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  • Amazon removes novel written by man accused of murdering MacKenzie Lueck

    SALT LAKE CITY — Amazon has stopped selling a book written by the man accused of kidnapping and murdering MacKenzie Lueck. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Amazon has removed “Forge Identity” from their website. The novel written by Ayoola Ajayi features a character who witnesses two murders and is enticed to a life of crime, according to online synopses of the book. Other synopses indicate the book depicts victims being incinerated. Ajayi was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion […]

  • When the Russian police arrived, deported American knew his LDS mission ‘would never be the same’

    Vilnius, Lithuania • The three-week detention of two Latter-day Saint volunteers-cum-missionaries in Russia earlier this year may not be ripe for a James Bond action thriller or even a real-life kidnapping saga like “The Saratov Approach,” but the prolonged ordeal was still a quiet drama for the pair and their church. The Salt Lake Tribune reports. It began on an unremarkable Friday night in Novorossiysk, a city near the coast of the Black Sea, when two fresh-faced young men from the United States […]

  • In police interview, former MTC leader said he admitted sexual misconduct and kept his job with LDS Church

    The Salt Lake Tribune obtained recordings of an interview with former Missionary Training Center President Joseph Bishop, during which he told police he kept his position after telling church leaders about his inappropriate sexual behavior. Tribune legal affairs reporter Jessica Miller joined Fox 13 to discuss the new development as well as when The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints knew about the allegations. See Miller’s report in the Salt Lake Tribune here. 

  • Deer Valley Resort asks for release from lawsuit against Gwyneth Paltrow

    PARK CITY, Utah — A Utah ski resort where Gwyneth Paltrow is accused of crashing into and injuring a skier asked Monday to be dismissed from a lawsuit, contending the dispute should be settled between the Oscar-winning actress and the alleged victim, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. Deer Valley Resort is shielded from responsibilities for skiing collisions under a law that takes into account the inherent dangers of skiing, said attorney Adam Strachan, representing the well-known resort during a hearing […]

  • Jason Chaffetz says he will not run for governor in 2020

    SALT LAKE CITY — Jason Chaffetz will not run for Utah governor in 2020, the former Republican congressman confirmed Monday. Chaffetz said he was strongly considering a run but made a decision based in part on his work for Fox News and his books, including a release last year about the so-called “deep state” and an upcoming follow-up. “I am not going to be a candidate for governor in the 2020 Utah race,” Chaffetz said. “I think at some point […]

  • The two most conservative members of the Utah Board of Education are resigning

    SALT LAKE CITY — They’ve fought against global warming and evolution being taught as fact in science classes. They’ve argued that sex education has become “comprehensive” and strayed too far from abstinence. And they’ve credited national teaching benchmarks for math and English with “expanding socialism,” The Salt Lake Tribune reports. Now, the two most conservative and outspoken members of the Utah Board of Education are resigning.Alisa Ellis and Lisa Cummins announced they will step down midterm, leaving their seats in […]

  • Donovan Mitchell assists at crash scene a day before leading Jazz to win against Rockets

    SALT LAKE CITY — Donovan Mitchell was the hero Monday night for thousands of Jazz fans as he led the team in a fourth-quarter rally to stave off elimination.  But that was at least the second act of heroism Mitchell carried out in recent days, as he stopped to help at the scene of a car crash on Sunday. “I was driving by, a lady was falling out of her car, the airbags went off, she was grabbing her chest […]

  • Utah’s high birth rate and prevalence of domestic violence mean more kids experience trauma — and they need help

    There’s a couch, a refurbished flat-screen TV, a dining room table with two chairs and a bench inside Michelle Densley’s apartment. A bunk bed in one bedroom; a bed in hers. The Salt Lake Tribune reports. The 34-year-old mother of three, who recently left secure housing at YWCA Utah in Salt Lake City, doesn’t have much stuff. But in a third bedroom, there’s a menagerie of My Little Pony horses, dinosaurs, Ninja Turtles action figures, baby dolls and dress-up clothes. […]

  • Los Angeles Lakers assistant Mark Madsen to become new head basketball coach at Utah Valley

    Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Mark Madsen will become a head men’s basketball coach in Utah County after all, The Salt Lake Tribune reported Sunday. Just not at BYU. Madsen, 43, will replace Mark Pope as the head coach at Utah Valley University, The Salt Lake Tribune has confirmed. The hiring was first reported by ESPN.com. Pope was chosen as BYU’s new head coach last Wednesday, beating out Madsen, Portland State coach Barret Peery and BYU interim head coach Quincy Lewis […]

  • Plans for Salt Lake City’s new convention hotel: tall and curvaceous on the skyline, with three-story video displays on 200 South

    Salt Lake City’s new convention hotel will be a 28-story skyscraper of glass and textured aluminum bursting out on the city skyline, slim and rectangular with gently rounded edges, about 725 guest rooms and huge digital billboards on both sides of its grand entrance on 200 South. The Salt Lake Tribune reports. Scheduled to open in spring 2022, the hotel will be woven into the southeast corner of the Salt Lake Palace Convention Center on 200 S. West Temple, according to preliminary […]

  • Utah’s ski resorts have seen record snow this year — and there’s still a month left on the slopes for some

    Davy Ratchford worked at resorts in Colorado and California before coming to Utah and starting a job at Snowbasin this year. He couldn’t have more perfectly timed the move. The Salt Lake Tribune reports. The ski resort, tucked into the mountains east of Ogden, is on track for a near-record season with almost 400 inches of powder. And more is still expected It’s been so good, in fact, that as the new general manager, Ratchford has decided to keep the […]

  • BYU basketball coach announces he is stepping down

    PROVO, Utah — Dave Rose is marking the end of his tenure as the head coach of Brigham Young University’s men’s basketball team. “Thirty-six years, thirty-six years I’ve been doing this,” Rose said at a press conference today on the Marriott Center floor where he announced his retirement. “Twenty-two at BYU, 14 as the head coach. And today’s the day I’m going to retire. I’ve had a chance to talk with the players and encourage them to move forward and […]

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