Utah lawmakers pass legislation against mask mandates in schools

U.S. 05/21/21, 04:18

During a special session on Wednesday, the Utah Legislature passed a bill that protects students from mask mandates at school for the next school year.  House Bill 1007, sponsored by Utah Republican Rep. Val Peterson, seeks to prevent schools and universities from requiring its scholars to sport face masks when they ...

Utah’s Attorney General to support Trump in voter fraud lawsuit

2022 Campaign 11/06/20, 17:36

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes announced Friday, Nov. 6, that he would support President Trump’s legal team’s demands to address voter fraud cases in several states. Reyes, who was re-elected to his post, reported on Twitter that he would take leave to “prepare and support litigation in several states.” https://twitter.com/SeanReyesUT/status/1324743892088975360 According to local ...

Utah becomes latest state to ban discredited LGBTQ ‘conversion therapy’

U.S. 01/23/20, 19:06

Utah is following 18 other states to ban "conversion therapy" for minors. The new rule took effect late Tuesday, Jan. 21, and was confirmed by a representative for Republican Gov. Gary Herbert, who directed licensing regulators to make the change on Wednesday, Jan. 22. "We want to thank Governor Herbert and ...

At least 4 dead, up to 15 critically hurt in Utah tour bus crash

U.S. 09/20/19, 16:26

A bus carrying Chinese-speaking tourists crashed on Friday, Sept. 20, near Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, killing at least four people and critically injuring up to 15 others, authorities said. Troopers are en route to a tour bus crash near Bryce Canyon on SR-12. Multiple Air ambulances and rescue crews ...

Missing Utah college student last seen in a park at 3 a.m.

U.S. 06/24/19, 16:30

A University of Utah student missing for over a week was last seen meeting an unknown person at a park at 3 in the morning, authorities said Monday. The Lyft driver who took Mackenzie Lueck from the airport and dropped her off at a park in a Salt Lake City suburb ...

WWII veteran takes to the air again to honor his late wife

U.S. 06/23/19, 18:41

A World War II veteran mourning his wife of 73 years has honored her memory with a flight in a plane like he once flew over France and Germany. Bill Willis's wife, Julia, had always encouraged her husband to reflect on his war stories and fly again, but he tended to ...

Utah officer who pulled gun on black child sparks protests

U.S. 06/13/19, 18:37

Activists are planning to protest at a police agency in northern Utah after learning an officer who pulled his gun on a 10-year-old child will continue to work.Black Lives Matter in Utah founder Lex Scott said Thursday they will hold a protest Friday night to demand the officer be fired.Woods ...

Utah man held without bail in deputy’s killing

U.S. 06/13/19, 18:14

A Utah man was held without bail Thursday on charges of murder in the deaths of an off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy and another man.Rhett McKenzie Nelson, 30, of St. George, wore a navy blue jail uniform during his initial arraignment in Los Angeles Superior Court as the family ...

Parched US Southwest gets reprieve as snowmelt fills rivers

U.S. 06/12/19, 23:57

A welcome surge of melting snow is pouring out of the Rocky Mountains and into the drought-stricken rivers of the southwestern United States, fending off a water shortage but threatening to push rivers over their banks. Last winter brought above-average snowfall to much of Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming, so an abundance ...

Update: Deputy shot in fast-food restaurant dies

U.S. 06/12/19, 20:17

The Latest on the arrest of a Utah man accused of shooting an off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy and killing another man (all times local): 6:10 p.m. A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who was shot in the head while off duty in a fast-food restaurant has died. Sheriff Alex Villanueva says ...

Utah police: Deputy shooting suspect left home with a gun

U.S. 06/12/19, 16:35

Utah police say the man accused of shooting an off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy and killing another man an hour earlier had told his family he wanted to "make it on his own or die."St. George Police Capt. Mike Giles says Rhett Nelson's family contacted authorities on May 27 ...

Utah man arrested in shooting of off-duty Los Angeles deputy

U.S. 06/11/19, 19:54

A Utah man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of shooting an off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy at a fast-food restaurant, and authorities say they are investigating whether he killed another man an hour earlier in attacks that both appear to be random. Rhett Nelson, 30, of St. George, Utah, was ...

Utah officer who pulled gun on black child will keep working

U.S. 06/10/19, 18:21

A Utah officer who pulled his gun on a 10-year-old boy during a pursuit of armed suspects will continue to work amid an independent review of the incident, police said Monday.The unidentified officer is still employed with the agency and authorities are not looking to terminate him, Woods Cross Police ...

Lovingly, a family raises an intersex child – again

U.S. 06/09/19, 11:30

When doctors said her youngest child would be a girl, Amie Schofield chose the name Victoria. Then they said the child would be a boy, so she switched to Victor.It turned out neither was exactly right. The blue-eyed baby was intersex, with both male and female traits.And so she and ...

Mother says Utah officer pulled gun on her black son

U.S. 06/07/19, 18:36

A mother wants an independent investigation Friday after she says a Utah police officer pointed a gun at her 10-year-old son's head in what she calls a racially motivated incident.Jerri Hrubes said at a news conference that she saw a white Woods Cross police officer pull his gun on her ...

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