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Panel backs bill overturning Utah anti-gay school law

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Senate panel says Utah should repeal a state law barring the “advocacy of homosexuality” in schools, which gay rights groups are currently challenging in court. The Senate Education Committee unanimously voted Tuesday in favor of a bill cutting the word “homosexuality” from the state’s […]

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Dance Instructor Whose Car Got Stuck In Mud For 2 Days Dies After Being RescuedÂ

(St. George, UT)  –  A dance instructor is dead after spending two days exposed to the elements.  In a Facebook post, Roy Fitzell’s family says Fitzell died surrounded by loved ones after he was rescued.  Fitzell was lost when his vehicle got stuck in the mud near Littlefield, Arizona where he […]

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Distracted Driver’s Car Veers Off Highway, Rolls Over After Hitting Snowbank 

(Cedar City, UT)  –  A distracted driver is OK after his car ran off the road, hit a snowbank and rolled over near Cedar City.  The Utah Highway Patrol says yesterday afternoon, the driver told troopers he looked away from the road for a moment to pick something up inside his […]

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Three Charged After Investigators Find Dead Horses On Property 

(New Harmony, UT)  –  Three people are facing animal cruelty aggravated neglect charges after investigators find three dead horses on their property and another emaciated.  The Washington County Sheriff’s Office was alerted to a dead horse on Kelton Prisbrey, John Trinity and Christina Silver’s property last week.  During their investigation, they […]

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High Wind Warning For Portions Of Iron and Washington Counties 

(Cedar City, UT)  –  High winds are predicted for western and central parts of the state.  Travelers are being warned to take the necessary precautions while driving along I-15 and other routes near Cedar City and further northwest from there.  Forecasters say folks can expect wind gusts of up to 50-miles-an-hour […]

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Utah’s anesthesia abortion law unenforced

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah doctors say they haven’t changed anything about the way they perform late-term abortions, almost a year after the state passed a first-in-the-nation requirement that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers. Planned Parenthood Association of Utah CEO Karrie Galloway says her doctors are trying to comply […]

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Preteen Killed In Snowmobile Accident 

(Wasatch County, UT)  –  A 12-year-old boy dies after being hit by a snowmobile in Wasatch County.  Investigators with Utah State Parks say the boy and his family were in the Mill Hollow Reservoir area yesterday jumping a ridge line when he was hit.  The boy was taken to Primary Children’s […]

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Dozens of Tremonton yards and basements flooded

TREMONTON, Utah (AP) — Authorities say floodwaters rushed into as many as 80 yards and basements over the weekend in the small northwestern Utah city of Tremonton. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the flooding was likely caused by a combination of rain and snow. Although the water has started […]

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Hundreds protest Trump in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Hundreds of people chanting “This is what democracy looks like” marched through Salt Lake City to protest President Donald Trump. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the crowd marched from a federal building to the city hall building in Salt Lake City to push back […]

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Strong Winds Expected To Affect Traffic Through Tuesday

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP)-Per a report from the St. George Spectrum, strong southern winds and powerful gusts will affect traffic on highways in Beaver, Iron and northern Washington counties through Tuesday evening. The Salt Lake City bureau of the National Weather Service issued this advisory Monday afternoon, saying gusts will […]

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