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Arizona man charged in Oregon standoff appears in Utah court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 12:47pm

One of the people charged in connection with the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge has appeared in a Utah court.

'Controversial' Antelope Island mule deer permit sells for world record $410K bid

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 12:19pm

Attendees of the Friday night auction at the 10th annual Western Hunting and Conservation Expo didn't just enjoy dinner and a keynote speech by "American Sniper" wife, Taya Kyle — they also witnessed a world record.

Orem mom prompts city to build wheelchair-accessible playground

Ashley Moser  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 11:55am

Finding a playground for 7-year-old Presley Gleason, who is wheelchair-bound, is a struggle for her family. But Orem City is planning to build a wheelchair-accessible thanks to a petition from Presley's mom.

Jeep pulls Corona Arch rope swing shot from Super Bowl ad

Dave Cawley  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 10:52am

Jeep says "point well taken" over criticism of its Super Bowl 50 commercial. The ad included a clip showing someone rope swinging from Corona Arch, an activity banned by the BLM in 2015.

Organizational, peer accountability leading to success at treatment center

Andrew Adams  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 10:05am

Valley Behavioral Health's CORE program has noted a 67 percent decrease in recidivism for the people that have stayed engaged in the process long-term, according to the program's developer. It's a positive note amid a state investigation into the troubles at the Fortitude Treatment Center.

Dalai Lama reschedules University of Utah speech for June

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 9:29am

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet is scheduled to speak at the University of Utah on June 21. A planned appearance at the university and participation in the Parliament of the World's Religions in October was canceled due to health issues.

Utah teams to compete at 'Olympics of Irish dance' for 1st time

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 8:35am

Twenty-four dancers from Utah are preparing to compete at what many consider to be the "Olympics" of Irish dance. It will take place in Galsgow, Scotland.

All Provo Airport flights canceled Friday due to 'sticky' inversion

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 10:50pm

All flights in and out of Provo Airport were cancelled for the second consecutive day Friday, and the inversion is to blame, according to an airport administrator.

Semitruck crashes, closes parts of I-80 near Echo Junction

Devon Dewey  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 10:38pm

A semitruck crashed, causing several lane closures on I-80 near Echo Junction in Summit County Friday night.

City officials ask for lawsuit to be dismissed, call 2012 flood an 'act of God'

Ladd Egan  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 10:36pm

Calling it an "act of God," the city of Santa Clara has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit from homeowners seeking compensation for damages caused by a 2012 dam failure.

Elderly man hit, killed after chasing dog into Sandy street

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 10:16pm

An elderly Sandy man was struck and killed by an SUV after he chased his dog into the street Friday evening, police said.

Gateway Mall considering dress code

Jed Boal  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 9:59pm

Advocates for the homeless in Salt Lake are hearing that the new owners of The Gateway may impose a dress code and may restrict people who are homeless from their restrooms.

Research and control at center of marijuana debate: LDS Church issues new statement

Katie McKellar  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 9:41pm

As two very different bills aimed at making medical marijuana available to Utahns make their way through the Utah Legislature, both medical and religious leaders are urging lawmakers to pass cautious and research-driven legislation.

Smithfield teen buys flowers for every girl at school

Mike Anderson  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 9:31pm

Hayden Godfrey wanted to make Valentine's Day special for every one of his female classmates at Sky View High School.

Charges: Man murdered woman who had been 'showing off large amounts of money'

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 9:04pm

A man who police say was carrying $26,000 in cash when he was arrested was charged Friday with murdering a woman in her Salt Lake home last month.

State senator shelves 'constitutional carry' gun bill

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 2:13pm

A controversial bill allowing people to carry concealed guns without a permit in Utah won't get off the firing line this year.

Bill beefing up hate crime statute passes Senate committee

Emily Larson  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 2:10pm

A bill that would define the parameters for a hate crime and increase the penalties for it passed a Senate committe Thursday before a packed committee room.


Bill introduced to tax e-cigarettes to pay for rural health care

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 1:49pm

A bill adding a tax to e-cigarettes that would be used to pay for rural health care needs was introduced Friday, but the sponsor acknowledges it will be a hard sell to the Utah Legislature.

Lawmakers postpone vote over gay couples adoption bill

Marjorie Cortez  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 1:43pm

The House Judiciary Committee adjourned Friday without taking a vote on a bill the sponsor says is intended to ensure all married couples are treated equally in adoptions and placements of children in the state custody.