Mitchell, Jazz roll over short-handed Heat 111-84

Basketball 12/12/18, 23:52

Donovan Mitchell scored 21 points and Derrick Favors had 17 to help the Utah Jazz romp over the short-handed Miami Heat 111-84 on Wednesday night."It started from the tip," Mitchell said after the Jazz led by as many as 42. "We came out strong and didn't let up."Utah Jazz guard ...

Utah hate crime law under scrutiny after tire shop beating

U.S. 12/05/18, 21:18

The recent beating of a young man and his father at their Salt Lake City tire shop by an attacker who told police he targeted them because they were Mexican is renewing criticism of the state's hate crime law, which one prosecutor is calling unusable.Rather than protecting specific groups, the ...

Mitchell nets 20, Gobert adds 18 as Jazz beat Spurs 139-105

Basketball 12/04/18, 23:41

Donovan Mitchell scored 20 points and Rudy Gobert had 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Utah Jazz defeated the San Antonio Spurs 139-105 Tuesday night.Kyle Korver scored 15 points in his first home game since he returned to the Jazz, and Derrick Favors added 14 points as Utah won ...

Police arrest passenger in car that fatally struck officer

U.S. 11/27/18, 17:12

A man who was a passenger in a car that fatally rammed a police officer in a Salt Lake City suburb has been arrested on suspicion of murder, burglary and other charges, police said.As suspect Jeffrey Don Black, 43, was being led away in handcuffs Monday night from a police ...

Elizabeth Smart gives birth to third child, a baby girl

U.S. 11/19/18, 17:17

Teenage kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart has given birth to her third child.Smart announced the birth on her Instagram account on Monday with a picture of her holding new daughter Olivia as husband Matthew Gilmour looks on.In her post, Smart says "So happy to welcome Olivia to our family!"In 2002, Smart ...

Remains of mayor killed in Afghanistan returned to Utah

U.S. 11/14/18, 19:12

Hundreds of soldiers saluted the flag-covered casket of a Utah mayor who was killed while serving in the National Guard in Afghanistan and whose remains were returned to his home state Wednesday. A couple hundred motorcycle riders carrying American flags waited in salute outside the gates of the National Guard base ...

Mom of Utah shooting victim: Gun owner should be prosecuted

U.S. 11/13/18, 18:36

The mother of a University of Utah track athlete who was fatally shot by a sex offender parolee she had briefly dated says the person who loaned him the gun should be prosecuted.Jill McCluskey made the comment in a tweet Tuesday in which she said "it is a great responsibility ...

Utah will debut new starting quarterback against Oregon

Football 11/09/18, 14:56

The big question facing Utah when it hosts Oregon is whether Jason Shelley can pick up where Tyler Huntley left off.Shelley, a redshirt freshman, will make his first career start Saturday against the Ducks in place of Huntley, who broke his collarbone in the third quarter of Utah's 38-20 loss ...

Update: Mitt Romney wins US Senate seat in Utah

Health 11/06/18, 23:02

The Latest on Tuesday's midterm election in Utah (all times local): 8:00 p.m. Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has handily won a U.S. Senate seat in his adopted home state of Utah after a campaign where he backed off his once-fierce criticism of Donald Trump. Romney clinched the win Tuesday as soon ...

Utah mayor, guard member killed by trainee in Afghanistan

U.S. 11/04/18, 17:46

A Utah mayor who was also a Utah Army National Guard major training commandos in Afghanistan was fatally shot by one of his Afghan trainees, officials said Sunday.Brent Taylor, 39, had taken a yearlong leave of absence as mayor of North Ogden north of Salt Lake City for his deployment ...

Baby zebra named Clementine debuts at Utah zoo

U.S. 10/30/18, 23:56

A Utah zoo is showing off a baby zebra.Clementine, left, a baby zebra, is seen with her mother, Zoe, at Utah's Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City on Tuesday Oct. 30, 2018. (Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)The female zebra named Clementine was introduced to the public on Tuesday ...

Utah lawmaker tries pot ahead of medical marijuana vote

Health 10/23/18, 12:22

A Utah lawmaker drove to Las Vegas and tried marijuana for the first time ahead of an upcoming vote on a proposition that would legalize its use in his state for individuals with qualifying medical conditions.Salt Lake City TV station KUTV reports Sen. Jim Dabakis wanted to try cannabis before ...

More charges filed against Navy veteran in ricin-letter case

U.S. 10/18/18, 11:57

Authorities have found two additional letters a Navy veteran in Utah sent to members of President Donald Trump's administration containing the substance from which the poison ricin is derived, federal prosecutors said in an indictment unsealed Thursday.William Clyde Allen III, 39, was charged with mailing envelopes to the CIA director ...

Only black GOP woman in Congress running in Trump-wary Utah

Politics 10/17/18, 09:01

The first black female Republican in Congress is facing a tough challenge from a well-known Democratic mayor in a largely suburban Utah district where many say they are wary of President Donald Trump.U.S. Rep. Mia Love has sought to create some distance from the president while challenger Ben McAdams criticizes ...

Mormon leader: Nicknames for faith are ‘victory for Satan’

U.S. 10/07/18, 17:56

The president of the Mormon church reiterated Sunday that he wants members, the media and others to use the faith's full name, saying nicknames are "a major victory for Satan."Addressing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' twice-yearly conference in Salt Lake City, Russell M. Nelson said the church's ...

Mormon conference begins a day after choir name change

U.S. 10/06/18, 15:38

Mormon leaders are set to deliver spiritual guidance and church news as the faith's conference kicks off in Salt Lake City one day after the faith announced it was renaming the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir to drop the word Mormon.The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' twice-yearly conference began ...

Update: Mormons to spend less time at church on Sundays

U.S. 10/06/18, 13:42

The Latest on Mormon conference in Salt Lake City (all times local):11:30 a.m.The Mormon church is scaling back the Sunday time commitment expected of its members from three hours to two.Russell M. Nelson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced the change Saturday at the faith's ...

Mormon no more: Tabernacle Choir renamed in big church shift

U.S. 10/05/18, 08:17

The well-known Mormon Tabernacle Choir was renamed Friday to strip out the word Mormon in a move showing the faith's new president is serious about ending shorthand names for the religion that have been used for generations by church members and previously promoted by the church.The gospel singing group will ...

Utah vet confessed to sending ricin envelopes, officials say

U.S. 10/04/18, 11:46

Authorities say in court documents a Utah Navy veteran confessed to sending four envelopes containing the substance from which ricin is derived to President Donald Trump and members of his administration.The documents filed Wednesday night in a Utah court say 39-year-old William Clyde Allen III confessed to investigators after his ...

Woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart released from prison

U.S. 09/19/18, 08:38

A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart and stood by as the Utah girl was sexually assaulted was released from prison Wednesday amid concerns that she remains a threat 15 years after the chilling crime.Wanda Barzee, 72, quietly left the state prison in the Salt Lake City suburb of Draper, ...

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