State

LDS Church to transfer missionaries in Nicaragua due to 'political instability'

LDS SLC Temple

The LDS Church said they will move over half of the 327 missionaries serving in Nicaragua due to...

Government

Family grateful for Utah man's 'miracle' Venezuela release

Venezuela Jailed American

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Utah man jailed in Venezuela on weapons charges nearly two years ago was released Saturday after U.S. officials and his family pressed for his freedom from the South American country. “We are grateful to all who participated in this miracle,” Joshua Holt’s family said in a...


State

The Latest: Holt's family calls Venezuela release a miracle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the release of a Utah man, Joshua Holt, who has been held in Venezuela (all times local): 10 a.m. The family of a Utah man jailed in a Venezuelan jail for two years calls his release a miracle. A statement that relatives provided Saturday confirms that Joshua Holt...


Government

Senator says Utah man jailed in Venezuela has been released; Trump expects White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senator says Utah man jailed in Venezuela has been released; Trump expects White House welcome Saturday evening.


Lifestyle

No rain in sight: Fire fears force land closures in Arizona

Wildfire Fears Forest Closures

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Dry pine needles and dead wood snapped under fire prevention officer Matt Engbring’s boots as he hiked a half-mile into the woods in search of a makeshift campsite that had served as one man’s home until this week when the area was closed because of the escalating threat of...


State

Attorneys seek later trial date in Alaska cruise ship death

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Attorneys are asking a federal judge to delay until next May the trial for a Utah man accused of killing his wife on a cruise to Alaska last summer. Attorneys for Kenneth Manzanares filed a written motion Friday asking that the trial date be pushed from November until May 2019....


State

CDC: Fake CBD oil sickened 52 people in Utah

Marijuana to Hemp CBD Boom

U.S. health officials are urging states to regulate marijuana oil extracts after investigating a rash of illnesses tied to the products in Utah.


National

Utah NAACP head disheartened by sentence in hate-crime case

Gavel

A Utah man accused of yelling racial slurs at the young son of a black man and then shocking the father with a stun cane has been sentenced to nine months behind bars — an outcome called disheartening by a civil rights leader.


State

Man charged in death of Utah teen he was 'obsessed' with

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 24-year-old man has been charged with aggravated murder in the death of a 15-year-old Salt Lake City girl police say he was obsessed with and wanted to marry. Charging documents filed Friday say Shaun French acknowledged to a friend that he had killed Baleigh Bagshaw on May...


State

Doctor dresses up as clown and brings joy to Ogden patients

Exchange Hospital Clown

ODGEN, Utah (AP) — If anybody needed cheering up, it was Kim Call. The Syracuse man has been in the hospital since April 4, with a colon so twisted in knots that it required three surgeries over the past six weeks. He’d just had his feeding tube removed, and the hope among doctors and family was...


National

Polygamous town under scrutiny picks outsider as chief

Polygamous Town Police Chief

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border has hired an outsider as its new police chief, selecting a retired Salt Lake City area police officer with no ties to the fundamentalist Mormon group that controlled the town for a century until federal government crackdowns....


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