Layton woman dies in rollover crash on I-15

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Icy road conditions may have been the cause of a rollover crash that has left a Layton woman dead


Forest Service weighs changes to protections for sage grouse

Sage Grouse Forest Service

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is rethinking protection plans for sage grouse in six Western states after a U.S. court agreed with mining companies and others that the agency illegally created some safeguards in Nevada. The agency announced Tuesday that it’s working with the U.S....


'Justice': US sliders relieved by IOC stand against Russians

Russian Doping

Katie Uhlaender has shed plenty of tears over the years about how she was so close to an Olympic medal, so close to standing on that podium and watching the American flag get raised in her honor. She cried again Wednesday. Those tears were happy ones. The long-awaited word has come down: Uhlaender...


State attorneys general bash plan to hike national park fees

A group of state attorneys general is urging the National Park Service to scrap its proposed entrance fee hike at 17 popular national parks. The top government lawyers from 10 states and the District of Columbia sent a letter Wednesday saying they don’t want national parks to be “places only for...


Semi-trailer crashes on Utah highway, spilling cows on road

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities are clearing dead cows off a northern Utah interstate highway after a semitrailer hauling cattle tipped over and crashed on an exit ramp above the highway, spilling cows onto the road below. Utah’s Highway Patrol said the semitrailer driver was speeding Wednesday...


Real Salt Lake soccer player pleads guilty in sex case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Real Salt Lake player accused of having sex with a minor has taken a plea deal. The Deseret News reports 24-year-old forward Ricardo Velazco pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge of misdemeanor sexual battery. The Casa Grande, Arizona, native was suspended from the team...


BASE jumpers, slackliners in Moab for extreme sports holiday

Moab-Extreme Sports

MOAB, Utah (AP) — Hundreds of BASE jumpers and slackliners have descended on Moab, Utah, this week for holiday events to where they’ll walk across webbing stretched between red rock crevices or jump from fixed points like sandstone mesas. A slackline event called GGBY kicked off Tuesday outside...


US rig count up by 8 this week to 923; Wyoming up 4

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by eight this week to 923. That’s up from the 593 rigs that were active a year ago. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Wednesday that 747 rigs sought oil and 176 explored for natural gas this...


Police: 2 children injured after being hit by a truck

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) — Utah law enforcement officials say a young girl is in critical condition after she and a boy were hit by truck in a crosswalk in South Jordan. Police say three children between 7 and 9 years old had been crossing the street when a truck drove through the intersection and...


Navajo family in Utah gets electricity in time for holidays

Navajo Family Electricity

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — For years, Thomas and Annie Hamm walked around their southern Utah home with flashlights at night, heated water on a wood burning stove and kept their food cold on ice. Sometimes, they ran an extension cord from a car battery to power a television. They had a small solar...


Police: 19-year-old man fatally shot by teen in Sunset

SUNSET, Utah (AP) — Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man in Sunset in northern Utah. Sunset Police Chief Ken Eborn says they believe the victim, Hunter Woodson, was shot multiple times by a 17-year-old teen on Tuesday during a drug deal gone wrong. Police arrested the...

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