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LDS Church calls for more study of medical marijuana

Tad Walch, Deseret News  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:35am

An LDS Church statement says more research on the benefits and risks of medical marijuana is necessary before it is approved for use by patients.


Report: Famous Yellowstone bear shot at close range in 2015

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:29am

The investigation into the death of a famed Yellowstone National Park grizzly bear killed by an elk hunter in late 2015 determined that the bear was shot three times at close range with a .30 caliber rifle.

'This is his team, and he’s going to run with it': What to expect in Tanner Mangum's junior year at BYU

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:15am

BYU starting quarterback Tanner Mangum doesn’t expect to throw the ball 70 times per game. But a few more chances to air it out downfield? He wouldn’t complain.

Suspect in Navajo girl’s 2016 murder to change plea

Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:07am

A man accused of kidnapping and killing an 11-year-old girl whose death stunned the nation’s largest American Indian reservation and prompted new federal legislation is scheduled to change his plea in court.

How to keep track of money; experts offer advice

Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:31am

How do you manage and keep track of all your monthly expenses and balances?

Cardinal takes leave from Vatican after sex assault charges

Nicole Winfield and Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 9:03am

Cardinal George Pell, a top adviser to Pope Francis, took a leave of absence as the Vatican's financial chief Thursday to fight criminal charges in his native Australia that alleged he committed sexual assault years ago.

Tighter rules taking effect on travel to US from 6 nations

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 8:59am

After months of wrangling, tighter restrictions on travel to the U.S. from six mostly Muslim nations take effect Thursday evening after the Supreme Court gave its go-ahead for a limited version of President Donald Trump's plans for a ban. Visa applicants from the six countries — and all refugees — will need to show close family or business ties to the United States.

Bison rams, injures Utah couple at Yellowstone

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 8:42am

A husband and wife were injured when a bison rammed them as they were taking photographs in Yellowstone National Park.

FBI agent pleads not guilty on charge of lying about rancher shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 8:28am

An FBI agent pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges that he lied about shooting at a key figure in last year's armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge just before the man was killed by Oregon police.

Sept. 11 worker facing deportation is freed from detention

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 8:26am

A onetime Sept. 11 World Trade Center cleanup volunteer who faces possible deportation over a 1990 drug conviction but was pardoned by the governor was freed from immigration detention on Wednesday.

Breaking addiction is hard—until now

Davis Hospital and Medical Center  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 8:00am

Substance abuse and addiction are significant problems for many adults throughout Utah. Breaking the cycle of addiction can be extremely difficult to manage alone, especially without the appropriate tools to face the withdrawal symptoms.

Librarians training to respond to opioid drug overdoses

Jed Boal  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 7:59am

The Salt Lake County Library Services plans to train all of its more than 500 employees on how to respond to an opioid overdose.

Dozens in Colorado accused of trafficking pot outside state

Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 7:04am

A mammoth marijuana trafficking ring that pretended to be growing weed for sick people was instead illegally shipping the drug to a half-dozen other states and bilking investors, including former NFL players, Colorado officials announced Wednesday.

Roosevelt grocery store won't sell fireworks amid wildfire concerns

Andrew Adams  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:45pm

Concerned by the hot and dry conditions and wildfires burning across the state, a mom-and-pop grocery store said Wednesday it had decided not to sell fireworks ahead of the upcoming summer holidays.

UTA board gives final approval to Clearfield deal, but not before amending terms

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:24pm

The Utah Transit Authority gave final approval Wednesday to selling land near the Clearfield FrontRunner station for a rail assembly plant, but not before amending the terms of the deal.

'It's big. We need help,' 911 calls illustrate wildfire's fast start

Annie Knox  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 10:04pm

Newly released 911 calls paint a picture of the Brian Head forest fire's early moments before it became the largest in the nation, consuming nearly 85 square miles and forcing evacuations of 600 homes.

Groups present Hatch's office with letters, 5K signatures opposing health care bill

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:29pm

Nearly 1,000 testimonials and more than 5,000 petition signatures opposing the Better Care Reconciliation Act were submitted to members of Sen. Orrin Hatch's staff on Wednesday in a plea for the lawmaker to re-evaluate the bill's merits.

1 dead after semitruck and car collide near Eureka

Yvette Cruz  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 9:04pm

One person is dead after a semitruck and car collided Wednesday evening.

Police in Nephi searching for wanted fugitive, residents asked to stay indoors

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:42pm

Law enforcement officials are asking the public to be on the lookout for a wanted fugitive, officials said Wednesday night.

3 teens admit roles in death of West Valley police officer

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:30pm

Three teenage boys accused of running over a West Valley police officer with a stolen car, killing him, pleaded guilty to their roles in his death — one to murder, one to manslaughter and one to other charges related to the incident.

Motorcyclist killed in I-84 crash

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted   Jun 28th - 8:10pm

A Wyoming man was killed Tuesday night after losing control of his motorcycle, Utah Highway Patrol confirmed.


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