Latest Salt Lake City News

'Widespread' racial harassment found at Utah school district

Oct. 21, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal civil rights investigation released Thursday found widespread racial harassment of Black and Asian American students at a Utah school district, including hundreds of documented uses of the N-word and other racial epithets over the last five years. ...

Prosecutor: No more plea deals in gun-violence cases

Oct. 21, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The top prosecutor in Utah’s most populous county says he will no longer offer plea deals to defendants accused of gun-related crimes in an effort to combat gun violence. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said Wednesday he was putting...

Utah lab to analyze DNA evidence from Atlanta child murders

Oct. 19, 2021 07:30 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Utah laboratory will examine DNA evidence from a string of killings committed in Atlanta during the 1970s and 1980s, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said. Bottoms wrote in a tweet on Monday that city investigators were traveling to Salt Lake City to provide...

Opening of shipping container apartments is delayed

Oct. 16, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

Salt Lake City (AP) — The opening of affordable apartments in a six-story building made out of recycled shipping containers will be delayed because of a shortage of materials. Eco Box Fabricators owner Rod Newman said a delay in getting roofing materials and an elevator...

Survey: pandemic took a toll on kids’ learning and grades

Oct. 16, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Last spring, after teaching their kids at home for most of the 2020-21 school year, Rob and Melissa Seger sent their eldest daughter back to school in March. By then, Rob Seger, who is a cancer survivor and has epilepsy, was fully immunized....

No. 18 Arizona State faces tough test against resurgent Utah

Oct. 14, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Arizona State has quietly emerged as the top defensive team in the Pac-12. The 18th-ranked Sun Devils (5-1, 3-0 Pac-12) head into Saturday’s game at Utah leading the league in several key defensive categories. They rank...

Apple CEO, NBA's Dwyane Wade help LGBTQ group build homes

Oct. 13, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook and retired NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade joined Utah leaders Wednesday to announce the completion of a local advocacy group's campaign to build new homes that provide services for LGBTQ youth in the U.S. West. Encircle, a non-profit...

Texas order reflects growing GOP vaccine mandates hostility

Oct. 12, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — With the governor of Texas leading the charge, conservative Republicans in several states are moving to block or undercut President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates for private employers before the regulations are even issued. The growing...

Slain Utah football player remembered for optimism, kindness

Oct. 11, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

MESQUITE, Texas (AP) — Utah football player Aaron Lowe was remembered as an optimist, role model and friend at his funeral Monday, and coach Kyle Whittingham announced the school would retire Lowe's number and establish a scholarship in his name. Lowe's coaches and...

Snowstorm hits Utah mountain race, dozens of runners rescued

Oct. 10, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — An unexpected snowstorm forced the rescue of dozens of runners in a long-distance trail race in the mountains of northern Utah. None of the 87 or so runners rescued Saturday was hospitalized though several were treated for hypothermia and one was...