McKenzie Romero

McKenzie Romero

Was patriotism 'weaponized' post-9/11? 3 millennials weigh in

Was patriotism 'weaponized' post-9/11? 3 millennials weigh in

McKenzie Romero, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 9 - 9:42 a.m.

A generation of Americans have grown into adults since Sept. 11, 2001. The Deseret News held a roundtable discussion with three Utah millennials about growing up post-9/11.
Father, two sons dead in apparent murder-suicide, police say

Father, two sons dead in apparent murder-suicide, police say

McKenzie Romero, Deseret News  |  Posted June 2 - 10:20 p.m.

Two children are dead after police say their father killed them and then took his own life in a Daybreak home.
Former Utah State, NFL quarterback shares message of hope, mental health with Aggie grads

Former Utah State, NFL quarterback shares message of hope, mental health with Aggie grads

McKenzie Romero, Deseret News  |  Posted May 2 - 10:35 p.m.

Utah State University conferred 1,095 graduate and 6,009 undergraduate degrees Thursday, with its youngest graduate at 18 years and its oldest at 85.
Zachary Levi, Manu Bennett, Kevin Sorbo argue 'comic con' is generic in bid to weigh in on lawsuit

Zachary Levi, Manu Bennett, Kevin Sorbo argue 'comic con' is generic in bid to weigh in on lawsuit

McKenzie Romero, Deseret News  |  Posted March 2 - 5:40 p.m.

Three past celebrity guests of Salt Lake's popular FanX convention are asking to file briefs in court supporting the organization's argument that the term "comic con" is generic and widely used.
Denver man visiting Utah threatened 'killing as many girls as I see' on weekend of Women's March, police say

Denver man visiting Utah threatened 'killing as many girls as I see' on weekend of Women's March, police say

McKenzie Romero, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 20 - 6:38 p.m.

A Denver man visiting Utah was arrested early Saturday after police say he threatened on social media to be "the next mass shooter" and said he was planning on "killing as many girls as I see."
Utah National Guardsman dies swimming laps at Utah public pool

Utah National Guardsman dies swimming laps at Utah public pool

McKenzie Romero, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 19 - 9:41 p.m.

A member of the Utah National Guard died Saturday while swimming laps at a public pool.
Appeals court allows family to reinstate lawsuit over death of Susan Powell's sons

Appeals court allows family to reinstate lawsuit over death of Susan Powell's sons

McKenzie Romero, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 10 - 8:12 p.m.

In a statement Thursday evening, attorneys Anne Bremner and Ted Buck, who represent the Cox family, said "two little boys deserved this decision."
Utah teacher faces aggravated murder charges in slaying of ex's girlfriend

Utah teacher faces aggravated murder charges in slaying of ex's girlfriend

McKenzie Romero, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 5 - 3:42 p.m.

A Utah teacher accused of gunning down her ex-husband's new girlfriend in front of their twin children was charged Wednesday with aggravated murder.
Appeals court grants stay for FanX's $4 million payout

Appeals court grants stay for FanX's $4 million payout

McKenzie Romero, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 16 - 8:08 p.m.

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that FanX can wait to pay a $4 million judgment as it appeals the "comic con" trademark lawsuit it lost at trial.
FanX says $4M judgment would 'destroy' company, hurt Utah economy

FanX says $4M judgment would 'destroy' company, hurt Utah economy

McKenzie Romero, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 10 - 9:40 p.m.

FanX is seeking emergency intervention from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals saying a California judge's order that the company pay its opponents' $4 million legal bill would "destroy" the business and hurt Utah's economy.
Despite tumultuous year, FanX tops previous attendance

Despite tumultuous year, FanX tops previous attendance

McKenzie Romero, Deseret News  |  Posted Sept. 8 - 10:18 p.m.

Despite a tumultuous year, Salt Lake's popular fan convention reported an uptick in attendance over three days of downtown nerdvana.
Teen accused in crime spree faces second competency review

Teen accused in crime spree faces second competency review

McKenzie Romero, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 29 - 4:12 p.m.

A judge has ordered another competency evaluation for one of two teen boys charged in a violent May crime spree.
FanX ordered to pay San Diego Comic-Con's $4 million legal fees for trademark lawsuit

FanX ordered to pay San Diego Comic-Con's $4 million legal fees for trademark lawsuit

McKenzie Romero, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 25 - 7:38 a.m.

A federal judge has ordered the Utah's FanX event to pay nearly $4 million in legal fees in its failed trademark battle with San Diego Comic-Con International.
Searchers looking for missing Boy Scout outside Moab

Searchers looking for missing Boy Scout outside Moab

McKenzie Romero, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 3 - 11:14 p.m.

Searchers are looking for a missing 15-year-old Boy Scout last seen Friday afternoon, according to the Grand County Sheriff's Office.
American Fork man hit, killed by FrontRunner train

American Fork man hit, killed by FrontRunner train

McKenzie Romero, Deseret News  |  Posted July 14 - 9:34 p.m.

A man is dead after he was hit by a FrontRunner train Friday night, according to a Utah Transit Authority spokesman.
Murray man sentenced to prison for sexually abusing 3 boys

Murray man sentenced to prison for sexually abusing 3 boys

McKenzie Romero, Deseret News  |  Posted May 25 - 11:51 a.m.

A Murray man accused of luring young boys to meet him and sexually abusing them has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to prison.
Trial ordered in abuse death of daughter described as 'holocaust victim'

Trial ordered in abuse death of daughter described as 'holocaust victim'

McKenzie Romero, Deseret News  |  Posted May 19 - 10:08 p.m.

A couple has been ordered stand trial on an aggravated murder charge in the abuse death of their daughter, who was found so malnourished and neglected she was compared to a holocaust victim.
Eagle Mountain man charged with child sex abuse tells police there are other victims

Eagle Mountain man charged with child sex abuse tells police there are other victims

McKenzie Romero, Deseret News  |  Posted May 17 - 8:45 p.m.

A man charged last week with sexually abusing a young neighbor has told police he also sexually abused two more girls who came to his home, according to police.
Utah Department of Corrections changing policies after withheld records derail death penalty case

Utah Department of Corrections changing policies after withheld records derail death penalty case

McKenzie Romero, Deseret News  |  Posted April 29 - 9:18 a.m.

Nearly a month after revelations that the Utah Department of Corrections withheld medical records in a death penalty case, 74 more cases are being reviewed.
Former karate instructor sentenced to prison for sexually abusing teen

Former karate instructor sentenced to prison for sexually abusing teen

McKenzie Romero, Deseret News  |  Posted April 25 - 9:45 p.m.

A former karate instructor from Clearfield has been sentenced to prison for repeatedly sexually abusing a teen girl he taught.
Murray man admits kidnapping, sexually abusing young boys

Murray man admits kidnapping, sexually abusing young boys

McKenzie Romero, Deseret News  |  Posted April 20 - 12:46 p.m.

A Murray man accused of offenses including kidnapping and sexual abuse of young boys in six criminal cases has taken plea deals in three Ogden cases.
15-year-old faces 6 felonies in brutal attack of jogger in Sandy

15-year-old faces 6 felonies in brutal attack of jogger in Sandy

McKenzie Romero, Deseret News  |  Posted April 17 - 7:06 p.m.

A 15-year-old boy is facing six first-degree felonies after police say he dragged a woman off a trail in the Dimple Dell gully last month, telling her she was going to die while brutally attacking her as she struggled to get away.
Utah military couple honored in grocery giveway pleads guilty to theft charges

Utah military couple honored in grocery giveway pleads guilty to theft charges

McKenzie Romero, Deseret News  |  Posted April 17 - 2:02 p.m.

A Layton military couple awarded $10,000 worth of free groceries within days of appearing in court on theft charges has pleaded guilty.
Utah man sent to prison for murder of popular bartender

Utah man sent to prison for murder of popular bartender

McKenzie Romero, Deseret News  |  Posted March 27 - 7:42 a.m.

A Midvale man has been sentenced to prison for murder in the shooting death of a popular Park City bartender.
Teen charged with planting backpack bomb at St. George school

Teen charged with planting backpack bomb at St. George school

McKenzie Romero, Deseret News  |  Posted March 26 - 10:31 p.m.

A southern Utah teenager accused of taking a backpack of explosives to school was charged Monday with attempted murder and other crimes.