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Jack and Holly Nelson, center, join others in prayer during 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)

Lawyer: Family slaughter 'almost unbearable' for Utah father

Jan. 23, 2020 8:01 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The killing of a Utah mother and three of her children by a gunman identified by police as her 16-year-old son is “nearly unbearable" for the father who survived, a lawyer said Thursday. Colin L. Haynie "respectfully requests time and privacy to grieve and to heal himself and...

Man burned in motor home fire near Salt Lake City dies

Jan. 23, 2020 7:15 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who was seriously injured in a motor home fire near Salt Lake City has died. Police in Murray say the 62-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was cooking Jan. 14 when the fire broke out after he went to finish his laundry. The man's legs and arms were burned, and he...

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...

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,...

$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...

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2019, file photo, Tilli Buchanan, left, sits in court with Randy Richards, right, her attorney, during deliberations in a case where Buchanan was charged with criminal lewdness involving a child, in Salt Lake City. Judge Kara Pettit refused on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, to overturn part of Utah’s lewdness law in a blow to Buchanan who's fighting criminal charges after her stepchildren saw her topless in her own home. Pettit sided with prosecutors who argued that lewdness is commonly understood to include women’s breasts in American society, the Salt Lake Tribune reported. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)

Judge deals blow to woman charged for being topless at home

Jan. 21, 2020 7:52 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge refused to overturn part of Utah’s lewdness law Tuesday in a blow to a woman who's fighting criminal charges after her stepchildren saw her topless in her own home. Judge Kara Pettit sided with prosecutors who argued that lewdness is commonly understood to include...

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)

Police seek motive for Utah family's killings as funeral set

Jan. 21, 2020 4:41 PM EST

GRANTSVILLE, Utah (AP) — As investigators try to unravel why a teenage boy shot and killed four of his relatives, loved ones prepared to mourn the family at a funeral this week in a small Utah town. Police said the boy surrendered peacefully after killing a 52-year-old woman and three of her kids and...

Police investigate after four people were killed and fifth person was injured in a shooting at a Grantsville, Utah, home Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. The suspected shooter was taken into custody by Grantsville police, the Deseret News reported. Grantsville Mayor Brent Marshall said the victims and the shooter are all related, the newspaper reported. (Steve Griffin/The Deseret News via AP)

Utah police: Boy accused in killing 4 not cooperating

Jan. 20, 2020 5:28 PM EST

A boy accused of shooting and killing four members of a Utah family and wounding a fifth surrendered peacefully following the Friday night slayings, but has since refused to speak with detectives trying to piece together a possible motive, police said Monday. Police in the small town of Grantsville released the...

18-year-old snowmobiler who died in Utah avalanche ID'd

Jan. 20, 2020 12:59 PM EST

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Authorities have identified a teenager killed by an avalanche while snowmobiling north of Salt Lake City. Chase Adams, 18, was killed Saturday afternoon while snowmobiling with his father in Farmington Canyon north of Salt Lake City, The Davis County Sheriff's Office said Monday. It took...

Teen snowmobiler dies in avalanche north of Salt Lake City

Jan. 19, 2020 2:13 PM EST

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a teenager died after he was buried in an avalanche while snowmobiling north of Salt Lake City. Liz Sollis, a spokeswoman for the Davis County Sheriff's Office, tells the Standard-Examiner the 18-year-old was snowmobiling with his father in Farmington Canyon when the...