Utah governor signs bill allowing locks on classroom doors

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Gov. Gary Herbert has signed into law a measure allowing Utah school districts to install barricade...

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Ogden man accused of having thousands of child porn images, held on $100K bond

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Matthew Ryan Norton, 37, was booked in Weber County Jail Thursday on 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, all second-degree felonies.


Woman gets 50 years in killings of California deputies

Officers Killed Sacramento Sentencing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Utah woman was sentenced to nearly 50 years in prison Friday for helping her husband as he killed two Northern California sheriff’s deputies in 2014. Sacramento Superior Court Judge Steve White sentenced Janelle Monroy after jurors last month rejected her argument that...


2nd alleged sexual assault victim of ex-Mormon leader

Mormon Church Sexual Assault

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church said Friday it is investigating a second accusation of sexual assault against a former missionary leader dating back to the 1980s and vowed to “bring accountability” for what has occurred. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints didn’t say in its...


Herbert OKs medical marijuana for research, terminally ill

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gov. Gary Herbert has signed 57 more bills, including a measure that allows medical marijuana to be grown in the state and sets up state-run dispensary for the drug to be handed out for research purposes or use by people who are terminally ill. Herbert’s office announced...


Officials: Brigham City creek overflows after heavy rains

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials say 10 homes along a creek in Brigham City have flooded following heavy rains that hit areas of northern Utah. Brigham City spokesman Rick Bosworth told KSL-TV that crews were clearing debris from buildings along the Box Elder Creek on Friday. He says about 15,000...


Hogwarts, Zoolander among entries for new Utah school names

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Some ideas aimed to honor people, some drew inspiration from geographical features in the area and some tried humor, The Daily Herald reported Thursday.


Senate OKs bill to expand child alert system to tribal land

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has approved a bill that expands a child abduction alert system to tribal land. The bill is named for Ashlynne Mike, an 11-year-old girl who was lured into a van on the Navajo Nation in May 2016, sexually assaulted and killed. An Amber Alert wasn’t issued...


Utah jobless rate still hovered at 3.1 percent last month


Utah’s unemployment rate held steady last month at 3.1 percent.


Texas adds 7 rigs as US rig count increases to 995

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by five this week to 995. That exceeds the 809 rigs that were active this time a year ago. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported Friday that 804 rigs drilled for oil this week and 190 for gas....


Orem man succeeds with Down syndrome, prepares to attend USU

Special Needs University Student

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Like many college students, Jonny Peay, of Orem, was elated when his acceptance letter to Utah State University landed in his mailbox. “I felt so happy,” Jonny said. For Peay, 22, getting into USU was an intricate process of meetings, interviewing and then spending a day on...

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