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ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend

A crime scene photographer takes photos of the area where two Salt Lake County sheriff's deputies were shot and a gunman was shot and killed in front of the Salt Lake County Sheriffâ??s Office building in South Salt Lake on Saturday, April 10, 2021.

(Scott G Winterton, Deseret News, File)

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SALT LAKE CITY — Here are 10 stories you may have missed over the weekend. As always, click on the headline to read the full story.

1. 2 deputies shot, suspect dead in shooting outside Salt Lake County Jail

Two deputies were shot in the face and critically injured on the lawn near the parking lot for both the Salt Lake County sheriff's office building and jail complex on the corner of 3300 South and 900 West, while doing a routine check of the campus.

2. Don't forget COVID-19 long-haulers: 'This isn't going to just go away'

As most Utahns look forward to COVID-19 no longer dominating their daily lives, those who've had the deadly virus and continue to struggle with debilitating and difficult-to-treat long-term symptoms are hoping they won't be forgotten.

3. 4 arrested after task force busts clandestine lab in Heber City

Four people were arrested after a task force discovered a clandestine lab inside a Heber City house Friday evening.

4. Stranded climbers in Little Cottonwood Canyon guided to safety by high-powered lights from rescue team

ICYMI: 10 stories from the weekend
Photo: Salt Lake County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Facebook

Two stranded climbers in Little Cottonwood Canyon were able to climb to safety after a search and rescue team used high-powered lights to guide them to a safe descent Friday night.

5. FDA will evaluate Pfizer's request to allow COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12-15 'as quickly as possible,' acting commissioner says

The Food and Drug Administration will evaluate "as quickly as possible" Pfizer's request to expand the emergency use authorization of the drug maker's COVID-19 vaccine to include people ages 12-15 in the United States, the FDA said.

Tony Finau reacts after missing an eagle putt on the 15th hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament on Friday, April 9, 2021, in Augusta, Ga.
Tony Finau reacts after missing an eagle putt on the 15th hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament on Friday, April 9, 2021, in Augusta, Ga. (Photo: David J. Phillip, Associated Press)


1. Finau finishes tied for 10th as Matsuyama becomes Japan's first-ever Masters champion

The Rose Park native finished with a four-day total of 3-under-par 285, tied with Cameron Smith, who like Finau earned the third top-10 finish at the Masters of his career.

2. 'When Joe gets angry, I get angry': Mystery comment sparks Mitchell and Jazz to win over the Kings

If the Kings wanted to snap Utah's franchise record winning streak, which now stands at 24, they should have probably kept their mouths shut.

They didn't.

3. BYU, Weber State cheer, dance teams return home with national championship hardware (again)

For the 20th time in program history, BYU's Cougarettes dance squad won a national championship, clinching the Division I-A hip hop national title on Saturday. That's 20 national titles in the 40th year of the NCA and NDA national events, which have been hosted in Daytona Beach for 25 consecutive seasons.

4. No. 3 Weber State rallies by Idaho State to clinch first-ever outright Big Sky title

After trailing 15-14 late in the fourth quarter, the Wildcats did what they've done all season long: battled back to claim a 20-15 victory over the visiting Idaho State Bengals.

5. Utah Valley top scorer J.J. Overton joining former Utah State standout at Weber State

The 6-foot-6, 190-pound senior from San Diego will graduate and transfer to Weber State for his final season of eligibility, a source confirmed to

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A proud graduate of Syracuse University, Sean Walker has covered BYU for since 2015, while also mixing in prep sports, education, and anything else his editors assign him to do.


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