Wrangling invasive phragmites around Utah lakes is dirty job

Exchange Controlling Invasive Plants

FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) — The muddy marshes and tall grasses stretch on nearly as far as the eye can...


3rd grade teacher arrested in student sexual abuse case

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — Police have arrested a third-grade teacher accused of sexually abusing a student and say there could be more victims. West Valley City Police said Tuesday they arrested 33-year-old Kyle Hill on suspicion of touching a 9-year-old child inappropriately and taking...


Ex-Utah corrections officer sentenced for sexual assault

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Utah corrections officer was sentenced for sexually assaulting a woman after fleeing from the sentence for more than 10 years. The Salt Lake Tribune reports William Lawrence on Monday, 12 years after the assault, was sentenced to zero to five years in the Utah State...


Judge tosses suit from Utah imam blocked from flying to US

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Utah Muslim leader whose lawyers said he was wrongly placed on a government no-fly list and temporarily blocked from leaving Kenya with his family last year. U.S. District Judge Dee Benson wrote Monday that the lengthy screening...


Warrant: Fire that gutted a Utah shooting range was arson

TOOELE, Utah (AP) — Investigators are calling a large fire that destroyed the clubhouse of a Utah shooting range arson. The Deseret News reports a fire on Thursday caused about $400,000 worth of damage to the clubhouse of the Big Shot Ranch about 30 miles (48.3 kilometers) west of Salt Lake City. A...


Mitchell scores 33, Jazz rout Thunder 113-96

Thunder Jazz Basketball

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Shutting down the Utah Jazz offense is proving easier said than done for the Oklahoma City Thunder. For a second straight game, a late second-quarter surge by Utah carried over into the second half and it allowed the Jazz to pull away for a 113-96 victory Monday night. The...


Body recovered from Glen Canyon Rec Area in Page; No ID yet

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve recovered a body at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Page and it is believed to be a person reported missing from Buckeye. The name, age and gender of the missing person weren’t immediately available Monday. Coconino County Sheriff’s officials say...


Thunder-Jazz, Box

OKLAHOMA CITY (96) George 9-21 12-12 32, Anthony 5-18 1-1 11, Adams 4-9 1-2 9, Westbrook 7-18 9-11 23, Brewer 1-2 0-0 3, Grant 3-7 0-0 6, Huestis 0-0 0-0 0, Patterson 0-1 0-0 0, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Felton 1-5 0-2 2, Ferguson 0-0 0-0 0, Abrines 3-3 2-2 10. Totals 33-84 25-30 96. UTAH (113) Ingles 6-...


Owner of Provo Daily Herald buys Ogden Standard-Examiner

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — The owner of the Provo Daily Herald is purchasing the Standard-Examiner newspaper in Ogden. The two companies involved in the transaction announced the sale in new release Monday announcing that West Virginia-based Ogden Newspapers will buy the Standard-Examiner, its website...


World War II Navajo Code Talker dies at 92

Obit Code Talker Hawthorne

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — A Navajo Code Talker who used his native language to confound the Japanese in World War II has died. The Navajo Nation says Roy Hawthorne Sr. died Saturday. He was 92. Hawthorne enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at 17 and became part of a famed group of Navajos who...


After brief relief, forecasts indicate drought will continue

Southern Plains Drought Wildfires

Dry weather will prolong the wildfire threat through summer in the southwestern United States, even though weekend showers temporarily relieved drought conditions in parts of the area, forecasters said Monday. The drought is rooted in a dry spell that began in October and is considered “extreme”...

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