Wendy Leonard

Cox, Romney draw boos from some at GOP convention; Romney survives censure vote

Cox, Romney draw boos from some at GOP convention; Romney survives censure vote

Wendy Leonard, Deseret News  |  Posted May 1 - 7:31 p.m.

Gov. Spencer Cox told the 1,904 delegates in attendance at the Utah GOP's Organizing Convention that they need to spend more time volunteering and coming together.
Utah County elects first female county commissioner

Utah County elects first female county commissioner

Wendy Leonard, Deseret News  |  Posted April 24 - 11:29 p.m.

Utah County delegates elected the first female county commissioner at the Utah County Convention on Saturday.
5 killed in various Utah accidents this weekend

5 killed in various Utah accidents this weekend

Wendy Leonard, Deseret News  |  Posted April 18 - 6:10 p.m.

At least five people died in four unrelated vehicle accidents this weekend.
Police make arrest in Sandy drive-by shooting that injured two boys

Police make arrest in Sandy drive-by shooting that injured two boys

Wendy Leonard, Deseret News  |  Posted April 18 - 2:32 p.m.

Police have arrested a man believed to have shot at two boys in Sandy on Friday afternoon.
Man who refused to wear mask in Utah clothing store threatened to come back with a gun

Man who refused to wear mask in Utah clothing store threatened to come back with a gun

Wendy Leonard, Deseret News  |  Posted April 11 - 10:14 p.m.

A Salt Lake City business closed its doors early on Sunday after a patron refused to wear a mask and threatened to return with a gun after he was asked to leave.
Officials identify injured deputies, suspect in shooting outside Salt Lake County Jail

Officials identify injured deputies, suspect in shooting outside Salt Lake County Jail

Wendy Leonard, Deseret News  |  Posted April 11 - 7:44 p.m.

The two deputies who were shot in the face at the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office on Saturday are recovering from their injuries.
Woman dies in Taylorsville house fire

Woman dies in Taylorsville house fire

Wendy Leonard, Deseret News  |  Posted March 13 - 5:23 p.m.

One person is dead after a fire engulfed a home on Saturday.
Pandemic created optimal conditions for Utah organ transplant patients

Pandemic created optimal conditions for Utah organ transplant patients

Wendy Leonard, Deseret News  |  Posted March 7 - 4:17 p.m.

Intermountain Healthcare experiences record number of transplants in 2020.
Utah celebrates its Black history with traveling museum

Utah celebrates its Black history with traveling museum

Wendy Leonard, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 28 - 9:56 a.m.

Utahns have a new and unique opportunity to explore local and national African American history right in their own backyard.
Police identify man who allegedly wounded Provo officer in gunfight

Police identify man who allegedly wounded Provo officer in gunfight

Wendy Leonard, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 27 - 8:43 p.m.

Police released the name of the man who allegedly shot at them from his apartment on Thursday.
Hundreds of snowmen make a case in Utah for climate change

Hundreds of snowmen make a case in Utah for climate change

Wendy Leonard, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 21 - 7:57 p.m.

Carbon pricing touted as a means to 'save the snow.'
Salt Lake fire displaces 4 — plus snakes, lizards, tortoises, cats, dogs and a parrot

Salt Lake fire displaces 4 — plus snakes, lizards, tortoises, cats, dogs and a parrot

Wendy Leonard, Deseret News  |  Posted Feb. 20 - 4:15 p.m.

A basement fire forced the evacuation of several people, but also 18 animals on Saturday.
Mitt Romney among 10 senators offering alternative relief package in letter to president

Mitt Romney among 10 senators offering alternative relief package in letter to president

Wendy Leonard, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 31 - 12:02 p.m.

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney and nine other Republican senators are proposing an alternative COVID-19 relief package, hoping to get bipartisan support.
Romney says impeachment trial is necessary for 'accountability ... truth and justice'

Romney says impeachment trial is necessary for 'accountability ... truth and justice'

Wendy Leonard, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 24 - 12:04 p.m.

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney said an impeachment trial is necessary to hold former President Donald Trump accountable for his alleged conduct postelection and inciting an insurrection.
Romney strongly opposes GOP plan to reject election certification

Romney strongly opposes GOP plan to reject election certification

Wendy Leonard, Deseret News  |  Posted Jan. 2 - 7:47 p.m.

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney strongly opposes a plan other Republican lawmakers are backing to reject certification of the presidential election results, attempting to further delay an official win for President-elect Joe Biden.
Utah transplant program celebrates 1,549 hearts successfully transplanted in 35 years

Utah transplant program celebrates 1,549 hearts successfully transplanted in 35 years

Wendy Leonard, Deseret News  |  Posted Dec. 10 - 10:40 a.m.

Gerold Orfanos has always been full of energy, so when he sat still long enough to watch a full-length movie, his mom knew something was wrong.
Delta passenger arrested after boarding jet without mask, refusing to leave, police say

Delta passenger arrested after boarding jet without mask, refusing to leave, police say

Wendy Leonard, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 29 - 10:02 a.m.

Police arrested a 44-year-old man on Wednesday after he refused to wear a face mask on a flight leaving Salt Lake City International Airport.
Utah doctor weighs in on mental health: Don't let 2020 get you down

Utah doctor weighs in on mental health: Don't let 2020 get you down

Wendy Leonard, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 26 - 5:47 p.m.

Regularly identifying good things can provide benefits for months.
US Army veteran gets triple the chance at life, with Utah's 1st triple organ transplant

US Army veteran gets triple the chance at life, with Utah's 1st triple organ transplant

Wendy Leonard, Deseret News  |  Posted Nov. 11 - 10:17 p.m.

Decades of planning put physicians at University of Utah Health in the position to save a United States Army veteran whose life was hanging by a thread, as three of his major organs were failing.
Utah now screening newborns for another fatal metabolic disease

Utah now screening newborns for another fatal metabolic disease

Wendy Leonard, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 3 - 8:58 p.m.

ALD becomes 42nd disorder detected in newborn heel poke.
Public health campaign teams up with businesses statewide to keep Utah open

Public health campaign teams up with businesses statewide to keep Utah open

Wendy Leonard, Deseret News  |  Posted Oct. 1 - 9:10 p.m.

A campaign started in the state’s capital to help businesses deal with mounting restrictions surrounding COVID-19 is going statewide.
PETA calls for shutdown of Utah mink farms after COVID-19 infects animals

PETA calls for shutdown of Utah mink farms after COVID-19 infects animals

Wendy Leonard, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 23 - 7:47 p.m.

Animal rights activists have asked that Utah officials shut down all of Utah’s mink farms after several of the species tested positive with the animal virus of COVID-19 earlier this week.
Utah firefighters head out to fight California infernos

Utah firefighters head out to fight California infernos

Wendy Leonard, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 23 - 12:01 p.m.

While there isn’t a shortage of wildfires in Utah, local fire agencies are lending the help of 35 brave men and women who are badly needed in California right now.
Hundreds march in downtown Salt Lake to protest harsh charges from July protest

Hundreds march in downtown Salt Lake to protest harsh charges from July protest

Wendy Leonard, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 22 - 9:46 p.m.

A couple hundred protesters marched through the streets downtown with signs decrying criminal charges that were leveled against fellow rioters’ actions in early July.
Saliva works just as well as deep nasal swab in detecting COVID-19, Utah researchers find

Saliva works just as well as deep nasal swab in detecting COVID-19, Utah researchers find

Wendy Leonard, Deseret News  |  Posted Aug. 21 - 4:08 p.m.

More than 615,800 Utahns know what it feels like to be tested for COVID-19.