It’s tough to follow the news when you’re finally off the clock and have time for yourself and your family. Rewind will help you catch up with all the happenings in Utah over the weekend.
Top News •
In guilty verdict, MacNeill family finally finds justice • After six years, a lengthy trial and 11 hours of deliberations, a jury found Martin MacNeil guilty of murdering his wife. MacNeil’s daughters have been hoping for this outcome, and wept in the courtroom as the verdict was read out.
When chips were down, poker firms bet on Shurtleff, Swallow • Neither Mark Shurtleff nor John Swallow raised any red flags when the proceeds of online gambling began flowing — illegally, many argued — into St. George’s SunFirst Bank.
Families migrate to Colorado for marijuana miracle • Little Piper Koozer has been suffering with overwhelming seizures her entire short life. Medication has failed. That’s when the Koozer family decided to move to Colorado and began giving Piper an oil made from Charlotte’s Web, a variety of marijuana that contains low levels of THC, but high levels of CBD. Some claim that children given the oil have seen extreme reductions in their seizures.
Robert Redford praised for his gifts to Utah • Some 500 people, including the Gov. Gary Herbert, gathered at the Grand America Hotel to pay tribute to Robert Redford for his many contributions to the state of Utah.
Tribe seeks new benefits from U. of U. for use of Ute name, logo • Since 1972, the University of Utah has used the Ute name as the school’ moniker for sports teams, all for free. Now the Ute tribe wants the U. to give something in return, asking for talks on working out details for a new formal agreement, along with tuition waivers for Ute students attending the university.
Other News •
Utah’s schools educating 11,566 more students this year
Eccles Foundation supports Utah Symphony to the tune of $5M
Utah parents say new end-of-year tests largely agenda-free
BYU student’s smart foam could measure football hits
Salt Lake Winter Market debuts with produce and a dash of history
‘Prank gone wrong’ shooting ruled a homicide, Utah man charged
SWAT team arrests suspect in Salt Lake City taxi robberies
Utah prison inmate dies of apparent suicide
Sports News •
BYU football: Cougars lose opportunity to shine nationally, fall to Wisconsin
Utah football: Utes fall to Arizona State 20-19 (with video)
Monson: Sing a requiem for the Utah offense (with video)
Horse racing: Utah-bred Honoroso wins at Los Alamitos
Entertainment News •
‘33 Variations’ energizes musical history with strong performances
Ballet West’s 50th anniversary turns into joyous homecoming
It’s ‘game on’ for video gaming’s two giants
Opinion and Commentary •
Most cancelled health plans are no great loss
The right ruling on BLM off-road plan
Kirby: Don’t expect credit for returning lost card