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Ogden • After deliberating nearly 11 hours over two days, 12 jurors on Wednesday determined that Douglas Anderson Lovell should be executed for killing a woman in 1985 to prevent her from testifying against him in a rape case. Two …

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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert answers questions during his daily press conference, Thursday, February 12, 2015. He was asked if he has, or would officiate a same-sex wedding, and he answered that he would probably politely decline. Herbert vetoes five bills, including bill designating Becky Lockhart highway
    Gov. Gary Herbert on Wednesday vetoed five bills from the recent legislative session, including a bill to designate part of Veterans Memorial Highway ...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 05:01 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Motorized vehicles cross into a restricted area of Recapture Canyon in May, which has been closed to motorized use since 2007, after a call to action by San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman. Judge rejects Utah official’s First Amendment defense in Recapture Canyon protest ride
    A federal judge on Wednesday rejected San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman’s claim that the First Amendment shields him from conspiracy charges ste...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 05:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Gail Halvorsen, 94 years old and known around the world as the Berlin Candy Bomber, signs Richie Saunders' sweater as Jake Sexton waits his turn at Oquirrh Hills Middle School, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. ‘Candy Bomber’ Gail Halvorsen lands at Utah school
    Riverton • Gail Halvorsen, known as The Candy Bomber, spoke to students Wednesday at Oquirrh Hills Middle School. Halvorsen, 94, earned his nickname ...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 05:16 pm   |     |   Share
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  • INTERNET
    Google Fiber may not be as fast as you think
    Google announced last week that Salt Lake City will become one of its chosen cities for Google Fiber. That means Salt Lake will join Provo in having ...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 12:50 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Jeremy Johnson and wife Sharla smile and say that they can't say anything to the media after leaving Federal Court in Salt Lake City Wendesday April 10 for his initial appearance on an indictment on conspiracy, fraud and money laundering in connection to  I Works company.
Judge’s ruling may give Shurtleff associate Jeremy Johnson his day in court
    A federal judge’s ruling in a Nevada civil case may finally give St. George businessman and one-time Mark Shurtleff associate Jeremy Johnson his day i...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 05:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Investigators suspect a child playing with matches started a Taylorsville house fire
    Fire investigators suspect that a child playing with matches may have started a Taylorsville house fire. About 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, firefighters arrived...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 05:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Mary-Ann Muffoletto | Courtesy of Utah State University)

UC-Berkeley professor Lynn Ingram, right, keynote speaker at Utah State University’s Spring Runoff Conference, answers a question following her address, “The West Without Water, Current drought the driest period in 1,200 years, speaker says at USU
    Logan • Drought is nothing new to westerners. But this one is different. It hasn’t been this dry in the West since the early Middle Ages. “The curren...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 04:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • POLITICS
    (FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2011, file photo, then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton hands off her mobile phone after arriving to meet with Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague, Netherlands. Clinton emailed her staff on an iPad as well as a BlackBerry while secretary of state, despite her explanation that she exclusively used a personal email address on a homebrew server so she could carry a single device, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press)  . (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool/File) News roundup: Judiciary chairman: Hillary Clinton likely violated the law
    Judiciary chairman: Hillary Clinton likely violated the law. BYU poll finds strong support for Healthy Utah plan. Obama expected to stay overnight in ...

    Updated Apr 01 2015 09:21 am   |     |   Share

  • FILE -  In this Saturday, July 16, 2005 file photo, a crowd of visitors gathers at the Trinity Site, where the first atomic bomb was tested 60 years ago, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Seven decades after an atomic bomb helped end World War II, families in New Mexico's Tularosa Basin want tourists to know nearby residents later suffered from health problems. Protesters are planning a demonstration Saturday, April 4, 2015, as the Trinity Test site opens to visitors. (AP Photo/Randy Siner, File) Trinity atomic bomb test site opening to face protest from downwinder residents
    Albuquerque, N.M. • Seven decades after an atomic bomb helped end World War II, descendants of families near a New Mexico test site want tourists to k...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 03:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • Program helps needy shop at Utah farmers markets
    A new initiative funded with a federal grant will help low-income families buy more fruit and vegetables at Utah farmers markets. Utahns Against Hunge...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 05:10 pm   |     |   Share
  • A pin signifies the Pinterest office in Japan on a map at the Pinterest office in San Francisco, Wednesday, April 1, 2015. The San Francisco-based venture capital darling celebrated its fifth birthday in March 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Search, social & shopping: Pinterest turns 5
    New York • In its five short years of life, Pinterest has become ‘the’ place where brides-to-be create wish boards of wedding china photos and do-it-y...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 03:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • TRIBTALK
    Trib Talk: Is investment in STEM working?
    In 2013, Utah lawmakers created the STEM Action Center and started pumping millions of dollars each year into science, technology, engineering and mat...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 01:49 pm   |     |   Share

  • Here are some April Fools’ Jokes Utahns played today
    Here’s our roundup of some of the jokes played by Utah on this fine, April Fools’ Day. <div class=”storify”><iframe src=”//storify.com/sltr...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 03:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Tenille Farr laughs along with Senator Mark Madsen, R-Salt Lake, after she mistakenly referred to him as Sick Mormon mother makes poignant video for legalized medical marijuana
    A Mormon mother’s video urging legalization of medical marijuana in Utah attracted lots of attention on the Internet Wednesday. In the video, Tenille ...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 04:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • A police officer creates a perimeter outside a home in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Police say a man was found dead at the home of Andrew Getty, heir to Getty oil fortune. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu) Getty oil heir found dead wrote of serious health problem
    Los Angeles • Andrew Getty, among the heirs in a family whose name is synonymous with elite American wealth, said in a court filing before he was foun...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 02:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • INTERNET
    A screenshot of Pac-Man, available to play in some areas of Google Maps. You can play Pac-Man on the streets of SLC
    Just in time for April Fool’s Day, Google has once again come up with a way to make you smile. And it’s not a joke. You can play real live Pac-Man on...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 02:51 pm   |     |   Share

  • In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, Ryann Simmons sits with the dog his girlfriend is fostering at their home in Moses Lake, Wash. The dog, Theia, survived being run over, beaten with a hammer and buried, and now needs surgery.  (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Jesse Tinsley) Cheating death: Dog recovering after being struck with hammer, left for dead
    Spokane, Wash. • A stray dog that was clubbed in the head and left for dead in a ditch about a month ago is recovering with the help of good Samaritan...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 02:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, and Gov. Jerry Brown walk across a dry meadow that is usually covered in several inches of snow as conducts the snow survey, near Echo Summit, Calif., Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Gehrke said this was the first time since he has been conducting the survey that he found no snow at this location at this time of the year.  Brown announced that he signed an executive order requiring the state water board to implement measures in cities and towns to cut water usage by 25 percent compared with 2013 levels. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) Drought: California governor orders mandatory water restrictions for first time in history
    Echo Lake, Calif. • California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered officials Wednesday to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time in his...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 05:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • Ex-teacher charged with rape of Highland Junior High student
    A former substitute teacher with the Ogden School District has been arrested and charged with felony rape of a 15-year-old female student. Justin Jame...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 04:55 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Young women on a walk in Hildale Monday, February 18, 2013. ABC News rides around Hildale and Colorado City, get followed by ‘God Squad’
    Reporters from ABC went to Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., collectively known as “Short Creek” and found a couple interesting things. First ...
    Updated Mar 31 2015 11:41 am   |     |   Share

  • Utah man charged with shooting, killing dog with pellet gun
    A West Valley City man was arrested on a warrant Wednesday for allegedly shooting and killing a man’s dog with a pellet gun last year. On Oct. 28, a m...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 05:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • Former Utah teacher in court on new charges of having sex with student
    A former Provo High teacher charged last year with sexually abusing a female student was in court this week in connection with additional charges. Don...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 05:00 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Witness tampering charge dismissed against Iron County school employee
    A witness tampering charge was dismissed Wednesday against a former Canyon View High School girls basketball coach after a brief preliminary hearing i...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 05:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Thursday, May 23, 2013, file photo, Sheila Pott poses with a portrait of her daughter Audrie in Los Altos, Calif. Audrie Pott committed suicide in September 2012 after being sexually assaulted by three boys during a house party in Saratoga, Calif. A wrongful death trial this month will determine whether bullying played a role in the girl's suicide. Lawyers are scheduled to argue Wednesday, April 1, 2015, over what evidence the jury will hear, while opening statements are expected to start next week. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) Trial to seek role of online bullying in teen girl’s suicide
    San Jose, Calif. • A 15-year-old girl hanged herself a week after three classmates photographed themselves sexually assaulting her at a 2012 party, pe...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 11:27 am   |     |   Share
  • This handout photo provided by Carnegie Mellon University, taken in March 2015, shows an exoskeleton boot on a person walking in a park in Pittsburgh. Engineers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an exoskeleton boot that makes it easier to walk, burning less calories. When engineers tested the invention they did so by having people wear a pair of the devices, not one. (AP Photo by Lisa Lau/Carnegie Mellon University)   (AP Photo, Lisa Lau, Carnegie Mellon University Experimental Biomechatronics Lab) Engineers create boot-like device to make walking easier
    Washington • Engineers have come up with a motor-free device to make walking more efficient and easier — something scientists once thought couldn’t be...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 11:12 am   |     |   Share
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  • A Palmetto police officer looks over the scene where Ivan Carlos and Brenda Aviliz were killed early Wednesday, April 1, 2015, when an SUV veered from US 41 and struck their mobile home in Lone Oak Park, in Palmetto, Fla., in killing the couple and their unborn baby. Christian Carlos, brother of Ivan, says the couple slept on a mattress inside the shed, which was attached to the carport. One wall of the small room is all that remains in the background.  (AP Photo/The Bradenton Herald, Grant Jefferies)  SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE OUT; TAMPA TRIBUNE OUT SUV crashes into shed, killing sleeping man, woman and her unborn child
    Palmetto, Fla. • When a horrific boom ripped Cristian Carlos out of a deep sleep early Wednesday, he wasn’t sure what to think. “It was like a big exp...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 01:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Hillary Clinton: Arkansas governor should veto religious liberty bill
    Washington • Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday pressed Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto a religious objections bill in her former home state, wa...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 11:21 am   |     |   Share
  • Kristen Hooper, center, and Robert Loyd, right, hold a sign on the steps of the Arkansas state Capitol thanking Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson for calling for changes to a religious objection measure  in Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday, April 1, 2015. The measure faced a backlash from businesses and gay rights groups. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston) After backlash, Arkansas governor urges changes to religious objection bill
    Little Rock, Ark. • Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away Wednesday from his promise to sign a controversial religious-objections bill, bowing to p...
    Updated Apr 01 2015 04:47 pm   |     |   Share