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Searchers rescued kayakers who got lost on Great Salt Lake

Sep. 20, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Searchers have rescued three kayakers who became separated and were forced to swim while being battered by 8-foot (2.4-meter) waves on the Great Salt Lake in northern Utah. Davis County authorities says the last two kayakers were found alive early Friday morning and are OK. The two...

Bounce house sparks fire, power outages in Utah neighborhood

Sep. 20, 2019 12:47 PM EDT

DRAPER, Utah (AP) — A bounce house in Utah has started a fire that left thousands of residents without power after strong winds lifted the inflatable into nearby power lines. The Drape Fire Department says nobody was injured and that crews responded Thursday to the scene and put out the fire while closing...

No charges for mayor accused of misusing retirement fund

Sep. 19, 2019 11:08 PM EDT

OREM, Utah (AP) — Utah County prosecutors will not file criminal charges against the Orem mayor who was accused of misusing his city retirement account. The Daily Herald reports the prosecutors' office said in a statement Thursday that it appears dates were altered on Mayor Richard Brunst's withdrawal...

Pac-12 Game of the Week: Can Utah break the Coliseum Curse?

Sep. 19, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK: Utah hasn't won against the Trojans in Los Angeles in more than 100 years. Yep, that's right, more than a century. The Utes' last win came in 1916. But No. 10 Utah (3-0) has a chance in its Pac-12 opener to not only break the...

Fluorescent red Kokanee Salmon on display as they spawn

Sep. 19, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah wildlife technicians are trapping Kokanee Salmon near a mountain reservoir this week and collecting their eggs and milt at spawning time. The fish's transformation from a silver color to fluorescent red was on display Wednesday at a fish trap along the Strawberry River, about 20...

Woman dies from injuries in wreck that killed her daughter

Sep. 19, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman has died from injuries suffered in an Aug. 17 crash that killed her 16-year-old daughter. Police say 44-year-old Brandilee Kussee Chacon died Tuesday, one month after Sierra Rosalina Chacon was fatally injured in the wreck in Big Cottonwood Canyon in the mountains east of...

Washington seeks first road win against BYU since 1997

Sep. 19, 2019 3:33 PM EDT

No. 22 Washington (2-1) at BYU (2-1), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (ABC/ESPN 2). Line: Washington by 6 1/2. Series record: Washington leads 6-4. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Washington hits the road for the first time this season and is seeking its first win in Provo since 1997. BYU is looking to avenge last season's lopsided...

Utah school district accidentally shares ex-employee threat

Sep. 19, 2019 2:47 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police warned the top officials of a Utah school district about an ex-employee who had told his co-worker he wanted to "see what it feels like" to murder someone and attack "women or gays." The notice was meant to be kept private among school officials and security guards of the Davis...

Win of the Century: No. 10 Utes try to end epic skid at USC

Sep. 19, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California's home winning streak against Utah is older than the 96-year-old Coliseum. The last time USC lost a home game to the Utes was in 1916, when the school whose unofficial nickname had recently changed from the Methodists to the Trojans played downtown at long-gone Fiesta...

No. 10 Utah looks for historic win over up-and-down USC

Sep. 19, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

No. 10 Utah (3-0, 0-0 Pac-12) at Southern California (2-1, 1-0), Friday at 9 p.m. EDT (FS1). Line: Utah by 3 1/2. Series record: USC leads 11-6. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The Utes will look to solidify their status as favorites to win the Pac-12 South and the conference's best contender to reach the College Football...