Kakaie would have had no access to higher education under the Taliban. Instead, over the past two decades he turned a love for aviation into an air-traffic control job in Kabul, he said Thursday. ...

Mormon vaccine push ratchets up, dividing faith's members

Aug. 31, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After more than a year of attending church virtually, Monique Allen has struggled to explain to her asthmatic daughter why people from their congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints don’t wear masks. Allen said she has taught her daughter that...

Utah mask-mandate ban 'unfairly defined' education boss says

Aug. 30, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In response to federal education officials opening a new investigation into whether state law banning school districts from imposing mask mandates violates the rights of students with disabilities, Utah's top education official says the U.S. Education Department the...