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Jordan LDS temple rededicated after 2 years of renovations

Jordan Temple rededication

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has rededicated a temple south of Salt Lake City...

State

US raises concerns about illnesses tied to synthetic pot

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. health officials are urging states to regulate marijuana oil extracts after investigating a rash of illnesses tied to the products in Utah. In a report released Thursday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that synthetic products falsely labeled as...


State

Man charged in death of Utah teen he was 'obsessed' with

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 24-year-old man has been charged with aggravated murder in the death of a 15-year-old Salt Lake City girl police say he was obsessed with and wanted to marry. Charging documents filed Friday say Shaun French acknowledged to a friend that he had killed Baleigh Bagshaw on May...


State

Doctor dresses up as clown and brings joy to Ogden patients

Exchange Hospital Clown

ODGEN, Utah (AP) — If anybody needed cheering up, it was Kim Call. The Syracuse man has been in the hospital since April 4, with a colon so twisted in knots that it required three surgeries over the past six weeks. He’d just had his feeding tube removed, and the hope among doctors and family was...


National

Polygamous town under scrutiny picks outsider as chief

Polygamous Town Police Chief

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border has hired an outsider as its new police chief, selecting a retired Salt Lake City area police officer with no ties to the fundamentalist Mormon group that controlled the town for a century until federal government crackdowns....


State

Video released in fatal shooting by trooper after Utah chase

CENTERVILLE, Utah (AP) — Authorities in Utah have released police body camera and vehicle dashboard video showing a vehicle chase and the sounds of a fatal shooting last summer of a 32-year-old man who officials said eluded officers several times and refused to stop a stolen car not far from where...


State

Utah man nominated to be assistant secretary of state

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated a member of a Utah group which advocates for reducing immigrant populations to serve as assistant secretary of state for population, refugees and migration. The White House announced Ronald Mortensen’s nomination on Thursday. The Senate...


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Utah comic convention head taking leave after outcry

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The co-founder of Salt Lake City’s annual comic convention is taking a leave of absence after a backlash for his handling of a sexual harassment complaint. The FanX convention said in a blog post Thursday that Bryan Brandenburg’s leave is indefinite but may not be permanent....


State

Utah man sentenced to prison for deadly Sunset shooting

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A Utah man has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for the deadly shooting of a Sunset man last year. The Standard-Examiner reports 18-year-old Seth Carreras of Layton was sentenced Thursday in a Farmington courtroom after pleading guilty to first-degree murder in March....


Business

The highest-paid CEOs by state

CEO Pay Top Paid By State

Here are the top-paid CEOs by state for 2017, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm. The survey considered only publicly traded companies with more than $1 billion in revenue that filed their proxy statements with federal regulators between Jan. 1 and April 30....


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Chaplains at Utah hospitals try to bring peace to patients

Exchange Hospital Chaplains

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Outside little Ruthie Yanez’s Primary Children’s Hospital room window, the sun breaks through leaden skies as a cold, light rain blows through the Salt Lake Valley below. But the 5-year-old girl must create her own sunshine these days. Surgery to remove a brain tumor has left...


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