CHRISTENSEN - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CHRISTENSEN News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) St. George slaying: Self-defense or coldhearted murder? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57968213-78/smith-ashton-christensen-pendleton.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57968213-78/smith-ashton-christensen-pendleton.html.csp">St. George slaying: Self-defense or coldhearted murder?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica Miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T16:55:46.562-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 04:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When Brandon Perry Smith allegedly killed a woman one December night in 2010, was it because his own life was threatened — or is he a coldhearted murderer who relished taking the life of a stranger? The prosecution and defense cast the 32-year-old Washington County man in different lights in recent court filings, in which Smith is asking a judge to reverse the decision to send him to trial on a capital aggravated-murder charge. Smith is charged in 5th District Court with aggravated murder and a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57968213@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:55:46 MDT Letter: Not ‘Utah way’ to let people die http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58174113-82/utah-care-medicaid-money.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58174113-82/utah-care-medicaid-money.html.csp">Letter: Not ‘Utah way’ to let people die</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T17:20:02.344-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 05:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Speaking — a friend tells me — should be true, necessary and kind. Allen Christensen’s opinion (“Medicaid money is not the Utah way,” July 6) does not meet these criteria. First, the truth. He thinks Medicaid expansion is a bribe — which means accepting corrupt money. The ACA is the law, and we pay for it with our taxes, whether or not the poor benefit. Also, he implies that, without expansion, health centers and clinics will care for 61,900 individuals for free or sliding-scale fees. Untrue. Th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58174113@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:20:02 MDT Utah man pleads guilty to removing dinosaur footprint http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58165621-78/ehlers-footprint-christensen-paleontological.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58165621-78/ehlers-footprint-christensen-paleontological.html.csp">Utah man pleads guilty to removing dinosaur footprint</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By jessica miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T22:52:38.373-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 10:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Utah man accused of stealing a priceless fossilized dinosaur footprint that was never recovered will pay just over $15,000 in restitution for his crime, but a federal prosecutor said Wednesday that there was no amount of money that could fix the damage done. “There’s nothing to restore,” U.S. Attorney for Utah Carlie Christensen said outside the federal court building. “There’s nothing to repair. It’s gone.” Jared Ehlers, 35, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Wednesday to one count of ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58165621@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:52:38 MDT Paul Rolly: Gambling at the Utah Legislature? You bet http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58089746-90/sltrib-christensen-utah-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58089746-90/sltrib-christensen-utah-com.html.csp">Paul Rolly: Gambling at the Utah Legislature? You bet</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T22:38:03.527-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 10:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two legislative sessions ago, a few legislators got together and decided to throw $1 into a pot each day, then guess how many minutes would go by before Rep. LaVar Christensen, R-Draper, began speaking to the House about the Constitution. Someone might have gotten to Christensen, because he was much more subdued during the past general session. So the bet changed. The winner of the pot was the legislator whose guess was the closest to the number of minutes before Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58089746@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:38:03 MDT Cops: S. Ogden pharmacy bandits also linked to Idaho, Oregon holdups http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58078331-78/idaho-christensen-falls-pharmacy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58078331-78/idaho-christensen-falls-pharmacy.html.csp">Cops: S. Ogden pharmacy bandits also linked to Idaho, Oregon holdups</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-17T21:09:20.869-06:00">Updated Jun 17, 2014 09:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Police say the arrests of three men ended a spree of pharmacy robberies in northern Utah, southern Idaho and eastern Oregon — and also may have led to the suicide of one of them. South Ogden Lt. Dwight Ruth said that on April 30, three armed men robbed the city’s Walgreens Pharmacy at 255 36th Street and made off with an undisclosed amount of oxycontin. Investigators subsequently identified one of the suspects as 23-year-old Mitchel Christensen of Buhl, Idaho. “South Ogden investigators gathere...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58078331@www.sltrib.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 21:09:20 MDT Milk truck driver dies in Cache County crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58026836-78/driver-cache-crash-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58026836-78/driver-cache-crash-county.html.csp">Milk truck driver dies in Cache County crash</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-04T21:18:02.355-06:00">Updated Jun 4, 2014 09:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The driver of a semi-trailer rig hauling a milk tanker died of injuries sustained in an early Wednesday morning crash on Highway 23 in Cache County. Ronal M. Christensen, 58, of Burley, Idaho, was identified as the driver. Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Todd Royce said the single-vehicle accident occurred about 6:30 a.m. when the northbound truck left the roadway and rolled, about 20 miles northwest of Logan, near Cache Junction. It reportedly took emergency responders two hours to free Christensen f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58026836@www.sltrib.com Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:18:02 MDT