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  • Utah climber dies while descending from summit of Mount Everest

    KATHMANDU — A climber from Utah died while descending from Mount Everest Wednesday, according to local media. The Himalayan Times reports 55-year-old Donald Lynn Cash of Utah died while descending from the summit. Cash was with a 15-member expedition, the Times reports. He fell or collapsed at the top of the summit early in the morning and his climbing guides brought him to the area below Hillary Step, where he died. “We came to know about his death only after […]

  • Latter-day Saint temple in St. George to close in November for renovations, remain closed until 2022

    ST. GEORGE, Utah — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the St. George Temple will close November 4 of this year and remain closed through 2022. The structure, which was constructed in pioneer times, will undergo “extensive structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and finish work.” “This is one of the beautiful, premier temples in the Church,” said Brent Roberts, managing director of the Church’s Special Projects Department. “Latter-day Saints have worshiped here for almost 150 years. However, the […]

  • BLM seeks information on sacred Paiute mesa vandals, offers reward

    ST. GEORGE, Utah — Authorities are asking for help identifying whoever vandalized a mountain considered sacred by the Paiute tribe. The Bureau of Land Management is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction for the person(s) who painted “Dog Town” on a mesa near St. George called Shinob Kibe, which means “Great Spirit Mountain” in the Paiute language. The Washington County Historical Society says the Paiute used it as a refuge from other tribes, and they […]

  • Driver critically injured in rollover crash on I-84 near Snowville

    BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah — One person is in critical condition after a rollover crash on I-84 near Snowville Tuesday. Utah Highway Patrol states the crash occurred just before 7 a.m. Tuesday on I-84 near mile post 9, which is near Snowville and the Idaho border. Troopers said it appears the driver of a Honda Civic traveling westbound drifted off the road to the right and over-corrected while trying to regain control. The car rolled twice before coming to rest […]

  • One killed, one injured after hail storm contributes to crash on I-15 in Beaver

    SOUTHERN UTAH — One person was killed and another was injured in a crash on I-15 in Beaver Monday afternoon, and troopers said an isolated hail storm contributed to the crash. Utah Highway Patrol states the deadly crash occurred just before 4 p.m. near mile post 110 on I-15 as an isolated hail storm covered the roadway and made conditions slushy. Troopers said the driver of a Durango was going too fast for the slushy conditions and lost control. The […]

  • One killed, one injured after car goes ‘airborne’ off I-15 off-ramp in Brigham City

    BRIGHAM CITY,  Utah — One person was killed and another was injured after a vehicle went airborne off the edge of an I-15 off-ramp Monday, according to Utah Highway Patrol. The driver, 29-year-old Sammi Jo Revilla-Fernandez of Brigham City, was killed after the vehicle crossed over the northbound off-ramp, went airborne in the gore area and landed on its roof. UHP Sgt. Nick Street said the crash occurred as a vehicle was traveling westbound on 1100 South in Brigham City. Fox […]

  • Young moose tranquilized, relocated after visiting Mapleton neighborhood

    MAPLETON, Utah — Mapleton Police are grateful for an assist from wildlife officers after an errant moose was captured Sunday. Mapleton Police posted about a moose on the loose in town, saying the animal ate some shrubbery Sunday morning but didn’t cause any trouble beyond that. “Shout out to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources for responding quickly,” the department wrote. The post states the young moose was tranquilized and relocated. Wild Aware Utah provides tips for preventing animal encounters […]

  • Man arrested in connection with armed robbery at 7-Eleven in West Valley City

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — A man has been arrested in connection with a robbery at a 7-Eleven, during which one of the robbers fired a shot into the ceiling. According to a statement of probable cause, Semaj Davis was interviewed by police on May 16 about the robbery on May 10 at a 7-Eleven at 4700 South and 3898 West.  Police said Davis admitted to stealing beer during the robbery. He also told police about another robbery on May […]

  • SLC Police release video after deadly altercation between suspected shoplifter and store employees

    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Salt Lake City Police released body camera footage and other details Friday regarding a suspected shoplifter who died after an altercation with store employees. Mischa Cox, 30, died earlier this month from injuries he suffered in the incident on May 2. Police said Cox had stolen some items from an Ace Hardware store near 400 South and 600 East  and was confronted by employees, who held the man down until police arrived and put him […]

  • Alcohol restricted driver arrested on suspicion of DUI after trooper stops wrong-way vehicle on I-15

    DAVIS COUNTY, Utah — A Utah Highway Patrol trooper intercepted a wrong-way driver who is believed to have been DUI and is already an alcohol restricted driver. UHP said things began around 2 a.m. Friday when Salt Lake City Police attempted to make a traffic stop. The man driving that vehicle fled and got onto I-15 going northbound in the southbound lanes. UHP was among the responding agencies, and authorities shut down the highway and attempted to immobilize the car […]

  • Patrol car hit by truck on I-15 as Utah trooper performed slow down due to debris

    SANDY, Utah — The Utah Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to yield to emergency vehicles after a patrol vehicle was hit while performing a slow down on I-15 Friday morning. The crash occurred along I-15 in the Sandy area, and Fox 13 News first heard report of the crash around 9:30 a.m. UHP states one trooper was trying to remove debris from the road, and another trooper was performing a “slow down” to keep that trooper safe. The patrol vehicle […]

  • UHP cites wind, possible impairment after motorcyclist killed in head-on crash with semi on US 6

    EMERY COUNTY, Utah — Alcohol, prescription drugs and windy weather are all being investigated as possible factors in a deadly head-on crash involving a motorcycle and a semi trailer. Utah Highway Patrol said the crash occurred at 10:45 p.m. Thursday on US 6 near mile post 298 as motorcyclist traveling eastbound crossed the center line and struck a westbound semi. The person on the motorcycle suffered fatal injuries. That person’s identity has not been released. “Alcohol, prescription drugs, and windy […]

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