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Utah woman dies after tree falls on her head

Jul. 18, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a Utah woman has died after a tree fell on her head. The Deseret News reports the 74-year-old woman was cutting down trees with a chain saw near her family's cabin in Manor Lands on Tuesday. Summit County Sheriff's Lt. Andrew Wright says a dead tree that was leaning...

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...

Highland votes to support abortion restrictions

Jul. 17, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

HIGHLAND, Utah (AP) — The city of Highland has passed a resolution in support of anti-abortion legislation, marking at least the third time a local government in Utah has a taken an official position against the procedure since state lawmakers passed new restrictions this year. The resolution approved...

Mormon leader Russell M. Nelson to speak at NAACP convention

Jul. 17, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' top leader has been invited to speak at the NAACP convention in Detroit, marking the latest sign of a burgeoning partnership between the two organizations. The Utah-based faith said in a news release Wednesday that president Russell M....

LGBT therapy service relies on donors after partnership ends

Jul. 17, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah therapy service is using donations to provide subsidized mental health services after parting ways with a youth LGBTQ resource center that funded the operation. About 200 clients followed their therapists after Flourish Therapy and the nonprofit Encircle split in May, The Daily...

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...

Funeral planned for Army sergeant who died in Afghanistan

Jul. 17, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — An Army sergeant from Utah who died in Afghanistan will be buried in Ogden this week. The Standard-Examiner reports a funeral for U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Elliott J. Robbins is set for Thursday morning at St. James Catholic Church. A burial with military honors will follow at Ben Lomond...

Feds: Moving land agency will save money, improve decisions

Jul. 16, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it can save taxpayers millions of dollars, make better decisions and trim a "top heavy" office in Washington by moving the headquarters of the nation's biggest land agency to Colorado and dispersing scores of jobs across 11 states in the U.S. West....