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Utah wildlife officials say bear encounters have increased

Nov. 19, 2019 3:20 PM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Wildlife officials say the number of reported human encounters with black bears in Utah has almost doubled since last year. The Daily Herald reported Monday that the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has received 53 reports statewide of incidents involving black bears since Nov. 7, two...

Police to re-open 1978 Utah murder blamed on serial killer

Nov. 18, 2019 7:03 PM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Authorities say they are re-opening a 1978 Utah rape and murder case that may have been wrongly blamed on a serial killer who recanted his confessions. Provo police say they will review the case of Marla Scharp, a 26-year-old Brigham Young University student found slain in her apartment....

Student whose parents died of heart attacks has CPR idea

Nov. 17, 2019 6:59 PM EST

EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah (AP) — A Utah high school student who lost both her parents to heart attacks has been nominated for a prestigious scholarship on the strength of her idea for a CPR-assistance device. Kennedy Hall’s idea is to create a device that fits over a person’s nose and mouth and do...

Zach Wilson returns, BYU beats Idaho State 42-10

Nov. 16, 2019 6:38 PM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Zach Wilson passed for 187 yards, two touchdowns and an interception to help BYU beat Idaho State 42-10 on Saturday. Shortly after the victory, BYU announced on Twitter that it had officially accepted an invitation to play in the Hawaii Bowl on Dec. 24. Wilson returned from a six-week...

Toolson scores 22 to carry BYU over S. Utah 68-63

Nov. 14, 2019 12:16 AM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Jake Toolson scored 22 points, including a dagger of a step-back 3-pointer in the waning seconds as Brigham Young narrowly defeated Southern Utah 68-63 on Wednesday night. Dalton Nixon had 13 points and seven rebounds for Brigham Young (2-1). TJ Haws added 10 points. Connor Harding had...

Scientific groups remove job posts over LGBTQ policy at BYU

Nov. 11, 2019 3:36 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two well-known scientific groups have dropped job postings from their websites from Brigham Young University because of the school's LGBTQ policies, igniting a debate on whether research organizations should take a stance on social issues. The Washington-based American Geophysical...

Romney's 3 TD passes lead BYU to 31-24 win over Liberty

Nov. 9, 2019 11:29 PM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Baylor Romney completed 23 of 33 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns and BYU beat Liberty 31-24 on Saturday night. Micah Simon had seven receptions for 91 yards and a score and threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Matt Bushman and Sione Finau had 10 carries for 69 yards for BYU. On...

Schakel, Feagin hit late 3s to lift San Diego State over BYU

Nov. 9, 2019 6:38 PM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Jordan Schakel and KJ Feagin each drained a 3-pointer late to help San Diego State get past BYU 76-71 on Saturday. Schakel hit 5 of 7 from deep and finished with 19 points and Malachi Flynn added 17 points while dishing out five assists for SDSU (2-0) which halted a six-game losing...

Barcello, Haws lead BYU over Cal St.-Fullerton 76-58

Nov. 6, 2019 12:22 AM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Alex Barcello scored 17 points, as did backcourt mate TJ Haws, and BYU defeated Cal State Fullerton 76-58 in a season opener on Tuesday night. Barcello made 7 of 9 shots from the floor, including 3 of 4 three-pointers. Haws made 7 of his 12 field goal tries. Connor Harding had 11 points...

Racial disparities in Utah prisons need study, lawmaker says

Nov. 3, 2019 10:51 AM EST

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A proposal to study how implicit racial biases may play into the disproportionate number of minorities in the Utah prison system is in the works for the 2020 legislative session. Republican state Rep. Marsha Judkins of Provo told the Standard-Examiner she is working on a prosecution...