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PAC run by Utah governor's former staff under investigation

Jun. 15, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A political action committee run by Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's former campaign manager is under investigation after raising $4.8 million but never donating to candidates or causes. The PAC called "Americans for an Informed Electorate" that was co-founded by Joe Demma has used most of...

Protesters demand firing of Utah cop who pulled gun on child

Jun. 15, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

WOODS CROSS, Utah (AP) — About 100 protesters gathered outside a police agency in northern Utah to demand an officer who pulled his gun on a 10-year-old child last week be fired. The crowd carried Black Lives Matter signs Friday evening and others protesting the incident, including one that said "Hey Cops!...

Utah-Detroit Delta flight makes emergency Wyoming landing

Jun. 15, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Delta flight has made an emergency landing in Wyoming after instruments detected a possible fire in the plane's cargo area. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that there were no injuries among the more than 200 passengers and crew Friday afternoon when a Delta Airbus A321 headed from...

Kayaker drowns in Jordan River south of Salt Lake City

Jun. 14, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City police are investigating the death of a kayaker whose boat overturned in the Jordan River. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the man in his 50s was kayaking just before 6 p.m. Thursday when the accident occurred at the spillway near 4600 South. Police say the moving water...

Case reinstated for jail nurse charged after inmate death

Jun. 14, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A negligent homicide charge is being reinstated for an eastern Utah jail nurse accused of failing to help a 21-year-old inmate who died in December 2016 of severe hydration. A judge tossed out the misdemeanor case against Jana Clyde in Duchesne County last February, ruling there...

Man dies after 'medical episode' in Utah jail booking area

Jun. 14, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a man has died after experiencing medical problems in the booking area of a jail in northern Utah. The Standard-Examiner reports the Weber County Sheriff's Office said 39-year-old Eric Arthur Gavin died Wednesday after experiencing a medical episode in the Weber County...

Flood warning for Utah's Duchesne River into next week

Jun. 14, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A flood warning remains in effect in northeast Utah for the Duchesne River through early next week due to rapid snowmelt in the mountains. The National Weather Service said Friday flooding has been reported in the Myton area of Duchesne County and the remainder of the river is running...

Utah will investigate case of police drawing gun on child

Jun. 14, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

WOODS CROSS, Utah (AP) — An attorney for a Utah police department where a white officer drew his gun on a 10-year-old black child says Utah law enforcement will investigate the incident. Attorney Heather White said Friday the Utah Department of Public Safety has agreed to investigate possible criminal...

'Redmen' water tank in Utah triggers new debate over name

Jun. 14, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — A southern Utah city council is delaying a vote about whether to make a water tank adorned with a painted image of a Native American and the name "Redmen" an official city monument. The Spectrum newspaper in St. George reports the city council in Cedar City decided Wednesday to...

Ex-commissioner files defamation lawsuit against colleagues

Jun. 14, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Utah County commissioner who was investigated on sexual harassment allegations is suing other members of the commission for defamation. Greg Graves filed the lawsuit Tuesday, claiming Commissioners Nathan Ivie and Bill Lee led people to believe he was guilty of the...