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West Jordan • Twelve-year-old Spencer James and his 10-year-old brother, Matthew, watched with rapt attention as, with a few tweaks to the code, the computer game before them suddenly changed. Instead of firing his normal, rapid-fire pink energy blasts, their …

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  • Utah judge rules that ‘legal’ Ponzi scheme, targeted to Mormons, was still just fraud
    A federal bankruptcy judge has ruled that a Kaysville insurance agent was operating an illegal Ponzi scheme, one that took in around $72 million from ...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 11:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Utah Highway Patrol

At least two people were thrown from a Nissan Pathfinder as it rolled off Interstate 15 near Tremonton, troopers say.
Several hurt in Box Elder County rollover
    Two college students were thrown from a rolling sport-utility vehicle in Box Elder County. About 6:45 p.m. Friday, a silver Nissan Pathfinder’s rear l...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 10:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • Guv signs two bills raising Utah taxes by more than $150 million
    The tax Utahns pay for a gallon of gas will be headed up by a nickel and could climb higher in the future, after Gov. Gary Herbert signed into law Fri...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 11:38 pm   |     |   Share
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    The dream of buying a new home can quickly turn into a nightmare for any homebuyer who hasn’t done their homework. Unexpected energy costs, outdated b...
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  • FAITH
    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson, President Henry B. Eyring,first counselor in the First Presidency, and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor, talk at the morning session of the 183rd Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Saturday April 6, 2013. ` New policy lets female reporters attend all-male Mormon priesthood session
    For the first time in years, the LDS Church is allowing all reporters — including females — into the all-male priesthood session of the faith’s Genera...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 02:07 pm   |     |   Share

  • Defective machine, faulty inspections blamed in miner’s death
    A coal miner died last September in Carbon County’s West Ridge Mine because the machine he was operating should have been out of service for repairs b...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 10:28 pm   |     |   Share
  • Man convicted in triple-fatal crash near Salt Lake International Airport
    A West Valley City man pleaded guilty Friday in connection with a fatal crash last year near Salt Lake International Airport in which his girlfriend, ...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 09:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • Crash involving propane leak shuts down Springville road
    A crash that involves leaking propane gas as shut down a Springville road. Springville police reported the gas leaking from a tank, at 1400 N. West ...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 05:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • TRIBTALK
    Trib Talk: Utah vs. Duke in the Sweet 16
    12:15 pm. • Fifth-seed Utah (26-8) takes on top seed Duke (31-4) in an NCAA Sweet 16 men’s basketball matchup Friday at 7:45 p.m. MDT in Houston. Utah...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 01:34 pm   |     |   Share

  • Love Utah Give Utah raises $1.2 million
    More than 500 Utah charities raised $1,231,521 Thursday in the annual 24-hour Love Utah Give Utah blitz. The money was donated by 14,612 contributors...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 05:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Utah Board of Regents is expected to approve a 3 percent tuition bump at Utah colleges and universities. The University of Utah is contemplating adding 0.5 percent on top of that, Friday, March 27, 2015. Tuition is set to rise 3 percent at most Utah public colleges, 3.5 percent at U.
    Utah students will pay slightly more for college next year. And undergraduates at the University of Utah will fork over a bit more than most. Tuitio...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 10:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
Shirley Silversmith, Director Utah Division of Indian Affairs, right, opens the Galena Sundial Monument dedication ceremony on the Jordan River Parkway Friday March 27.  Lacee Harris, Northern Ute waits to give the opening prayer.  UTA, Utah Indian tribal leaders and Gov. Gary Herbert dedicated the monument.  Once there was controversy over FrontRunner violating an Indian burial ground in the area, and this sundial was part of the promised mitigation.  Indian monument dedicated as part of UTA mitigation at site of ancient village
    Draper • The Utah Transit Authority closed a contentious chapter Friday with American Indians over the protection of an ancient village site by dedica...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 11:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • TRIBTALK
    Behind the Headlines: Firing squads return, Stericyle could burn more, Dabakis may run, Google is coming to SLC
    Firing squads return as an option for inmates on Utah’s Death Row. Stericycle plans to burn even more medical waste at a proposed Tooele County plant....
    Updated Mar 27 2015 09:14 am   |     |   Share

  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
A new murder trial begins for Douglas Anderson Lovell, 57, charged with aggravated murder for allegedly kidnapping and killing 39-year-old Joyce Yost in 1985 to keep her from testifying against him in a rape case. Lovell who appeared in 2nd District Court, in Ogden on Monday, March, 16, 2015, is seen facing into the courtroom gallery where the jury was being selected for his trial. Utah death penalty trial: Testimony details fruitless efforts to find victim’s body
    Ogden • For the past 30 years, investigators have been unable to answer one question: Where is the body of Joyce Yost? In 1985, Douglas Anderson Lovel...
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Monuments and grave markers at the Salt Lake City Cemetery, Friday May 17, 2013. Herbicide mistake at SLC Cemetery to cost $300,000-plus
    About 40 acres of grass at the Salt Lake City Cemetery were damaged last fall when a herbicide was accidentally applied to the grounds. The Public Ser...
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  • UHP nabs 2 suspects, stolen semi full of shoes
    Utah Highway Patrol troopers were still trying Friday to confirm the identities of two men arrested in a stolen semi-trailer rig full of shoes earlier...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 07:28 pm   |     |   Share
  • POLITICS
    News roundup: 13 words the media are not supposed to write about Hillary Clinton
    Banned words for Hillary Clinton. Harry Reid to hang it up. Opposition to the Becky Lockhart Highway. Happy Friday. No Mormon has held a higher poli...

    Updated Mar 27 2015 06:48 am   |     |   Share

  • Man still critical 2 days after head-on crash with suspected DUI driver
    A South Jordan man remained in critical condition Friday, two days after he was injured in a head-on crash with a suspected drunk driver who was trave...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 12:47 pm   |     |   Share
  • Woman in fatal I-80 rear-end crash upgraded to serious condition
    A woman was upgraded to serious condition on Friday, the day after she was injured when the SUV she was riding in was rear-ended by a pickup truck on ...
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  • Kirby: Missionary words of what
    Last Sunday, we had a missionary homecoming in my LDS ward. Recently returned from the Baltic states mission, the elder spoke to a chapel packed with ...
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  • INTERNET
    A look inside Jon Huntsman Sr.’s Deer Valley log cabin
    What’s it like to relax in luxury after spending a day skiing in Deer Valley? The NBC show “Open House” offers a glimpse with a tour of Jon Huntman Sr...
    Updated Mar 26 2015 02:42 pm   |     |   Share

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Girl Scouts at Utah's Camp Cloud Rim, summer 1950. A Look Back: Girl Scouts at Camp Cloud Rim
    The Salt Lake Tribune occasionally presents images from its archives in a special series called A Look Back. Today we feature Girl Scouts at Camp Clou...
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  • People pay tribute next to a stele and flowers laid in memory of the victims in the area where the Germanwings jetliner crashed in the French Alps, in Le Vernet, France, Friday, March 27, 2015. The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountain, which killed all 150 people aboard, has raised questions about the mental state of the co-pilot. Authorities believe the 27-year-old German deliberately sought to destroy the Airbus A320 as it flew Tuesday from Barcelona to Duesseldorf. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) Germanwings update: Europe aviation agency urges 2 crew in cockpits
    5:15 p.m. (1615 GMT, 12:15 a.m. EDT) Europe’s aviation safety agency is now recommending that airlines always have two people in the cockpit of a flyi...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 11:42 am   |     |   Share
  • In this Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009 photo Andreas Lubitz competes at the Airportrun in Hamburg, northern Germany. Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work the day he crashed a passenger plane into a mountain, prosecutors said Friday, March 27, 2015.  The evidence came from the search of Lubitz's homes in two German cities for an explanation of why he crashed the Airbus A320 into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board. (AP Photo/Michael Mueller) Co-pilot may have hidden illness, German prosecutors say
    Montabaur, Germany • Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excus...
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  • FILE - In this March 17, 2015 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Reid is announcing he will not seek re-election to another term. The 75-year-old Reid says in a statement issued by his office Friday that he wants to make sure Democrats regain control of the Senate next year and that it would be Harry Reid announces he won’t seek re-election
    Washington • Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, who’s dominated the Senate for a decade from the minority to the majority and back again, announced ...
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  • New York City firefighters on ladders spray water at the scene of a fire and a partial building collapse in the East Village neighborhood of New York on Thursday, March 26, 2015. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) 2 people unaccounted for after apparent NYC gas explosion
    New York • Firefighters on Friday used high-powered water towers to extinguish pockets of fire at the site of an apparent gas explosion in Manhattan’s...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 08:36 am   |     |   Share
  • In this undated photo provided by the French Interior Ministry, French emergency rescue services work at the site of the Germanwings jet that crashed on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 near Seyne-les-Alpes, France. The co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and intentionally rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps, ignoring the captain's frantic pounding on the door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday. (AP Photo/French Interior Ministry, Francis Pellier) Little vetting of pilots for mental health, US experts say
    Washington • Despite U.S. and international regulations requiring that airline pilots be screened for mental health problems, little effective, real-w...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 08:33 am   |     |   Share
  • This undated image released by Bob Goldstein and Vicki Madden taken with an electron microscope, shows a micro-animal Critters found in Antarctic ice show how tenacious life is
    Deception Island, Antarctica • Deep below the ice, far from the playful penguins and other animals that bring tourists to Antarctica, is a cold and ba...
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  • An investigator carries bags with items that have been collected in the house of the family of Andreas Lubitz in Montabaur, Germany, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Lubitz was the copilot on flight Germanwings 9525 that crashed with 150 people on board on Tuesday in the French Alps. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) Parents of American victim in Germanwings crash take solace in memories
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    Updated Mar 27 2015 08:30 am   |     |   Share
  • A police car waits in front of the house of the family of Andreas Lubitz in Montabaur, Germany, Friday, March 27, 2015. Lubitz was the co-pilot on the  Germanwings plane  that crashed with 150 people on board on Tuesday in the French Alps. (AP Photo Frank Augstein) Co-pilot may have hidden illness, German prosecutors say
    Montabaur, Germany • Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excus...
    Updated Mar 27 2015 08:27 am   |     |   Share
  • Utah forecast: A weekend worthy of a haiku, and springtime wonder
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