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  • Rep. Rob Bishop announces he will not run for governor

    SALT LAKE CITY – Rep. Rob Bishop is not running for governor, he said on Monday. He is declining to join a crowded field of gubernatorial candidates. Rep. Bishop, instead, is offering his endorsement to candidate Thomas Wright, the former Utah Republican Party chairman. Gov. Gary Herbert is not running for reelection. Rep. Bishop has previously announced he is retiring from Congress.

  • Woman hit by alleged drunk driver in SLC dies

    SALT LAKE CITY — A woman who was critically injured in a car accident Sunday in Salt Lake City has died. Family members of woman hit by an alleged drunk driver are mourning the loss of their mother, Sarina Astorga. The family made the choice to have the mother taken off life support at midnight on Thursday. She would have celebrated her 51st birthday on January 25. The 50-year-old mother’s vehicle was hit by a speeding Tesla that ran a […]

  • Victim injured in Ogden shooting has died; murder investigation under way

    OGDEN, Utah — A homicide investigation is under way after a shooting in Ogden Thursday night. On Friday morning, police identified the suspect as 19-year-old Caleb Skipps of Pleasant View. The homicide victim was identified as 21-year-old Isaac Ignacio Gonzalez of Ogden. Police said the shooting happened around 9:30 near a church at 236 Porter Ave. Lt. Clint Christensen of Ogden PD said officers found a man lying alone in the parking lot with a gunshot wound in his chest. […]

  • What is Utah’s favorite Super Bowl snack?

    SALT LAKE CITY – A survey reveals Utah’s favorite Super Bowl snack. And no, it’s not green Jell-O. Utah’s top snack for the NFL championship game is Buffalo Chicken Dip, according to a Google Trends analysis. Buffalo chicken dip was the top choice of five other states, too. The analysis looked at what snacks the residents from each state looked for, according to one website. The most popular option, by state, was cocktail weenies. The weenie was the top pick […]

  • Man arrested after alleged crime spree nearly driving over people

    SALT LAKE CITY – Police are trying to piece together what led to a bizarre and highly dangerous crime spree a little after midnight on Thursday. Police say the crime spree began when a suspect robbed a 7-Eleven near 300 S. and 400 E. Police say he claimed to have a handgun. The suspect allegedly grabbed some cash and fled the scene. Police believe the same man then attempted a similar crime at a local supermarket. In the parking lot, […]

  • Logan ranks in the top ten for low property crime, survey says

    LOGAN – Cities with large populations of college students are among the safest cities, according to a home security review site. On a list of the top ten cities with the lowest property crime, Logan ranks No. 8. Burglary, larceny, and motor vehicle theft are classified by the FBI as property crime. For the purposes of determining the safest cities to own or rent a home or vacation property, did not include motor vehicle-related crimes with property crimes. Among […]

  • Respiratory infections are on the rise in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY – A virus that causes cold-like symptoms is on the rise in Utah, Intermountain Healthcare says. The respiratory syncytial virus, and similar viruses, are at moderate to high levels across the state. Dr. Per Gesteland says the RSV is a common virus that causes mild cold symptoms. Dr. Gesteland is a professor of Pediatrics and Adjunct Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics with the University of Utah Health and Primary Children’s Hospital. “Some people can have the infection […]

  • Utah’s congressional delegation offers words of support and condemnation after Iran missile attacks

    SALT LAKE CITY –  Iran claims it launched missiles at an Iraqi base where U.S. troops are housed. Most of Utah’s congressional representatives have issued statements offering outrage at the attacks and support for the American troops. Utah’s senior senator, Mike Lee, says he wants the U.S. to deescalate the tensions in the area. Sen. Mike Lee says that he will continue to “push to bring back our troops back from the region.” The U.S. should seek to deescalate these […]

  • Four arrested in West Valley City high-speed chase

    WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Four people are in police custody following a high-speed chase in West Valley City. A West Valley City Police officer made an effort to pull over a car for traffic violations. The driver, police say, did not stop but chose to take off instead. Another police officer laid down tire spikes in an attempt to stop the car. Before the car reached the tire spikes the driver lost control of the car and crashed. All […]

  • Man stole car but left his ID behind, police say

    WOODS CROSS – A car theft at a dealership could have a big impact on the bottom line of this small business owner. On Monday afternoon a suspect came to Frontline Auto Sales. He arranged to take a 2017 Toyota Corolla for a test drive. The suspect left a photocopy of his Utah driver’s license and then, a video shows, he drives off. The man supposedly left with the car to get his own inspection. He never returned. Woods Cross […]

  • Salt Lake Temple is being decommissioned, will no longer be a dedicated temple

    SALT LAKE CITY – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints closes temples frequently to allow renovations. The closure of the Salt Lake Temple is a closure like no other given the temple’s 126-year history. A temple area director says a renovation begins with a process called decommissioning. The Salt Lake Temple is being decommissioned, meaning the building will no longer be considered a dedicated building. The church says the decommissioning process will take weeks. “Each time we renovate […]

  • Utah has better than average life expectancy, but less affordability

    SALT LAKE CITY – Utah is among the best places to live, according to new reports. TermLife2Go says that Utah has the ninth-best life expectancy. The life insurance review site says Utah residents have a life expectancy of 79.3 years. Hawaii has the highest life expectancy at 81.5 years. Utah ranks No. 19 among the best states for raising a family, according to WalletHub. WalletHub also says that Utah has the lowest divorce rate and the highest number of families […]

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