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  • Treasurer accused of stealing $145,000 meant for Uintah and Daggett County Children’s Justice Center

    By: Paighten Harkins of The Salt Lake Tribune The treasurer for a group that receives donations for the Uintah and Daggett County Children’s Justice Center was arrested Thursday on accusations she stole around $145,000 from her employer over the past decade. Michelle Coon, 41, told police in an interview that she started off just taking small amounts of money, but became addicted to buying stuff, “kind of like a drug user would be,” according to her probable cause statement. Her […]

  • Utah ranks No. 1 for growth in gun sales, report says

    By: Lee Davidson from The Salt Lake Tribune SALT LAKE CITY —Utah’s rate of gun sales has grown more quickly than any other state during the past decade — a time when mass shootings have created hot debate over firearms control and ownership nationally, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. Utah’s rate of gun sales per adult grew by 80.4% between 2009 and 2018, according to a study using FBI background check data by Security.org, a website that helps consumers choose security […]

  • Missing woman from Utah found dead in San Jose

    SAN JOSE, Calif. – A Utah woman who went missing this week has been found dead in San Jose, according to registered nonprofit “Missing Pieces Network.” “Erin Valenti has been found deceased in her vehicle in San Jose,” a Facebook post by the organization read, along with a statement from her family: “Erin has been found. Please call off the search. We all greatly appreciate the effort and support people have provided. The family will release more information as they […]

  • President Trump calls Mitt Romney a ‘pompous ass’ for criticizing him

    By: Thomas Burr of The Salt Lake Tribune Washington —President Donald Trump on Saturday called Sen. Mitt Romney a “pompous ass” after the senator criticized him for asking foreign powers to investigate a Democratic rival. In a morning tweetstorm, the president lambasted Romney and said that he had begged him for an endorsement to run for the Senate seat from Utah (that’s disputed) and to be secretary of state. “Mitt Romney never knew how to win,” the president tweeted en […]

  • Overstock shareholders are suing company and former executives over alleged securities fraud

    SALT LAKE CITY — A federal lawsuit accuses Utah-based Overstock.com, its controversial ex-CEO Patrick Byrne and another departing executive of securities fraud tied to Byrne’s recent sale of over $102 million in company stock, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. The class-action suit accuses Byrne, the online discount retail company he led until August and the firm’s former Chief Financial Officer Gregory Iverson of making false, misleading and “bizarre” statements and concealing information in a way that artificially inflated Overstock’s share […]

  • Utah Utes beat Washington State 38-13

    Utah righted itself in the rain at Rice-Eccles Stadium and finally beat Washington State. The No. 19 Utes responded to last weekend’s frustrating loss at USC with a strong offensive and defensive showing Saturday night in a 38-13 win. Utah posted nearly 500 yards in the first three quarters and held the prolific Cougars scoreless in the second half. The Utes delivered what coach Kyle Whittingham labeled “a complete game” overall and had a remarkable effort by a secondary that […]

  • U of U student leaders unite to condemn school’s response in Lauren McCluskey’s murder

    SALT LAKE CITY — Student leaders at the University of Utah have condemned the administration in a surprising public statement — criticizing how it handled fears reported by track-star Lauren McCluskey, denied responsibility after her murder and created an atmosphere where students now worry campus police won’t protect them, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. The rebuke comes nearly a year after McCluskey was killed outside her dorm last October. It’s the first time the U.’s student government has put forth […]

  • Body found in Ogden was partially mummified, police say

    OGDEN, Utah — Police still haven’t said what happened to the 41-year-old woman whose body was found earlier this month inside an abandoned storage unit in Ogden, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. The state Medical Examiner’s Office has performed an autopsy, and fingerprints revealed the woman’s identity. But police haven’t released how she died, nor whether they have any idea who killed her — if anyone. Search warrants unsealed Wednesday shed some light on how Alice Ann Valdez’s body was found — and […]

  • Conservative groups storm Utah school board to protest students asking ‘spontaneous questions’ about sex

    SALT LAKE CITY — Several conservative, pro-family groups packed the Utah Board of Education meeting Thursday to protest a state law that says teachers can answer “spontaneous questions” from students about sex, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. One woman called that allowance “inappropriate and potentially graphic.” Another said it opened the possibility for educators to get into “grossly irresponsible” material — and stray away from discussions on abstinence. Several speakers worried about what might be taught on abortion. Click here […]

  • Former Utah Jazz coach Tom Nissalke dies at 87

    SALT LAKE CITY — Tom Nissalke, the Jazz’s first head coach after the franchise moved from New Orleans to Utah in 1979, died Thursday in Salt Lake City at the age of 87, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. Nissalke, a Wisconsin native who won Coach of the Year awards in both the NBA and the defunct ABA, had a record of 60-124 in two-plus seasons with the Jazz. When hired by the Jazz following their relocation, Nissalke had already served […]

  • Utes rank 14th in preseason top 25 poll

    SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah football team is 14th in the preseason AP Top 25, the program’s all-time highest ranking in August in a major poll, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. The Utes are among five Pac-12 schools represented, ranking behind Oregon (No. 11) and Washington (No. 13) and ahead of Washington State (No. 23) and Stanford (No. 25) in the poll. The Utes will host WSU on Sept. 28 and visit Washington on Nov. 2; they’ll […]

  • Homeless resource center in South Salt Lake facing delays amid past-due bills

    SOUTH SALT LAKE — A new homeless resource center in South Salt Lake is facing delays again, this time due to a $13 million past-due bill. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the bill is for construction and failure to pay subcontractors. Shelter the Homeless is the nonprofit who owns the center, and in May they asked for a short-term loan from Salt Lake County to complete construction on time. However it has several “outstanding items” to complete before that funding […]

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