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Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, left, reaches for a rebound past Golden State Warriors' Willie Cauley-Stein (2) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Rudy Gobert does it all as Jazz rout young Warriors, 129-96

Jan. 23, 2020 12:52 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Utah Jazz thrive on making that one extra pass to pile up assists, even if it means they run right up against the shot clock on many possessions. It sure helps to have the steady hand of Rudy Gobert in the post to finish. Gobert had 22 points, 15 rebounds and three blocked shots,...

Caprice Cortez, Faith Goodsell, Autumn Barton and Mykaylla Darrow, all teammates on the Grantsville High School girls soccer team that Alexis Haynie played on, stand together at a candlelight vigil for the Haynie family at City Park in Grantsville, Utah, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. Police say four members of the Haynie family were killed and one injured after being shot by a teenage family member on Jan. 17. (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP)

Teen charged as adult in fatal family shooting in Utah

Jan. 22, 2020 8:55 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah teenager shot and killed his mother and sister as they returned from school pickup, then waited for two more siblings to come home and killed them, prosecutors said Wednesday. Colin “CJ” Haynie, 16, tried to kill his father as well, but the older man managed to...

Former Utah university employee sentenced for stealing $380K

Jan. 22, 2020 8:05 PM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A former Utah Valley University employee was sentenced to four months in county jail after she pleaded guilty to stealing more than $380,000 from the university to pay for travel expenses and a private theater business, a judge said. Jennifer Clegg, 43, pleaded guilty to communications...

Utah prosecutors charge teenager as an adult in the shooting deaths of his mother and three siblings

Jan. 22, 2020 6:23 PM EST
GRANTSVILLE, Utah (AP) — Utah prosecutors charge teenager as an adult in the shooting deaths of his mother and three siblings.

Child finds loaded handgun outside Utah elementary school

Jan. 22, 2020 5:00 PM EST

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a child found a loaded handgun on the grounds of an elementary school in northern Utah. The Standard-Examiner reports officers were called to Odyssey Elementary in Ogden on Wednesday after the child found the .22-caliber Ruger Mark II handgun just...

Nathan Dalley, left, shakes hands with Republican Utah Rep. Craig Hall following a news conference about the discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children, now banned in Utah Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Dalley under went so-called conversion therapy. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Discredited conversion therapy banned in conservative Utah

Jan. 22, 2020 1:15 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children is now banned in Utah, making it the 19th state and one of the most conservative to prohibit it. Supporters navigated a winding path to passage and some dissent remains, but barring it in Utah could give a boost to...

Utah tax law repeal supporters say measure will go to ballot

Jan. 22, 2020 11:33 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Supporters of an effort to overturn recent changes to Utah's tax laws collected enough signatures to put the issue on the November ballot, they said. The tax reform package passed last month in a special state legislative session reduces income taxes while raising sales tax on food,...

University of Utah says car marked with N-word on MLK Day

Jan. 22, 2020 11:01 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Multiple people are responsible for the writing of the N-word on a frosty car windshield shortly before Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations at the University of Utah and “appropriate actions" are being taken, school officials said Tuesday. Monday's vandalism is not...

Bean's double-double helps Utah St. overwhelm Air Force

Jan. 22, 2020 1:03 AM EST

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Justin Bean scored 16 points with 13 rebounds and Sam Merrill scored 15 and Utah State beat Air Force 72-47 on Tuesday. Bean and Neemias Queta, scored 14, combined to shoot 11 of 15. Diogo Brito added 10 off the bench for the Aggies. Utah State (15-6, 4-4 Mountain West Conference) raced...

$3M-plus bail for 3 Utah drug suspects arrested in Nevada

Jan. 22, 2020 12:07 AM EST

WEST WENDOVER, Nev. (AP) — Three drug-trafficking suspects from Utah have been jailed in Nevada on bail set at more than $3 million each after a police officer says he spotted them near the state line transferring a bag between two vehicles, one that had been reported stolen. A drug-sniffing dog helped...