• 5-year-old Utah girl assaulted while playing in backyard, police say

    The child said a man hopped over the fence and touched her inappropriately before driving away, according to police.Adobe StockKEARNS — Police are looking for a man who is said to have sexually assaulted a 5-year-old girl while she was playing in her own backyard.The child told her mother that while she was playing outside on the evening of July 5, a man jumped over the fence and touched her inappropriately. She said he then jumped back over the fence, got into an orange car, and drove awa
  • Man arrested in connection to Utah garage fire

    A man was arrested Tuesday evening in connection to a fire that destroyed a garage attached to a house in Richmond.Newton Fire DepartmentRICHMOND, Cache County — A man was arrested Tuesday evening in connection to a fire that destroyed a garage and damaged a house in Richmond.The fire off of State Street in Cache County was reported just before 6:30 p.m., said Lt. Doyle Peck with the Cache County Sheriff's Office. Neighbors who saw the smoke were able to alert the woman living in the house
  • 'Upset' former Lowe's employee arrested after bomb threat at Utah store

    Kenneth GillWeber County JailRIVERDALE — A former Lowe's employee was arrested Tuesday after somebody called a Lowe's store in Riverdale and said there was a bomb in the building.Investigators traced the call to Kenneth Gill, 60, through his phone number, the Riverdale Police Department posted on social media.Around 10:40 a.m., a man called the store at 4155 S. Riverdale Road and said there was a bomb inside before hanging up the phone, police said. The building was evacuated, but bomb det
  • University of Utah police chief announces retirement

    University of Utah Police Chief Dale Brophy, left, is joined by University of Utah President Ruth Watkins and Director of Athletics Mark Harlan during a press briefing on the fatal shooting of Lauren McCluskey. The briefing was held at Rice-Eccles Stadium ticket office in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. Brophy announced on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, that he will retire Oct. 15.Steve Griffin, Deseret NewsSALT LAKE CITY — The head of the University of Utah's embattled police departme
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  • Researchers return to assess areas burned by Pole Creek, Bald Mountain fires

    Officials with the Bureau of Land Management, the Utah Department of Natural Resources, the Utah Division of Wildlife and the Forest Service tour areas affected by the Pole Creek and Bald Mountain fires in Utah County on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Much of the burned terrain was reseeded last fall.Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret NewsNew growth and trees that were burned the Pole Creek and Bald Mountain fires in Utah County surround McClellan Lake and Box Lake near Mount Nebo on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Mu
  • 6-year-old Utah girl dies after being hit by golf ball on Orem course

    A 6-year-old girl was killed Monday after she was hit by a golf ball on an Orem course.Adobe StockOREM — A 6-year-old girl was killed Monday after she was hit by a golf ball on an Orem course.Aria Hill was sitting in a golf cart on the cart path at the Links at Sleepy Ridge, 730 S. Sleepy Ridge Dr., when her father hit the ball that struck her on the back of her neck, according to police.The 911 call came in at about 10:25 a.m., Orem Police Lt. Trent Colledge said.She was taken to a local
  • Utahn suspected in girlfriend's death released from jail

    Cameron LundgrenSalt Lake County JailShaina BigbyShaina Bigby FacebookTAYLORSVILLE — On June 25, Shaina Bigby suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was placed on life support.The next day, Bigby, 27, of Taylorsville, died from her injuries.The injury was originally reported as being self-inflicted. But as officers began interviewing witnesses, the stories "didn't add up," said Unified Police Sgt. Melody Gray.The case soon turned into a homicide investigation and Bigby's boyfriend, Camer
  • Space enthusiasts celebrate 50th anniversary of first moon mission

    A model of the Saturn V rocket lifts off from Veterans Memorial Park in West Jordan on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, during a worldwide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.Scott G Winterton, Deseret NewsEric and Liam Gustavson work on a model rocket prior to launch at Veterans Memorial Park in West Jordan on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, during a worldwide celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.Scott G Winterton, Deseret NewsChildren and their parents watch a m
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  • Rep. Ben McAdams casts only Utah vote for resolution condemning Trump over 'racist comments'

    FILE - Congressman Ben McAdams speaks at the UNI Downtown Behavioral Health Clinic in Salt Lake City on Monday, July 8, 2019.Colter Peterson, Deseret NewsFILE - President Donald Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Washington.Alex Brandon, Associated PressFILE - U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks as, from left, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., listen during
  • State auditor named interim director of shuttered Utah charter school

    The American International School of Utah in Murray is pictured on Friday, May 3, 2019.Kristin Murphy, Deseret NewsSALT LAKE CITY — Utah State Auditor John Dougall was appointed interim director of the now-shuttered American International School of Utah Tuesday.The Utah State Charter School Board, after meeting in closed session for more than two hours, voted unanimously to remove AISU Executive Director Tasi Young and appoint the Utah State Auditor's Office to see through the closure of t
  • After bringing judges to tears in his audition, Utah-based tapper Eddie Hoyt continues to shine in 'So You Think You Can Dance'

    Utah-based tap dancer Eddie Hoyt at the Los Angeles auditions for "So You Think You Can Dance," which aired July 8. On July 15, 19-year-old Hoyt made it through the first part of the Academy round in his quest to secure a spot in the Top 20.Adam Rose, FoxFrom left to right: Judges Mary Murphy, Dominic "D-Trix" Sandoval, Laurieann Gibson and Nigel Lythgoe at the first round of the Academy callbacks in the "Academy Part 1" episode of "So You Think You Can Dance," which aired Monday, July 15.Adam R
  • To counter possible ISIS resurgence, Sen. Mitt Romney calls for full staffing at U.S. embassy in Iraq

    FILE - Senator Mitt Romney, R-Utah, attends the HELP Hearing: Implementing the 21st Century Cures Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on March 26, 2019.Cheryl Diaz Meyer, For the Deseret NewsSALT LAKE CITY — With ongoing security threats leaving as few as 15 State Department workers in the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, Sens. Mitt Romney and Chris Murphy called for a full diplomatic presence in Baghdad as soon as possible."We need as many diplomatic personnel as possible to encourage that gove
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  • Appeals court agrees a Utah county violated Navajo voting rights through gerrymandering

    A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that found voting districts in a southeast Utah county were racially gerrymandered and violated the rights of Navajo voters.Stock imageSALT LAKE CITY — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld newly drawn voting districts in a southeastern Utah county after a judge had found the old boundaries amounted to racial gerrymandering and violated the rights of Navajo voters.The opinion from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver comes after R
  • Man upset with co-worker for not covering shift puts machetes through his door, police say

    Zachariah David MartindaleSalt Lake County JailMIDVALE — A man who was upset with a co-worker for not covering one of his shifts was arrested after police say he drove to the co-worker's residence, put machetes through his door and threatened to kill his family.On Sunday, about 10 a.m., Unified police were dispatched to a Midvale apartment on a report of a man with a knife."When other officers and I arrived, the male had put the knives, which were actually long machetes over a foot long, b
  • Appeals court upholds gerrymandering ruling against Utah county

    A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that found voting districts in a southeast Utah county were racially gerrymandered and violated the rights of Navajo voters.Stock imageSALT LAKE CITY — A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that found voting districts in a southeast Utah county were racially gerrymandered and violated the rights of Navajo voters.The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver handed down the opinion Tuesday in the case that resulted in the election of the first
  • Crews battling Utah wildfire brace for 'red flag' afternoon; campfire blamed for blaze

    More crews were being brought Tuesday to fight the Round Peak Fire, which is burning east of Springville, in anticipation of dangerous afternoon winds.Stock imageSPRINGVILLE — U.S. Forest officials battling the Round Peak Fire near the Bonneville Shoreline Trail above Springville believe a campfire started the wildfire.According to a Forest Service spokesman, investigators believe the fire got away from the people using it, and they couldn't put the flames out in time.As of 12:30 p.m., the
  • BLM headquarters to relocate to Colorado, not Utah

    File - In this July 26, 2018, file photo, U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt waits to speak during the annual state of Colorado energy luncheon sponsored by the Colorado Petroleum council in Denver. The headquarters of the U.S. government's largest land agency will move from the nation's capital to western Colorado, a Republican senator said Monday, July 15, 2019, a high-profile component of the Trump administration's plan to reorganize management of the nation's natural resou
  • Utah Gov. Gary Herbert kicks off Days of '47 with cattle drive on Capitol Hill

    Alex Christofferson moves longhorn cattle across the front lawn of the Capitol during a cattle drive to kick off Utah's rodeo week in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.Kristin Murphy, Deseret NewsLonghorn cattle graze on the front lawn of the Capitol after a press conference to kick off Utah's rodeo week in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.Kristin Murphy, Deseret NewsTom Whitaker, Days of '47 senior vice president, shakes hands with Gov. Gary Herbert during a press conference to k
  • Utah congressman supports resolution condemning Trump over 'racist comments'

    FILE - Congressman Ben McAdams speaks at the UNI Downtown Behavioral Health Clinic in Salt Lake City on Monday, July 8, 2019.Colter Peterson, Deseret NewsSALT LAKE CITY — Utah's only Democrat in Congress, Rep. Ben McAdams, will vote today for a resolution condemning President Donald Trump for "racist comments" about a group of progressive minority congresswomen.McAdams joined Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, Monday, in speaking out against Trump repeatedly telling the Democratic congresswomen to
  • Stewardship agreement will funnel $20 million to improve Utah's forests

    Gov. Gary Herbert discusses two "shovel ready" forest health improvement projects in Utah that will be funded through the Shared Stewardship Agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture during a press conference at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, July 16, 2019.Kristin Murphy, Deseret NewsBrian Cottam, Utah's forester and director of the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, discusses two "shovel ready" forest health improvement projects in Utah that will be funded throu
  • Litigation may be next step to recover $418K, assets from shuttered Utah charter school

    The American International School of Utah in Murray is pictured on Friday, May 3, 2019.SALT LAKE CITY — The state's efforts to recover more than $418,000 in special education funds from the now-shuttered American International School of Utah and to recover and liquidate the school's taxpayer-purchased assets may be headed to litigation.The Utah State Board of Education's Finance Committee on Tuesday deferred action on financial issues related to the school closure."The full board may consi
  • Layton Utah Temple site belonged to this 'honored' family for over a century

    A nearly 13-acre site in Layton that was purchased by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is pictured on Monday, April 2, 2018. On Monday, July 15, 2019, the church announced a new temple will be built on the site.Kristin Murphy, Deseret NewsA nearly 13-acre site in Layton that was purchased by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is pictured on Monday, April 2, 2018. On Monday, July 15, 2019, the church announced a new temple will be built on the site.Kristin Murphy, Dese
  • Crews battling Utah County wildfire brace for 'red flag' afternoon

    More crews were being brought Tuesday to fight the Round Peak Fire, which is burning east of Springville, in anticipation of dangerous afternoon winds.Stock imageSPRINGVILLE — More crews were being brought Tuesday to fight the Round Peak Fire, which is burning east of Springville, in anticipation of dangerous afternoon winds.The fire, which is believed to be human caused, was first reported about 10 p.m. Monday, and had burned between 70 and 100 acres as of Tuesday morning, according to Ut
  • Utah man with long history of exposing himself facing more charges

    A registered sex offender with a history of exposing himself was charged again on Tuesday, his second set of felony charges in less than a month, according to court records.Stock imageSALT LAKE CITY — A registered sex offender with a history of exposing himself was charged again on Tuesday, his second set of felony charges in less than a month, according to court records.Georlin Sampson Bounds, 38, of Layton, was charged Tuesday in 2nd District Court with two counts of lewdness by a sex of
  • One killed, officer injured when Salt Lake police officer fires gun

    Police respond to a shooting at 580 S. 500 West that left one person dead and a police officer injured at the Sunrise Metro Apartment complex in Salt Lake City on Monday, July 15, 2019. According to Salt Lake Police Sgt. Brandon Shearer, police were responding to a mental health issue at the apartment complex when the shooting occurred.Steve Griffin, Deseret NewsPolice respond to a shooting at 580 S. 500 West that left one person dead and a police officer injured at the Sunrise Metro Apartment c
  • Propane explosion causes condo fire near Bear Lake

    Two condominiums were damaged when a leaky propane tank apparently caused an explosion Monday.Adobe StockGARDEN CITY — A fire apparently caused by a leaky propane tank on a gas grill did significant damage on Monday to two condominium units near Bear Lake.An explosion and resulting fire were reported in Harbor Village, on the west side of the lake, around 5 p.m., Garden City Fire District Chief Mike Wahlberg said.No injuries were reported, but two of the units in the four-unit building wer
  • Suspected drunken driver knocks down light poles, hits parked car, injures officer

    Police say a Ford F-150 came to rest against this building on State Street near 2900 South after a suspected drunken driver jumped the curb, hit two light poles and a fire hydrant before hitting a car in South Salt Lake on Monday, July 15, 2019. Police said the car was occupied by a driver, who was talking to a South Salt Lake motorcycle officer, who had to jump off his motorcycle to avoid being hit. The officer received minor injuries when he was hit by one of the falling light poles and the dr
  • Utah fraudster owes $10.2 million in 'classic Ponzi scheme,' court rules

    Admitted fraudster Dee Randall, a Kaysville insurance agent, listens as he is sentenced by 3rd District Judge Mark Kouris on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at the Matheson Courthouse in Salt Lake City. Randall pleaded guilty in July 2016 to five charges related to his operation of a Ponzi scheme.Francisco KjolsethSALT LAKE CITY — A Utah man who admitted to bilking 156 investors in "a classic Ponzi scheme" must pay back $10.2 million, the Utah Court of Appeals has affirmed.Dee Allen Randall, now ser
  • Summer air travel is heating up in Utah. Here's what you need to know

    Jeanne Holmstead, front right, and Lee Holmstead, back right, are welcomed home by family at the Salt Lake City International Airport on Monday, July 15, 2019. The couple were returning from an 18 month mission in Hong Kong.Colter Peterson, Deseret NewsCommuters make their way through a Transportation Security Administration checkpoint in Terminal One at the Salt Lake City International Airport on Monday, July 15, 2019.Colter Peterson, Deseret NewsTransportation Security Administration agent Sco
  • Rupert Murdoch's son drops $20 million investment on Utah virtual reality company The Void

    FILE - Lyndsey Besser demonstrates the equipment to the Ghostbusters Dimension experience at THE VOID in Lindon on Monday, April 3, 2017.Alex Goodlett, Deseret NewsLINDON — The son of conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch has reportedly invested some $20 million in Utah virtual reality company The Void.In news that first surfaced on Bloomberg's websiteover the weekend, former 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch, who left the company controlled by his father after Disney purchased most of
  • Salt Lake City mayoral candidates pledge better Capitol Hill relationships in TV debate

    Audience members watch as Salt Lake City mayoral candidates debate from the KSL-TV studios in Salt Lake City on Monday, July 15, 2019.Scott G Winterton, Deseret NewsSalt Lake City mayoral candidates wait to debate from the KSL-TV studios in Salt Lake City on Monday, July 15, 2019.Scott G Winterton, Deseret NewsJim Dabakis makes a point during a debate with other Salt Lake City mayoral candidates in Salt Lake City on Monday, July 15, 2019. The debate was broadcast live from KSL-TV studios.Scott G
  • What do Sen. Mitt Romney, other Utahns say about Trump's statements against minority congresswomen?

    In this combination image from left; Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., July 10, 2019, Washington, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., March 12, 2019, in Washington, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., July 12, 2019, in Washington, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., July 10, 2019, in Washington. In tweets Sunday, President Donald Trump portrays the lawmakers as foreign-born troublemakers who should go back to their home countries. In fact, the lawmakers, except one, were born in the U.S.Associated PressFILE -
  • 'Church ball' takes to a new court — the Utah Supreme Court

    Bruce (Curt Doussett). right, challenges the weak-hearted Thurman (Steve Anderson) in HaleStorm's "Church Ball." Sometimes known as the "brawl that begins with prayer," recreational basketball in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a history getting out of hand. The Utah Supreme Court. recently ruled against a Utah man who sued an opposing player after being injured in church-sponsored game in 2012.Deseret News archivesDennis Buckstead and his team of misfits in "Church Ball." So
  • Arson suspected in Utah Latter-day Saint church fire

    An entrance is covered after a fire at a meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 3625 Doverhill Drive in Cottonwood Heights on Sunday, July 14, 2019.Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret NewsCOTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — Crews are investigating whether arson could have led to a fire that occurred over the weekend at a meetinghouse of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.Investigators with Unified Fire Authority are asking anyone with information about the fire at 3625 Dov
  • Man behind 7-state postal stamp scam to be sentenced in Utah

    A Utah man convicted of defrauding the federal government in a decadelong postage stamp scam across several states will be sentenced this week.Stock imageSALT LAKE CITY — A Utah man convicted of defrauding the federal government in a decadelong postage stamp scam across several states will be sentenced this week.The Standard-Examiner of Ogden reports that 36-year-old Ivan Sanchez will appear in federal court Wednesday to be sentenced for one count of theft of government property.A federal
  • Utah's Hogle Zoo says goodbye to Kipenzi the giraffe

    Meta Schmitz feeds Kipenzi at Utah's Hogle Zoo Meta Schmitz feeds Kipenzi at Utah's Hogle Zoo. Zoo staff had to euthanize the15-year-old giraffe Friday, July 12, 2019, after showing signs of gastrointestinal dysfunction.Heather Tuttle, Deseret NewsZookeepers and veterinarians at Utah's Hogle Zoo perform an experimental laser treatments on Kipenzi, bathing her foot regularly with rose-colored light.?? The giraffe broke one toe bone, or claw, many years ago. But she apparently began shifting her w
  • What do Utahns say about Trump's statements against minority congresswomen?

    In this combination image from left; Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., July 10, 2019, Washington, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., March 12, 2019, in Washington, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., July 12, 2019, in Washington, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., July 10, 2019, in Washington. In tweets Sunday, President Donald Trump portrays the lawmakers as foreign-born troublemakers who should go back to their home countries. In fact, the lawmakers, except one, were born in the U.S.Associated PressFILE -
  • Search for gunman in fatal Utah shooting continues

    The search continued Monday for the person or group of people who shot and killed a 19-year-old man.Stock imageWEST VALLEY CITY — The search continued Monday for the person or group of people who shot and killed a 19-year-old man.Neko Jardine died Sunday night after being shot outside a house at 5625 W. 4360 South. West Valley police say Jardine was attending a party and did not live at the residence.One other person was also shot and injured and another was treated for a cut sustained dur
  • Utahn tackled by customers after trying to load gun in store, charges say

    Jose SosaWasatch County JailHEBER CITY — A Heber City man faces criminal charges after allegedly trying to load a gun inside a store before he was tackled by two customers.Jose Sosa, 28, was charged Monday in Wasatch County's 4th District Court with aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony; possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, a second-degree felony; threatening to use a weapon during a fight, a class A misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a class C misdemeanor.On Frid
  • Man charged in student's death appears in court as friends wonder, 'Why Mackenzie?'

    Attorney Neal Hamilton, left, stands with Ayoola Adisa Ajayi as they appear on a video feed from the Salt Lake County Jail for a preliminary hearing in front of Judge Mark S. Kouris at the Scott M. Matheson Courthouse in Salt Lake City on Monday, July 15, 2019. Ajayi is charged with aggravated kidnapping, a first-degree felony, desecration of a human body, a second-degree felony, and obstruction of justice, a third-degree felony, in the death of University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck.Steve G
  • Utah man charged in online 'relationship' with 13-year-old girl

    A St. George man who told a 13-year-old girl that their online communication could be their "little secret" now faces criminal charges, according to court documents.Stock imageSALT LAKE CITY — A St. George man who told a 13-year-old girl that their online communication could be their "little secret" now faces criminal charges, according to court documents.Nicholas Tony Mair, 21, was charged Monday in 5th District Court with sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony; and dealin
  • Church announces Layton Utah Temple location

    SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the site for the Layton Utah Temple.The temple "will be built on an 11.8-acre site located at the corner of Oak Hills Drive and Rosewood Lane in Layton City, about 25 miles north of Salt Lake City," according to a news release posted Monday morning on the church's Newsroom site.The temple, which was announced in April 2018 by President Russell M. Nelson, will be the second Latter-day Saint temple in Davis County
  • Utah man dies in Moab skydiving accident

    A Moab man died Sunday afternoon in a skydiving accident, officials said.Stock imageMOAB — A Moab man died Sunday afternoon in a skydiving accident, officials said.Spencer W. Connolley, 23, "experienced a fast and hard landing" in the landing zone used by skydivers at the Canyonlands Airport, according to a statement from Grand County Sheriff's Office.The sheriff's office was investigating the accident.Additional information, including what may have caused the accident, was not immediately
  • Cedar City mom pleads for the return of flag honoring son’s sacrifice

    Gayemarie Ekker discuses the loss of the Granite Mountain Hotshots flag she was given in honor of her son during an interview at her home in Cedar City on Monday, July 8, 2019.Adam Sotelo, Deseret NewsJoe Thurston, a member of the Granite Mountain Hotshots crew out of Prescott, Arizona, was 1 of 19 wildland firefighters who killed on June 30, 2013, while battling the Yarnell Hill Fire.Gayemarie EkkerThe Granite Mountain Hotshots flag flies below a U.S. flag in Gayemarie Ekker's yard.Gayemarie Ek
  • Utah man found new purpose photographing people, mustangs

    Dirk Johnson takes a photo in downtown Salt Lake City. A rollover car accident in 1980 left him paralyzed from the waist down. A few years ago, the difficulties of his paralysis, combined with a sense of loneliness after his children grew up and left home, pushed him to a low point. A friend gave him an inexpensive camera, which gave Johnson new life finding subjects for his pictures.John Hollenhorst, Deseret NewsDirk Johnson takes a photo in downtown Salt Lake City. A rollover car accident in 1
  • Black Hawks, fire crews battle 100-acre blaze at Camp Williams

    Crews battle a fire that started at Camp Williams on Sunday, July 14, 2019.Utah National GuardCrews battle a fire that started at Camp Williams on Sunday, July 14, 2019.Utah National GuardCrews battle a fire that started at Camp Williams on Sunday, July 14, 2019.Utah National GuardCrews battle a fire that started at Camp Williams on Sunday, July 14, 2019.Utah National GuardBLUFFDALE — Crews are fighting a 200-acre fire that started Sunday near a machine gun range at Camp Williams.The blaze
  • Alleged knife-wielding home intruder shot by resident in Utah

    An alleged intruder was shot and injured Saturday night after trying to "forcibly enter" a home in Lehi, police said.Stock imageLEHI — An alleged intruder was shot and injured Saturday night after breaking into a home in Lehi, police said.About 8:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to 391 N. 900 East on the report of a burglary in progress, according to a statement from Lehi police. The 20-year-old man had gotten into the second-level apartment and "was armed with a knife," Lehi Police Sgt.
  • This BYU graduate recalls where he was during the Apollo 11 moon landing

    Charlie Bunker, who worked in the aerospace industry until he retired in 2008, now teaches a composites class at Salt Lake Community College.Lee BensonSpace racer Charlie Bunker.Lee Benson, Deseret NewsSALT LAKE CITY — It was just the two of them sitting in the common room of a boarding house in downtown Denver. It was mid-July 1969. The evening news was on TV; all the talk was about Apollo 11.The man in the black hat turned to Charlie Bunker."Do you think they're really going to land on t
  • Utah father dies after medical episode in Ecuador

    Family members of James Campbell, right, on Saturday, July 13, 2019, were raising money for him to be flown to the U.S. for medical treatment after he suffered an aortic dissection in Ecuador. Campbell died Sunday.GoFundMeSALT LAKE CITY — A Utah father of five whose family was trying to bring him home from Ecuador for a potentially life-saving surgery died Sunday, according to family members."We are so grateful for everyone's messages and donations and we were so ready to fly him back. But
  • Utah man killed in crash near Strawberry Reservoir

    A man was killed and two other people were injured in a crash near Strawberry Reservoir on Saturday, July 13, 2019.Utah Highway PatrolA man was killed and two other people were injured in a crash near Strawberry Reservoir on Saturday, July 13, 2019.Utah Highway PatrolHEBER CITY — An American Fork man died Saturday afternoon and two others were injured in a crash with a semitrailer Saturday evening, troopers said.Gaje Combs, 25, was driving a Honda Accord north on Strawberry Road near Straw

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