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Utah governor talks Trump, gun control ahead of Pence visit

Aug. 21, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert is calling for increased discussions about mental health and violent video games in response to recent mass shootings, and lamenting that President Donald Trump's messaging sometimes distracts from the administration's strong policy. The Republican governor made...

Chock, Bates headline International Figure Skating Classic

Aug. 21, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Olympic ice dancers champions Madison Chock and Evan Bates, fresh off their win at Four Continents, will compete at the U.S. International Figure Skating Classic for the first time next month. The third stop on the ISU Challenger Series begins Sept. 17 at the Salt Lake City Sports...

Judge tosses suit claiming 'Nightcrawler' makers stole idea

Aug. 21, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit by a Utah filmmaker who claimed the makers of the movie "Nightcrawler" stole the idea from his movie about a freelance videographer selling footage of wrecks and homicides. The Salt Lake Tribune reported Tuesday that U.S. District Judge Dee Benson...

Helicopter retrieves ailing hiker on Utah's Mt. Timpanogos

Aug. 21, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Authorities used a state Department of Public Safety helicopter to make an overnight rescue of an ailing 21-year-old hiker stranded high on Mt. Timpanogos in north-central Utah. Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Cannon says the helicopter late Tuesday night retrieved the man and a...

Man accused of sexual abuse during pre-parade campout

Aug. 21, 2019 12:13 AM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Prosecutors say a Provo man sexually abused a teenager while camping along a parade route. The Daily Herald reports that 64-year-old John Owen Larson has been charged with felony aggravated sexual abuse of a child. Court documents say he and the girl were camping the night before a...

Texas Tech's 6th grad transfer is former player for Wells

Aug. 20, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has added another graduate transfer, with former Utah State cornerback Ja'Marcus Ingram joining his former coach in the Big 12 Conference. Ingram went through his first practice with the Red Raiders on Tuesday, 11 days before the season opener. He is immediately eligible to...

Mormon local leader charged in dressing room camera incident

Aug. 20, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Utah man who serves as a local leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is accused of illegally photographing a woman in Tennessee in a mall dressing room. According to an affidavit filed in criminal court in Nashville, the incident began last week when a woman...

Another human case of West Nile virus is reported in Utah

Aug. 20, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Health officials have confirmed a human case of West Nile virus in eastern Utah. The TriCounty Health Department in Vernal didn't disclose the name, age or location of the infected person in the Uintah Basin. Health officials say at least four mosquito pools have tested positive for...

Suspect in Utah student's death charged in 2018 assault

Aug. 20, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The highly publicized arrest of a man in the killing of a Utah college student this summer prompted a woman to come forward and report that he had sexually abused her during a dinner date at his home in 2018, authorities said Tuesday. Ayoola Ajayi is charged in a new court filing with...

Vice President Mike Pence to tour Utah medical device maker

Aug. 20, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is coming to Utah, where he'll visit a medical-device manufacturer in suburban Salt Lake City. His office said in a statement that Pence will tour the offices of disposable devices maker Merit Medical in South Jordan Thursday morning. The Republican who...