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Rewind: News you may have missed over the weekend

Published November 5, 2012 10:27 am

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Welcome to Weekend Rewind, a glance back at The Tribune's news stories, top photos and opinions you may have missed over the weekend.

Top stories this past weekend

Mormon faith may have helped, not hurt, Romney • Mitt Romney's Mormon faith was supposed to haunt his campaign, hurt his efforts among evangelical voters and give enough pause to independents that his quest for the White House would be difficult, if not doomed.

Stewart to stand trial in Ogden shootout that killed cop • After a preliminary hearing Friday, Matthew David Stewart was ordered to stand trial for allegedly killing 30-year-old Ogden police Officer Jared Francom in a Jan. 4 gunbattle that began with a routine knock-and-announce search warrant.

Utah man once close to death loves his fairy tale life • Rich McKenzie was celebrating his 1998 high school graduation with four friends in San Rafael Swell when he dove headfirst into a river and hit a hidden sandbar, paralyzing him. Fourteen years later, the five have stayed friends, all getting married except for Rich — until now.

Crockett opens up 10-point lead on McAdams • Republican Mark Crockett will be the next mayor of Salt Lake County if results from a new Salt Lake Tribune poll hold up on Election Day, but a sizable chunk of undecided voters still could sway next week's outcome.

Swallow leads 2-1 in attorney general race • Republican John Swallow is favored by 56 percent of likely voters, compared with 27 percent for Democrat Dee Smith, 7 percent for others and 10 percent who are undecided, according to a Mason-Dixon Polling & Research poll conducted for The Salt Lake Tribune.

Hatch, Herbert appear to be locks for re-election • After months of campaigning, both Democrats challenging Utah's senior senator and governor appear headed for defeat on Tuesday, each trailing by 40 percentage points in a new poll for The Salt Lake Tribune.

Carrie Fisher: Living out loud • Carrie Fisher embodies the notion that one should never live in quiet desperation, as Thoreau said most men do, when one can live in loud desperation.

Other news of interest

Iron County citizens investigating police, government

12 myths about Mormons

Habitat for Humanity builds its first Utah geothermal home

I-15 rebuild opens early — is timing political?

Westminster student body president removed after drunken Fat Cats episode

Police shoot and kill 21-year-old woman in West Valley City

Josh Weed: My story is not about change for gay Mormons

Opinion

Our endorsements • 2012 general election

Now, to you • The ending will be written by you

Pyle: It's not personal, only policy

Rolly: Partisan politics driving Davis race