State

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

LDS SLC Temple

The LDS Church said they will move over half of the 327 missionaries serving in Nicaragua due to...

State

The Latest: Senator claims small role in American's release

Venezuela US Senator's Visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the release of a Utah man, Joshua Holt, who has been held in Venezuela (all times local): 3:25 p.m. U.S. Sen. Bob Corker says he played a small role in bringing home a Utah man jailed in Venezuela for nearly two years. Corker on Saturday boarded a jet outside of...


Government

American jailed in Venezuela for 2 years now on his way home

Venezuela Jailed American

A Utah man jailed in Venezuela on weapons charges nearly two years ago was released Saturday after a U.S. senator pressed for his freedom in a surprise meeting with President Nicolas Maduro days after the embattled socialist leader expelled the top American diplomat in the South American country.


State

Utah girls join Boy Scouts of America

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An 11-year-old girl who always wanted to enlist in her older brother’s troop is among the first wave of girls joining the Boy Scouts of America in two all-girl dens near Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Miriam Cook of Tooele has earned 11 badges in her three...


State

Venezuela government says Joshua Holt, wife are on flight to US after being freed in

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela government says Joshua Holt, wife are on flight to US after being freed in goodwill gesture.


State

Small plane makes emergency landing on Utah freeway

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Utah authorities say there were no injuries when a small plane made an emergency landing on a major freeway. Utah Highway Patrol spokesman Andrew Battenfield says the single-engine plane went underneath an overpass in Ogden on Saturday either before or after landing and collided...


Government

Senator says Utah man jailed in Venezuela has been released; Trump expects White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senator says Utah man jailed in Venezuela has been released; Trump expects White House welcome Saturday evening.


Lifestyle

No rain in sight: Fire fears force land closures in Arizona

Wildfire Fears Forest Closures

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Dry pine needles and dead wood snapped under fire prevention officer Matt Engbring’s boots as he hiked a half-mile into the woods in search of a makeshift campsite that had served as one man’s home until this week when the area was closed because of the escalating threat of...


State

Attorneys seek later trial date in Alaska cruise ship death

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Attorneys are asking a federal judge to delay until next May the trial for a Utah man accused of killing his wife on a cruise to Alaska last summer. Attorneys for Kenneth Manzanares filed a written motion Friday asking that the trial date be pushed from November until May 2019....


State

CDC: Fake CBD oil sickened 52 people in Utah

Marijuana to Hemp CBD Boom

U.S. health officials are urging states to regulate marijuana oil extracts after investigating a rash of illnesses tied to the products in Utah.


National

Utah NAACP head disheartened by sentence in hate-crime case

Gavel

A Utah man accused of yelling racial slurs at the young son of a black man and then shocking the father with a stun cane has been sentenced to nine months behind bars — an outcome called disheartening by a civil rights leader.


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