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In this Sunday, May, 24, 2020, booking photo released by the Layton Police Department shows suspect, Ethan Hunsaker, 24. He was arrested on suspicion of first degree murder and is being held in the Davis County Jail in Farmington, Utah. Layton Police Department say Hunsaker was arrested Sunday on suspicion of murder after he allegedly reported the death of a 25-year-old woman he'd met on on a popular dating app.  (Layton Police Department via AP)

Suspect in date killing of Utah woman called 'monster'

May. 26, 2020 1:22 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Relatives of a Utah woman who police say was killed last weekend after meeting a man via the popular dating app Tinder have called the suspect a “monster” who took their daughter in “a crime as senseless as it was evil.” The family of Ashlyn Black issued...

Man shot, killed by Salt Lake City police officer

May. 23, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man was shot and killed by a Salt Lake City police officer who responded to a report of a group of people being threatened by two people with a gun, a spokesperson said. Officers were dispatched at about 2 a.m. Saturday, said Salt Lake Police Sgt. Keith Horrocks. When they arrived,...

This May 13, 2020, photo taken with a fisheye lens shows a list of the confirmed COVID-19 cases in Salt Lake County early in the coronavirus pandemic at the Salt Lake County Health Department, in Salt Lake City. Health officials later moved to tracking the cases in an online database, but the white board remains in the office as a reminder of how quickly the coronavirus spread. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Detective, nurse, confidant: Virus tracers play many roles

May. 21, 2020 8:46 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Health investigator Mackenzie Bray smiles and chuckles as she chats by phone with a retired Utah man who just tested positive for the coronavirus. She’s trying to keep the mood light because she needs to find out where he’s been and who he’s been around for the...

Utah man arrested in connection with thefts of garage doors

May. 20, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man who was hired to install garage doors acquired supplies by stealing doors from homes under construction, authorities said. Police arrested 35-year-old Justin Thomas Strasburg Tuesday, The Deseret News reported. Strasburg was arrested May 7 while in possession of about...

Dr. Angela Dunn, state epidemiologist from the Utah Department of Health, speaks during the daily COVID-19 briefing at the Utah State Capitol Thursday, April 9, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool)

State sounds warning about southern Utah COVID cases

May. 20, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Southern Utah could see a surge in coronavirus cases after the area experienced its most contagious two weeks since the pandemic hit, the state epidemiologist warned Wednesday. The five-counties in the southwestern health district recorded 55 new cases this week, and 56 cases the...

Onlookers gather to watch as the Angel Moroni statue is lowered to the ground by workers from Jacobsen Construction as they remove it from the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Monday, May 18, 2020. Removal of the Angel Moroni statue with a crane began Monday as part of a four-year project to renovate and restore the temple. (Scott G Winterton/The Deseret News via AP)

Church begins removal of damaged Salt Lake Temple statue

May. 18, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints started work to temporarily remove a damaged statue from the church's Salt Lake Temple. Removal of the Angel Moroni statue with a crane began Monday as part of a four-year project to renovate and restore the temple, The Deseret News...

This photo provided by the Nevada Highway Patrol shows earthquake damage that has U.S. Highway 95 closed for repairs after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck early Friday, May 15, 2020 in a remote area west of Tonopah. Trooper Hannah DeGoey and local sheriff's offices reported no injuries following the 4 a.m. temblor. DeGoey said crews were working to reopen the main highway between Las Vegas and Reno. (Nevada Highway Patrol via AP)

Nevada highway damaged by largest area quake in 65 years

May. 15, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The cracked main highway between Las Vegas and Reno reopened Friday, 10 hours after a predawn magnitude 6.5 earthquake that a researcher called the largest to strike the remote area of western Nevada in 65 years. No injuries were reported, but officials said goods tumbled from market...

A directional arrow on a street points to the Signal Iduna Park, Germany's biggest stadium of Borussia Dortmund in Dortmund, Germany, Thursday, May 14, 2020. Bundesliga will now restart on May 16, 2020 when Borussia Dortmund will play the derby against FC Schalke 04 at home without spectators due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

The Latest: Aussie rules football to kick off on June 11

May. 15, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Aussie rules football will kick off again on June 11, with the second round of the Australian Football League to be played almost three months after the competition was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. Australian...

A Catholic parishioner observe morning daily Mass at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City, Friday, May 8, 2020, where a majority of the pews are taped off due to restrictions implemented to combat COVID-19. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Utah governor to relax coronavirus rules in much of state

May. 14, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah will further relax coronavirus-related restrictions across much of the state, allowing team sports to resume, pools to open and groups of up to 50 people to gather, Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday. Stricter rules will remain in several areas, including Salt Lake City, West...

This image taken in 2012 and provided by the Bureau of Land Management shows a slot canyon at Little Wild Horse Canyon, about 200 miles (320 kilometers) south of Salt Lake City, Utah. A 7-year-old girl has died and her 3-year-old sister is missing after flash flooding sent torrents of water into a narrow canyon in the Utah desert. Authorities said Tuesday, May 12, 2020, that at least 21 others escaped the flooding in Little Wildhorse Canyon. (Matt Blocker/Bureau of Land Management via AP)

Sisters killed in flash flooding at Utah Canyon identified

May. 14, 2020 1:24 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two young sisters who died in flash flooding that sent torrents of water roaring into a narrow canyon in the Utah desert were identified by police on Thursday. McKinzley Graff, age 7, and Elexia Graff, 3, were hiking with their mother and uncle in central Utah's Little Wildhorse...