State

Rocky Mountain Power offering customers a discount on new electric vehicles

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The company announced the second year of its Live Electric EV Discount program, which provides $3...

Courts

Utah State Courts warn of phone scammers claiming to be FBI agents

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If you get a call from the “state courts” saying you must immediately pay money or be arrested, it’s probably a scam.


State

Handling of harassment claim shakes up Utah comic convention

Salt Lake City’s annual comic convention is dealing with a rift over its handing of a sexual harassment allegation that’s caused several participants to back out of planned appearances.


State

Private jet from Texas crashes in Honduras, all survive

APTOPIX Honduras Plane Crash

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A private jet traveling from Austin, Texas, crashed off the end of the runway of the Honduran capital’s international airport and broke in half Tuesday, but the crew and passengers were rescued and reportedly out of danger. Video images posted online showed what appeared to be...


National

Self-styled prophet sentenced in Utah child-rape case

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CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — A self-styled Utah prophet who secretly married young girls because of his beliefs in polygamy and doomsday was sentenced Tuesday to up to life in prison after pleading guilty to child rape and abuse charges. Samuel W. Shaffer was charged after police raided a remote desert...


National

Mormon missionaries pulled from Nicaragua due to unrest

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church is pulling 169 missionaries from Nicaragua because of growing political instability in the Central American country. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ spokesman Daniel Woodruff said Tuesday that most of these missionaries will be reassigned to...


Faith

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

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The LDS Church said they will move over half of the 327 missionaries serving in Nicaragua due to “growing political instability” in the country.


State

Utah medical marijuana supporters push back in court

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Supporters and opponents of medical marijuana in Utah are preparing to square off in court over a proposed ballot initiative, opening a new front for what has been a contentious public battle.


State

Jordan LDS temple rededicated after 2 years of renovations

Jordan Temple rededication

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has rededicated a temple south of Salt Lake City after completing extensive renovations.


State

Utah school apologizes for yearbook's harsh words for rival

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah high school is apologizing to its rival after publishing a yearbook page criticizing the school as “lame,” ‘‘satanic” and “trash.” Administrators at Maple Mountain High School in Spanish Fork told students at rival Springville High School on Saturday they made a mistake...


State

Expert says meth, pills are problems in US evidence rooms

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A national police expert says evidence room problems like a Utah technician fired after being found high on methamphetamine at work are all too common. The Standard-Examiner reported Sunday that Joe Latta with the International Association for Property and Evidence says meth and...


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