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Prosecutors in Salt Lake County have asked the state attorney general’s office to appeal a judge’s decision to throw out the manslaughter case against former West Valley City Detective Shaun Cowley. “We’ve looked at it, and there was a concern …

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  • (Scott Sommerdorf  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Steve Aten wears pumpkin makeup as the character Giant Utah pumpkins get dropped to raise money for the March of Dimes
    Visitors drop “personal pumpkins” at Hee Haw Farms in Pleasant Grove on Saturday. Hee Haw Farms and the Giant Pumpkin Growers have teamed up with the ...

    Updated Oct 25 2014 10:22 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
  • (Michael McFall  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Police confronted and shot a suicidal man in Magna on Saturday. Police shoot and kill man in Salt Lake County
    Magna • Police on Saturday night shot and killed a man threatening suicide in Magna, the Salt Lake County sheriff said. The man’s name was not immed...

    Updated Oct 25 2014 10:49 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
  • Home-visitor dead in West Valley City stabbing
    West Valley City police on Saturday said a 41-year-old man died there after he was stabbed. A 32-year-old man is cooperating with police, who are inv...

    Updated Oct 25 2014 11:02 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
    Top 5 Summer Illnesses: Your Guide to Avoiding the Doctor’s Office This Season
    Summer is here. It’s the season for camping, hiking, swimming - and a whole host of ailments that land people in the doctor’s office during the year’s...

    Updated Aug 22 2014 11:39 am   |   0 comments   |   Share

    Trib Talk: Breaking down Utah v. USC
    Currently ranked No. 19 in the nation, the University of Utah faces its toughest Pac-12 challenge yet on Saturday, taking on No. 20 USC. On Friday at ...

    Updated Oct 24 2014 12:42 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share

  • In this Jan. 1, 2014, file photo, employees  Chris Broussard, left, and David Marlow, work behind sales counter inside Medicine Man marijuana retail store, which opened as a legal recreational retail outlet in Denver. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File) Marijuana taxes could be returned to Colorado taxpayers
    Denver • Gov. John Hickenlooper is preparing to release his state budget for the next fiscal year on Nov. 3 — the day before Election Day — raising th...

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  • One dead in Washington County crash
    A driver died and his passenger was critically hurt Saturday in a crash just north of the Utah-Arizona border. The 32-year-old man, whose identity was...

    Updated Oct 25 2014 09:53 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Summit County Sheriff's Office

A helicopter sits in a field in Summit County where a 5-year-old fell from a tractor and was run over on Oct. 25, 2014. The child died. Tractor runs over, kills child in Summit County
    A 5-year-old child died Saturday after being run over by a tractor. The boy, whose name was not immediately released, was riding on the tractor with a...

    Updated Oct 25 2014 10:13 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
    Behind the Headlines: Chief Burbank lands in the hot seat, Healthy Utah gets fed nod
    Salt Lake City Councilmembers want answers on officer-involved shootings and rape kits. The governor’s agreement with the feds on his Medicaid alterna...

    Updated Oct 24 2014 08:54 am   |   0 comments   |   Share

  • Weekend forecast: Warm Saturday, cool Sunday
    Enjoy the warm weather while you can — highs in northern Utah are expected to climb to the 70s or higher on Saturday, then drop to the 50s and 60s on ...

    Updated Oct 25 2014 05:00 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
  • In this undated image provided by Kagin's Inc., shows the Butte Nugget.  One of the biggest gold nuggets found in modern times in Northern California's historic Gold Country is going up for sale. Weighing in at more than 6 pounds, the Butte Nugget is expected to carry a price tag of $350,000. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, that the nugget's owner asked dealer Don Kagin to keep his name and the location of the discovery secret.   (AP Photo/Kagin's Inc.) Gold nugget found in California finds secret buyer
    San Francisco • One of the largest gold nuggets in modern times pulled from Northern California’s historic Gold Country has sold to a secret buyer. Th …
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  • Courtesy United States Navy/National Archives
The USS Utah capsizing off Ford Island, during the attack on Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941, after being torpedoed by Japanese aircraft. Sonar mapping shines new light on status of USS Utah
    Honolulu • Above the water, the effects of 73 years on the partially sunken warship USS Utah are evident at its resting place just off Ford Island. T …
    Updated Oct 25 2014 10:22 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
    Utah Lit: ‘When the Emperor Was Divine’ by Julie Otsuka
    In “When the Emperor Was Divine,” a Japanese-American family is forced to relocate from their comfortable Berkeley home to dusty barracks in Topaz, Ut...

    Updated Oct 23 2014 04:42 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share

  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Tia, a Chihuahua dressed as a bat, attended the rally with her owner. The Utah rally: End police shootings of dogs
    To the Guerreros, dogs are part of the family. So on Saturday, the family — mother, two daughters, a grandson, a granddaughter, a great-grandson and …
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  • Palestinian-American teen killed in clash with Israeli military
    Ramallah, West Bank • A Palestinian-American teenager was killed during clashes with the Israeli military on Friday amid heightened tensions in Jerusa …
    Updated Oct 25 2014 03:45 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
  • In this April 2014 photo provided by the Yosemite Conservancy is a bear with a GPS tracking collar in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Keeping wild black bears in Yosemite National Park away from humans is a constant battle. For the last 16 years, park rangers have warned visitors about the perils of leaving food in their cars within range of the bears’ ultra-keen noses. A bear management team is busy now fixing bears with sophisticated GPS tracking collars to better understand their movement. Despite such efforts, the park rangers are losing the battle this year. (AP Photo/Yosemite Conservancy, Caitlin Lee-Roney) Yosemite rangers try to keep hungry bears at bay
    Fresno, Calif. • Rangers at Yosemite National Park say they’re in a constant battle to keep wild black bears — with their ultra-keen noses and powerf …
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    (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Gage Church, left, and his husband, Tim Sharp, embrace and kiss they are announced husband and husband Father Robert Trujillo, of Glory To God Old Catholic Church, at the Hampton Inn Suites in Ogden, Utah Monday, December 23, 2013. Volunteer clergy were performing marriage ceremonies for couples across the street from the Weber County Clerk's Office in downtown Ogden. Utahns back religious protections against gay marriage
    The vast majority of Utahns don’t want to see a Mormon bishop, a Catholic priest or any other religious cleric being forced to perform same-sex marria...

    Updated Oct 24 2014 09:22 am   |   0 comments   |   Share

  • Sacramento County Sheriff's spokeswoman, Sgt. Lisa Bowman, talks to reporters about the shooting of Sacramento Sheriff's deputy by an assailant who then carjacked two vehicles prompting a manhunt in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.  The suspect is believed to be the same person who later shot two Placer County Sheriff's deputies. Authorities are searching a canyon in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Auburn for the suspected in the shooting of the three law enforcement officers and a bystander in an attempt to carjack a vehicle.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)  Complex investigation follows killing of deputies; Utahn suspected
    Sacramento, Calif. • More than 100 law enforcement officers from across Northern California responded without being asked after hearing that one of th …
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  • Discarded cigar tip blamed for Layton mobile home fire
    The burning end of a cigar — improperly discarded into a plastic garden pot — is believed the cause of a fire that burned the patio and exterior of a ...

    Updated Oct 25 2014 03:04 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
  • Utah prison inmate dies after jump from sink fixture
    An inmate died Saturday after jumping head first from a fixture in his cell at the Utah State Prison in Draper. Officers observed Ryan P. Allison, 22,...

    Updated Oct 25 2014 08:41 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share
    News roundup: Independents could rule in new Senate
    Updated Oct 22 2014 03:21 pm   |   0 comments   |   Share