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Pawn shop manager catches baby falling off store's counter

Dec. 11, 2019 7:08 PM EST

A pawn shop manager in Utah is being applauded after catching a baby that was about to fall off the store’s counter in a tumble captured by surveillance cameras. Manager Bill Reel told KUTV in Salt Lake City that two women were looking at a rifle on Dec. 7 when one of them set the baby on the glass...

Nebraska man held in 1982 killing of Salt Lake City woman

Dec. 11, 2019 1:42 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Nebraska man has been arrested in a cold-case killing of a Salt Lake City woman in her apartment, authorities said. Bryan Reed, 55, awaits extradition to face Utah charges of murder and aggravated burglary in the Aug. 18, 1982 killing of 72-year-old Wilhelmina Reid. the South Sioux...

Utah governor calls special session to decide on tax reform

Dec. 11, 2019 11:15 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Legislature has announced plans to tackle tax reform in a special session after receiving the recommendation from a legislative task force early this week. RepublicanGov. Gary Herbert has formally called a special legislative session Thursday at 5 p.m. to decide on the...

Report: Utah saw large population growth over past decade

Dec. 11, 2019 9:33 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah experienced a significant increase in its population over the past decade, according to a new University of Utah report. The university's Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute released analysis Monday that found the growth was especially strong in Utah County. The institute based its...

Temporary bridge to carry Interstate 80 traffic over tracks

Dec. 11, 2019 12:42 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Department of Transportation is installing a new temporary bridge to carry Interstate 80 traffic over Union Pacific railroad tracks in western Salt Lake County during a construction project. The temporary bridge that crews are assembling alongside eastbound I-80 at the...

Toolson, Childs lead BYU over Nevada 75-42

Dec. 10, 2019 11:17 PM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Jake Toolson had 15 points, Yoeli Childs had a double-double and BYU handed Nevada its worst loss of the season, 75-42, on Tuesday night. Childs had 14 points and 13 rebounds for his second-straight double-double in his third game back from a season-opening suspension. Alex Barcello...

Utah State goes to 10-1, routs NAIA’s St. Katherine 94-49

Dec. 10, 2019 11:17 PM EST

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Brock Miller scored 22 points and Utah State improved its record to 10-1 and won their 13th straight home game by routing new NAIA member St. Katherine 94-49 on Tuesday night. The Aggies are off to their best start since the 2012-13 season when they opened 14-1. The home-court win streak...

Past leader of Utah skating club charged with enticing minor

Dec. 10, 2019 6:31 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former president of a prominent Salt Lake City figure skating club has been arrested on suspicion of trying to set up a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old girl. Matthew Gregory Shepard was charged Tuesday with enticing a minor, criminal solicitation and attempted sexual...

Utah Legislative panel votes to recommend tax overhaul plan

Dec. 10, 2019 12:38 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A legislative task force in Utah voted to recommend a tax reform plan to the Legislature that would reduce state taxes by $160 million, double the amount in a previous proposal, officials said. The Tax Restructuring and Equalization Task Force met Monday ahead of a possible special...

Driver of big rig killed in fiery crash in northern Utah

Dec. 10, 2019 10:55 AM EST

PETERSON, Utah (AP) — A truck driver may have experienced a medical problem before he was killed in a fiery crash on Interstate 84 in northern Utah, the Highway Patrol said Tuesday. The driver killed late Monday in Morgan County was identified as 59-year-old Jimmie Grundie of Brigham City. Grundie's big...