Campus sex assault bill advances in Utah

Campus Sexual Assault Bill

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A panel of Utah lawmakers approved a campus sexual assault bill despite...


Critics target partisan gerrymandering with state reforms

Redrawing America Ballot Battle

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Responding to complaints about partisan gerrymandering, a significant number of states this year are considering changing the criteria used to draw congressional and state legislative districts or shifting the task from elected officials to citizen commissions. The...


Study: Heroin overdose deaths skyrocket in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A new report says overdose deaths linked to heroin have soared in Utah. The Deseret News reports a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 166 Utah resident fatally overdosed on heroin in 2016, compared to 127 a year before. The report says that’s more than triple the...


Family: Canadian grain farmers died in Utah plane crash

MONTICELLO, Utah (AP) — The family of Canadian grain farmers has identified the four people killed in small plane crash in Utah. Jon Kaupp told KSL-TV in Salt Lake City late Saturday that his father, 64-year-old pilot Bill Kaupp, was among those killed in the southeastern Utah crash. Kaupp says 28-...


Utah woman, 99, says she calmed man who held her hostage

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — A 99-year-old Utah woman who was held hostage for several hours says she helped calm the suspect during a tense standoff with police. KSTU-TV in Salt Lake City reports Unified Police arrested Freddy Alexander Velasquez following a standoff with SWAT officers in West...


2018 state ballots could seek revised redistricting criteria

A look at proposed redistricting initiatives that have been approved to appear on statewide ballots this year or for which supporters have collected signatures in an attempt to qualify them. Other proposals are earlier in the initiative process. OHIO Issue: Proposed constitutional amendment on May...


Jazz edge Mavericks 97-90 for 12th win in 13 games

APTOPIX Mavericks Jazz Basketball

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz turned to their defense to close out the lowly Dallas Mavericks. Donovan Mitchell had 25 points, five rebounds and five assists, and Utah limited Dallas to just one field goal over the final 5:12 in a 97-90 victory on Saturday night. Derrick Favors scored 14...


No. 6 Gonzaga earns WCC title with 79-65 win over BYU

Gonzaga BYU Basketball

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Ho hum, it’s another West Coast Conference championship for Gonzaga. Johnathan Williams scored 16 points, and the sixth-ranked Bulldogs clinched the conference title with a 79-65 victory over BYU on Saturday night. The Bulldogs (27-4, 17-1) have won at least a share of 18 of the...


Mavericks-Jazz, Box

DALLAS (90) Matthews 3-8 2-2 10, Barnes 4-11 1-1 9, Nowitzki 5-14 1-1 12, Smith Jr. 2-11 3-4 7, Barea 8-17 0-0 17, McDermott 4-6 1-2 12, Powell 3-5 4-4 10, Mejri 0-0 0-0 0, Ferrell 5-11 0-0 13, Collinsworth 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-83 12-14 90. UTAH (97) Ingles 4-12 2-2 12, Favors 6-11 2-4 14, Gobert...


Idaho beats Weber State, moves into 2nd place in Big Sky

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Nate Sherwood had 15 points and 10 rebounds and hit all four of his free throws in the final 24 seconds to help Idaho beat Weber State 68-62 on Saturday night. The Vandals (20-8, 12-4) moved into a tie with the Wildcats (19-9, 12-4) for second place in the Big Sky Conference...


With hoops under federal probe, fans say business as usual

Wichita St SMU Basketball

Arenas were packed, fans were cheering and schools were competing. In most places, it was a typical Saturday of college basketball. There was little visible hangover from the latest developments in the federal investigation of corruption in college basketball. Coaches were taking the same tact they...

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