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Teacher blames misunderstanding after her kidnapping arrest

Nov. 22, 2019 3:29 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah elementary school teacher charged with felony kidnapping after leaving school property with a 6-year-old student said she was trying to help the upset girl get home. Prosecutors filed the case against Amy Martz this week, alleging she was gone with the child for 40 minutes in a...

No. 7 Utah faces Arizona with Pac-12, playoff hopes on line

Nov. 22, 2019 1:44 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Utah has won six straight games and is very much in the hunt for a spot in the College Football Playoff thanks to one of the nation’s top defenses that has held opponents to seven points or less on five different occasions. It’s also becoming clear that the Utes have a...

Hiker found dead in Zion National Park was concession worker

Nov. 22, 2019 12:07 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Zion National Park officials say a hiker found dead at the bottom of a popular trail bordered by steep drops was a concession employee at the park in southern Utah. Officials on Friday identified the person found dead Thursday morning as 19-year-old Savannah McTague and said she was a...

Hunter who accidentally killed teen teaches safety courses

Nov. 22, 2019 12:05 PM EST

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — It’s a story she’s told over and over. Looking at round-faced kids who gathered in a Cedar City home for a hunter safety course, Kayleen Richins tells them how she fired a bullet that whizzed through the trees, pierced the window of a passing Jeep and hit a 14-year-old...

No. 20 Boise State dealing with injuries to top 2 QBs

Nov. 22, 2019 11:31 AM EST

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Boise State is moving closer to yet another Mountain West Conference championship game appearance. This time, the 20th-ranked Broncos have to do it with uncertainty at quarterback. Starter Hank Bachmeier and backup Chase Cord were sidelined with injuries in Boise State's 42-9 win over...

Sullivan, Atwood lead Lamar over Utah Valley 74-68

Nov. 21, 2019 11:41 PM EST

OREM, Utah (AP) — Avery Sullivan had 17 points and 14 rebounds to lead five Lamar players in double figures as the Cardinals defeated Utah Valley 74-68 on Thursday night. T.J. Atwood added 13 points for the Cardinals (4-1). Davion Buster chipped in 12 and Ellis Jefferson V.J. Holmes added 11 apiece. Cavit...

Brewton leads Coastal Carolina past Utah, 79-57

Nov. 21, 2019 10:08 PM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Keishawn Brewton scored 22 points and hit six 3-pointers, and Coastal Carolina beat Utah 79-57 on Thursday night in a Myrtle Beach Invitational quarterfinal. Ebrima Dibba added 19 points, DeVante’ Jones had 16 points and Garrick Green finished with 12 for the Chanticleers (3-2)....

Trailblazing basketball player of Japanese descent dies

Nov. 21, 2019 7:21 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Wataru "Wat" Misaka, the first player of Japanese descent to play in the league that was the predecessor to the NBA, has died. He was 95. The University of Utah athletic department said in a news release Thursday that Misaka died Wednesday in Salt Lake City. He grew up in Ogden, Utah....

No. 7 Oregon State rips Southern Utah 95-45 in morning game

Nov. 21, 2019 6:02 PM EST

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State guard Mikayla Pivec has become a rebounding machine. On a team with five players 6-foot-4 or taller, the 5-foot-10 Pivec leads the Beavers in rebounding by a significant margin. Pivec had 18 boards to go along with 10 points and seven assists as No. 7 Oregon State rolled...

Boise State looking to clinch divisional title vs Utah State

Nov. 21, 2019 5:58 PM EST

No. 20 Boise State (9-1, 6-0 MWC) at Utah State (6-4, 5-1), Saturday at 10:30 p.m. EST (CBSSN). Line: Boise State by 9 1/2. Series record: Boise State leads 18-5 WHAT’S AT STAKE? A victory over Utah State will clinch a share of the Mountain Division title for Boise State and open the door for the Broncos...