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Professor resigns after inflammatory tweets about protests

Jun. 30, 2020 9:19 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah criminal-justice professor has reversed himself again and resigned after posting inflammatory tweets about nationwide protests concerning race and police use of force. Weber State University officials said Tuesday that professor Scott Senjo's resignation is permanent. He had...

Late comer to Utah race for House seat leads fundraising

Jun. 23, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A Utah candidate who was a late entry to the race for a U.S. House of Representatives seat has passed his competitors in campaign fundraising. Blake Moore had generated $357,639 in fundraising for his campaign bid as of June 10, The Standard-Examiner reported Monday. Moore, who did not...

Utah professor withdraws resignation over protest tweets

Jun. 17, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A professor reversed his decision to resign from a university in Utah after being criticized for tweets about nationwide protests concerning race and police use of force. Weber State University confirmed in an email Tuesday that criminal justice professor Scott Senjo rescinded his...

Should death-penalty juries learn about death penalty costs?

Jun. 14, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Debate over Utah’s death penalty is intensifying in 2nd District Court as attorneys prepare for the trial of an Ogden couple accused of starving and fatally abusing their 3-year-old daughter. Prosecutors said earlier they will seek the death penalty against Miller Costello, 28,...

Report: Killing of Utah mayor in Afghanistan was planned

Jun. 8, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — An Afghan commando who fatally shot a Utah mayor serving in the National Guard in 2018 had planned the killing for weeks, according to an Army investigative report. U.S. Intelligence screeners failed to act swiftly enough on signs of the radicalization of the commando who was being...

Demonstrators leave a rally and head toward Seattle City Hall Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Seattle, following protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Latest: Seattle ends city-wide curfew ahead of schedule

Jun. 4, 2020 1:39 AM EDT

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Seattle ends city-wide curfew ahead of schedule. — Demonstrators march to U.S. Capitol during peaceful protests in...

Protesters conduct a peaceful demonstration while a Utah National Guardsman watches Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Salt Lake City. A peaceful protest over George Floyd's death made its way through downtown after the mayor announced a new weeklong curfew. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

2 charged with setting fire to Utah police car in protest

Jun. 3, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Salt Lake City men accused of setting fire to an empty police car during protests over the death of George Floyd were charged in federal court Wednesday. Investigators studied video footage to find Jackson Stuart Tamowski Patton, 26, and La’Troi Newbins, 28. They are...

FILE - in this Saturday, May 30, 2020 file photo, protesters climb on a flipped over police vehicle, in Salt Lake City. Protests in Salt Lake City that drew several thousand people are a setback for contact tracers already struggling to contain the spread of the coronavirus, said Tair Kiphibane, infectious disease bureau manager for the Salt Lake County Health Department. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Utah college condemns professor's tweets during protests

Jun. 1, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Weber State University in Utah is condemning a series of tweets by a criminal justice professor during protests last weekend decrying the death of George Floyd. The university said in a statement posted Monday that tweets by professor Scott Senjo were “abhorrent" and that an...

A protester looks on as a flipped over police vehicle burns Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Salt Lake City. People converged on downtown Salt Lake City, Saturday to protest the death of George Floyd who died in Minneapolis police custody on May 25. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Curfew enforced after volatile protests in Salt Lake City

May. 31, 2020 2:08 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police enforcing a curfew largely cleared the streets of downtown Salt Lake City on Saturday night after a volatile day of protests over the death of George Floyd, while demonstrators who refused to leave were arrested. Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall enacted the curfew —...

Ogden Police Chief Randy Watt speaks at a press conference after an officer involved shooting earlier in the afternoon on Thursday, May 28, 2020, at the Ogden Police Department. The chief reported that one police officer was killed at the scene and another was injured. The shooter also died at the scene. (Ben Dorger/Standard-Examiner via AP)

Police: Slain officer was proud to serve in his hometown

May. 29, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A police officer had been doing a job he loved for just over a year in his hometown of Ogden, Utah, when he was shot and killed during a domestic violence call, his fellow officers said Friday. Nathan Lyday, 24, was born in Ogden, went to school there and worked at a grocery store...