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Utah man charged with ramming minivan into FBI building gate

Apr. 7, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man who briefly took a hostage at an FBI office eight years ago is facing new charges after prosecutors say he rammed his car into the main security gate of the agency’s building to drawn agents' attention. Robert Joseph Hibbard of Midvale was charged with one of...

Kids leave hospital after eating THC candy from donation

Apr. 6, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Utah children have been released from the hospital after ingesting THC-infused candy that was in donated bags of food, police said Monday. Dozens of families picked up the bags filled with several items Friday at a Baptist church in Roy, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of...

Proclamation, plan for temples unveiled at Mormon conference

Apr. 6, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints presented a new proclamation and announced the opening of eight new temples during its annual conference. Church President Russell Nelson unveiled the developments Sunday during the 190th Annual General Conference. The proclamation...

In this photograph provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shows, far left to right, Neil L. Andersen, M. Russell Ballard, both members of a top governing board called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, sit next to each other during The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' twice-annual church conference Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Salt Lake City. The conference kicked off Saturday without anyone attending in person and top leaders sitting some 6 feet apart inside an empty room as the faith takes precautions to avoid the spread of the coronavirus. A livestream of the conference showed a few of the faith's top leaders sitting alone inside a small auditorium in Salt Lake City, Normally, top leaders sit side-by-side on stage with the religion's well-known choir behind them and some 20,000 people watching. (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints via AP)

Mormons unveil new official logo at crowd-less conference

Apr. 5, 2020 12:44 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sat 6 feet apart inside an empty room as the faith carried out its signature conference Saturday by adhering to social distancing guidelines that offered a stark reminder of how the global coronavirus pandemic is affecting...

Elderly woman at Utah nursing home dies of the coronavirus

Apr. 4, 2020 10:11 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An elderly woman at a nursing home in Salt Lake City has died of the coronavirus, state health officials said Saturday. The woman died Thursday, and three other patients are hospitalized, according to the state and county health departments. She was among eight people, including two...

FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2019, file photo, President Russell M. Nelson speaks during The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' twice-annual church conference, in Salt Lake City. For the first time in more than 60 years, top leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will deliver speeches at the faith's signature conference this weekend without anyone watching in the latest illustration of how the coronavirus pandemic is altering worship practices around the world. The twice-yearly conference normally brings some 100,000 people to the church conference center in Salt Lake City to watch five sessions over two days. This event, though, will be only a virtual one. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Mormons hold signature conference virtually due to pandemic

Apr. 3, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For the first time in more than 70 years, top leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will deliver speeches at the faith's signature conference this weekend without an in-person audience in the latest illustration of how the coronavirus pandemic is altering...

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Ballooning jobless claims flood Utah system in COVID crisis

Apr. 2, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jobless claims in Utah ballooned again as tens of thousands of people forced out of work during the coronavirus crisis flooded the system that had been staffed to handle a trickle during a time of historically low unemployment. Numbers released Thursday show 28,560 new unemployment...

Crews work to construct a crane on Temple Square that will be used to remove the Angel Moroni and damaged temple spire stones in Salt Lake City, Thursday, April 2, 2020. The stones were damaged in last month's earthquake. (Steve Griffin/The Deseret News via AP)

Latter-day Saints to remove statue during restoration work

Apr. 2, 2020 7:53 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints plans to temporarily remove the Angel Moroni statue from its Salt Lake Temple during restoration work. Workers at Temple Square in Salt Lake City installed a mobile crane Thursday, The Deseret News reports. The work will include the...

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2020, file photo, Businessman Jeff Burningham speaks during a debate for Utah's 2020 gubernatorial race in Salt Lake City. Gubernatorial candidate Burningham suspended his effort to gather signatures to qualify for the primary ballot, with the Republican saying he

Utah governor candidate names Sen. Dan McCay as running mate

Apr. 2, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gubernatorial candidate Jeff Burningham has announced he picked Republican state Sen. Dan McCay as his running mate. “Utah wants a lieutenant governor who will be a public servant for the people of Utah, someone who understands the legislative process and can help pass an...

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert shares updates during a COVID-19 pandemic press conference at the Utah State Capitol Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool)

Rent payments can be postponed, gov says as COVID toll rises

Apr. 1, 2020 8:04 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As the number of coronavirus cases and deaths grew in Utah, the governor announced a freeze on evictions Wednesday and advocates demanded more inmates be released to prevent the spread in jails and prisons. Seven people have died, including two new deaths of people over 65, said...