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Court tosses Utah law that blocked malpractice lawsuits

Jul. 23, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Supreme Court has struck down part of a law that allowed a state panel to block malpractice lawsuits from reaching the courtroom. The court ruled last week that it is unconstitutional for the panel under the state Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing to make...

Champion bodybuilder turns himself in on Utah rape charges

Jul. 23, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A champion bodybuilder accused of raping a woman has turned himself in after an arrest warrant was issued earlier this month. Court records indicate Shawn Rhoden attended a court hearing Tuesday in a Salt Lake City suburb and was booked into a county jail. He remained behind bars...

Gov. Raimondo to skip National Governors Association meeting

Jul. 22, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo won't be attending the National Governors Association summer meeting in Utah this week. Raimondo leads the Democratic Governors Association. Many of the nation's governors are gathering in Salt Lake City, from Wednesday until Friday. Raimondo...

2 Utah polygamous group members plead guilty in tax scheme

Jul. 19, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two executives of a Salt Lake City biodiesel company linked to a polygamous group have pleaded guilty to charges filed in what prosecutors have called a $511 million tax credit scheme, according to documents made public Friday. Washakie Renewable Energy once described itself as the...

Plan to slow Western wildfires would clear strips of land

Jul. 19, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing an ambitious plan to slow Western wildfires by bulldozing, mowing or revegetating large swaths of land along 11,000 miles (17,700 kilometers) of terrain in the West. The plan that was announced this summer and presented at public open houses,...

Utah rescuers search for 2 men missing at reservoir

Jul. 19, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rescuers are searching for two men after a boat with its motor running was found unattended at a Utah reservoir. The Wasatch County Sheriff's Office says rescuers are looking for a 70-year-old from Salem and a 61-year-old from Pleasant Grove after the boat was reported to authorities...

Utah school district settles suit over teen dragged by a bus

Jul. 17, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah school district is paying $62,500 to settle a lawsuit filed after a junior high student was caught in a bus door and dragged about 175 feet (53 meters) in an alleged racially motivated incident. The incident occurred in February in West Point about 30 miles (48 kilometers)...

Convicted University of Utah shooter extradited to Colorado

Jul. 17, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man convicted of the fatal shooting of a University of Utah student has been extradited to Colorado to face additional charges. The Deseret News reports 25-year-old Austin Jeffery Boutain will face a first-degree murder charge in the death of 63-year-old Mitchell Bradford Ingle in...

Family mourns 6-year-old girl killed by father's golf shot

Jul. 17, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

OREM, Utah (AP) — Relatives of a 6-year-old Utah girl who died after her father accidentally struck her with a golf ball are remembering her as a loving, playful child. Aria Hill's uncle David Smith described her as a happy child who greeted strangers and enjoyed spending time with her parents. Smith said...

Police identify man killed by officer in Salt Lake shooting

Jul. 17, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities have identified the man killed by a police officer during a shootout at a Salt Lake City apartment complex on Monday. Detective Michael Ruff with Salt Lake City Police said Wednesday 43-year-old Michael Brand was shot and killed by an officer responding to a "mental health...