WASHINGTON (AP) — In a Utah case, the Supreme Court says defendants have to know in advance that their accomplices would use or carry a gun while committing a crime in order to be convicted under federal gun laws. The justices ruled today that the jury instructions given in Justus Rosemond's conviction were incorrect. Rosemond was one of five people taking part in a Tooele drug deal during which nine or 10 shots were fired and a car chase ensued. It was not clear who fired the weapon.
DRAPER, Utah (AP) — Authorities are looking for four teen boys who ran away from a center for troubled teens in Draper. Officials say the boys vanished from the Genesis Youth Center last night. Police have issued arrest warrants for the teens, who are 15, 16, 17 and 18. Staff members say the boys have relatives in Sandy, Draper, Lehi and Vernal and may be trying to get to their families.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert says he hopes to come to an agreement on Medicaid expansion with legislators before their annual session wraps up next week. Herbert said he hopes to expand Medicaid by seeking federal money to help 111,000 low-income Utah residents get private health coverage.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) —One of Utah's most notable liquor laws is again sparking friction the state Legislature. A Republican lawmaker has rekindled an effort to take down restaurant walls designed to shield diners' eyes from waiters shaking and stirring drinks. The measure squeaked out of the committee meeting yesterday with an 8-7 vote after about a dozen proponents and critics defended their stakes on the issue.