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Virus protest concert moved to third potential Utah venue

Jun. 4, 2020 5:51 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A planned concert sponsored by activists opposed to coronavirus-related restrictions has been moved to Iron County later this month after being rejected by Kaysville and Toole County. Utah Business Revival founder Eric Moutsos announced on Facebook that the concert, now being touted...

In this Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, photo, Republican Senate President Stuart Adams speaks during a news conference at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. Income tax money can only be used for education in Utah, but lawmakers are now introducing a complex proposal to change that in hopes of shoring up the state's shrinking sales-tax base. The plan would allow income tax money to be used for things like the Children's Health Insurance Program, which provides coverage to children whose families are low income but earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, said Adams. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

New unemployment claims slowing in Utah as state reopens

Jun. 4, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The number of people requesting unemployment assistance in Utah last week dropped below 5,000 for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in the United States. But the figure remained at a rate far higher than normal, according to figures released Thursday. Utah...

Wildlife agency officials believe gray wolf is in Utah

Jun. 4, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah has set up traps for a rare gray wolf that wildlife officials believe killed a calf in Rich County. A trapper with the state first believed the predator was a coyote but determined it was gray wolf earlier this week after analyzing scat, tracks and other evidence, The Salt Lake...

This photo provided by Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office shows Connor Peebles. A third person has been charged in the destruction of a Salt Lake City police car set on fire during protests over the death of George Floyd. Connor Peebles, 21, of Belmont, Michigan, helped flip the vehicle onto its roof Saturday May 30, 2020, prosecutors said in court documents. Peebles was charged Wednesday, June 3, 2020, with felony counts of criminal mischief and rioting. (Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office, via AP)

Third man charged after police car tipped, burned in protest

Jun. 4, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A third person has been charged in the destruction of a Salt Lake City police car set on fire during protests over the death of George Floyd. Connor Peebles, 21, of Belmont, Michigan, helped flip the vehicle onto its roof Saturday, prosecutors said in court documents. Peebles was...

In this photograph provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shows, left to right, Neil L. Andersen, M. Russell Ballard, both members of a top governing board called the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, counselor, Dallin H. Oaks, President Russell M. Nelson and counselor Henry B. Eyring 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)

Mormon conference to be crowd-less again due to pandemic

Jun. 4, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Thursday it will hold its twice-yearly signature conference in October without in-person audience as it did in April because of lingering concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. The conferences usually bring some 100,000 people to...

Utah boy dies after apparent accidental shooting in home

Jun. 4, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

KAMAS, Utah (AP) — A 10-year-old Utah boy died after an apparent accidental shooting on Tuesday, authorities said. The boy was shot in the chest at a home near Kamas, about 44 miles east of Salt Lake City, and died despite deputies efforts to save him, the Summit County Sheriff's Office said. Detectives...

Demonstrators leave a rally and head toward Seattle City Hall Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Seattle, following protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Latest: Seattle ends city-wide curfew ahead of schedule

Jun. 4, 2020 1:39 AM EDT

The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Seattle ends city-wide curfew ahead of schedule. — Demonstrators march to U.S. Capitol during peaceful protests in...

Body of Arizona man presumed to have drowned is recovered

Jun. 3, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

GLEN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Utah (AP) — A National Park Service search crew has recovered the body of an Arizona man presumed to have drowned in Utah's Lake Powell, authorities said Wednesday. Kane County Sheriff’s officials said the victim has been identified as 30-year-old Dustin Olague...

Students wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus stand in a line to have their body temperatures checked before entering their classrooms at a high school in Ulsan, South Korea, Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020. (Bae Byung-soo/Newsis via AP)

The Latest: New Zealand on verge of eradicating virus

Jun. 3, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. ___ WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand is on the verge of eradicating the virus from its...

Protesters conduct a peaceful demonstration while a Utah National Guardsman watches Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Salt Lake City. A peaceful protest over George Floyd's death made its way through downtown after the mayor announced a new weeklong curfew. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

2 charged with setting fire to Utah police car in protest

Jun. 3, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Salt Lake City men accused of setting fire to an empty police car during protests over the death of George Floyd were charged in federal court Wednesday. Investigators studied video footage to find Jackson Stuart Tamowski Patton, 26, and La’Troi Newbins, 28. They are...