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Utah teacher who had sex with teens seeks parole, says she's "extremely remorseful."

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 20:51:43 GMT

The Salt Lake Tribune) Brianne Altice joins her attorney Ed Brass at the podium in Judge Kay's courtroom. Altice was sentenced to up to 30 years, Thursday, July 9, 2015 in Judge Thomas L. Kay's Second District Courtroom.

Senate panel approves Ben Carson for HUD job

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 18:31:45 GMT

Health and Human Services Secretary-designate, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., left, arrives with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, center, and Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday before the start of his confirmation hearing before the committee. The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee has unanimously approved President Donald Trump's nominee for housing secretary, Ben Carson.

Tuesday on TV: 2 Utahns - Face Off' once again on Syfy competition

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 18:31:44 GMT

The new edition of "Face Off" is an all-star competition - and two of those all-stars are Utahns. Gage Hubbard, who was a runner-up in Season 1, and Logan Long, who was a runner-up in Season 8, return for the new season of the movie-makeup competition.

Exclusive: Utah Delegation's joint response to Bears Ears

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 18:31:43 GMT

Editor's note: The following is a jointly signed statement by Sen. Orrin Hatch, Sen. Mike Lee, Rep. Rob Bishop, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Rep. Chris Stewart, and Rep. Mia Love. Imploring President Barack Obama not to designate a national monument at Utah's Bears Ears, a group of Utah Navajo last September stood in front of the United States Capitol hoping to be heard.

Jay Evensen: Has Utah outgrown a part-time Legislature?

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:15:42 GMT

I have neighbors who ask me, with arched eyebrows, why we need any more laws at all. They just don't see the need.

Mitime Group Extends UMC Management Agreement

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:51:29 GMT

Utah Motorsport Campus, Inc., a subsidiary of the Mitime Group, announced today an agreement with Tooele County to extend its existing facility management agreement to continue operations for the Utah Motorsports Campus, formerly known as Miller Motorsports Park, through December 31, 2017.

My view: Improving education with more than money key to Utah success

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 07:50:44 GMT

With the 2017 general legislative session just underway, already much of the buzz around education is centered on money - specifically, whether or not lawmakers, the governor or citizens themselves will support a tax increase for education funding. While a potential tax increase is a significant issue, and a good-old-fashioned political rumble will certainly dominate the headlines, Utahns must not be lulled into thinking money alone will make Utah education all that we want it to be.

Mother of Utahn imprisoned in Venezuela implores Trump

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 07:50:43 GMT

The family of Riverton native Josh Holt is hoping an appeal to new President Donald Trump will lead to government intervention to free him from a Venezuelan prison. Holt was arrested in June 2016 on allegations that he was hoarding weapons in his apartment in Caracas, Venezuela.

Utah's newborn screening law works to catch infants with hearing loss, study says

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 07:50:42 GMT

Abigail Wright can still remember the confusion of the day, seven years ago, that nurses announced her son had failed his newborn hearing test. "Everybody kind of put it off," Wright said.

Utah lawmakers start annual session, women plan protest

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 03:44:28 GMT

Former Speaker of the House Mel Brown, right, hugs incoming Speaker of the House Greg Hughes after taking the oath of office at the state Capitol in Salt Lake City, Monday Jan. 23, 2017. Utah lawmakers returned Monday for their 45-day annual session, where they're expected to take up medical marijuana, a measure to toughen the state's hate crimes law and try to find more money for public schools.

Trump thrills, jars Utahns at inauguration, exceeding expectations on both sides

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:26:04 GMT

Kate Roper shuffled out of bed at 4 a.m., but she could hardly complain. After all, her desire to witness a presidential inauguration drove her to wash out the garbage cans of all the families in her Mormon congregation - "It was really gross" - and to spend six hours a day in the scorching sun all last summer giving tennis lessons at the recreation center in American Fork, Utah.

Organizers say women's march on Utah Capitol will have 'energy' of Washington march, but local focus

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:26:03 GMT

They hope Monday's march - which began marching out of City Creek Canyon at 2 p.m. - will have the same spirit as the massive marches in Washington, D.C., and across the world Saturday. But they say theirs is targeted at the Utah Legislature, which convened today, and local women's issues.

Women's march on Utah Capitol will have 'energy' of Washington march, but local focus, say organizers

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:26:02 GMT

They hope Monday's march - set to begin at 2 p.m. at City Creek Canyon - will have the same spirit as the massive marches in Washington, D.C., and across the world Saturday. But they say theirs is targeted at the Utah Legislature, which convened today, and local women's issues.

The Latest: Foot of new snow in mountains at Utah-Idaho line

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:05:20 GMT

More than a foot of new snow has fallen in the mountains near the Utah-Idaho line, prompting an avalanche warning for much of the Wasatch and Bear River ranges through 6 a.m. Tuesday. The National Weather Service said Monday that 13 inches of snow had fallen at Logan over the past 24 hours, with more snow and strong, gusty winds in the forecast.

Man finds bloodied stranger with a knife hiding in his bathroom

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:05:19 GMT

A Utah man thought he heard a noise coming from his basement Sunday morning, but he never expected to find what was in his downstairs bathroom . Shaun Paskett lives alone, and the father of two says both of his kids are grown up and have moved out.

Utah man sent to prison for torturing, killing cats

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:05:18 GMT

A 26-year-old Provo man who pleaded guilty to torturing and killing two kittens - one which was doused with gasoline and set on fire, the other which died from blunt force trauma - was sentenced to prison on Monday for up to five years. Spencer Jens Pedersen was charged in 4th District Court with two counts of torture of a companion animal, as well as one count of possession of heroin with intent to distribute, all third-degree felonies.

U.S. top court rebuffs 'Sister Wives' challenge to Utah anti-bigamy law

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:47:16 GMT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a challenge to Utah's anti-bigamy law brought by the polygamist stars of the popular reality television show "Sister Wives." The justices declined to take up an appeal by Kody Brown and his four wives, only one of whom he is legally married to, of a lower court's ruling that threw out their challenge that claimed Utah's law banning multiple spouses violated their religious liberty rights under the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment.