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...


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...


Utah woman gives birth to quintuplets at Phoenix hospital

PHOENIX (AP) — A Utah couple is welcoming five new additions to their family. Dignity Health spokeswoman Sara Baird said in a news release that Jamie Scott delivered quintuplets Wednesday at St. Joseph’s hospital in Phoenix. Jamie and husband Skyler, of St. George, have been documenting the...


Dixie State stadium no longer named after Legend Solar

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Dixie State University in St. George has discontinued a $10 million deal to name its sports stadium after Utah-based Legend Solar. The Salt Lake Tribune reported Thursday that university officials and executives from Legend Solar agreed to part ways in order to “allow Legend...


Man, 26, saved from Utah canyon after father calls sheriff

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities have rescued a 26-year-old who broke his leg in an Emery County canyon thanks to a call from the man’s father. The Deseret News reports that Brigham Holladay said he made sure to tell others where he was going before heading to the trail Tuesday afternoon. His...


Mitchell scores 26, Jazz beat Mavericks 119-112

Jazz Mavericks Basketball

DALLAS (AP) — Donovan Mitchell and the Utah Jazz got right back on the winning track. Mitchell scored 26 points and the Jazz shot 53 percent from the field to beat the Dallas Mavericks 119-112 on Thursday night. Two nights after a loss to Atlanta ended a nine-game winning streak, Utah moved into a...

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