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Salt Lake City police officers criticize new hybrid vehicle

Nov. 12, 2019 12:05 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Some officers from the Salt Lake City Police Department have warned city leaders that new hybrid sedans are too small. The Ford Fusion Responder hybrid sedan was "not designed for police work," and "a danger to anyone that may need a police response," several officers who tested out...

Utah death-row inmate featured in best-selling book dies

Nov. 11, 2019 7:01 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah death-row inmate who killed his brother's wife and her toddler because of his strong polygamist beliefs in a case made famous by the book "Under the Banner of Heaven" has died of natural causes, prison officials said Monday. Ron Lafferty, 78, died at the state prison in the...

The Latest: Author grateful inmate didn't face firing squad

Nov. 11, 2019 6:18 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a Utah death-row inmate who died in prison (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Author Jon Krakauer says he's grateful that a Utah death-row inmate who killed his brother's wife and her toddler has died of natural causes and won't be executed by firing squad in what would have...

2 dead in shooting inside home in West Jordan

Nov. 11, 2019 9:50 AM EST

WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — Authorities say two men are dead after a shooting inside a home in West Jordan. KUTV in Salt Lake City reports the shooting occurred inside the garage Sunday night. According to investigators, it involved a homeless man who had recently been taken in by the family living in the...

Historic dam east of Salt Lake City 1 of 5 in poor condition

Nov. 10, 2019 11:26 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The window-like arches on the outside of the towering Mountain Dell Dam provide an artistic facade that fits with the natural beauty of the Utah mountain canyon where the century-old structure sits. The design's historical significance earned it a spot on the National Register of...

Man faces sexual assault charge after incident on a plane

Nov. 9, 2019 5:21 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Utah man accused of groping another passenger on a Salt Lake City-bound American Airlines flight that diverted to Tulsa for his arrest has been charged with abusive sexual contact. The man, identified in court records as James Clayton Cholewinski-Boy, 32, was charged by federal...

Utah officials weigh ideas to ease congestion on canyon road

Nov. 9, 2019 10:55 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Department of Transportation will begin assessing a wide array of ideas to ease traffic on a canyon road that leads up to some of the state's most popular and well-known ski resorts, including gondolas, a rail line, buses, and wider roads and more parking lots. The Salt Lake...

Utah homeless shelter to close, protesters seek extension

Nov. 8, 2019 10:50 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Demonstrators are raising concerns after state and city officials announced plans to close a homeless shelter as winter approaches. The Road Home shelter has housed homeless people and families for decades but is scheduled to close in about three weeks, Salt Lake City officials said....

Mexico killing highlights confusion over Mormon groups

Nov. 7, 2019 7:01 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After nine people belonging to a Mormon offshoot community were killed in Mexico this week, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued a short statement expressing sympathy for the victims while clarifying that they didn't belong to the mainstream church. That the faith...

Report: No defects in tour bus in Utah crash that killed 4

Nov. 7, 2019 4:49 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. authorities investigating a tour bus crash that killed four Chinese tourists in Utah said Thursday they haven't uncovered any mechanical problems that could explain why the driver lost control of the vehicle. The 60-year-old driver was on his first run for a new company when the...