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Gobert goes for 25 and 14 as Jazz beat frustrated Warriors

Nov. 12, 2019 2:58 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz showed they can be a dangerous team from beyond the arc. Mitchell and Mike Conley each hit five 3-pointers as the Jazz shot 56 percent (15 for 27) from deep over the first three quarters to take command in a 122-108 victory over the Golden State...

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...

Scientific groups remove job posts over LGBTQ policy at BYU

Nov. 11, 2019 3:36 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two well-known scientific groups have dropped job postings from their websites from Brigham Young University because of the school's LGBTQ policies, igniting a debate on whether research organizations should take a stance on social issues. The Washington-based American Geophysical...

Utah death-row inmate whose double-murder case featured in book "Under the Banner of Heaven" has died of natural causes

Nov. 11, 2019 12:16 PM EST
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah death-row inmate whose double-murder case featured in book "Under the Banner of Heaven" has died of natural causes.

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...

F-35 pilots at a Utah base to resume night flying this week

Nov. 10, 2019 10:55 PM EST

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AP) — Starting this week, pilots at Utah's Hill Air Force Base will start their recurrent local night flying schedule. Base officials say northern Utah residents will notice increased jet activity during the evening hours as F-35 pilots practice night-time combat skills from Nov....

Man dies while making a homemade explosive device in Utah

Nov. 10, 2019 3:26 PM EST

NEW HARMONY, Utah (AP) — Authorities in Utah say man has died while making a homemade explosive device at a Washington County home. County sheriff's officials say incident occurred around 8 p.m. Saturday. The man's name is being withheld until authorities can notify his family. Sheriff's deputies were...

Members of community attacked in Mexico doubt they'll return

Nov. 10, 2019 2:33 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Utah man who helped get his mother and other family members safely out of northern Mexico after nine people were killed in an apparent ambush said Sunday that most fled to Arizona with whatever they could fit in their cars and trucks and they'll likely never return. More than 100 people...

Meth overdose ruled cause of Weber County Jail inmate death

Nov. 10, 2019 11:53 AM EST

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — The state medical examiner has determined the cause of death of a Weber County Jail inmate was a methamphetamine overdose. The Standard-Examiner reports that incident reports filed by county corrections officers and nurses detail the symptomatic decline of arrestee Eric Gavin and the...