- WEST VALLEY CITY — When Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” was published in 1960, it sold more than 10 million copies worldwide in just six years.Now, this timeless story has made its way to the Hale Centre Theatre stage, and will run through May 20. John Sweeney, the director of HCT’s production, wrote in his director’s notes, “We most often come to the theatre to escape our lives, but today, we will come to the theatre to think and reflect.”And
- Rep. Jason Chaffetz's announcement Wednesday that he wouldn't seek re-election set off a mad scramble among potential candidates in Utah to fill an unexpectedly open seat in 2018.
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- SALT LAKE CITY — Students, faculty, staff, researchers and others associated with the University of Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute are demanding an explanation for the sudden firing of its director, Dr. Mary Beckerle."She's amazing. She's an outstanding leader," said Bryan Welm, associate professor of surgery at the U. and a Huntsman researcher. He said Beckerle led the institution out of obscurity to being a top provider for cancer care in the country."This was all done by her leadershi
- Political news site Roll Call asked the question many Utahns have wondered over the past few months: Will Sen. Orrin Hatch run for re-election?Hatch, who would be serving in his eighth term in the Senate, has gone back and forth over the last few months on whether or not he’ll run for re-election.Hatch briefly said he’d only not run if he could get someone like Mitt Romney, the 2012 presidential candidate, to take his place, the Deseret News reported.“While I have taken steps t
- The top prosecutor in Washington County is weighing an investigation into whether a Kane County Commissioner should face criminal charges following allegations raised in a state audit that he engaged in self-dealing in receiving improper payments for...
Torrey Green, former USU football star, ordered to stand trial for allegedly committing multiple sexual assaultsLogan :Seven separate criminal cases will move forward against former Utah State University football star Torrey Green, who is accused of sexually assaulting seven women while he was a student at the Logan school.
A Utah judge ruled Wednesday that t...
- Travelers give Salt Lake City International Airport higher-than-average grades - except for a few things such as messy bathrooms, slow Wi-Fi service and the quality of some of its aging facilities.
"We rank low for facilities - so it's a good thing w...
- The principal of Salt Lake City's Edison Elementary School has been placed on leave pending a police and school district investigation related to alleged inappropriate conduct involving a young student.
Principal Laurie Lacy is being investigated by ...
- Did Donald Trump's unpopularity claim its first congressional victim in Jason Chaffetz?
The congressman's announcement Wednesday that he wouldn't seek re-election in 2018, nor will he run against Sen. Orrin Hatch, shook Utah political circles, but on...
Gehrke: After calling sex offender a great man, Utah judge should resign from the bench or be stripped of his positionWe are fortunate to live in a country that has had its share of extraordinary and great men.
No matter what 4th District Judge Thomas Low thinks, Keith Robert Vallejo is not one of them.
Vallejo is a sex offender and a rapist, tried and convicted of...
- Cranbrook, British Columbia : A historian who researches so-called Mormon fundamentalists returned to the witness stand Wednesday and answered questions about how others regard plural marriages.Brian Hales, an anesthesiologist from Utah's Davis Co...
- Brynn Munger has a new best friend and, as her mother said, it's “just as unique as her.”As The Huffington Post reported, Brynn Munger, 3, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in the eye called undifferentiated sarcoma just after she turned 1. She lost her left eye after multiple surgeries.But now, after nearly a year and half in remission, Brynn recently received a gift that means to instill confidence in the young girl — a bunny with one eye.“I wanted to give Brynn
- SALT LAKE CITY — Finding cures and treatments for diseases is an expensive proposition that is often taken on by small, innovative companies in the biosciences industry being funded in part by government grants from the National Institutes of Health.Last month, President Donald Trump's preliminary budget proposal indicated funding for the agency could be cut by as much as 20 percent, prompting concern from many firms in Utah's burgeoning bioscience sector.On Wednesday, leaders from a few o
- SALT LAKE CITY — A man who was once wanted for questioning in connection with the kidnapping of Elizabeth Smart has been arrested for a series of bank robberies in Salt Lake County.Bret Michael Edmunds, 41, was arrested Tuesday by a task force consisting of local and federal officers about 10:20 p.m. Tuesday. Salt Lake police detective Richard Chipping said investigators received a tip that Edmunds might be in the area of 1800 South and 700 East.While looking for him, "a car that they beli
- SALT LAKE CITY — Reaction to Rep. Jason Chaffetz's unexpected decision Wednesday to not run for re-election in 2018 rolled in from both sides of the political aisle.Republicans hailed his work in Congress, while Democrats and the anti-Trump crowd hailed his imminent departure.“I was as stunned as anyone to learn of Congressman Chaffetz's decision not to seek re-election or any public office in 2018," Gov. Gary Herbert said in a prepared statement.Chaffetz has represented the state wi
- SALT LAKE CITY — Reaction to Rep. Jason Chaffetz's unexpected decision Wednesday to not run for re-election in 2018 rolled in from both sides of the political aisle Wednesday.Republicans hailed his work in Congress, while Democrats and the anti-Trump crowd hailed his imminent departure.Meantime, at least two challengers to the five-term congressman had already announced plans to run, and more potential successors are likely to jump into the 3rd District race.“I was as stunned as anyo
- OGDEN — The City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance allowing pet owners to license a third dog in limited situations.The exception to Ogden’s two-dog limit accommodates up to one additional Americans with Disabilities Act service dog, certified therapy dog, police or military trained dog, or a dog owned by deployed military personnel.The ordinance was crafted in response to a request by residents to allow a third dog as part of their therapy dog training cycle. Trai
- A brief look at 11 notable moments from the past three decades involving Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who announced Wednesday he would not seek re-election.December 1988: The future congressman was the BYU football team's starting placekicker. He kicked the tying and go-ahead field goals in BYU's Freedom Bowl win over Colorado, 20-17.October 2005: Having served as former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr.'s chief of staff since 2003, Chaffetz announced he would leave the position to reenter private busi
- SALT LAKE CITY — A Draper man who told investors he was a faithful member of the LDS Church has admitted to securities fraud in a plea deal with federal prosecutors.A federal grand jury last December indicted Andrew D. Kelley, 41, on seven counts of securities fraud and four counts each of wire fraud and money laundering in connection with a $3 million investment scheme through his company, Blackbird Capital Partners.In exchange for Kelley pleading guilty to one count of securities fraud,
- LOGAN — Former Utah State University football standout Torrey Green was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on sexual assault allegations involving seven different women.Prosecutors presented closing arguments recapping the women's testimonies from a three-day preliminary hearing last month and highlighting the similarities between their accounts.On the stand, the women described how they met Green while he was playing football at USU between 2013 and 2015. Four of the women connected with Gr
- ROY — A thief checking locks on vehicles at an auto body shop found a car unlocked and got away with several items, including a prosthetic leg belong to avid climber Carsen Taylor.Taylor, 24, said he loves "anything and everything" about the outdoors."I mostly (like) just staying in the mountains," he said.That is, of course, when he is not at work at Firestone Complete Auto Care, 5702 S. 1900 West."Some days I will do oil changes all day. Some days I will tear down motors. It just depends
- SALT LAKE CITY — A Midvale man who was convicted of impregnating a 13-year-old girl while injecting her with heroin is back in jail accused of doing heroin again and hanging out with underage girls.Victor Steven Robinson, 27, was originally charged in 2013 with three counts of rape of a child and three counts of child endangerment. He pleaded guilty later that year to reduced charges: two counts of attempted aggravated sexual abuse of a child and endangerment of a child.In that case, Robin
- Acclaimed writer Sandra Cisneros is visiting Salt Lake City Tuesday, April 25, thanks to the University of Utah Tanner Humanities Center’s Artists in Residence program.Cisneros is a poet, novelist and essayist who has won many national awards, including the National Medal of Arts in 2016, according to the National Endowment for the Arts. Her first and most successful book, “The House on Mango Street,” is partly based on her own life experience of growing up in a poor and racial
- SALT LAKE CITY — It looks like a horror film creature that came from the deep, but researchers say it merely originated from "the shallows" of the Philippines.A team that includes scientists from the University of Utah is the first to have recovered and investigated rare, live specimens of a shipworm species known as Kuphus polythalamia.“They were in mud, not particularly deep, in a marine lagoon that had been used for storing logs for a plywood factory nearby — which had close
- SALT LAKE CITY — The coal-friendly policies of the Trump administration may not be enough to reverse the tide of decreasing jobs in the mining industry, despite assurances by the new U.S. president to put coal miners back to work.That conclusion is one of several findings in a report released Wednesday by the Utah Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization.The foundation's second report looking at coal mining and coal-fired electrical generation in the state f
Salt Lake City International Airport police assure its officers won't remove passengers for breaking rulesIn the wake of a viral video of Chicago Police security officers dragging a passenger off an overbooked United Airlines flight, Salt Lake City International Airport police are serving notice to airlines that they will not remove passengers from airpl... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
- Acting on tips from the public, FBI agents and Salt Lake City police arrested a serial bank robbery suspect late Tuesday night.
Salt Lake City police Detective Greg Chipping said 41-year-old Bret Michael Edmunds was spotted at 10:22 p.m., driving a g...
- I have hurt myself a lot in the six-plus decades I've been alive. I'm not complaining, mind you. About half the injuries were worth the pain just for the experience that caused them. Some were not.
Among my regrets are the times I provoked my younges...
- Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced Wednesday that he won’t seek re-election in 2018.Chaffetz wrote on his Facebook page that he won’t be a candidate for any political office in 2018. He said he made the decision after consulting his “family and prayerful consideration.”Chaffetz said he announced now so that another candidate could rise in the 3rd Congressional District.“I am grateful for all of you in the current and previous 3rd Congressional District. I acknowledg
A.M. notes: Jazz fall in playoffs, Huntsman Sr. slams institute over firing CEO, Democrat comes up short in GeorgiaHere’s a look at the news for April 19.Jazz fall in second playoff gameThe Utah Jazz couldn’t make lightning strike twice, as they fell 99-91 to the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night, according to the Deseret News.The Jazz, who were once again without star center Rudy Gobert, trailed most of the game, missing easy rebounds and rim protection, which are both skills Gobert offers them, the Deseret News reported."A little frustrating game tonight for us," Jazz small forward Gordon H
- LDS teen Hanna Eyre has been eliminated from NBC's "The Voice" after the live playoffs Tuesday, April 18.The 15-year-old from Laguna Niguel, California, who attends the Orange County School of the Arts, performed "Skyscraper" by Demi Lovato to compete for a spot in the top 12.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl2rXaUPogYHer coach, Adam Levine, said before her performance that he has enjoyed watching her growth on the show."Hanna has always been strong, but you see her gaining a little more control
- An Ivins man with Alzheimer's disease who went missing Sunday has been found alive and safe in Nye County, Nevada.
Santa Clara-Ivins police confirmed Wednesday that Ted Drew Miller, 69, appeared unharmed, but was checked out at a local hospital. Poli...
- Alpine School District officials confirmed that they had briefly placed American Fork Junior High School under a "soft lockdown" Wednesday morning after what proved to be an unfounded bomb threat.
District spokeswoman Kimberly Bird said that shortly ...
Torrey Green, a former USU athlete, ordered to stand trial for allegedly committing multiple sexual assaultsLogan :Torrey Green, a 23-year-old former Utah State University football player, was ordered Wednesday to stand trial for allegedly sexually assaulting six women while he was a student.
As for a seventh alleged victim, 1st District Judge Brian Canne...
- Washington :In a stunning announcement, Rep. Jason Chaffetz said Wednesday he would not seek re-election to his House seat or pursue any political office next year, but he left open the option to run for governor in 2020.
Chaffetz posted on Facebook...
- CENTERVILLE — A citywide inventory of sidewalks and trees last summer revealed 2,500 locations where tree limbs are in violation of the minimum clearance for pedestrians and vehicles.City officials are asking residents to trim limbs 8 feet above sidewalks and 13 feet above the street.Property owners are responsible for maintaining the vegetation within the public right-of-way along their property. This includes trimming trees — whether in the park strips or in yards.City officials sa
- SALT LAKE CITY — Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, announced Wednesday he is not running for re-election — or any other office — in 2018.Chaffetz, 50, said in a Facebook post he has "made a personal decision to return to the private sector." He told the Deseret News last year he was interested in running for governor when Gov. Gary Herbert's term ends in 2020.His announcement makes it clear he will not run for Sen. Orrin Hatch's seat next year. Hatch, R-Utah, first elected in 1976,
- LOGAN — A judge could decide today whether ex-USU football standout Torrey Green will be ordered to stand trial on sexual assault allegations from seven different women.In a three-day preliminary hearing last month, the women testified they met Green while he was playing football at Utah State University between 2013 and 2015. After connecting with Green through a dating app or meeting him on campus or at a party, the women said they ended up alone with Green, who raped or sexually assault
- Rain, thunder, a brief sunny break; repeat.
There's your forecast for the Wasatch Front through the remainder of the week.
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- Unified Police quickly found and arrested a robbery suspect who allegedly held a gun to the head of a 7-Eleven employee early Wednesday morning.
The gunman walked into the store, at 4637 W. 5615 South, about 4:15 a.m., UPD Lt. Brian Lohrke said. The ...
- Riverdale police chased down and arrested a 15-year-old boy who allegedly fired numerous gun shots near an elementary school.
Police Lt. Casey Warren said officers responded about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday to 911 calls reporting gunshots in Riverdale Park, w...
- KEARNS — An attempted armed robbery suspect was arrested Wednesday morning after he allegedly held a gun to the head of a 7-Eleven employee.The gunman entered the store at 4637 W. 5415 South and put a gun to the employee's head while demanding money, according to Unified Police Lt. Brian Lohrke.The clerk fled and locked herself in a back room to call 911, Lohrke indicated.An officer on the way to the scene spotted a man who matched the suspect's description walking on a sidewalk near Kearn
- We are fortunate to live in a country that has had its share of extraordinary and great men.
No matter what 4th District Judge Thomas Low thinks, Keith Robert Vallejo is not one of them.
Vallejo is a sex offender and a rapist, tried and convicted of...
- It’s official: Utah has really fast internet.The Consumer Technology Association Innovation Scorecard recently ranked Utah as one of the top five states with the fastest internet speeds, placing it alongside Rhode Island, Delaware and Maryland in the top five.Utah received an “A+” grade from the report. The average speed sits at 18,868 kilobytes per second in the Beehive State, which is an increase from 15,202 kbps in 2015, according to the report.Idaho, which received an &ldqu
- The principal of Salt Lake City's Edison Elementary School has been placed on leave pending a police investigation, though officials are releasing few details.
Principal Laurie Lacey was placed on leave several days ago, Salt Lake City School Distric...
- A man was killed Tuesday evening after his pickup truck crashed into a pole near 980 South and 900 West in Salt Lake City, tearing the truck in half.Officials responded to the scene at about 7 p.m. The driver, who has not been identified, was throw... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
- Murder charges have been filed against three people in connection with the death of southern Utah resident David Heisler, whose body was discovered last year in the northern Arizona desert.Prosecutors in Mohave County, Ariz., filed the first-degree...
- FARMINGTON—A 22-year-old man was booked into jail after police say he led officers on a chase that began when he tried to forge a check in Wal-Mart and ended when he rammed a battered Ford into patrol cars on a dead-end road near Lagoon Amusement Park Tuesday afternoon.According to Centerville police, Timothy Dean Johnson was booked into Davis County Jail Tuesday evening for investigation of a mix of felonies and misdemeanors, including: issuing a bad check, failing to respond to officers
- As a drowsy haze from the anesthesia wore off, Claire Larson kept asking, "Is the new heart in me?" And her doctors, nurses and family happily answered each time with a resounding, "Yes!"
Her transplant surgery last August went well, Larson said, tha...
- Salt Lake City now ranks among the worst U.S. cities for ozone and particulate pollution, a new report says.
The Salt Lake metro area, including Provo and Orem, was the 20th worst city for elevated concentrations of ozone, according to the American L...
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