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BYU formalizes amnesty policy to help protect student victims, witnesses of sexual assault

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:38pm

Brigham Young University has formalized its amnesty policy to help protect student victims and witnesses of sexual assault or rape, university officials announced Friday afternoon.

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Elderly woman dies after car hits into abandoned bowling alley

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:31pm

An elderly woman died after her car crashed into the side of an abandoned bowling alley on Friday, officials reported.

No charges will be filed against overworked Ephraim police chief

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 7:08pm

Ephraim Police Chief Ron Rasmussen was letting paperwork in his office slide, creating potential problems for city prosecutors and other officials, according to city officials.

Depp's 'assassin' comments the latest in celebrity anger

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:43pm

Johnny Depp apologized Friday for joking about assassinating Donald Trump during an appearance at a large festival in Britain, the latest example of artists using violent imagery when dealing with the president.

Crews working to contain Farmington fire

Yvette Cruz  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:29pm

Officials are urging people to stay away from north Farmington while emergency crews work to put out a grass fire.

Gas leak forces evacuation of Draper Walmart, other businesses

Ashley Stilson  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 6:01pm

A Walmart market was evacuated Friday afternoon due to a gas leak, officials reported.

Former Mapleton Mormon bishop accused of drugging, abusing 2 teens

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:43pm

A former LDS bishop in Mapleton has been arrested and accused of drugging and sexually abusing two teenage boys.

Senate panel seeks details on Lynch role in Clinton probe

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:40pm

Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are seeking information about alleged political interference by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch into the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

Crews battling 20-acre fire in Midway; cause believed to be ATV crash

Yvette Cruz  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:35pm

Emergency crews are battling a 20-acre fire that officials believe may have been caused by an ATV crash Friday afternoon.

Police: Second arrest made in trafficking case, illegal pharmacy uncovered

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 5:07pm

Another man has been arrested in a human trafficking investigation involving a woman allegedly smuggled into Utah from Mexico and forced into prostitution for eight years.

London council evacuates residents amid fire safety concerns

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:43pm

One London community is evacuating some 800 households from five publicly owned apartment towers because of safety concerns following the devastating fire that killed 79 people in a west London high-rise last week.

5 GOP senators now oppose health bill _ enough to sink it

Alan Fram and Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:20pm

Nevada Republican Dean Heller became the fifth GOP senator to declare his opposition to the party's banner legislation to scuttle much of Barack Obama's health care overhaul on Friday, more than enough to sink the measure and deliver a stinging rebuke to President Donald Trump unless some of them can be brought aboard.

Chaffetz announces his resignation from Congress again for Utah lawmakers

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 4:02pm

Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced his June 30 resignation date again Friday, this time in a letter to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan that's intended to clear up concerns raised by Utah lawmakers that Chaffetz might change his mind.

Man arrested in reservation murder investigation

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:51pm

A 29-year-old man has been arrested and booked into the Duchesne County Jail for investigation of homicide.

Man shot by police as teen sentenced to $500 fine

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:11pm

A Somali refugee shot by police officers at age 17 in a confrontation near a homeless shelter, sparking a riot and criticism of officers, resolved his case stemming from the incident Friday and was terminated from juvenile court.

9 tips to keep your skin looking young in the summer months

Alpine Plastic Surgery  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 3:00pm

The summer months are upon us and, after a long winter's nap, it's easy to get overzealous about going outside without thinking first about how the sun could be damaging your skin.

WaPo: Obama admin 'choked' on Russia, former official says

Eugene Scott, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:59pm

A former Obama official said the previous administration "sort of choked" in its effort to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin over his attempts to influence the US presidential election in Donald Trump's favor, The Washington Post reported Friday.

Pharmacy execs indicted after babies allegedly get 'super-potent' drugs

Nicole Chavez, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:33pm

Two compounding pharmacy executives are facing federal charges for allegedly failing to recall "super-potent" painkillers that in one case sickened babies at an Indiana hospital, officials said.

National Weather Service awards Utah man for 4 decades of weather reports

Cody Blowers, St. George News  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 2:01pm

After more than four decades of taking daily weather observations vital to the mission of the National Weather Service, a southern Utah man was recognized Thursday for his volunteer efforts.

Governors wary of Medicaid cost shift in Senate health bill

Julie Carr Smyth and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:41pm

Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan to end the added federal funding for it within seven years.

Cougars to retire No. 6 jersey, and other highlights from BYU football media day

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Jun 23rd - 1:29pm

BYU announced Friday as part of its annual media day at the BYU broadcasting building that the program will retire the No. 6 jersey at the Sept. 16 home game against Wisconsin.

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