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Utah candidate's campaign headquarters damaged by truck

Sep. 27, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A pickup truck ran into a Utah congressional candidate’s campaign headquarters, damaging the building and destroying the majority of the campaign materials stored inside. The vehicle struck the headquarters of Republican Burgess Owens in Midvale around midnight Friday, The Salt...

Officials: Virus cases at Utah homeless shelter reach 72

Sep. 25, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An outbreak at a Utah homeless shelter has resulted in 72 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, officials reported. The rapid increase in cases at the Gail Miller Resource Center in Salt Lake City coincides with a rise in cases in the state as a whole. Utah reported 1,404 new confirmed...

FILE - In this Thursday, July 9, 2020, file photo, Lucy Carbajal, center left, sits behind a photograph of her son Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal while other family members look on during a news conference at their attorney's office in Salt Lake City. District Attorney Sim Gill says Utah police officers were legally justified in firing more than 30 times and killing an armed man as he ran away. The case has become a rallying point for protesters in the state amid a national wave of dissent against police brutality. Gill said 22-year-old Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal was shot as he ran from Salt Lake City police officers who were investigating a gun-threat call and had yelled for him to drop a gun. The family of a Utah man who was killed and shot at more than 30 times as he ran from police filed a lawsuit against the Salt Lake City police department Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Utah family sues police, claiming 'gratuitous violence'

Sep. 25, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family of a Utah man who was shot at nearly 30 times and killed as he ran from police filed a lawsuit Friday against Salt Lake City and its police department. The family of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal family allege the officers engaged in “gratuitous violence” by...

FILE - In this on Aug. 5, 2020, file photo, Jeffery Ryans points at his ankle as he discusses his encounter with Salt Lake City police at his attorney's office, in Salt Lake City. A Utah police officer was charged with aggravated assault after ordering a dog to attack Ryans who had put his hands in the air, prosecutors announced Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Ryans was in his backyard on April 24 when police responded to a domestic dispute call. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, Filw)

Audit finds more incidents after police dog bites Black man

Sep. 25, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City’s police dog apprehension program will remain suspended indefinitely after an internal audit done after a Black man was bitten found 27 dog bite incidents since 2018, the police chief said Friday. The audit results were announced weeks after body camera footage...

Utah's 1st Congressional District Republican candidate Blake Moore poses for photographs on Aug. 10, 2020, in Salt Lake City. For the first time in nearly two decades, the bid to represent a sprawling congressional district in northern Utah is an open race following the retirement of Rob Bishop who became well-known for his outspoken takes on public lands. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Utah House candidates focus on bipartisanship at debate

Sep. 24, 2020 10:12 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two candidates aiming to represent a congressional district in northern Utah faced off in a debate Thursday and discussed the importance of bipartisanship and whether they would support nominating a new Supreme Court justice before the election. The bid to represent Utah's 1st...

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall speaks during a news conference Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Salt Lake City. A 13-year-old Utah boy with autism was shot by police after his mother asked for help getting him to a hospital and officers agreed to talk with him, police footage released showed.  She called the shooting a tragedy as she called for a quick but thorough investigation.

Police release footage after officers shoot 13-year-old boy

Sep. 21, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 13-year-old Utah boy with autism was shot by police after his mother asked for help getting him hospital mental-health treatment and officers agreed to talk with him, police footage released Monday showed. The videos show Salt Lake City officers chasing him down an alley after they...

Fire crews with a helicopter from around Washington County fight a wildfire near Leeds, Utah. Sunday, July 19, 2020. (Chris Caldwell/The Spectrum via AP)

Utah’s wildfire costs soar with more human-caused fires

Sep. 20, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s wildfire season has broken records for the number of human-caused fires and the costs to taxpayers. During a presentation of the Utah State Legislature’s powerful Executive Appropriations Committee, the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands said it has...

Ashley Cleveland is a volunteer with Outdoor Afro, in Salt Lake City, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. Utah is known for its outdoors culture, but people of color often don't have the same level of access to the state's famous natural features. Cleveland, 32, is an advisory committee member for the state Office of Outdoor Recreation and Utah’s only volunteer leader for Outdoor Afro, a nonprofit that helps Black people meet up and engage with the outdoors. (Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

Advocate encourages people of color to explore the outdoors

Sep. 19, 2020 10:01 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ashley Cleveland was 8 years old, walking through Sequoia National Park, when a park ranger pointed out a banana slug dragging itself across the forest floor. The ranger explained the anatomy and diet of the slug to Cleveland and the group of young campers, and asked if any of them...

ARCHIVO - En esta foto del 5 de septiembre del 2020, niños juegan

Coronavirus spike worsens in Utah as governor mulls measures

Sep. 18, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A spike of coronavirus cases in Utah that began after schools and colleges resumed classes reached a new peak Friday and led the state's Republican governor to say again that he's considering new measures to combat the spread of the virus. Gov. Gary Herbert said he will meet with his...

Medical staff prepare to take a COVID-19 tests at a drive through community based assessment centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Health authorities in New Zealand are scrambling to trace the source of a new outbreak of the coronavirus as the nation's largest city, Auckland, goes back into lockdown. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

The Latest: First case-free day for New Zealand in 5 weeks

Sep. 17, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has reported no new confirmed cases of the coronavirus for the first time in more than five weeks as hopes rise that an outbreak discovered in Auckland last month has been stamped out. Friday’s report also marked the fourth consecutive day without any cases of...