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No. 17 Arizona State at No. 13 Utah headlines Pac-12 week

Oct. 16, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 17 Arizona State at No. 13 Utah. A showdown that could go a long way in determining the Pac-12 South. The Sun Devils (5-1, 2-1 Pac-12) are coming off an impressive win, outlasting Washington State 38-34 in Tempe. Freshman...

College Football Picks: Pac-12 contenders in spotlight

Oct. 16, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

The Pac-12 has slipped into the background of the college football season. Again. The conference is still providing plenty of highlights and intrigue. No conference is more unpredictable from top to bottom. In the College Football playoff era, those are not necessarily good qualities. Being the only Power Five...

Mormon church opposes Utah LGBTQ conversion therapy ban

Oct. 16, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A proposed conversion therapy ban in Utah is in danger of being derailed after the influential Church of Jesus of Christ of Latter-day Saints came out Tuesday night in opposition, just months after it said it wouldn't stand in the way of a similar measure under consideration. The...

Video: Utah trooper saves driver stranded on train tracks

Oct. 16, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah trooper is being praised as a hero after saving a man stranded on train tracks. A dashcam video tweeted on Wednesday by the Utah Highway Patrol shows officer Ruben Correa running toward a car that had crashed on the train tracks and pulling the driver out minutes before a train...

Smoke near Spanish Fork Canyon expected from prescribed burn

Oct. 16, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Authorities say people may see smoke near the site of several wildfire burn scars over the next few weeks, but it will be coming from a prescribed burn. The Daily Herald reports that the project near Sheep Creek in Spanish Fork Canyon could make smoke visible until early November. The...

Lawyer says Arizona official miscast as human smuggler

Oct. 15, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer for an Arizona elected official charged in three states in an international adoption scheme said Tuesday prosecutors have miscast his client as a human smuggler. Attorney Matt Long said Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen cares deeply for the mothers from the Marshall Islands...

Utah's vaping illness count hits 83 amid national outbreak

Oct. 15, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah health officials say the number of cases of lung damage linked to vaping is up to 83, with 11 more potential cases being investigated. The state Department of Health announced the new tally Tuesday, a rise in the 76 cases reported earlier. Most patients are in their 20s or 30s....

City in rural Utah gets its first-ever grocery store

Oct. 15, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

SANTAQUIN, Utah (AP) — A rural Utah city is opening its first-ever grocery store. The Daily Herald reports construction began Monday on the first grocery store in Santaquin, a city of about 14,000 residents in northern Utah. The Santaquin Market is the first step in the city's plan to build a commercial...

Jazz pairing improved offense with already tough defense

Oct. 15, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Playing rugged defense has helped Utah become a consistent playoff team. Now the Jazz seek to become a bigger postseason threat with a more versatile offense. Utah made a flurry of offseason moves designed to bolster the team's outside shooting and give coach Quin Snyder additional...

Utah county to vote on possibly changing form of government

Oct. 15, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

BLANDING, Utah (AP) — Voters in a southeastern Utah county where Native Americans for the first time last year took over the majority of a three-person county commission are expected to vote next month on the first step in possibly changing to a new form of government. San Juan County voters would decide...